Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Time's Top 100 Movies

A - C

Aguirre: the Wrath of God (1972)

The Apu Trilogy (1955, 1956, 1959)

The Awful Truth (1937)

Baby Face (1933)

Bande à part (1964)

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)

Blade Runner (1982)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Brazil (1985)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Camille (1936)

Casablanca (1942)

Charade (1963)

Children of Paradise (1945)

Chinatown (1974)

Chungking Express (1994)

Citizen Kane (1941)

City Lights (1931)

City of God (2002)

Closely Watched Trains (1966)

The Crime of Monsieur Lange (1936)

The Crowd (1928)

D - F

Day for Night (1973)

The Decalogue (1989)

Detour (1945)

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

Dodsworth (1936)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Drunken Master II (1994)

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

8 1/2 (1963)

The 400 Blows (1959)

Farewell My Concubine (1993)

Finding Nemo (2003)

The Fly (1986)

G - J

The Godfather, Parts I and II (1972, 1974)

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

Goodfellas (1990)

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

His Girl Friday (1940)

Ikiru (1952)

In A Lonely Place (1950)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

It's A Gift (1934)

K - M

Kandahar (2001)

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

King Kong (1933)

The Lady Eve (1941)

The Last Command (1928)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Léolo (1992)

The Lord of the Rings (2001-03)

The Man With a Camera (1929)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Metropolis (1927)

Miller's Crossing (1990)

Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980)

Mouchette (1967)

N - P

Nayakan (1987)

Ninotchka (1939)

Notorious (1946)

Olympia, Parts 1 and 2 (1938)

On the Waterfront (1954)

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

Out of the Past (1947)

Persona (1966)

Pinocchio (1940)

Psycho (1960)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Pyaasa (1957)

Q - S

Raging Bull (1980)

Schindler's List (1993)

The Searchers (1956)

Sherlock, Jr. (1924)

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

The Singing Detective (1986)

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Star Wars (1977)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Sunrise (1927)

T - Z

Talk to Her (2002)

Taxi Driver (1976)

Tokyo Story (1953)

A Touch of Zen (1971)

Ugetsu (1953)

Ulysses' Gaze (1995)

Umberto D (1952)

Unforgiven (1992)

White Heat (1949)

Wings of Desire (1987)

Yojimbo (1961)

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Source Revealed

Watergate reporters Carl Bernstein, left, and Bob Woodward were reunited Tuesday to confirm "Deep Throat's" identity.
Former FBI deputy director Mark Felt, seen here 31 May 2005, was hailed as a hero and denounced as a villain after confessing to being the Watergate scandal's 'Deep Throat' -- a disclosure that startled even President George W. Bush.
Graphic quotes President Nixon talking about Mark Felt from transcripts.

Phil. Star Stories

MAN ON THE SPOT: Presidential son and Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel 'Mikey' Arroyo attends a hearing on the jueteng controversy conducted by the House committee on public order and security at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City yesterday.


Market climbs as investors continue to chase blue chips
Toshiba expands RP operations - By Marianne V. Go
Pacific Plans planholders seek SEC assistance in release of tuition - By Zinnia B. Dela Peña
Government eyes additional P16 billion from harmonization of tax incentives - By Des Ferriols
Lawmaker urged to reconsider his call for the abolition of NTC - By Mary Ann Ll. Reyes
Banco de Oro raises offer size of 5-yr notes to P2.1B - By Zinnia B. Dela Peña
Ayala eyes P1.6 billion from sales of high-end residential resort in Bataan - By Zinnia B. Dela Peña
Oppenheimer Funds buys into SM Prime
Canadian mining firm to hike its exposure in M'danao venture - By Rocel C. Felix
BSP seen leaving interest rates unchanged - By Rosemarie Francisco
Maternity plan - NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL By Margaret Jao-Grey
Maurice Greenberg charged - SPYBIZ By S.A. Maguire
In September last year, the Champions – Sarah Geronimo, Mark Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go and Christian Bautista – had their successful debut on the international concert scene in New York, the first leg of their US concert tour. The good news is that the Champions – this time with Frenchie Dy, Sheryn Regis and Raymond Manalo – have just done it again last May 21, also in New York, at another successful concert also produced by Alice and Red Martinez of Re-Al Entertainment.
Urian repeaters - STARBYTES By Butch Francisco
Another chance for Baron Geisler - DIRECTLINE By Boy Abunda
Welcome the new group Shamrock - SOUNDS FAMILIAR By Baby A. Gil

Baila goes Retro in the Metro


The most surprising thing about the story of Wilfredo Mayor is that he has named names, notably that of President Arroyo's eldest son, Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel "Mikey" Arroyo. If not for the big names, the public would dismiss as common knowledge any story about a barangay chairman giving jueteng money to the town vice mayor, who in turn hands over the money to the provincial governor, congressmen, police officials and journalists.

GMA calls for 'unity,' but what is she doing to Zamboanga City? - BY THE WAY By Max V. Soliven
Pres. Arroyo to ratify anti-smoking agreement - ROSES AND THORNS By Alejandro R. Roces
Temporary fiscal crisis hits VIPs on jueteng list - POSTSCRIPT By Federico D. Pascual, Jr.
Panic button - MY VIEWPOINT By Ricardo V. Puno, Jr.
Undocumented proof - A law each day (KEEPS TROUBLE AWAY) By Jose C. Sison
Horrendous - FIRST PERSON By Alex Magno
Daredevil fastfood motorcyclists - FROM THE STANDS By Domini M. Torrevillas


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ABS-CBN Stories

RP lacks 27,000 teachers, says Abad; ACT says it's 49,000
Education Secretary Florencio Abad on Wednesday said the country's public schools are undermanned. He said at least 27,000 teachers are needed to fill in the vacancies. 6/1/2005 4:18:30 PM
SWS: More businesses to battle corruption
Corruption remains high both in the public and private sectors, with more businesses interested in fighting it, a Social Weather Stations survey said Wednesday. (6/1/2005 5:32:46 PM)

Muslims see peace hopes in MILF summit
COTABATO CITY - Mentang Sagpa didn't mind the scorching sun or the cold, rainy nights as he debated for three days with fellow Muslims over the future of their homeland in Mindanao.
Reuters/ (6/1/2005 4:07:55 PM)

Lapid's Pampanga house strafed
Sen. Lito Lapid on Wednesday said his house in Porac town, Pampanga was fired at by car-riding men late Tuesday. (6/1/2005 3:02:30 PM)

3 Kuwaiti cops found guilty of raping Filipina
Three Kuwaiti policemen were found guilty of raping an 18-year old Filipina at a police station in 2003, ABS-CBN News learned Wednesday. (6/1/2005 2:58:38 PM)

Villar to DOJ: Don't dare touch 'jueteng' witnesses
Administration Sen. Manuel Villar on Wednesday said the Department of Justice (DOJ) cannot touch their witnesses as long as the Senate inquiry on "jueteng" (numbers racket) is in full swing. (6/1/2005 12:42:45 PM)

NBI exec linked to 'jueteng' takes leave
A senior National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) official on Wednesday said he will immediately take a leave of absence after he was implicated in the "jueteng" (numbers racket) payola scandal, DZMM reported. (6/1/2005 11:47:25 AM)

GMA to lead charge in antijueteng fight
President Arroyo will take charge of government efforts to stamp out jueteng and will give those involved their marching orders in the next few days.
The Manila Times (6/1/2005 10:11:08 AM)

Venezuelan court acquits Pinoy charged with killing fellow OFW
A Venezuelan court has acquitted a Filipino worker charged with the killing of a fellow Filipino in Puerto Cabello, ABS-CBN News learned Wednesday. (6/1/2005 10:10:40 AM)

GSIS begins purge of corrupt workers
The Government Service Insurance System will proceed against 20 of its employees suspected of tampering with its records.
The Manila Times (6/1/2005 1:37:13 AM)

Mikey scraps US trip, vows to clear his name
Rep. Juan Miguel "Mikey" Arroyo of Pampanga has canceled his trip to the United States in order to defend himself from allegations of involvement in jueteng.
The Manila Times (6/1/2005 1:31:12 AM)

Benefits package sweetens pay hike
The wage increase will be complemented by additional workers' benefits that are already under study, Malacañang said Tuesday.
The Manila Times (6/1/2005 1:29:15 AM)

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of retired general
After weeks of delays, the Sandiganbayan on Tuesday finally ordered the arrest of Carlos Garcia, a retired major general, who is charged with four counts of plunder before the antigraft court.
The Manila Times (6/1/2005 1:28:18 AM)

Assets of former AFP budget officer frozen
The Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered several financial institutions to freeze the remaining assets of Lt. Col. George Rabusa, former Armed Forces budget officer.
The Manila Times (6/1/2005 1:27:49 AM)

MTRCB's Laguardia backtracks on memo
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chairman, Conzolisa Laguardia, denied on Tuesday that she ordered the banning of all live talk shows on television.
The Manila Times (6/1/2005 1:26:31 AM)

Govt willing to Cha-cha for just peace in Mindanao
COTABATO CITY - The government is willing to change the Charter to achieve lasting peace in Mindanao but this must be done through constitutional means, according to the government's chief negotiator with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
The Manila Times (6/1/2005 1:25:53 AM)

Durano leads special Cebu poll, opponent concedes before vote
CEBU CITY - Lifting the timberland classification of the Camotes group of islands and opposing the move to divide Cebu are among Ramon Durano's priorities when he fills the seat that his brother, Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano, vacated in Congress.
The Manila Times (6/1/2005 1:25:12 AM)

Dengue 'outbreak' alarms Zambo officials
ZAMBOANGA CITY - Despite the city government's continuing antidengue campaign, the number of cases continue to increase and health officials are alarmed that the number of dengue fever cases is already reaching "outbreak" proportions.
The Manila Times (6/1/2005 1:23:48 AM)

MNLF leader warns peace deal at risk
COTABATO CITY - A peace deal signed by the government and Muslim rebels nine years ago is in danger of collapsing, complicating government efforts to end three decades of conflict in the south, a senior Muslim official said on Tuesday.
Reuters/ (5/31/2005 11:36:50 PM)

Drilon to DOJ chief: Don't intimidate witnesses
Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez should not intimidate witnesses in the investigation into alleged political links to the numbers racket "jueteng".
Reuters/ (5/31/2005 11:30:12 PM)

Mikey postpones US trip to face 'jueteng' whistleblower
Presidential son and Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel "Mikey" Arroyo on Tuesday said he put on hold his scheduled trip to the United States to avoid suspicion that he was eluding allegations that he received money from the numbers racket "jueteng." (5/31/2005 10:15:54 PM)

Lapid gets threats over 'jueteng' probe
Senator Lito Lapid, who is heading the Senate panel looking into political links to illegal gambling, said Tuesday he received threats warning him to quit the inquiry.
Reuters/ (5/31/2005 6:42:39 PM)

Court freezes funds of ex-AFP comptroller's aide
The Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered a temporary freeze on more funds owned by Col. George Rabusa, a subordinate of embattled former military comptroller retired Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia. (5/31/2005 5:08:05 PM)

NDF to consult with Norway on peace talks
BACOLOD CITY – In a development that could bode well for the resumption of peace negotiations between communist rebels and the Philippine government, the National Democratic Front on Monday said it would consult with officials of the Norwegian government on the prospects of holding a new round of talks. (5/31/2005 5:00:43 PM)

MILF chief says Muslims must shape fate
CAMP DARAPANAN, Maguindanao - The leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on Tuesday said Muslims in Mindanao must decide on the shape of an ancestral homeland as a peace deal nears.
Reuters/ (5/31/2005 4:52:34 PM)

Ombudsman urged to expedite chief censor's case
The chief critic of Consoliza Laguardia, Movie, Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chairman, on Tuesday appealed to the Ombudsman to expedite the resolution of the case he filed against the chief censor, DZMM reported. (5/31/2005 4:18:25 PM)

Salceda sues 'jueteng' whistleblower for libel
Albay Rep. Joey Salceda on Tuesday said he will file libel charges against self-confessed "jueteng" operator Wilfredo Mayor for dragging him into the numbers racket controversy. (5/31/2005 4:17:30 PM)

Sandigan orders arrest of Gen. Garcia
The Sandiganbayan's Second Division on Tuesday issued a warrant of arrest for retired Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia after it decided to pursue the plunder case against the former military comptroller, DZMM reported. (5/31/2005 12:47:59 PM)

Heightened seismic activity in Kanlaon reported
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported an increase in seismic activity in Mount Kanlaon in Negros Occidental after the volcano continuously emitted white steam Monday, ABS-CBN News Bacolod learned Tuesday. (5/31/2005 11:34:34 AM)

DOJ slams 'jueteng' witness as liar, says he faked name
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday said it was not keen on taking in "jueteng" witness Wilfredo Mayor as state witness and will charge him for being a self-confessed operator of the numbers racket. (5/31/2005 11:19:00 AM)

2 suspects in kidnapping of PNOC workers fall
Police announced the arrest of two suspects in the 1997 abduction of five Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) employees in Maguindanao, belated reports reaching ABS-CBN News said Tuesday. (5/31/2005 10:52:56 AM)

GSIS blames 'ghost' members for most corrupt tag
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) on Tuesday blamed "ghost" members and workers who bilked the state pension fund in the past for its "most corrupt" tag. 

Witness tags Mikey, alleges media,
3 other lawmakers on the take

A witness at the Senate hearing Monday alleged that he gave through bagmen jueteng protection money supposedly for President Arroyo's son, Rep. Mikey Arroyo, and three congressmen from Bicol. 

Arroyo: Let the chips fall where they may
President Arroyo on Monday accused the opposition of using the jueteng payola issue to weaken her administration.

Miriam: Jueteng whistleblower is 'polluted source'
Pro-administration senators shrugged off the testimony of Wilfredo Mayor as pure hearsay as opposition senators said a case could be built against those named as jueteng protectors once corroborative witnesses could be presented, while an Albay congressman called it "pure canard." 

MILF chief tells members peace pact with govt near
CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao - Moro Islamic Liberation Front Chair Ebrahim Murad hinted on Monday that it may soon sign a peace agreement with the government and pledged to help nab suspected terrorists who are believed to be in Mindanao. 

POEA says incentive scheme aboveboard
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration on Monday defended the P40 million in incentives it has given to its employees and officials for the past three years. 

Nene: Dichaves, not Erap, owns Jose Velarde account
In a dramatic turn of events, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr. on Monday told the Sandiganbayan Special Division that the businessman Jaime Dichaves, not deposed President Joseph Estrada, owns the controversial Jose Velarde account. 

Batangas gov: I am not on hold-departure list
The office of Gov. Armando Sanchez of Batangas denied Monday that he is on the hold-departure list of the Bureau of Immigration owing to his supposed links to jueteng in his province. 

GMA lauds MILF
President Arroyo on Monday praised the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and its supporters for holding a peace consultation in Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat. 

Arroyo urges Congress to pass ethanol bill
SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occidental - President Arroyo urged Congress on Monday to pass the "ethanol bill" that will mandate oil players to use at least 5 percent of ethanol in their fuel mixes. 

Batangas official killed in ambush
BATANGAS CITY - The resident ombudsman of Batangas was shot dead by two still unidentified gunmen at a road junction here while he is on his way to a breakfast meeting early Monday morning.

Series Now Even, 2-2

Richard Hamilton
Rip shredded the Miami defense with 28 points to pace the Pistons.
Rock Steady
Larry Brown's future did not disrupt Detroit's focus Tuesday. The balanced Pistons took care of business at home to even the series and make a statement, Marc Spears writes. Daily Dime

Pistons Win, 106-96

Pistons pound their way to a win
Chauncey Billups scored 17 points.
Chauncey Billups scored 17 points.
  If Larry Brown's coaching status is a distraction, Detroit didn't let it show Tuesday, beating Miami 106-96 in Game 4. Recap