Monday, September 20, 2004

Bomasang quits

The President has accepted the resignations of Rufino B. Bomasang, president and chief executive officer of the PNOC-Exploration Corporation, and Jose A. Gangan, president and chief operating officer of the PNOC-Petrochemical Development Corporation, Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye said Monday.

The two top officials of state-owned Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) have quit their posts in the wake of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's order to review the performance of government-owned and -controlled corporations and government financing institutions. [source]

Friday, September 17, 2004

Bomasang, third fat cat

Given the financial slump, is a salary of more than P6 million a year unreasonable? Not if the government is to attract the "best and brightest," said Rufino Bomasang, president of the Philippine National Oil Co.-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC) and third on the list of government "fat cats" in 2002. [source]

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Extra Challenge: Road Trip hanggang Sagada

One of GMA 7's shows, Extra Challenge, featured Sagada. They did shoot at the church and in St. Jo. Will Mulawin be visiting Sagada too?

At first, the challengers did not know that Episcopalian and Anglican meant the same thing. Then they had to go inside the church to earn points. It was night and the main door was locked. They later learned that the door to the chapel (the church's side door) was open. Just to earn points, they forgot that the church was a place of worship.

The people behind the show should inform the challengers that they should respect the culture of the place they are visiting. But given the pasaway culture of the challengers and ExCha itself, it seems that this is going to be a hard act to follow.