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Organic farming solution to country’s food problem

Organic farming solution to country’s food problem

PROVIDING sufficient and affordable food to every Filipino household remain as the government’s biggest challenge. As the Philippine agriculture is yet to achieve fully its goal of national food sufficiency, one of the best solutions to this perennial problem is to introduce to our farmers the latest technology and techniques to farming that can yield more produce or even double […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Business, Environment
Trash in Manila Bay*

Trash in Manila Bay*

APART from its captivating multicolored sunsets and being considered as one of the world’s greatest harbors, Manila Bay has been known historically for being the site of the mock naval battle of the Spanish-American War in May 1898. However, its natural beauty and historic importance has been ruined in the past years by the sight of plastic and all kinds […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Environment, Health, News
Freddie Roach talks about  “feud” with Manny Pacquiao

Freddie Roach talks about “feud” with Manny Pacquiao

By Abner Galino HALL of Fame trainer Freddie Roach said on Tuesday that Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao was more focused now and has been training better than when he was preparing to fight Australian fighter Jeff Horn. Roach reiterated to mediamen at the Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles that Pacquiao’s very tight schedule while they were preparing for the […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Entertainment, News
Nograles: ‘Historic’ coco levy fund measure to benefit farmers deprived of benefits for decades

Nograles: ‘Historic’ coco levy fund measure to benefit farmers deprived of benefits for decades

By Rodolfo Andal CABINET Secretary Karlo Nograles hailed as “a historic piece of legislation” the measure creating the PhP100 billion coco levy trust fund after the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on a unified version of their respective bills, noting that “the decades-long fight of coconut farmers to directly benefit from their toil and hard work is nearing positive […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
Outrage as Norwegian Pensioner Jailed for Ordering Live Rape of Filipino Girls

Outrage as Norwegian Pensioner Jailed for Ordering Live Rape of Filipino Girls

By Sputnik News OVER a period of two years, the man, who is in his 70s, has been found to have ordered the online abuse of at least 65 Filipino girls, the youngest of whom were merely babies. To satisfy his demands, the man transferred nearly US$60,000 to middlemen in the Philippines. An elderly resident of Sunnmøre has been sentenced to 12.5 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
Rejoice and be glad!

Rejoice and be glad!

THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines issued a pastoral letter on Monday, talking about a number of issues plaguing the country. CBCP President Archbishop Romulo Valles said the letter entitled “Rejoice and be glad!” is a reminder to bishops on how to react to current issues as ordained ministers. The pastoral letter, released at the end of a three-day […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Opinions
World’s first cancer diagnostic kit using urine to hit PH market late 2019

World’s first cancer diagnostic kit using urine to hit PH market late 2019

A CANCER diagnosis kit using urine called “Purine Metabolite Assay Kit” by Cubebio Inc. Korea, having obtained sales certificate from Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines in December 2018, is expected to be on sale by Wk Int’l Merchandising Trading in the Philippine market in late 2019. This was disclosed yesterday by Wk Int’l Merchandising Trading Chairman Charles Hung […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Business, Health
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133 undesirable aliens barred last year from PH

By Benjamin Lim Vergara A TOTAL of 133 foreign nationals were barred from entering the Philippines last year for being rude and disrespectful to immigration officers, the Bureau of Immigration recently announced. BI Port Operations Division (POD) chief Grifton Medina said the figure was slightly higher than the 129 foreigners that were excluded in 2017. Medina reminded foreigners visiting the […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Recruitment for All-Pinoy  Dragon Boat team in SC

Recruitment for All-Pinoy Dragon Boat team in SC

By Abner Galino ON January 19, veteran and upcoming dragon boat paddlers are coming together Mother’s Beach in Long Beach, California in an effort to put up a permanent All-Filipino dragon boat team for Southern California. Michelle Ebio, the organizer said she was optimistic that such a feat could be done. “I think we have enough players to build a […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Pag-isipan ang pagpili

Pag-isipan ang pagpili

NGAYONG nagsimula na ang panahon ng pangangampanya ay nais nating paalalahanan ang ating mga kababayan na pag-isipan nang husto kung sinu-sino ang mga lokal at pambansang opisyal na kanilang pagtitiwalaan ng kanilang boto sa pagsapit ng araw ng eleksyon sa Mayo. Alalahanin na tulad nang dati, gagawin ng ilang pulitiko ang lahat ng makakaya para makuha ang mga boto ng […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Special Assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte Christopher Go. Image © https://en.wikipedia.org

Peace talks ng pamahalaan at CPP-NPA-NDF maaring matuloy na

Ni Santiago Celario NAGPAHAYAG ng paniniwala si dating Special Assistant to the President Bong Go na muling magkakaroon ng usapang pangkapayapaan ang gobyerno at ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) ngayong 2019 at mauuwi ito sa pangmatagalang kapayapaan sa bansa. Ayon kay Go umaasa siya na muling mag-uusap ang gobyerno at ang mga rebelde para makahanap ng pangmatagalang […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
Lions Club holds charter night, founder’s b-day rites in Manila

Lions Club holds charter night, founder’s b-day rites in Manila

By Robert Roque THE Lions Club of Manila Sampaguita will hold its charter presentation and celebrate Lions Clubs International founder Melvin Jones’s 140th birth anniversary on January 13 at the Jen Hotel Manila on Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Past Council Chairperson Rodolfo L. See, Multiple District 301 Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) Coordinator, will be the guest of honor and […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · News
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US-based rights group to campaign for LP slate, Alejano and labor leaders

By Abner Galino THE Filipino American Human Rights Alliance recently announced that it would be supporting the eight Liberal Party senatorial candidates that included former military mutineer Rep. Gary Alejano. But Ago Pedalizo, FAHRA member, also pointed out that their group would also be supporting the senatorial bids of four other candidates identified with workers and farmers organization, namely: Leody […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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NAIA passenger volume increased by 7 percent in 2018

By Benjamin Lim Vergara AIR passenger traffic at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has significantly increased in 2018, the Manila International Airport Authority on Friday said. In its annual report of travel statistics (domestic and international), the MIAA showed a high volume of air travelers arriving and departing at the country’s main gateway. Foreign and local airlines carried 45,082,544 passengers […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Money talks*

Money talks*

I HATE to spoil the police’s declared success in solving the murder of Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe and his security escort, SPO2 Orlando Diaz, in Daraga, Albay, but it seems there’s more to this case than meets the eye. There’s the issue of the PhP50-million reward that helped flush out the alleged gunmen from their hideout and supposed […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Luke Who’s Talking #119*

Luke Who’s Talking #119*

Nangangati na naman ang palad ko, dalawa lang ito, either magkakapera ako o may kalyo lang ako talaga… *The opinion of this author is his/hers alone. It is not necessarily the views of Beyond Deadlines. BD Admin: You think your friends gonna like this piece? If you do, kindly share it. Thanks.

by Luke Coloco· · 0 comments · Grains of Salt
Lutas na*

Lutas na*

IPINAGMALAKI ni Director- General Oscar Albayalde, hepe ng Philippine National Police, ang tinawag niyang major breakthrough umano sa imbestigasyon ng pagkakapaslang kay Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe at ng kanyang security escort na si SPO2 Orlando Diaz sa Daraga, Albay noong Disyembre 22, 2018. Lumutang sa imbestigasyon ng PNP ang mga pangalan ng anim na persons of interest na […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
1,200 tons of South Korean trash smuggled into Mindanao port | News ...
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South Korea’s toxic waste to be “re-exported” to port of origin on January 9

THE governments of the Philippines and South Korea have reached agreement that will ensure the repatriation of some 6,500 tons of mixed wastes stranded at Misamis Oriental to their origin in Pyeongtaek City this January. At a press conference jointly called by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the EcoWaste Coalition, Mr. John Simon, Port Collector at the Mindanao International […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment, News
Thailand becomes first in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packaging; WHO commends efforts

Thailand becomes first in Asia to introduce tobacco plain packaging; WHO commends efforts

THE World Health Organization has recently commended the stronger tobacco control measures being adopted by Thailand which has become the first in Asia and the first low and middle-income country to adopt plain packaging for tobacco products. “Thailand’s bold steps against tobacco – the single most important cause of preventable deaths worldwide – is commendable and reflects the country’s earnest […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
US marines stopped at NAIA?

US marines stopped at NAIA?

By Benjamin Lim Vergara SEVERAL United States marines were stopped and questioned on Friday by unfazed security personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for bringing in 60 live ammunition and 17 magazines inside the airport’s Terminal 3. The US marines, who were part of the just concluded Balikatan exercises held in Zamboanga, were leaving for Japan via Delta Airlines […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
An interesting Face Book exchange (Conclusion)*

An interesting Face Book exchange (Conclusion)*

• Sam Marcelo: Victor Corpus China’s has not proven itself in recent memory militarily to engage a superpower like the US. It is hard press with its immediate goal of a “near-peer” status with the US. The US will remain the de facto superpower in the remaining generations. China can only try. Why not, the US is the only country […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
A lesson to bullies

A lesson to bullies

IT was only proper for Ateneo de Manila University to take action and dismiss its junior high school student who was caught on camera while punching and kicking another student in an incident that spread on social media. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said the episode was not only a problem of Ateneo but of society itself as […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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The year of suffering the BI queue

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE long queues at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in 2018 has become the major source of complaints of passengers, a lot of them feel aggravated or get annoyed as they worry of missing their flights. The passengers on morning flight schedules were complaining of the long and slow queue movement at the Bureau of Immigration […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Feature Story, News
China May Use Force to Counter Foreign Meddling in Taiwan – President Xi

China May Use Force to Counter Foreign Meddling in Taiwan – President Xi

By Sputnik News BEIJING (Sputnik) – China won’t promise to abstain from using force when countering foreign meddling and separatist movements in Taiwan, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday. At a gathering commemorating the 40th anniversary of issuing the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan that marked a thaw in China-Taiwan relations, Xi said, emphasizing that “Chinese do not fight Chinese” that peaceful reunification […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
Long lines at the NAIA's immigration booths 
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Special BI counters created to expeditiously process departing OFWs

By Benjamin Lim Vergara SPECIAL immigration counters were created at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and other ports to expeditiously process departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Bureau of Immigration (BI) Port Operations Division chief Grifton Medina said the new system will ease OFWs’ travel out of the country as instructions were already given to immigration personnel to ensure that OFWs […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News