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Death Toll From Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) in Philippines Rises to 65 – Reports

By Sputnik News MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of people who have sought treatment in Hong Kong’s hospitals after super-typhoon Mangkhut hit the region has increased to 362 people, local media reported on Monday. According to Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), a public broadcasting service, the typhoon hit the Chinese special administrative region at about 5:00 p.m. on Sunday (11:00 GMT). Nearly 50 […]

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QC creates committee on gender-based violence

QC creates committee on gender-based violence

IN order to better serve and provide a more comprehensive service to the victims or survivors of gender-based violence and abuse, Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has signed an ordinance reinforcing the organizational structure of the city’s Protection Center. City Ordinance 2701-2018, introduced by Councilors Irene Belmonte, Lena Marie Juico, Julienne Alyson Rae Medalla, and Diorella Maria Sotto, amends […]

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Nietes and Palicte exchange blows during their fight last week at the The Forum in Inglewood, California.  Photo by Jhay Otamias

Pinoy vs Pinoy fights fail to excite fans

By Abner Galino BOXING fans are probably the most uninhibited of all sports fans. And when fights were boring, they certainly knew the things to shout away to unshackle themselves from the humdrum. That’s just what exactly happened last September 8 at “The Forum” in Inglewood, California. That Saturday had been touted for its historic significance for Philippine boxing fans […]

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Apat patay sa barilan sa QC

Apat patay sa barilan sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario PATAY ang apat na lalaki, kabilang ang isang tiktik na sibilyan, sa magkahiwalay na insidente nang pakikipagbarilan ng mga pulis laban sa mga hinihinalang holdaper at tulak ng bawal na gamot nitong Martes ng madaling araw sa Quezon City. Kinilala ni Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director, Police Chief Superintendent Joselito T Esquivel Jr., ang isa sa […]

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WomenBizPH spotlights mental health in PH businesses, workplace

WomenBizPH spotlights mental health in PH businesses, workplace

MANILA, Philippines – The recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, both renowned figures in their respective fields who faced mental health issues despite successful careers, have raised global awareness on mental disorder. While the Philippines has been considered as one of the happiest countries in the world, it has the highest number of depressed people […]

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16 school teams train, pitch S&T projects for innovation contest

By Seymour Barros Sanchez SIXTEEN senior high school groups made it to the next round of the 2nd imake.wemake: create. innovate. collaborate project, which is being organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute in partnership with Acer Philippines. The competing teams are Centro Escolar University-Manila, College of St. John-Roxas, De La Salle University Integrated School-Laguna, Dr. Yanga’s […]

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CHCC unveils completion of new standard-compliant pharmacy renovation

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to comply with the new standard set by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention 797 and to make its pharmacological service efficient, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation has renovated its pharmacy department and announced its completion. With the focus on complying with the new standard, which will take effect on December 2019, the first phase […]

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Palakpakan*

Palakpakan*

SA pagkakataong ito ay hayaan ninyong purihin natin ang dapat purihin at ito ay walang iba kundi si Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, ang kanyang Gabinete at lahat ng mga nagtulung-tulong upang harapin ang kinatatakutang super-lakas na bagyong Ompong. Ang naturang bagyo ay may lakas na 205 kilometers at bugso na 255 kilometers per hour at malawak ang sinasakop. Kung titingnan sa […]

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QC Mayor Herbert Bautista commends local Disaster Council for Ompong readiness

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista on Sunday has commended the city’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council for its proactive approach in preparing the city for super typhoon Ompong which led to zero casualty. “I congratulate you for all your efforts in helping make our city resilient. Our early warning, preemptive evacuation and pre-positioning of assets did us well. We […]

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3 Benilde films vie for Viddsee Juree PH awards

3 Benilde films vie for Viddsee Juree PH awards

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THREE thesis film projects from the Digital Filmmaking program of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts have been officially selected as finalists to the second Viddsee Juree Philippines, which is part of the online video platform’s initiative to celebrate and support filmmakers and film communities in Asia. The Lessons of […]

Hollywood welcomes RP’s Wish bus 107.5

Hollywood welcomes RP’s Wish bus 107.5

By Abner Galino THE Philippines’ iconic radio bus, known as the Wish Bus 107.5, has been duplicated in Los Angeles — a city known as the world’s entertainment capital. The choice of Filipino American YouTube sensation AJ Rafael as the Wish bus USA’s first performer on board provided a somewhat encapsulated message as to the purpose of the gargantuan undertaking. […]

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Runaway inflation due to bungled policies by economic managers – SPARK

Runaway inflation due to bungled policies by economic managers – SPARK

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Harry Roque’s recent remarks concerning the 6.4% inflation rate reveals his utter disconnect from the vast majority of Filipinos, the Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan said in a statement. Roque’s claim that “inflation is under control” runs contrary to what is being experienced by Juan Dela Cruz as the cost of all common goods and services have increased due […]

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Fil-Ams’ McDonalds prank went viral

Fil-Ams’ McDonalds prank went viral

By Daniella Flanagan HOUSTON, Tx – Two of my dearest Pinoy pares, kaibigans made it their mission this summer to take on the challenge of Asian Americans Pacific Islanders representation in the media. The success of Crazy Rich Asians pushed #AAPI Representation to the forefront of conversation in the media right after the smashing success of Black Panther. As the […]

by Daniella Flanagan· · 1 comment · Diaspora, Entertainment, Events, News
Northern Marianas Trades Institute seeks collaboration with Philippines’ TESDA

Northern Marianas Trades Institute seeks collaboration with Philippines’ TESDA

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Northern Marianas Trades Institute is looking to collaborate with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA, one of the biggest technical institutes in the Philippines. NMTI human resources officer Frank Rebauliman said he, board vice chair Joseph Torres and director Herman B. Cabrera and House Speaker Ralph Demapan flew to Manila last Aug. 13 […]

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“Restorative care villages” to augment fight vs homelessness in Los Angeles

By Abner Galino THE Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted to bring “restorative care villages” to county facilities as part of its wide-ranging initiative to fight homelessness. These so-called “restorative care villages” are a key element in the county’s ambitious efforts to reduce and prevent homelessness. It would seek to bring urgently needed interim housing to patients […]

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Texas Education Board votes to cut Hillary Clinton’s name from student curriculum

By RT STUDENTS in Texas will not be obliged to learn about Hillary Clinton in their history class, but will discuss the impact of Moses on the nation’s founding documents, following a vote by the State Board of Education. The move, which is so far preliminary, is an effort to streamline the curriculum, according to the Dallas Morning News. Teachers […]

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Faith will raise us to new life

Faith will raise us to new life

Proverbs 1:20-33 – Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 19    Alternate – Psalm 116:1-9 James 3:1-12   Supplementary – Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 – 8:1 Mark 8:27-38 JESUS’ disciples are undergoing a very intense apprenticeship with Jesus, and it is about to get intense as he begins his journey to Jerusalem. Before embarking on his journey to Jerusalem, Jesus pause and checks in with his disciples. […]

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L.A. County marks progress vs sexual exploitation of children

LOS Angeles County is making significant progress in its efforts to end the sexual exploitation of children through a range of tactics, including expansion of first-responder protocols to the region’s largest police forces, targeting exploiters and buyers both on the streets and online, and expanding training to help County employees identify potential victims. The progress was outlined in a new […]

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Dalagita nagpakamatay sa QC

Dalagita nagpakamatay sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario NAGPATIWAKAL ang isang 17-anyos na dalagita sa pamamagitan ng pagbigti sa loob ng kanilang tahanan sa Quezon City nitong nagdaang Huwebes. Kinilala ni Police Officer 3 Jerome Dollente, imbestigador ng Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit – Quezon City Police District (CIDU-QCPD), ang biktima sa pangalang Vanessa, isang residente ng Brgy. Bagong Silangan. Batay sa pahayag ng ina […]

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Every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide – World Health Organization

CLOSE to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year and many more attempt suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 years old globally but can affect people of any age. If you know someone who may be considering suicide, talk to them about it and encourage them to seek professional help. Suicides are preventable. […]

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Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) hits Philippines, killing woman in Taiwan

By Press TV A STRONG typhoon tore through the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) along with torrential rain, killing three people and causing floods, landslides and power outages. Mangkhut entered the Philippines as a super typhoon in the early hours, and sent winds and rains across the entire main […]

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UE CFAD films make it to Pagwanawanan, Nabifilmex festivals

UE CFAD films make it to Pagwanawanan, Nabifilmex festivals

By Seymour Barros Sanchez AN experimental video and an animated film from the University of the East College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design will compete under the student category of the Pagwanawanan Film Festival on September 21 at PUÓN/Alfredo F. Tadiar Library along Ortega Highway in San Fernando, La Union. Marangle by Angeline Tabilog and Maling Akala: Ang Misteryo […]

JNS members pose with supporters shortly after losing their championship bid at the America’s Got Talent last Tuesday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.  Photo by Abner Galino

High heel shoe-wearing Pinoy all-male dance crew exits AGT

By Abner Galino THE run of the high heel shoe-wearing Junior New System in the 13th season of the popular America’s Got Talent has ended but their legacy as the only Filipino dance crew that has gone so far in the said competition will surely live on. The all-male Pinoy dance crew was eliminated last September 5, during an hour-long […]

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MMDA Rescue Personnel cited for returning US$79,500 to rightful owner

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority Chairman Danilo Lim on Wednesday commended three personnel of the agency’s Road Emergency Group for honesty after they returned a sling bag with US$ 79,500 to a vehicular accident victim in Taguig City last Tuesday. Lim said rescue personnel Mariel Bacho, Kristopher Concepcion, and Sheena Santillan did not think twice about […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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108 barangays and five municipalities declared drug-cleared in CARAGA

THE Barangay Drug Clearing Program Regional Oversight Committee of Caraga Region declared as “drug cleared” one hundred eight barangays and five municipalities in Caraga Region (Region XIII) after complying with the requirements prescribed under Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation No. 3, Series of 2017. The municipalities of Veruela, Sta. Josefa, Loreto and Rosario from the Province of Agusan del Sur, as […]

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