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MMDA: Back-to-Back Projects for MRT construction to Start Next Week

MMDA: Back-to-Back Projects for MRT construction to Start Next Week

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Thursday warned motorists and commuters of heavier traffic in Quezon City with the closure of several roads due to construction of Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 7 under the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program. MMDA Deputy Chairman Frisco San Juan Jr. said MRT 7’s private contractors will begin working on back-to-back infrastructure projects in different […]

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National group of lawyers denies being paid for supporting embattled PH Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines said its elected officers serve without any compensation or honorarium from Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno contrary to claims made by a lawyer and reported by the Philippine Daily Inquirer last Tuesday. In an e-mail sent to news organizations, the IBP, through its Board of Governors, stressed that its […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate and driver charged with graft for allegedly hiring ghost employees

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK GOVERNMENT anti-graft prosecutors on Wednesday charged Quezon City Councilor Roderick Paulate and his liaison officer with graft before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly hiring ghost employees, and faking job orders and payroll records in 2010. Specifically, the prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman charged Paulate and Vicente Bajamunde before the anti-graft court with one count […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Oleai Elementary School teachers and students. They have won the most school that raised the most money for six consecutive years. Photo © Lyn Lirio

Thousands joined the American Red Cross “walkathon” in CNMI

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE American Red Cross’ 32nd Annual Fundraising Walkathon in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands was a resounding success. ARC NMI Chapter Executive Director John Hirsh said the April 14 event was participated by more than 2,000 people in the islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota. “The event met far beyond our expectations as more people […]

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Boracay’s woes begin*

Boracay’s woes begin*

THE woes of thousands of workers rendered jobless for six months while Boracay is on lockdown begin today. Hotel and restaurant employees, vendors, boatmen, tattoo artists and other people who make a living on the beach remain unaware if the government can or will provide new job opportunities for them during the shutdown. However, the people allowed to work on […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Saipan International School students dominated the Matchcourt CNMI championship on Saturday. In the photo are Michael Lee, Junhee Lee, Surui Huang, coach/teacher Fred Guintu, Frederic Michael Guintu. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

CNMI ready for US National MathCourt competition

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands math team is now set to compete in the MathCourt National Competition on May 19 in Kansas City, Missouri. This after an all Asian-American students of the Saipan International School (SIS) dominated the High School MathCourt state championship held at Koblerville Elementary School last April 14. First place winner Surui […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · News
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Murang bigas mabibili ng mga taga-QC mula sa tindahan ng lokal na pamahalaan

Ni Santiago Celario DAHIL sa nararanasang kakulangan ng mabibiling murang bigas, umarangkada nitong Miyerkoles ng umaga ang Rolling Tienda/Bigas ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Lungsod Quezon upang magbenta ng murang commercial rice sa mga mahihirap na residente ng lungsod. Katuwang ang Department of Agriculture, pinangunahan ni Quezon City Vice Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte-Alimurong ang pangangasiwa sa paglulunsad ng rolling tienda […]

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NAPOLCOM okays “transparency” in the Philippine National Police

THE Philippine National Police Commission recently approved the activation of the Freedom of Information Section under the Public Information Division of the national police’s Directorate for Police-Community Relations to promote transparency of information. NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao made the announcement in a press statement Tuesday, days following the issuance of Resolution No. 2018-182 which approved […]

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IACT declares support for Boracay rehab, will conduct anti-colorum operations

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Inter-Agency Council for Traffic supports the scheduled closure of Boracay as it declares its participation in the island’s rehabilitation by running after colorum or unregistered vehicles plying the area. This was learned shortly after the local governments of Kalibo and Caticlan in Aklan on Wednesday asked the I-ACT to conduct anti-colorum and “Tanggal Bulok, […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Confidential ang narcolist pero PDEA handang magpangalan ng mga barangay officials na sangkot sa droga kung iuutos ni Pangulong Duterte

Confidential ang narcolist pero PDEA handang magpangalan ng mga barangay officials na sangkot sa droga kung iuutos ni Pangulong Duterte

Ni Santiago Celario WALA umanong awtoridad ang Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency na ibunyag sa publiko ang mga pangalan ng 200 puno at kagawad ng barangay na sangkot sa kalakaran ng bawal na gamot sa bansa. Ito ang tugon ni PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino kay Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya isang araw matapos […]

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Former agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and 23 others to be prosecuted for graft

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK GOVERNMENT prosecutors found probable cause to charge former Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala with graft and corruption before the Sandiganbayan. Specifically, prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman, in a press statement, said Alcala and 23 others will be indicted for violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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CNMI issues a travel health advisory against the Philippines due to measles outbreak

By Lori Lyn Lirio HEALTH officials from the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands issued a health travel advisory cautioning travelers to and from the Philippines due to a measles outbreak in that Southeast Asian country. Following this development, Public Health’s Immunization Program manager Jeremy Sasamoto urged parents to bring their children to any of the Commonwealth Healthcare Centers’ public health […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Health, News, Travel
Mabuhay! Shouts Romeo Balboa as he proudly unfurls a Philippine flag at the base camp of Mt. Everest in Nepal. This photo was taken from his Facebook page.

Prominent LA based Fil-Am photog unfurls RP flag in Mt. Everest

By Abner Galino PROMINENT Los Angeles based Filipino American lensman Romeo Balboa has achieved a new milestone in his colorful life: He just unfurled the Philippine flag at the base camp of the world famous Mt. Everest in Nepal. Nevertheless, even if he wanted to, Romeo wouldn’t be able to reach the summit of the mountain as it is temporarily […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Filipino environmentalist awarded with the prestigious 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize

Filipino environmentalist awarded with the prestigious 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK     FORMER EcoWaste Coalition president Manny Calonzo on Monday was awarded the prestigious 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize by the US-based Goldman Environmental Foundation for his determined campaign and fruitful advocacy against lead tainted paints. Calonzo, who is also an adviser of the Global Lead Paint elimination Campaign of International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), is […]

Planong casino, mga patakaran sa Boracay*

Planong casino, mga patakaran sa Boracay*

MUKHANG tuluyan nang hindi matutuloy ang planong pagtatayo ng higanteng casino sa Boracay. Tahimik na ipinagbunyi ng marami ang pahayag ng Department of Tourism (DOT) na umatras na ang Galaxy Entertainment Group na nakabase sa Macau sa pagtatayo ng casino na nagkakahalaga ng us$500 milyon sa 23 ektarya ng lupa sa Boracay. Pero itinanggi naman ng Leisure and Resorts World […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Former US President George HW Bush Hospitalized – Family

By Sputnik News FORMER United States President George HW Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital after contracting an infection, a family spokesperson revealed on Monday. The statement goes on to add that Bush contracted the infection Sunday morning and that it later “spread to his blood.” “He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering,” the statement reads. “We will issue additional updates […]

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America’s Dim Mak Point 3: Dollar Vulnerability*

America’s Dim Mak Point 3: Dollar Vulnerability*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Dec. 21, 2016 ONE of the pillars propping up the United States’ superpower status and worldwide economic dominance is the dollar’s being accepted […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
DILG Asec. Jonathan Malaya during a press conference. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PDEA dapat ilabas ang listahan ng mga opisyal ng barangay na sangkot sa kalakaran ng droga sa bansa – DILG

Ni Santiago Celario DAPAT ilabas ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency ang listahan ng sinasabi nitong 200 puno at kagawad ng barangay na sangkot umano sa kalakaran ng bawal na gamot sa bansa. Ito ang tugon ng Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa lumalawak na panawagan ng taong bayan na humihiling na pangalanan nang ahensya ang mga opisyal ng […]

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Israel Mendiola de Leon while about to undergo medical scanning. Image © Facebook

A Fil-Am cop in Saipan is battling the “Big C” for his life, warns about the dangers of chewing betel nut and tobacco

By Lori Lyn Lirio POLICE Officer Israel Mendiola De Leon, 32, quit chewing betel nut in 2015, in a bid to avoid the “Big C” but to no avail. In 2017, he was diagnosed with stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma on his right buccal area. “I stopped chewing because my kids ask me to. I wanted also to stop because […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Feature Story, Health
Advocates warn against citizenship inquiry during 2020 Census

Advocates warn against citizenship inquiry during 2020 Census

By Abner Galino CIVIL Rights advocates recently criticized US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ decision to include the inquiry on citizenship in the 2020 Census. The critics said the question would cause many people, particularly those belonging to communities of color and immigrants, to shy away from the Census which could result in inaccurate counts. During a recent telebriefing organized […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #17

Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #17

Beyond Deadlines is proud to serialize Mr. Romy Morales’ first book “Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien).” It is a personal account of a Filipino immigrant in the United States. It is a must read for those who wish to migrate to the U.S. Come let us join Romy in his journey and see what is in store for […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 042218

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 042218

Simulation Exercise A simulation exercise in preparation for the 51st Asian Development Bank’s Annual Meeting is set on April 24 at 10 am-12 noon from NAIA to EDSA Shangri La in Mandaluyong City route. Participating in the exercise are security, traffic and Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Task Groups involved in the annual gathering happening next month. Update Please be informed […]

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PH DEA seized illegal party drugs at Pasay City post office, arrested its consignee

PH DEA seized illegal party drugs at Pasay City post office, arrested its consignee

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK COMBINED operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Group intercepted a mailed package containing hundreds of illegal party drugs worth PhP1.5 million and arrested its consignee. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino, in a press statement Saturday, identified the arrested consignee as 20-year old Monica D. Santos […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog as they sign the proclamation declaring April 26 to 29 the 37th Annual Flame Tree Arts Festival week. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

CNMI declares April 26 to 29 the 37th Annual Flame Tree Arts Festival week

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to promote the culture and arts of Pacific islanders, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands Governor Ralph DLG Torres on Thursday gave US$50,000 to the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture for its Flame Tree Arts Festival on April 26 to 29. At the same time, Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog have signed […]

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Noypitz returns, Kapistahan closes

By Abner Galino A FILIPINO restaurant that has been gone for five years has re-opened as another in the heart of Filipinotown in Los Angeles bade goodbye to its clientele. Noypitz Bar and Grill officially opened its doors again to its Filipino American clients at noontime Saturday last week. The ribbon cutting was officiated by Philippine Consul General in Los […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News