Archive for April, 2016

Charter Spectrum TV carries ABS-CBN International’s Lifestyle Network into TFC package

Charter Spectrum TV carries ABS-CBN International’s Lifestyle Network into TFC package

THE ABS-CBN International’s Lifestyle Network has been launched recently on Charter’s Spectrum TV, a leading provider of in-language television programming in the United States. Held at Out of Asia, a Filipino-owned antique furniture shop in Los Angeles, the modest launch was hosted by three-time Emmy nominated Filipino-American producer-turned-host Marc Anthony Nicolas and Keesa Ocampo, ABS-CBN International’s corporate affairs officer.   […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Luke Who’s Talking #14*

Luke Who’s Talking #14*

Totoo ba na kaya raw S ang nakalagay sa suot ni superman kasi wala raw siyang mabiling medium o large ..???                     * Ang mga pananaw sa artikulong ito ay sa sumulat.  Maaring hindi ito ang opisyal na posisyon ng Beyond Deadlines.

by Luke Coloco· · 0 comments · Grains of Salt
Russian Missiles’ Global Reach: Does Moscow Need Military Bases Abroad?*

Russian Missiles’ Global Reach: Does Moscow Need Military Bases Abroad?*

Throughout the 20th century, military analysts have considered military bases abroad to be an indicator of a state’s power and influence, demonstrating whether or not a country has the right to call itself a great power. Recently, with advances in military technology, Russian politicians and the military have begun questioning this logic. In its own analysis on the issue, Russian news […]

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Senator Ferdinand "Bong-Bong" Marcos
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“Philippine Overseas Absentee Voting marred by irregularities” — Sen. Bongbong Marcos

VICE presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said the Overseas Absentee Voting is marred by irregularities. Sen. Marcos, the only son of former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr., made the allegation after learning that OAV votes cast in his favor were credited to other candidates in the receipts. Marcos said more vote receipt discrepancies have been reported with the latest […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
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‘US Pressure on France to Keep Anti-Russian Sanctions’ Doesn’t Work Anymore

On Thursday the French National Assembly backed a resolution urging the repeal of anti-Russian sanctions. Out of the 101 lawmakers present, 55 voted in favor of the document, which is non-binding in its character. In an interview with Radio Sputnik, Director of Stratpol analytical center Xavier Moreau praised the French lawmakers’ initiative to lift the sanctions on Moscow. He also noted that it […]

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Former Philippine chief justice Renato Corona dies

THE former chief justice of the Philippine Supreme Court Renato Corona dies early Friday morning (April 29) due to lingering illness . He was 67. Corona, was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2002 by the President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the political nemesis of incumbent President Benigno Simeon Aquino III. Eight years later, just before Arroyo steps down from power, she […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Rex Smith’s Forever

Walk down memory lane with Rex Smith circa 1980   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Obama Savages GOP Candidates’ Economic Plans: They ‘Defy Logic’

By Daniel Marans, Reporter, Huffington Post President Barack Obama has some strong words about the economic proposals of the Republicans vying to succeed him. “If you look at the platforms, the economic platforms of the current Republican candidates for president, they don’t simply defy logic and any known economic theories, they are fantasy,” the president said in a lengthy New […]

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Travelling exhibit for  victimized women opens in Los Angeles

Travelling exhibit for victimized women opens in Los Angeles

A MULTI-RACIAL feminist organization has opened a traveling art exhibition over the weekend in a gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles to honor women who were victimized in the society in different ways. Titled Recuerdo / Alaala / ذاكرة / Remembrance: Earrings of Shadow and Light, would be the “first traveling art exhibition of its kind,” according to the members of […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · News
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Philippine EcoWaste Coalition urge Voters to Back Pro-Environment Poll Bets

THE EcoWaste Coalition urges Filipino voters to choose a “green” candidate in the coming May 9 elections. In a statement, the coalition of green groups, said a candidate who would protect public health and the environment is badly needed in government. “We need women and men in public service who will stand for and defend our Mother Earth against greed, […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Philippine elections: In the bag na ba ni Digong? *

IN the bag na nga ba ang eleksiyon para kay Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte? Sabi ng bosing ko sa Beyond Deadlines na si Nelson Flores, na nasa Pilipinas ngayon (taga-Houston, Texas siya), parang tapos na raw ang boksing, sobrang limayado na raw si Digong. Pero sabi naman ‘nung isang tropa natin doon, ‘wag daw magpakasiguro. Inihalintulad niya ang eleksiyon sa […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
Planes at NAIA
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OFWs in Saudi Arabia suffering due to government incompetence

HUNDREDS of Filipino workers waiting for repatriation are enduring horrible condition for a year now in a makeshift camp near our embassy in Saudi Arabia following the failure of the sitting Aquino administration to untangle a legal deadlock that prevents them from coming home. This was disclosed by one of the 26 Overseas Filipino Workers who recently arrived from the […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. Photo 
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Philippine Ombudsman reminds all government employees of deadline for SALN filing

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales reminds government officials and employees that April 30 is the last day for the filing of sworn Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) for the year 2015. Pursuant to the 1987 Constitution, Section 8(a) of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees specifically mandates government officials and employees […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

Taiwan launches tourism campaign in LA

A CAMPAIGN to attract North American tourists has been launched recently in Los Angeles by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. The campaign, , dubbed as “Best of Taste Taiwan,” emphasizes Taiwan’s “heart of Asia” geographical location as it strives to convince people why the country is a “perfect destination for both long-haul and stopover visits.” At the center of the information […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · News, Travel
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The alleged negotiator in the bullet planting scandal at the Philippines premier airport has disappeared

THE wheelchair attendant who reportedly acted as negotiator in what now appears to be a botched extortion attempt on a septuagenarian couple at the Philippines premier airport has disappeared. This was learned shortly after the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has cancelled the access pass of the alleged negotiator Nino Namba. Namba has not been seen since he was identified […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains*

Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains*

IT came as a surprise to most of our kababayans residing in the United States that May 1, International Workers Day, is not a communist legacy but an American one. Unfortunately, despite its American roots, there is no official observance of the IWD in the states on the first of May. The U.S. observes Labor Day on a different date […]

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US Road Vehicles Vulnerable to Cyberattack From Any Place Around the World

Road vehicles used in the United States are increasingly vulnerable to being hacked and disabled by cyberattacks mounted even from outside the United States, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report said. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Researchers have shown that these interfaces can be exploited remotely through short-range and long-range wireless channels, even via Bluetooth units that enable hands-free cell phone use to take control over safety-critical […]

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Former Philippine lawmaker Prospero Pichay and three others in hot water for graft and unethical conduct

Former Philippine lawmaker Prospero Pichay and three others in hot water for graft and unethical conduct

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales orders the filing of charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Local Water Utilities Administration administrator and congressman Prospero Pichay and his three underlings for graft and unethical conduct. Specifically, Morales said, Pichay, LWUA executives Daniel Landingin, Emmanuel Malicdem and Wilfredo Feleo were charged with violation of Republic Act 3019 (the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Maaring magbago 2*

Maaring magbago 2*

MARAMI ang nag-react sa huli kong kolum kung saan nasabi ko na maaring magbago si Senador Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos at ituwid ang mga kamalian ng kanyang mga magulang sa panahon ng martial law. Ilan sa mga mambabasa natin ay nagsabi na naisulat ko raw ang gayon kasi hindi ako nakaranas ng panunupil ng diktadura ni Marcos. Ang dapat daw na […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
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Money Talks: Who is Financing the US Presidential Campaign?

The US presidential candidates and their affiliates have spent over a billion dollars on the campaign trail, with over $176 million of that amount provided by a handful of financiers, energy company owners and construction magnates. Russian business newspaper RBC offers an interesting rundown on who gets how much and from where. Just over six months are left in the run up to […]

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Striking Verizon workers picket outside a Verizon office in Albany on April 13. (AP Photo / Mike Groll)

40,000 Verizon Workers Launch One of the Biggest Strikes of the Decade

By Cole Stangler Genea Martin has worked for more than 19 years at Verizon. As a Brooklyn-based customer-service representative, she helps manage telephone and Internet accounts for businesses. It’s a well-paying job, but at 43 she’s increasingly anxious about the future. In recent years Verizon has shed thousands of jobs like Martin’s without replacing them. And for the last 10 […]

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The Plot Thickens: Did the Saudis Help Hide Osama Bin Laden?

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh has asserted that the Riyadh government was helping to hide Osama Bin Laden. In an interview with AlterNet regarding his new book, The Killing of Osama Bin Laden, Hersh states that the US ally government of Saudi Arabia helped the Pakistani government hide the terror group’s leader “because they didn’t want us interrogating” him. “The Saudis bribed […]

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Alert customs and fisheries personnel foiled smuggling attempt at the Philippines premier airport

ALERT Philippine customs and fisheries personnel foiled an attempt to smuggle live corals and anemones to Taiwan via the Philippines premier airport. The Bureau of Customs and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport said the contraband were in nine boxes and were surreptitiously declared as tropical fish. It was about to […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Philippine investigators still clueless on the identities of the remaining hackers who made public the private information of millions

Philippine investigators still clueless on the identities of the remaining hackers who made public the private information of millions

THE National Bureau of Investigation remains clueless as to the identities of the remaining hackers of the Commission on Elections website who are still at-large. Ronald Aguto Jr., NBI Cybercrime Division chief, said his men are still conducting forensic examinations on the computer used by the arrested suspected hacker, Paul Biteng, in a bid to find good leads. He said […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
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Broke and Paranoid…How the US Risks Nuclear War*

By Finian Cunningham Many observers fear that not only are we seeing a new Cold War, but that we are also in the throes a new global arms race. This stems from the United States being both wildly over-stretched militarily and wildly irrational. In short: broke and paranoid. Twenty-five years after the official end of the Cold War between the US and the […]

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