Archive for June, 2016

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Bro-ko-li o brok-li? Ingles bilang status symbol…*

PUWEDE palang ihalo sa sinigang na baka ang bro-ko-li (broccoli), sabi ko sa naghain ng tanghalian namin noong bagong salta pa lang ako dito sa Amerika. Bro-ko-li?,” hindi ako naintindihan ng kausap ko. Paano ba naman, brok-li pala ang tamang bigkas. Malay ko ba, eh sa pinanggalingan ko kangkong lang katapat ng sinigang na baka. Ang broccoli mahal na nga, […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
Luke Who’s Talking #19*

Luke Who’s Talking #19*

“Hindi lahat ng tokwa ay may anak”                         * 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
Outgoing CAAP Director General William Hotchkiss III
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Philippine aviation authorities suspend pilot for reckless flying

A PHILIPPINE airplane pilot was suspended for nearly a year by the country’s civil aviation authority for reckless flying. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General William K. Hotchkiss 3rd has ordered the 330 day suspension of Capt. Leo Ariel Guardo after was found guilty of committing four violations of the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations (PCAR). Specifically, Guardo was […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Maganda ang simula ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte*

Maganda ang simula ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte*

MAGANDA ang talumpati ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte pagkatapos ng kanyang oath taking kahapon sapagkat bukod sa hindi siya nag mura at presidentiable na presidentiable ang dating niya, ay nalinaw niya sa bayan na siya ay naniniwala sa tinatawag na “rule of law.” Idiniin niya na bilang abogado at dating prosecutor ay naniniwala siya sa due process. Dahil dito ay may […]

Philippine ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia Jr. © www.whartondc.com

The search for ten outstanding young Fil-Am to join week long Philippine immersion starts

LOS ANGELES — FYLPRO, a non-profit organization of high-performing, next-generation Filipino leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people, has launched its 2016 Immersion Program application to identify ten Filipino-American young leaders who will join an all-expense paid, week-long program in the Philippines. The program includes meetings with top government, business and civil society leaders […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
President Rodrigo Duterte being sworn into office. Photo © http://interaksyon.com

Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as the Philippines 16th president

MANILA—In a historic feat, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the controversial mayor of Davao City, was sworn into office Thursday (June 30) as the Philippines 16th president and the first from Mindanao. Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes, Duterte’s fraternity brother from the San Beda College of Law based Lex Talionis Fraternity, administered the oath of office for the country’s new president […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
NAPOLCOM Vice Chair Rogelio Casurao

Philippine National Police Commission approves implementation of national police clearance system

THE Philippine National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) early this month allowed the country’s police authorities to adopt and implement a centralized national police clearance system to aid the government in its anti-criminality campaign and improve the crime investigation and detection capabilities of law enforcers. This was learned Thursday after Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chair […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Philippine transportation authorities deny report that the multi-million peso airport security equipment are missing

Philippine transportation authorities deny report that the multi-million peso airport security equipment are missing

THE Philippine Office for Transportation Security took issue with a leading newspaper’s report alleging that the P67 million peso (about US $ 1.45 million) worth of security screening equipment have disappeared. In a statement, OTS spokesperson Jonathan Maliwat said contrary to the news report, the equipment did not disappear but have been deployed at different airports since 2015 in time […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Tasking Duterte*

Tasking Duterte*

AFTER six years of an Aquino administration improving the economic gains made by his predecessor’s governance, it seems we’ve climbed out of the dark ages amid the Southeast Asian economic storm. Peering into the future, progress will be dependent on the way the next administration will keep the country’s gains and cradle prospects for investment and trade. Initial agreements with […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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NAIA on alert

SECURITY at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was tightened following a terrorist attack in Istanbul Ataturk Airport Tuesday night which killed 41 people and injured 239 others. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) in coordination with the Aviation Security Group (Avsegroup) and the Office for Transportation Security have stepped up  security measures to ensure the safety of passengers as well […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Ex-Caloocan mayor Echiverri to be tried for anomalous P2.9M drainage project

Ex-Caloocan mayor Echiverri to be tried for anomalous P2.9M drainage project

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said there is probable cause to charge former Caloocan City mayor Enrico Echiverri and two other city government officials with violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) before the Sandiganbayan. Ombudsman records show that in 2011, the city undertook the improvement of the drainage system of Molave […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Nine new members were sworn in by the Los Angeles  Philippine Women's Club (LA PWC) on their 55th Anniversary last Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Manila Terrace Apartments Social hall at 2328 Historic FIlipintown, DTLA.  New LA PWC President Perla Santos  ( fourth person on the  left) in Blue Pilipina terno with the new members

Los Angeles’ Philippine Women’s Club mark 55 years of community service

Los Angeles- “The oldies but the goodies.” The Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club ( LA PWC), the oldest Filipino-American women’s organization, marked their 55th years of community service by installing new officers and members. In her welcome address, past president Amelia Arichea lauded the organization’s officers for their tireless effort is running the organization. She adds that their dedication inspired […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Unitary system of government: Boon or Bane? (Part 1)*

Unitary system of government: Boon or Bane? (Part 1)*

CAN we realize our elusive dream of a better life for our people, especially the thirty percent who live below the poverty line, under our 1987 Constitution and the Local Government Code of 1991? Before answering this question, and considering whether to amend or overhaul the 1987 Constitution (hereinafter referred to as Constitution), it is a must that we review […]

by Jose Lina Jr., Ll.B.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Los Angeles awarded $70 M for a new manufacturing institute by the DOE

LOS Angeles –President Obama announced today that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC)—a consortium co-founded by University of California Los Angles (UCLA) and more than 200 academics and business leaders nationwide—has been awarded $70 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a new manufacturing institute headquartered in the city of angels.  The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (SMII) will […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · News
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Exiting MMDA chair supports the granting of emergency power to the incoming president to solve Metro Manila’s traffic woes

Metro Manila Development Authority chair Emerson Carlos said in-coming President Rodrigo Duterte should be given extra ordinary powers to solve the traffic problem besetting Metro Manila and other urban areas nationwide and stop the multi-billion peso bleeding of the economy caused by these gridlocks. Carlos, who is set to relinquish his post on Thursday noon, also notes that giving Duterte […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
Former congressman Augusto Syjuco. Photo © http://newsinfo.inquirer.net

Philippine Ombudsman charges ex-Iloilo congressman Syjuco for NGO mess

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales on Tuesday orders the filing of graft charges against former Iloilo Representative Augusto Syjuco Jr. before the Sandiganbayan for entering into a multi-million peso contract with the government using his own non-government organization, the Tagipusuon Foundation Inc. Specifically, Syjuco was charged by government prosecutors before the anti-graft court with malversation and violation of Section 3(e) and […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Canada should take back its garbage – Philippine green groups

PHILIPPINE green groups demand from the Canadian government the re-importation of its country’s garbage which it dumps in the country without regard to its impact on our local environment. The EcoWaste Coalition and Buklod Tao issued the demand during a mass action in front of the Canadian embassy in Makati City as both organizations denounce the failure the Canadian government […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
MIAA GM Jose Angel Honrado
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Outgoing MIAA chief blames media for unfortunate events

JUST like his outgoing boss President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, the soon to be former Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose Angel Honrado blames newsmen for the series of unfortunate incidents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Honrado poured out his frustrations against the members of the Fourth Estate during his last flag raising ceremony on Monday. It must […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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NAIA transport drivers start undergoing annual drug test

FOLLOWING the rash of scandalous behavior among public utility motorists, more than 50 driver members of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport based Airport Shuttle Service Inc. underwent drug testing to ensure that no drug user or dependent are among their roster who would cause them and their organization embarrassment. ASSI chairman Romeo Sayaman said the drivers voluntarily underwent the drug […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
PDEA chief Arturo Cacdac
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PDEA gives away P3.6 million reward to five informants

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Monday rewarded five civilian informants with more than P3.6 million (about US $78,260) in exchange for information that led to the seizure early this year of more than 117 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride otherwise known as shabu with an estimated street value of at least P117 million (about US 2.5 milllion). PDEA Director General […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News