Archive for July, 2016

Roadrage suspect Vhon Martin Tanto in his jail cell at MPD Headquarters Photo ©

“Nagdilim po ang paningin ko…sorry po talaga” — Vhon Martin Tanto

VHON Martin Tanto, the army reservist tagged suspect in the deadly road rage incident in Quiapo, Manila that left a bicycle rider dead and a teenager seriously wounded apologized for the incident saying he lost his sense due to rage. “Nagdilim po ang paningin ko,” Tanto, who is detained at the Manila Police Department Headquarters, told Mark Vincent Garalde’s mother […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
PH Drug Enforcement Agency supports Sen. Lacson’s wire tapping bill

PH Drug Enforcement Agency supports Sen. Lacson’s wire tapping bill

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said the anti-wire tapping law should be amended to enable the agency to easily eavesdrop on suspected drug lords. Thus said the PDEA in a statement supporting Senator Panfilo Lacson’s proposed Senate Bill No. 48 which seeks to amend Republic Act 4200 (Act to Prohibit and Penalize Wire Tapping and Other Related Violations of […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Wala talagang magagawang mabuti sa atin ang init ng ulo*

Wala talagang magagawang mabuti sa atin ang init ng ulo*

BUKOD sa maari tayong magkasakit dahil sa init ng ulo ay wala talagang nagagawang mabuti sa atin ang kalalagayang ito. Isipin na lang na kung hindi naging padalos-dalos at nagpadala sa simbuyo ng damdamin o init ng ulo si Vhon Martin Tanto, sana ay wala siyang problema ngayon at hindi siya nakakulong. Hindi rin sana patay ang kanyang sinasabing biktima […]

Climate Change Commission chief Emmanuel De Guzman ©

Climate change hurts the poor — PH Commission on Climate Change

EFFORTS to defeat poverty and pursue sustainable development in the Philippines will fail unless measures are undertaken to help the poor and highly vulnerable communities adapt to climate change by reducing their risk to weather-related disasters. Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel De Guzman issued the warning during the third leg of the Communities for Resilience (CORE) Convergence Forum on July […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · Environment, News
CPP Founder Jose Ma. Sison and President Rodrigo Duterte Photo ©

Communists to declare unilateral ceasefire even after Pres. Duterte rescinded his own

THE Maoist inspired Communist Party of the Philippines on Sunday said it will issue a unilateral ceasefire declaration on Aug.20, the first day of the formal resumption of the peace talks in Oslo, Norway. In a statement sent to media outfits, the CPP said “To further support peace negotiations, the CPP is willing to issue a unilateral ceasefire declaration separately […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Pygmy pig that is nearing extinction Photo ©

Luzon suffering from extreme bio-diversity damage – Smithsonian Institute

THE world-renowned Smithsonian institution, which describes the island of Luzon as one of the most biologically diversified place on earth, warns that the island is suffering from severe environmental and bio-diversity damage, mostly because of irresponsible tourists. Environmentalist and television host Kiko Rustia cited the Smithsonian’s observation to boost his claim that Luzon is losing endemic floral and faunal species. […]

Proposed Pacific Coast Cities project. Schematics ©

Volunteer group urges President Duterte to create new metropolis

A METROPOLIS facing the Pacific Ocean opposite Metro Manila should be created to decongest the National Capital Region and prevent a catastrophe from happening as the nation’s capital is fast sinking due to the rising sea level brought about by climate change. Billly Andal, President Rodrigo Duterte Volunteer Foundation (PRDF) executive director, said there is no other way to decongest […]

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

NAPOLCOM to expedite resolution of police cases

AFTER so many years of luck luster performance, especially on the aspect of speedy resolution of administrative cases against the members of the Philippine National Police, the National Police Commission on Friday said it will implement a new guideline that would pave the way for the speedy disposition of cases filed. In a statement, NAPOLCOM Vice Chair Rogelio Casurao said […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa Photo ©

Chinese authorities to support PH against drug smuggling

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald Dela Rosa on Friday said his Chinese counterpart expressed his willingness to help in curbing illegal drug smuggling in the country. “My counterpart in Beijing has given his support on our war on drugs,”  Dela Rosa told reporters at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 shortly after arriving from Malaysia where […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol during an earlier talk with DA employees. Photo © (Mark Balmores)

CCC, DA team up to achieve food sufficiency for PH amid climate change

MANILA–Top officials of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) met early this month to map out plans that will help the agriculture sector adapt to the changing climate and its adverse effects on farmers and their farmlands. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol sought the assistance of CCC officials led by Secretary Emmanuel De Guzman  in launching […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · Environment, News
Remain calm to avoid deadly road rage – PH National Police

Remain calm to avoid deadly road rage – PH National Police

THE Philippine National Police urges the public to remain calm while on the streets to avoid deadly road rages similar to what happened in Quiapo, Manila where a biker was killed by a gun-wielding man following a traffic altercation. However, the police institution itself seems to be violating their own call for calm since their operations against suspected drug dealers […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
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United Nations, A Brief History

The “idea” of creating the United Nations was born a few years before the First World War. Initially, the idea was called “League of Nations” and was first mentioned in a work of fiction, a book entitled: “Phillip Dru: Administrator: A Story of Tomorrow, 1920-1935.” The author of the fictional book is Woodrow Wilson’s right hand man, Colonel Edward Mandell […]

by Arturo Sampana· · 0 comments · News
Luke Who’s Talking #22*

Luke Who’s Talking #22*

 “Kung may paninda ka, dapat ang inaalok mo ay mga judge kasi sila ang madalas mag order …”                         * 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
“Wings”: Ballet-Philippines’ 47th season takes flight with “Firebird and other ballets” This August 19-21

“Wings”: Ballet-Philippines’ 47th season takes flight with “Firebird and other ballets” This August 19-21

  THE country’s flagship classical and contemporary dance company opens its 47th performance season with “FIREBIRD and other ballets”. A mixed bill of contemporary and neo-classical works, the show features pieces by David Campos, Dwight Rodrigazo, and Carlo Pacis, and an all-new “Firebird”, choreographed by George Birkadze. Russian-born choreographer George Birkadze re-imagines the Russian folk tale of “The Firebird” and […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
President Rodrigo Duterte asking reds for an explanation about ambush Photo ©

President Duterte threatens to lift ceasefire on Reds

LUCENA CITY, Quezon province—President Rodrigo Duterte expressed disappointment with the New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels who ambushed a Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in Davao del Norte which resulted to the death of the CAFGU member and wounding four others. President Duterte even threatened to lift the unilateral ceasefire which he declared during his 1st State of the Nation […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Two years after Yolanda: Tacloban rehab dogged by delays, anomalies

THE Commission on Audit on Wednesday reports that more than two years after super typhoon Yolanda devastated Tacloban City, the local city government’s rehabilitation particularly on public infrastructure, relocation of residents, and rebuilding the local fishing industry efforts has faltered due to delays and irregularities. The 2015 audit report on the city government cited adverse findings relative to the P146.76 […]

by Peter J. G. Tabingo· · 0 comments · News
Presidet Rodrigo Duterte showing off his Marikina made shoes

President Duterte showed off world-class Marikina shoes to his cabinet

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday showed off his new pair of custom-made leather boots to members of the Cabinet as they were emerging from the President’s Hall in Malacañang. The incident took place shortly after the president had lunch meeting with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry. In a conversation with Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr. and National […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
Minsan hindi ko maintindihan ang ating Supreme Court*

Minsan hindi ko maintindihan ang ating Supreme Court*

EWAN ko kung bakit nagpalabas ng Temporary Restraining Order ang Supreme Court kaugnay sa ipinatutupad na mga curfew ordinance ng Lungsod Quezon, Maynila at Navotas para sa mga “menor de edad.” Puwede naman kasing suriin ng mga mahistrado ang konstitusyunalidad ng mga ordinansa na hindi nagpapalabas ng TRO bilang tuguon sa petitsyon ng isang grupo na nagpapakilalang Samahan ng mga […]

The plane carrying the President of the Republic would queue like all others

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday directed aviation authorities to stop giving priority to the presidential plane during take offs and landings saying the President of the Republic would queue like everybody else. Duterte’s order prompted Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippine (CAAP) General Manager Antonio Buendia Jr. to suspend all quasi-emergency procedure involving “Kalayaan Flights” which refers to the flight […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza ©

North Cotabato Governor Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Mendoza pleads not guilty to graft

NORTH Cotabato Governor Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Mendoza on Thursday pleaded not guilty before the Sandiganbayan to a graft case filed against her by Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. The charges stemmed from the alleged illegal procurement in 2010 of diesel fuel by the provincial government of North Cotabato worth P2.4million from a gasoline station owned by the governor’s […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Five Philippine presidents meet for NSC meeting ©

Five Presidents in power-packed first NSC meeting under Duterte admin

IN A a rare show of unity, an incumbent President and all living past Presidents of the Philippines on Wednesday joined hands to show support for the country’s first National Security Council (NSC) meeting under the Duterte administration in Malacañang. “This is the Philippine Team,” former President and special envoy to China Fidel V. Ramos said as he got together […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
Collateral damage*

Collateral damage*

THE Sixth Commandment, “Thou shall not kill”, is the message of the Archdiocese of Manila for President Rodrigo Duterte through a Mass, and their response to his “State of the Nation Address” last Monday. It also signaled the launching of its “Thou shall not kill” campaign which brings together the families of victims of extrajudicial killings since Duterte came to […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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The Real Secret of the South China Sea*

By Pepe Escobar The South China Sea is and will continue to be the ultimate geopolitical flashpoint of the young 21st century – way ahead of the Middle East or Russia’s western borderlands. No less than the future of Asia – as well as the East-West balance of power – is at stake To understand the Big Picture, we need […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Opinions
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DTI at risk — PH consumer group

A CONSUMER group expresses fears that newly appointed Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez is putting the department at risk by appointing officials who are known to be politically hostile to the Duterte administration. Consumer group BIGWAS said Secretary Lopez’ endorsement of former DTI officials who openly campaigned against President Rodrigo Duterte in the last election indicates that […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · Business, News
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Kerry Tries to Quell Tensions in South China Sea Before War Erupts

By Sputnik News Increased militarization by the US and its allies against Beijing tell a very different story as war may ultimately breakout as Washington seems to have “overplayed their hand.” On Tuesday evening, US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Manila, conveying Washington’s interest in avoiding a “confrontation” in the South China Sea, following Beijing’s refusal to submit to the judgment of the Hague arbitrational court’s […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News