Archive for August, 2016

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The simplicity of reasons*

WE become what we read, says Teddy, the Philippine’s smartest man. The thought that this theory was true somehow scared me. Yes, I am a sort of a reader but not exactly an exemplary one. Elementary school years were mostly spent on reading textbooks and science manuals — reading materials that were aptly supplemented by an up-to-date hoard of Kislap, […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
Duterte expected to boost economy*

Duterte expected to boost economy*

DESPITE his unwavering and bloody war against illegal drug dealers and users, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to give the Philippine economy a big boost through his business policies.   At this point, executives are applauding the Duterte administration’s focus on building new infrastructure which could spell the start of an economic boom.   Duterte also promised to destroy oligarchs, […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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May insentibo na para sa mga guro na pupunta sa mga liblib na lugar

HINDI na dusa ang sasapitin ng isang guro na madedestino sa malayo o liblib na lugar dahil ayon sa isang mambabatas ay bibigyan na sila ng pamahalaan ng insentibo. Ito ang sinabi ni Rep. Evelina G. Escudero, House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education chair, sa isang forum nitong Miyerkoles sa Lungsod Quezon kung saan ipinaliwanag niya na ang insentibo […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles turns  into int’l street art destination

Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles turns into int’l street art destination

A FILIPINO rights advocacy group, Pilipino Workers Center (PWC), joined visual and literary artists, art patrons and other concerned community members of Los Angeles on Saturday (August 27) in promoting the Historic Filipinotown (HFT) as an “international street art destination” through a 30-minute “walking tour” of the neighborhood that showcases more than 100 murals on alleys, walls of buildings and […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Salamat po….

Beyond Deadlines honor the fallen soldiers by posting this tribute. These names will be forever  be inscribed in the hearts of the Filipino. They were killed Monday by Abu Sayyaf bandits Barangay Maligay, Patikul, Sulu while performing their lawful duties to the people of the Philippines.

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Mayroong 166 exceptions sa Freedom Of Information

UMABOT sa 166 puntos ang nakalagay na exceptions sa inilabas na draft ng Freedom of Information (FOI) People’s Manual ng Presidential Communications Office (PCO). Gayun man, sabi ni PCO Secretary o Kalihim Martin Andanar ay walang dapat ipag-alala dahil hindi pa naman final ang nasabing FOI exemptions. Rerebyuhin pa ito ng Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legislative Affairs […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Toxic Chemicals from E-Waste Found in Brain Toys Sold in Philippine Market

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, on Tuesday warned that some toys that are designed to exercise the mind may contain toxic chemicals from recycled electronic waste, which can damage the central nervous system and reduce children’s intellectual capacity. The coalition made known its apprehension following the disclosure of the results of a global survey on toxic […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Health, News
Battle royale for the city’s control, Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista vs. VM Joy Belmonte Alimurong?*

Battle royale for the city’s control, Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista vs. VM Joy Belmonte Alimurong?*

THE apparent attempt of Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista to break the alleged iron grip hold of the Belmonte family over the city’s organs of power by fielding candidates close to him in the recent national elections is said to be the cause of a crisis that now threatens his leadership. Just nearly three months after the elections, Mayor […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
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PAF airlifts chopper victims to Villamor

THE 505th rescue group of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Tuesday airlifted to the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City  the bodies of helicopter pilot Capt. Miguel C. Logronio and aircraft mechanic Engr. Jay Gregorio after they were found in a forested area of Bulacan where their chopper crashed last week. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Logronio […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Plaridel honored by Filipino journalists

BULAKENOS led by members of the Bulacan Press Club on Tuesday trooped to the shrine of Marcelo H. Del Pilar in Bulakan, Bulacan in honor of the Filipino journalists “patron saint’s ” 166th birthday. Led by the press corp president, Carmela Reyes-Estrope, Bulakan Tourism officer Joey Meneses Digong and Crisanto “King” Cortez, author of a book entitled PLARIDEL, DUNGAN NG […]

by Arturo Sampana· · 0 comments · News
Geopolitics and Philippine Security (Part 2)*

Geopolitics and Philippine Security (Part 2)*

“Who rules East Europe controls the Heartland; who rules the Heartland controls the World Island; who rules the World Island controls the World”– Sir Halford Mackinder PART II: U.S. attempts control of the Heartland After WWII, the world was divided between two Superpowers: the U.S. and its NATO allies and the USSR and its WARSAW Pact. Most of East Europe […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Consumers Urged to Heed FDA’s Health Warnings vs. Unnotified Cosmetics

The EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and Philippine public health watchdog, on Tuesday urged Filipino consumers to avoid unregistered cosmetic products due to the potential health hazard these poses. “We remind the public to reject personal care and cosmetic products that have not undergone quality and safety verification by the FDA as these can pose serious health risks to users and […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
President Rodrigo Duterte at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on National Heroes Day

PRRD orders release of P4.7B to widows of WWII veterans and AFP retirees

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday ordered the release of P4.7 billion to pay for the unpaid benefits of World War II widows and to aid the retirees of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The president issued the order during the national observance of the Heroes Day at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. He said the fund is a […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 1 comment · News
President Rodrigo Duterte

President Duterte reiterates “No War Policy vs. China”

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday expressed his willingness to talk with the Chinese ambassador in order to make it clear that the Philippines does not want war over the disputed areas of the West Philippine Sea as he urged the “Middle Kingdom” to treat us Filipinos as brothers. “China, it’s not worthy, I don’t go to war,” said Duterte […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Belgian princess to visit Manila next year – Dureza

BELGIUM’S Princess Astrid of Belgium will be visiting Manila next year to discuss possible economic agenda, said Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza on Monday shortly after he arrived from a successful start of the peace negotiations with the communist led National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Oslo, Norway. Dureza told reporters covering that Ninoy Aquino International […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Abu Sayyaf — grupo ng tulisan

Abu Sayyaf — grupo ng tulisan

WALANG pagdududa na ang Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) ay isa sa mga kinatatakutan at kinamumuhiang pangkat sa Mindanao.   Hindi tulad ng sigaw ng ibang rebeldeng Muslim, ang mga miyembro ng Abu Sayyaf ay hindi pinagbuklod ng iisang adhikain o ideolohiya kaugnay ng pananampalataya o pakikipaglaban umano para sa kalayaan ng lupang sinilangan.   Ang tanging hangarin ng Abu Sayyaf […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Dureza returns from successful Oslo talks

PRESIDENTIAL Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza said there is a high level of confidence among the peace negotiators that the government peace panel and CPP-NPA can make things work. “In a peace process, every agreement is a foundation. It is a brick on a building that one must build from. Gaya ng magkasintahan (just like a romantic […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Duterte kay De Lima: Magbigti ka na lang o mag-resign

PINAYUHAN  ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte si Sen. Leila de Lima nitong Lunes na mas makakabuting magbigti na lamang ito o mag-resign bilang miyembro ng Senado. Ibinulalas ni Pangulong Duterte sa isang media interview ang kanyang payo pagkatapos dalawin ang sugatang pulis na si PO1 Nestor Villanueva sa St. Paul Hospital sa Tacloban City. Nasugatan ito sa isang anti-drug operations ng […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
Rodrigo Duterte

P2-M reward vs pulis na protektor ng illegal na droga–Pangulong Duterte

MAGKAKALOOB ng P2 milyong pabuya si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa bawat ulo ng mga pulis na protektor ng sindikato ng droga. Ito ang ipinahayag ni Pangulong Duterte sa kanyang talumpati habang ginugunita ang National Heroes Day sa Libingan ng mga Bayani. Ang pagbibigay ng pabuya ay bahagi ng kampanya ng gobyerno upang tuluyang mawasak ang apparatus ng kalakaran ng bawal […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Real Propaganda: NY Times Says Kremlin Uses Sputnik, RT as Disinformation Weapon*

By Sputnik News They conveniently forget to mention the fact that they are implicitly lobbing slanderous allegations of treason against US journalists in just such a disturbing fashion as to chill free speech. On Sunday the New York Times published the latest in the Western media’s assault on Russian funded news outlets predicated solely on the source rather than the substance of the underlying reporting […]

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Government to launch anti-drug advertorials created by acclaimed Film Director Brillante Mendoza

THE government is launching on Thursday, Sept. 1, a series of public service announcements against illegal drugs. These advertorials were created for free by internationally-acclaimed and multi-awarded director Brillante Mendoza. This was revealed by Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar during an interview over state-run Radyo ng Bayan on Sunday. “Ito ulit ay gawa ng ating direktor na si Brillante Mendoza. […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Lead laden toy rulers and wrist band sold in Metro Manila

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, warned parents on Monday to watch out for a highly toxic, life threatening lead laden toy ruler and crayon eraser being commonly sold for as cheap as P5 outside public elementary school campuses. EcoWaste aired the warning after finding very high levels of lead on these unmarked products which it described […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Health, News
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PH media nominated as co-chair of Task Force Media Killings — Andanar

NEGOTIATIONS between Philippine media workers and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are on going to give members of the media a permanent representation in the planned Task Force (TF) on Media Killings. This was disclosed on Sunday by Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar during a radio interview aired over radio station dzRB. He said the idea of having […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
Nanganganib si Bistek na mawala sa poder*

Nanganganib si Bistek na mawala sa poder*

USAP-USAPAN sa Lungsod Quezon ngayon ang krisis na kinakaharap ng mayor nito na si Herbert “Bistek” Bautista kaugnay sa ginawang pag-amin kamakailan ng kanyang nakababatang kapatid na konsehal ng lungsod na si Hero Clarence Bautista bilang isa sa mga naging biktima ng droga. Ayon sa kwento ay sinadya raw umano ni Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte-Alimurong na ipag-utos ora-orada noong Agosto […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News, Opinions
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Cesar Montano’s Nilalang to play in LA Pinoy film festival

NILALANG, a 2015 Filipino-Japanese horror movie that starred Cesar Montano, Meg Imperial, Yam Concepcion and the provocative Japanese adult film star Maria Ozawa has been selected to play in the three-day Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) on October 7, 8 and 9, 2016. Nilalang’s director Pedring Lopez who was present during the LAPIFF press conference in Carson City […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Entertainment, News