Archive for August, 2017

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Pope Francis calls on the faithful to protect creation

ROMAN Catholic faithfuls and the public are expected on Friday to converge at the Burnham Green of Rizal Park to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The four hour event, which starts at 4 am., was instituted by Pope Francis. It will be highlighted with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 4:30 am. led […]

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PAL working to expand NAIA’s Terminal 2

THE Philippine Airlines is proposing to lease a government property adjacent to Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in a bid to expand the terminal’s building and increase its capacity. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) welcomes the proposal but noted that the said property being eyed for development by PAL is mired in a long standing legal […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Business, News
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From Texas to Bangladesh: Natural Disaster Discrimination by Race and Class

By Sputnik News THE recent flooding in Houston, Texas, as well as Bangladesh and Nepal, have led to thousands of deaths. However, these disasters have also revealed how the heaviest cost is paid by the most vulnerable communities. At least 20 people have died as a result of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, whilst over 1200 deaths have been reported in Southern Asia due to flooding. One of the […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
PH lawyers urges PNP to be transparent on its “Operation One Time Big Time” which already killed 91 people

PH lawyers urges PNP to be transparent on its “Operation One Time Big Time” which already killed 91 people

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines on Wednesday called on the Philippine National Police to shed light on pertinent details concerning its “Operation: One Time Big Time” which led to the deaths of 91 people in Bulacan, Cavite and Metro Manila recently. The IBP issued the call shortly after 17-year old Kian De los Santos, who was among the most […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
‘Cry for Justice’*

‘Cry for Justice’*

THE funeral march for slain 17-year-old grade 11 student Kian delos Santos made a brief stop in front of the Caloocan City PCP 7 where the cops involved in his killing were assigned. In an attempt perhaps to shake the conscience of those involved in the crime, Father George Alfonso, Santa Quiteria Church parish priest, read “Panaghoy sa Katarungan (Cry […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #11

Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #11

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 […]

by Romy Morales· · 1 comment · Our Featured Book
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Hurricane Harvey left 18 people dead and billions worth of damages in Texas

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN LOZANO,Associated Press THE rains have stopped but hurricane Harvey left at least 18 people dead as of Wednesday morning and an estimated US$42 billion worth of damages in private properties and public infrastructures in the inland and coastal areas of Texas as it slowly grinds the neighboring state of Louisiana. At least 15,000 people were […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
GATHERING STORM. Leaders of militant groups, churches, academic institutions, media, and other sectors launch the anti-Duterte Movement Against Tyranny (MAT) on August 28 in Quezon City. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler

Broad anti-tyranny alliance formed in PH

AFTER dragging its feet for the sake of tactical alliance, the Philippine left on Monday has finally drawn the red line against its “erstwhile ally,” President Rodrigo Duterte, for his alleged tyrannous acts that led to suspension of the peace talks with the communists-led National Democratic Front and the killing of innocents, the latest of whom is 17-year old Kian […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
Residents of Melrose Park neighborhood walk through flooded streets with their belongings in Houston as Tropical Storm Harvey makes its way through the area on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. (Elizabeth Conley / AP)

Houston’s lack of zoning left it vulnerable to catastrophic floods

By By Nicholas Deshais, The Spokesman Review SUBMERGED semi-trucks and highway on-ramps descending into deep water. Roof lines of homes flush with an unwelcome, churning brown river. The images from the nation’s fourth-largest city are shocking and, like the floodwaters, won’t abate anytime soon. Catastrophic rains continue to pummel Houston as its 6.6 million residents scramble for safety from a storm […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment
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Discounted Burger Deal Making People Lose Their Mind in the Philippines

By Sputnik News THOUSANDS of people in Manila, the Philippines went ballistic when a popular burger chain called Zark’s Burgers announced that it was selling its “Ultimate Burger” at a 95% discount across all its stores. The deal was only for the first 80 lucky customers through the door. People were seen pushing and shoving their way into the stores to get […]

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Hustisya*

Hustisya*

INIHATID na sa huling hantungan ang 17-anyos at grade 11 student na si Kian delos Santos noong Sabado, Agosto 26, sa La Loma Cemetery. Inilibing si Delos Santos mahigit isang linggo makalipas ang malupit na police operation kung saan natapos ang kanyang buhay sa kamay ng mga pulis na hanggang ngayon ay iginigiit na sangkot siya sa iligal na droga. […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Houston, Texas pummeled by hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON, Texas — Hurricane Harvey continues to pound with heavy rains the coastal and inland areas of southwest Texas, including the City of Houston, leaving at least six persons dead as of late Monday afternoon. Water from the overflowing Barker and Addicks reservoirs near west Houston were released by the US. Army Corps of Engineers to prevent the catastrophic collapse […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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PH Department of Foreign Affairs expresses solidarity with victims of hurricane Harvey

THE Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs has expressed its sympathies over the reported deaths in Texas in the wake of what has been described as one of the most devastating storms in the southern state’s history. Storm Harvey, which triggered massive flooding in Houston and surrounding areas, left at least five persons dead and more than a dozen injured, according […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Diaspora, News
Luke Who’s Talking #71*

Luke Who’s Talking #71*

“Hindi lahat ng sinungaling nagsasabi ng totoo…”                  *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
Napakaraming “sana” para sa ating mga Pilipino*

Napakaraming “sana” para sa ating mga Pilipino*

NAAALALA pa ba ninyo ang kantang “Imagine” na pinasikat ng grupong Beatles noong mga 1960’s to 70’s? Ito marahil ang isang awiting pinagkukunan ng inspirasyon ng maraming Pilipinong nagnanais ng mapayapa at masaganang buhay. Mahirap makamit ang “utopia” o isang ideal na kalalagayan, ayon na rin sa “Imagine,” subalit ito’y nagbibigay ng pag-asa sa panahong napakarami nating katanungan…sa mga panahong […]

by Nida Mendoza-Abu· · 0 comments · Opinions
Kulas #6 – Justice for Kian

Kulas #6 – Justice for Kian

by Romulo "Jimbo" Velasquez· · 0 comments · Cartoons
Beyond Deadlines on Howdy Philippines and Pinoy Houston TV YouTube #26– “Ang pambansang wika”

Beyond Deadlines on Howdy Philippines and Pinoy Houston TV YouTube #26– “Ang pambansang wika”

Kindly watch Beyond Deadlines’ segment at Howdy Philippines where yours truly is the host. Today I will talk about our “National Language” Thanks and God bless… The Beyond Deadlines on TV/YouTube segment was produced by the Houston, Texas based Pinoy Houston TV. The TV show time is every Saturday at 1 p.m. (Houston time) at Channel 15.3 with a repeat […]

Slow-Moving Hurricane Harvey Causes Massive Destruction in Texas

Slow-Moving Hurricane Harvey Causes Massive Destruction in Texas

By Sputnik News SLOW-moving Hurricane Harvey – the strongest storm to hit the US in over ten years – is knocking down structures and flooding rivers in the region, and much more rain is expected over the next three to five days. A powerful and slow-moving Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico that came ashore in southwest Texas on Friday night — lashing […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Diaspora, Environment, Health, News
Inang Laya’s “Lumuha ka aking Bayan”

Inang Laya’s “Lumuha ka aking Bayan”

I love this song about the sorry state of our country. An Amado Hernandez classic poem beautifully given life by Inang Laya Music Video © YouTUBE

by Admin· · 1 comment · Featured Music
Korea*

Korea*

MARAMI ang sumisisi sa North Korea at sa lider nito na si Kim Jong-un bilang ugat ng krisis sa Korean peninsula ngayon. Subalit ang hindi napapansin ng karamihan ay ang katotohanan na ang tunay na ugat ng krisis ay ang sapilitang paghahati sa bansang ito ng United States at dating Unyong Sobyet (ngayon ay Russia) matapos ang Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig. […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
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PH Ombudsman goes digital

THE Office of the Ombudsman has started the digitalization of its records with the launching last Tuesday of its first ever Data Migration System. The DMS, a project initiative of the Office of the Ombudsman together with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the United States government (INL) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
Thank God a nuke war has been averted….for the moment*

Thank God a nuke war has been averted….for the moment*

THE “Nuke War’ scare has again hit the Asia-Pacific region and the United States after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatened to “unleash” its Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles near the US territory of Guam. To avoid a nuke war, Kim  must be calmed by stopping the Pyongyang aimed joint US and South Korean military exercises. Without this major provocation, Kim is […]

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More public service volunteers needed in Marianas

AMERICORPS, a volunteer public service organization, needs 50 student volunteers this school year to further boost its public service work. Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Island-Americorps member Vicky Nicholas said 15 students have already submitted their online application. She said 13 of them are from Kagman High School. “They applied since April and they are excellent students.” She said Americorps has […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · News
‘Without a fight’*

‘Without a fight’*

THE Caloocan City policemen insist that Kian Loyd delos Santos, the 17-year-old 11th grader whom they killed, was involved in illegal drugs. After the slaying hit the headlines, Philippine National Police Director-General Ronald dela Rosa said Delos Santos delivered drugs for his father and uncle and presented a professed pusher who claimed to have had transactions with the victim. Next, the […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
“Sing us your song again: The music and legacy of Eddie Mesa”

“Sing us your song again: The music and legacy of Eddie Mesa”

THE Elvis Presley of the Philippines is Back! One of the country’s all-time most-loved singer-actors will stage his very first full concert after more than 28 years! Eddie Mesa headlines a show that will keep us rockin’ and rollin’ all night long as he takes us through the journey of his career spanning four decades. Joining him are Pilita Corrales, […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Entertainment