Archive for September, 2017

Academician and traditional healing proponent Zita Pangelinan Photo © http://www.kuam.com

Traditional healing is making a comeback in Guam and Marianas islands

TRADITIONAL healing is now being taught at the University of Guam to complement western medicine. Zita Pangelinan, academician and proponent of traditional healing practices, said traditional healing is now gaining grounds and acceptance at academic institutions adding that the a course about it was introduced at UG last Sept. 9 as part of the Pacific International Programs. “We have been […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 1 comment · Health, News
PH finally agreed to cooperate with UN on Human Rights issues

PH finally agreed to cooperate with UN on Human Rights issues

TWO days after a joint statement of 39 member countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council was made public calling the Philippine government to end the killings and culture of impunity brought about by its war on illegal drugs, and after repeatedly rejecting suggestions to have the world body investigate the reported extrajudicial killings, the Duterte administration finally agreed […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Majority members of the UN Human Rights Council urged PH President Rodrigo Duterte to end the killings and culture of impunity in the country

THIRTY nine member countries of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday urged the Philippine government under the Duterte administration to end the “thousands of killings and the climate of impunity associated with the war on drugs.” This developed following the rejection of the Philippine government of 154 out the 257 recommendations from UN member states to address the […]

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales (left) President rodrigo Duterte (right) Screenshot © http://www.interaksyon.com

Ombudsman to probe the source of wealth of PH President Rodrigo Duterte and his family despite presidential threat.

THE Office of the Ombudsman on Friday said it will continue to investigate the reported multi-billion peso wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte as it is not intimidated by his threat to have the Office investigated for corruption. “Sorry Mr. President but this Office shall not be intimidated,” the Ombudsman, in a press release, said a day after Duterte threatened the […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
"It is peace in our time" says then British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain as he wave a copy of the pact he signed with German Chancellor Adolf Hitler Image CC0 / Ministry of Information / Munich Agreement

How UK, France, Poland Unleashed Hitler and Paved the Way for WWII*

By Ekaterina Blinova/Sputnik News The Munich pact of September 29, 1938, paved the way for Nazi Germany’s dominance in Europe and its march eastward, Canadian professor Michael Jabara Carley told Sputnik. Present day efforts to re-write the history of WWII in the West is an attempt to justify grave mistakes committed by European states and pin all the blame on […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Opinions
PDEA, LTFRB, Grab, UBER meeting. Photo © PDEA Public Information Office

PH Drug Enforcement Agency asked Grab and Uber operators to help in the anti-drug campaign

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday said operators of transportation network vehicles services – Grab and Uber – should open packages sent through their drivers to prevent their being used as drug couriers unwittingly. The suggestion was made by newly appointed PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino after noting instances where Grab and Uber drivers are being exploited […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Far Eastern University short film wins Precious Pelikula grand prize

Far Eastern University short film wins Precious Pelikula grand prize

FOR the second straight year, a short film made by Far Eastern University students got the top prize at the Precious Pelikula Film-making Contest awarding ceremony held during the 38th Manila International Book Fair last Sept. 17, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia. Victor Elijah Gador, who directed the winning short film “My Fat Chance” based on […]

A piece of Vics Magsaysay’s splendid collection of photography of World Heritage sites in the Philippines as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

PH Consul General to grace Pamana ng Lahi exposition in Filipinotown, California

PHILIPPINE Consul General in Los Angeles Adelio Angelito S. Cruz is set to attend the next month’s Pamana ng Lahi exposition at the Filipino Cultural Center in the Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles to show the government’s support for Filipino artists. Emily Manansala-Roberts, president emeritus of Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) made the announcement shortly after receiving […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Culture and the Arts, Diaspora, News
Libelo*

Libelo*

KAMAKAILAN ay sinampahan ng kasong libelo ni Senador Antonio Trillanes ang isang dating artista na ngayo’y nasa poder na matapos daw nitong ikalat ang balita na na may mga itinatago umano siyang lihim na bank account sa ibang bansa na naglalaman ng milyon-milyong piso. Hindi na pagtutuunan ng Usaping Bayan ang detalye ng kaso pero susubukin ng pitak na ito […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Soviet Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov, the man who saved the world. Image © edgardaily.com

Stanislav Petrov: The Ignominious End of the Man Who Saved the World

By Linda Pentz Gunter/Russia Insider Stanislav Petrov asked for nothing. Nevertheless, we owe him everything I just returned from the Nuclear-Free Future Awards in Basel, Switzerland, which this year were held in conjunction with a conference on Human Rights, Future Generations & Crimes In The Nuclear Age. The conference was hosted by IPPNW Switzerland. International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear […]

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BenildeFilm alumna’s short film competes in Iraq filmfest

BenildeFilm alumna’s short film competes in Iraq filmfest

“PAPA’s Shadows,” a short film written and directed by De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde film alumna Shallah Montero, next month will vie for top awards at the Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq. The film tells the story of seven-year old Mia (Pintig Santos) who has a lot of questions about death at her young age. She has always […]

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Bureau of Customs-NAIA to exceed collection target – Commissioner Isidro Lapeña

WITH the operation of the new x-ray machines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña expects to more than meet this year’s target revenue of PhP50.1 billion for the country’s premier gateway. Lapeña said with the new x-ray machines, taxable items can be easily detected as well as drugs and guns hidden on luggage and […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Ric Manrique’s “Ikaw ang Ligaya ko”

The late Ric Manrique Jr. is a favorite kundiman crooner by my late father. This song is a tribute both to the singer and my dad. Mr. Manrique passed away last week.   Music Video © YouTUBE

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Ombudsman rolls web based filing of Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales on Wednesday asked in a circular all government officials and employees to submit to he office all original hard copies of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) together with the corresponding electronic copies in Portable Document Format. Carpio’s directive came after a number of senators questioned the redaction in the December 2016 Statement […]

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

Being truthful*

BEING truthful means a strict adherence to a policy of honesty and openness. This is a quality that should be practiced by each and every one in everyday life and in any field of work. Being truthful also means being trustworthy. Our words are just as important as our actions: They must be truthful.       People can be sensitive when […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #12

Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #12

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
Commission on Human Rights*

Commission on Human Rights*

LAHAT ng tao ay may karapatang mabuhay nang payapa at magkaroon ng katahimikan sa loob ng tahanan at pag-aari ng mga pribadong ari-arian. May karapatan siyang mabuhay na walang takot at makapagpasya ng malaya, makapagpahayag at lalong may karapatan siya laban sa pang-aabuso ng estado. Subalit hindi lahat ng paglabag sa karapatan ng tao ay saklaw ng Commission on Human […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival runs at Greenbelt 3 next month

PELÍCULA Spanish Film Festival runs at Greenbelt 3 next month

PELÍCULA-PELIKULA, the biggest Spanish film festival in Asia, will be featuring the best of contemporary Spanish cinema at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas in Makati City. Presented by Instituto Cervantes, the Embassy of Spain-AECID, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and Ayala Cinemas; the 16th edition of the festival will screen more than 20 films from Oct. 5 to […]

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PH tops Global Impunity Index list

THE Philippines topped and bested 68 other countries the list of the 2017 Global Impunity Index. Compiled by the Mexico based Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UAP), the Philippines garnered a 75.60 score in the Global Impunity Index besting with a wide margin second placer India, which got a GII score of 70.94. According to the UAP, the GII measures […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
Former Caloocan City Rep. Luis "Baby" Asistio Image © https://www.rappler.com

Former PH lawmaker Luis “Baby” Asistio to be indicted for alleged involvement in PDAF scam

THE Office of the Ombudsman is set to indict before the Sandiganbayan former Caloocan City Rep. Luis “Baby” Asistio for his alleged involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam. Specifically, Asistio will be charged before the anti-graft court with four counts of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act), two counts […]

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