Archive for January, 2018

Sagot ay “NO” sa Pederalismo…*

Sagot ay “NO” sa Pederalismo…*

UNA sa lahat ay hayaan ninyong ibahagi ng Usaping Bayan ang isa sa mga unang sulatin ng inyong lingkod kaugnay sa panukalang pagkakaroon ng isang pederal na porma ng pamahalaan. Gayun man ay pagpaumanhinan ninyo na ito ay nakasulat sa wikang Ingles. The argument The main argument against the current “centralized system” of the Philippine government is that the permissible […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
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High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows – WHO

BANGKOK – The World Health Organization’s first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. In a press release emailed to Beyond Deadlines, the WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health
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1,185 na mga bulok na sasakyan ang nawalis ng I-ACT mula sa mga lansangan ng Metro Manila

UMABOT sa 1,185 na bulok na sasakyan ang “nawalis” ng Inter-Agency Council for Traffic mula sa mga kalsada ng Metro Manila sa loob ng 22 araw mula nang ipatupad nito ang operasyon “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” noong Enero 8. Ayon kay Elmer Argano, pinuno ng Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) Communications and Administrative Services ng Department of Transportation (DOTr), 75 […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Environment, News
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

PH Ombudsman Morales does not recognize unconstitutional suspension of a deputy ombudsman

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales said on Wednesday her office will not betray her sworn duty to uphold the Constitution by recognizing the unconstitutional 90-day suspension that Malacañang imposed on Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang. In a statement sent to the media, Morales stressed that the recent spate of events poses a great cause for concern. She also said that with the […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao. Image © NAPOLCOM PID

Only a 3rd third of all examinees passed the PH police promotional examinations

ONLY 419 of the 1,253 examinees who took the recent Philippine National Police promotional examinations for Inspector and Superintendent categories passed, according to the National Police Commission. NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao, in a statement released to the media, said the number of passers represents a total 33.44 percent. He that this percentage is 6.41 percent lower […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
Kuwalipikasyon, dinastya at halalan*

Kuwalipikasyon, dinastya at halalan*

SA PAGDAAN ng mga taon ay kung anu-anong pagbabago ang pilit na ipinapasok ng mga pulitiko sa ating mga batas at Konstitusyon. Pero ang pinakapayak at pinakamahalaga marahil na punto sa mga nagnanais tumakbo para maging opisyal ng gobyerno tungkol sa kanilang kuwalipikasyon ay hindi napapansin ng marami. Mabuti naman at binigyan ng pansin ni dating Senate President Aquilino Pimentel […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Save the PH mercury lamp recycling project – Ecowaste Coalition

A PHILIPPINE based environment and public health watchdog today asked Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi to prevent from turning his department’s multi-million peso mercury lamp waste recycling project into a white elephant. In an e-mail sent to Cusi, the EcoWaste Coalition has expressed serious concern over the non-operation of the lamp waste recycling facility which is capable mercury recovery. […]

Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #15

Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #15

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· · 0 comments · Our Featured Book
Luke Who’s Talking #89*

Luke Who’s Talking #89*

“Ang magandang cellphone ay yung kahit wala kang kausap pwede kang magsalita…”               *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
Wish 107.5 Bus to launch in Hollywood

Wish 107.5 Bus to launch in Hollywood

THE Philippines’ FM radio station Wish 107.5 is set to launch in Hollywood, California, its mobile radio booth “Wish 107.5 Bus” as it stays true to its commitment to be the Filipino talent’s gateway to the world. Through Wish FM’s innovations, foreigners were wowed by the singing prowess of Original Pilipino Music artists. Wishclusive videos taken on the Pambansang Wish […]

by Admin· · 4 comments · Entertainment
Beyond Deadlines on Howdy Philippines and Pinoy Houston TV YouTube #47 – “The Feast of the Black Nazarene and Filipino religiosity”

Beyond Deadlines on Howdy Philippines and Pinoy Houston TV YouTube #47 – “The Feast of the Black Nazarene and Filipino religiosity”

Kindly watch this Beyond Deadlines’ segment at Howdy Philippines where I will talk about “The Feast of the Black Nazarene and Filipino religiosity.” Thanks and God Bless… The Beyond Deadlines on TV/YouTube segment was produced by the Houston, Texas based Pinoy Houston TV. The program’s show time is every Saturday at 1 p.m. (Houston time) at Channel 15.3 with a […]

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Fil-Am artist Johnny Esj Otilano in front of his works at Erehwon Gallery in Quezon City.

Two Pamana ng Lahi visual artists respectively doing solo in Los Angeles and PH

TWO visual artists who participated in the Pamana ng Lahi art exhibition during the Filipino American Heritage month in the United States recently got themselves solo shows here in Los Angeles and in the Philippines. Here in Los Angeles, 65-year-old unconventional artist Sal Floriano, better known as Sal Budhz, brought out his full collection of his so-called “Tawas Series” at […]

PH business group proposed a 100 percent in OJT man-hours

PH business group proposed a 100 percent in OJT man-hours

A PROGRESSIVE youth organization characterized as despicable a proposal of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry to lengthen the on-the-job training hours for grade 12 students by 100 percent. In a statement, the Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan (SPARK) said the PCCI’s proposal is “an outright attempt to siphon more free labor and profit from K-12 students.” Under the proposal […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
Duterte offers tourists 42 virgins in mockery of ISIS recruitment propaganda (VIDEO)

Duterte offers tourists 42 virgins in mockery of ISIS recruitment propaganda (VIDEO)

By RT Presentation of Signed Business Agreements New Delhi, India January 26, 2018 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the copies of signed business agreements from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez during the Philippines-India Business Forum at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi on January 26, 2018.The forum was held on January 24, 2018 and was organized […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Business, News
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Metro Manila’s drive against dilapidated public utility vehicles will be expanded to nearby provinces

THE Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) continues to intensify its campaign against dilapidated public utility vehicles (PUVs) as it expands operations within the peripheries of Metro Manila. Areas within Mega Manila such as Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, and Antipolo City in Rizal will now be subjected to the council’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” on-road inspection of Public Utility Vehicles. “These areas […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment, News
Former iloilo Rep. Rolex Suplico. Photo © untvweb.com

Former Iloilo Representative Rolex Suplico to be prosecuted for alleged PDAF-related graft

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales said her office found probable cause to file graft charges against former Iloilo Representative Rolex Suplico and two other persons before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the anomalous utilization of his 2007 Priority Development Assistance Fund. Morales, in a statement sent to Beyond Deadlines, said Suplico violated Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Brownman Revival’s “Ikaw ang Aking Mahal”

Brownman Revival’s “Ikaw ang Aking Mahal”

I love this reggae version of this VST’s classic love song   Music Video © YouTUBE

by Admin· · 0 comments · Featured Music
Nakahihiya*

Nakahihiya*

HINDI maubos maisip ng Usaping Bayan kung bakit kailangang bigyan ng pagkilala si Communications Undersecretary Mocha Uson ng University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association Inc. gayong malinaw pa sa sikat ng Haring Araw na mas nakararami sa kanyang mga Tomasino ang higit na karapat-dapat sa pagkilala. Napakinggan ng Usaping Bayan ang panayam kay Henry Tenedero, ang nagbitiw na pangulo ng […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
President Xi wore combat fatigues and black leather gloves in his speech to thousands of military personnel. Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Images

Xi Jinping tells army not to fear death in show of China’s military might

By The Guardian/Tom Phillips Xi Jinping has reaffirmed his status as China’s most dominant leader since Chairman Mao with another tub-thumping display of military brawn involving thousands of heavily armed troops. Speaking at a military assembly in the northern province of Hebei, Xi told about 7,000 service men and women they should fear “neither hardship nor death” as they implemented […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · News
Desperate moves *

Desperate moves *

TO MANY people, several members of the House of Representatives appear to be desperate in their attempts to amend the 1987 Constitution. House members have been criticized time and again for proposing amendments to the Constitution without the Senate since senators have refused to join them in a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass). However, several congressmen believe that if they finalize a […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Two grooms and “dreamy wedding gown moments for three sisters.”  From left to right: Francis Adriel, Lence Alonzo, Kristian Cuesta, Aireen Lao Sencio, groom Raffy Reyes and groom Michael Lao, Mae Lao Gonzales, Christian Esmundo, Mylynn Lao Medina and Jomari Reyes. Photo © Abner Galino

“Ball gown moments” dream of four finally came true

CHANCES are, if a woman wishes to marry, she most likely wishes to walk the aisle in a wedding ball gown. Right? Well, that’s when circumstances were ideal. But when reality bites, she could settle for less. Nevertheless, settle or not, the “wedding ball gown dream” doesn’t just fizzle out. Michael Lao, 32, a same-sex marriage groom, has three sisters […]

by Abner Galino· · 1 comment · Diaspora, Feature Story
Mayon volcano in Philippines spews lava fountains & ash plumes as thousands more flee

Mayon volcano in Philippines spews lava fountains & ash plumes as thousands more flee

By RT/Santiago Celario Thousands more have been forced to flee in the Philippines, latest figures show, as the country’s most active volcano keeps spewing massive lava fountains and ash plumes up to five kilometers high. The sporadic eruption of Mayon in Albay province on the island of Luzon started on January 13. Since then, it has affected at least 54 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment, Events, News
Celebrity chef Coco P. Cruz (3rd from left) is flanked by Dylan Durias (2nd from left) and Butch Victoriano during a photo op prior to the show. The other original South Border members in the show are Ric Junasa, Paul Benitez, Tata Balane and Keisey Hicban.                                         Photo © Teodoro Yap

One last set for the Big Guy

A BENEFIT concert to help out the family of the recently deceased musician Dylan Durias was held last Sunday. Held at the Bamboo Bistro in Panorama City, the concert was led by musician Ric Junasa, who was a close friend of the deceased, and host/singer Cory Miranda. Daniel Belen, owner of Bamboo Bistro, expressed sadness over Dylan’s sudden demise. “Actually, […]

by Abner Galino· · 1 comment · Diaspora, Entertainment, News
Pansariling kapakinabangan*

Pansariling kapakinabangan*

NOON pa man ay sinasabi ko na maraming magagandang puntos ang pagpapalit ng sistema ng gobyerno sa pamamagitan ng charter change (cha-cha) tungo sa pederalismo na hindi naman dapat balewalain. Pero lalo sana itong magsisilbing kapani-paniwala kung hindi nakikita ang term extension o pagpapalawig ng panunungkulan na hangarin ng mga nagsusulong nito. Sa katunayan, mas magiging maayos ang pagtanggap ng […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Three Benilde films to defend CineMapúa title

Three Benilde films to defend CineMapúa title

THREE short films from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Digital Film making program will attempt to duplicate last year’s success of their fellow Benildeans when the annual CineMapúa student film festival kicks off this week at the Mapúa University in Intramuros, Manila. Karla Urquiaga‘s Healing, Jaig de Guzman‘s Amy and Regina Aceron‘s and C.J. Villa‘s Binihag are among […]