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Israel Mendiola de Leon while about to undergo medical scanning. Image © Facebook

A Fil-Am cop in Saipan is battling the “Big C” for his life, warns about the dangers of chewing betel nut and tobacco

By Lori Lyn Lirio POLICE Officer Israel Mendiola De Leon, 32, quit chewing betel nut in 2015, in a bid to avoid the “Big C” but to no avail. In 2017, he was diagnosed with stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma on his right buccal area. “I stopped chewing because my kids ask me to. I wanted also to stop because […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Feature Story, Health
Former Uruguay and Ecuador Presidents Jose Mujica (Left) and Rafael Correa (Right)

Global community, not global market: Rafael Correa and Jose Mujica discuss perils of globalization

By RT EX-Ecuador President Rafael Correa discussed with his Uruguayan counterpart Jose Mujica how globalization may become less damaging and more benefitting to humanity in general as opposed to rich corporations. Mujica served as president of Uruguay between 2010 and 2015, winning the nickname “the world’s poorest president” over his insistence on living at his wife’s farm and driving an old Volkswagen […]

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Fil-Am Med student Ryan Ortizo. Image © Lori Lyn Lirio

Fil Am medical student accepted to Harvard University’s Master’s Degree program

By Lori Lyn Lirio A GRADUATING Filipino-American medical student from Saipan was offered by Harvard University a USD30,000 worth of scholarship for a one-year master’s degree program. Former Mount Carmel School student Fil Am Ryan Ortizo received a letter from Harvard University informing him that he was admitted to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is slated […]

SXSW, the power of creative economy

SXSW, the power of creative economy

By Daniella Flanagan HOUSTON, TX – On March 14, the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia here in cooperation with Indonesian-American Chamber of Commerce of Southeastern Central USA and The Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy held an interactive and fun South by South West panel of Indonesian startup business. The power of Indonesian creative economy I was invited to […]

Driving and Living:  The Not-so Odd Couple

Driving and Living: The Not-so Odd Couple

WE can easily know a person by how he or she thinks. I think that’s pretty obvious considering that what we think of is usually expressed in our words and actions. Now, this is also something. I heard that we could also know a person by checking how that person eats. Burps? Possibly. But there is another way of knowing […]

by Vics Magsaysay, Ph.D.· · 1 comment · Feature Story
Why read and share Beyond Deadlines?

Why read and share Beyond Deadlines?

Beyond Deadlines may still be a small entity but it is undeniably unique and growing. It is the only news website about the Philippines that treats the Filipino and English languages on equal footing. It is a site where you can read news and feature stories about the nation’s different diaspora communities worldwide and mainstream events written by seasoned Filipino […]

The Power of Rest

The Power of Rest

AS THE rain outside the Chinese restaurant kept pouring, mucous from my nose started to drip as if trying to compete with the downpour outdoors. Though the food on the table was invitingly sumptuous, this runny nose took my appetite away as I was always running back and forth to the restroom to blow my nose. Yes, having a cold […]

The Gift of Giving and Receiving (Conclusion)

The Gift of Giving and Receiving (Conclusion)

Part 2 The Art of Giving Gifts MY friend complained that her husband gives her a pair of gold earrings EVERY BIRTHDAY to the point that she doesn’t really look forward to it anymore. She said that after a few years of receiving the same, she would feign eagerness in opening the gifts. But of late, she would give a […]

Paragas (extreme right) poses with fellow awardees of Courageous Citizens Award from the DA office. Behind the awardees are staff of the District Attorneys office. Photo © Abner Galino

Fil-Am who saved dog honored by District Attorney

A FILIPINO-American from Long Beach, California earned the District Attorney’s Office Courageous Citizens Award for saving a dog that was hurled by its owner to a 20-foot ravine two years ago. Krisanto Paragas, 30, who works for the US Coast Guard, was honored and given the award in a simple ceremony last February 7 in Los Angeles together with four […]

by Abner Galino· · 3 comments · Diaspora, Feature Story, News
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PH police commission statement on Beyond Deadlines’ Second Anniversary

It is with great pleasure that I extend my warmest greetings to the whole Editorial Staff of BEYOND DEADLINES on the occasion of your 2ND Anniversary. The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) would like to acknowledge the efforts of the hardworking men and women of BEYOND DEADLINES who, for the past two years, have provided readers with accurate news, meaningful insights, unique perspectives and critical […]

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The Isleños of Louisiana. Image © https://spanishdilettante.files.wordpress.com

The Isleños of Louisiana

HOUSTON, TX – Our research team, meaning me, took a look around at the Mardi Gras festival here in Southeast Texas and the associated people raised in different cultures that celebrate it here in the Southern States of the US. One unique, almost obscure, story popped up – a people called the Isleños. The Isleños, like Filipinos, have Spanish and […]

by Daniella Flanagan· · 0 comments · Feature Story
SPARK’s statement on Beyond Deadlines’ Second Anniversary

SPARK’s statement on Beyond Deadlines’ Second Anniversary

THE Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan would like to congratulate the editorial board and staff of Beyond Deadlines on the occasion of your second anniversary. We believe that your task alone of delivering accurate and objective news is daunting enough and will likely get more interesting while this administration’s grip on power slowly loosens as it fails to deliver the promised […]

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Beyond Deadlines Anniversary Article Series 2018

Beyond Deadlines Anniversary Article Series 2018

Beyond Deadlines Gave Me Another Chance to Write Online… IT WAS August last year when I got a message from a longtime media colleague, Nelson Flores, asking me if I can join Beyond Deadlines. I had been a follower of this online news site due to interesting news that were posted here. Most are very relevant issues about the Philippines […]

by Nida Mendoza-Abu· · 0 comments · Feature Story
Eco Waste Coalition’s statement on Beyond Deadlines’ Second Anniversary

Eco Waste Coalition’s statement on Beyond Deadlines’ Second Anniversary

  Dear Pastor Nelson, As the founding anniversary period of Beyond Deadlines is commemorated from January 14 to February 24, we at the EcoWaste Coalition would like to extend our warm gratitude and appreciation for your splendid efforts to reach out to Filipinos the world over through the timely sharing of news and views that matter to our lives as […]

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Beyond Deadlines Anniversary Article Series 2018

Beyond Deadlines Anniversary Article Series 2018

PARANG kailan lamang nuong magsimulang maghatid ng kaunting kasiyahan, aliw at kakulitan ang “Luke Who’s Talking” kalakip ng mga mahahalagang balita dito sa Beyond Deadlines. Nagsimulang mambasag ng trip si CJ Espiritu, aka Luke Coloco, sa pamamagitan ng kanyang obrang Luke Who’s Talking nuong kasalukuyang nagkakagulo ang Kongreso na maipasa ang Cybercrime Law sa Pilipinas. Hindi matiis ni Luke na […]

by Luke Coloco· · 1 comment · Feature Story, Grains of Salt
Beyond Deadlines Anniversary Article Series 2018

Beyond Deadlines Anniversary Article Series 2018

IT WAS the 26th March of 2016, when I received this private message on Facebook, “Hi Cleo, just wondering bka gusto mong maging volunteer writer ng ng beyonddeadlines dyan sa UAE? You are most welcome to submit your essays or news item.” I was like, “Ehhhh, me? To write?” In my mind too was, “Di naman ako graduate ng Lit! […]

by Kleo Hernandez-Kannangara· · 0 comments · Feature Story
Another successful year for Beyond Deadlines

Another successful year for Beyond Deadlines

The Beginning THE month of January actually marks the second anniversary of Beyond Deadlines for the idea to embark on this grand project germinated in the first two weeks of the first month of the year 2016, after a series of brainstorming by yours truly and my former colleague at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mr. Gerald Lacuarta, who later became […]

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The Gift of Giving and Receiving

The Gift of Giving and Receiving

Part 1 A Gift: What is it? What it should be? THE 2017 Holiday Season passed. A brand New Year has been ushered in and it is now February, and another gift-giving tradition is here, Valentine’s Day. It is not as big as the Christian’s Christmas but it’s also commercially famous for gift-giving and well, yes, obviously receiving too. Not […]

by Kleo Hernandez-Kannangara· · 0 comments · Feature Story
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
11-year-old Fil-Am golfer to play in World Championship

11-year-old Fil-Am golfer to play in World Championship

AN 11-year-old Filipino American golfer, Jaden Dumdumaya of Fairfield, California, recently bagged the 1st place of the 2017 World Series Future Champions Golf Northern California Championship. With the win, Jaden has also qualified to the 2018 FCG Callaway World Championship at the Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California in July. In the 11-12 Boys division qualifier, Jaden played along with […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Feature Story, News
Hermann Woitschek arrived on Saipan in 1899. He served the local community as medical aid, post office officer and police force trainer. Photo ©  Woitschek family

Reunited after 102 years of separation

AFTER 102 years of being separated and decades of search the Cabrera, Cepeda and Woitschek families got together in a grand reunion at the historic Carolinian Utt in Saipan. Cynthia C. Pangelinan, one of the great granddaughters of Hermann Woitschek, said they finally found the missing link – the Woitschek family where they all came from. About a year ago, […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 1 comment · Diaspora, Feature Story
Fil-Am Debbie Winkfield has been quilting for 40 years now. For her, quilting is a connection of memories. Photo ©  Lyn Lirio

Quilt artist’s work in display in Saipan’s Joeten-Kiyu Public Library

DEBBIE Winkfield’s Quilt “Coral Kingdom” is an artwork made out of reused and recycled materials. Her under-the-sea themed quilt is now on display at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library. In an interview, Winkfield said it was her first time to quilt for public display. “I do quilt for my kids and grandkids but I never did this one before.” She said […]

Luz Balbin-Spanks and some of her works. Photo © Vics Magsaysay

Luz Balbin Spanks: Singing her way to art*

“NO plan, no shape, not forced, and just like confetti, they just fall into place after they drop. They have to go with the wind – or even without the wind’s interaction. Yes, the result turns out to be very natural.” Thus said Luz Balbin-Spanks, an artist and the president of the La Habra Art Association in La Habra, California, […]

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In the US? Take precaution for it is now flu season

MURRIETA, California – The 2018 flu season is shaping up to be bad and potentially more severe than the one that affected America in 2014-2015, which, according to the United States Center for Disease Control in its latest flu outbreak update, was already “the most severe season in recent years.” The US. is mostly being affected by the A(H3N2) strain of […]

by Daniella Flanagan· · 0 comments · Feature Story, Health
Filipino style spaghetti. Image © panlasangpinoy.com

Enjoy your “Ispageti”

MURRIETA, California – The National Spaghetti Day on January 4 recognized the worldwide favorite for ages and loved by millions – the long, thin cylindrical pasta of Italian and Sicilian origin – spaghetti! There are a variety of different pasta dishes that are based on spaghetti (the Italian plural of the diminutive spago) from spaghetti ala Carbonara or garlic and […]

by Daniella Flanagan· · 0 comments · Feature Story