Diaspora Feature Story

Another Filipino-American becomes the valedictorian of her batch in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio FILIPINO Americans continue grabbing the top academic honors in Saipan this time in Chacha Ocean View Middle School. This was learned as COVMS recently promoted 77 middle schoolers to high school during a simple ceremony at the school’s cafeteria. COVMS Principal Martha Kintol said the Class of 2018 selected the theme: […]

Culture and the Arts Feature Story

Bernadette Manahan Sta. Maria: When Love, Passion and Art Touch Lives

“PAINTING is the love of my life; it’s my passion. And not only that, it enables me to touch the lives of people, especially my subject,” says Bernadette Manahan Sta. Maria, in justifying the many years that she has been zealously engrossed in doing just that. One thing I noticed with this painter is the […]

Diaspora Feature Story

A Filipino American grab the top academic honor as she led the middle school graduates of Saipan’s FMSMS

By Lori Lyn Lirio LED by their Filipino American valedictorian, 97 8th grade students of the Francisco M. Sablan Middle School has been promoted to 9th grade during its 4th annual promotional ceremony recently held at Royal Taga Ballroom World Resort. Principal James Sablan introduced the Class of 2018 promotees, who he said have brought […]

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Filipino American valedictorian of Marianas High School and Harvard U student accepted as a Google intern

By Lori Lyn Lirio MARIANAS High School valedictorian of Class 2017 Robert Malate was accepted in Google as summer intern in its California office. For the next 12 weeks, Malate, a Filipino American, will be under Google’s Engineering Practicum Internship program. “This is a unique internship that Google offers that is primarily focused to freshman […]

Diaspora Feature Story

Pinoy boxers in tears after surprise reception in Los Angeles’ Filipinotown

By Abner Galino TOMORROW, either International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas would have retained his junior bantamweight world boxing belt, or his challenger Jonas Sultan would have earned his first world championship title. Whichever way the Fresno, California fight goes, the Philippines will not lose a world championship belt — as both fighters […]

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Why read Beyond Deadlines?

What is Beyond Deadlines? Beyond Deadlines is an electronic news site (e-news) that aspires to initiate meaningful conversations or dialogues through its postings. Hopefully, the ideas emanating from these exchanges would lead to the empowerment of the poor, deprived and the oppressed. At the same time, Beyond Deadlines wants to be at the forefront of […]

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Angelicum Iran: A reunion that turned out as a farewell to a unique educational system

By Kleo Hernandez- Kannangara FLIGHTS from different parts of the world carried Angelicum School Iran (ASIR) alumni to meet with those who are based in the Philippines. Former teachers, administrative staff and students converged at the Zen Garden in Tagaytay on 17th/18th March 2018 for what was to be a gathering hoping to be in […]

Feature Story News

CNMI literacy program going strong @ 20

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Northern Marianas Humanities Council’s Motheread/Fatheread Family Literacy Program is gearing up for its 20th anniversary in October to celebrate its expansion and success. According to the NMHC, 20,997 families from the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) have participated in its literacy program in its 20 year existence. “We have […]

Feature Story Health

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 […]

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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 […]

Diaspora Feature Story News

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 […]

Business Feature Story

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 […]