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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 […]

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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 […]

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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
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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
From left, Mariano Fajardo, Victoria Dela Cruz, Matthew Berline, Katherine Mersai, Danahlei Rodriguz, and Brad Ruszala. Image © Lori Lyn Lirio

Saipan based Fil Ams won top and 2nd prize in Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests

VETERANS of Foreign Wars Post 3457 on Tuesday recognized six students for winning the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests for its Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands chapter. This year’s theme is “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” Established in the 1947, the VFW formed up women auxiliary, composed of wives and espouses of the veterans. They came […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 1 comment · Diaspora, Feature Story, News
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January is US’ National Soup Month

MURRIETA, CA – January is National Soup Month in the United States. It is celebrated during the whole month annually. Although this is an American holiday, it celebrates all types of soups from around the world. Eight Fun Soup Facts: The pop culture catchphrase “No soup for you!;” used as a response to someone’s request or demand that will not […]

by Daniella Flanagan· · 0 comments · Feature Story
Daila Farms: Where Roots and Visions Coexist

Daila Farms: Where Roots and Visions Coexist

WHAT happens when you combine environmental awareness, revival of cultural heritage and volunteer tourism or “voluntourism” into one? Well, it’s but natural that our roots are deepened and this wonderful blue planet is provided with its well-needed attention. For Maria Aleli Pansacola, this was but a pipe dream when she started producing her signature brand of herbal soap in the […]

by Vics Magsaysay, Ph.D.· · 0 comments · Feature Story
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Calamities and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

MURRIETA, California – The last 100 days in my journey called life included preparations for a Category 4 Hurricane, failure to prepare for two Earthquakes and a hurried readiness for a wildfire, of which the last two events occurred within 48 hours of each other. Traumatized? I watched in disbelief this week as firefighting planes fly over and fire engines […]

by Daniella Flanagan· · 1 comment · Feature Story, Health
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Pasko sa Pilipinas

HALOS dalawang linggo na lamang at sasapit na ang Pasko. Ang Pasko ang pinakamahalagang okasyon na inaabangan ng karamihan sa ating mga Pilipino. Marahil dahil na sa malalim na paniniwalang sa araw na ito, Disyembre 25, ay isinilang si Hesukristo sa Jerusalem. Bagama’t may pagtatalo sa petsa ng tunay na kapanganakan ni Hesukristo, ang mga Pilipino, na mayorya ay Katoliko, […]

by Nida Mendoza-Abu· · 0 comments · Feature Story
Kartilya ng Katipunan

Kartilya ng Katipunan

ALANG-alang sa gunita ng ika-154 na taon na kapanganakan ng Ama ng Himagsikang Pilipino, Supremo ng Kagalanggalangang Kataastaasang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan at ang tunay na Unang Pangulo nating mga Filipino na si Andres Bonifacio ay ibinabahagi ng Beyond Deadlines ang Kartilya ng Katipunan na isinulat ni Emilio Jacinto. Nakatitiyak ang patnugot ng Beyond Deadlines na ang Kartilya ng […]

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Simbang Gabi, A Filipino tradition

LOS Angeles, California—Simbang Gabi is a beloved Christmas tradition for Filipino Catholics that features a devotional novena of nine Masses leading to Christmas Day in expectancy of the Nativity and in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the Philippines, the Eucharistic Celebrations of Simbang Gabi are usually held in the early hours of the morning but in Houston, Texas; […]

by Daniella Flanagan· · 0 comments · Feature Story
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All Saints’/ Souls’ Day Celebrations in the Philippines

TODAY is November 2 and All Souls’ Day is being observed in the Philippines. For Filipinos, especially for the Roman Catholics, this is the day where they would flock to the cemeteries to offer prayers, candles, food and flowers for their departed loved ones. There would surely be a  “fiesta” in the cemeteries, with so many people busy walking to […]

by Nida Mendoza-Abu· · 1 comment · Feature Story, News
Jae Jung Jang as he receives the Korean National Orders of Merit from South Korean President Jae In Moon

Korean businessman calls for a Philippines without forgotten neighbors

A KOREAN businessman who is actively engaged in serving the poor and the leprosy afflicted in the Philippines for more than two decades was awarded the Korea National Orders of Merits by no less than the president of South Korea itself, Mr. Jae In Moon. Jae Jung Jang, a former ship captain and businessman who rose from humble beginnings, came […]

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Filipina doctor writes about the “miracles” in her life

Filipina doctor writes about the “miracles” in her life

“I WAS born in a cowl, which to the superstitious, foretold good luck.” “Well, it must have been true. Otherwise, how else to explain how I survived leaving my mother’s uterus with the umbilical cord twice wrapped around my neck.” So goes the first two paragraphs of Dr. Erlinda Eustaquio Grey’s autobiography entitled “Miracles through prayers.” Dr. Grey, during her […]

by Abner Galino· · 1 comment · Feature Story
Ang Babaeng Pinagpala (The Blessed Woman)

Ang Babaeng Pinagpala (The Blessed Woman)

ANG BABAENG PINAGPALA (The Blessed Woman) A Post Mother’s Day Recollection in Honor of Working Women Outside their Home Country IN a café and I was about to sip my tea but almost spilt it… Woman 1: You’re back! How are you? You look great like you were never pregnant at all! How’s the baby? Woman 2: I’m okay, baby’s […]

Russian and Chinese Presidents Vladimir Putin (left) and Xi Jinping (right) © REUTERS/ Roman Pilipey/Pool

How Russia, China Brought Washington’s Plan to Destabilize Eurasia to a Halt

By Sputnik News ALTHOUGH Moscow and Beijing have managed to upset the US plan to disrupt Eurasian economic integration, the US political elite is not going to give up, Ukrainian political observer Rostislav Ishchenko writes for RIA Novosti. He described how Washington might try to ruin the One Belt One Road comprehensive strategy. The Russo-Chinese rapprochement has upset Washington’s plan […]

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Archery o Pamamana sa El Dorado Park

Archery o Pamamana sa El Dorado Park

ARAW ng Linggo noong kami ay pumunta sa El Dorado Park sa Long Beach, California dala ang aming mga busog at balang palaso para makapagpraktis. Pero bago kami pumunta sa lugar ng panaan, pumunta muna kami sa katabing Nature Center upang makapag-exercise dahil mayroon silang magandang tugaygayan o trail para sa mahilig mag-hiking. Ang tugaygayang ito ay hindi gaanong kainitan […]