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Chinese Xiamen Airlines Boeing Crash-Lands at Manila Airport – Reports

By Sputnik News XIAMEN airlines’ 737-800 Boeing crash landed at Manila Airport, AirLive reported Thursday. The media specified that the emergency evacuation was underway. According to the AirLive, the flight MF8667 of the Chinese Xiamen airline circled Manila for about one hour. During the second attempt to land at 15:55 UTC, the Boeing 737-800 skidded off the runway. No immediate information about the casualties or the reasons […]

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QC health department urges lactating mothers to donate to human milk bank. Image © GMA Network

QC promotes breastfeeding awareness

THE QUEZON City government under Mayor Herbert Bautista is actively promoting breastfeeding among mothers and their infants due to its importance in building the baby’s immune system and creating that bond between mother and child. As such the city government has conducted a series of activities to promote breastfeeding, the latest of which is the Aug. 8 milk-letting event At […]

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Korean musicians, from left, Gun Hyung Nam, Chang Woo Sohn, Jukang Lee, and Seokwon Lee. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Classical musicians held a concert for children in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio DOUBLE-BASS player Chang Woo Sohn recently fulfilled his promise to come back on Saipan and held a mini concert at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s children’s room to the delight of his young audience. This time, Sohn brought with him violinists Gun Hyung Nam and Jukang Lee and cellist Seokwon Lee. When Sohn did a post-Valentine mini […]

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Philippine Consulate to open in Houston soon

By Daniella Flanagan A RANKING Filipino diplomat said the Philippine Consulate in Houston is set to open soon even as she admits that its opening has been delayed due to unexpected developments. Philippine Honorary Consul in Dallas Ethel Mercado confirmed that the initial plan for a soft opening of the Consulate in Houston in late summer of 2018 is delayed. […]

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Expanded HOV Traffic Scheme put to test on EDSA, lot of violators caught

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Wednesday said nearly 3,000 driver-only vehicles were caught violating the Expanded High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Traffic Scheme along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue on the first half day of the scheme’s dry run. MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia said a total of 2,953 violators of the HOV scheme have been monitored through closed […]

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Sgt. 1st Class Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion died five days after he sustained injuries from an improvised explosive device blast, the Department of Defense announced Monday. File Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army

Fil-Am Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

By Daniella Flanagan A HIGHLY decorated Filipino American member of the American Special Forces was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device in Afghanistan. The United States Department of Defense identified the fatality as 36-year old Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion. He is the fifth American military service member to be killed in Afghanistan this year. Transfiguracion, who is from Waikoloa, […]

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Guam Memorial Hospital’s loss of accreditation is no cause of concern for CNMI residents — lawmaker

By Lori Lyn Lirio A COMMONWEALTH of Northern Mariana Islands lawmaker said local residents need not worry about the loss of accreditation by the Guam Memorial Hospital. Thus said Senator Teresita Santos as she noted that the GMH’s recent lost of accreditation from the Joint Commission has no impact to CNMI patient referrals as the hospital has not been terminated […]

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‘You can’t create island & say air above it is yours’: Duterte implores China to ‘temper behavior’

By RT Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called on China to “temper its behavior” after a military aircraft was chased out of airspace above artificial islands created by the socialist republic in the South China Sea. The Spratly Islands have been at the center of a territorial dispute between China and five other near neighbours for many years. China started […]

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Duterte to visit Israel in September

By Rodolfo Andal PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the invitation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Israel next month, Malacañang announced on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. confirmed during a Palace press briefing that the President is set to make an official visit to the State of Israel on September 2-5, 2018. According to Roque, this will be […]

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Tulak ng party drug tiklo sa QC

Tulak ng party drug tiklo sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario KULANG-kulang isang milyong pisong halaga ng umano ay party drugs ang sinaklot nitong Martes ng madaling araw sa Quezon City ng mga ahente ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency mula sa umano ay isang tulak ng bawal na gamot. Kinilala ang dinakip bilang si Bruce Carlo Vidal Santos alyas Elmo at residente ng 38 M. L. Quezon St. […]

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Russian foreign minister says dollar’s days numbered as global currency

Russian foreign minister says dollar’s days numbered as global currency

By PRESS Tv RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia has been exploring for some time using national currencies to settle bilateral trade deals with Turkey and other countries. Lavrov, who was speaking at a news conference with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara, said on Tuesday that the US dollar’s role as a global trade currency was in decline.  “I’m confident that […]

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Kris Aquino wears yellow in Hollywood movie premiere

Kris Aquino wears yellow in Hollywood movie premiere

By Abner Galino PHILIPPINE movie personality Kris Aquino, whose mother and brother both became presidents of the Republic of the Philippines, graced the world premiere of “Crazy Rich Asians” in Hollywood wearing a fabulous yellow gown. While the color yellow has been identified with the political opposition after the assassination of Kris’ father (former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.,) during the […]

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MMDA Intensifies Crackdown Against Illegal Obstructions in Manila

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has intensified its crackdown versus sidewalk obstructions even as it sought the help of the Department of Interior and Local Government in dealing with violators. This after the MMDA demolished the barangay hall of Barangay 235, Zone 22 District II in Villaruel St., Manila as it is encroaching the sidewalk despite the appeal of the […]

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PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino speaking before some 8,000 SK officials during the SK Summit in Bren Guiao Convention Center in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga last August 2, 2018. 

PDEA is pushing for the creation of a uniform anti-drug advocacy program for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) nationwide.

PDEA pushes for the creation of a uniform anti-drug advocacy program for the SK

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is pushing for the creation of a uniform anti-drug advocacy program for Sangguniang Kabataan nationwide. This was learned when PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino spoke before thousands of Pampanga SK representatives during their recently concluded Summit at the Bren Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga. Speaking before some 8,000 SK officials, Aquino said […]

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Captain Cecilio Raiukiulipiy leads the Okeanos Marianas crew in a 25-day voyage, visiting different islands from Chuuk and Yap.  Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Fossil fuel free Okeanos Marianas successfully returned to Saipan after 25 grueling days on the open sea

By Lori Lyn Lirio AFTER 25 days of voyage into the open sea, the Okeanos Marianas successfully returned to Saipan on July 24, it was learned today. Canoe Federation chairman Rey Tebuteb said there were 15 people on board when they left on June 29. The journey was headed by Captain Cecilio Raiukiulipiy. According to Tebuteb, they encountered two weather […]

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HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, brings back Snake through Facebook AR feature

MANILA, Philippines–HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, introduces an enhanced version of the classic Snake with augmented reality through Facebook’s camera feature. The new filter, the Snake Mask, and game, the Snake Real World, brings the iconic game to a new generation of fans. The addictive premise of the game remains the same but with a fun AR twist, […]

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Bacolod holds Masskara Festival in Long Beach

By Abner Galino THREE-day celebration that culminated in the jubilant and colorful staging of the internationally known Masskara Festival was recently held in the City of Long Beach. The July 28 activities that formed part of the celebration of the so-called “sisterhood” between the City of Bacolod (Philippines) and City of Long Beach (USA) included a seminar on international trade […]

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Lack of transportation hampers learning of CNMI students

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE lack of transportation is one of the biggest barriers the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands students are facing to access and participate in the programs to improve their learning, Kagman High School Principal Leila Staffler said. In a recent interview, Staffler thanked the Northern Marianas Trades Institute for providing the school a 15-seater van that […]

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Tropical storm Karding (Yagi) showcases the incredible imagery and resilience of talented Filipino photographers, videographers and citizens journos

By Daniella Flanagan MANY areas in the Philippines experienced flash flooding due to a south-west Monsoon or Hanging Habagat. exacerbated by Tropical Storm Karding (Yagi). Karding, the 11th storm to hit the country this year, brought flooding, heavy rains and fierce wind to Metro Manila. Southern and Central Luzon. Heavy rain poured on Saturday, flooding several areas in Metro Manila […]

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A photo of Shane Selloria and Winston, the turtle, in promotion of the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops Concert at Arcadia Performing Arts Center.

Ten-year-old ventriloquist shines in Filipinotown fest

By Abner Galino SHANE Selloria, a 10-year-old singing ventriloquist and his “turtle” named Winston, stole the show at the 15th Historic Filipinotown Festival in Los Angeles this weekend. Selloria, who performed for an hour or more, obviously got the crowd excited with his hilarious conversation and duet with his friend Winston, the turtle. The boy, said to be a self-taught […]

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QC urges DOH to assist residents vaccinated with Dengvaxia

EIGHT months after the World Health Organization has confirmed the dangers brought about by the Dengvaxia vaccine to those who have not been previously infected by the Dengue virus, the Quezon City Council asked the health department to grant medical assistance to city residents who were inoculated with the said vaccine. In City Resolution 7469-2018, introduced by Councilors Precious Hipolito-Castelo, […]

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High school students from PSS and private school shortly after presenting their research projects to medical experts at the Memorial Park Theatre. In this photos, the students poses with NHI-NIDDK's STEP-UP project directors Dr. Lawrence Agodoa and Dr. George Hui with PSS STEP-UP coordinators Asap Ogumoro and Annette Pladevega, Associate Commissioner Jackie Quitugua and research mentors.  Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Promising hs student researchers from Saipan identified and praised by medical experts

By Lori Lyn Lirio SIX underrepresented high school students from Saipan showed promise in their medical researches that a ranking health official recently encouraged them to live their passion and continue their medical research and lead the effort against diseases in the islands. Minority Health Research Coordination director Dr. Lawrence Agodoa said praised the six high school students – De […]

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PH Commission on Election official caught while allegedly selling illegal drugs

PH Commission on Election official caught while allegedly selling illegal drugs

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK A COMMISSION on Elections official and another person were arrested in Cagayan De Oro City by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency after he allegedly sold methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu to an undercover agent last Wednesday. The report of the arrest came after PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino had expressed suspicions that some government […]

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(File photo) MMDA Acting GM Jose Arturo Garcia. Image © Rappler

HOV Traffic Scheme for Metro Manila Set for Dry Run Next Week

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Friday appealed to the public to give the proposed expanded High Occupancy Vehicle traffic scheme a chance. This after the MMDA disclosed that the expanded HOV scheme is set to begin its dry run along Epifanio De los Santos Avenue next week. Under this scheme, single occupancy vehicles will be restricted from EDSA at […]

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PH government officials and employees helping international drug syndicates operate in the country?

PH government officials and employees helping international drug syndicates operate in the country?

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino has expressed suspicion that some government officials and employees are helping international illegal drugs syndicates hence the brazen attempts to smuggle illegal drugs in the country via the postal service and piers despite the on-going intensified anti-illegal drugs campaign. (Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/08/10/mga-salamisim-4/) This was learned after the PDEA […]

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