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UK ‘complicit’ in Duterte’s war on drugs – anti arms-trade group

By RT THE UK is “complicit” in human rights abuses in the Philippines as it has emerged it is selling spying equipment to President Rodrigo Duterte. The country’s leader is currently waging a war on drugs that has killed thousands. According to the Guardian, the British government has sold some £150,000 worth of spying equipment to Duterte as he endeavors […]

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PEOPLE POWER MONUMENT/FEB.23,2013

A worker places Philippine flags at the People Power Monument in preparation for the celebration of Edsa People Power 1.

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A Call to Action and for Support @ the People Power Monument

WE of Dasal at Ayuno Laban sa ChaCha para sa Demokrasya are inviting everyone to come to the Edsa People Power Monument starting midnight tonight until Sunday, Feb 25. We are being threatened to be evicted tonight. We want to defend this shrine of freedom against the coming of leaders and groups that want to change the present Constitution and […]

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A call to end the uncertainty on the PH Free Tertiary Education Law

A call to end the uncertainty on the PH Free Tertiary Education Law

THE Free Eduk Watch, a coalition of progressive student organizations, on Wednesday asked the Philippine Commission on Higher Education to immediately release the Implementing Rules and Regulation of Republic Act 10931, otherwise known as the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education, to end the prevailing uncertainty concerning the law’s coverage of its supposed beneficiaries. The free tertiary education law is […]

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Yellowstone Eruption Imminent? Geologists Worried by Intensifying Activity

By Sputnik News The last massive earthquake in Yellowstone National Park claimed the lives of 28 people and created a whole new lake. An eruption of a supervolcano like the one at Yellowstone could render significant part of the US uninhabitable for years and threaten life on the whole planet. Over 200 tremors have struck the Yellowstone supervolcano over the past few […]

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PH Police Commission approves expansion of national police

THE Philippine National Police Commission recently approved the creation of five additional battalions of specially trained policemen to beef up the operational capability of state security forces. In a statement, the NAPOLCOM said five new battalions will be added to the existing seven battalions of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force to augment its capability to curb criminality and terrorism. […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 022118

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 022118

Honor Guard Drills in-front of People’s Power Monument  The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will undertake the rehearsal of the military honor guards in front of People Power Monument on Friday, February 23 at 8am, in preparation for the 32nd People Power Anniversary. Northbound lanes of Edsa will be affected.

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MMDA’s Tim Orbos appointed transportation undersecretary

INTER-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) head Tim Orbos on Monday bade goodbye to his Metropolitan Manila Development Authority family as he takes on his role in the transportation department. Orbos, who served as the MMDA General Manager and Officer in Charge for about a year will now focus on being DoTr’s Undersecretary for Roads. His task revolves around addressing traffic […]

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Philippine lawyers group condemned the killing of the lawyer of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines Board of Governors on Tuesday condemned the killing in Cebu City of the lawyer of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa whom he just got acquitted on illegal possession of firearms charges. “The IBP condemns the brazen killing of lawyer Jonah John Ungab,” the lawyer’s group, in a statement signed by its president, Abdiel Dan […]

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Opera and Fashion Show for Marawi Set

Opera and Fashion Show for Marawi Set

THE biggest names in Philippine opera and fashion are all set for the magnificent production of “MARAWING SALAMAT – The Best of Opera & Fashion for Marawi,” an extraordinary synergy of the high art of opera and the popular art of fashion for a noble & worthy cause. Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The Lyric […]

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‘Chinese province of the Philippines?’ Duterte says Beijing’s military bases only threaten the US

By RT THE Philippines is not concerned about Chinese military bases in the South China Sea, which are aimed to counter US influence, Rodrigo Duterte said, emphasizing that Manila can solve any disputes with Beijing diplomatically. The disputed waters of the South China Sea have long been a bone of contention between the regional players – China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, […]

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“We only sell quality genuine items” – Duty Free Philippines

THE Duty Free Philippines management on Sunday assured the public that the products they sell are 100 percent genuine and authentic. The statement was a reaction to unfounded reports that the DFP is selling fake items. “We get our products from abroad and the shoppers need not to worry,” Vicente Pelagio Angala, DFP chief operating officer, said during the DFP’s […]

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The 16th  Academic Challenge Bowl champion Marianas Baptist Academy students - Joanah Victoria B. Jimenez, Keith Gester Villasin, Lyndon Digno, Deancy Adriel Y. Chua, teacher and coach Manuel C. Castro Jr., and Sebastian Dearborn L. Bernardo.  Photo © Lyn Lirio

Filipino American shines as Marianas Baptist Academy wins 16th Academic Challenge Bowl in Saipan

  IT IS a back-to-back win for Filipino-American middle schooler led Marianas Baptist Academy as they won the 16th Annual Academic Challenge Bowl, Middle School division held at Saipan Southern High School on Saturday. According to MBA Fil-Am teacher and coach Manny Castro, this is the second year in a row that the school bagged the championship and the third […]

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‘Avoid condoms, they’re not pleasurable,’ Duterte tells Filipinos

‘Avoid condoms, they’re not pleasurable,’ Duterte tells Filipinos

By RT OUTSPOKEN Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has once again courted controversy for an off-the-cuff remark in which he advised Filipinos not to use condoms, as they aren’t “pleasurable.” “Avoid condoms because condoms aren’t pleasurable,”Duterte said at an event with overseas Filipino workers from Kuwait on Tuesday. The Philippines leader advised instead that women use “free” contraceptive pills, a point which he illustrated […]

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Brutalized body of Filipina OFW brought home from Kuwait

THE Kuwaiti government will exert all efforts to bring the murderers of Joanna Daniela Demafelis to justice. This was disclosed by Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday, in an interview with reporters while waiting for the remains of Demafelis at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He said Gulf state’s government was outraged by Demafelis’ murder. Demafelis’ body was found […]

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Hidden wealth case vs. President Duterte terminated for lack of info – Ombudsman

THE refusal of the Anti-Money Laundering Council to provide a report or a confirmation on a vital data led to the closure and termination of the fact-finding or field investigation on the complaints filed against President Rodrigo Duterte. This was confirmed by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in a statement released to the media on Thursday after learning that Solicitor General […]

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Keep the cities of the world healthy – The WHO

Keep the cities of the world healthy – The WHO

THE World Health Organization urges world leaders to keep the cities of the world healthy by continually creating and improving their the physical and social environment through solutions that are often simple and affordable like having reliable public transport, bike paths, car-free zones, and safe green spaces for recreation among others. The WHO issued the appeal during the recently concluded […]

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Trouble continues between air carrier and health provider in Saipan

THE Star Marianas owes the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation USD$172,932.03 for the unpaid hospital bills of the 10 persons, who were injured in two separate crash incidents in November 2012 and in October the following year. Thus claimed CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muña during an interview. “We were there for them. We provided services for the patients, their passengers. They […]

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PH lawyers group asked the national police and the bureau of investigation to closely look into the foiled ambush-slaying of a lawyer by a cop

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines called the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police to thoroughly investigate the recent failed assassination attempt on Lawyer Argel Joseph Cabatbat as it vehemently condemns the incident. The IBP, in a statement, said the recent treacherous attack on Cabatbat as a grievous affront to the rule of law. It also said […]

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Successful job fair for students held in Saipan

OVER 35 private companies and government agencies and more than 70 students in Saipan participated in recently held job fair, under the Public School System’s Cooperative Education program at the Saipan World Resort. Acting education commissioner Glenn Muna said the Cooperative Education program’s goal is to help the students develop the skills needed to enter the workforce. “Right now, the […]

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Derogatory & demeaning: HRW slam Duterte’s ‘shoot female rebels in the vagina’ remark

By RT PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte violated international humanitarian law when he ordered soldiers to shoot female communist fighters in the vagina, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said. “President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark is just the latest in a series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements he has made about women,” Carlos Conde of HRW’s Asia Division said in a statement on Monday. “It […]

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PH Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes holds town hall meeting in Los Angeles

PHILIPPINE opposition Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV met with the Filipino-American community last Saturday in Los Angeles. The meeting, which was organized by the Filipino American Human Rights Alliance (FAHRA), was attended by groups of pro and against the Duterte administration. It was held at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) building at Glendale Avenue, Los Angeles. Tension was high throughout […]

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Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez (4th from left, front row), DFA-Assistant Secretary for American Affairs Maria Andrelita S. Austria (5th from left, front row), and the Philippine Consuls General in the US led the Planning Conference on 8-9 February 2018 in Washington, D.C.

New PH Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez meets with the country’s consul generals in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Heads of Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States and the Department of Foreign Affairs-Office of American Affairs met for the 2018 Planning Conference of Team Philippines-USA at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez chaired the February 8 and 9 Conference, which was participated in by […]

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PH Ombudsman vs. House of Representatives?

PHILIPPINE House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he will not implement the dismissal order of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales against former Cebu governor now provincial Representative Gwendolyn Garcia saying “there is no legal basis” for him to do so. Alvarez, a staunch ally of President Rodrigo Duterte, made known his stand shortly after learning that Morales issued the dismissal […]

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Marianas High School sophomore Julia Theresa S. Malate, left, received an early invitation from the U.S. Military Academy. With Malate is MHS teacher Jeaniffer H. Cubangbang. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

Fil-Am teen from Saipan got invited to West Point due to outstanding academic credentials

A FIFTEEN-year old Filipina-American from Saipan, Julia Theresa S. Malate, got an early invitation from the West Point Military Academy due to her outstanding academic credentials. “Your outstanding high school record has been noticed by the United States Military Academy at West Point. We think you should apply for admission,” stated in a letter sent to Malate. U.S. Army Col. […]

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Mga pulubi’t palaboy sa mga lansangan ng Cubao, QC “sinagip”

APAT na pung tao, kabilang na ang tatlong menor de edad, ang dinampot sa Cubao, Quezon City ng mga kagawad ng barangay at pulisya dahil sa pagiging pulubi at palaboy sa lansangan nitong nagdaang Sabado ng gabi. Ayon kay Barangay E. Rodriguez Captain Marciano Buena-Agua, “sinagip” nila ang mga pulibi at palaboy mga bandang alas-9 ng gabi mula sa mga […]

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