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Eskuelan San Francisco De Borja student Michael Jon Cantil receives a trophy for winning first place in Energy and Invention Category at the Guam Science Fair on May 4-5.

For the nth time, Fil Am student from Saipan brought home top prize in science competition

By Lori Lyn Lirio ANOTHER FILIPINO American student from Saipan brought home top academic honors early this month when he won top prize in the annual science fair, it was learned yesterday. Eskuelan San Francisco De Borja student Michael Jon C. Cantil won first place in the Energy and Invention Category during at the 40th annual Island Wide Science Fair […]

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QC Vice Mayor Josefina "Joy" Belmonte-Alimurong leads city officials in handing ordinance of recognition to Dexter Daquigan. Image © QC PAISO

QC recognized feat of Filipino racer in Malaysia nearly a year after

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK NEARLY a year after a Quezon City resident and the first Filipino to win the Classic Mini Championship Asia Motorsport in Malaysia, the city government finally recognized his victory with congratulatory ordinance and messages from the city officials. Dexter Daquigan, a resident of Jordan Plains, Barangay Sta. Monica; bested 40 other drivers assembled vintage cars […]

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Kumpirmasyon ng CA sa appointment ng DAR secretary tinutulan ng mga kawani

Ni Santiago Celario MARIING tinutulan ng unyon ng mga kawani ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Pangsakahan o Department of Agrarian Reform ang kumpirmasyon sa Commission on Appointments ni Atty. John Castriciones bilang kalihim ng kanilang kagawaran. Ito ang napagalaman ng mga mamamahayag sa isang pulong balitaan nitong Sabado kung saan sinabi ni Antonia Pascual, pangulo ng Department of Agrarian Reform Employees […]

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Peace groups call for the revival of talks between PH gov’t and the communist rebels

Peace groups call for the revival of talks between PH gov’t and the communist rebels

A PEACE group on Saturday called on the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front to return to the negotiating table saying the peace process is still the best option to move forward the quest for just and lasting peace in the country. The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict – Southeast Asia (GPPAC-SEA) and the Initiatives […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 052618

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 052618

DPWH to Conduct Weekend Road Reblocking The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake road reblocking and repairs (May 25) until May 28, at the following areas:  SOUTHBOUND: 1.    EDSA from Samson College to before P. Tuazon St. (2nd lane) 2.    EDSA Eugenio Lopez St., to after Scout Borromeo (3rd lane from the sidewalk) NORTHBOUND: 3.    EDSA fronting Vertis North to Trinoma Mall […]

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Fil Am student from Saipan International School finished 10th in the national math competition

Fil Am student from Saipan International School finished 10th in the national math competition

By Lori Lyn Lirio A FILIPINO American student from the Saipan International School earned a top ten slot in a recently concluded national math competition in Kansas City, where more than 100 students from across the United States competed. Ninth grader Frederic Dean Michael Guintu finished 10th at the Mathleague Championship held last May 19 at the University of Missouri. […]

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Margie Moran Floirendo, chairperson of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (6th from left, front row) welcomed on Thursday / May 24, 2018 the participants to the 1st ASEAN Small and Medium-sized Cultural Enterprises (SMCEs) Caravan gathering ongoing at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Photo © Rodel Valiente

ASEAN creative economy, IPR issues discussed in CCP

By Ibarra C. Mateo SOUTHEAST Asia’s prominent artists and craftspersons have assembled in the Philippines in an unprecedented gathering since May 21 to discuss the pioneering regional collaboration on creative economy and issues on cultural intellectual property rights. Held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), 23 artists and craftspersons from all 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) […]

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PDEA inaugurates the country’s second Balay Silangan Reformation Center for drug dependents

PDEA inaugurates the country’s second Balay Silangan Reformation Center for drug dependents

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday together with the Cabanatuan City local government, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) inaugurated the country’s second community-based reformation center for drug dependents. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino led the simple inauguration rites of the 100-Bed capacity Balay Silangan Reformatory Center in historic Cabanatuan […]

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DoTr Undersecretary and I-ACT head Tim Orbos. Image © philstar.com

No “Padrino System” allowed

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK DEPARTMENT of Transportation Undersecretary and Inter-Agency Council for Traffic head Tim Orbos vowed to spare no one, especially high ranking officials, in the on-going clearing operations of Metro Manila streets. This developed following the television newscast of an incident last May 21 when I-ACT personnel reportedly did not tow an illegally parked Sports Utility Vehicle […]

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Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog signing a proclamation declaring May 6 -12, 2018 as Marianas March Against Cancer Week. Also in photo, left, CCA board president Bo Palacios and MMAC co-chair Bobby Cruz, right. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

Cancer incidence in the Marianas on the rise

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE incidence of cancer in the Mariana islands rose by 66 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year. Thus said Mariana March Against Cancer (MMAC) Co-Chair Carline Sablan quoting records of the Commonwealth Cancer Association (CCA) during the proclamation of the MMAC Week last May 6 at the Hopwood Middle School (HMS) campus in Saipan. […]

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World Health Assembly delegates agree new five-year strategic plan

World Health Assembly delegates agree new five-year strategic plan

WORLD Health Organization Assembly delegates today agreed an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years. The Organization’s 13th General Programme of Work (GPW) is designed to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – with a particular focus on SDG3: ensuring healthy lives and promoting well being for all at all ages by 2030. It sets three […]

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(File Photo) A detainee inside the city jail of Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines July 8, 2017. © Dondi Tawatao / Reuters

‘Want to live longer? Stay in jail,’ Duterte tells drug suspects

By RT RODRIGO Duterte, the Philippines leader known for his fiery rants and brutal war on drugs, has made a thinly veiled threat to drug dealers, suggesting they find a way to stay in jail if they want to stay alive. The Philippines president, who came to power on the back of his promise to eradicate a sprawling illegal drug […]

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June 15 set as QC Elder Abuse Awareness Day

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK IN recognition that not only women and children are being abused, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista has signed an ordinance declaring June 15 as the Quezon City Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Bautista said City Ordinance 2670-2018, otherwise known as the Quezon City Elder Abuse Awareness Day Ordinance, is also in accordance with Resolution No. 66/127 […]

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QCPD Director joselito Esquivel Jr., Photo © YouTube/Radyo Pilipinas 738

Lolo na umano ay drug den maintainer, huli.

Ni Santiago Celario DINAKIP ng pulisya ang isang lolo na umano ay drug den maintainer at apat na iba pa sa isang buy-bust operation sa Quezon City nitong Lunes ng gabi. Kinilala ni Quezon City Police Department Director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr. ang 67 taong gulang na suspek na si Francisco Pajola. Kasama niyang nadikip sina Adrian Bravante, 28; […]

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PH BoC turns over to PDEA some PhP11 million worth of seized illegal drugs

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs on Tuesday has turned over to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency some PhP11.87 million worth of seized methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu for proper disposition. According to BoC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, the shabu shipments were seized last month at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after they were uncovered during routine inspection, x-ray […]

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At least 346 individuals and 57 agencies participated in the NMC's annual career fair at the Saipan World Resort. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio.

Successful job fair held in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio THIS year’s Northern Mariana’s College Annual Career Fair was a success. This according to NMC Career Manager Neda Deleon Guerrero who reported that more than 300 individuals participated in the NMC’s career fair which was held at the Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort last May 4. Specifically, Guerrero said 57 agencies received applications and […]

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PH environment watchdog calls for lead free schools

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK AN environment and public health watchdog called on all of the country’s public elementary and secondary school heads to make lead safety part of the annual “Brigada Eskwela,” the bayanihan effort by the government and the local communities to conduct maintenance and repair of public school buildings and campuses. The EcoWaste Coalition, in a statement, […]

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Philippines vows to protect ‘every single inch’ of its territory after Chinese bomber drills

By RT MANILA has vowed to protect “every single inch” of its territory in the South China Sea and expressed serious concerns over the presence of Chinese strategic bombers that earlier carried out drills in the disputed region. “We reiterate our commitment to protect every single inch of our territory and areas which we have sovereign rights over,”the Foreign Ministry said in […]

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Bulkang Mayon nag-aalboroto muli

Ni Santiago Celario MULING nag-alboroto ang Bulkang Mayon nitong Linggo ng umaga. Ayon sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) nakapagtala sila nang apat na mahihinang lindol sa paligid ng bulkan. Idinagdag pa nila na kasalukuyang nagbubuga rin ito ng puting usok, tanda ng mga pagkilos sa ilalim ng lupa. Nakataas ngayon ang Alert Level 2 sa paligid ng […]

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Preparatory school for media arts opens in QC

Preparatory school for media arts opens in QC

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE first preparatory school for media arts in Quezon City was recently opened to serve poor but deserving students who dream of working in the mass media. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, ABS-CBN Chairperson Mark L. Lopez and ABS-CBN University President Charo Santos-Concio last Wednesday led the simple inauguration rites of the Eugenio Lopez Jr. […]

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Los Angeles county creates first Arts Department

By Abner Galino IN A bid to further elevate Los Angeles County’s arts and culture, its Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to create the first Arts Department of the county. The creation of County Arts Department was jointly pushed by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Sheila Kuehl. It earned a great deal of support from arts funders, creators […]

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QC named best in disaster management in NCR anew

FOR the third straight year, Quezon City is hailed to have the best Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the areas of disaster mitigation, response, and recovery in Metro Manila. The city topped the Highly Urbanized City DRRM Council and Government Emergency and Response Management Service category in this year’s Regional Gawad KALASAG Search for Excellence on DRRM and Humanitarian […]

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Ms. Marianas Celine Cabrera posed with students who attended the proclamation of Children's Mental Health Awareness Month.  Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

Twenty percent of American children suffers from mental issues

By Lori Lyn Lirio ONE out of five children suffers from mental disorder in the United States and only twenty percent of those afflicted with it receive health care. This was learned shortly after Systems of Care (SoC), a program under the Community Guidance Center-Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. opened a house in San Antonio, Saipan early this month. Program Manager Vina […]

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Members of the Leyte Dance Theater pose with Los Angeles community leaders and members of the media during a meet and greet at the Filipino Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Photo © Pol Joaquin

Leyte theater group winds up US tour in Los Angeles and San Jose

By Abner Galino THE exceptional Leyte Dance Theater is winding up its 8th US tour via a twin performance in California, particularly in Los Angeles and San Jose. Since April, the Leyte Dance Theater had performed in the states of New York, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Arizona. “The motto of our dance company is: The last performance […]

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For immediate release:

The suspect from the Santa Fe ISD shooting scene has been booked into the Galveston County Jail. He is identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, W/M, 17 years of age. He is being held on Capital Murder with no bond. Additional charges may follow.

Anyone with additional information please contact the Tip line at 409 927-3310

The FBI and ATF are actively working the scene with the Sheriff’s Office supporting.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff Henry Trochesset
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office

Up to Ten, Mostly Students, Killed in School Shooting in Texas – Police

By Sputnik News TEN people were killed and 10 more injured in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, Friday morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that afternoon. He called the shooting “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools.” Earlier in the day, police arrested a male believed to be a student at the […]

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