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More illegal drugs seize at NAIA

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs on Thursday has seized more than PhP15.496 million worth of illegal substance at the Central Mail Exchange Center and Federal Express (FedEx) warehouses. Port of NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) District Collector Carmelita Talusan and Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña presented the methamphetamine hydrochloride otherwise known as shabu as well as party drugs […]

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefs reporters at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Pompeo has announced that the U.S. is canceling a 1955 treaty with Iran establishing economic relations and consular rights between the two nations. (AP)

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US terminates 1955 treaty with Iran after UN court ruling

By PDI / AP WASHINGTON — In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highlights deteriorating relations between Washington and Tehran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said withdrawing from the 1955 Treaty […]

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Filipino Americans, mostly youths, line up the sidewalk in front of the building that houses the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles to recall the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the Philippines. Photo by Ren Arrieta

Fil-Ams remember 46th Philippine martial law anniversary in LA

By Abner Galino ON September 21, just as a group from the Philippine National Police (PNP) was presenting the mechanics of one of their programs for overseas Filipinos in a building housing the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, a motley group of Filipino Americans demonstrated in front of the same building to denounce the 46th anniversary of the declaration […]

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UN’s International Court of Justice rules US must suspend sanctions linked to Humanitarian Aid to Iran

UN’s International Court of Justice rules US must suspend sanctions linked to Humanitarian Aid to Iran

By Sputnik News JUDGES from the International Court of Justice, the highest tribunal at the United Nations, have handed a victory to Tehran, who has claimed that US sanctions imposed in May violate the terms their 1955 Treaty of Amity. The International Court of Justice has demanded the US suspend sanctions on Iran related to humanitarian aid and spare parts supplies for civil aviation. […]

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Mocha Uson while dancing and singing during the 2016 presidential campaign. Photo by ABS-CBN News

Mocha Uson resigns

PRESIDENTIAL Communications Operations Office ’Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson  has resigned due to alleged threats of several members of the House of Representatives to delay the release of the office following her two time failure to appear during the budget hearings. The controversial sexy dancer turned cabinet official announced her resignation during her opening speech at the Senate’s PCOO 2019 […]

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Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte congratulates Jose Arguelles, Dr. Jose Rizal’s 100-year old grandnephew from sister Soledad, who was among the seven centenarians recognized by the city government during its flag-raising ceremony on Monday, October 1.  QC centenarians receive a P100,000 award on their 100th birth anniversaries as well as a P1,000 monthly allowance from the city government.

Dr. Jose Rizal’s kin recognized

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Thirty on-line educators participate in the workshop facilitated by the PSS. The workshop focused on enhancing teachers and social presence in the online learning environment.

Distance Education workshop for online educators held in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio TO improve teacher and student social presence in the online learning environment, the Commonwealth of northern Mariana islands Public School System held a professional development workshop early this month. Thirty CNMI online teachers participated in the program which was led by Instructional Technology Program leaders Dr. Bobby Cruz and Lorraine Catienza. The workshop was held at […]

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Texas Surf Resort Closes After ‘Brain-Eating Amoeba’ Kills Customer

A SURF resort in Waco County, Texas, has voluntarily closed part of its facilities for testing following the death of a surfer who visited the pool from the rare but deadly “brain-eating amoeba.” Barefoot Ski Ranch (BSR) Surf Resort owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. told the Waco Tribune Friday that the park had voluntarily closed its wave pool so the […]

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Party-list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III. Photo by brigadanews.ph

Office for Transportation Security denounced party list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III for airport security breach.

THE Office for Transportation Security denounced ACTS-OFW party-list Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz III for his blatant disregard of security protocols that may compromise security as it once again reminds the public to comply with security measures implemented at airports and other transport facilities. This after a social media video went viral after it was uploaded last Saturday showing a brief […]

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This photo taken on June 8, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump (L) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a meeting on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. (By AFP)

US, Mexico, Canada agree on new free trade pact to replace NAFTA

By Press TV THE United States and Canada have reached a new free trade deal, along with Mexico, to replace the expiring North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Following over a year of negotiations aimed at revamping NAFTA, the US and Canada announced in a statement late Sunday that they finalized the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA is an […]

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Ian Cataluna at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Contributed photo.

Fil Am accepted in MIT’s prestigious engineering outreach program

By Lori Lyn Lirio MARIANAS High School Fil Am student Ian Rei Magno Cataluna was selected to participate in an engineering outreach program hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Out of 2,100 students who applied from across the U.S., only 100, including Cataluna, were accepted for MIT Online Science, Technology and Engineering Community or MOSTEC. The program, according to […]

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Lead contaminated flask. Photo by EcoWaste Coalition

DTI, DOH Urged to Remove Lead Painted Vacuum Flasks from the Market

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, and Laban Konsyumer Inc. urged the government to take action and remove from the market lead contaminated vacuum flasks. In a letter sent today to Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Health, the Coalition and the LKI notified them about the presence of high concentrations of lead on […]

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PhP58-M dormitory for female detainees to rise in QCPD’s Camp Karingal

TO decongest the existing dormitory for female detainees, the Quezon City government led by Mayor Herbert Bautista has announced the construction of a PhP58 million dormitory in Camp Karingal, the headquarters of the Quezon City Police District. Quezon City Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) female dormitory warden J/Supt. Marie Rose Laguyo said the dormitory would ensure that the […]

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Death toll from Indonesia tsunami, quake passes 800

By Press TV THE death toll from a devastating earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has soared to 832, the country’s national disaster agency says. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), offered the new tally — up from a previous 384 — in a news briefing in the capital, Jakarta, […]

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PDEA at advertising agency nagkaisang magtulungan laban sa bawal na gamot

PDEA at advertising agency nagkaisang magtulungan laban sa bawal na gamot

Ni Santiago Celario LALONG lumakas ang kampanya ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency laban sa illegal na droga matapos itong makipagkasundo sa isang advertising company para lumikha ng mga cartoons o animated video kaugnay sa patuloy na kilos ng pamahalaan laban sa ipinagbabawal na gamot. Sa ilalim ng Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) na nilagdaan ng PDEA at Activations Advertising, Inc. (AAI), […]

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HARASSMENT. Workers of poultry farm DBSN Farm Agriventures decry the criminalization of their legitimate grievances for regularization and proper compensation after they end up in jail for a cyber libel case filed against them by their employer, Mayor Ramon Oñate, Municipal Mayor of Palompon, Leyte

Stop decriminalizing labor struggles — BMP

THE socialist labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino today denounced the arrest last Wednesday of thirteen officers and members of the DBSN Farm Agriventures Workers Union. The workers, who were apprehended by members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, were charged with libel under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 or Republic Act 10175 after pictures of workers holding […]

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California Governor Jerry Brown addresses the audience during the opening reception for the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California on September 12, 2018. (File photo by AFP)

California’s governor inks tougher gun control bills into law

By Press TV THE Democrat Governor of California, Jerry Brown, has signed several new gun control laws in the state. The new laws, signed on Friday, include one measure that increases the minimum age for buying rifles and shotguns in California from 18 to 21. Other measures in the gun control laws signed by Governor Brown included a ban of firearm possession for […]

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PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino

Make K9 detection and swabbing of drug samples admissible evidence – PDEA

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has recently expressed support to a proposed Senate resolution urging the Supreme Court to allow the findings of K9s and the swabbing of drug samples to be admissible evidence in court. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said Senate Resolution No. 888, which was introduced by Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao, is a welcome development, particularly in […]

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QC Mayor Herbert Bautista orders the inspection of all buildings in the city 30 years or old

WITH the coming “Big One” in mind, Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has recently signed an ordinance directing the city’s Engineering Department, Department of Building Official and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (QCDRRMO) to conduct a structural integrity audit on all buildings in the city. The structural audit in all buildings, private and government owned, is mandatory especially […]

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Members of Amut Natibu, staff from Indigenous Affairs Office, Carolinian Affairs Office, Department of Community and Cultural Affairs and Marianas Visiting Authority witnessed the first ever proclamation of native medicine week. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

Gov. Torres to provide land for preservation of medicinal plants on the islands

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN response to the appeal of native healers for a piece of land to protect and preserve medicinal plants, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph DLG Torres will designate a piece of real estate on Saipan, Tinian and Rota. (Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/09/23/traditional-healers-ask-saipan-governor-dlg-torres-for-land-allocation/) The governor recently made the promise after signing a proclamation designating Sept. 16 to […]

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“Review and amend Myanmar’s 1982 Citizen Law” — GPPAC, IID

“Review and amend Myanmar’s 1982 Citizen Law” — GPPAC, IID

THE Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict – Southeast Asia and the Initiatives for International Dialogue together with their partners and networks in civil society, and the peace movement recently joined the world in celebrating the United Nations’ International Day of Peace 2018. This year’s theme of the International Day of Peace is “The Right to Peace – […]

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Quezon City names outstanding teachers in public elementary and high schools

Quezon City names outstanding teachers in public elementary and high schools

THE Quezon City government under the administration of Mayor Herbert Bautista names 17 outstanding teachers from the public elementary and high schools of its 6th district as it celebrates the National Teachers Month. The award, which is an acknowledgment of their superior performance, passion and dedication, was given by 6th district Councilor Marivic Co-Pilar during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony. “Katuwang natin […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 092818

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 092818

DPWH to Conduct Weekend Road Reblocking The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake road reblocking and repairs starting 11 p.m. tonight (Sept. 28) until October 1, at the following areas: SOUTHBOUND: 1. C-5 Road before Tiendesitas approach of C-5 Ortigas Flyover 2. EDSA after Eugenio Lopez to before Sct. Borromeo St. (beside MRT line) NORTHBOUND: 3. EDSA […]

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Harmful use of alcohol kills 3 million people each year, mostly men – WHO

Harmful use of alcohol kills 3 million people each year, mostly men – WHO

MORE than three million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization today. This represents 1 in 20 deaths. More than three quarters of these deaths were among men. Overall, the harmful use of alcohol causes more than 5% of the global disease burden. WHO’s Global status report […]

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Retired US General Wesley Clark

Is General Wesley Clark’s prediction of a US invasion of Iran at hand?

By Press TV THE United States is moving to a point of confrontation and crisis with Iran, according to retired US General Wesley Clark. A warning that Iran has been a target of US intentions issued more than a decade ago appeared this week to be moving closer to realization. US President Donald Trump, in the anti-Iran remarks made at the UN […]

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