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No Filipino was hurt in Texas gun rampage – Consul General

NO ONE from the more than 7,000 Filipinos residing in San Antonio, Texas was hurt in the recent gun rampage that claimed the lives of 28 people. This was confirmed by Los Angeles based Philippine Consul General Adelio Angelito Cruz in a Facebook post as where he also condole with the victims of the tragedy which also wounded 20 other […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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PH Dangerous Drug Board chair fired for making critical remarks on President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug war policy

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte does not tolerate “out of line” underlings. This was the bitter lesson learned by Dangerous Drugs Board chair Dionisio Santiago after he was forced to resign on Monday by Duterte after he expressed misgivings over the practicality of having a mega-rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija for drug dependents. Santiago, who was head of the anti-illegal drugs policy […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Panukalang pagtatayo ng pasugalan sa Quezon City tututulan

TUTUTULAN ng bagong tatag na Kilusan Kontra Kasino sa Kyusi (4Ks) ang planong pagtatayo ng pasugalan sa Quezon City dahil umano sa idudulot nito na kapinsalaan sa mga mamamayan. Ito ang napag-alaman nitong Lunes ng Beyond Deadlines sa isang pulong balitaan kung saan ibinunyag ni Edwin Rodriguez, punong convenor ng 4K, na pinaguusapan na umano sa konseho ng lungsod ang […]

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Diana Yu Uy being quizzed by PDEA chief Aaron Aquino. PHOTO/Marianne Bermudez

PH DEA arrested mother and “police protected” daughter for alleged drug dealing

AGENTS of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency assisted by the national police and the corrections bureau have arrested jailed convicted Taiwanese drug dealer Yu Yuk Lai and her “police protected” daughter in two separate operations in Mandaluyong City and Manila on Monday, and reportedly seized nearly PhP16 million worth of illegal drugs. According to PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino, 72-year […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Eat Healthy, Eat organic

EATING healthy could be a luxury these days! With so many constraints, like the high cost of healthy foods or the time needed for preparation or to buy good food for the family, many people just resort to instant meals like noodles which is affectionately called comfort food, apparently to hide the fact that noodles are just “laman tiyan” to satisfy […]

by Nida Mendoza-Abu· · 1 comment · Environment, Health, News
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Texas Massacre: Gunman Identified as Former US Air Force Member

By Sputnik News TWENTY six people have been killed and 20 others injured in a gun attack on First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on Sunday. The suspect, who has been identified as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, tried to flee the site of the tragedy and was pursued by police; he was later found dead in his car. According […]

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Quezon City government bans the unauthorized use of fire crackers and pyrotechnics devices

IN A bid to safeguard public health, property and the environment, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista last month approved an ordinance seeking the city-wide total ban on the use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics prompting environmentalists to laud the city’s chief executive and lawmakers. The EcoWaste Coalition, in a press statement last Sunday, said the city government’s ban on firecrackers and […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
Isabel Granada: A life well-lived

Isabel Granada: A life well-lived

By GMA Network ISABEL Granada’s death was the sad news that greeted Manila on this gloomy Sunday. According to Granada’s cousin, Joseph Rivera, the actress died on Saturday Nov 4, at 6 p.m. (Qatar time) “with the comfort of the family”. She was 41. Rivera later posted the official statement of Arnel Cowley, Granada’s second husband: “It is with great […]

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Former University of the Philippines official convicted and fined by court

THE Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court has convicted and fined the former University of the Philippines Dean of Home Economics Milagros Querubin after she was found guilty of failing to file her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth for 2008 and 2009. Aside from Querubin’s failure to file her SALNs, the court also found out that she failed to […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
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Wasted opportunity

THE government’s non-implementation of anti-littering laws during the recent observance of the All Saints’ and Souls’ Days caused it to lose millions of pesos worth of fines and the proliferation of garbage in cemeteries nationwide. Thus claimed the Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition as it expressed dismay over the anti-environment attitude of Filipinos as evidenced by the widespread littering in public […]

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Isa patay, 12 sugatan sa riot sa loob ng siksikang QC Jail

ISANG preso ang patay habang 12 naman ang nasugatan nang magkaroon ng riot sa Quezon City Jail matapos magbakbakan ang mga miyembro ng Bahala na Gang at Batang City Jail nitong Biyernes ng madaling araw. Nakilala ang napatay na detainee na si Hermano Alfredo, miyembro ng Sigue-Sigue Sputnik gang. Wala umanong kinalaman ang biktima sa puno’t dulo ng riot, na […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
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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
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Houston Astros Are World Series Champions, Beating Los Angeles Dodgers

By Richard Gonzales/NPR THE Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of the World Series, winning their first championship crown in the franchise’s 56-year history. The Astros jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and held on for the rest of the game watching the Dodgers squander multiple opportunities to score. “We held down […]

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Pamana ng Lahi exhibit closes on high notes

THE month-long exposition dubbed Pamana ng Lahi at the Filipino Cultural Center in Los Angeles concluded on high notes last Saturday. Jason “JhayO” Otamias, a boxing photo enthusiast from Torrance, won the 1st place in the “Best Picture of the Year” photography contest. Bienvenido Sibug and Irwin Jazmines placed second and third respectively. The three photographers won trophies and cash […]

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Terror by the Tonnage: What is Known About Deadly New York Truck Attack So Far

By Sputnik News A VEHICULAR attack took place in New York City on Tuesday, killing eight and injuring 11. The attacker who is now in custody has been identified as a 29-year-old Uzbek national. The incident is being investigated as an act of terrorism. What Happened About 3:05 p.m. local time, a man drove a rented truck nearly a mile down a bike […]

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Ai-Ai delas Alas bags best actress award PH International Film Festival in Los Angeles

ACTRESS-comedienne Ai-Ai delas Alas won the Best Actress award in the recently concluded Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival where critically acclaimed Filipino movies, Imbisibol and Birdshot, tied for the Best Picture Award. Ai Ai was adjudged best actress for her moving portrayal of an aging prostitute in a rundown whorehouse in the red light district of Angeles City in […]

by Abner Galino· · 2 comments · Diaspora, Entertainment, News
Boxer/groom Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta with bride Summer Radaza.             Photo © Claire and Co.

Boxer Mercito Gesta marries “big fan” in San Diego

AS METHODICAL as he is as a boxer, it seems that Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta is as meticulous in finding a life-long partner for forestalled battles outside of the boxing ring. Last Friday (October 20), Mercito married a longtime fan, Summer Radaza, in a simple and intimate ceremony at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Laguna Nigel. “We started as […]

by Abner Galino· · 1 comment · News
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PH Ombudsman indicts two immigration officers and a bemedalled police officer for plunder

PHILIPPINE anti-graft prosecutors on Friday have indicted before the Sandiganbayan three immigration officers, a bemedalled retired police official and a gambling tycoon in connection with an alleged immigration scam that led to the unlawful release of more than 1,000 undocumented Chinese nationals from immigration custody. Specifically, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales ordered the filing of plunder charges under Republic Act 7080 […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
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Financier umano ng Maute Group nahuli ng pulisya ng Quezon City

DINAKIP ng pulisya sa Quezon City nitong Huwebes ang isang negosyante na pinaghihinalaang “financier” ng teroristang grupo na Maute sa bisa ng isang search warrant na ipinalabas ng korte. Ayon kay Quezon City Police Department (QCPD) Director Chief Supt. Lorenzo Eleazar inaresto ang 42 taong gulang na si Rasdy Malawani alias Rasdi Macabangkit o Rasdi Macabangket sa bahay nito sa […]

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Filipino World War II vets honored by US Congress

THE United States Congress on Wednesday presented the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino World War II veterans for their service and sacrifice during the war. Among those who posthumously received the highest civilian honor the US Congress could bestow was 1st Lt. Purisimo Basa Reyes, the father of Pinoy Houston TV’s Executive Producer Leonides “Loloy” Reyes. 1t Lt. Reyes, […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 2 comments · News