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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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Free airplane ride for OFWs in Kuwait

LOW-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air has responded to the recent call of President Rodrigo Duterte to bring home Filipino workers from Kuwait for free by mounting a special chartered flight to the said Gulf state. The CEB said it will help the government repatriate Filipino workers from Kuwait by deploying an Airbus A330 aircraft – the largest in its fleet […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
WINNERS: Members of the CNMI aeronautics team are pictured with Marianas High School Teacher Jeaniffer Cubangbang, at right. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

CNMI aeronautics team won the 2018 Pacific Statewide Real World Design Challenge.

THE Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands Aeronautics team won in the 2018 Pacific Statewide Real World Design Challenge. Jeaniffer Cubangbang, Marianas High School Cooperative Education and Career Technical Education teacher and STEM adviser, said the team, which is composed of MHS Students, receive official notice on Jan. 23 that they have won the regional competition, beating Guam and American Samoa. […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 1 comment · Diaspora, News
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MMDA signs MoA with Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation for faster emergency response

METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority emergency vehicles will be fitted with Radio Frequency Identification sticker tags to facilitate their fast entry to major toll plazas in the south and the north. This was learned shortly after the MMDA and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to that effect. Accordingly, 100 RFID sticker tags […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News, Travel
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Health Advice for Travellers to the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in the Republic of Korea

Joint advice from WHO and the Republic of Korea THE XXIII Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will take place in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea from 9 to 25 February 2018 and from 9 to 18 March 2018, respectively. Nearby Gangneung will also host events such as curling, hockey and ice skating. The following recommendations are intended to advise national health […]

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“Hindi kailangan ng Pilipino ang isang Diktador” – Sen. “Bam” Aquino IV

“Hindi kailangan ng Pilipino ang isang Diktador” – Sen. “Bam” Aquino IV

“HINDI kailangan ng Pilipino ang isang diktador.” Ito ang mariing pahayag ni Senador Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV bilang tugon sa pahayag kamakailan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na siya ay diktador dahil ito lamang ang paraan upang umunlad ang Pilipinas. (Read More: “Diktadurya ang nagdulot ng karahasan at pagpatay, kawalan ng trabaho at kalayaan, korupsyon at napakalaking pagkakautang,” ang sabi […]

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Duterte: ‘If I don’t act like a dictator the Philippines won’t progress’

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has said that if it weren’t for his dictatorial style, his country would stagnate and never improve. Opposition leaders have railed against Duterte’s proposal to revise the Philippines’ constitution. Currently the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of each state in a body of states are contained within a central authority, but the proposal aims to switch […]

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Filipino ice skater Michael Martinez leaves Los Angeles for Winter Olympics in South korea

THE Filipino Ice Skating Prince, 21-year-old figure skater Michael Martinez left Los Angeles Monday night for Pyeongchang, South Korea two days after a warm send-off party from friends and supporters in the City of Carson. “I’m very thankful for the support and for everybody being here doing the send-off party for me… and just showing all the support and love […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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International Criminal Court is set to conduct preliminary examination on Philippine and Venezuelan situations

THE chief prosecutor at International Criminal Court on The Hague is set to conduct a preliminary examination of the situations in the Philippine and Venezuela following allegations of state sponsored crimes against humanity. ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, in a press and video statement released on Thursday, said that “since 2016, I have closely followed the situations in the Republic […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
PH among countries ‘most ignorant of key issues’, but also among most confident — survey

PH among countries ‘most ignorant of key issues’, but also among most confident — survey

By GMA Network/Aya Tantiangco THE Philippines has landed in the company of Brazil, and South Africa as the “most ignorant” countries due to inaccurate perceptions on key issues, Indy100 reports. The attention-grabbing headline is based on the Ipsos Perils of Perception report released in December 2017, which “highlights how wrong the online public across 38 countries are about key global issues and features […]

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A demonstrator reads a statement denouncing the Philippine government’s arrest of a consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF) in the recently terminated peace talks. Behind him are other speakers who have been symbolically gagged to represent the suppression of press freedom in the Philippines. Photo © Abner Galino

US based multi-racial rights group condemns arrest of peace negotiator Baylosis

A HASTILY called demonstration was held Monday in front of Philippine Consulate General’s office here in Los Angeles by mostly Filipino-American youths to denounce the recent arrest of communist leader Rafael Baylosis. Baylosis was a consultant to the National Democratic Front’s (NDF) negotiating panel in the recently terminated peace talks with the Philippine government. The demonstrators, belonging to the International […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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QC gov’t nanawagan sa pulisya na igalang ang Karapatang Pantao

PINAGSABIHAN ng Quezon City government nitong Martes ang pulisya ng lungsod na igalang ang karapatang pantao ng mamamayan habang ipinapatupad nito ang “Oplan Tokhang” at iba pang anti-illegal drugs operations. Ayon kay Quezon City Vice Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte-Alimurong, hindi dapat masaalang-alang ang karapatang pantao dahil lamang sa pagpapatupad ng mga anti-illegal drug operation ang mga awtoridad. Nabatid kay Belmonte-Alimurong, […]

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Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) officers, led by PTAA president and TTE 2018 organizing committee chairperson Marlene Dado Jante, announce the holding of the 2018 Travel Tour Expo which opens on Feb. 8.

PTTA travel tour expo opens on Feb. 8

THE annual Travel Tour Expo (TTE), organized by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), opens on Thursday with at least 400 organizations participating, the highest number in its history. Marlene Dado Jante, PTAA president and TTE 2018 organizing committee chairperson, said the unprecedented growth of TTE coincides with its 25thanniversary. She also said its growth challenges the PTTA to explore […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 1 comment · Events, News, Travel
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Bulkang Mayon patuloy na sumasabog

NAMATAAN ang sunod-sunod na pagbulwak ng lava mula sa bunganga ng bulkang Mayon nitong araw Martes patunay na patuloy ang pag-aalboroto nito. Ayon sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) ang pagbulwak ng lava ay nasaksihan dakong 5:57 ng umaga at tumagal hanggang alas 3:59 ng hapon. Sinabi pa ng Phivolcs na umaabot na 116 volcanic earthquakes ang naitala […]

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Demolition Duterte: Philippines leader bulldozes luxury cars to send message

By RT Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte hammered home his new policy on car smuggling by overseeing the demolition of dozens of seized luxury vehicles worth almost $1.2 million. Some 29 smuggled high-end vehicles, including models of BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz and Corvette, were simultaneously crushed by road rollers at three of the country’s ports on Tuesday. The majority of cars […]

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US Human Rights Commission seeks stop of all mass atrocities

THE United States Congress’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission has scheduled hearings on United States policy in relation to the prevention of mass atrocities around the world. In a press statement, the bicameral human rights commission defined “mass atrocities as large-scale, deliberate attacks against civilians, and include genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.” The commission reminded the public that […]

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President Rodrigo Duterte, a weaver of lies and false hopes?

A STUDENT organization over the weekend has accused President Rodrigo Duterte of “weaving lies and giving false hopes” to lumad parents by claiming that free education will be provided by his administration through the recently passed Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Tertiary Quality Education Act. In an e-mailed statement, the Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan (SPARK) and KAISA-UP […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Target ng DENR ang Lawa ng Laguna

MATAPOS linisin ang Manila Bay ang sunod na target ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources ay ang paglilinis sa Lawa ng Laguna o Laguna de Bay. Ayon kay DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, matapos ang matagumpay na paglilinis sa Look ng Maynila kamakailan ay pagtutuunan naman ng pansin ng kanyang ahensya ang paglilinis sa pamosong lawa. “I intend to […]

by Santiago Celario· · 1 comment · Environment, News
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Thumbs up for the PH FDA – EcoWaste Coalition

THE Philippine based environment and public health watchdog EcoWaste Coalition gave the country’s Food and Drug Administration a thumbs up for its decisive move against toxic school supplies that are not only harmful to health but to the environment. In a statement, the coalition cited the series of FDA public advisories against the purchase and use of art materials laden […]

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 020218

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 020218

Sevilla Bridge Reconstruction Project Starts Saturday The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) today released a traffic rerouting plan for the 17-month rehabilitation/upgrading of Sevilla Bridge in Mandaluyong City starting tomorrow, Saturday. Jojo Garcia, MMDA Assistant General Manager for Planning, said the partial closure of the bridge, which connects Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City and P. Sanchez in Manila City, will […]

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PH Supreme Court affirms dismissal of PNP officers in anomalous helicopter purchase

THE Supreme Court has affirmed the dismissal of high-ranking officers of the Philippine National Police involved in the 2009 controversial helicopter purchase. In a Decision received by the Ombudsman on January 15, 2018, the high tribunal reinstated the Ombudsman’s May 30, 2012 Joint Resolution ordering the dismissal from the service of Police Directors Leocadio Santiago, Jr. and George Piano; P/Senior […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Kinondena ng National Democratic Front ang administrasyong Duterte sa ginawa nitong pagdakip kay Rafael Baylosis

MARIING kinondena ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines ang ginawang pagaresto ng mga pulis at militar kay Rafael Baylosis, sa isa sa mga peace consultants ng pinagkaisang prente ng mga rebolusyunaryo, at kanyang kasama nitong Miyerkoles sa Lungsod Quezon. Ayon kay Luis Jalandoni, NDFP National Executive Committee member, isang paglabag sa kasunduan na nilagdaan ng pamahalaan at kilusang rebolusyunaryo […]

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1,185 na mga bulok na sasakyan ang nawalis ng I-ACT mula sa mga lansangan ng Metro Manila

UMABOT sa 1,185 na bulok na sasakyan ang “nawalis” ng Inter-Agency Council for Traffic mula sa mga kalsada ng Metro Manila sa loob ng 22 araw mula nang ipatupad nito ang operasyon “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” noong Enero 8. Ayon kay Elmer Argano, pinuno ng Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) Communications and Administrative Services ng Department of Transportation (DOTr), 75 […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Environment, News
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

PH Ombudsman Morales does not recognize unconstitutional suspension of a deputy ombudsman

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales said on Wednesday her office will not betray her sworn duty to uphold the Constitution by recognizing the unconstitutional 90-day suspension that Malacañang imposed on Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang. In a statement sent to the media, Morales stressed that the recent spate of events poses a great cause for concern. She also said that with the […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Only a 3rd third of all examinees passed the PH police promotional examinations

Only a 3rd third of all examinees passed the PH police promotional examinations

ONLY 419 of the 1,253 examinees who took the recent Philippine National Police promotional examinations for Inspector and Superintendent categories passed, according to the National Police Commission. NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao, in a statement released to the media, said the number of passers represents a total 33.44 percent. He that this percentage is 6.41 percent lower […]

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