Newly elected Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. Image © REUTERS / Alexandre Meneghini

Miguel Diaz-Canel Becomes Cuba’s New Leader, to Continue Castro’s Revolution

By Sputnik News Raul Castro, the 86-year-old now former head of the country’s Council of State and Cabinet became the head of the Cuban state in 2008, succeeding his older brother and Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. Miguel Diaz-Canel is now the first politician outside the Castro family to govern Cuba. Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power (parliament) elected Miguel Diaz-Canel […]

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This file photo taken on October 9, 2015 shows Philippine marines (in green) and their US counterparts (in light brown) after simulating an assault during the annual Philippines-US amphibious landing exercise (PHIBLEX) at the navy base facing the South China Sea in San Antonio, Zambales province, north of Manila. (Photo by AFP)

Japan, Australia to take part in Philippine-US military drills

By PRESS TV THOUSANDS of American, Japanese, Australian and Filipino troops are scheduled to take part in joint military drills in the Philippines. The Philippines hosts annual joint military drills code-named “Balikatan” (shoulder-to-shoulder) with the US, but Japanese and Australian forces have joined them for the first time this year. The drills were scheduled to start on May 7 in multiple […]

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REPORT TO UNITED NATIONS Lawyers Arpee Santiago, Neri Colmenares, Ade Fajardo, Ryan
Jay Roset and Tony La Viña show the report their groups submitted to the UNspecial rapporteur,
narrating the recent government attacks on the judiciary that, they say, have a negative impact
on the independence of judges and lawyers. —EDWIN BACASMAS

PH lawyers asked UN to probe Duterte’s alleged attempts to undermine the country’s judiciary

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines and five other lawyers’ groups have called on the United Nations to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration for allegedly undermining the independence of the judiciary by constantly threatening and harassing Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and lawyers who are critical of his administration. In a 16-page report submitted to UN Special Rapporteur […]

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Just Waiting to Go Off’: California East Bay Fault a ‘Tectonic Time Bomb’

By Sputnik News A US Geological Survey (USGS) published this month reveals that California Bay Area residents are living on a “tectonic time bomb,” also known as the Hayward Fault. In fact, researchers claim that the Hayward Fault, which runs about 74 miles along the bottom of the East Bay Hills, is far more dangerous than the better-known San Andreas Fault, the continental transform […]

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Members of NGO coalition No Burn Pilipinas today questioned the legality of the newly signed “waste-to-energy” (WTE) facility deal in Palawan. Image © EcoWaste Coalition

Environmentalist demand immediate cancellation of contract to build illegal Waste-to-Energy facility in Palawan

By Nelson Flores,  Ll.B., MSCK AN environmentalist group called on the Department of Energy and the Puerto Princesa City government to immediately rescind the patently unlawful PhP2.1 billion “waste-to-energy” deal it entered into with a questionable energy company. The Non-governmental Organization Coalition No Burn Pilipinas, in a press release, said the DoE and Puerto Princesa’s “waste-to-energy” (WTE) facility deal with […]

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Dating pulis sabit sa election gun ban?

Ni Santiago Celario INARESTO ng mga awtoridad ang isang retiradong pulis nitong Lunes ng gabi matapos itong ireklamo ng panunutok ng baril ng isang traffic constable ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority sa Quezon City. Kinilala ni Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar ang retiradong miyembro ng Philippine National Police si Robertson Cruz Estrella, 63, […]

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Barbara Bush, Former US First Lady, Dies at 92

By Sputnik News THE wife of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush, Barbara Pierce Bush, has passed away at the age of 92. Bush served as both first lady and second lady of the United States, and was also the mother of 2016 presidential candidate and 43rd Governor of Florida Jeb Bush. During her time as first lady, […]

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Cebu Pacific looking into claims its staff stole from a Balikbayan luggage

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE management of Cebu Pacific Air has ordered a thorough investigation of the pilferage allegations by a Balikbayan who claimed to have lost a number of valuable personal effects from her luggage after she flew in to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from Hong Kong. In a press statement on Monday, the CEB said they are […]

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Walang biruan, mayroon ba o walang itatayong Casino sa Boracay?

Walang biruan, mayroon ba o walang itatayong Casino sa Boracay?

Ni Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK NANAWAGAN kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang Filipino Alliance for Transparency and Empowerment na linawin sa bayan kung totoo nga na may casino na pag-aari ng mga Tsino na itatayo sa Boracay, “ang pinakasikat na tourist destination ng bansa.” Bagamat pinuri ng nasabing grupo ang kilos ni Duterte na maibalik ang ganda ng Boracay, sinabi ng […]

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Environment friendly barangays leaders needed – EcoWaste Coalition

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE EcoWaste Coalition pleaded to the thousands of aspiring barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan leaders to take the cudgels for Mother Earth and make environment protection their priority projects. The Philippine based environmental group made the plea Saturday shortly after the Commission on Elections started a seven day period wherein it will receive the Certificates of […]

PDEA DG Aaron Aquino inspecting the illgal drugs factory in Malabon. Image © PDEA PIO

Another illegal drugs lab run by a Chinese national busted by PH DEA

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has dismantled in Malabon City on Friday a clandestine ecstasy laboratory owned and operated by a Hong Kong based criminal syndicate. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said two suspected drug personalities, including one Chinese national, were arrested as a result of the operation. He identified the suspects as Jiang Minshan, […]

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Avoid Ortigas Central Business District on Monday due to ADB convoy dry run – MMDA

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority advised motorists to avoid the Ortigas Central Business District on Monday, April 16, due to a convoy dry run for the country’s hosting of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank in May, this year. The upcoming annual meeting will be held at the ADB headquarters in Mandaluyong City from May 3 to […]

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Assad to Russian MPs: Syrians ‘No Longer Afraid of NATO’ After Missile Attack

Assad to Russian MPs: Syrians ‘No Longer Afraid of NATO’ After Missile Attack

By Sputnik News ACCORDING to Russian lawmakers, the Syrian president has praised Soviet air defense systems, which helped Damascus repel 71 Western missiles. Russian members of the parliament and other officials have shed light on the meeting with President Bashar Assad, which came in the wake of the joint US-UK-French missile strike on Syria. According to governor Komarov, during a meeting with Russian lawmakers, Assad slammed the Western strike […]

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The WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

The WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

THE World Health Organization  and the United Nations Children’s Fund today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, […]

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Minarkahan ng trahedya ang isang swimming party sa QC

Minarkahan ng trahedya ang isang swimming party sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario NAUWI sa trahedya ang masaya sanang pagtatampisaw ng pitong magkakaibigan makaraang makuryente’t masawi ang isa nilang kasamahan habang naliligo sa isang swimming pool sa Quezon City nitong Huwebes ng gabi. Kinilala ng hepe ng Quezon City Police District Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) na si P/ Supt. Rodelio B. Marcelo ang biktima bilang si Joseph Manuzon […]

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One of Metro Manila's garbage filled esteros Photo © EcoWaste Coalition

MMDA Cleans Up Estero de Binondo Before Rainy Season Starts

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority cleaned up a vital waterway in Manila in anticipation of the rainy season. In a press statement, MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said the clean up drive in the notoriously trash prone Estero de Binondo near Juan Luna Street has been done Thursday without a hitch. He said together with the […]

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Los Angeles artists and performers to hold tribute for Bernardo Bernardo

By Abner Galino ARTISTS, performers, community leaders and fans, whose lives were touched by the art and empathy of Bernardo Bernardo are paying him tribute at the Filipino Cultural Center next Saturday. The April 21 event is dubbed as “A tribute to Bernardo Bernardo: a musical, cultural and creative arts extravaganza.” The occasion is being spearheaded by the Filipino American […]

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US DoD: US, UK, French Strikes Aimed At ‘Chemical Research Infrastructure’

By Sputnik News THE operation, which started at 9 p.m., was “specifically associated” with chemical research facilities and chemical storage sites, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford said Friday. Three main chemical sites were targeted, as well as one command center, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The operations are now complete. Continued barrages will not take place, unless […]

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Trump: I Ordered Precision Strikes on Syria, Operations Underway

By Sputnik News UNITED States President Donald Trump Trump addressed the nation announcing military action in Syria in cooperation with France and Great Britain. “President Trump has approved US military strikes in Syria,” Pentagon reporter Lucas Tomlinson said, citing an administration official.  ​ The US, UK and France have said they would work concert on the “international response” against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad […]

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. © Erik De Castro / Reuters

Duterte tells ICC prosecutor she will be arrested in Manila

By Press TV Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has reminded the International Criminal Court (ICC) that the Hague-based tribunal lacks jurisdiction in the Philippines, warning that its chief prosecutor would be arrested if she sets foot in the country. Earlier, ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had announced that she was launching a preliminary investigation into a complaint by a Filipino lawyer of suspected […]

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OFW Pahima Alagasi (right), who suffered serious burns when her employer’s mother allegedly poured boiling water on her back in 2014, receives her two months' worth of salary from Saudi Arabian Deputy Interior Minister Nasser Al-Daood (center) at the Ministry of Interior in Riyadh. With them is Ambassador Adnan Alonto (left). DFA photo

Scalded OFW is finally home after four years of legal battle in KSA

By Benjie Lim Vergara FINALLY after four years of trying to return to home, Pahima Alagasi, a 26-year old Filipina domestic helper, was repatriated on Friday from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where she reportedly was scalded by her sadistic employer. Pahima, who arrived via Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight PR655, was accompanied by Philippine Ambassador to Riyadh Adman Alonto. She was […]

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State senatorial candidate Mike Eng is flanked by Filipino American leaders (from left to right) Art Garcia, Grace Barrios, Fernandico Gonong and Johnny Chua. Photo © Abner Galino

California State senatorial bet honors memory of Fil-Am leader

By Abner Galino AS he continues to make his rounds of communities in the San Gabriel Valley, California state senatorial candidate Mike Eng has been praising the legacy of Filipino American political leader Gonzalo “Monty” Manibog. Eng has been telling people that he lives in a street that was named Bataan by then former Monterey City Councilman Manibog to honor […]

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Some of the seized equipment used in the manufacture of illegal drugs. Photo © PDEA

PDEA arrested suspected Chinese illegal drug manufacturers and dismantles a clandestine shabu laboratory

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday arrested eight suspected members of an international drug syndicate, including four Chinese nationals, and dismantled a clandestine illegal-drugs laboratory in an idyllic farm in Batangas, a province south of Manila. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said the successful operation is the result of an intelligence support provided to […]

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Visual artist, singer and song writer Johnny Otilano opens one man show in La Habra, California

Visual artist, singer and song writer Johnny Otilano opens one man show in La Habra, California

By Vics Magsaysay THE 21-day one-man art exhibit of visual artist, singer and songwriter Johnny E. SJ. Otilano opened last April 7, 2018 at the La Habra Art Gallery, La Habra, California. Johnny, a California-based and multi-awarded artist, has exhibited in many galleries in the U.S. and museums abroad. Being also a musician, his works create a dialogue between his […]

Pasig Ferry 4 approaching Santa Ana,  Manila Station along the Pasig River. Photo ©

Pasig River Ferry Service to be revived

By Rose Anne Dela Cruz IN A bid to entice the public to use the Pasig River Ferry Service, a member of House of Representatives said more air-conditioned boats should be deployed and boat stations constructed along its 28 kilometer or 17.4 mile river route. At the same time, Makati City 2nd District Rep. Luis Campos Jr. lauded as a […]

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