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Fil-Am community still in shock over last Wednesday’s mass shooting

By Abner Galino THE Filipino community in Los Angles is still in shock over last Wednesday’s mass shooting in a bar in Thousand Oaks where a Fil-American college novice was among those who died. In a phone interview, Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, Adel S. Cruz, expressed sadness over the death of Alaina Housley, 18, a resident of Napa […]

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QC increases teachers’ rice allowance

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has recently approved an ordinance increasing the rice allowance of public school personnel from PhP1,500.00 to PhP2,000.00 in recognition of their valuable services to society. City Ordinance 2754-2018, introduced by Councilor Julienne Alyson Rae V. Medalla, amends City Ordinance 2312-2014 that grants a PhP1,500.00 rice allowance per quarter for teaching and non-teaching personnel of […]

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Malaysians eyeing more investments in Mindanao

Malaysians eyeing more investments in Mindanao

By Geneia Verdejo DAVAO City – The Malaysians were exploring talks with local business groups for investments and business partnerships in Mindanao. This was learned after the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the national trade promotion agency of Malaysia, revealed that it has successfully concluded an exploratory mission to Davao, Mindanao from November 7 to 9. MATRADE Trade Commissioner […]

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Mataas ni pinuno ng kilusang komunista arestado sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario DINAKIP ng pinagsanib na puwersa ng Philippine National Police at Armed Forces of the Philippines ang isang mataas na opisyal ng Communist Party of the Philippines at dalawa nitong kasama makaraang mahulihan ng matataas na kalibre ng baril sa isang bahay sa Quezon City nitong madaling araw ng Huwebes. Sa ulat ni Quezon City Police District (QCPD) […]

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Lou Leon Guerrero, Guam's newly elected governor

Guam elects first female governor; Democratic Party back in Adelup

By Mar-Vic Cagurangan BANK executive Lou Leon Guerrero became Guam’s first female governor following Tuesday’s hotly contested race — preceded by mudslinging— that brought a Democrat back to Adelup. Based on the Guam Election Commission’s unofficial results, Leon Guerrero and her running mate Joshua Tenorio garnered 18,081 votes, or 50.70 percent of the votes cast, averting a runoff that was […]

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Filipino church vies for federal  historic monument status

Filipino church vies for federal historic monument status

By Abner Galino A RETIRED Philippine ambassador and career diplomat recently led a group of Filipino Americans in lobbying for the elevation of the Filipino Disciples Christian Church to the status of “historic cultural monument” at the US federal level. Rodolfo Dumapias joined a group of Filipino Americans at the Los Angeles City Hall last October 26 in a hearing […]

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QC one of the best governed city in the country this year — DILG

QC one of the best governed city in the country this year — DILG

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista receives the Seal of Good Local Governance award from Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary for Operation Epimaco Densing III during an awarding ceremony early this month at the Manila Hotel. The DILG conducts a yearly national validation of local government units on integrity and good performance through continuing governance reform and sustained local […]

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Unclaimed airport terminal fees to be kept until refunded to its owners — MIAA

Unclaimed airport terminal fees to be kept until refunded to its owners — MIAA

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE unclaimed airport terminal fees of overseas Filipino workers will be remain in a trust fund and refunded to its owners once claimed. Thus pledged Manila International Airport (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal on Wednesday after Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said anew that the money should be refunded to their rightful owners. “The amount is kept […]

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Houseboy na pumatay sa kanyang amo…huli sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario DINAKIP ng pulisya nitong araw ng Linggo sa Quezon City ang isang houseboy na umano ay pumatay sa kanyang amo ng sampung taon. Sinabi ni Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Police Chief Superintendent Joselito T Esquivel Jr. na inaresto si Donato “Bong” Dollente matapos nitong aminin na siya ang pumatay sa 55 taong gulang na si […]

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QC Council supports healthcare for all

QC Council supports healthcare for all

THE Quezon City Council approved a resolution expressing support to Senate Bill No. 1458 or the Universal Healthcare for all Filipinos Act. City Resolution SP 7605-2018, introduced by Councilor Marivic Co-Pilar, states that the proposed measure makes it possible for every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of a universal health care where preventive, curative, and rehabilitative health services are guaranteed […]

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More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

EVERYDAY around 93 percent of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air. A new WHO report on Air […]

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OFW who killed Arab employer in self defense is back home

By Benjamin Lim Vergara JENNIFER Dalquez the overseas Filipino worker who was acquitted for killing her employer four years ago in the United Arab Emirates returned home Friday. Arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Philippine Airlines flight PR657 from Abu Dhabi, Dalaquez was reunited with her parents Rajima Hamid and Abdul Hamid and met by Department of […]

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Terminal fee hike for NAIA set next year

Terminal fee hike for NAIA set next year

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Manila International Airport Authority has increased the international and domestic flights terminal fee to enable the country’s premier airport to cope with the rising cost of operations and improvements. This after the MIAA board decided to approve the minimal fee increase following public hearings. MIAA general manager Ed Monreal said the terminal fee adjustment would […]

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The changing airscape: What’s killing the region’s major airline?

By Mar-Vic Cagurangan THE daily bustle and large crowd of visitors at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport are reflective of Guam’s currently robust tourism — a volatile industry that drives the island’s economy. Monthly reports from the Guam Visitors Bureau reinforces the industry’s optimism. According to the latest GVB report, Guam achieved its second-best fiscal year with 1.52 million […]

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Strong typhoon batters Northern Luzon

STRONG Typhoon Yutu battered the northern Philippines on Tuesday, and officials were hopeful that successful evacuations would help avoid a repeat of the death and destruction wrought by a powerful storm last month, AP reports. More than 10,000 villagers moved to safety in the Philippines’ northern provinces before Yutu hit. The typhoon slammed into Dinapigue town in northeastern Isabela province […]

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Ghanaian held at NAIA over fake Canadian visa

Ghanaian held at NAIA over fake Canadian visa

By Benjamin Lim Vergara IMMIGRATION authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport foiled an attempt by a foreign national to use the Philippines as jump-off point to Canada, it was reported today. Abdul Wahab Issah, 36, was apprehended at the NAIA terminal 2 on October 21 after officers of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) discovered a fake Canadian visa on […]

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Rico J. Puno dead @ 65

By PDI View this post on Instagram I am seized with deep emotional shock when I found out that our OPM King – Kuya Rico J. Puno has passed away this morning (manila time). Numbed with grief, I would like to call on all entertainers in the OPM Industry as well as his worldwide fans to stop for a moment […]

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Hate crimes continue to rise in LA County

THE Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) has reported that data on hate crimes in Los Angeles County in 2017 showed a five percent increase from the previous year. The LACCHR report said there were 508 hate crimes reported in the County in 2017. For the past four years, hate crimes have been trending upwards and there has […]

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Duterte puts customs under military control over failure to stop drug shipments

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte put the Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control after two large shipments of illegal drugs slipped past the agency through the port of Manila. (Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/10/23/pdea-stands-behind-it-accuracy-on-impurity-profiling-of-seized-drug-evidence/) Duterte made the announcement late Sunday in Davao City before an audience that included visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The president cited “a state of lawlessness” […]

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Groups Campaign for Clean and Waste-Free Observance of Undas

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, has again appealed to the public to show respect for the dead by properly taking care of their waste as millions are set to visit the cemeteries next week in twin observance of All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day. Together with Caritas Kalookan, the coalition issued the plea Saturday as […]

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MMDA holds solid waste management forums for Barangay chiefs

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has been holding a series of forums to enjoin Metro Manila barangay chairmen to step up their campaign against garbage, the major cause of flooding in the metropolis. The forum, dubbed “Lodi Ko si Kap Sa Kaayusan, Kalinisan at Pagbabawas ng Basura sa Barangay,” calls on barangay chairmen in Metro Manila to strictly enforce […]

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Marijuana now legal in CNMI but will be kept out of public schools to ensure fed funding

By Lori Lyn Lirio ALTHOUGH now legal in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the CNMI-Public School System will still maintain its old policy of prohibiting marijuana in schools. Thus stressed Interim Commissioner Glenn Muña saying they need to maintain a drug-free campus to ensure federal funding. “That is something we cannot afford to lose [federal funds],” Muña said, adding […]

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LA County Beach Commission endorses Measure W

THE Los Angeles County Beach Commission has voted on Wednesday to support Measure W, a November ballot proposal that Commissioners said would help protect the County’s iconic beaches from trash and contaminants after rainfall. The Commission voted unanimously to support the “Los Angeles Region’s Public Health and Safe, Clean Water Program,” a property tax assessment that would generate $300 million […]

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Taguig hospital upgrades equipment

By Benjamin Lim Vergara TAGUIG City residents need not to go to private hospitals to avail high-quality healthcare service. This after city residents were assured that the “probinsyudad” is not left behind when it comes to high-quality innovations and modern upgrades in healthcare following the recent installation by the city-run Taguig Pateros District Hospital (TPDH) of brand new medical equipment […]

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10 early voting sites open on two weekends before Nov. 6 elections

LOS Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan has reminded voters they can vote early on the two weekends before the November 6 general elections. There will be 10 sites available for voters to cast their ballots early on this weekend (Oct. 27-28) and the weekend before Election Day (Nov. 3-4), according to Logan. Early voting is already underway at […]

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