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PH civil aviation authorities warned of a dangerous boom crane near the approach of Davao International Airport

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on Wednesday sought the assistance of the Davao City government in connection with a boom crane that obstructs the approach and departure of airplanes from the nearby Francisco Bangoy International Airport due to its height. This was learned after the CAAP informed the local city government about the dangers that the boom crane […]

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Domesic Violence Awareness Month commemorated in Texas

THE United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce early this month led the commemoration of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Pearland, Texas to bring hope to victims and survivors of domestic violence. Miss Aileen Lu, a recipient of the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for combating domestic abuse and pursuing justice for its victims across the Greater Houston area and […]

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Young IT experts of Mr. Geek Mobile Solution Inc., (from L-R) Romeo Sustiguer Jr, President; Elise tupas Mello, Senior Sales Manager; Rowinner G. Bautista, Chairman and CEO; and Eduardo Maghanoy, Chief Project Officer, leave for Japan on Wednesday morning to compete the Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2017 at the Kashiwa-no-ha Open Innovation Lab in Kashiwa City, Chiba, Japan.

Filipino IT experts set to fly to Japan to participate in the 2017 Asian Entrepreneurship Award.

EXPERTS from a newly established Filipino Internet Technology company will vie for global recognition and acclaim at Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2017 in Chiba, Japan. IT experts from Mr. Geek Mobile Solutions, Inc. led by its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rowinner G. Bautista, President Romeo Sustiguer, Jr. Senior Sales Manager Elise Tupas Mello and Chief Project Officer Eduardo V. Maghanoy […]

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Philippine Army Completes Op to Retake Marawi From Daesh-Linked Terrorists

Philippine Army Completes Op to Retake Marawi From Daesh-Linked Terrorists

By Sputnik News THE Philippines has gained the upper hand over terrorism in the country. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Philippine army has completed its military operation in Marawi, liberating the city from the 30 remaining militants of the Daesh-linked Maute group (outlawed in Russia) and rescuing all hostages, the country’s defense secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, said on Monday. “After 154 days of the siege of Marawi by the Daesh-inspired Maute-ISIS group, or a […]

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PH environmentalists lauded ban on lead based paints

AS THE World Health Organization leads in commemorating the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Philippine based environmentalists lauded the country’s government for taking the “bold step” of phasing out lead based paints. EcoWaste Coalition, in a statement, said the country’s ongoing effort to phase out lead in paints is a step in the right direction that will benefit millions of […]

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PH Environmentalist lambasted anti-environment proposals of members of the congress

A COALITION of environmentalist groups nationwide demanded the scrapping of the regressive moves in the House of Representatives seeking the repeal of the ban in waste incineration, a garbage disposal process which has been proven to be disastrous for the environment and people. The demand was recently made in a press conference by No Burn Pilipinas, a coalition of 50 […]

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Poisoned Planet: Pollution Causes 9 Million Deaths Worldwide Each Year

By Sputnik News NEW research carried out by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health showed that pollution’s harmful impact on people’s health, the environment and our planet was responsible for one in six deaths worldwide in 2015. The report, published Thursday in The Lancet, says that the deaths of approximately 9 million people worldwide in 2015 were linked to some form of pollution — air, […]

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PH Commission on Higher Education’s railroaded the “Free Tuition Law” IRR?

YOUTH activists from different school and community based organizations rebuked the Commission on Higher Education for drafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 10931 (the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act) without truly consulting its “major stakeholders,” the students. In a statement, members of the Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan (SPARK), Polytechnic University of the Philippines Speak, Kaisa […]

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PH’ NAIA rescue teams passed CREX with flying colors

PH’ NAIA rescue teams passed CREX with flying colors

TO ENSURE the proficiency of its rescue teams in responding to emergency situations, the Manila International Airport Authority on Thursday held the 2017 Crash and Rescue Exercise which simulated an airplane crash and passenger rescue in the country’s premier airport. According to MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal, last Thursday’s exercise assumed that a Clark-bound plane carrying 75 passengers and six […]

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PH Government prosecutors have indicted former Negros Rep. Herminio Teves for alleged anomalous PDAF disbursement

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have indicted former Representative Herminio Teves of the 3rd District of Negros Oriental due to alleged violation of the anti-graft laws in connection with the disbursement of his Php10 million Priority Development Assistance Fund in 2006. Specifically, the Office of the Ombudsman charged Teves before the Sandiganbayan with one count of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act […]

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“Global Handwashing Day” ipinagdiwang sa PH

IPINAGDIWANG nitong Martes ang Pandaigdigang Araw ng Paghuhugas ng Kamay (Global Handwashing Day) sa Pinyahan Elementary School sa Lungsod Quezon sa pangunguna ng Manila Water, Department of Health, Department of Education, mga guro, estudyante at opisyal ng lungsod sa pamamagitan nang pagtuturo ng tamang paraan nang paghuhugas ng kamay sa mga kabataan. Ayon kay Gel Alfonso, program manager ng Manila […]

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China trains the PH Drug Enforcement Agency on international cooperation

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino is in mainland China leading the country’s delegation to a two-week training course on international cooperation as part of the deepening relations between the two countries.     Aquino, in a statement, said the country’s attendance to the training course on cooperation in Fuzhou City, Fujian will help address key challenges on […]

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PH’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport no longer one of the world’s worst

THE reforms made at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport have finally bore fruit as it is now no longer considered as one of the world’s top 20 worst airports. According to the Manila Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday, the latest survey of the travel website “The Guide To Sleeping In Airports” published on October 15, no longer includes […]

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Artista dinakip ng pulisya dahil sa panggugulo umano sa isang kainan sa QC

INARESTO ng pulisya noong Lunes ng gabi ang actor na si Baron Geisler matapos umano itong ireklamo ng panggugulo sa isang resto- bar sa Quezon City. Si Geisler na isang residente ng Angeles City, ay kaagad na sinampahan ng kaso sa tanggapan ng piskalya ng Quezon City matapos siyang ireklamo ng panggugulo ni Nora Quilang, general manager ng TGIF Restaurant; […]

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PH’ Iloilo International Airport resumes operations

THE Philippines’ Iloilo International Airport has resumed operations Monday afternoon after being closed since late Friday night due to a stuck Cebu Pacific’s plane which overshot the runway allegedly due to increment weather. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesman Eric Apolonio said the agency lifted the closure notice at 2p.m. after it declared that the runway usable and […]

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Indy 500 racing rising star Neil Alberico (center) poses with former Carson City Mayor Jim Dear and a female fan after the Philippine tourism department’s “Bring Home a Friend” kick off ceremony at the Carson City Community Center on Friday.

PH tourism’s “bring home a friend” kicks off in LA

THE Philippine Department of Tourism on Friday has kicked off IN Los Angeles the old “Bring Home a Friend” campaign in Carson City. The kick off ceremony was highlighted by the presentation of the DoT’s Filipino American Ambassadors of Goodwill that included LA Lakers rising star Jordan Clarkson, boxer Brian Viloria and racing upcoming idol Neil Alberico. Alberico, however, was […]

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The top leaders behind the months-long war in Marawi Isnilon Hapilon (left) and Omar Maute. AP, INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

PH terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute killed by the military

PHILIPPINE Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday confirmed that Isnilon Hapilon and Omarkhayam Maute, two of the several terrorists leaders responsible for the month long siege of Marawi City, have been killed. Lorenzana, in a press conference, said an early morning military assault on the terrorists stronghold led to the deaths of Hapilon and Maute and the rescue of 17 […]

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Pamana ng Lahi participating artists (from left to right) Magoo Valencia, Boi Sibug, Vics Magsaysay (standing 4th from left), Luz Spanks (seated 7th from left) Sal Floriano (seated) and Johnny Otilano (seated). Also in photo are PILAC president Bernie Targa-Ganon (seated 5th from left), FACLA 1st vice president Pol Julian (standing 2nd from right) and FACLA 2nd vice president Art Garcia (seated extreme right). 	                                                Photo © Vics Magsaysay

Pamana ng Lahi is now set to receive entries for “Best Picture of the Year” for its photo contest

THE ongoing Pamana ng Lahi, a month-long art and photography exposition at the Filipino Cultural Center in the Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles, is now set to receive entries for its “Best Picture of the Year” photo contest. Bernie Targa-Ganon, president of Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) said trophies and cash prizes await would-be winners to the […]

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Chamorro and Carolinian cultures now better understood

LAST month’s Third Marianas History Conference was a success. Thus said Northern Marianas Humanities Council Executive Director Scott Russell as he disclosed that nearly 300 participants attended the conference which was aimed to further understand facts about Chamorro and Carolinian cultures.  The conference featured 36 different presentations – including three keynote speech – of original research that covers a wide […]

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PH President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics unfazed with his threats to setup revolutionary government

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s threat on Friday to setup a revolutionary government to protect his administration from “destabilizers” earned a lot of flak from opposition lawmakers and cause oriented groups who said that aside from being unconstitutional, his threat is the product of a paranoid mind. Liberal Party president and Senator Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan said criticism is not tantamount to destabilization […]

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