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‘He Can Go to Hell’ – Duterte Rebuffs UN Official Who Criticized Him

By Sputnik News THIS is not the first time the politician has insulted his opponents. In 2016 he clashed with the then US President Barack Obama, calling him “ignorant” and a “son of a bitch.” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is well-known for his straightforward behavior, has told a UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers and […]

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Duterte administration urged to protect environment by implementing Ecological Solid Waste Management Act

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK IN the lead up to World Environment Day on June 5, an environment and public health watchdog called on the sitting administration to actively enforce Republic Act 9003 (the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act) and clean up the country’s 42,044 barangays. The EcoWaste Coalition directed its appeal to the Duterte administration for it to exert […]

Tobacco use is falling, but not fast enough – World Health Organization

Tobacco use is falling, but not fast enough – World Health Organization

TOBACCO use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new World Health Organization report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death and suffering from cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases. For World No Tobacco Day 2018 last May 31, the WHO has joined with the World Heart Federation to highlight the […]

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A man walks through an economically stressed section of the city on March 20, 2018 in Worcester, Massachusetts, once a thriving manufacturing hub. (AFP photo)

UN: Trump forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin

By Press TV THE United Nations monitor on poverty has warned that US President Donald Trump is forcing millions of Americans into financial hardship, depriving them of food and other basic needs while lavishing vast riches on the super-wealthy. Philip Alston, who is the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, visited several US states in December to […]

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Drug suspek nakatakas mula sa istasyon ng pulisya sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario NAKATAKAS nitong Huwebes ng gabi ang isang detainee sa loob mismo ng Quezon City Police Department Station 10 (EDSA-Kamuning). Kinilala ng pulisya ang nakatakas na si Julius Alcantara, 25 anyos, binata, estudyante at residente ng No. 35 Hillcrest St., Brgy. Immaculate Concepcion, Quezon City. Siya ay kabilang sa isang tatlo katao na grupo na nahuli sa QC […]

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(File Photo) Consul General Adelio S. Cruz (4th from left on the front row) poses with FACLA president Fernandico Gonong (3rd from left on the front row) and a group of Filipino American youths inside Filipino Cultural Center compound in Temple St., Los Angeles.

Los Angeles’ Filipinotown is all set for 120th Philippine Independence

By Abner Galino THE Historic Filipinotown is all set to hold one of the biggest Filipino American parade in celebration of the 120th Philippine Independence Day. This year’s independence celebration is anchored on the theme: Pagbabagong ipinaglaban alay sa masaganang bukas. (Changes fought for sacrifices for a prosperous future). As of this writing, some 32 organizations have confirmed their participation […]

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The PH National ID and the printing challenge

By Rodolfo Andal THE impending passage of the law creating a National Identification System should be a welcome development for many Filipinos. This according to a United States based political analyst Mike Webber. He said gone will be the days when even the simplest transactions would require multiple Identification (ID) Cards – all of which serve basically the same purpose. […]

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Socialist labor group BMP calls on Malacañang to do something about the spiraling cost of living

THE Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to reject the neoliberal economic policies of his favorite punching bag and predecessor Benigno Simeon Aquino III in the face of spiraling prices of basic commodities and utilities. BMP President Luke Espiritu, in a statement, said Duterte’s continued implementation of Aquino’s neoliberal economic policies makes evident the “president’s lack of […]

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Trade school in Saipan in danger of closing due to lack of government funding

By Lori Lyn Lirio A SCHOOL catering to trade craft in Saipan is in danger of closing its doors to more than 500 students any time from today due to lack of funding. The Northern Marianas Trades Institute (NMTI) may shut down its operation any time this month of June if Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres […]

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MMDA all set for June 4 school opening

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is set to deploy 1,444 personnel on traffic jam prone areas, especially in the University-belt areas, in anticipation of the June 4 opening of classes nationwide. In a press briefing Thursday, MMDA General Manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia identified critical areas where additional traffic personnel will be deployed: University belt […]

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QC government calls for safe cyberspace for children

THE Quezon City government calls on all internet café and computer shop owners to ensure that cyberspace in their establishments is safe for children. The city government, in partnership Plan International, Department of Information and Communications Technology, and Microsoft Philippines; issued the call during a child protection seminar attended by internet and computer shop operators from Barangays Batasan Hills and […]

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Pito ang patay sa magkakahiwalay na police operation sa QC

 Ni Santiago Celario PITO katao ang napatay at isa ang naaresto ng mga operatiba ng Quezon City Police Department sa apat na magkakahiwalay na operasyon nitong Miyerkoles ng madaling araw. Kinilala ng mga imbestigador ang mga napatay na sina Alyas Lito at Bong, Marjun Clemente, at Joel Montallana. Idinagdag pa nila na tatlo sa kabuuang bilang ng mga napatay ay […]

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Fil Am with Latin honors among the graduating class of Northern Marianas College

By Lori Lyn Lirio A FILIPINO American student this year led the biggest contingent of graduating students in the history of Northern Marianas College. Patrick Cloyd Laude Agustin, who earned two summa cum laude honors for the two degrees he attained, led some 256 students, including 80 honor students, last May 19 in receiving their diplomas during the NMC’s 38th […]

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Duterte will ‘go to war’ if China crosses ‘red lines,’ Philippine FM claims

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to go to war with Beijing if it crosses ‘red lines’ and unilaterally claims natural resources in the disputed South China Sea, the country’s foreign minister has warned. The Philippines will go to war to protect its rights in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano noted, somewhat […]

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Saturday's junior bantamweight fight was the first world title bout between two Filipinos since 1925, when Pancho Villa defended the world flyweight title against Clever Sencio in Manila. Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Ancajas is back in PH after beating Sultan in California

By Benjie Lim Vergara INTERNATIONAL Boxing Federation World Super Flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas is back home after a fifth successful title defense this time against a fellow Filipino, Jonas Sultan, in Fresno, California. Ancajas, who has 20 knockouts out of 30 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie record, arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 on Tuesday […]

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Global, Asian Shakespeare scholars, theatre people assemble in PH

Global, Asian Shakespeare scholars, theatre people assemble in PH

By Ibarra C. Mateo PROMINENT Shakespearean scholars and theatre practitioners from all over the world, with focus and keen interest in “Shakespeare as produced in and by Asia,” have started on Monday in the Philippines the 3rd biennial conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association. Filipino organizers of the Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics – jointly hosted by the Ateneo de Manila University […]

EU launches 1st Euro-Pinoy music concert on May 30

EU launches 1st Euro-Pinoy music concert on May 30

By Ibarra C. Mateo THE European Union delegation to the Philippines gathers musicians from Austria, Spain, Sweden, and in the country to perform in the 1st Euro-Pinoy Concert in a bid to expand EU-Philippine collaboration and cooperation among its artists. Admission to the Euro-Pinoy Concert is free. The concert is set at 7:30 pm. on Wednesday (May 30), the The […]

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Mabilis na aksyon ng pulisya nauwi sa kamatayan ng umano ay holdaper

Ni Santiago Celario NAUWI sa kamatayan nang isang pinaghihinalaang holdaper ang mabilis na aksyon ng pulisya laban sa kriminalidad sa Quezon City nitong nagdaang madaling araw ng Lunes. Inilarawan ng pulisya ang napatay sa pagsasabing ito ay tinatayang nasa 25 hanggang 30 taong gulang, 5’4” ang taas, nakasuot ng itim na long sleeved shirt at pantalong maong. Sinabi pa ng […]

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PDEA arrested a sexagenarian who allegedly tried to bribe authorities to free his suspected drug dealer son

PDEA arrested a sexagenarian who allegedly tried to bribe authorities to free his suspected drug dealer son

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency operatives arrested a 63-year old Indian national Saturday after he tried to bribe them with PhP1 million in exchange for the freedom and dropping of illegal drugs charge against his son and his companion. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino said Nari Kishinchand was apprehended inside the PDEA-Special Enforcement Section office immediately […]

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Philippine National Police ready for school opening

Philippine National Police ready for school opening

By Rose Anne Dela Cruz THE Philippine National Police is ready for the estimated 29 million students who will go back to school this year. PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde, in a press conference Monday, said he has already issued the operational guidelines for “Ligtas Balik Eskwela 2018,” the mobilization plan to all police regional offices and national support units […]

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Keep out lead containing paints and items from schools – EcoWaste Coalition

A PHILIPPINE based environment and public health watchdog asked school heads and teachers over the weekend to be vigilant in keeping out lead containing decorative paints and other items from their campuses. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition, said school heads and teachers must make sure that no lead containing materials will be used in this week’s Brigada Eskwela, a […]

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100 percent increase in apprehension of traffic violators in PH noted by I-ACT

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THERE is a 100 percent increase in the number of apprehended traffic violators in the first five months of this year compared to the fourth quarter of the preceding one. According to a press statement of the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) over the weekend, this year saw a huge spike in apprehensions. The I-ACT, […]

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Eskuelan San Francisco De Borja student Michael Jon Cantil receives a trophy for winning first place in Energy and Invention Category at the Guam Science Fair on May 4-5.

For the nth time, Fil Am student from Saipan brought home top prize in science competition

By Lori Lyn Lirio ANOTHER FILIPINO American student from Saipan brought home top academic honors early this month when he won top prize in the annual science fair, it was learned yesterday. Eskuelan San Francisco De Borja student Michael Jon C. Cantil won first place in the Energy and Invention Category during at the 40th annual Island Wide Science Fair […]

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QC recognized feat of Filipino racer in Malaysia nearly a year after

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK NEARLY a year after a Quezon City resident and the first Filipino to win the Classic Mini Championship Asia Motorsport in Malaysia, the city government finally recognized his victory with congratulatory ordinance and messages from the city officials. Dexter Daquigan, a resident of Jordan Plains, Barangay Sta. Monica; bested 40 other drivers assembled vintage cars […]

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Kumpirmasyon ng CA sa appointment ng DAR secretary tinutulan ng mga kawani

Ni Santiago Celario MARIING tinutulan ng unyon ng mga kawani ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Pangsakahan o Department of Agrarian Reform ang kumpirmasyon sa Commission on Appointments ni Atty. John Castriciones bilang kalihim ng kanilang kagawaran. Ito ang napagalaman ng mga mamamahayag sa isang pulong balitaan nitong Sabado kung saan sinabi ni Antonia Pascual, pangulo ng Department of Agrarian Reform Employees […]

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