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Mindanao niyanig ng lindol – Phivolcs

Mindanao niyanig ng lindol – Phivolcs

Ni Santiago Celario NIYANIG ng lindol ang ang ilang bahagi ng Mindanao nitong Huwebes ng umaga. Ayon sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology o Phivolcs dakong 11:53 ng maramdaman ang intensity 6 na paguga ng lupa sa Davao Oriental at mga karatig lugar. Idinagdag pa ng ahensya na tectonic ang sanhi ng lindol. Bagamat tumigil na ang paggalaw ng […]

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PH Food Authority creating “artificial crisis” – Secretary Leoncio Evasco

By Rose Anne Dela Cruz NATIONAL Food Authority Council Chairman Leoncio Evasco slammed the National Food Authority for statements that reportedly caused panic among rice traders and the consumers. Evasco issues the critique after the NFA earlier said there is no more available state-subsidized rice for market distribution. “There are so many voices, thereby, madly confusing the issue on rice. […]

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No disparity between men and women in workforce – CNMI Office of Public Management

No disparity between men and women in workforce – CNMI Office of Public Management

By Lori Lyn Lirio THERE is no disparity or imbalance between men and women employees in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands. This according to Office of Public Auditor Director Sid Seman, one of the panelists in last month’s 5th Annual CNMI Women’s Summit held at the Multi Purpose Center, as he discussed about the work force in the islands, […]

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PH deported to mainland China 78 suspected cyber-criminals

By Benjie Vergara SEVENTY eight Chinese who were linked to cyber fraud activities by Taiwanese authorities were deported on Tuesday by the Philippine justice department to mainland China where they will be prosecuted. The Philippine justice department, in coordination with country’s law enforcement agencies and the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), turned over the suspects to the Taiwan police […]

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Free summer camp in Texas for kids with Disabilities, Diabetes and Cancer

THE Texas Lions Camp is again offering this summer camping experience for free for kids with disabilities and medical conditions. Texas Lions Camp The Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and is designed to […]

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49 units of affordable housing open for the homeless in North Hollywood

By Abner Galino NORTH Hollywood, California – Officials from the Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (CDC/HACoLA) celebrated the grand opening of The Fiesta, a 49-unit affordable housing development. The project includes 12 units for homeless persons that are frequent users of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Service (DHS), and 37 units for homeless […]

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Active Shooter Reported at YouTube Headquarters in California

By Sputnik News CALIFORNIA’S San Bruno Police Department confirmed Tuesday that three people were injured and one person died following a shooting incident at the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno. Police tweeted Tuesday that they were responding to a scene at 901 Cherry Ave, which is the address of YouTube’s headquarters. Images released online showed SWAT teams descending onto the scene as persons from the […]

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Women and Children’s Protection Desk dapat dagdagan sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario NANGANGAILANGAN pa ng mas maraming “Women and Children’s Protection Desk” sa Quezon City dahil talamak pa rin ang pambabastos sa mga kababaihan sa mga kalye at ang pang-aabuso sa mga bata sa buong bansa. Ito ang ipinahayag ni Quezon City Vice Mayor Josefina “Joy” Belmonte-Alimurong nitong nagdaang Martes matapos mapansin na kulang ang mga WaCPD sa mga […]

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Former Assembly Member Mike Eng (5th from left) is flanked by LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis (left side) and his wife Congresswoman Judy Chu (right side).  They are joined by various local city mayors and executives, and by leaders of teacher and worker unions. Photo © Abner Galino

Bigtime politicians attend Mike Eng’s Calif State Senate campaign kick off

By Abner Galino AN assemblage of political bigwigs in the San Gabriel Valley graced late last month’s kick off activity of the California state senatorial campaign of former Assembly Member Mike Eng in El Monte. Among the political bigwigs who came and endorsed Eng’s candidacy last March 24 were Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Congresswoman […]

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Ombudsman recovers ill-gotten wealth of former Calauan mayor Antonio Sanchez

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK AFTER 25 years of running after the ill-gotten wealth of former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez and his wife Editha, the Office of the Ombudsman has finally done it. In a statement released to the media Tuesday, the OMB disclosed that on March 1, it has obtained copies of the Transfer Certificates of Title (TCTs) […]

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Serbia Honors Victims of NATO’s Dirty Bombings – Country Grapples With Environmental Damage

Serbia Honors Victims of NATO’s Dirty Bombings – Country Grapples With Environmental Damage

This week, Serbia honors the memory of the victims of NATO bombings. In March 1999, the Alliance had begun a military operation in Yugoslavia without the approval from the UNSC. The air strikes that the West called ‘humanitarian intervention’ lasted all the way up to June of the same year. NATO struck military objects and former Yugoslavian plants and factories. […]

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White House: New Chinese Tariffs Target ‘Fairly Traded’ US Goods

By Sputnik News WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – China must stop its unfair trade practices instead of imposing retaliatory tariffs on fairly-traded US exports, White House Deputy Secretary Lindsay Walters said in a statement. On Sunday, the Chinese Commerce Ministry imposed new import tariffs on 128 US products in response to US President Donald Trump’s recent trade actions against China. “China’s subsidization and continued overcapacity is […]

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Fil Am medical student accepted to Harvard University’s Master’s Degree program

By Lori Lyn Lirio A GRADUATING Filipino-American medical student from Saipan was offered by Harvard University a USD30,000 worth of scholarship for a one-year master’s degree program. Former Mount Carmel School student Fil Am Ryan Ortizo received a letter from Harvard University informing him that he was admitted to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is slated […]

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PH Ombudsman suspends Leyte mayor for disobedience

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Office of the Ombudsman on Monday has suspended a town mayor and the human resource officer of a small municipality in Leyte province after they were found guilty of simple neglect of duty. Specifically, the month and a day-long suspension without pay order against Santa Fe town Mayor Oscar Monteza and Human Resource Officer […]

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Pope Francis Calls Out IDF Killing of ‘Defenseless’ Palestinians

By Sputnik News IN his Easter address on Sunday, Pope Francis appealed for an end to the ongoing violence in the Holy Land at the hands of Israeli snipers after 15 Palestinians were killed on the Israeli-Gaza border during the “Great Return March.” The pope urged for peace in the Holy Land in his “Urbi et Orbi” message from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, […]

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China to slap US with up to 25% bigger import tariffs in trade war retaliation

By RT BEIJING is hiking up tariffs on more than 128 US imports, including fruit and pork, as part of a tit-for-tat response to US President Donald Trump’s $60 billion package of tariffs imposed against China. The additional fares, which range from 15 to 25 percent, will take effect on Monday, the Chinese Finance Ministry said on their website. It added […]

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CNMI Governor Ralph DLG Torres signs the proclamation declaring 2018 as the International Year of the Reef. Photo by Lori Lyn Lirio

CNMI declares 2018 the International Year of the Reef

By Lori Lyn Lirio COMMONWEALTH of Northern Marianas Islands Governor Ralph DLG Torres has declared the year 2018, the International Year of the Reef and the month of April as the Environment Awareness Month to further increase awareness on the importance of the coral reef and the environment. Torres issued the proclamations in a simple proclamation signing ceremony Wednesday. As […]

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Syrian Forces Liberate All Cities of Syria’s East Ghouta – Army Command

By Sputnik News EARLIER, a source familiar with the matter said to Sputnik that four major cities of the embattled Damascus suburb had been freed from the terrorists. The Syrian army’s command has said that its forces have liberated all the territory of Eastern Ghouta, including cities and settlements. “After a series of carefully planned battles and military operations conducted by our armed […]

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Irresponsible pilgrims in PH

Irresponsible pilgrims in PH

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE EcoWaste Coalition decried the irresponsibility of pilgrims who littered on popular pilgrimage sites in Bulacan and Rizal provinces this Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Littering again reared its ugly head for the nth time and “polluted” the traditional acts of devotion and penance by hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithfuls on Maundy Thursday and […]

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Japanese tourist lost money to thieving airport security personnel at the NAIA?

By Benjie Vergara HOLY Wednesday in the Philippines will be forever etched in the mind of 25-year old Yuya Sakata, a newly arrived Japanese tourist who lost cash to two suspected thieves who are members of the security office of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. According to Sakata, he just arrived from Sydney, Australia Wednesday afternoon on board a Cebu […]

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CNMI recognizes Vietnam War veterans

By Lori Lyn Lirio MARCH 28 this year was declared Vietnam War Veterans Day by the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands in recognition of the sacrifices they made. Led by CNMI Governor Ralph DLG Torres and Lt. Gov. Victor Hocog, the proclamation ceremony was held last Wednesday at the American Memorial Park Court of Honors. The event was highlighted the […]

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Saipan Community Church to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Easter Sunday

By Lori Lyn C. Lirio SAIPAN Community Church would be celebrating its 70th year on Easter Sunday. Senior Pastor Josh Slater said they will hold Easter sunrise worship on Sunday (April 1) at 6 am. followed by breakfast. At 10 am. there will thanksgiving service to celebrate their 70th year. On Sunday, David Stephens, the son of Rev. Ed Stephens […]

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Donors pledge over US$15 million to WHO’s Contingency Fund for Emergencies

GENEVA – Donors have pledged an additional US$15.3 million to support quick action by the World Health Organization to tackle disease outbreaks and humanitarian health crises through its emergency response fund in 2018, the Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE). Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern […]

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One Dead, Three Injured in Shooting at Texas Apartment Complex – Reports

One Dead, Three Injured in Shooting at Texas Apartment Complex – Reports

By Sputnik News THE police in the city of Plano in the US state of Texas have launched an investigation after they responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex. At least one person was killed and three others wounded in the wake of the shooting that occurred at about 9 am in the morning at 7401 Alma Drive at the Cross Creek Apartments, according […]

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MMDA Reactivates “Oplan Mass” for the Lenten break

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Holy Wednesday has reactivate its “Oplan Metro Alalay Semana Santa” which aims to ensure the safety of the motorists and commuters this Lenten break. MMDA Acting General Manager Jose Arturo “Jojo” Garcia, in a press statement, said the agency will deploy a total of 1,854 men and women, […]

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