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Save the PH mercury lamp recycling project – Ecowaste Coalition

A PHILIPPINE based environment and public health watchdog today asked Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi to prevent from turning his department’s multi-million peso mercury lamp waste recycling project into a white elephant. In an e-mail sent to Cusi, the EcoWaste Coalition has expressed serious concern over the non-operation of the lamp waste recycling facility which is capable mercury recovery. […]

Fil-Am artist Johnny Esj Otilano in front of his works at Erehwon Gallery in Quezon City.

Two Pamana ng Lahi visual artists respectively doing solo in Los Angeles and PH

TWO visual artists who participated in the Pamana ng Lahi art exhibition during the Filipino American Heritage month in the United States recently got themselves solo shows here in Los Angeles and in the Philippines. Here in Los Angeles, 65-year-old unconventional artist Sal Floriano, better known as Sal Budhz, brought out his full collection of his so-called “Tawas Series” at […]

PH business group proposed a 100 percent in OJT man-hours

PH business group proposed a 100 percent in OJT man-hours

A PROGRESSIVE youth organization characterized as despicable a proposal of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry to lengthen the on-the-job training hours for grade 12 students by 100 percent. In a statement, the Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan (SPARK) said the PCCI’s proposal is “an outright attempt to siphon more free labor and profit from K-12 students.” Under the proposal […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
Duterte offers tourists 42 virgins in mockery of ISIS recruitment propaganda (VIDEO)

Duterte offers tourists 42 virgins in mockery of ISIS recruitment propaganda (VIDEO)

By RT Presentation of Signed Business Agreements New Delhi, India January 26, 2018 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the copies of signed business agreements from Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez during the Philippines-India Business Forum at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi on January 26, 2018.The forum was held on January 24, 2018 and was organized […]

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Metro Manila’s drive against dilapidated public utility vehicles will be expanded to nearby provinces

THE Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) continues to intensify its campaign against dilapidated public utility vehicles (PUVs) as it expands operations within the peripheries of Metro Manila. Areas within Mega Manila such as Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, and Antipolo City in Rizal will now be subjected to the council’s “Tanggal Bulok, Tanggal Usok” on-road inspection of Public Utility Vehicles. “These areas […]

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Former iloilo Rep. Rolex Suplico. Photo © untvweb.com

Former Iloilo Representative Rolex Suplico to be prosecuted for alleged PDAF-related graft

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales said her office found probable cause to file graft charges against former Iloilo Representative Rolex Suplico and two other persons before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the anomalous utilization of his 2007 Priority Development Assistance Fund. Morales, in a statement sent to Beyond Deadlines, said Suplico violated Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Nakahihiya*

Nakahihiya*

HINDI maubos maisip ng Usaping Bayan kung bakit kailangang bigyan ng pagkilala si Communications Undersecretary Mocha Uson ng University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association Inc. gayong malinaw pa sa sikat ng Haring Araw na mas nakararami sa kanyang mga Tomasino ang higit na karapat-dapat sa pagkilala. Napakinggan ng Usaping Bayan ang panayam kay Henry Tenedero, ang nagbitiw na pangulo ng […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
President Xi wore combat fatigues and black leather gloves in his speech to thousands of military personnel. Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Images

Xi Jinping tells army not to fear death in show of China’s military might

By The Guardian/Tom Phillips Xi Jinping has reaffirmed his status as China’s most dominant leader since Chairman Mao with another tub-thumping display of military brawn involving thousands of heavily armed troops. Speaking at a military assembly in the northern province of Hebei, Xi told about 7,000 service men and women they should fear “neither hardship nor death” as they implemented […]

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Mayon volcano in Philippines spews lava fountains & ash plumes as thousands more flee

Mayon volcano in Philippines spews lava fountains & ash plumes as thousands more flee

By RT/Santiago Celario Thousands more have been forced to flee in the Philippines, latest figures show, as the country’s most active volcano keeps spewing massive lava fountains and ash plumes up to five kilometers high. The sporadic eruption of Mayon in Albay province on the island of Luzon started on January 13. Since then, it has affected at least 54 […]

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Celebrity chef Coco P. Cruz (3rd from left) is flanked by Dylan Durias (2nd from left) and Butch Victoriano during a photo op prior to the show. The other original South Border members in the show are Ric Junasa, Paul Benitez, Tata Balane and Keisey Hicban.                                         Photo © Teodoro Yap

One last set for the Big Guy

A BENEFIT concert to help out the family of the recently deceased musician Dylan Durias was held last Sunday. Held at the Bamboo Bistro in Panorama City, the concert was led by musician Ric Junasa, who was a close friend of the deceased, and host/singer Cory Miranda. Daniel Belen, owner of Bamboo Bistro, expressed sadness over Dylan’s sudden demise. “Actually, […]

by Abner Galino· · 1 comment · Diaspora, Entertainment, News
11-year-old Fil-Am golfer to play in World Championship

11-year-old Fil-Am golfer to play in World Championship

AN 11-year-old Filipino American golfer, Jaden Dumdumaya of Fairfield, California, recently bagged the 1st place of the 2017 World Series Future Champions Golf Northern California Championship. With the win, Jaden has also qualified to the 2018 FCG Callaway World Championship at the Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, California in July. In the 11-12 Boys division qualifier, Jaden played along with […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Feature Story, News
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Tall is good but now short is alright

THE Philippine National Police Commission has removed the height requirement for aspiring lawmen as long as they are bachelor’s degree holder, not more than 30 years old and have passed the Philippine National Police entrance examination. This was learned from NAPOLCOM Vice Chairman and Executive Officer lawyer Rogelio Casurao while announcing the activation of the On-Line Examination Application Scheduling System […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino with Chief of Staff Ms. Irish Calaguas inspects body cameras and handheld radios. Photo © PDEA

PH Drug Enforcement Agency pledged to be transparent in its operations

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency will ensure a culture of transparency in its anti-drugs operations. Thus pledged PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino as he disclosed the agency’s recent acquisition of additional surveillance, communication, protective, and office equipment, and motor vehicles worth more than PhP90.4 million. “With the persistent threat of illegal drugs in the country, PDEA continues to build up […]

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Winners of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge Marianas High School senior students Chenoa Bunts- Anderson (left) and Daniel Villarmero. Photo © Lyn Lirio

Marianas High School students, including a Fil-Am, among the winners of the Congressional apps making contest

MARIANAS senior high school students Chenoa Bunts-Anderson and Daniel Villarmero won the 2017 Congressional App Challenge making them the official Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Island winning representatives for the app making contest. According to the winning duo, the Washington D.C. based competition is hosted by the respective members of the Congress for their district. They also said 22 students and […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 1 comment · Diaspora, News
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Umiwas sa fixer

PINAALALAHANAN ng Quezon City government ang mga taxpayers, kabilang na ang mga negosyante, na huwag makipagugnayan sa mga fixers ngayong panahon ng bayaran ng business permit at buwis upang hindi maloko. Ayon sa Quezon City Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO), hindi dapat makipagtransaksyon ang mga taxpayers sa mga taong hindi awtorisado ng lokal na pamahalaan. “Taon-taon naman na binabanggit […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Business, News
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1987 Constitution is bicameral to ensure check and balance – lawyers remind PH Senate

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines 23rd Board of Governors reminded the Senate that the bicameral feature of the 1987 Constitution is meant to ensure check and balance. The reminder was issued by the lawyer’s group following an official query by the Senate concerning the proposed changes to the 1987 Constitution. “To us it is clear, however, that the intent behind […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Only 18 percent passed the police entrance and promotion examinations

LESS than 20 percent of all who took the Philippine National Police Entrance and Promotional Examination for 2017 passed. According to the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), a total of 5,236 or 18.27% out of the 28,654 examinees passed the PNP-EPE conducted by the commission on October 22, 2017 in designated schools in Metro Manila and other testing centers nationwide. NAPOLCOM […]

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Fil-Am Debbie Winkfield has been quilting for 40 years now. For her, quilting is a connection of memories. Photo ©  Lyn Lirio

Quilt artist’s work in display in Saipan’s Joeten-Kiyu Public Library

DEBBIE Winkfield’s Quilt “Coral Kingdom” is an artwork made out of reused and recycled materials. Her under-the-sea themed quilt is now on display at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library. In an interview, Winkfield said it was her first time to quilt for public display. “I do quilt for my kids and grandkids but I never did this one before.” She said […]

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Jess Santiago’s “Loob”

Here is another classic from Bulcan’s poet song writer Jess Santiago     Music Video © YouTUBE

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The front row of the Kingdom Day Parade 2018 as it approaches the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Los Angeles on Monday. Image © Abner Galino

Los Angeles’ Kingdom Day Parade 2018 attracts thousands

THOUSANDS came out to cheer and participate in the 33rd annual Kingdom Day Parade in Los Angeles to celebrate the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Last Monday’s parade, which was organized under the theme: When They Go Low, We Go High,” weaved through the stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (after departing […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
More PH government workers involved in illegal drugs trade – Drug Enforcement Agency

More PH government workers involved in illegal drugs trade – Drug Enforcement Agency

MORE government workers are involved in the illegal drugs trade last year compared to previous years. According to a press statement sent by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to Beyond Deadlines last Tuesday, the agency in collaboration with the Philippine National Police, the National Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of customs and other law enforcement agencies have conducted more […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
CNMI First Lady Diann Torres (first from the left) with foundation's volunteers Samantha Sikayun and Tiana Reyes promoting two published books from young authors.  Photo © Lyn Lirio

Fifteen entries to be judged in Marianas’ 2nd annual Young Authors Writing Competition

THE Common Wealth of Northern Mariana Islands First Lady Diann Torres Foundation received 15 book entries written in Chamorro and five from Carolinian languages in its second annual Young Authors Writing Competition. According to first lady Diann Torres, the deadline ended in November. They are now in the process of judging those entries and will soon announce the winners. “One […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · News
Traffic enforcer slapping Councilor Zaldy Ocon. Photo © Mindanao Gold Star Daily

Ombudsman suspends Cagayan de Oro City councilor who slapped a traffic enforcer

THE Office of the Ombudsman suspended Cagayan de Oro City Councilor Zaldy Ocon for six months without pay after he was found guilty of Conduct Prejudicial to the Best Interest of the Service. At the same time, government prosecutors said they also found probable cause against Ocon for violation of Article 359 (Slander by Deed) of the Revised Penal Code. […]

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PH Air Traffic Management to be fully ready soon

PH Air Traffic Management to be fully ready soon

THE Philippines 10.8 billion Communication, Navigation, Surveillance-Air Traffic Management still needs to be fine-tuned to be fully operational before the end of 2018. This was disclosed Tuesday by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesman Eric Apolonio saying that fine tuning would take a lot of time but just a few steps from becoming at par with other countries. […]

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The memory of a fallen American hero remains fresh

The memory of a fallen American hero remains fresh

MORE than four years after his death, the memory of US Air Force Captain David Lyon is still fresh among American veterans of foreign wars. In fact last December 27, members of the Veterans Affairs and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3457 joined the crew of the logistic vessel Capt. David in honoring Capt. Lyon, a logistics officer from Peterson […]

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