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President Rody to AFP: Don’t allow drugs, terrorists to compromise future generations

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte called on the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) not to allow the country to go on a spin that will compromise the future of Filipino children. “The horror that we are facing in the coming days would really be terrorism and drugs,” President Duterte said. The President’s appeal was issued during his talk with airmen […]

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PH Groups Back Global Movement to “Break Free from Plastic”

PHILIPPINE environmental groups, including the EcoWaste Coalition, have expressed support for the newly launched global movement seeking to stem the growing volume of plastic pollution across the globe. This developed following the official launching today (Sept 15) in Tagaytay City of the Break Free from Plastic (#breakfreefromplastic) movement. “We believe in a world where the land, sky, oceans, and water […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Environment, News
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Scientists Fear Active Volcano Near Nuclear Plant Could See Major Eruption Soon

By Sputnik News Scientists are warning that a buildup of magma in one of Japan’s most active volcanoes leads them to believe that it could erupt any time in the next 30 years. Kyushu island’s Sakurajima volcano sits less than 30 miles from a nuclear power plant and in 2015 was placed under a Level 3 (orange) alert by the Japan Meteorological Agency, meaning that […]

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Nakababahala ang lumalaking bilang ng mga kabataan na nasasangkot sa krimen – DSWD

TINATAYANG aabot sa 10,556 mga kabataan ang nasangkot umano sa paglabag sa batas  o ang yung tinatawag na child conflict with the law nitong nakalipas na 2015 ayon sa Department of Social Welfare and Development. Ito ang ibinulgar nitong Miyerkoles ni Normina Mojica ng Council for the Welfare of Children ng DSWD sa isang panayam sa mga miyembro ng media. […]

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PH green group sought limits on hazardous substances in jewelry

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, urged the government to put in place a regulation that will restrict the content level of hazardous substances in jewelry products. At the same time, the coalition urged jewelry manufacturers and civil society organizations to cooperate with the government in crafting the proposed regulation. The coalition issued the call for government […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Health, News
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NAIA is now set to be permanently connected to the net

THE Ninoy Aquino International Airport is set to be permanently connected to the net after the Manila International Airport Authority and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. have agreed to upgrade the airport’s internet connections by having an “uninterruptible” supply of Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) access in all of its four passenger terminals. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Media Affairs Division […]

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Six persons were hurt after PAL plane was hit by turbulence while approaching NAIA

SIX persons were hurt after a Manila bound Philippine Airlines (PAL) flight from Los Angeles was hit early Tuesday morning by a freak air turbulence as the plane was approaching the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Reports said PAL Flight PR1103 informed the Manila Control Tower through a radio message that the plane was hit by air turbulence at around 6:21 […]

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Major PH airlines ban the on board use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 due to explosion concerns

THE Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Airways have banned the use and charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phones on board their planes due to explosion concerns. This developed shortly after Samsung Electronics Company Limited, maker of the popular smartphones, issued a recall order for the Galaxy Note 7 line model due to rising complaints about its “potential to […]

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Imported Canadian garbage to be returned to Canada

A MANILA Regional Trial Court judge ordered the return to Canada of the garbage it “exported” to the country for violating local environmental laws. “The Court sides with the intervenors that the disposal and destruction of the wastes will violate equally important environmental laws such as Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act and RA 9275 or […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 2 comments · Environment, News
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Human rights hindi malalabag sa mga checkpoint – QCPD

HINDI malalabag ang karapatang pantao sa mga checkpoints na itatayo ng mga tauhan ng Quezon City Police Department sa mga pangunahin at istratehikong lugar ng Lungsod Quezon. Ito ang tiniyak ni QCPD district director na si Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar sa isang pulong balitaan. Ani niya ay igagalang ng mga pulis ang karapatan pantao kasabay ng pangangalaga ng katahimikan […]

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Kontra Libing organizers call US-wide protest a success

THE organizers of the United States-wide protests against the planned burial of the late dictator and former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB ) on Saturday said the Sept. 7 mass action was a “resounding success.” The U.S. based Kontra Libing Coalition (KLC) and the Movement Against The Dictator’s Internment (MADI)-USA made this assertion after an evaluation […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Japan PM Orders to Prepare Draft on Unilateral Sanctions Against North Korea

By Sputnik News Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government on Sunday to prepare a draft of unilateral sanctions against North Korea after it had carried out a nuclear test, the cabinet secretary said. TOKYO (Sputnik) — Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was quoted by Kyodo news agency as saying that the government must be prepared to tighten sanctions on Pyongyang to restrain its nuclear […]

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PH quarantine requires carriers to conduct aircraft disinsection

THE Philippine  Bureau of Quarantine has directed all foreign and local carriers with international routes to conduct aircraft disinsection in a bid to prevent the spread of harmful insects and outbreak of deadly diseases. The BOQ new directive mandates all to aircraft operators, handlers, airlines and airport authorities to conduct disinsection before landing or takeoff at the Ninoy Aquino International […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Health, News
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DAR iimbestigahan ang pagpatay sa limang magsasaka ng Nueva Ecija at Isabela

SISIYASATIN ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Agraryo o Department of Agrarian Reform ang magkahiwalay na insidente ng pagpatay sa limang magsasaka sa Nueva Ecija at Isabela sapagkat ito ay maaring may kinalaman sa ipinatutupad na repormang argraryo sa mga naturang lalawigan. Ito ang napag-alaman matapos ipag-utos ni Kalihim Rafael Mariano ng DAR ang isang masusing pagiimbestiga sa kamatayan ng mga magsasakang […]

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State of national emergency is not martial law—PDP Laban official

PARTIDO Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan Policy Study Group Head Jose Antonio Goitia said President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent proclamation of a state of national emergency in the wake of the Davao City night market bombing is meant to protect the people from future attacks and to bring the perpetrators to justice. Goitia insists that the cowardly and terrorist attack of defenseless […]

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President Duterte accepts ASEAN chairmanship

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday accepted the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017 on behalf of the Filipino people as this year’s successful association summit in Laos has ended. In his acceptance speech, the President said he will pursue initiatives and enhance cooperation with global partners to ensure that ASEAN citizens live in peace, stability, […]

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Nazareth’s “Love Hurts”

The Scottish hard rock quartet Nazareth had a handful of hard rock hits in the late ’70s, including the proto-power ballad “Love Hurts.”           Music Video © YouTUBE

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President Duterte ‘rockstar’ of ASEAN

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte could walk into an empty football field and it would soon be filled to the rafters. This is how his charisma is. For his people, he has earned a “rock star” status prompting flocks—if not, hordes—of them to gather and crowd his space. Filipinos consider him a folk hero, father, savior and much more. President Duterte […]

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Sa kabila ng CARP mahirap pa rin ang mga magsasaka

SA kabila ng malaking lawak ng lupain na naipamahagi na sa ilalim ng Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program ay nanatili pa rin na mahirap ang mga magsasaka. Ito ang napansin kamakailan ni Kalihim Rafael Mariano ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Agraryo of Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) habang pinagaaralan niya ang resulta ng pagpapatupad ng CARP sa buong bansa. “Mahigit 28-taon mula […]

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Zero Emissions: Costa Rica Uses 100% Renewable Energy for two months

By Sputnik  News The entire country of Costa Rica has been powered entirely by renewable energy for 76 days straight, from June 16 through September 2. Using a mix of mix of hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, and solar energy, the country has avoided the use of any carbon-based fuel for over two months. Hydroelectric power made up 80.27% of the total electricity used in August, and was helped […]

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Utang na hindi pinakinabangan ng bayan huwag muna bayaran — Sanlakas

IMINUNGKAHI ng grupong SanLakas, isang samahan ng mga manggagawa, na huwag munang bayaran ng pamahalaan ang ating utang sa ibang bansa na hindi napakinabangan ng taong bayan at sa halip gamitin muna ang pondo sa mga programang pangrehabilitasyon ng mga lugar na sinalanta ng mga bagyong Yolanda. Ito ang sinabi nitong nagdaang Miyerkoles sa isang pulong balitaan sa Lungsod Quezon […]

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Manila International Airport Authority to end “colorum” airplane operation

THE Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday has vowed to end the “colorum” operations of some commercial plane services after it discovered their illegal activities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. MIAA general manager Ed Monreal on Wednesday also said “colorum” operation has disrupted the flow of traffic that had been scheduled by Slot Australia, the company tapped by […]

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Malacanang declares September 12 a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha

MALACANANG has declared Monday, Sept. 12, as a regular holiday throughout the Philippines to celebrate Eid’l Adha or “Feast of Sacrifice” in solidarity with the country’s minority Muslim community. Eid’l Adha, one of the greatest festivals of Islam, honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice Ishmael in obedience to Allah (God). It also commemorates the end of the Hajj […]

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Transcript of PH President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech before ASEAN businessmen

It’s a distinct honor for me. Chairman Oudet Souvannavong, the other distinguish leaders of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, members of the Philippine delegation, our ABIS or the ASEAN Business Awards, the business community, ladies and gentlemen. Good evening. I thank the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and its Chairman for the opportunity to participate as a speaker in this year’s […]

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Plenty of jobs on Guam but not enough workers

HAGÅTÑA — In the summer of last year, Capt. Stephanie Jones, commanding officer of Naval Engineering Facilities Command Marianas, announced that the Department of the Navy was planning to embark on at least 42 projects by 2021. “Expect a lot of jobs,” Jones told the Guam Contractors Association. She said the labor demand is expected to increase to about 7,000 […]

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