Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, daughter ordered arrested

Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, daughter ordered arrested

ARREST warrants were issued against Ozamiz City mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. and his daughter, vice mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez due to a pending graft charge before the Sandiganbayan. The anti-graft court’s Fifth Division Associate Justice Maria Theresa V. Mendoza-Arcega, in a seven-page resolution issued last January 31, declared that probable cause exists in a graft charge filed by the Office […]

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Catholic Church in Philippines Denounces Drug War’s ‘Reign of Terror’

By Sputnik News The Catholic Church in the Philippines is taking a stand against President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the country, saying he has created a “reign of terror.” In a pastoral letter by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines read at Saturday services and to be repeated at Sunday masses, the church expressed concern about indifference to the widespread bloodshed the crackdown on drug […]

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Beyond Deadlines on Pinoy Houston TV and YouTube

Beyond Deadlines will soon air on Pinoy Houston TV (Channel 15.3) every Saturday at 1 p.m. with a replay every Sunday at the same time. You can also watch it anytime on YouTube (Howdy Philippines). Kindly support your E-news site by tuning regularly on Pinoy Houston TV every Saturday and Sunday, and by liking its every episode on YouTube. Thanks […]

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How Duterte’s ‘Unpredictability’ Keeps US and Chinese Diplomats on Edge

By Sputnik News LAST week, the Minister of Defense for the Philippines Delfin Lorenzana said that the agreement signed with the US in 2014 (Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement) is now in full force. Sputnik China spoke with Anton Tsvetov, expert from the Center for Strategic Research, about the Philippines’ current relations with the US and China. Recently, the Pentagon gave […]

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Duterte Announces End of Ceasefire With Communist Rebels

By Sputnik News PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday announced the end of the government ceasefire with the communist militants from the New People’s Army (NPA). MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the Philippine leader, the decision to lift the ceasefire regime has been caused by continued attacks conducted by the rebels and their growing demands. “I ask the soldiers, go back to your camps, clean your […]

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PH airport authorities order crackdown on erring cab drivers

PHILIPPINE Airport authorities have started a crackdown against erring taxi drivers following the arrest of a cabbie who has an outstanding criminal case in a court of law after he allegedly victimized a businessman at the Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal explained that he ordered the airport […]

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The Drug War goes on – PH Drug Enforcement Agency

“The war against illegal drugs remains unabated.” Thus said Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro S. Lapeña in a statement issued to allay public fears that the campaign against illegal drugs hit a snag following the recent deactivation of all anti-drug units of the Philippine National Police (PNP). “PDEA will make adjustments in filling the gap left behind by […]

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Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s prosecution is on – PH anti graft court

THE Philippine anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Tuesday rejected a motion filed by former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile seeking the dismissal of the P172 million plunder case against him which stemmed from his alleged misuse of the P375 million Priority Development Assistance Fund alloted to his office when he allegedly allowed it to be diverted to fake non-governmental organizations. The Sandiganbayan’s decision, […]

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Apply anti-drug war strategy on PNP house cleaning – PH Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption

THE founding chairman of the Philippine based Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, Dante Jimenez, called on Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno to apply the Duterte administration’s strategy against illegal drugs on the government’s efforts to clean the ranks of the Philippine National Police of scalawags. This developed after several policemen were tagged as suspects in last year’s slaying of […]

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‘War on the poor’: Amnesty slams Duterte’s anti-drug campaign as ‘crime against humanity’

By RT OFFICIALS involved in the Philippines’ war on drugs, launched by President Rodrigo Duterte last year, are targeting innocents, faking evidence, and profiting from murder as they carry out thousands of extrajudicial killings, says advocacy group Amnesty International. “Amnesty is deeply concerned that the deliberate and widespread killings of alleged drug offenders, which appear to be systematic, planned and […]

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Dems Protest Trump Travel Orders, Did Not Object to Obama Bombing Same Countries

By Sputnik News As crocodile tears continue to flow as a result of the temporary travel moratorium imposed by US President Donald Trump, it could be asked where that emotion was while President Barack Obama bombed five out of the seven nations affected by the new restrictions. On Sunday morning, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer fought back tears as he spoke […]

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Chinese Army Commander: War With US Increasing Reality

By Sputnik News AMID heightening tensions surrounding US President Donald Trump’s protectionist stance, the possibility of a trade war and even physical combat between the world’s two largest economies has become a full-fledged “reality.” On the day that Donald Trump was sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States, Liu Guoshon, a Chinese Central Military Commission official, authored an op-ed pointing […]

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PH Pres. Rodrigo Duterte slams building of ‘permanent’ US weapon depot in Philippines

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the US of building a “permanent” arms depot in his country, warning President Donald Trump that such moves jeopardizes the security treaty between them. Duterte alleged that the Trump administration was moving arsenal into three provinces of the Philippines intending to store it there permanently. During an impassioned televised news conference Sunday, […]

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Manila Eager to Sign Military Agreement With Moscow, Eyes Russian Weapons

Sputnik News The Philippines’ military is looking forward to signing a memorandum of understanding with Moscow to allow regular contacts with its Russian counterparts, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Manila is also pursuing through Russian weapons offerings, and is considering purchasing specialized sniper rifles, UAVs and maybe even submarines. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Philippines’ Secretary of Defense Delfin Lorenzana confirmed […]

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US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Speaks the Truth on Syria, Gets Smeared by the Mainstream Media

By Sputnik News US mainstream media outlets, pundits and officials have pulled out all the stops in attempting to smear Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who traveled to Syria earlier this month and then had the courage to criticize the US’s policy of funding and arming terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda on national television. Gabbard, a Bernie Sanders supporter who resigned from her […]

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PH green groups push for vigorous ecological waste management

THE Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition,  an environment and public health watchdog, calls on the government  to vigorously implement the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act as the nation marks the 16th anniversary of its coming into law. Also known as R.A. 9003, the country’s principal waste management law was signed on January 26, 2001 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, six months after the […]

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Ireland passes law to become world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

By Independent IRELAND has voted to be the world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels. The Irish Parliament passed the historic legislation in a 90 to 53 vote in favour of dropping coal, oil and gas investments from the €8bn (£6.8bn) Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, part of the Republic’s National Treasury Management Agency. The bill, introduced […]

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German Academics Pen Open Letter Slamming Western Interpretation of Syria Crisis

By Sputnik News In contrast to the West, which has been intent on destroying Syria and other Middle Eastern countries, Russia and Iran are playing a constructive role in preventing the overthrow of Assad and the formation of a fundamentalist Sunni government in the country, a group of German academics have written in an open letter. A group of German university […]

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Regular white taxis now banned at the PH’s NAIA

IN reaction to mounting public complaints against overcharging by “white” taxis plying the plying the Ninoy Aquino International Airport route, the Manila International Airport Authority has this week decided to ban these cabs from picking up passengers in any terminals of the country’s premier airport. In July, regular white taxis were allowed by the MIAA to queue at the NAIA […]

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Doomsday Clock Moved 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight Due to Nuclear Race

By Sputnik News The humanity is 30 seconds closer to its complete annihilation due to dangerous nuclear situation, failure to act on climate change, potential threats from new technologies, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said Thursday, announcing the new status of the so-called Doomsday Clock. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The report listed “a dangerous nuclear […]

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Top 10 passers of the PH Dental Licensure exams

THE Philippine Professional Regulation Commission said 605 out of 1,150 passed the December 2016 written phase and 609 out of 613 passed the practical phase of the Dental Licensure examination administered by its Board of Dentistry in Manila. The licensure exams were administered by Officer-in-Charge (OIC), Dr. Rannier F. Reyes and its members Dr. Gloria M. Bumanlag, Dr. Melinda L. […]

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Dating Pangulong B.S. Aquino dapat isabit sa kaso ng masaker sa Mamasapano

Dating Pangulong B.S. Aquino dapat isabit sa kaso ng masaker sa Mamasapano

IDINIIN ng mga naulila ng 44 na miyembro ng Philippine National Police-Special Action Force na minasaker ng grupong Moro Islamic Liberation Front sa Mamasapano, Maguindanao na dapat din na papanagutin si dating Pangulong Benigno Simeon Aquino III dahil diumano sa kapalpakan o neglect nito kaugnay sa nasabing pangyayari.     Ang panawagan laban sa dating pangulo ay naganap sa isang pulong balitaan sa Quezon City nitong Miyerkoles, isang […]

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LA Catholic Fil-Ams celebrate Bishop Solis’s promotion

FILIPINO-American Catholics in Los Angeles expressed jubilation over the appointment of Filipino-born Bishop Oscar Solis, as the new head of the Diocese of Salt Lake City in Utah. Solis, 63, currently an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, will fill a nearly two year vacancy in Salt Lake City after Bishop John Charles Wester was appointed to lead […]

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Wanted: New PH DEA agents

Wanted: New PH DEA agents

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has started recruiting for new agents in a bid to further strengthen the government’s ranks in its war against illegal drugs, “Chosen applicants will have an opportunity to become part of the elite anti-drug law enforcement organization in the country,” said PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña. He added, however, that before being accepted as new Drug Enforcement Officers […]

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Ban on glass jars on board planes still in effect — PH airport authorities

PHILIPPINE airport authorities have advised the public that an existing ban on hand carried glass jars on board airplanes is still in effect. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) issued the advisory Monday, days after an air traveler, Carol Reynon Quebalayan, and her companion were prevented from boarding their flight bound for Dubai at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after […]

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