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US government grants T visas to Pinoy victims of human trafficking

LOS Angeles –The United States government recently provided T-visas to the 11 Filipino victims of human trafficking after they won their lawsuit against the owners of L’Amonde French Bakery who subjected them to inhumane working conditions. T visas provide victims of human trafficking temporary legal status and work authorization and allow them to bring their families to the U.S. The […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Beware of the poisons in your homes and schools

SEEMINGLY harmless items like paracetamol, vitamins, lipsticks, colognes, perfumes and sanitizers could become poisons and cause death or serious injury if used in a wrong way. EcoWaste Coaition’s Project Protect Coordinator Thony Dizon issues the reminder following the launching of the National Poison Prevention Week on Monday. He notes that people use these seemingly harmless items everyday with no thought […]

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Prepare for the coming floods now! – MMDA

METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority chair Emerson Carlos urged local executives in the National Capital Region to prepare for the La Nina spawned heavy rains that are expected to pour in October and swamp Metro Manila with flood. “The full effects of La Nina would be felt in October. We expect there will be above normal rainfall. We will have 20 […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
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When did Trillanes return?

JUST as quietly he left the country for Hawaii, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has surreptitiously returned  fueling speculations among conspiracy theorists that he went out of the country for a special mission for the outgoing Aquino administration. Reporters covering the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were surprised to hear that Trillanes is back and giving television and radio interviews without them […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Pinoy hospitality transcends sexual orientations

“THE legendary hospitality of the Filipinos transcends sexual orientations.” This was pointed out by Los Angeles-Philippine Tourism Director Richmond Jimenez during the weekly Kapihan sa FACLA in the Historic Filipino Town (HFT) last Tuesday (June 14, 2016). Jimenez expressed sympathy for the victims of the Florida gay bar massacre and went on to praise the apparent inherent capability of the […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Happy Father’s Day !!!

Happy Father’s Day !!!

To all responsible fathers in the world, may you live long and prosper. Happy Father’s Day! (Sa lahat ng mga responsableng ama sa mundo, mabuhay kayo….Maligayang araw ng mga Ama!).

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Green group warns men about cosmetics that adversely affect sexual and reproductive health

AS Father’s Day is celebrated, the EcoWAste Coalition urges men to avoid cosmetics with “fragrance” as an ingredient for it can disrupt disrupt hormonal functions and adversely affect their sexual and reproductive health. Citing the precautionary warnings by US based advocacy groups, the coalition said some cosmetics marketed to men and teenage boys like body spray and cologne, shaving cream, aftershave […]

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Former lawmaker from Albay facing graft charges

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have started prosecuting before the Sandiganbayan former Albay House of Representative member Reno Lim for the anomalous utilization of his 2007 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) amounting to P27 million (about US $58,695). In particular, Lim is facing charges of four counts of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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MMDA appeals to netizens for help in clearing Mabuhay Lanes

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority calls on all responsible netizens to help in ridding the streets of Metro Manila of obstruction by reporting their presence using the authority’s social media. MMDA chairman Emerson Carlos makes the call after the campaign against illegally parked vehicles and other obstructions on Mabuhay Lanes or alternate routes paralleling the busy Epifanio De los Santos […]

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Philippine Ombudsman Morales paves the way for the prosecution of former national police chief Purisima

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales affirms the filing of charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima and Getulio Napeñas of the police’s Special Action Force for their involvement in the 2015 botched Mamasapano operation which led to the massacre of 44 specially trained policemen. Morales’ affirmation paves the way for the start of Purisima […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Filipinos are getting overweight and obese – EcoWaste Coalition

Filipinos are getting overweight and obese – EcoWaste Coalition

THE EcoWaste Coalition,  a pro-public health and environment group, expresses alarm over the rising number of overweight and obese Filipinos and their negative implications on public health. Citing data from the 8th National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), the EcoWaste Coalition notes that the number of overweight and obese Filipinos doubled in ten years […]

Manila International Airport Authority easing up aircraft movement at the NAIA

Manila International Airport Authority easing up aircraft movement at the NAIA

IN a bid to ease aircraft movement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the Manila International Airport Authority has provided a 2.5 hectare lot for the construction of an aircraft parking bay for budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air. MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Hornado said the soon-to-be parking bay, which is located at the NAIA’s South General Aviation Area, formerly […]

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Philippine government prosecutors investigate exiting agriculture executive Proceso Alcala for garlic cartel scam

INVESTIGATORS from the Office of the Ombudsman have started a probe of outgoing Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala and several other persons for their alleged involvement in the garlic cartel scam. The investigation came in the heels of a complaint filed by the Ombudsman’s Field Investigation Office against Alcala and Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) officials Clarito Barron, Merle […]

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NBP official doubts veracity of alleged plots against President-elect Duterte and future PNP chief Dela Rosa

PHILIPPINE prison officials doubt the veracity of the claims made by incoming national police chief Ronald Dela Rosa that convicted drug lords serving prison terms have raised a P1 billion bounty to have him and President-elect Rodrigo Duterte assassinated due to their anti-drug campaign. Msgr. Robert Olaguer, Bureau of Corrections spokesperson, said the Philippine National Police intelligence unit is having […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
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Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized almost P5 million worth of illegal drugs

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operatives seized almost P5 million (about US $108,695) worth of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride otherwise known as shabu from a provincial jail guard and four other persons following a buy bust operation last week in Palo, Leyte. PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said two plastic sachet containing 623 grams of suspected shabu with an […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Philippine Airlines launches Saipan flight

THE Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, will have a direct flight to Saipan beginning on Wednesday, June 15. In a statement, PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista, said “over the past decades, our kababayans have to take other routes to Manila via Guam. With this new offering, they now have a direct link to our home […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
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Congratulations Beyond Deadlines

AS of today (June 12- 1523H), Google says 13,793 people have viewed the pages of Beyond Deadlines since Feb. 17 of this year when we started this humble endeavour. Most of our viewers are from (this is by rank) the Philippines (49.92 percent), United States (38.75 percent), Canada (2,07 percent), United Arab Emirates (1,23 percent), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (0.83 […]

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Peace negotiators off to Norway to meet with Sison

GOVERNMENT peace negotiators led by incoming Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III together with Hernani Braganza on Friday flew to Oslo, Norway in a bid to restart the stalled peace process between the government and the communist led National Democratic Front and end more than 40 years of insurgency. Dureza, Bello and […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Unruly Ukrainian prevented from boarding plane

  AIRPORT authorities have prevented from leaving a Ukrainian seafarer who, in a drunken rage, engaged his compatriot in a fist fight on Friday while waiting for their Hong Kong bound flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Zhyltsov Sergiv was brought to a nearby clinic for treatment of a broken nose after the ruckus he has created. He was […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency celebrates 14th anniversary

“THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) will continue to be steadfast and firm in performing its duties as the country’s lead agency against illegal drugs.” Thus said PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. during the agency’s 14th Anniversary celebration on Friday at its National Headquarters in Quezon City. Referring to the anniversary theme: “PDEA, Maaasahan Noon, Ngayon at […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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ICTSI’s subsidiary builds Mabuhay Park in Georgia

THE leading Philippine port operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) ‘s subsidiary in Georgia, a country at the intersection of eastern Europe and western Asia;  has built the Philippine–Georgia Friendship Park at the Tbilisi  Zoo. The Tbilisi pleasure ground, which is also called Mabuhay park, is funded by Batumi International Container Terminal LLC (BICT), the Georgian subsidiary of ICTSI. […]

by Geneia Verdejo· · 0 comments · Business, News
UN Sec Gen Ban Ki Moon condemns apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killing by Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

UN Sec Gen Ban Ki Moon condemns apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killing by Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he was extremely disturbed by recent remarks made by the President-elect of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, regarding extrajudicial killings. “I unequivocally condemn his apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killing, which is illegal and a breach of fundamental rights and freedoms. Such comments are of particular concern in light of ongoing impunity for serious cases […]

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About seven percent of Metro Manila towing firm employees are illegal drug users — MMDA

ABOUT seven percent of all towing personnel working in Metro Manila are drug users. This was learned by the  Metropolitan Manila Development Authority after it conducted a surprise drug test on all employees of accredited towing firms roaming the streets of the metropolis. Specifically, 25 out of the 377 people subjected to the surprise drug test or about 6.63 percent […]

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Air travelers warned from bringing firearms and ammunition in Philippine airports

THE Manila International Airport Authority warns travelers from bringing firearms and ammunition into the airport without the proper documentation lest they violate the law and face prosecution. This develops after an American traveler was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after he was caught in possession of a semi-automatic pistol with several pieces of ammunition and gun magazines. James […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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PAL apologizes to Victoria Secret supermodel who misses flight

LEGACY carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Wednesday apologized to Victoria Secret supermodel Karlie Kloss after she misses her flight from New York to Vancouver on June 7. “We are sorry to hear that Ms. Karlie Kloss, a Victoria Secret supermodel, was unable to boar our PAL flight from New York to Vancouver (PR127) last June 7,” PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna […]

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