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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 […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
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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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Finally it is the right one….

FINALLY the grieving family of an Overseas Filipino Worker who died in Israel got his remains after first receiving the wrong cadaver early this month. The body of 58-year old Fernando Peralta was flown in at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport shortly after noon by Thai Airways flight TG620 after which it was brought straight to his hometown of Porac, […]

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Philippine Ombudsman dismisses treason charges against Secretaries Deles and Ferrer

Philippine Ombudsman dismisses treason charges against Secretaries Deles and Ferrer

PHILIPPINE government prosecutors rejected the treason and inciting to sedition charges against Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles, peace negotiators led by Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and Mohagher Iqbal, and the members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) due to the failure of the complainants led by former Manila Mayor Joselito Atienza to prove their case. In a […]

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America’s Fake Recovery: Obama Defined Away Jobless Workers, Weak Economy

The United States edges toward another recession, with the worst job creation figures in half a decade, but the Obama administration tells the public the market is booming. This month US employment growth came to a virtual standstill, with the economy producing only 38,000 new jobs, an amount that fails to keep up with population growth. Economists agree that the market must produce a […]

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The Philippines’ NAIA is ready for school opening

MORE air travelers are expected to use the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as the Monday opening of the regular school year fast approaches. This was disclosed by the Manila International Airport Authority as it prepares for the expected rise in number of air travelers coming to Manila from different parts of the world and the country’s provinces. The MIAA, in […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
Early Philippine Independence Day  parade in Los Angeles draws big crowd

Early Philippine Independence Day parade in Los Angeles draws big crowd

THE Historic Filipino Town in downtown Los Angeles was wrapped with Philippine colors on Saturday (June 4) as thousands of Filipino-Americans paraded through the streets for the so-called 4th Kalayaan Parade. Participants included more than 30 Filipino-American organizations, beauty pageant contestants, bike riders, a marching band, journalists and an array of community leaders and personalities. A colorful Philipppine jeepney owned […]

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Philippine airport workers lauded for honesty

Philippine airport workers lauded for honesty

PHILIPPINE airport personnel have been hugging newspaper and internet space lately for a number of reported nefarious activities like the “laglag bala” or bullet planting  extortion scheme. However, it can be said that in spite of the cloud of doubt that these “rotten eggs” have brought to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, in the end it is still the honest […]

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The language of silence

  MANILA, June 5 (PNA) — After being mum in the past few days, one of the highest officials of the Catholic Church broke his silence in the midst of criticisms from President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement entitled, “Understanding Silence” released on Sunday, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas said: “There is virtue in silence. There is virtue in speech. Wisdom […]

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The FDA of the Philippines warns the public from using untested pesticides sold in Manila

THE Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines warns the public from using untested household and urban pesticides being sold in Divisoria and Quiapo, Manila. In an advisory, No. 2016-047, the FDA says “these products have not been evaluated by the FDA to ensure their safety and efficacy. They are “harmful, toxic and may pose imminent danger to human and […]

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The Philippines’ MMDA is calling everyone to prepare for the “Big One”

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority calls on all residents of Metro Manila and the adjoining provinces to join the forthcoming earthquake drill on June 22 in a bid to prepare them for the coming “big quake.” “Six million participants in last year’s earthquake drill is not enough. We need all sectors of our society to participate. We need to engage […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
GMA international boosts prospects for enduring Pinoy film fest in Los Angeles

GMA international boosts prospects for enduring Pinoy film fest in Los Angeles

EFFORTS to establish an enduring international Filipino film festival in Los Angeles gain steam after its organizers were able to get the support of GMA International. Jush Andowitt, US affiliate on development and marketing of GMA International, confirms the television network’s partnership with the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) during a press conference in Carson City Wednesday. Two […]

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“Airline passengers have rights,” says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

FOLLOWING the mounting complaints of air passengers against airlines operating in the Philippines, the country’s  aviation authority reminds airline operators of the existence of the Airline Passenger Bill of Rights which governs the liability of air carriers in case of accidents, loss of baggage and delays and requires airlines protection, convenience and affordable travel for the public.  “Although there is […]

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