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Philippine green group urge for the creation of recycling centers in public schools

AS the clean up of public schools by Brigada Eskwela volunteers continues, the Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition calls for the sprucing of existing materials recovery facilities (MRFs) in said schools and their construction where there is none. The MRFs, also known as “ecology centers,” serve as repository for segregated discards that can be reused or recycled, as well as a […]

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Leviste faces raps for malversation

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales affirms the indictment of former Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) chair Jose Antonio Leviste for malversation of public funds amounting to more than P150,000 (about US $3,260). Morales said the indictment stems from Leviste’s failure to liquidate his cash advances amounting to P151,385.42. The advances were made in 2003 in relation to his official travels as […]

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My Way or Highway: Beijing Issues Four ‘Bottom Lines’ on South China Sea

China’s Ministries of Foreign Affairs and National Defense announced four bottom lines on issues related to the South China Sea. China will never accept nor recognize any resolution on the South China Sea no matter what kind of ruling the International Tribunal makes. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said that the Philippines arbitration was little more than a political provocation and that the country […]

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Former Philippine election chief denounces the body he once led for giving too much power to a foreign entity in the conduct of elections

FORMER Philippine election commission chief Christian Monsod denounces the body he once led for giving too much power to Smartmatic, a foreign information technology entity, in conducting the election. Monsod, at the same time, calls on the government to conduct an investigation on the insertion made by Smartmatic to the transparency server and other election-related irregularities and violent incidents in […]

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A Philippine court sends to jail a former hospital cashier for stealing

A MANILA Regional Trial Court sentenced a former cashier to 52 years of imprisonment after she was found guilty of stealing close to P1 million (about US $21,700) from the Philippine General Hospital, the country’s premier hospital catering mainly to poor Filipinos. Adelaine Bacor was convicted after she was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of three counts of malversation of […]

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Green group calls for an earth and people friendly way in cleaning Philippine public schools

Green group calls for an earth and people friendly way in cleaning Philippine public schools

THE EcoWaste Coalition calls on all Philippine public school principals, teachers and Brigada Eskwela volunteers to use earth and people friendly methods in cleaning public school campuses nationwide so as not to jeopardize the environment and public’s health. As schools gear up for the annual sprucing up, the EcoWaste Coalition reminded those concerned to ensure that wastes collected from the […]

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G7 Agrees to Extend Sanctions Against Russia in June

The G7 leaders have agreed to extend anti-Russia sanctions in June as Friday marked the second day of the group’s summit in Ise-Shima, Japan. IS-SHIMA (Japan) (Sputnik) – The G7 has decided it will extend sanctions against Russia in June, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday. “On Russia, the G7 has agreed on the vital importance of sanctions rollover in June. Ukraine is the […]

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US Navy Sailor Castellanos Admits Having Raped Japanese Woman in Okinawa

US Navy sailor Justin Castellanos, 24, has admitted to having raped a Japanese woman at a hotel in Okinawa in March, Japanese media report. TOKYO (Sputnik) – Castellanos was arrested in March on suspicion of raping the woman, a tourist from Fukuoka Prefecture, at a hotel in Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture. The first court hearing was held on Friday. The Japanese Kyodo news agency reported that […]

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Thievery on the rise at the Philippines’ number one airport

THIEVERY is on the rise at the Terminal 1 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport with the offices of foreign airlines being the favorite targets of thieves. The recent rash of petty crimes at the NAIA Terminal 1 prompted security personnel to conduct a thorough investigation which is expected to yield positive results anytime now. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Assistant […]

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Philippine National Police officials charged with graft for medical scam

THE Philippine Ombudsman charged before the anti-graft court two officials of the country’s national police and a businessman for violating provisions of Republic Act 3019 (the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act). In particular, P/Supt. Elizabeth Milanes, P/Supt. Digna Ambas, both of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Health Service; and Eduardo Indiongco of Indiongco Laboratory were charged with four counts of […]

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Search Narrows for EgyptAir Flight 804 as ‘Signals’ Emit From the Sea

Boeing has reportedly received signals from the emergency locator transmitter, providing hope to search officials hoping to solve the mystery of the ill-fated flight. Thursday afternoon Airbus announced detecting signals in the Mediterranean Sea where EgyptAir Flight 804 perished last week, reports Egypt’s state-run Al Ahram news agency. The distress signals emitted by the plane’s emergency locator transmitter, a device designed to automatically […]

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Beijing Tells America to Leave South China Sea After Intercepting Spy Plane

Military tensions heightened between China and the United States as the Obama Administration looks to clamp down on Beijing’s influence along the Pacific Rim. On Thursday, China’s defense ministry asserted that it acted within the rules of engagement after American officials criticized Beijing for a “provocative” and “unsafe” intercept of a US surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea last week. A Pentagon spokesperson alleged that […]

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Risks of a US-China Conflagration in the Pacific Quite High’

Commenting on growing US-Chinese tensions in the South China Sea region, and Beijing’s announcement that it would deploy nuclear-armed subs to the Pacific in response to US missile defenses in South Korea, University of Maryland professor John Short warned that the risks of a military confrontation between the two powers are ‘quite high’. On Thursday, citing Chinese military sources, The […]

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Build Better LA initiative to go on November ballots

LOS Angeles, CA – A coalition of labor and affordable housing advocates recently delivered petitions signed by nearly 100,000 Los Angeles residents who support the Build Better LA initiative going on the November 2016 ballot. A chain of workers in uniform delivered one box at a time directly to the City Clerk’s office. The measure would have needed approximately 62,000 valid […]

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Japan to Create Group to Prevent Crimes by US Military Base Personnel

Japan to Create Group to Prevent Crimes by US Military Base Personnel

TOKYO (Sputnik) — Japan is set to create a special interdepartmental commission for preventing crimes committed by US military base personnel, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday. “The group will comprise representatives of the relevant ministries and departments on the levels of department heads,” Suga told reporters. The decision comes a week after the arrest of 32-year-old former US Marine Kenneth Franklin on suspicion of stabbing and strangling a 20-year-old […]

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Obama’s Asian Apology Tour: Bid to Counter China Falters During Japan Visit

Tens of Thousands of protesters screamed “US Troops Get Out” on Wednesday as President Obama visited Japan with hopes of expanding joint military relations. US President Barack Obama arrived in Japan Wednesday for a meeting of the G-7 amid a roar of protest by tens of thousands of Japanese residents screaming “US Troops Get Out.” Longstanding anti-American sentiment contributed to protests triggered by the rape and murder of a 20 year-old […]

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An Overseas Filipino Worker came to a tearful homecoming after being jailed for eight years in Saudi Arabia

A FILIPINO seafarer returns home Wednesday to a tearful homecoming after spending eight years in jail for killing a compatriot in Saudi Arabia. The 32-year old Jonard Langamin could not hold back his tears when he saw his weeping parents, Editha and Clemente, eagerly waiting for him at the Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He was freed […]

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Philippines’ Duterte launches vulgar attacks on Church

Outspoken incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has launched a series of obscenity-filled attacks on the Catholic Church, branding local bishops corrupt “sons of whores” who are to be blamed for the nation’s fast-growing population. Duterte also warned the Church, which has a centuries-old tradition of influencing Philippine politics, that his landslide election win this month showed he had more power […]

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US specialists to assess security at the Philippines’ premier airport

IN a bid to further secure the United States from terrorists attack, the US Transportation Security Administration will assess existing security measures in place at the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Assistant General Manager for security and emergency services Vicente Guerzon on Tuesday said the TSA assessment will take place on Thursday and will cover […]

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Leaked Tapes Expose Coup Plot Against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

Leaked Tapes Expose Coup Plot Against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

RECORDINGS detail a conversation involving leading officials in the Brazilian government, seeking a way to end a criminal corruption probe entangling dozens of the country’s political figures. On Monday, Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo revealed a recording of a conversation between the country’s planning minister Romero Juca and Sergio Machado, former CEO of state-owned oil company Petrobras subsidiary Transperto, calling for a carefully […]

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Pentagon-Linked Analysts Push Preemptive Strike on Russia, Missile Defense

THE Beltway military punditry floats one of its most inflammatory ideas yet, in calls for a preemptive strike against Moscow along with calls to bolster America’s missile defense system. On Friday, a DC-based think tank issued a report calling for additional funding to advance US missile defense technology to combat what they view as a rising nuclear missile threat from Russia. Earlier this year, Russian […]

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Philippine Ombudsman dismisses scam perpetrators

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales dismisses from office six government officials involved in the multi-billion  peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.  Dismissed from government service were Dennis Cunanan, Marivic Jover and Consuelo Lilian Espiritu of the Technology Resource Center (TRC); Maria Ninez Guañizo, Victor Roman Cacal and Rhodora Mendoza from the National Agribusiness Corporation (NABCOR).   They were axed from their […]

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Showdown: Battle for Aleppo May Put End to ‘Erdogan’s Imperial Designs’

THE future of Syria is now being decided not in Damascus or Geneva, but in Aleppo. If the Syrian Army and its allies win the battle for Aleppo it will not only end the war but also ruin plans of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is reportedly supporting radical groups in Syria, analyst Catherine Shakdam wrote. Currently, Aleppo is […]

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Do As I Say: EU Lectures the World on Human Rights, but Fails the Test

THE European Union, claiming to be devoted to human rights, has been revealed of failing to adequately deal with its first serious test, said the head of Amnesty International, Salil Shetty. Prior to the World Humanitarian Summit in violence-struck Istanbul, Shetty expressed disappointment in the way the EU, a self-described advocate of human rights, is addressing the refugee crisis. “I always say this about Europe: […]

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‘Time to Panic’ – Trump Moves Ahead of Clinton in Latest Polling

‘Time to Panic’ – Trump Moves Ahead of Clinton in Latest Polling

ON Monday, a poll conducted by Real Clear Politics (RCP) showed presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump ahead of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the national polling average for the first time. The New York billionaire is shown to be ahead of Clinton, by 0.2 points between May 13-19. These result align with two national polls, one by the Washington Post and ABC News, and another […]

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