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Hyundai Selected to Supply Philippine Navy With Two Battleships

By Sputnik News   South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has won a $337 million contract to build two modern warships for the Philippine Navy. The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) initiated the acquisition of the two battleships nearly three years ago to prompt the upgrade of the country’s territorial defense capabilities. Having studied the documents presented by the companies eying the project, […]

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Pres. Rodrigo Duterte cancels Brunei trip

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has canceled his planned working visit to Brunei today following an explosion that killed 14 people and wounded several others in his home city of Davao. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, in an interview aired over radio station dzMM, explained that “it was only the Brunei [leg of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations swing] that was canceled […]

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Former Deputy Undersecretary of US Navy Predicts War with China is ‘Inevitable’

By Sputnik News In an editorial on Saturday, retired naval officer Seth Cropsey, writing on behalf of the neoconservative think tank The Hudson Institute, predicted that a bloody naval conflict with China was imminent. The former Deputy Undersecretary of the US Navy under both President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush penned a troubling editorial on Saturday calling on the Obama administration to taking […]

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Romero is lone billionaire at the PH House of Representatives

THE country’s most prominent sports leader-turned-lawmaker, Representative Michael “Mikee” Romero of 1-Pacman party-list, has landed as the 49th richest Filipino in Forbes’ list of 50 Richest People in the Philippines, making him the lone billionaire among the 300 members of the House of Representatives. Rep. Romero’s net worth is $150 million or roughly 7 billion pesos in Philippine currency. The […]

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“Environmental issues” tutugunan agad ng DENR

INILUNSAD ng Kagawaran ng Kalikasan at Likas na Yaman o Department of Environment and Natural Resources ang isang action center upang matugunan kaagad ang mga usapin na may kinalaman sa kalikasan at nang kagyat na mapangalagaan ito. Ito ang napag-alaman mula sa DENR Public Information Office nitong nagdaang Sabado. Ayon sa PIO, ibinaba ng kalihim ng kagawaran na si Gina […]

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MIAA steps up security following Davao blast

SECURITY at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was heightened a few hours after the late Friday night bombing of a famous night market in Davao City. This was disclosed by Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal on Saturday as he advised users of the country’s premier airport not to be alarmed over the sight of lawmen extensively patrolling […]

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Pizza Proves to Be the Best Motivator – Study

By Sputnik News In the upcoming book “Payoff: the Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations,” behavioral economist Dan Ariely detailed a study showing that pizza motivates workers to increase productivity more effectively than money. Looking for a way to encourage your employees to show better results? The answer might be pizza. In his book, Ariely recounts an experiment conducted at an Intel  semiconductor factory […]

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General situation in South China Sea, transnational crime, human trafficking, and regional security top issues in ASEAN summit

THE general situation in South China Sea, transnational crime and human trafficking are among the issues that will be discussed in the forthcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit in Laos at the end of the month. This was disclosed on Friday by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary Ma. Helen De la Vega during a pre-departure press […]

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Beijing, ASEAN Partners to Sign Deal to Avoid Clashes in South China Sea

By Sputnik News As tensions simmer over disputed areas in the South China Sea, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will sign an agreement to mitigate the risk of armed confrontation in the region, the Philippines foreign ministry confirmed on Friday. The adoption of a mechanism for handling unplanned encounters and emergency situations in the region was approved in August by Beijing […]

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Blast rocked President Rodrigo Duterte’s home city, leaving at least 14 people dead and 70 others hurt

A POWERFUL explosion rocked the famous Roxas Night Market of Davao City on Friday and killed at least 14 people and wounded 70 others. The bombing seems to be a direct challenge to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who immediately rushed to the explosion site to help the victims and confer with local officials. At the same time, Pres. Duterte  declared […]

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NAIA on alert for Zika virus

NAIA on alert for Zika virus

THE Manila International Airport Authority and the Department of Health have doubled their efforts in looking out for the possible entry of the Zika virus in the country following reports of its outbreak in neighboring Asian countries. This was disclosed on Friday by MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal after receiving a directive from the DOH urging the close monitoring of […]

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Malacañang calls on the Filipino people to help protect President Rodrigo Duterte

PRESIDENTIAL Communications Secretary Martin Andanar called on the Filipino people to help protect the life of President Rodrigo Duterte by staying vigilant in the wake of the reported assassination plot against him. Andanar issued the appeal on Friday during an interview aired over radio station dwFM. He said  aside from efforts of the government troops to protect the President, it […]

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Alice Cooper’s “You and Me”

Alice Cooper’s “You and Me”

You and Me is one of the legendary Alice Cooper’s few ballad songs. Alice is a master of theatrical rock designed to shock the audience.             Music Video © YouTUBE

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Not All Pokemon-Inspired Toys are Safe for Kids – EcoWaste Coalition

SOME Pokemon inspired toys being sold in the market are laden with lead that it would be advisable for parents to avoid buying any of them. According to the EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, they found lead in some Pokemon toys being sold mostly in Divisoria and outside elementary schools in Makati and Quezon Cities. Thony Dizon, […]

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New schedule for PAL’s domestic flights

THE Philippine Airlines has implemented new schedule for some of their domestic flights in an effort to help decongest air traffic problem at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. PAL Corporate Communications Cielo Villaluna said the new scheme has reduced their 150 daily Manila inbound and outbound flights by three percent. The scheme took effect on September 1. She added that […]

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Mga lupaing sakahan na napabayaan matapos hindi maisama sa repormang agraryo hahabulin – DAR

HAHABULIN ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Agraryo (DAR) ang mga institusyon o indibidwal na nabigong mapa-unlad ang kanilang mga lupa na dating sakahan subalit ginawang lugar pang komersyal, industriya o residensyal para makaiwas sa repormang agraryo. Ito ang ipinahayag ni Kalihim Rafael Mariano ng DAR nitong Huwebes sa isang pulong balitaan. Sinabi niya na ayon sa batas ay binibigyan ng kapangyarihang […]

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The government suffers casualties of war against drugs too — PDEA

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday disclosed that contrary to public perception, the government suffers casualties too in its war against drugs. To prove this point, PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña cited a Philippine National Police (PNP) report which shows that 12 policemen and military personnel were killed during anti-drug operations conducted since day one of the administration […]

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President Rodrigo Duterte at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on National Heroes Day

Just call my name and I’ll be there to protect you–President Duterte

TULAD ng linya ng isang kanta ay inihayag ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa mga pulis at sundalo na maiipit sa kaso sa pagtupad sa kanilang tungkulin laban sa droga at terorismo na “just call my name and I’ll be there”. Ito ang sinabi ni Pangulong Duterte nitong Lunes sa kanyang mensahe sa paggunita ng National Heroes Day kahapon sa Libingan […]

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Smuggling attempt at the NAIA foiled

A CHINESE national who tried to smuggle “high valued” item in the country by misdeclaring them on Wednesday was held at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Wu Hongsheng, 33, could not believe he was carrying high value items like Tory Burch sandals, Fendi shoes, Louis Vuitton bags, Asus laptops, cellphone accessories, several e-cigarette device, several credit card and an ATM […]

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May insentibo na para sa mga guro na pupunta sa mga liblib na lugar

HINDI na dusa ang sasapitin ng isang guro na madedestino sa malayo o liblib na lugar dahil ayon sa isang mambabatas ay bibigyan na sila ng pamahalaan ng insentibo. Ito ang sinabi ni Rep. Evelina G. Escudero, House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education chair, sa isang forum nitong Miyerkoles sa Lungsod Quezon kung saan ipinaliwanag niya na ang insentibo […]

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Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles turns  into int’l street art destination

Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles turns into int’l street art destination

A FILIPINO rights advocacy group, Pilipino Workers Center (PWC), joined visual and literary artists, art patrons and other concerned community members of Los Angeles on Saturday (August 27) in promoting the Historic Filipinotown (HFT) as an “international street art destination” through a 30-minute “walking tour” of the neighborhood that showcases more than 100 murals on alleys, walls of buildings and […]

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Salamat po….

Beyond Deadlines honor the fallen soldiers by posting this tribute. These names will be forever  be inscribed in the hearts of the Filipino. They were killed Monday by Abu Sayyaf bandits Barangay Maligay, Patikul, Sulu while performing their lawful duties to the people of the Philippines.

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Mayroong 166 exceptions sa Freedom Of Information

UMABOT sa 166 puntos ang nakalagay na exceptions sa inilabas na draft ng Freedom of Information (FOI) People’s Manual ng Presidential Communications Office (PCO). Gayun man, sabi ni PCO Secretary o Kalihim Martin Andanar ay walang dapat ipag-alala dahil hindi pa naman final ang nasabing FOI exemptions. Rerebyuhin pa ito ng Office of the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legislative Affairs […]

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Toxic Chemicals from E-Waste Found in Brain Toys Sold in Philippine Market

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, on Tuesday warned that some toys that are designed to exercise the mind may contain toxic chemicals from recycled electronic waste, which can damage the central nervous system and reduce children’s intellectual capacity. The coalition made known its apprehension following the disclosure of the results of a global survey on toxic […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · Health, News
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PAF airlifts chopper victims to Villamor

THE 505th rescue group of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) on Tuesday airlifted to the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City  the bodies of helicopter pilot Capt. Miguel C. Logronio and aircraft mechanic Engr. Jay Gregorio after they were found in a forested area of Bulacan where their chopper crashed last week. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Logronio […]

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