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Philippines wins S. China Sea case vs. China

By Anthony Deutsch and Ben Blanchard AMSTERDAM/BEIJING (Reuters) – An arbitration court ruled on Tuesday that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea and has breached the Philippines’ sovereign rights with its actions, infuriating Beijing which dismissed the case as a farce. A defiant China, which boycotted the hearings at the Permanent Court of […]

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Two Philippine Companies Receive First Lead Safe Paint® Certifications

Two Philippine Companies Receive First Lead Safe Paint® Certifications

(SCS Global Services Issues Certificates Under New Standard) Quezon City, Philippines– Two multi-national paint companies, Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. and Davies Paints Philippines, Inc., are the first in the world to earn the Lead Safe Paint® mark under a newly-established certification program. The certification program, which was established by the international non-profit IPEN organization, was created to let customers […]

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‘America’s Desire for Hegemony’: South China Sea Row Reveals US Hypocrisy

As the international court at the Hague prepares to rule on the South China Sea territorial dispute, Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear speaks with authors James Bradley and Patrick Lawrence to discuss the ongoing tensions in the region. “It’s a highly emotional issue between the two countries here,” Bradley tells Loud & Clear host Brian Becker. The case, brought against China by the […]

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PH Sol Gen Jose Calida laments that the PNP’s anti-drug campaign is “still not enough.”

PHILIPPINE Solicitor General Jose Calida feels that the Philippine National Police anti-drug campaign is still not enough despite the already rising number of slain drug pushers and dependents. Calida made known his frustration on Monday in a hastily organized press conference at the PNP Headquarters in Camp Crame where he also chided neophyte Senator Leila de Lima for planning to […]

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Pres. BS Aquino’s health secretary to face trial before the Sandiganbayan

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales orders the prosecution before the Sandiganbayan of former Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona and two other officials for the alleged anomalous procurement in the department’s 2012 hospital modernization program. Specifically, Ona together with Undersecretary Teodoro Herbosa and Assistant Secretary Nicolas Lutero III will face trial before the anti-graft court for violation of Section […]

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Sell Out: Bernie to Endorse Hillary Who Turned Free College into $9/hr Job

Sell Out: Bernie to Endorse Hillary Who Turned Free College into $9/hr Job

If you read the fine print on Hillary Clinton’s “free college” proposal you’ll realize it looks eerily similar to an underpaid job for a students and a big payout to millionaires and billionaires. On Tuesday, 74-year-old Socialist titan Bernie Sanders, a man who displayed a vibrant energy and enthusiasm that caught fire with young people across America in his noble fight against the establishment, […]

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Nasaan ang Dangerous Drugs Board?*

Nasaan ang Dangerous Drugs Board?*

MARAMI na ang napapatay (sinasalvage) na drug personalities ang Philippine National Police subalit katakatakang tahimik at tila walang papel ang Dangerous Drugs Board, ang ahensya ng pamahalaan na dapat ay nangunguna sa mga kilusang ganito. Dangan kasi ayon sa Republic Act 6425 o yung Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972 at iba pang mga susog dito, ang DDB dapat ang nangunguna […]

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Watchdog warns against “drug tugging” spree

MANILA–The Filipino Alliance For Transparency and Empowerment warns that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on crime could be used by “interest groups” to get back at their political foes. The transparency watchdog says they have received reports that some members of the National Democratic Front have started to link local officials who have stopped or refused to pay revolutionary tax. […]

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Pinoy talents in US to seek glory in “Olympics of Performing Arts”

LOS Angeles —  Not too many competition organizations in the world consider the Philippines as a powerhouse team. But in the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), considered as the “Olympics of the Performing Arts,” the country’s team is held by its rivals in high regard. It is constantly being measured for strength and the depth of its bench year […]

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Northern Samar lawmaker: NDF “Drug lord” tag baseless, rehashed

MANILA–A Northern Samar neophyte lawmaker who was linked by communist rebels to drug trafficking together with his governor uncle denies the accusation on Saturday, calling it “baseless, unfounded and simply meant to “destroy our good name and unblemished reputation in the province.” In a statement, Northern Samar 2nd District Rep. Edwin Ong said the National Democratic Front (NDF) allegation “against […]

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Beyond Deadlines staff. From left to right: Joel Zurbano, Benjie Vergara, Cleo Kanangara, Nelson Flores, Jose Lina, Robert Roque, Genivi Factao, Janet Rebusio Ducayag, Gerry Abaya and Ricardo Panelo Jr.  Photo © Beyond Deadlines

Beyond Deadlines launches its Manila Bureau at the Manila Hotel

THE Beyond Deadlines-Philippine Bureau was successfully launched at the Manila Hotel on Saturday with former Senator Jose Lina Jr. as guest speaker. Held at the elegant Champagne Salon Room of the historic hotel, the meeting started shortly after 2 pm. of July 9, with an ecumenical prayer led by its publisher Nelson Flores. It was then followed by a brief […]

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Barangay officials suspended by Philippine Ombudsman for soliciting from calamity victim

FOR “soliciting” money from a calamity aid recipient, the office of the Philippine ombudsman suspends two barangay officials from a small municipality of Iloilo in Western Visayas. Suspended for nine months are Barangay Captain Cherryl Peniero and Kagawad Rolly Castro both of Barangay Poblacion Southeast Zone, Lemery, Iloilo. They were suspended after it was proven that they solicited money from […]

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Flights disrupted due to typhoon — Manila International Airport Authority

FOUR international and 14 domestic flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were cancelled while four domestic flights were diverted to Clark International Airport in Pampanga on Friday due to heavy rains brought about by the tail end of typhoon Butchoy. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said China Airlines flights CI711 and CI712 (Manila-Kaoshiung-Manila), Eva Air flights BR277 […]

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Protests Against Police Brutality Flare Up Across the US

A new wave of protests against police killings of African Americans took place in the US on Thursday. American TV channels are broadcasting live reports of unrest from different cities of the country. In Washington, according to participants, about a thousand people gathered to protest. According to the reports, the protesters broke through the fence around the building of the US Congress. Fox News Channel shows unrest and reports shooting […]

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How Might Beijing React to Upcoming Ruling on China’s Territorial Claims?

How Might Beijing React to Upcoming Ruling on China’s Territorial Claims?

As the world awaits the ruling on the territorial dispute between Beijing and Manila in the South China Sea, US analysts predict how China will react if an international court at the Hague rules for the Philippines. On July 12, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will decide on a case brought by the Philippines that challenges the legitimacy of Beijing’s land […]

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Travelers with bullets will no longer be arrested at Philippine airports

IN  a bid to end the bullet planting (laglag bala) extortion scheme at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, authorities say travelers with no derogatory record will no longer be arrested provided that no firearm is found in their possession. “Tanim bala (bullet-planting) modus operandi is a thing of the past and we assure the public that they need not worry […]

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The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. defective registry data base poses danger to its operation — Commission on Audit

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. defective registry data base poses danger to its operation — Commission on Audit

THE defective registry data base of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) poses operational danger to its operations, which includes the delivery of basic health services to the public. This is what was discovered by the Commission on Audit following its examination of Philhealth’s records. Consequently, it has recommended that the corporation undertake steps to update its records after an […]

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Manila International Airport Authority to allow regular taxis at NAIA 1 arrival area

THE Manila International Airport Authority will now allow regular metered taxis to queue and pick up passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in response to mounting public complaints about the lack of affordable transportation. The MIAA claims that the accredited transport company at the NAIA could not supply more than 200 utility vehicles to service the influx […]

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Three police general allegedly into illegal drugs trade met with the new PNP chief

THE new Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa on Wednesday says he met with three teary eyed police generals who were tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as protectors of the illegal drugs syndicate. Other than saying that the generals pledge to cooperate 100 percent with the National Police Commission’s investigation of their alleged involvement with illegal drugs syndicate […]

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Philippine President Duterte names the police generals allegedly in illegal drugs trade

CLARK FIELD, Pampanga–President Rodrigo Duterte, fulfilling his earlier threat to name police generals reportedly coddling members of illegal drug syndicates should they fail to immediately resign, publicly accuses five police generals of involvement in the country’s illegal drugs trading. Among those that Duterte names is police General Marcelo Garbo whom he describes as a protector of drug syndicate in the […]

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Philippine Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Tetangco tops 2015 list of highest paid in gov’t

BANGKO Sentral ng Pillipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. tops the list of highest-paid government officials last year with total earnings of P13.957 million according to the 2015 Report on Salaries and Allowances released by the Commission on Audit Tuesday. Tetangco’s pay includs P6.693 million in basic salary, P3.912 million bonuses/incentives, P2.448 million allowances, and P879,456.73 in discretionary funds. […]

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The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has a new director general

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has a new director general

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ new director general, Capt. Antonio G. Buendia vows to make the agency the center of aviation excellence in Southeast Asia. Director General Buendia makes the pledge Tuesday as outgoing CAAP director general William Hotchkiss 3rd turns over the reins of the agency to him. At the same time, he appeals to CAAP employees […]

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Suppression of illegal drugs in six months doable — new Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief

Suppression of illegal drugs in six months doable — new Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief

THE new PDEA chief, Ret. Police Deputy Director General Isidro S. Lapeña, assures the public that they would feel the effects of the anti-drug efforts of the agency. The new anti-drug czar made the assurance as he formally assumed the PDEA leadership Tuesday from outgoing Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., during the Turn-Over of Command Ceremony on July […]

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Philippine Ombudsman to prosecute former Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia for graft

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales junks the motion for reconsideration filed by former Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia in connection with her P830 million peso graft case thus paving the way for her prosecution before the Sandiganbayan. The Office of the Ombudsman, in a press statement, said Morales affirms the finding of probable cause against Garcia and 11 others for violation […]

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Federalism is a move towards more democratization—PDP-Laban

MANILA–The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) says President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for federalism belies the common perception that he has a dictatorial tendency because in fact, it is a move towards the decentralization of power. Thus claim the PDP-Laban’s Policy Studies Group head Jose Antonio Goitia as the current ruling political party continues its push for a change in the Philippines’ […]

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