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‘Evil Joke’: Iran Told to Pay $10.5 Billion to 9/11 Kin, Insurers

IRAN was ordered by a New York City judge to pay more than $10.5 billion in damages to the families of those killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Bloomberg reported. US District Judge George Daniels ruled on Wednesday that Tehran must pay $7.5 billion to the families of people who died at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Daniels also awarded […]

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The Philippines on “a campaign” to minimize flooding effects in flood prone Metro Manila

THE Philippines Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has embarked on a massive campaign to clean Metro Manila’s waterways in preparation for the rainy season. MMDA chair Emerson Carlos said the “Estero Blitz” program has two components — waterway cleaning and improvement of flood monitoring facilities. To date, he added, hundreds of esteros (creeks/canals) in the Philippines’ premier metropolis were already unclogged […]

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Philippine Airlines marks 75th anniversary

THE Philippine Airlines (PAL) marked its 75th anniversary Tuesday saying it aims to become a five-star airline in five years as it asserts its role as the flag carrier of the Philippines. “Our goal is to make PAL the airline of choice in all the markets we serve, one that exceeds passenger expectation. We want PAL to be a source […]

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Firemen train their hoses at the burning Kentex footwear factory at Valenzuela city, a northern suburb in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. At least three bodies have been recovered and there were no survivors found after the fire was put under control, said fire officials and Mayor Rex Gatchalian of Valenzuela city north of Manila.  (AP Photo)

Philippine Ombudsman files criminal raps against Valenzuela City mayor for tragic fire that killed 74 people

PHILIPPINE government prosecutors have filed graft and criminal charges against Valenzuela City Mayor Rexlon Gatchalian and seven other persons before the country’s anti-graft court in connection with last year’s fire in a rubber slipper factory that trapped and killed 74 people. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, in a statement, said the prosecutors have found probable cause to charge Gatchalian and Ong […]

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Putin Orders Start of Withdrawal From Syria Beginning Tuesday

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has announced that Moscow will begin withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria. On Monday, President Putin indicated that the Kremlin will start withdrawing its main forces in Syria, saying that the military has largely achieved its objectives. “I think that the task that was assigned to the Ministry of Defense and the armed forces as a whole has achieved its […]

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At Least 27 People Killed After Major Explosion in Ankara

    AN explosion that hit the center of Ankara on Sunday killed at least 27 people, 75 injured. An explosion at a bus stop in Ankara caused at least 27 people killed and multiple wounded, according to reports. Some 27 people were killed and 75 injured in an explosion that struck the Turkish capital on Sunday evening, the office of […]

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Beyond Deadlines is not just a blog*

Beyond Deadlines is not just a blog*

WE keep hearing people refer to Beyond Deadlines as a blog whenever they talk about it. It is not wrong per se to identify this space in the world wide web as such but it is more accurate to say that this corner of the net is both an electronic news site and a blog. Just like any other respectable […]

Former Philippine Senate president Jovito Salonga dies at 95

Former Philippine Senate president Jovito Salonga dies at 95

Former Senate President Jovito Salonga died on Thursday (March 10) at age 95. He is a known nationalist and a statesman. Salonga first became a lawmaker in 1961 when he was elected to represent Rizal province in the House of Representatives. He became a senator in 1965 until 1971, when he was seriously injured in a bombing incident while attending […]

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Uber comes to the Philippines’ premier airport

Uber comes to the Philippines’ premier airport

IN A bid to lessen the transportation woes of airline passengers, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) allowed a new transport company to service the four terminals of the Philippines premier airport. David de Castro, MIAA spokesman, said his office and GrabCar, a transportation network company (TNC) similar to Uber in the United States, signed the accreditation agreement Thursday. He […]

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Philippine immigration deported a suspected drug courier after landing at the airport

Philippine immigration deported a suspected drug courier after landing at the airport

A SIERRA Leonian was barred from entering the Philippines after he was suspected to be a drug courier following his failure to present any document that would validate his visit. Philippine Bureau of Immigration Officer Paul Verzosa said aside from having no document to support his claim that he was a legitimate businessman, Brima Edward Terry only had US $300 […]

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The Philippines is hiring new air traffic controllers

The Philippines is hiring new air traffic controllers

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines is hiring 100 air traffic controllers each year for the next five years as the satellite-based Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) will be fully operational next year.  Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesman Eric Apolonio said there is a demand for ATCs because the installation of the P13.25 billion new […]

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BS Aquino shamelessly exploiting organs of gov’t to promote Roxas’ presidential bid – Duterte

THE ruling second Aquino administration is shamelessly exploiting the organs of state to promote the lagging presidential bid of Mar Roxas II. A spokesperson of presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte made this allegation after recently learning that the Department of Agriculture (DA) brought along Roxas’ wife, newsreader Korina Sanchez, in its cash and farm equipment dole out to […]

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Four international airlines owe the Philippine government P68-M in unpaid airport dues

THE Manila International Airport Authority said four airlines operating at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport owe the government some P68 million (about US $1.4 million) in uncollected fees. David de Castro, MIAA said the four airlines, which he named airlines A,B,C,D have a total outstanding balance of P68,464,673.80. Specifically, airline A has an outstanding balance of P33,602,160.23, B: P27,953,895.14, C: […]

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Yolanda victims receive much needed medical supplies

The Ship 2PH-C.U.R.E. organization recently completed a successful relief operation in Tacloban City where it donated much needed medical supplies to the Mother of Mercy Hospital for the victims of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The MMH is run by the Roman Catholic congregation Religious Sisters of Mercy and was established in 2010 primarily for poor Tacloban City residents. It was named […]

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US protecting its interest in RP-China territorial dispute

US protecting its interest in RP-China territorial dispute

A PHILIPPINE National Police officer said the United States is helping the Philippines in its dispute with China because it is a component strategy of its national security. Superintendent Alejandro “Alex” Yanquiling, Department of the Interior and Local Government coordinator of the crime prevention and response program Street Watch, made this assertion in an interview with Beyond Deadlines shortly after […]

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A Cuban province and the State of Texas were once known as Nueva Filipinas

ASIDE from the Philippines, a province of Cuba and the present State of Texas in the United States were named Nueva Filipinas (New Philippines) by the Spanish conquistadores. According to open source Wikipedia, citing historical records, what is now the province of Pinar del Rio in western Cuba was originally founded by the Spanish as Nueva Filipinas due to the […]

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Island Nation Takes Nuclear Superpowers to Court Over ‘Vaporized’ Territory

Island Nation Takes Nuclear Superpowers to Court Over ‘Vaporized’ Territory

IN the early days of the Cold War, the United States detonated 67 nuclear bombs over the Marshall Islands as part of its atomic weapons test program. Over a half-century later, the small Pacific nation will at last have its day in court. Between 1946 and 1958, the US used the South Pacific as a testing ground for the development of nuclear weapons. […]

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Philippine social worker faces sexual harassment charge

GOVERNMENT prosecutors have indicted before the Sandiganbayan a director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development for sexual harassment. Charges of violation of Philippine Republic Act No. 7877 (Anti-Sexual Harassment Act) were filed before the anti-graft court by prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman against DSWD Assistant Regional Director Jaime Eclavea following an investigation of a sexual harassment […]

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The Philippine National Police Commission has a new commissioner

PRESIDENT Benigno Simeon Aquino III  on Monday has appointed a new commissioner of the Philippine National Police Commission following a two-month vacancy. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said retired Philippine National Police Director Felizardo M. Serapio, Jr. replaces Luisito T. Palmera whose term of office ended on January 7, […]

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Philippine local government officials and cops have the most cases before the Ombudsman

Philippine local government officials and cops have the most cases before the Ombudsman

LOCAL government officials and members of the Philippine National Police in the past five years have topped the list of public servants with the most number of cases filed with the Office of the Ombudsman. In a statement, Jerry Benedict Rosete of the Ombudman Public Information & Media Relations Bureau Office said for five straight years, Local Government Units (LGU) […]

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Nancy Reagan dies at 94

FORMER US First Lady and Hollywood star Nancy Reagan died Sunday in Los Angeles, California at age 94. Ms. Reagan, wife the late 40th president of the United States Ronald Reagan, succumbed to congestive heart failure. She was first lady from 1981 to 89 during which she launched a program to fight drug and alcohol abuse among the youth. Her […]

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Move if you can’t stand airport noise – Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Move if you can’t stand airport noise – Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines advises the residents of subdivisions around the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to move elsewhere if they can’t stand the roar of airplanes landing to and taking off from the country’s premier air terminal. The unsolicited advise came after a resident of a nearby village went to the CAAP office to call its attention […]

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US Senator Bernie Sanders Wins Democrats’ Primary Vote in Kansas, Nebraska

US media reported Bernie Sanders won Saturday in the Democratic presidential nomination contest in Kansas and Nebraska. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Senator Bernie Sanders has so far secured victory in the Democratic presidential nomination contest in two states, Kansas and Nebraska, media reported.The Kansas state Democratic party told CNN Senator Sanders won the caucuses. In Nebraska, Sanders secured 55 percent of the vote, compared to his […]

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Aquino is responsible for resurgence of the Marcoses — Anakbayan

THE progressive youth group Anakbayan blamed President Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s ineptness for the rehabilitation of the Marcoses. In a statement, Anakbayan said the monumental failures of BS Aquino’s Department of Education (DepEd) to call the attention of Ailene G. Baisa Julian and Nestor S. Lontoc, the writers of Lakbay ng Lahing Pilipino 5 textbook, for the inaccuracies of their […]

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