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Philippine lawmaker charged for environmental destruction

FOR the wanton destruction they caused the environment, Baguio City Representative and Liberal Party member Nicasio Aliping Jr. and three other persons were indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman before the Sandiganbayan, the Philippines’ anti-graft court. The Ombudsman said Aliping, construction firm owners William Go, Bernard Capuyan and Romeo Aquino were charged with violation of Sections 77 and 78 […]

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Bush, Cheney’s Iraq Lies and War Crimes Spawned Daesh and Killed Millions

‘IF you tried Bush and Cheney before a jury of Iraq War veterans I would be very sure that they would get a guilty verdict.’ ​ On March 20, 2003, the Bush administration led the US and a “coalition of the willing” to invade Iraq, based on false claims, including manufactured evidence that Saddam Hussein had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction with designs to use them, […]

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#DemocracySpring Enters Second Day After Hundreds Arrested at US Capitol

AFTER nearly 400 protesters were arrested in front of the US Capitol on Monday, Democracy Spring demonstrations continue on Tuesday, despite a mainstream media blackout. “Today a great many Americans took a stand to save their democracy by demanding that Congress immediately end the corruption of big money in our politics and protect all Americans’ access to the ballot,” Peter Callahan, Democracy Spring’s communications director, […]

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The Filipino people are not gullible to believe the political harassment claims made by indicted politicians

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales said politicians with cases before her office should stop claiming political harassment as the people are not gullible to believe their claim and that this kind of lame defense surely won’t stand in court. “Stop giving the public the impression that you are being politically persecuted. It is the other way around. Every peso lost to […]

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Former Metro Rail Transit Authority boss and front man charged for multi-million US dollar extort try

THE Philippine Ombudsman charged with graft before the Sandganbayan former Metro Rail Transit Authority General Manager Al Vitangcol III and Liberal Party’s ex mayoral bet in Calasiao, Pangasinan Wilson De Vera for extortion attempt and persistence to force a foreign owned company into a joint venture scheme with a local group connected with some influential personalities at the Department of […]

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Obama Admits His Mistake in Libya Intervention

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama admitted that the biggest misstep of his presidency was failing to plan the aftermath of the NATO-led intervention in the crisis-torn Libya. “Probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya,” Obama told the Fox News channel in an interview broadcast on Sunday, commenting on his worst mistake during two presidential terms. The US leader added […]

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French Intelligence Knew About Paris Attacks, Failed to React

French Intelligence Knew About Paris Attacks, Failed to React

THE plot of the last November Paris terrorist attacks gets another twist, as it turned out that French intelligence services knew beforehand about the preparation of the upcoming terrorist acts in France, Le Journal du Dimanche reported. According to the French newspaper, in the summer of 2015, French intelligence services received information about a series of terrorist attacks in Paris. “Exactly 141 days before the November […]

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We Finally Know Why the North Pole Is Moving East

By Maddie Stone SOMETHING strange is happening to our planet. Around the year 2000, the North rotational pole started migrating eastward at a vigorous clip. Now, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have figured out what’s going on—and you’ll be shocked to learn that humans are behind it. The rotational axis of any planet, including our own, is in constant […]

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Many Iraqis Believe US Promotes Terrorism, Says US Report

A NEW report released by the State Department reveals a chunk of Iraqis don’t share very favorable views of the US, nor the multinational coalition it’s leading against the Islamic State. Some even go as far as to accuse the US of engaging in “terrorism.” About a third of Iraqis say the US promotes terrorism “in general” while the black-clad, head […]

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Not Just Embarrassing: Hillary Clinton Broke the Law on NYC Subway

IN another example of Hillary Clinton’s disregard for rules and the unwillingness of the US mainstream media to call her on it, the Democratic frontrunner has illegally campaigned on the New York City subway. As social media exploded to mock the candidate for not knowing how to use a metrocard, everyone overlooked the fact that campaigning on the train, like performing, is against the Metropolitan Transportation […]

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Iglesia Filipina Independiente Obispado Maximo 1500 Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Philippines   THE LAND SO PARCHED IS NOW DRENCHED WITH BLOOD   Pastoral Statement on Kidapawan Massacre    Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone?  Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? (Matthew 7:9-10) Unfortunately, there […]

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The jinx goes on at the Philippines’ premier airport

EVEN Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle was not spared by the “jinx” hounding the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. The 58-year old prince of the Roman Catholic Church arrived from Spain last Saturday and waited for his luggage at the terminal’s VIP Room for almost an hour with airport Chaplain Msgr. Modesto Teston only to be told that […]

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Veteran broadcaster Jun Lingcoran passes away

VETERAN radio reporter Jun Lingcoran of DZMM passed away on April 1 (Friday) due to cancer of the throat. He was 46. According to Dr. Luisa Ticzon, one of DZMM’s anchors, Lingcoran had difficulty swallowing last March 2015, and they discovered that he had esophageal cancer. He went through chemotherapy, radiation and excision of his cancer from March to June […]

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White House Showdown: Sanders Gains on Clinton in Big Prize California

FOLLOWING Senator Bernie Sanders’ streak of big wins, things are beginning to look brighter for him in the delegate-rich state of California, according to a new poll, as the US gets closer to its presidential election in November. Sanders has been on a roll, riding a wave of momentum after beating frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the last six nominating contests. Now, two months before California […]

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‘Uniquely Unsuited’: Clinton’s Not the Candidate to Counter Climate Change

FOLLOWING a video of Clinton snapping at a Greenpeace activist, the topic of how much money the candidate takes from the oil industry has been at the forefront of the Democratic primary race. On Thursday in Pittsburgh, Clinton was again approached about whether she would reject money from fracking lobbyists, and this time she laughed in the activist’s face. “While Clinton laughs this off, voters who care about our climate and […]

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Behind the Curtain: Who is Really Managing the Panama Papers Leak

  ON April 3, Suddeutsche Zeitung (‘South German Newspaper’) published a report based on the leaked documents of the Panamanian company Mossack Fonseca that cast light on the alleged involvement of prominent political figures and their associates from around the globe in shadow tax evasion schemes. However, the first thing that caught everyone’s eye was Vladimir Putin’s name, and face, used literary as a “selling point” for the […]

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Speed Limiter NOW

THE Automobile Association of the Philippines demanded from congress the immediate passage of the law requiring owners of public utility vehicles to install a speed limiter in their vehicles following the failure of the House of Representatives to pass the measure before its recent adjournment. The  AAP said it is important that Senate Bill 2999 and House Bill 5911 be […]

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Philippine Ombudsman indicts for graft the governor who refuses assistance for her drought stricken constituents

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales said North Cotabato Governor Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Mendoza has been indicted before the Sandiganbayan for graft in connection with the illegal procurement in 2010 of diesel fuel worth P2.4million from a gasoline station owned by her mother. Specifically, Morales said, Mendoza will be facing three counts of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (the […]

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A lieutenant of Philippine presidential candidate Jejomar Binay in hot water

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales has approved the filing of multiple charges of Falsification against former Makati City administrator Nicanor Santiago, Jr.  in connection with false disclosures in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).   Carpio said Santiago, a lieutenant of former Makati City mayor now presidential bet Vice President Jejomar Binay, deliberately failed to declare his business […]

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Wanted: Geomancer

THERE is “mounting pressure” on airport authorities to counter the series of unfortunate events rocking Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport not by improving equipment maintenance or taking professional services but through the hiring of a geomancer. Middle level officials of the Manila International Airport Authority want their boss, MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado, and other responsible […]

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World Execution Figures Up 54%, Highest Since 1989

ON Wednesday, Amnesty International reported that executions globally increased 54 percent last year to 1,634, the highest recorded figure since 1989. The report was released on a day Pakistani authorities killed three dissidents by hanging. The London-based human rights organization found that Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were primarily responsible for the spike in execution deaths. Collectively, the countries were responsible for over 89 percent of all executions […]

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Philippine Ombudsman: Ex-PNP chief Alan Purisima and Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas liable for Mamasapano massacre

THE Philippine ombudsman said former Philippine Natonal Police chief Alan Purisima and his subordinate, former PNP-Special Action Force Director Getulio Napeñas, are liable for the botched operation that led to the massacre of 44 policemen by the members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mamasapano, Magjuindanao in 2015. In a statement, the Office of the Ombudsman said it found […]

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Bernie Sanders Wins Wisconsin Democratic Primary, Adding to Momentum

Bernie Sanders Wins Wisconsin Democratic Primary, Adding to Momentum

By Amy Chozick As Mrs. Clinton shifted focus to New York, Mr. Sanders embarked on a week of campaigning through Wisconsin, speaking to crowds of thousands in Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay and La Crosse and visiting more sparsely populated or rural areas like Eau Claire, Onalaska and Wausau. Mrs. Clinton spent most of her time in the state in Milwaukee, […]

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Excuses, excuses, excuses

EQUIPMENT neglect and poor maintenance led to the five-hour power outage at the Philippines premier airport over the weekend which subjected hundreds of passengers to a harrowing experience. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Jose Angel Honrado said the power disruptions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 would not have happened if the one of the […]

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US, Philippines Launch Massive South China Sea War Games

THE annual Balikatan exercises will involve 55 US aircraft operating alongside Manila fighter jets. The Philippines recently acquired a number of ships from the US Navy which may also participate in the games. Unlike in previous years, this year’s Balikatan will include the delivery of an anti-aircraft gun called the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). Sold to Manila by Washington, the system will be stationed on the Philippines’ […]

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