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Rejoice and be glad!

Rejoice and be glad!

THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines issued a pastoral letter on Monday, talking about a number of issues plaguing the country. CBCP President Archbishop Romulo Valles said the letter entitled “Rejoice and be glad!” is a reminder to bishops on how to react to current issues as ordained ministers. The pastoral letter, released at the end of a three-day […]

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Pag-isipan ang pagpili

Pag-isipan ang pagpili

NGAYONG nagsimula na ang panahon ng pangangampanya ay nais nating paalalahanan ang ating mga kababayan na pag-isipan nang husto kung sinu-sino ang mga lokal at pambansang opisyal na kanilang pagtitiwalaan ng kanilang boto sa pagsapit ng araw ng eleksyon sa Mayo. Alalahanin na tulad nang dati, gagawin ng ilang pulitiko ang lahat ng makakaya para makuha ang mga boto ng […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Money talks*

Money talks*

I HATE to spoil the police’s declared success in solving the murder of Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe and his security escort, SPO2 Orlando Diaz, in Daraga, Albay, but it seems there’s more to this case than meets the eye. There’s the issue of the PhP50-million reward that helped flush out the alleged gunmen from their hideout and supposed […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Lutas na*

Lutas na*

IPINAGMALAKI ni Director- General Oscar Albayalde, hepe ng Philippine National Police, ang tinawag niyang major breakthrough umano sa imbestigasyon ng pagkakapaslang kay Ako Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe at ng kanyang security escort na si SPO2 Orlando Diaz sa Daraga, Albay noong Disyembre 22, 2018. Lumutang sa imbestigasyon ng PNP ang mga pangalan ng anim na persons of interest na […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
An interesting Face Book exchange (Conclusion)*

An interesting Face Book exchange (Conclusion)*

• Sam Marcelo: Victor Corpus China’s has not proven itself in recent memory militarily to engage a superpower like the US. It is hard press with its immediate goal of a “near-peer” status with the US. The US will remain the de facto superpower in the remaining generations. China can only try. Why not, the US is the only country […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
A lesson to bullies

A lesson to bullies

IT was only proper for Ateneo de Manila University to take action and dismiss its junior high school student who was caught on camera while punching and kicking another student in an incident that spread on social media. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said the episode was not only a problem of Ateneo but of society itself as […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
An interesting Face Book exchange (Part 1)*

An interesting Face Book exchange (Part 1)*

• Sam Marcelo: “Four Ohio Class submarines sneaking in through this Manila Trench…..” This is a laughable claim. US SSBNs and SSNs are the most highly classified info in the US Military. No one knows the whereabouts of our submarines other the the US President, and Joint Chief of Staff for that matter. An appeal to ignorance by Victor Corpus. […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
In support of President Duterte*

In support of President Duterte*

THERE was a news item that appeared in some tabloids that former Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte included me in the list of those who are behind the ouster plot against the President. This is utterly false. I maintain a high respect for President Duterte. For the first time in Philippine history, we have adopted an independent foreign policy that is […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Parusahan ang nagkasala*

Parusahan ang nagkasala*

MARAMI ang naniniwala na dapat talagang maparusahan ang mga nagkasala kahit na ano pa ang estado o katayuan nila sa buhay. Sa madaling salita, kahit na pulis ang may sala ay dapat managot pa rin ito sa batas kung mapatutunayang siya ay totoong may kasalanan. Ang pagkakaroon ng tsapa, uniporme at baril ay hindi sapat para makalibre ang sino mang […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Technical difficulties

Technical difficulties

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Thanks a lot and stay tuned for the much better Beyond Deadlines. Thanks. By the way I pray that God almighty bless us this yuletide season and the coming New Year. — Rev. Dr. Nelson Flores

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News, Opinions
Vaccination fear continues*

Vaccination fear continues*

THE public’s fear of vaccination brought about by the controversial issue of Dengvaxia seems to be the reason behind this year’s rise in cases of measles in the country. Based on the records of the World Health Organization (WHO), measles cases have risen by 367 percent from January to November of this year compared with January until November of 2017. […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Babala sa pulis*

Babala sa pulis*

NAWA’y magsilbing babala sa ibang kapulisan na maaaring naliligaw ng landas ang sinapit ng tatlo nilang kabaro na nakatalaga sa Caloocan City Police dahil sa pagkakasabit nila sa pagkasawi ng teenager na si Kian delos Santos noong 2017. Sinentensyahan sina police officers Arnel Oares, Jeremias Pereda at Jerwin Cruz nang reclusion perpetua o 20 hanggang 40 taon na pagkakabilanggo sa […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Fake news victim*

Fake news victim*

NCRPO chief, ChinaIT SEEMS no one is off the hook and anyone can fall victim to fake news nowadays, even if you are a high-ranking official of the Philippine National Police. Director Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, vehemently denied recently the authenticity of a photo that went viral on social media depicting him as someone being […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Lotteng at jueteng sa QC, Southern Metro*

Lotteng at jueteng sa QC, Southern Metro*

TULOY-tuloy pa rin ang ilegal na operasyon ng lotteng sa Quezon City ni Lito Motor. Dahil basang-basa na ang pangalan niya, nagpa-front tuloy siya kay “Carlo Lotteng” na siyang tumatayong operator. Sa Quezon City pa rin, ang jueteng operation ni alyas “Ryan 1-3-7” ay lumalaganap na sa syudad. Ang dating kinokolektahan ng mga taya ay ang mga lugar na sakop […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Irked over ‘Ang Probinsyano’*

Irked over ‘Ang Probinsyano’*

A FRIEND, an avid follower of the three-year-old series “Ang Probinsyano,” the TV version of the movie made popular by the late action king Fernando Poe Jr., got worried over the announcement that the Philippine National Police (PNP) was withdrawing its support for the program. Director-General Oscar Albayalde, PNP Chief, said the program has given a bad public image of […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Manyakis?*

Manyakis?*

TATLONG matatapang na kalahok sa Miss Earth 2018 na sina Miss Canada Yvonne Vandenberg, Miss England Abbey Gyles-Brown at Miss Guam Emma Mae Sheedy ang lumantad para ibunyag ang umano ay sexual harassment na naranasan umano nila sa isang manyakis na sponsor. Si Vandenberg na umatras sa kompetisyon dahil sa damdaming hindi siya ligtas dito ay sinimulang i-harass daw sa […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
War Scenario in the Middle East and Beyond: Part III*

War Scenario in the Middle East and Beyond: Part III*

THE Battle for the Eurasian Heartland: Who has What? Who will WIN? Let us assume that after Putin’s announcement to the world that Russia now possesses nuclear delivery systems that are impervious to any known US anti-missile defense system, “mutually-assured destruction” or MAD will hold and prevent humanity from self-destruction. But MAD will not prevent the lone superpower US from […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Asia’s garbage dump*

Asia’s garbage dump*

IS the garbage problem of South Korea slowly becoming insurmountable, forcing its people to find other locations where they can dump their trash? And do they think so little of us and consider our country as Asia’s garbage dump where they can freely dispose of their rubbish? A report revealed that a ship from South Korea containing tons of plastic […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Nabalewala*

Nabalewala*

MAITUTURING na malaking setback para sa mga awtoridad ang naganap na pagbalewala sa kanilang pagsisikap at kontrobersyal na pagpapalaya sa anak ng nakapiit at nasentensyahang 72-anyos na Taiwanese drug queen na si Yu Yuk Lai. Akalain ninyong ayon sa desisyon ay kulang umano sa probable cause ang pag-isyu ng korte ng search warrant sa anak ni Yuk Lai na si […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
War Scenario in the Middle East and Beyond: Part II*

War Scenario in the Middle East and Beyond: Part II*

ATTACK Iran to Open the Gate to the Eurasian Heartland A regime change or outright military invasion and occupation of Iran by the US and its Middle Eastern allies Israel, Saudi Arabia and other minor Arab countries will open the gate for US control of the Eurasian “Heartland”; the key to world domination according to Sir Halford Mackinder, considered the […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Militarization*

Militarization*

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte admitted to the public recently that there is a militarization of government under his administration, which has been quite apparent in his choice of appointing retired military officials to posts unrelated to national security. Just lately, due to the controversy of the P11 billion worth of drugs that managed to slip into the country, he changed the […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino President Leody de Guzman in one of the many rallies where he spoke. Image © https://www.rappler.com

Who benefits from the lack of a law on premature campaigning?*

A FEW days ago, the Commission on Elections solicited the support of netizens, who were asked to post images of premature campaigning, particularly the posting of electoral paraphernalia in public cemeteries as the Filipino people remember their dead last All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day. This appeal by the Comelec spokesperson seeks to ostracize these over-eager candidates in the absence […]

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‘Reyna ng Pergalan’*

‘Reyna ng Pergalan’*

NGAYONG mahigit isang buwan na lang at Pasko na naman ay muling namamayagpag ang maliliit na karnabal na mas kilala sa tawag na perya. Legal ang operasyon ng perya kapag nakakuha ng permit para mag-operate at nakapagbayad ng kaukulang amusement tax sa gobyerno. Nagiging ilegal lamang ang takbo ng perya kapag pinasukan ng mga bawal na sugal na tulad ng […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Oversupply of drugs?*

Oversupply of drugs?*

HAVE you ever wondered why there seems to be a never-ending supply of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in Metro Manila nowadays? And why are we seeing news reports of large volumes of the illegal drug worth millions of pesos getting seized from several suspected pushers and carriers? Is it possible that some personnel from the government’s anti-drug agencies who are […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Mga salamisim 15*

Mga salamisim 15*

NGAYONG araw na ito ang kinikilala ng mga protestante bilang ika 501 anibersaryo ng umpisa kanilang kilusan upang magkaroon ng pagbabago sa Simbahang Romano, isang kilusan na ngayon ay mas kilala sa tawag na protestante o protestantinismo. Sa petsang ito noong 1517, ipinaskil ng paring Romano na si Martin Luther sa pintuan ng All Saint’s Church sa Wittenberg ang kanyang […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions