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Syrian Army Declares Victory in Aleppo

By Sputnik News The Syrian Army has officially liberated Aleppo after ousting rebels from their last bastions in the eastern part of the city. Earlier on Monday, the Syrian Arab Army made significant advances leaving only three residential blocks in the hands of anti-government forces. The rebels had little choice but to “surrender or die,” Lieutenant Gen. Zaid al-Saleh, director of Syria’s security committee, told […]

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Fake “MAC” lipstick proliferates PH markets

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, on Monday warned the public, especially women, about the proliferation of fake MAC lipsticks laden with toxic lead in Philippine markets as it calls on health authorities to do something about it. In a statement, the coalition disclosed that it detected high levels of cancer causing lead, 3,780 parts per million […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Next Year’s US-Philippine Military Drills Canceled by President Duterte

By Sputnik News A joint US-Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) will not be held in 2017 after a call by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte for an end to the maneuvers, according to local media. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A joint US-Philippine amphibious landing exercise has been canceled in 2017 following a call by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte for an end to the maneuvers, according to published reports on Monday. […]

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PH Air Traffic Control to be modernized next year

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Monday said the country’s air traffic control system is on the path to modernization with the coming into operation next year of the P9.8 billion Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) facilities.  The revelation was made during the CAAP’s observance of the International Civil Aviation (ICA) Day which was […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Luke Who’s Talking #38*

Luke Who’s Talking #38*

” Kapag nanalo ka sa raffle ng gardenia bread … bread winner ka na matatawag?”                                 *Ang mga pananaw sa artikulong ito ay sa sumulat.  Maaring hindi ito ang opisyal na posisyon ng Beyond Deadlines.

by Luke Coloco· · 0 comments · Grains of Salt
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PH immigration officers to stop using traditional passport stamps?

IN a bid to end the long queues at immigration booths in the country’s premier airport and to disrupt the activities of human smuggling syndicates, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration on Friday said it is studying the possibility of ending the usage of traditional passport stamps by next year and replacing it with state-of-the-art passport stamping equipment similar to what is […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Lynda A. N. Reyes: Art and Love Keep Me Going

Lynda A. N. Reyes: Art and Love Keep Me Going

“WHEN we all get the power, we all give the best, every minute of an hour….” These are the lyrics of the song “Live is Life,” popularized during the 80s by the Austrian pop group, Opus. Though the song expresses the enthusiastic attachment of a pop group on stage, for the artist extraordinaire, art historian and author Lynda A.N. Reyes, being […]

by Vics Magsaysay, Ph.D.· · 0 comments · Feature Story
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

AS the world commemorates the 68th year of the United Nation’s General Assembly’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Beyond Deadlines is posting the full text of the declaration in memory of those whose human rights were violated all over the world. The UN’s declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War. It was a profound reaction by the […]

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Tutulan GMO*

Tutulan GMO*

DAPAT mag-doble kilos ang mga taong naniniwala na masama ang mga pagkain na may bakas ng Genetically Modified Organism sa kanilang information drive dahil kumikilos na ang mga dambuhalang dayuhang kompanya na nagsusulong nito sa ating bansa katulong ang ilang kababayan na syantipiko at public relations practitioners. Malinaw na sa karamihan ng mga sayantipiko ng mundo na walang katiyakan ang […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
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PH Communists assail the worsening violation of human rights in the country

THE Communist Party of the Philippines on Monday called on all Filipino democratic forces to “stand and defend civil and political rights” in view of the alleged orgy of killing set forth by President Rodrigo Duterte’s display of total disdain for human rights which already has resulted in the killing of more than 5,000 people. Although formal peace negotiations have been on-going […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
It is when we are weak that we are strong

It is when we are weak that we are strong

The Gospel for the third Sunday of Advent. Matthew 11:2-11New International Version (NIV) 2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”4 Jesus replied,“Go back and report to John what you hear and see:5 The blind receive sight, […]

‘Hello, Kumpare’*

‘Hello, Kumpare’*

IF former President Gloria Arroyo had ‘Hello,Garci’, President Duterte, apparently, has his own version — ‘Hello, Kumpare.’ If you recall, Arroyo made a call to Virgilio Garcillano also known as “Garci,” a former official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) who was allegedly involved in her supposed electoral fraud, and this was called the “Hello, Garci” scandal. Just recently, Director-General Ronald […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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OFWs warned from bringing-in packages with items of commercial quantities

THE Bureau of Customs warned returning Overseas Filipino Workers, especially this holiday season, not to bring-in packages with unknown items or of commercial quantities saying they could be held legally liable. The warning was issued by the authorities as the holiday season traditionally brings an increase in goods traffic, especially those brought by OFWs. It has also been observed that […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Dim Mak 1: Vulnerability to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack*

Dim Mak 1: Vulnerability to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack*

CHINA and Russia are two potential U.S. adversaries that have the capability for this kind of attack. An EMP attack can either come from an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), a long-range cruise missile (HN3 or Kh55), or an orbiting satellite armed with a nuclear or non-nuclear EMP warhead. An insidious danger lurking like Damocles’ sword […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 1 comment · Opinions
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Ampatuan massacre victims honored by LA journalists

A SIMPLE but moving presentation was held by members of the National Union of Journalist of the Philippines (NUJP) – USA chapter and their allies in downtown Los Angeles on November 22 to commemorate the people who perished in the infamous Maguindanao massacre that happened seven years ago. Emceed by community leader and columnist Art Garcia and led by NUJP-USA chair […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Fil-Am protest rally in Los Angeles

Group of LA Fil-Ams blames Duterte for Marcos burial at LNMB

  AS the Philippines celebrated the birthday of its great plebeian hero Andres Bonifacio last Nov. 30, a motley group of Filipino Americans demonstrated in front of the Philippine Consulate office in downtown Los Angeles to denounce the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for its alleged responsibility in the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Former PH President BS Aquino charged with graft and corruption before the Ombudsman

SEVERAL cause oriented groups, including a party-list lawmaker, on Friday have filed graft and corruption charges against former Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and his budget secretary Florencio Abad before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with their implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program, which was partially declared unconstitutional by the country’s Supreme Court in 2014. Specifically, Aquino […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Luke Who’s Talking #37*

Luke Who’s Talking #37*

“May tuta na binebenta sa akin galing daw america, di ko binili kasi tuta ng kano…”                         *Ang mga pananaw sa artikulong ito ay sa sumulat.  Maaring hindi ito ang opisyal na posisyon ng Beyond Deadlines.

by Luke Coloco· · 0 comments · Grains of Salt
Ugnayang magsasaka at supermarkets pinalalakas*

Ugnayang magsasaka at supermarkets pinalalakas*

KAPURI-PURI ang pagsisikap na ibinubuhos ni Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol para sa kapakanan ng mga magsasaka. Sa katunayan ay nagsilbi pa siyang tagapamagitan o tulay kamakailan sa pagtitipon sa pagitan ng mga magsasaka ng sibuyas ng Nueva Ecija at ng pinakamalalaking pangalan sa larangan ng supermarket at distribusyon ng pagkain. Hindi biro ang lugar na pinagdausan ng kanilang meeting at hapunan […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who sponsored the Congressional Gold Medal Award legislation in the House, congratulates Filipino World War II veteran Rudy Panaglima following passage of the Congressional Gold Medal bill. CONTRIBUTED Photo © https://globalnation.inquirer.net

US Congress Oks awarding of gold medals to Filipino veterans

  THE United States House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015 (S.1555), which also solidly passed the Senate in July. The bill was jointly sponsored by Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (Democrat-Hawaii) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Democrat-Hawaii). Rep. Joseph Heck (Republican-Nevada) was a lead co-sponsor. The bill, which was actively […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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PH green groups call on DENR Secretary Gina Lopez to act

DIFFERENT Philippine environmental organizations on Monday call on Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez to act decisively on the mounting proposals of specific interests to flood the country with thermal or burn “waste-to-energy” (WtE) technology, which will undermine the country’s effort to curb environmental degradation and pursue a low-carbon development path. To press the urgency of their […]

Andres Bonifacio (Ikalawang Bahagi)*

Andres Bonifacio (Ikalawang Bahagi)*

  ITINATAK sa ating isipan na walang pinag-aralan si Gat Andres Bonifacio dahil alam ng puwersa ng reaksyon na para sa atin, ang pinag-aralan ay napakahalahaga at ang kawalan nito ay malaking kahihiyan. Hindi binibigyan ng pansin sa ating lipunan ang isang hindi nakapag-aral. Hindi tayo mahilig sa digmaan tulad ng ibang lahi kaya pilit din na itinatanim sa ating […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Philippine Vice Presidet Leni Robredo

PH VP Leni Robredo resigns from Duterte administration’s cabinet post

PHILIPPINE Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday has resigned from her cabinet post as “housing czar,” a day after being officially barred from attending cabinet meetings. Robredo, who used to chair the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), said her resignation is effective on Monday, the first day of the working week. She was HUDCC chair for only 150 days. […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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New US ambassador arrives in PH

THE new United States ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Y. Kim, arrived Thursday night to assume his new post in Manila, 23 days after his country held its national elections. Kim, the first Korean-American US ambassador to the Philippines, has replaced Philip Goldberg who ended his tour of duty recently. In his statement upon his arrival, Kim said, “I’m finally here […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Andres Bonifacio (Unang Bahagi)*

Andres Bonifacio (Unang Bahagi)*

NITONG nagdaang Miyerkoles, ika-30 ng Nobyembre, ay ika-153 taong kapanganakan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio, ang ama Kataas-taasang Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK-AnB) at Unang Pangulong Bayan.  Sa kabila nito ay wala tayong nakita o narinig man lamang na mga malakihan at makabuluhang paggunita para sa mahalagang araw na iyon. Maliban siguro sa nakagisnan nang pagtatas ng bandila […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions