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LA Catholic Fil-Ams celebrate Bishop Solis’s promotion

FILIPINO-American Catholics in Los Angeles expressed jubilation over the appointment of Filipino-born Bishop Oscar Solis, as the new head of the Diocese of Salt Lake City in Utah. Solis, 63, currently an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, will fill a nearly two year vacancy in Salt Lake City after Bishop John Charles Wester was appointed to lead […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Wanted: New PH DEA agents

Wanted: New PH DEA agents

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has started recruiting for new agents in a bid to further strengthen the government’s ranks in its war against illegal drugs, “Chosen applicants will have an opportunity to become part of the elite anti-drug law enforcement organization in the country,” said PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña. He added, however, that before being accepted as new Drug Enforcement Officers […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #7

Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #7

Beyond Deadlines is proud to serialize Mr. Romy Morales’ first book “Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien).” It is a personal account of a Filipino immigrant in the United States. It is a must read for those who wish to migrate to the U.S. Come let us join Romy in his journey and see what is in store for […]

by Romy Morales· · 0 comments · Our Featured Book
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Ban on glass jars on board planes still in effect — PH airport authorities

PHILIPPINE airport authorities have advised the public that an existing ban on hand carried glass jars on board airplanes is still in effect. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) issued the advisory Monday, days after an air traveler, Carol Reynon Quebalayan, and her companion were prevented from boarding their flight bound for Dubai at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 1 comment · News
Swan Lake caps off Ballet Philippines’ “Wings”

Swan Lake caps off Ballet Philippines’ “Wings”

AS a fabulous fitting finale for its 47th season, come and watch as Ballet Philippines presents “Wings, the new staging of “Swan Lake,” the most famous and legendary ballet adored by audiences all over the world for over a hundred years.  “Swan Lake,” which will celebrate its 140th premier anniversary, is set to open on February 24 at the CCP Main […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Pamamaslang sa Korean pampagising*

Pamamaslang sa Korean pampagising*

ANG brutal na pagkakapaslang sa isang negosyanteng Korean sa loob ng Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters sa Camp Crame ay magsilbi sanang pampagising sa hepe ng kapulisan na si Director-General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.  Dinukot ng mga pulis si Jee Ick Joo mula sa kanyang tahanan sa Angeles City noong Oktubre sa pagkukunwaring iniimbestigahan siya sa droga at pinaslang sa […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Lester and his family reunited  after seven years

OFW reunites with family on Christmas time after 7 years

(Last of a two-part series)LESTER Ramos used to be a materials controller in a gadget plant in General Trias, Cavite — a job that was usually held by people who have engineering background. But Lester, who rose from the ranks, said he got the job through sheer hard work and experience. “Kapag nagtrabaho po kasi ako, pinag-aaralan ko po talagang mabuti,” […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Feature Story
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There are honest folks at the PH’s NAIA

ALL is not lost at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as there are still honest folks out there who are not blinded by greed. Last Saturday, a wheelchair attendant assigned at Cathay Pacific Airways, Rizaldy Ocde; turned over to airport authorities a sling bag he found at the foreign exchange counter near the check-in area of NAIA’s Terminal 3 shortly […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 2 comments · News
Sugid Productions to restage Chris Millado’s “Buwan at Baril sa E♭ major”

Sugid Productions to restage Chris Millado’s “Buwan at Baril sa E♭ major”

FOR its first offering as the newest theater company in town, SUGID Productions Incorporated, in collaboration with the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, is all set to present the restaging of Chris Millado’s “Buwan at Baril sa E♭ Major” at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Center’s Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco Auditorium in Diliman, Quezon City. To be directed by Andoy […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
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WTO Amends Intellectual Property Rules to Boost Poor Countries’ Medicine Access

By Sputnik News WORLD Trade Organization members have agreed to amend the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — World Trade Organization (WTO) members have agreed to amend the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement to increase access to generic medicines in developing countries, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said in a press release on Monday. “This is an extremely important […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Business, Health, News
Luke Who’s Talking #43*

Luke Who’s Talking #43*

Rule no. 1 – wag maniwala sa sabi sabi rule no. 2 – ignore rule no. 1                               *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
FEU short film bags six “Piling Obrang Vidyo” awards

FEU short film bags six “Piling Obrang Vidyo” awards

A SHORT film made by a group of students from Far Eastern University-Manila, recently took home majority of the awards in the 13th Piling Obrang Vidyo or “POV XIII: Celebrating the Power of People’s Narratives” organized by the UP Cinema. “Ma?” won Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Performance (in a tie with “Nandito Naman Tayo Para Sa Isa’t Isa, ‘Di Ba?” […]

by Seymour Barros Sanchez· · 1 comment · Entertainment
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A PH cause oriented group calls for the resignation of the country’s top cop

STOP Corruption Philippines, a cause oriented group for good governance, calls on Philippine National Police Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa immediately resign from his post for allegedly losing control of the institution he heads and his failure to fulfill his promise to eliminate crime within six months. At the same time, the group warns of the danger posed by the […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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National Press Club of the Philippines hindi naalarma sa banta ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ibagsak ang Martial Law

HINDI naaalarma ang National Press Club (NPC) sa mga naging pahayag ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa paggamit nito ng kapangyarihan upang magdeklara ng Martial Law sa sandaling lumala ang kinakaharap na problema ng bansa sa illegal drugs. “A more sober appreciation of the situation can only lead to the conclusion that far from laying the groundwork for martial law, Pres. […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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PAL increases operations in Central Luzon hub

LEGACY carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is ramping up its operations in its Central Luzon hub after opening the Clark-Boracay (Caticlan) -Cebu and Clark-Incheon flights in mid-December 2016 and first week of January 2017, respectively.  PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said on January 30 the airline will start operating non-stop flights between Clark and Cebu four times weekly (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday). She said flight PR […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Business, News
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PH ports posted profits in 2016 despite slide of the peso

MANILA—The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), a government owned corporation, posted a 17% hike in net profit in the 11-month period of 2016 anchored on the strong financial performance of the agency during the last five months proving that the state, not only private firms, could run profitable enterprises. The accumulated amount was also significantly higher compared to the target for […]

by Geneia Verdejo· · 0 comments · Business, News
James Chalmers’ “Prelude to Macbeth –A one play all set to open Artist Playground’s 3rd season

James Chalmers’ “Prelude to Macbeth –A one play all set to open Artist Playground’s 3rd season

ARTIST Playground proudly presents the Asian premiere of James Chalmers’ “Prelude to Macbeth” as its third season opener starting February 23. Directed by Roeder Camanag, Artistic Director of Artist Playground, “Prelude to Macbeth” is an epic tale set in the middle ages. This one act play is the prequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth of how he becomes Thane of Glamis and […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Entertainment
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PH green groups asked Ms. Universe candidates to help protect aquatic life

THE Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition on Thursday asked the candidates for the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant to help protect aquatic life by not using or endorsing personal care and cosmetic products containing plastic microbeads, a known ocean pollutant that kills aquatic life. Instead, the beauty pageant candidates should lend their voice to amplify the mounting global demand to stop […]

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‘Molested when we confessed’: Duterte fires up at Catholic priests over pedophilia, corruption

By RT UNSHAKEN by a blessing from Pope Francis, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has hit back at priests and bishops critical of his war on drugs, accusing clergymen of homosexuality, child molesting, hypocrisy and corruption. “You asked for it,” he said. “You expose me, fine. I expose you. Why? When you commit mistakes it’s OK, but when we do, no? […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
Protesters burn a U.S. flag and a mock flag with pictures of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump outside the U.S. embassy in metro Manila, Philippines January 20, 2017. © Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

‘Dump Trump’: Filipinos gather to burn US flag, throw Trump photos into rubbish bins

By RT HUNDREDS are rallying to protest against US President-elect Donald Trump near the US Embassy in Manila, the Philippines, chanting “Dump Trump” and burning the US flag. About 300 protesters, mostly Muslim and leftist activists, participated in the rally, holding posters reading, “@realDonaldTrump hands off Filipino immigrants” and “Trump you’re Trash.” They also threw photos of the president into […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
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ICTSI Manila hits 2M TEU milestone

THE Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI) flagship operation and the Philippines’ largest, most technologically advanced container terminal, capped 2016 with a milestone as it reached its first year-to-date two millionth TEU move last December.  Nominated among the world’s top container terminals for several years, the MICT has an annual capacity of 2.75 million twenty-foot […]

by Geneia Verdejo· · 0 comments · Business
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PH female workers advised to practice self-restraint before flying abroad

A RECRUITMENT and migration specialist urged departing Filipina overseas workers to practice self-restraint and abstain from sex before leaving the country so as not to jeopardize their employment abroad and the confidence of foreign employers on local recruitment agencies. The advise was given after an informal survey conducted by licensed recruitment agencies revealed that one recurring problem they often encounter […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
FITNESS & HEALTH 101 Of the Idiot, By the Idiot and For One Idiot, like such ONLY!

FITNESS & HEALTH 101 Of the Idiot, By the Idiot and For One Idiot, like such ONLY!

Part 5 Madness in the Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam Room SINCE my options for workout had dropped dramatically due to my many illnesses and conditions (I take it’s my female hormones and the lengthy stay in the planet that should be held accounted for). My apologies to all the well-trained and professional gym instructors out there who earn their bread […]

Martial law*

Martial law*

NO less than President Rodrigo Duterte himself revealed in a gathering with businessmen in Davao City recently that if the problem on illegal drugs took a turn for the worse, he would be forced to declare martial law. The President stressed that no one, not even the Supreme Court, could stop him from doing so. This move was supposedly intended to […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Lester and his family reunited  after seven years

OFW family reunites on Christmas time after 7 years

  (First of two parts) Here’s a merry Christmas story. On a rundown sofa inside a two-bedroom apartment in Buena Park sits Lester, 41, his wife Rudilyn, 38, son Lance Daniel, 11 and daughter Leah Anne, 8. Beside them is an amply decorated five-foot Christmas tree. It is the first time, says Lester, that his family has made a Christmas […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Feature Story