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PH government will help seven jailed OFWs in Saudi

FOREIGN affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said the government will help seven Overseas Filipino Workers who are languishing in different Saudi jails for eleven years now due to murder after their case was neglected by the former administration of Benigno Simeon Aquino III. This was disclosed by Yasay shortly after he and former president now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo met […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Hyundai Selected to Supply Philippine Navy With Two Battleships

By Sputnik News   South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has won a $337 million contract to build two modern warships for the Philippine Navy. The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) initiated the acquisition of the two battleships nearly three years ago to prompt the upgrade of the country’s territorial defense capabilities. Having studied the documents presented by the companies eying the project, […]

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Pres. Rodrigo Duterte cancels Brunei trip

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has canceled his planned working visit to Brunei today following an explosion that killed 14 people and wounded several others in his home city of Davao. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, in an interview aired over radio station dzMM, explained that “it was only the Brunei [leg of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations swing] that was canceled […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Former Deputy Undersecretary of US Navy Predicts War with China is ‘Inevitable’

By Sputnik News In an editorial on Saturday, retired naval officer Seth Cropsey, writing on behalf of the neoconservative think tank The Hudson Institute, predicted that a bloody naval conflict with China was imminent. The former Deputy Undersecretary of the US Navy under both President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush penned a troubling editorial on Saturday calling on the Obama administration to taking […]

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Romero is lone billionaire at the PH House of Representatives

THE country’s most prominent sports leader-turned-lawmaker, Representative Michael “Mikee” Romero of 1-Pacman party-list, has landed as the 49th richest Filipino in Forbes’ list of 50 Richest People in the Philippines, making him the lone billionaire among the 300 members of the House of Representatives. Rep. Romero’s net worth is $150 million or roughly 7 billion pesos in Philippine currency. The […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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“Environmental issues” tutugunan agad ng DENR

INILUNSAD ng Kagawaran ng Kalikasan at Likas na Yaman o Department of Environment and Natural Resources ang isang action center upang matugunan kaagad ang mga usapin na may kinalaman sa kalikasan at nang kagyat na mapangalagaan ito. Ito ang napag-alaman mula sa DENR Public Information Office nitong nagdaang Sabado. Ayon sa PIO, ibinaba ng kalihim ng kagawaran na si Gina […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Environment, News
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MIAA steps up security following Davao blast

SECURITY at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was heightened a few hours after the late Friday night bombing of a famous night market in Davao City. This was disclosed by Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal on Saturday as he advised users of the country’s premier airport not to be alarmed over the sight of lawmen extensively patrolling […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Pizza Proves to Be the Best Motivator – Study

By Sputnik News In the upcoming book “Payoff: the Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations,” behavioral economist Dan Ariely detailed a study showing that pizza motivates workers to increase productivity more effectively than money. Looking for a way to encourage your employees to show better results? The answer might be pizza. In his book, Ariely recounts an experiment conducted at an Intel  semiconductor factory […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Business, News
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General situation in South China Sea, transnational crime, human trafficking, and regional security top issues in ASEAN summit

THE general situation in South China Sea, transnational crime and human trafficking are among the issues that will be discussed in the forthcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit in Laos at the end of the month. This was disclosed on Friday by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary Ma. Helen De la Vega during a pre-departure press […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 1 comment · News
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Beijing, ASEAN Partners to Sign Deal to Avoid Clashes in South China Sea

By Sputnik News As tensions simmer over disputed areas in the South China Sea, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will sign an agreement to mitigate the risk of armed confrontation in the region, the Philippines foreign ministry confirmed on Friday. The adoption of a mechanism for handling unplanned encounters and emergency situations in the region was approved in August by Beijing […]

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Blast rocked President Rodrigo Duterte’s home city, leaving at least 14 people dead and 70 others hurt

A POWERFUL explosion rocked the famous Roxas Night Market of Davao City on Friday and killed at least 14 people and wounded 70 others. The bombing seems to be a direct challenge to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who immediately rushed to the explosion site to help the victims and confer with local officials. At the same time, Pres. Duterte  declared […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
NAIA on alert for Zika virus

NAIA on alert for Zika virus

THE Manila International Airport Authority and the Department of Health have doubled their efforts in looking out for the possible entry of the Zika virus in the country following reports of its outbreak in neighboring Asian countries. This was disclosed on Friday by MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal after receiving a directive from the DOH urging the close monitoring of […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Health, News
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Malacañang calls on the Filipino people to help protect President Rodrigo Duterte

PRESIDENTIAL Communications Secretary Martin Andanar called on the Filipino people to help protect the life of President Rodrigo Duterte by staying vigilant in the wake of the reported assassination plot against him. Andanar issued the appeal on Friday during an interview aired over radio station dwFM. He said  aside from efforts of the government troops to protect the President, it […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #3

Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien) #3

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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The Ultimate 21st Century Choice; OBOR or War*

By Pepe Escobar, Sputnik News opinion writer The G20 meets in tech hub Hangzhou, China, at an extremely tense geopolitical juncture. China has invested immense political/economic capital to prepare this summit. The debates will revolve around the main theme of seeking solutions “towards an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy.” G20 Trade Ministers have already agreed to lay down nine core principles for global investment. […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Opinions
Alice Cooper’s “You and Me”

Alice Cooper’s “You and Me”

You and Me is one of the legendary Alice Cooper’s few ballad songs. Alice is a master of theatrical rock designed to shock the audience.             Music Video © YouTUBE

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Not All Pokemon-Inspired Toys are Safe for Kids – EcoWaste Coalition

SOME Pokemon inspired toys being sold in the market are laden with lead that it would be advisable for parents to avoid buying any of them. According to the EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, they found lead in some Pokemon toys being sold mostly in Divisoria and outside elementary schools in Makati and Quezon Cities. Thony Dizon, […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Health, News
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New schedule for PAL’s domestic flights

THE Philippine Airlines has implemented new schedule for some of their domestic flights in an effort to help decongest air traffic problem at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. PAL Corporate Communications Cielo Villaluna said the new scheme has reduced their 150 daily Manila inbound and outbound flights by three percent. The scheme took effect on September 1. She added that […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Mga lupaing sakahan na napabayaan matapos hindi maisama sa repormang agraryo hahabulin – DAR

HAHABULIN ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Agraryo (DAR) ang mga institusyon o indibidwal na nabigong mapa-unlad ang kanilang mga lupa na dating sakahan subalit ginawang lugar pang komersyal, industriya o residensyal para makaiwas sa repormang agraryo. Ito ang ipinahayag ni Kalihim Rafael Mariano ng DAR nitong Huwebes sa isang pulong balitaan. Sinabi niya na ayon sa batas ay binibigyan ng kapangyarihang […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
Congratulations Olympics Medalists*

Congratulations Olympics Medalists*

RIO Olympics, the world’s 31st Olympiad, left a legacy of being the first to be held in a Portuguese speaking Latin American country amidst an outbreak of the deadly Zika virus. The games was also marred by a local pollution issue and alleged doping of Rusian athletes. It was also where the United States earned its 1,000th gold medal, courtesy […]

by John Ambayec Gilbuena, Ll.B.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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The government suffers casualties of war against drugs too — PDEA

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday disclosed that contrary to public perception, the government suffers casualties too in its war against drugs. To prove this point, PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña cited a Philippine National Police (PNP) report which shows that 12 policemen and military personnel were killed during anti-drug operations conducted since day one of the administration […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
President Rodrigo Duterte at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on National Heroes Day

Just call my name and I’ll be there to protect you–President Duterte

TULAD ng linya ng isang kanta ay inihayag ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa mga pulis at sundalo na maiipit sa kaso sa pagtupad sa kanilang tungkulin laban sa droga at terorismo na “just call my name and I’ll be there”. Ito ang sinabi ni Pangulong Duterte nitong Lunes sa kanyang mensahe sa paggunita ng National Heroes Day kahapon sa Libingan […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Smuggling attempt at the NAIA foiled

A CHINESE national who tried to smuggle “high valued” item in the country by misdeclaring them on Wednesday was held at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Wu Hongsheng, 33, could not believe he was carrying high value items like Tory Burch sandals, Fendi shoes, Louis Vuitton bags, Asus laptops, cellphone accessories, several e-cigarette device, several credit card and an ATM […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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The simplicity of reasons*

WE become what we read, says Teddy, the Philippine’s smartest man. The thought that this theory was true somehow scared me. Yes, I am a sort of a reader but not exactly an exemplary one. Elementary school years were mostly spent on reading textbooks and science manuals — reading materials that were aptly supplemented by an up-to-date hoard of Kislap, […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
Duterte expected to boost economy*

Duterte expected to boost economy*

DESPITE his unwavering and bloody war against illegal drug dealers and users, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to give the Philippine economy a big boost through his business policies.   At this point, executives are applauding the Duterte administration’s focus on building new infrastructure which could spell the start of an economic boom.   Duterte also promised to destroy oligarchs, […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions