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Ukraine in Ruins:Catastrophe or One More of Washington’s ‘Success Stories’?*

It is hardly surprising that Europeans are growing angry with their leaders who blindly follow Washington; it seems that neither Brussels, nor Washington is bothered by the fact that it is the citizens of the EU member states who pay the price for the US’s political adventurism, Ron Paul writes. Anger is rising in the EU, and with reason, former US Republican […]

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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 […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Gut-Wrenching US Hypocrisy at Hiroshima*

By Finian Cunningham American top diplomat John Kerry became the highest US official to visit Hiroshima this week. Kerry said his tour of the site where an American atomic bomb obliterated the Japanese city nearly 70 years ago was “gut-wrenching.” Many observers around the world would agree with the US Secretary of State’s choice of words. But not for the meaning of horror he apparently intended. […]

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Luke Who’s Talking #13*

Luke Who’s Talking #13*

“Trapik sa San Juan, Trapik sa Sta. Mesa, Trapik sa Sto. Tomas, Trapik sa San Joaquin, Trapik sa San Mateo, Trapik sa Sta. Maria at Trapik rin sa Sta. Ana .. Grabe na ang Trapik … Wala Na Talagang Sinasanto“                     * Ang mga pananaw sa artikulong ito ay sa sumulat.  […]

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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 […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
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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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Ric Segreto’s Stay

                          Banal ang mga awit ni Ric Segreto     Music video © YouTUBE

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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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Skip Reality, a rising Filipino pop rock band now invading the UK

Skip Reality, a rising Filipino pop rock band now invading the UK

FILIPINO  pop-rock band Skip Reality is set to release on April 15 its second single entitled “Change My Number” to coincide with the launching of its music video directed by award-winning director Njel de Mesa. Formerly A.K.A , the band, which was formed in 2014, is composed of siblings Alekzandra Nicolle (lead vocals & rhythm guitar) and Von Aiki (male […]

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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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IFI Obispo Maximo Ephraim Fajutagana


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 […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Jun Lingcoran

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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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former US First Lady Hillary Clinton

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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Araw ng pagbagsak ng Bataan*

Araw ng pagbagsak ng Bataan*

NGAYON ay ginugunita ng bansa ang Araw ng Kagitingan bilang pagkilala sa kabayanihan ng magkasamang tropang Filipino-Amerikano na nakipaglaban sa mga Hapones sa peninsula ng Bataan nuong 1942. Wala akong duda sa tapang na ipinakita ng ating mga kababayan. Pero hindi ganito kabuo ang aking paniniwala sa ating mga kasamang Amerikano sapagkat ang kanilang puwersa ay naka-talaga sa likuran ng […]

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Key Cancer Discovery Sets Sights on Cutting Off Blood Supply to Tumors

A NEW study is the first to show that tumors use a process called “vessel co-option” to become resistant to drugs, raising hopes that doctors can design new therapies which combat the process. The formation of new blood vessels, a process called angionesis, is a normal part of growth and healing but also plays a role in several diseases, including cancer. Several anti-angiogenic drugs have been developed […]

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