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Honor Thy Father is LAPIFF best picture

  HONOR Thy Father, a movie that starred John Lloyd Cruz, was adjudged Best Picture in the recently concluded Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF). The movie, which revolves on an investment scam that subsequently forced its main character to commit another crime, bested nine other movies in a three-day film festival where seven other short films and three […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Entertainment, News
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Seventeen tell-tale signs of a shabu lab in your neighborhood

IN A bid to bolster the public’s awareness concerning the probable presence of a metamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) laboratories in the barangays, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has identified 17 tell-tale signs that could indicate the presence of a working clandestine illegal-drugs laboratory in the community. The PDEA made the move after it realized that illegal drug manufacturers have moved […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Total firecrackers ban good for PH

AN environment and public health watchdog calls for the total ban of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices saying that it is hazardous not only to human and animal health but the environment as well. EcoWaste Coalition National Coordinator Aileen Lucero issued the call following Wednesday’s deadly blast in a firecracker store in Bocaue, Bulacan where two persons were killed. “We […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Violin virtuoso together with world renowned pianist in Manila

Violin virtuoso together with world renowned pianist in Manila

THE Philippine Suzuki Association (PSA) proudly presents on Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. the one-night-only first Philippine concert titled ” PASSION FLIGHT” featuring Iskandar Widjaja, a Berlin-based violin virtuoso and Itamar Golan, a world-renowned collaborating pianist at the Fleur de Lis Theater, St. Paul University-Manila.  ” PASSION FLIGHT ” is a fund raising concert for the benefit of PSA Teacher Development […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Samsung Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Banned on US Airplanes

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Smartphones Banned on US Airplanes

By Sputnik News The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an “emergency order” banning the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from air transportation due to the device’s habit of catching fire. “We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement released by the […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
The Panama Papers Investigation — a special report

The Panama Papers Investigation — a special report

THE Panama Papers project, led by ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) and German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung working in collaboration with more than 100 media outlets, has been honored with a “Gold Barlett & Steele Award for Investigative Journalism.” The award, announced recently by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, recognized the significant impact of the Panama Papers […]

by Arturo Sampana· · 0 comments · News
Soft Power: China Stepping Up Its Global Economic Expansion

Soft Power: China Stepping Up Its Global Economic Expansion

By Sputnik News CHINA’S state-owned grain trading company Cofco Corp. has taken full ownership of Dutch grain trader Nidera NV. Cofco acquired 51 percent of Nidera’s stock for $1.2 billion back in 2014 and it has now bought the remaining 49 percent from another Dutch company, Cygne BV. The mutually-beneficial deal brings together two of the world’s major importers and exporters […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Business, News
Tatlong linggong Pag-ibig all set to open on Nov. 11

Tatlong linggong Pag-ibig all set to open on Nov. 11

NAAALALA mo ba yung tamis nang unang halik ? Eh yung pait nang una ‘mong break-up ? Yung first date mo ? Yung huling beses na masaya kayo? Yung maliliit na away na biglang lumalaki? Nung tight budget ang dates niyo pero ang saya-saya niyo pa rin? Hayaan niyong iparanas namin sa inyo ang first love, first break-up, first toot, […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
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PH Senator JV and wife leave for HK

SENATOR Joseph Victor Ejercito and his ailing wife Cindy on Friday flew to Hong Kong after the Sandiganbayan granted the lawmaker’s petition for bail in connection with a pending graft case. The husband and wife, according to eyewitnesses, boarded an early morning flight of Philippine Airlines bound for the former crown colony. Sen. Ejercito was allowed to go and board […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Internationally known Filipino baritone Fernando directs CCP concert

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Filipino baritone Andrew Fernando is in Manila now to direct the “Songs from a Silver World: The Encore Performance” to be held on Oct. 15 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. “More than just a replay of the previous concert in May, the Oct. 15 show promises to be more fun, with additional songs popularized in films, […]

by Ibarra C. Mateo· · 0 comments · Entertainment
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Cases filed against ranking PH gov’t officials surged during the first half 2016

CRIMINAL cases filed at the Sandiganbayan against ranking government officials climbed 208 percent from January to June 2016 compared to the same period last year, according to a report released by the Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday. A breakdown of the resolved cases by the Ombudsman showed there were 413 criminal charges filed against public officials holding the positions […]

by Peter J. G. Tabingo· · 0 comments · News
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Beware of poisonous mugs !!!

A PUBLIC health watchdog warns the public from using damaged mugs saying hazardous chemicals used in its production could leach and put into risk human health and the environment. EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health advocate, made the appeal as it calls on mugs manufacturers and importers to stop using or importing mugs with toxic chemicals like lead and […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · Health, News
Protect our farmers*

Protect our farmers*

THE people in Metro Manila may not be aware of the crisis surrounding our rice and corn farmers who are already in tears for being exploited by abusive and greedy traders. These businessmen have connived to lower the prices of palay and corn to a level where farmers will be at the losing end and suffer massive losses. Corn prices earlier […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
EDCA and VFA: Are they good for RP?*

EDCA and VFA: Are they good for RP?*

WHEN maverick Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago was alive, she fought for the scrapping of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) as well as the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Santiago said the theory that the EDCA finds its validity on the VFA is flawed, as both agreements fall under the category of treaties prohibited by the Constitution, Article 18, Section 25, […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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DBM execs plead for Sandiganbayan to stop “unjust” suspension

FOUR officials of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) have asked the Sandiganbayan Seventh Division to junk the latest motion of the Office of the Ombudsman asking for their preventive suspension based on two pending graft charges. In their nine-page Joint Opposition, DBM Undersecretary Mario L. Relampagos, Budget and Management specialist Rosario Nuñez, and administrative assistants Lalaine Paule and Marilou Bare protested […]

by Peter J. G. Tabingo· · 0 comments · News
Ballet Philippines and Rizal

Ballet Philippines and Rizal

THE life and works of Dr. Jose Rizal continue to be a springboard from which artists create new, compelling works of their own. To date, Ballet Philippines holds five major Rizal-inspired productions in its repertoire, keeping the spirit of our hero very much alive in dance. In 1979, Alice Reyes interpreted Cora Iñigo’s “Sisa” which drew inspiration from Tony Mabesa’s 1977 […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Mga recuerdo ni Kleo

Mga recuerdo ni Kleo

Mga recuerdo ni Kleo mula sa United Arab Emirates   Photographs were taken on 18th September 2016 at the old Khorfakkan Town, United Arab Emirates. Most of these buildings/establishments in front of the Khorfakkan Port were still standing in 2008.  This old charming town had been replaced quite rapidly by new structures and infrastructures to cope with the growing number […]

by Kleo Hernandez-Kannangara· · 0 comments · Photos
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Larry Itliong is a big part of Filipino-American History Month*

THE Filipino American community here (only as far as my news coverage can touch) continue to be upbeat and energetic on their almost daily events to celebrate the national ancestry month. But of course, the crowning glory of this month-long celebration is the Larry Itliong Day. The City of Carson was the first in the United States to dedicate a […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Tapusin na ang kontrakwalisasyon – PM

SA kabila ng pahayag ng kasalukuyang administrasyon Duterte laban sa kontrakwalisasyon ng mga manggagawa ay patuloy naman ang pamamayagpag ng ganitong gawain ng mga kapitalista bukod pa sa talamak na hindi nila pagbibigay ng tamang sahod. Ito ang naging pahayag ni Wilson Fortaleza, tagapagsalita ng Partido ng Manggagawa, sa isang pulong balitaan kamakailan. Ayon sa kanya bukod sa kontrakwalisasyon ng […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
Luke Who’s Talking #29*

Luke Who’s Talking #29*

“Mabuti pa ang insurance at papel de ahensiya, nag-mamature .. ang tao hindi ….”                             *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
President Rodrigo Duterte’s 16 million votes shielded him from faux pas backlash during his first 100 days in office*

President Rodrigo Duterte’s 16 million votes shielded him from faux pas backlash during his first 100 days in office*

PRESIDENT Duterte’s 16 million votes and his popularity especially among the millenials acted as a formidable mantle that shielded him from his outlandish behavior ranging from his colorful often toxic language, insensitive statement about the holocaust and Jews, his verbal assaults against Pope Francis, United States President Barack Obama, United Nations Chief Ban Ki Moon, the U.N. and the European […]

by John Ambayec Gilbuena, Ll.B.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Tagumpay sa unang 100 araw

Tagumpay sa unang 100 araw

MASASABING matagumpay ang unang 100 araw sa puwesto ni President Duterte kung ibabatay sa resulta ng pinakahuling survey ng Social Weather Stations (SWS).   Nakakuha ang Pangulo ng net satisfaction rating na plus 64 na porsyento, na maituturing na “very good” sa SWS ratings.   Nahigitan nito ang nakuha ni dating President Noynoy Aquino na plus 60 sa survey noong […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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GABRIELA presses on with protest vs NBC despite “Mail Order Family” shelving

  GABRIELA-USA members and allied organizations of Filipino Americans pressed on to get NBC Universal to commit itself to the fight against human trafficking despite the TV network’s shelving of the controversial “Mail Order Family” sitcom. In a press conference held in front of the NBC Universal office in Los Angeles last week morning, leaders of Filipino American organizations took […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
CESAR DEVERA: Isang Masayang Traditional Fine Artist Convert*

CESAR DEVERA: Isang Masayang Traditional Fine Artist Convert*

“Para ang isang pinta o obra ay maging unique, kailangan itong ‘humihinga,’ may buhay, at akala mo ‘gumagalaw,’ ika nga,” salaysay ni Cesar Devera, isang batikang pintor sa Southern California at very active sa mga art competition sa komunidad Pero hindi naging madali ang kanyang transisyon sa muling pagpipinta. Tulad nang mga ibang nag-migrate sa Amerika, hindi naging maluwalhati ang […]

Kawawa ka naman brad….*

Kawawa ka naman brad….*

NAKALULUNGKOT na may mga kababayan tayo na hanggang ngayon ay takot na takot lumabas mula sa lilim ng palda ng mga Amerikano, na mas pipiliin nila ang hindi parehas na pakikipag-ugnay ng mga ito sa atin kaysa magkaroon tayo ng malayang ugnayang panlabas. Ayon sa kanila ay malaki ang naitutulong daw sa atin ng mga Kano kaya hindi tayo dapat […]

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