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Geopolitics and Philippine Security (Part 4)*

Geopolitics and Philippine Security (Part 4)*

“Who rules East Europe controls the Heartland; who rules the Heartland controls the World Island; who rules the World Island controls the World”– Sir Halford Mackinder PART IV: China Creates a New Eurasian Heartland The New Silk Road Initiative. This New Silk Road will involve the establishment of crisscrossing economic corridors in the landmass of Eurasia; from the Asian shores […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Luke Who’s Talking #26*

Luke Who’s Talking #26*

“Hindi naman ako umaalis at wala naman akong pinuntahan, pero ang lakas daw ng dating ko”                       *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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Imported Canadian garbage to be returned to Canada

A MANILA Regional Trial Court judge ordered the return to Canada of the garbage it “exported” to the country for violating local environmental laws. “The Court sides with the intervenors that the disposal and destruction of the wastes will violate equally important environmental laws such as Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act and RA 9275 or […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 2 comments · Environment, News
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Human rights hindi malalabag sa mga checkpoint – QCPD

HINDI malalabag ang karapatang pantao sa mga checkpoints na itatayo ng mga tauhan ng Quezon City Police Department sa mga pangunahin at istratehikong lugar ng Lungsod Quezon. Ito ang tiniyak ni QCPD district director na si Senior Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar sa isang pulong balitaan. Ani niya ay igagalang ng mga pulis ang karapatan pantao kasabay ng pangangalaga ng katahimikan […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
Ibang klase si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte*

Ibang klase si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte*

NGAYON lang tayo nagka-presidente na tahasang nagsabi na tatahak tayo ng malayang landas pagdating sa pakikipagugnay sa ibang bansa, lalo na sa Estados Unidos. Hindi tulad ng mga nagdaang pangulo, lalo na si Benigno Simeon Aquino III, na kitang kitang may ibang interes na kinokonsidera sa mga hakbangin nito katulad na lamang ng walang pakundangang pagsasampa nito ng demanda laban […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Youth leader Stephanie Sajor as she explains why she joins the protest. Photo ©
Abner Galino

Kontra Libing organizers call US-wide protest a success

THE organizers of the United States-wide protests against the planned burial of the late dictator and former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB ) on Saturday said the Sept. 7 mass action was a “resounding success.” The U.S. based Kontra Libing Coalition (KLC) and the Movement Against The Dictator’s Internment (MADI)-USA made this assertion after an evaluation […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Japan PM Orders to Prepare Draft on Unilateral Sanctions Against North Korea

By Sputnik News Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government on Sunday to prepare a draft of unilateral sanctions against North Korea after it had carried out a nuclear test, the cabinet secretary said. TOKYO (Sputnik) — Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga was quoted by Kyodo news agency as saying that the government must be prepared to tighten sanctions on Pyongyang to restrain its nuclear […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
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PH quarantine requires carriers to conduct aircraft disinsection

THE Philippine  Bureau of Quarantine has directed all foreign and local carriers with international routes to conduct aircraft disinsection in a bid to prevent the spread of harmful insects and outbreak of deadly diseases. The BOQ new directive mandates all to aircraft operators, handlers, airlines and airport authorities to conduct disinsection before landing or takeoff at the Ninoy Aquino International […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Health, News
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DAR iimbestigahan ang pagpatay sa limang magsasaka ng Nueva Ecija at Isabela

SISIYASATIN ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Agraryo o Department of Agrarian Reform ang magkahiwalay na insidente ng pagpatay sa limang magsasaka sa Nueva Ecija at Isabela sapagkat ito ay maaring may kinalaman sa ipinatutupad na repormang argraryo sa mga naturang lalawigan. Ito ang napag-alaman matapos ipag-utos ni Kalihim Rafael Mariano ng DAR ang isang masusing pagiimbestiga sa kamatayan ng mga magsasakang […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
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State of national emergency is not martial law—PDP Laban official

PARTIDO Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan Policy Study Group Head Jose Antonio Goitia said President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent proclamation of a state of national emergency in the wake of the Davao City night market bombing is meant to protect the people from future attacks and to bring the perpetrators to justice. Goitia insists that the cowardly and terrorist attack of defenseless […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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President Duterte accepts ASEAN chairmanship

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday accepted the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2017 on behalf of the Filipino people as this year’s successful association summit in Laos has ended. In his acceptance speech, the President said he will pursue initiatives and enhance cooperation with global partners to ensure that ASEAN citizens live in peace, stability, […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
Nazareth’s “Love Hurts”

Nazareth’s “Love Hurts”

The Scottish hard rock quartet Nazareth had a handful of hard rock hits in the late ’70s, including the proto-power ballad “Love Hurts.”           Music Video © YouTUBE

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
Si Bievenido ”Boi” Sibug at ang Pastel ng Buhay*

Si Bievenido ”Boi” Sibug at ang Pastel ng Buhay*

ANG pastel ay hindi lang isang magandang medium sa pagpinta. May mga katangian itong napakagandang ihambing sa ating buhay. Mabuti na lang at nandito ang isang malapit na kaibigan, si Bienvenido “Boi” Sibug, dahil maipapaliwanag niya ito sa aktwal na paggamit niya ng medium na ginagamit na nuon pang panahon ng Renaissance. Kahanga-hanga talaga ang galing niya sa paggamit ng […]

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H2-B workers hope to be back on Guam

HAGÅTÑA — About a dozen construction workers clustered outside their barracks at Ukudu Workers Village in Dededo, bantering with one another, some puffing cigarettes as they waited for the bus that would take them to the airport. “Guam has been a great experience for me,” said Norbert Valerio, an electrician who worked for Core Tech International/Ace Builders for 16 months. […]

by Mar-Vic Cagurangan· · 0 comments · Feature Story
Rockstar si Duterte?

Rockstar si Duterte?

TAMA ang sinabi ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na hindi siya dapat sitahin ni U.S. President Barack Obama sa kanyang pamamalakad sa ating bayan lalo na yung may kaugnayan sa kanyang pakikidigma laban sa bawal na gamot pero hindi naman tama na murahin niya ito sa harap ng daigdig. Kung tutuusin ay nakatutuwa na kahit pahapyaw ay naungkat ni Pangulong Duterte […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
President Rodrigo Duterte at the Libingan ng mga Bayani on National Heroes Day

President Duterte ‘rockstar’ of ASEAN

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte could walk into an empty football field and it would soon be filled to the rafters. This is how his charisma is. For his people, he has earned a “rock star” status prompting flocks—if not, hordes—of them to gather and crowd his space. Filipinos consider him a folk hero, father, savior and much more. President Duterte […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Sa kabila ng CARP mahirap pa rin ang mga magsasaka

SA kabila ng malaking lawak ng lupain na naipamahagi na sa ilalim ng Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program ay nanatili pa rin na mahirap ang mga magsasaka. Ito ang napansin kamakailan ni Kalihim Rafael Mariano ng Kagawaran ng Repormang Agraryo of Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) habang pinagaaralan niya ang resulta ng pagpapatupad ng CARP sa buong bansa. “Mahigit 28-taon mula […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
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Zero Emissions: Costa Rica Uses 100% Renewable Energy for two months

By Sputnik  News The entire country of Costa Rica has been powered entirely by renewable energy for 76 days straight, from June 16 through September 2. Using a mix of mix of hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, and solar energy, the country has avoided the use of any carbon-based fuel for over two months. Hydroelectric power made up 80.27% of the total electricity used in August, and was helped […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment, News
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Utang na hindi pinakinabangan ng bayan huwag muna bayaran — Sanlakas

IMINUNGKAHI ng grupong SanLakas, isang samahan ng mga manggagawa, na huwag munang bayaran ng pamahalaan ang ating utang sa ibang bansa na hindi napakinabangan ng taong bayan at sa halip gamitin muna ang pondo sa mga programang pangrehabilitasyon ng mga lugar na sinalanta ng mga bagyong Yolanda. Ito ang sinabi nitong nagdaang Miyerkoles sa isang pulong balitaan sa Lungsod Quezon […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
people's eye

The fleeting nature of tolerance*

IN one of our almost daily trips to the beaches, I saw a fully clothed woman bathing on the water. It wasn’t a “burkini,” a swimsuit for women that conforms to Islamic traditions of modest dress. The woman was wearing three separate garments that covered her head, body and legs — exposing only her face and feet. For a moment, […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
What if US goes to war with China?*

What if US goes to war with China?*

SETH Cropsey, former deputy undersecretary of the US Navy under both President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush, wrote an editorial for The Hudson Institute predicting that war with China was inevitable. Cropsey called on the Obama administration to do everything necessary to limit China’s strength. He also indicated that their next president must compel China to respect international […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Manila International Airport Authority to end “colorum” airplane operation

THE Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday has vowed to end the “colorum” operations of some commercial plane services after it discovered their illegal activities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. MIAA general manager Ed Monreal on Wednesday also said “colorum” operation has disrupted the flow of traffic that had been scheduled by Slot Australia, the company tapped by […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
President Rodrigo Duterte

Malacanang declares September 12 a regular holiday in observance of Eid’l Adha

MALACANANG has declared Monday, Sept. 12, as a regular holiday throughout the Philippines to celebrate Eid’l Adha or “Feast of Sacrifice” in solidarity with the country’s minority Muslim community. Eid’l Adha, one of the greatest festivals of Islam, honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice Ishmael in obedience to Allah (God). It also commemorates the end of the Hajj […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Transcript of PH President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech before ASEAN businessmen

It’s a distinct honor for me. Chairman Oudet Souvannavong, the other distinguish leaders of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, members of the Philippine delegation, our ABIS or the ASEAN Business Awards, the business community, ladies and gentlemen. Good evening. I thank the ASEAN Business Advisory Council and its Chairman for the opportunity to participate as a speaker in this year’s […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
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Plenty of jobs on Guam but not enough workers

HAGÅTÑA — In the summer of last year, Capt. Stephanie Jones, commanding officer of Naval Engineering Facilities Command Marianas, announced that the Department of the Navy was planning to embark on at least 42 projects by 2021. “Expect a lot of jobs,” Jones told the Guam Contractors Association. She said the labor demand is expected to increase to about 7,000 […]

by Mar-Vic Cagurangan· · 0 comments · Feature Story, News