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Sylvia La Torre, Anna Maria take FASO show to climax

TO be sexy, bubbly and sophisticated, all at once on stage, requires more than talent. In other words, not an easy feat — except if one is endowed with a face (which is a toss between a teenager and a full-blown woman) and a charisma such that of Anna Maria Perez de Tagle. Escorted to the stage by no other […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Entertainment
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PDEA Warns the Public Against Bogus Agents and Personnel

“BEWARE of fake PDEA agents and personnel.” Thus warned Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Isidro S. Lapeña amid reports that poseurs are using bogus PDEA identity cards or documents in extortion and protection rackets. “We are appealing to the public to be vigilant in dealing with people posing as PDEA operatives and personnel with the promise of removing […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Si Dikong na Bully

Si Dikong na Bully

BATA pa kami ay talagang may pagka-bully na itong aming Dikong. Lagi siyang nakikipagsagutan sa aming Kuyang kapag napagsasabihan. Masipag, matapang at madiskarte ang Dikong, magaling siya sa pagkakarpintero kung kaya naman ang mga bagay na kailangan kumpunihin sa aming bahay ay di na itinatawag pa ng aming mga magulang ng mga arawang kontraktor na gagawa; si Dikong ang aming […]

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A dead bird caused flight cancellation at the NAIA

THE Manila International Airport Authority on Friday cancelled a Taipei bound flight of China Airlines after a dead bird, stuck between the left wing flap of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet, was discovered by its pilot during routine inspection shortly before takeoff. According to the MIAA, China Airlines Flight CI701 has just landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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This is why Finland has the best schools

By William Doyle The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, “Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States.” Following his recommendation, I enrolled my seven-year-old son in a primary school in Joensuu. Finland, which is about as far east as you […]

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Scientists Wonder: Can We Really Survive a Zombie Outbreak?

By Sputnik News Even if a zombie apocalypse is unlikely, it pays to be prepared. Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, a type of fungus discovered in 1859, is found primarily in tropical regions. Inhabiting certain species of ants, it causes bizarre behavior in the host. Once O. unilateralis infects an ant, the host ant abandons its nest and seeks out the forest floor, where the fungus slowly begins to burst […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
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De Lima said she is not “on the take” but admitted some truth in Pres. Duterte’s claims

SENATOR Leila De Lima on Friday denied President Rodrigo Duterte’s allegations that she is “on the take” from drug lords detained at the New Bilibid Prisons even as she admits there are some snippets of truth in the president’s claim. On Wednesday, Pres. Duterte linked Senator Leila De Lima to the illegal drugs trade accusing her of being an immoral […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Alleged CPP chair and top NPA Commander Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma, the alleged CPP secretary general shortly after their release from Camp Crame. Photo © Bullit Marquez, AP / http://www.mysanantonio.com

PH Communists declare seven day ceasefire

THE Maoist inspired Communist Party of the Philippines on Friday declared a seven-day unilateral ceasefire wherein its armed wing, the New People’s Army, will desist from conducting offensive military operations but remain in active defense posture. In a statement, the communist rebels said the declaration was made to “celebrate and bolster” the resumption of its nearly stalled peace talks with […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Three NAIA Security Personnel Commended for Honesty

A SECURITY management firm honored three of its Ninoy Aquino International Airport safety-specialist security personnel for honesty. Roquito Cuarte, Kaye Pangilinan and Rio Desabille were honored with a letter of commendation for their “display of honesty which could surely bolster the good image of their company.” The three were given commendations for handing over cash and valuable items which were […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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For Environment’s Sake, PH Green Groups asked Mayor Bistek to Scrap Incinerator Project

DIFFERENT pro-environment groups on Friday asked Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista to drop a planned joint venture with a Japanese company for the setting up of a “waste-to-energy “ (WtE) facility. At the same time, they urged city residents to vigorously object to the young mayor’s plan by asking their elected city councilors to oppose the creation of the […]

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Indonesians with alleged fake PH passports nabbed at NAIA

ALERT Philippine immigration officials have prevented 177 Indonesians bound for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from leaving the country after they were found to be posing as Filipinos by using forged Philippine passports. According to a Bureau of Immigration (BI) officer, who asked not to be named, the Indonesians were among the 185 passengers who checked-in for the Medina, Saudi […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
When Marvel comes to life*

When Marvel comes to life*

SPOILER alert! Season 2 of Netflix’s “Daredevil” is filled with graphic violence. The bad men must die, especially those who deal drugs. Those within proximity of bad people are equally guilty; they must be shot dead, too. No questions asked. This is the Punisher’s brand of justice. In season 1, it was just Daredevil — a devout Catholic masked man […]

by Mar-Vic Cagurangan· · 0 comments · Opinions
Ilang tunay na sanhi ng trapik*

Ilang tunay na sanhi ng trapik*

TINATALAKAY ngayon ng mga opisyal ng pamahalaan ang sanhi ng mabagal na daloy ng trapiko sa Kalakhang Maynila lalo na sa Efifanio De los Santos Avenue (EDSA). Gayun man, nakalulungkot na tila ang nakikita lamang ng mga naguusap na sanhi ng mabagal at nakaiinis na trapik ay ang mga provincial buses, UV Express at mga vendors sa daan. Isipin na […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
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PH green groups asked beauty product manufacturers to remove plastic microbeads in cosmetic products for the fishes sake

THE EcoWaste Coalition, a Philippine public health and environmental watchdog, on Thursday urged personal care and cosmetic products (PCCPs) manufacturers  to voluntarily terminate their use of plastic microbeads for the fishes’ sake. The group specifically asked manufacturers using polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate  polymethyly methacrylate, nylon and other plastic materials as microbeads in PCCPs to opt for non-polluting alternatives instead. “As […]

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Mexican ambassador to the country visits PH Drug Enforcement Agency

THE Mexican ambassador to the Philippines Julio Camarena Villaseñor on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Isidro S. Lapeña at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City to foster closer interaction and stronger bilateral ties between the two nations in fighting illegal drugs. “We are honored to have Ambassador Camarena as guest. His visit to the PDEA National Headquarters […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
SMC’s P1-B contribution to drug war*

SMC’s P1-B contribution to drug war*

SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC) caused a lot of heads to turn and tongues to wag when it announced it will donate P1 billion in support of President Duterte’s war on drugs. The money, it said, is intended to help the government construct new drug rehabilitation centers. The lack of facilities to accommodate thousands of drug suspects who surrendered to the […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Ang Ginintuang Sandali ni Hidilyn*

AGOSTO 8 sa Maynila nang makuha ng weightlifter na si Hidilyn Diaz ang medalyang pilak sa Olympics na ginaganap sa Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Dahil sa panalong ito, itinala ni Hidilyn ang mga sumusunod “kauna-unahan” sa kasaysayan ng palakasan ng bansa: 1. Kauna-unahang babaing manlalaro na nakapag-uwi ng medalya mula sa Olympics. 2. Kauna-unahang medalya ng isang Pilipino sa weightlifting […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
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President Duterte linked Sen. De Lima to the illegal drugs trade and called her an immoral woman

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday linked Senator Leila De Lima to the illegal drugs trade accusing her of being an immoral woman whose driver is also her alleged lover and go-between to the drug lords at the New Bilibid Prisons. Pres. Duterte initially did not name De Lima when he first brought up the matter while speaking before the members […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Repormang pang Agraryo buhay sa mga kanayunan

BILANG pagsusulong ng repormang agraryo sa kanayunan ay aabot sa kabuuang P126 milyon halaga ng natapos na mga farm-to-market roads, tulay, patubig at post-harvest facilities ng Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) ang pinakikinabangan ngayon ng mahigit 3,000 magsasaka sa Kanlurang Visayas. Sa isinagawang turn-over ceremony, sinabi ni DAR Undersecretary for Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Herman Ongkiko na kabilang sa proyekto […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
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Fallen soldier honored by Pres. Duterte at the NAIA

IN complete contrast with former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s refusal to meet at the Villamor Airbase the bodies of 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force massacred in Mamasapano, Maguindanao; President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday met the body of a fallen soldier who was recently slain in an encounter in Midsayap, North Cotabato and gave it honors […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
PH Drug Enforcement Agency killed a suspected MILF commander and arrested ten others during an anti-drug raid in Sultan Kudarat

PH Drug Enforcement Agency killed a suspected MILF commander and arrested ten others during an anti-drug raid in Sultan Kudarat

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency operatives last week shot dead a suspected Moro Islamic Liberation Front commander after he resisted arrest while it arrested ten other individuals during an anti-drug operation in Sultan Kudarat, according to a belated report released today. PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña identified the slain suspect as Ugalingan Manuel Jr., alias Commander Boyet. He was killed […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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QC mayor adamantly denies being a drug protector

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista vehemently denies he is a drug user protector following the privilege speech of his younger brother, Councilor Hero Bautista, where he admitted being a “victim of illegal drugs.” Bautista, told newsmen, he laments the circulating rumors on social media that he is a drug user coddler and at the same time a drug syndicate protector. […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Positive start in Government-MILF peace talks- Jess Dureza

PRESIDENTIAL Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza and his entourage on Tuesday night arrived from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where they have “a meaningful and positive meeting” with representatives of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. This was disclosed by Dureza before newsmen shortly after their Malaysian Airlines flight landed at the Ninoy […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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PH SC rejects resignation of an MTC judge linked by Pres. Duterte on drug trade

THE Supreme Court on Tuesday has rejected the resignation of one of the four judges named by President Rodrigo Duterte as among the protectors of illegal drug syndicates saying he is already being investigated for other alleged offenses prior to being linked in the illegal drugs trade, said high court spokesman Theodore Te. Te also said Dapa-Socorro Municipal Trial Court […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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PH Drug Enforcement Agency honors four regional offices, the Special Enforcement Service and its Intel service for exemplary work

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Monday honored four of its Regional Offices, it Special Enforcement Service and Intelligence Service for their significant anti-drug accomplishments. PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña personally presented the plaques of recognition and commendation to the awardees during the agency’s regular flag-raising ceremony at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City.  Lapeña said the […]

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