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Several local government officials from Visayas and Mindanao to be prosecuted for graft

THE Office of the Ombudsman is set to prosecute before the Sandiganbayan a former town mayor, six local government officials and two businessmen from two provinces in Visayas and Mindanao for fraud. Charged before the anti-graft court were former Capoocan, Leyte Municipal Mayor Federico Carolino Sr., Capoocan Municipal Bids and Awrds Committee members Pio Antonio Borrel, Macario Noel Gullemas, Letecia […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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A London bound Philippine Airlines flight was forced to return to Manila due to a technical problem

A PHILIPPINE Airlines flight bound for London was forced to return to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after fire and smoke were electronically detected following take off on Friday. Engineer Octavio Lina, Manila International Airport Authority assistant general manager, said PAL flight PR 720 bound for Heathrow Airport had just took off at about 1:59 pm. with 170 passengers, […]

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Ten Killed as Shots Fired in Munich Shopping Center

By Sputnik News At least 10 people have been killed in a mall shooting in the city of Munich, Germany, in what police have confirmed to be a terrorist attack. The shooting began at a McDonalds before the suspects continued across the street to the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall in the Moosach district of Munich, Germany. Police have confirmed at least 10 deaths and at least 20 people are […]

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MIAA to rid NAIA of scalawags and undesirables

MANILA International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal reminded all authority  personnel on Friday to seriously take the agency’s campaign to rid the county’s premier airport of scalawags and other undesirables. Monreal issued the reminder shortly after he ordered the relief from duty of an airport policeman who was allegedly caught in video while mulcting money from a victim. He […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien)

Time to Breathe (Confessions of an Alien)

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· · 4 comments · Our Featured Book
PRESENCE FELT-   Estimated 7000 Motorcycle riders invade a portion of commonwealth in Quezon city last July 20, 2014 as they protest different ordinaces imposes on them on various cities in the Metro Manila and provinces.  (Photo by Michael Varcas)

Motorcycle and bike riders set to ride for a motorcycle and bike friendly nation

A GROUP of concerned motorcycle riders and cyclists are set to ride to the iconic World Trade Center in Pasay City to push for changes in Metro Manila’s landscape to make it a two wheel machine friendly metropolis. Michael De Leon, Republic Brand Communications president and chief executive officer, said the event, dubbed I-Cycle 2016: Ride Pilipinas, will be a […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
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A Korean allegedly committed suicide at NAIA to avoid criminal prosecution in his homeland

A SOUTH Korean who allegedly committed suicide on Thursday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is wanted in his homeland according to local authorities there. Sang Kwan An, 50, is said to be wanted for a string of fraud charges for his alleged involvement in a US $700,000 investment scam. He took his own life in one of NAIA’s Terminal […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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GMA is finally out of detention

FORMER President and now Pampanga’s 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is finally free after four years of hospital arrest at Veterans Memorial Medical Center. Arroyo’s freedom came after the Supreme Court acquitted her on Tuesday from the P366 million Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office plunder case filed by the Office of the Ombudsman. She was released from detention early Thursday evening, […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
Patuloy ang pagbaha ng dugo dahil maraming hindi kumikibo

Patuloy ang pagbaha ng dugo dahil maraming hindi kumikibo

WALA pa ring tigil ang patayan dahil sa patuloy na kampanya ng administrasyong Duterte laban sa ipinagbabawal na gamot at mga tulak nito. Totoong maari na ngang masabi na bumabaha ng dugo ngayon sa mga lansangan at liblib na pook. Dangan kasi ay lumalabas sa mga ulat na sampung (10) tao ang pinapatay araw-araw sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng Metro […]

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PAL launches affordable global internet hotspot

THE Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Wednesday has launched its own global internet hotspot by introducing a new service innovation “myPAL Roam.” PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista said the newest offering by the country’s flag carrier is made possible through its partnership with Skyroam. He said myPAL Roam is the latest addition to PAL’s service innovations, which […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Business, IT, News
President Rodrigo Duterte

PH President Rodrigo Duterte gets record high trust ratings

President Duterte gets record-high trust rating in Pulse Asia survey MANILA–President Rodrigo R. Duterte now holds the record in highest level of public trust for a public official since 1999, when Pulse Asia first conducted its trust ratings survey. This is based on the most recent survey conducted by Pulse Asia, which was released on Wednesday. The nationwide survey was […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
Important factors on West Philippine Sea*

Important factors on West Philippine Sea*

SEVERAL important factors on the West Philippine Sea and the United Nations tribunal’s ruling in our favor concerning the territorial dispute need to be discussed and explained for the benefit of Filipinos. First, let’s begin with the difference between the West Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, as elaborated by Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio during a television […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Luke Who’s Talking #21*

Luke Who’s Talking #21*

“Puro Luma na lang nababasa ko sa history books”                         * 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
PH Ombudsman dismayed with SC decision on GMA’s plunder case

PH Ombudsman dismayed with SC decision on GMA’s plunder case

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales expresses her disappointment on Wednesday over the decision of the Supreme Court to dismiss a Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office related plunder case against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for lack of evidence. In a hastily called luncheon press conference, an indignant Morales says they were surprised by the high tribunal’s decision. She firmly stresses that […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
people's eye

“A government of laws, not of men”*

ITO po ay buod ng isang pampulitikang pilosopiya na nagmula pa sa sinaunang sibilisasyon ng mga Griyego. Naging pamilyar sa atin ang pangungusap dahil ginamit ito ni dating US President John Adams sa isang argumento niya laban sa monarkiya ng Inglatera. (Si John Adams ang humalili kay George Washington bilang pangulo ng US). Pero bago natin pag-usapan ‘yan, simulan muna […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
 Philippine Court Clears Arroyo of Plunder, Orders Her Freed

 Philippine Court Clears Arroyo of Plunder, Orders Her Freed

By The Associated Press   The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plunder charge against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, ordering her immediate release from nearly five years of hospital detention. Supreme Court spokesman Theodore Te said the 15 justices voted 11-4 to grant Arroyo’s petition seeking the dismissal of the plunder case before an anti-graft court because of […]

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NAIA back to normal operation

THE main runway’s condition at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Tuesday has returned to normal a day after it was closed for emergency repairs and the safety of plane passengers. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) had to close runway 06/24 to air traffic Monday afternoon after a huge pothole was discovered. It was reopened at around 10:45 […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Former MMDA chief now Marikina Rep. Bayani Fernando charged for alleged multi-million MMFF fund scam

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Tuesday orders the prosecution before the Sandiganbayan of former Metro Manila Development Authority chief, now Marikina City Rep. Bayani Fernando and five other persons for graft. The prosecution order was issued after Ombudsman investigators found probable cause to file 13 Informations for violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (the Anti-Graft and […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Sabah is ours – Aquilino Pimentel

Former senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel on Monday reiterates that Sabah is part of the Philippines and should be among the states to be created under the federal form of government that President Rodrigo Duterte proposes. “Sabah is ours and many countries recognized it,” said Pimentel during a Lecture on Federalism held at the Manila Polo Club in Makati City. He […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 8 comments · News
Walang katapusang pang-aapi ng China*

Walang katapusang pang-aapi ng China*

PILIPINAS ang kinatigan ng United Nations tribunal sa Hague sa isyu ng agawan ng teritoryo sa West Philippine Sea, at nagpahayag ito na walang ligal na batayan ang pag-angkin ng China sa karagatang pasok sa exclusive economic zone (EEZ) ng ating bansa.   Sa kabila nito ay binalewala ng China ang desisyon at patuloy pa rin sila sa pang-aapi at […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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PH should boost economic ties with China

AFTER winning the arbitration case which favors the Philippines’ rightful claim over the disputed territory, Philippines must exert efforts to enhance its trade relations with China to boost the economic activities. Richard Javad Heydarian, Assistant Professor in International Affairs and Political Science at De La Salle University (DLSU) said the Duterte administration is looking at ways to revive bilateral investment […]

by Geneia Verdejo· · 0 comments · Business, News
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No change yet in MMDA leadership – Malacanang

Emerson Carlos remains the officer-in-charge of the Metro Manila Development Authority.   ”In the exigency of service, please be informed that you are hereby designated as Officer-In-Charge, Metro Manila Development Authority. You are hereby ordered to continue to perform the functions of the office and ensure the continuous delivery of public services, until a Chairman is appointed,” says Executive Secretary […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
President Rodrigo Duterte

PDP Laban policy leaders to conduct discussions in search of best “Federalism”

IN an effort to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to transform the Philippines into a federal state, the leadership of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) started brainstorming to determine what type of federal system is appropriate for the country. Led by the PDP-Laban Policy Studies Group-National Capital Region, the participants of the brainstorming sessions —  National College of […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
Saan tayo tatakbo kung tuluyang hindi na pinapansin ang karapatang mabuhay?*

Saan tayo tatakbo kung tuluyang hindi na pinapansin ang karapatang mabuhay?*

MARAMI na ang napapatay na pinaghihinalaang tulak ng droga sa lilim ng pinaigting na kampanya ng pamahalaan laban sa mga sindikato ng bawal na gamot. Wala tayong tutol sa kilos ng pamahalaan laban sa lahat ng uri kriminalidad. Gayon man ay hindi ko maialis sa aking sarili na magalala na maaring maging bahagi na ng ating kultura ang walang habas […]

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MMDA seeks harmonization of metro laws

A RANKING official of the Metro Manila Development Authority calls for the harmonization of existing local government laws in the metropolis and the MMDA’s mandate in a bid to empower the latter and save the government billions of pesos lost in traffic. One particular concern is the existence of different and often contradicting traffic policies in Metro Manila. Crisanto Saruca […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News