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Filipino progressive group chided presidential candidates for motherhood statements

FILIPINO progressive group Anakbayan expressed its disappointment with the participants of this election’s first Philippine presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro City due to their failure to talk about relevant youth issues and their penchant in issuing motherhood statements which actually meant nothing. Anakbayan chairman Vencer Crisostomo said the failure of the presidential candidates — Vice President Jejomar Binay, Senators […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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Syria Welcomes Russia-US Ceasefire Deal, Maintaining Anti-Daesh Fight

THE Syrian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday in a statement its agreement with a Russia-US deal on cessation of hostilities between Damascus and the opposition, given the fight against terrorist organizations, including Daesh, continues. On Monday, Moscow and Washington announced an agreement on cessation of hostilities between the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad and the armed opposition factions had been reached. The agreement […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
Luke who’s Talking #8*

Luke who’s Talking #8*

“Kung hangad natin na magkaroon ng gintong medalya sa susunod na Olympics, bakit hindi isailalim sa training ng ating sports commission ang mga snatcher sa Quiapo, Avenida, Divisoria at Baclaran, at iyung mga may utang para maging ganap na mga atleta … mabibilis naman sa takbuhan ang mga iyun …”             * Ang mga pananaw […]

by Luke Coloco· · 0 comments · Grains of Salt
Foreign Policy Diary – Syria Ceasefire. Strategic Implications

Foreign Policy Diary – Syria Ceasefire. Strategic Implications

              Now we know who are really warring in Syria… ©southfront Video ©YouTUBE

by Admin· · 0 comments · Opinions
Dismissed Philippine prosecutor, faces bribery charges

Dismissed Philippine prosecutor, faces bribery charges

THE Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from the service of a Quezon City assistant prosecutor who was found guilty of accepting bribe money from a complainant. Edgar Navales was fired from service as an assistant prosecutor and perpetually disqualified from holding public office or from taking the government’s civil service examination. At the same time his government […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Sanders Claims to Recoup at Democratic Presidential Nomination Despite Nevada Caucus Loss
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Hillary Clinton’s Big Win in Nevada Caucus Doesn’t Add Up

Much of the US media has presented Hillary Clinton’s victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday as by a wide margin, although she won by just four delegates, and despite the fact that five weeks ago Sanders was down by 25 points in the polls. According to leading members in two independent socialist parties in the US, the American ruling circle fears that […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
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Russia and US Agree on Steps to Stop Fighting in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Syrian ceasefire agreement is a “real step that can stop the bloodshed. On Monday, the Kremlin released details of the Syrian ceasefire plan the US and Russia agreed upon. The two countries had to conduct several rounds of secret negotiations before settling all details and making them public. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the plan of ceasing hostilities […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
Luke who’s Talking #7*

Luke who’s Talking #7*

 “Sa Mindanao problema ang tulay para makatawid sa ilog, dito sa Metro Manila ang daming tulay wala namang ilog … gagawa ng tulay, may makurakot lang …”                 * 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
Philippine Ombudsman set to file charges against postmaster general

Philippine Ombudsman set to file charges against postmaster general

THE Office of the Ombudsman of the Philippines is set to indict the Philippines Postmaster General Josefina Dela Cruz and two of her subordinates after finding 15 probable causes against them for alleged violation of Republic Act No. 8291 (GSIS Act of 1997). In a statement, the Ombudsman disclosed that complainant Santos Pamatong, Jr., a Philippine Postal Corporation employee, claimed […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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From exorbitant long distance calls to free Facetime — Migrant workers: connecting to home through the years

(This article recently appeared as a two-part series in Weekend Balita, a Filipino-American newspaper based in Los Angeles) My son and I were watching the Los Angeles Lakers play against the Clippers. We were discussing the game as it moves along. We were talking about the Lakers continuing slide to the bottom as the season ends. And sad as it […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · News
US-Homeland Security trains Philippine government agencies on financial crime detection and prevention

US-Homeland Security trains Philippine government agencies on financial crime detection and prevention

THE United States Department of Homeland Security has started training Philippine government employees, including Ninoy Aquino International Airport security personnel, on the detection and prevention of international financial crime like money laundering. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said airport security personnel who were sent to the USDHS training program would be taught the various aspects of money laundering, currency […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
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Madonna arrives in Manila

POP star Madonna was given special treatment at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Philippines’ premier airport, upon arriving Monday for her two night concert. Security was tight at the airport. Even working NAIA Terminal 1 ground personnel were barred from taking pictures or videos of the “Material Girl” when she disembarked from a chartered Boeing B757-200 aircraft that […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Entertainment, News
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Philippine police commission kept 319 cops and exempts them from education requirement due to “exemplary service”

THE National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) saved from being fired 319 police officers who failed to get promoted due to lack of a collegiate degree as they were made exempt from this education requirement due to their exemplary performance. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chairman Mel Senen S. Sarmiento, in four resolutions, exempted the policemen […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Yul Baritugo

Breaking stereotypes

“At 14, I had my own band and my mom got us our first gig playing an ‘open house’ in one of  the wards at Riverview Mental Hospital where she worked as a dietician. The patients went crazy — actually, I guess they already were crazy, but suffice to say they were really digging my little band. …. That was […]

by Yul Baritugo· · 0 comments · Entertainment
Luke who’s Talking #6*

Luke who’s Talking #6*

 “Marami na ang nasira ang ulo dahil sa paninigarilyo bagay lang sila sa menthol hospital“                     * 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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Si Pacman at ang kanyang cherry-picked moral crusade*

HUMINGI ng tawad ang Pambansang Kamao. Tapos, ipinahanda ang isang long table sa magara niyang mansiyon. Pinatawag ang sanrekwang bading ng pamayanan. Pinakain sila ng isang masaganang hapunan. Ayos ‘di ba? Laitin mo ang mga tao, tapos palamunin mo. Para move on na tayo. One hypocrisy after another. Wala akong problema kay Pacman kung gusto niyang mangaral ng moralidad. Si […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Philippine journalists told elections officials: Accommodate all reporters in the presidential debates

THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) early this week urged the Commission on Elections and the organizers of the first Philippine presidential debate on Feb. 21 in Cagayan de Oro to provide a bigger venue to accommodate the numerous journalists who will cover the event. The appeal came on the heels of a statement issued by the […]

by Christian Joel Espiritu· · 0 comments · News
Luke who’s Talkin #5*

Luke who’s Talkin #5*

“Ang pinaka mabait at pinaka magalang na tao ay iyung madalas makipag suntukan, kasi mahilig sila sa MANO MANO …” * 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
Scaling Mt. Romelo

Scaling Mt. Romelo

Yes, you read it right. I did say scale because me and my buddies huffed and puffed climbing our way to Mt. Romelo’s peak over the weekend. But we weren’t after the peak, really. We scaled the mountain to see Buruwisan Falls, which is just one of the seven falls hidden in Mt. Romelo. Mt. Romelo, which is quite popular […]

by Dennis Gasgonia· · 0 comments · News
Aleppo
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Why is the Liberation of Aleppo Key to the Resolution of the Syrian Crisis?

The battle of Aleppo has involved a wide range of forces, from the Syrian Army to numerous rebel and jihadist groups; for the government, liberating Aleppo could mean the turning point in the Syrian civil war, while the militants consider Aleppo an important bargaining chip in negotiating Syria’s future. Aleppo is one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been […]

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Pag-alaala sa mga paring Gomburza* **

Pag-alaala sa mga paring Gomburza* **

EWAN ko kung bakit walang ginagawang kapansin-pansin na pagpapahalaga ang pamahalaan kina Padre Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos at Jacinto Zamora gayong utang natin sa kanila ang ating kamalayang Filipino ngayon. Hindi dapat nating malimutan na ang kamatayan ng tatlong pari sa pamamagitan ng garote ang gumising at nagpaalab sa diwang makabayan ng ating mga bayani tulad nila Marcelo H. Del […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
House of Saud to put its own x-ray machine in a major Philippine airport???

House of Saud to put its own x-ray machine in a major Philippine airport???

THE embattled Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reportedly been mulling the setting up of its own x-ray machines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the Philippines premier air terminal, to ensure the safety Saudi bound passengers and their aircraft. An airport source who asked not to be named for security purposes, told this writer that the Saudi government recently […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Luke who’s Talkin #4*

Luke who’s Talkin #4*

“Ang hirap talagang maging magulang lalo na pag may anak ka…”                 * 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
Historiko ang paghaharap ni Papa Fracsico at Patriarko Kirill sa Cuba*

Historiko ang paghaharap ni Papa Fracsico at Patriarko Kirill sa Cuba*

SA kabila ng pagiging mayorya ng mga Kristiyano sa ating bansa ay kataka-takang hindi napagtuunan ng pansin ng mainstream media ang balita ng paghaharap ni Papa Franisco at Patriarko Kirill ng Russian Orthodox Church sa Cuba. Ang makasaysayang pagkikita ni Papa Francisco at Patriarko Kirill ay maaring maging daan ng pagkakaisa muli ng simbahang Romano Katoliko at mga simbahang Eastern […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Agape (God’s love)*

Agape (God’s love)*

THE United States is an exception when it comes to religiosity. Normally, only citizens of poor countries consider religion important in their lives but this North American nation surprisingly bucks this trend. According to a 2009 Gallup survey, 65 percent of the people here considered religion important in their lives. Nevertheless, despite this surprising find, holy week here is observed […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions