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Greed and Christianity, a reflection.*

Greed and Christianity, a reflection.*

CHRISTIANITY is in danger not only because of the marked decline in the number of believers worldwide but also due to its practitioners changing perception of greed and mammon, especially those from highly competitive and influential societies. Greed or avarice is now accepted by many Christians as a necessary free market tool and no longer frowned upon. Instead it is […]

Pope Francis at Good Friday liturgy held at St. Peter's Basilica on April 3, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

For Pope Francis, Good Friday shrouded in grief over persecuted Christians

By Ann Schneible Rome, Italy, Apr 3, 2015 / 03:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Both Pope Francis’ Good Friday service at the Vatican and the Stations of the Cross held at the Colosseum later in the day zeroed-in on the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. “In you, Divine Love, we see again today our persecuted brethren: beheaded, crucified, for […]

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Gaddafi, Assad Warned of Terror Epidemic in Europe, But No One Listened

Gaddafi, Assad Warned of Terror Epidemic in Europe, But No One Listened

LIBYA’S late leader Muammar Gaddafi and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that terrorism would be on the rise in Europe if Western leaders help to destabilize the two countries, but no one listened. As a result, Libya and Syria have been plunged into chaos and now Europe has to grapple with a string of gruesome terrorist attacks. The latest assault […]

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Untold Story of Syrian Coup: Who is Really Behind the Plot to Topple Assad?

THANKS to modern technologies one can easily reconstruct the story of Washington’s conspiracy aimed at destabilizing Syria by exploiting the country’s ethnic and religious divisions. In his recent Op-Ed for Russia Today Neil Clark, a journalist, writer, broadcaster and blogger, writes that former US Secretary of State Clinton’s emails as well as secret labels and reports provided by Wikileaks and American conservative educational foundation Judicial […]

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Naghihingalo ang ipinaglabang soberenya ni Sen. Jovito Salonga noong 1992*

Naghihingalo ang ipinaglabang soberenya ni Sen. Jovito Salonga noong 1992*

TALAGANG inililim tayo ni Pangulong Benigno Simeon Aquino sa pantalon ng kanyang padron na si Tiyo Samuel matapos nitong makipagkasundo na hayaang magtayo ng limang base militar ang tiyuhin nating pakialamero sa ating bansa. Lalo ngayon magiging paurong ang ating Hukbong Sandatahan dahil imbes na tumindig sa sariling sikap ay tiyak na aasa na naman tayo sa mga pinaglumaan na […]

Strange Bedfellows in Syria: What Washington Prefers Not to Speak Of
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Strange Bedfellows in Syria: What Washington Prefers Not to Speak Of

ALTHOUGH Washington has long been in denial and refused to admit that US-backed rebel groups were intermingled with al-Qaeda in Syria, the unpleasant truth has finally come to light, Gareth Porter notes. To the embarrassment of the Obama administration, it turns out that the CIA-armed and trained Syrian militants have long been colluding with al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front and its close ally Ahrar […]

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Media Caught Focusing on Europe While Skipping Over Terrorism Elsewhere*

Media Caught Focusing on Europe While Skipping Over Terrorism Elsewhere*

THE media hype sparked by terrorist attacks in Brussels has already raised concerns over possible moral hypocrisy. Thousands of people in Europe and across the world expressed their condolences to the victims of violent terrorist attacks. But even as historical landmarks in Europe were illuminated in the colors of the Belgian flag and sharing solidarity cartoons on social networks, some […]

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Why Western Outrage Following the Brussels Terrorist Attacks Is Useless*

By Alexander Mercouris REPORTS of terrorist attacks in Brussels provoke bitter thoughts. These terrorist attack now happen in Europe with the regularity of clockwork. In 2015 Paris witnessed two. Now it is the turn of Brussels. The pattern of response to each of these terrorist attacks is always the same. Western governments express shock and outrage.  Security is tightened. The weeks pass and everything goes back to what […]

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Philippines premier airport under tight security following terrorists attacks in Brussels

THE Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday places the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on heightened alert following the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, the European Union’s capital. Security patrols at all of NAIA’s four terminals and its perimeters have been doubled, the MIAA said. The authorities added the deployed airport security personnel were told to be extra vigilant […]

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Europe gets burned playing with fire

Europe gets burned playing with fire

By Finian Cunningham BRUSSELS, the administrative capital of Europe, was turned into a war zone after a series of deadly bomb blasts caused the city to shut down all transport links to the outside world. Zaventem International Airport was struck by two blasts during the early morning rush hour. An hour later, a metro station in downtown Brussels underneath the […]

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Journey to the historic Mount Samat

Journey to the historic Mount Samat

TO MOTORCYCLE riders who are also history buffs, the Mt. Samat National Shrine is a cool place to visit. Situated near the top of Mt. Samat in Pilar, Bataan, the shrine is located 133 kilometers away from Metro Manila. This means lots of roads to ride on for Manileño motorcyclists yet it is not too far like, let’s say the province […]

by Dennis Gasgonia· · 0 comments · Travel
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Philippine Court of Appeals junks contempt plea vs. Ombudsman

  THE Philippine Court of Appeals junks for lack of merit a plea to cite in contempt Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales in connection with her earlier decision to suspend Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Jun-Jun” Binay. The appellate court, in a decision promulgated on March 9, 2016, said the plea filed by Binay and several Makati City employees which include […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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At Least 28 Dead in Terrorist Attacks in Brussels

At least 28 people were killed in terrorist attacks in Brussels – 15 in its metro and 13 at the city’s airport. At least one of the two Brussels Airport terrorist attacks was carried out by a suicide bomber, Belgian Federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said in a press briefing on Tuesday. “There were two explosions at a departure hall in Zaventem this morning. One was […]

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Luke Who’s Talking #11*

Luke Who’s Talking #11*

“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.

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The Five Most Expensive Military Operations Since WWII

The Five Most Expensive Military Operations Since WWII

LAST week, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the price tag of the Russian anti-terrorist air operation in Syria – 33 billion rubles (about $464 million US). To get a handle on whether this was a little or a lot, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency has prepared an overview of some of the most expensive military operations since WWII. Russian Defense […]

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The subversive Jesus, a reflection on the meaning of Palm Sunday*

The subversive Jesus, a reflection on the meaning of Palm Sunday*

PALM Sunday’s gospel where Jesus was depicted entering Jerusalem on a donkey followed by a multitude of disciples for the Jewish Passover strikes me as a clear illustration of what true power is compared to that which appears to be real but is actually based on an ephemeral illusion. According to bible scholars Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, […]

De-Dollarization: The Story of Gaddafi’s Gold-Backed Currency is Not Over

De-Dollarization: The Story of Gaddafi’s Gold-Backed Currency is Not Over

A DECLASSIFIED email exchange between former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her adviser Sid Blumenthal shows that Clinton was up to her eyeballs in the Western conspiracy against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his Pan-African “Gold Dinar” currency, F. William Engdahl narrates. A recently declassified email from the illegal private server used by ex-Secretary of State and Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary […]

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Philippine air traffic controllers demoralization could endanger air traffic

PHILIPPINE air traffic controllers are demoralized by the continuing inaction of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on their appeal for help in reversing a recent Commission on Audit’s Disallowance Order arising for their “unauthorized” receipt of salary increase and allowance. This was learned by Beyond Deadlines after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) formally sought the reversal of […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Shocking Discovery: Lipsticks May Contain Cancer Causing Toxins

Shocking Discovery: Lipsticks May Contain Cancer Causing Toxins

A RECENT German study revealed that many lipsticks and lip care products contain substances considered carcinogenic, German newspaper Berliner Kurier reported. Lipstick for a party or sun protection for the holiday: care and cosmetic products for lips are used daily by many women. According to previous studies, women even eat around three kilos of lipstick over the course of their life. Generally, cosmetics based on mineral oils are supposed to be […]

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Dapat imbestigahan*

Dapat imbestigahan*

NITONG nakaraang linggo ay ibinunyag ni Presidential candidate at Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte na may pasabi daw sa kanya si Tiyo Samuel na ibig nitong makipag-usap sa kanya tungkol sa sigalot na kinakaharap ng Pilipinas sa West Philippines Sea. Bagamat wala akong nakikitang lantarang illegal sa kwentong ito ay may palagay ako na dapat paimbestigahan ng pamahalaan ang kwentong […]

Military and police armored vehicles are parked in Baglar district, which is partially under curfew, in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey March 17, 2016 © Sertac Kayar / Reuters

Turkish war crimes? Don’t be absurd – they’re in NATO!

By Neil Clark CIZRE Kurds have accused Turkish forces of carrying out a civilian massacre. It is alleged that 150 people were burnt to death in a basement, and civilians were denied access to food and medical supplies. An RT film crew arrived recently in the ruined town. Amid the scenes of destruction, one woman witness accused Turkish forces of […]

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Millions of Filipinos in grave danger in the future due to rising sea level — former US VP Al Gore

Millions of Filipinos in grave danger in the future due to rising sea level — former US VP Al Gore

FORMER United States Vice President Al Gore said around 13 million Filipinos nationwide need to be relocated to higher grounds in the near future because the Philippines is among those in the world to be worst hit by the rising sea level due to the climate change induced melting of glaciers. Speaking before a forum organized by Gore’s own Climate […]

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Nepalese intelligence operatives visit Manila seeking assistance against money laundering

NEPALESE intelligence operatives sought the help of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to improve their anti-drug and money laundering capabilities. The visit came in the heels of recent revelations in the Philippine senate about the possible involvement of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation in an US $81 million money laundering scheme. The money was electronically stolen from the Central Bank […]

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Thousands of urban poor in the Philippines in danger from cancer causing coal dust

THE inhabitants of poor communities around an alleged coal storage facility in Tondo, Manila is in danger of contracting respiratory related cancer due to prolonged exposure from coal dust. This alarming health condition was discovered by EcoWaste Coalition and other cause oriented groups after they conducted a medical mission this week in communities near the 10 hectare multi-purpose Harbour Centre […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Health, News
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Illegal drugs seized in world famous Boracay

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency operatives and local policemen arrested a known drug dealer in the world famous island resort of Boracay. PDEA Director General and Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said Allan Bolsomo was arrested during a buy-bust operation. He said some P306,000 (US $6,500) worth of suspected Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or shabu was seized from the suspect who is said to […]

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