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Impeachment, Quo Warranto*

Impeachment, Quo Warranto*

HINDI maitatanggi na naging kontrobersyal ang pagpapatalsik ng Supreme Court kay Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno. Hindi ito naaayon sa Konstitusyon na nagsasaad na ang Pangulo, Bise Presidente, mga mahistrado ng Supreme Court, mga commissioner ng Civil Service Commission, Commission on Elections, Commission on Audit at ang Ombudsman ay maaari lang alisin sa puwesto sa pamamagitan ng impeachment. Ang impeachment ang […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
At least 346 individuals and 57 agencies participated in the NMC's annual career fair at the Saipan World Resort. Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio.

Successful job fair held in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio THIS year’s Northern Mariana’s College Annual Career Fair was a success. This according to NMC Career Manager Neda Deleon Guerrero who reported that more than 300 individuals participated in the NMC’s career fair which was held at the Taga Hall of the Saipan World Resort last May 4. Specifically, Guerrero said 57 agencies received applications and […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · News
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PH environment watchdog calls for lead free schools

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK AN environment and public health watchdog called on all of the country’s public elementary and secondary school heads to make lead safety part of the annual “Brigada Eskwela,” the bayanihan effort by the government and the local communities to conduct maintenance and repair of public school buildings and campuses. The EcoWaste Coalition, in a statement, […]

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Philippines vows to protect ‘every single inch’ of its territory after Chinese bomber drills

By RT MANILA has vowed to protect “every single inch” of its territory in the South China Sea and expressed serious concerns over the presence of Chinese strategic bombers that earlier carried out drills in the disputed region. “We reiterate our commitment to protect every single inch of our territory and areas which we have sovereign rights over,”the Foreign Ministry said in […]

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Luke Who’s Talking #98*

Luke Who’s Talking #98*

“Ang mga lalake raw ay pabigat lang sa buhay ng mga kababaihan pag kinasal, dapat pala kapag nag propose ang mga ito hindi ‘Will You Marry Me?’ kundi ‘Will You Carry Me?’ ”               *Ang mga pananaw sa artikulong ito ay sa sumulat.  Maaring hindi ito ang opisyal na posisyon ng Beyond Deadlines. 

US Dim Mak Point 6: Diplomatic Weakness*

US Dim Mak Point 6: Diplomatic Weakness*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. January 18, 2017 IN 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed from its own financial and bureaucratic weight, the U.S. emerged as the sole […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Bulkang Mayon nag-aalboroto muli

Ni Santiago Celario MULING nag-alboroto ang Bulkang Mayon nitong Linggo ng umaga. Ayon sa Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) nakapagtala sila nang apat na mahihinang lindol sa paligid ng bulkan. Idinagdag pa nila na kasalukuyang nagbubuga rin ito ng puting usok, tanda ng mga pagkilos sa ilalim ng lupa. Nakataas ngayon ang Alert Level 2 sa paligid ng […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Environment, News
Preparatory school for media arts opens in QC

Preparatory school for media arts opens in QC

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE first preparatory school for media arts in Quezon City was recently opened to serve poor but deserving students who dream of working in the mass media. Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, ABS-CBN Chairperson Mark L. Lopez and ABS-CBN University President Charo Santos-Concio last Wednesday led the simple inauguration rites of the Eugenio Lopez Jr. […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Los Angeles county creates first Arts Department

By Abner Galino IN A bid to further elevate Los Angeles County’s arts and culture, its Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to create the first Arts Department of the county. The creation of County Arts Department was jointly pushed by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Sheila Kuehl. It earned a great deal of support from arts funders, creators […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · News
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QC named best in disaster management in NCR anew

FOR the third straight year, Quezon City is hailed to have the best Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in the areas of disaster mitigation, response, and recovery in Metro Manila. The city topped the Highly Urbanized City DRRM Council and Government Emergency and Response Management Service category in this year’s Regional Gawad KALASAG Search for Excellence on DRRM and Humanitarian […]

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Ms. Marianas Celine Cabrera posed with students who attended the proclamation of Children's Mental Health Awareness Month.  Photo © Lori Lyn Lirio

Twenty percent of American children suffers from mental issues

By Lori Lyn Lirio ONE out of five children suffers from mental disorder in the United States and only twenty percent of those afflicted with it receive health care. This was learned shortly after Systems of Care (SoC), a program under the Community Guidance Center-Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. opened a house in San Antonio, Saipan early this month. Program Manager Vina […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Health, News
Members of the Leyte Dance Theater pose with Los Angeles community leaders and members of the media during a meet and greet at the Filipino Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Photo © Pol Joaquin

Leyte theater group winds up US tour in Los Angeles and San Jose

By Abner Galino THE exceptional Leyte Dance Theater is winding up its 8th US tour via a twin performance in California, particularly in Los Angeles and San Jose. Since April, the Leyte Dance Theater had performed in the states of New York, Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Arizona. “The motto of our dance company is: The last performance […]

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For immediate release:

The suspect from the Santa Fe ISD shooting scene has been booked into the Galveston County Jail. He is identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, W/M, 17 years of age. He is being held on Capital Murder with no bond. Additional charges may follow.

Anyone with additional information please contact the Tip line at 409 927-3310

The FBI and ATF are actively working the scene with the Sheriff’s Office supporting.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff Henry Trochesset
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office

Up to Ten, Mostly Students, Killed in School Shooting in Texas – Police

By Sputnik News TEN people were killed and 10 more injured in a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, Friday morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that afternoon. He called the shooting “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools.” Earlier in the day, police arrested a male believed to be a student at the […]

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Filipino diplomats held in Kuwait return home

By Benjie Lim Vergara THREE Philippine Embassy employees who were allegedly involved in the controversial rescue of Overseas Filipino Workers in Kuwait came home Friday afternoon after being held in prison there for several days. Officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) refused to identify the three DFA personnel, who were immediately whisked to a waiting vehicle at the […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Lola nabagsakan ng crane sa QC, patay

Ni Santiago Celario NAMATAY matapos mabagsakan umano ng crane mula sa construction site ng Manila Water ang isang 74 anyos na lola habang siya ay nagwawalis sa harap ng kanyang tahanan sa Quezon City nitong Biyernes ng umaga. Kinilala ng pulisya ang namatay na si Rosalinda Mendez, residente ng Pag-Asa Compound, Barangay Old Balara. Dinala si Mendez sa isang malapit […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
Wala ng sagabal*

Wala ng sagabal*

NGAYON na mukhang kontrolado na ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang lahat ng sangay ng pamahalaan – ehekutibo, lehislatura at hudikatura – ay walang dahilan para manatiling bansot ang bansa sa ilalim ng kanyang pamamahala. Ika nga, lahat ay nasa kanya na, kaya wala ng dahilan para magsabi pa siya na kulang pa ang kanyang kapangyarihan. Hindi na niya kailangan pa […]

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Lolita Carbon and Noli Aurillo’s “Damdaming Nakabitin”

                        Love this sentimental song in the tradition of the hugely popular profound classic Himig ng Pag-ibig Music Video © YouTUBE

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QC intensifies campaign against junk food in schools

THE Quezon City government has intensified its anti-junk food and sugary drinks campaign by conducting a three-day orientation where participants learned about the ordinance that prohibits their sale in schools. Attended by newly elected and re-elected barangay officials, and representatives from public and private schools, the orientation was organized by the city’s health department early this week in an attempt […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
Pinoy bags Best Editing award in France for “Bhoy Intsik”

Pinoy bags Best Editing award in France for “Bhoy Intsik”

By Seymour Barros Sanchez FILIPINO movie editor John Anthony Wong won Best Editing for “Bhoy Intsik” in the Foreign Language Film category of the 2018 NICE International Film Festival of World Cinema in France early this month. Wong bested fellow nominees Chang-Gyun Kim (“A Trip With Friends”), Aziz Imamoglu (“Dad Where Are You I Am Lost”), Yuji Kakizaki and Yasutake […]

Renewal of ties*

Renewal of ties*

BEFORE the Philippines and Kuwait signed a memorandum of agreement last week, providing additional protection for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the relationship between the two countries already seemed headed for a better and brighter future. A delegation of Filipino officials composed of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, former Labor Secretary Marianito Roque, Labor Attaché Rustico dela […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Lawmakers call for invalidation of Duterte’s ICC withdrawal

By PressTV A MINORITY bloc in the Philippine Senate on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to invalidate President Rodrigo Duterte’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, saying his action without the chamber’s consent was unconstitutional. Duterte issued a notice of withdrawal in March, saying his right to due process had been violated after an ICC prosecutor announced a preliminary examination […]

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PAL to fly to San Vicente, Palawan?

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE San Vicente Airport in Palawan last week opened its runway for commercial flights making accessible to the public more tourist destinations in the island. Construction of the PhP298.7 million airport started in 2009. It was built to jump start tourism in this northwesterly town of Palawan as it is near the world-famous El Nido island. […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Reigning IBF world junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas poses with Beyond Deadlines writer/Weekend Balita reporter Abner Galino at the Los Angeles International Airport arrival lobby.
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History repeats in Pinoy boxing annals

By Abner Galino HISTORY is bound to repeat itself on May 26 in Fresno, California. That is, a far as Filipino boxing history is concerned. Two Filipino pugilists, International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas and IBF’s No. 1 contender Jonas Sultan, will slug it out for the world bantamweight championship about ten days from now. The last time […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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HS Students who decided to go to college honored in Saipan

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Million Dollar Scholars together with the Marianas Young Professionals early this month honored 44 newly graduate high school students who decided to go to college and continue their education. Dubbed “Decision Day,” the event was held at the Hyatt Regency and was attended by members of the community, educators and the 44 honorees, who announced […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · News
Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shout slogans during a campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela May 4, 2018 © Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

The US will not retake Venezuela so easily*

By RT / William Whiteman** WHEN it comes to Venezuela, both sides of the US political spectrum appear to lack even a basic understanding of the country. In his 2018 State of the Union Address, US President Donald Trump referred to Venezuela as a “socialist dictatorship”while bragging about imposing crippling economic sanctions on the Latin American nation. Such false accusations aren’t limited to […]

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