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4th Metro Manila Shake Drill Set in July — MMDA

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said as a mind-setting exercise for the public to always be alert for “The Big One,” the exact date of the Metro Manila Shake Drill this month will not be announced. “No one can predict when an earthquake will happen. We must be prepared at all times so we want the shake drill announced unannounced,” […]

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NMI Museum soon to be more accessible

NMI Museum soon to be more accessible

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to make the Northern Mariana Islands Museum History of Culture more accessible to the public soon, a plan to put up an overpass that will connect the museum grounds to the nearby Sugar King Park is now “on the table.” Museum Executive Director Danny Aquino said Saipan Mayor David Apatang and his office […]

PDEA nanawagan sa mga barangay officials na patuloy na tumulong sa kampanya vs illegal na droga

PDEA nanawagan sa mga barangay officials na patuloy na tumulong sa kampanya vs illegal na droga

Ni Santiago Celario NANAWAGAN kamakailan si Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino sa mga opisyal ng barangay na makipagtulungan sa ahensya sa ginagawa nitong pagsugpo sa bawal na gamot sa bansa. Ginawa ni Aquino ang manawagan matapos mapansin na may mga pagkakataon na hindi nakikipagtulungan ang mga opisyal ng barangay sa PDEA at Philippine National Police sa mga […]

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Breaking point*

Breaking point*

THERE comes a time in a person’s life when continued anger and agitation being held back becomes harder and harder to control until it reaches a breaking point and he lets go of his rage. Just recently, a news footage came out showing an official of the US discussing what China had done in the past months over the Spratlys, […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Indie-Siyensya judges, speakers and organizers with Beyond Deadlines writer Seymour Barros Sanchez (sixth from the left)

Indie-Siyensya kicks off 3rd run with science communication, cinematography workshops

MORE than one hundred students, teachers, filmmakers, and science professionals flocked to the Cinematheque Centre Manila last Friday to witness the program launching and workshop of the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition. Indie-Siyensya, the country’s first and only science filmmaking competition, is now open for submission of film concepts for short documentaries that capture science as it works to answer the […]

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 071118

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 071118

Traffic rerouting set for INC event Several roads in Manila City will be closed to vehicular traffic for the launching of Worldwide Aid to Fight Poverty organized by the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) on July 14 and 15. Starting at 6 pm on July 14, the stretch of Katigbak Drive, South Drive and Independence Road will be off-limits to passing […]

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NCRPO hotlines puwede nang pagsumbungan ng publiko

Ni Santiago Celario INILUNSAD kamakailan ng Philippine National Police-National Capital Region Police Office ang kanilang dalawang “Hotlines” para matawaga’t mapagsumbungan ng publiko tungkol sa mga abusadong pulis, mga loko, pusher at iba pang uri ng mga kriminal sa kanilang mga lugar. Ayon kay NCRPO Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, ang naturang Hotline ay maaaring tawagan o padalhan ng text […]

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Violators of QC Anti-junk Food and Sugary Drinks Ordinance of 2017 fined.

Violators of QC Anti-junk Food and Sugary Drinks Ordinance of 2017 fined.

THE Quezon City Health Department recently conducted a surprise inspection in selected school canteens to check their compliance with City Ordinance 2579 or the QC Anti-junk Food and Sugary Drinks Ordinance of 2017. Food categorized as junk foods and sugary drinks were found still being sold at Pasong Tamo Elementary School and Lagro High School. The school canteens were also […]

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Sayang*

Sayang*

MAGANDA ang sinimulan sa school year na ito ng Lungsod Quezon na pagbabawal sa pagtitinda ng junk food sa kantina ng mga pribado at pampublikong paaralan, mula elementarya hanggang high school, dangan kasi nagiging problema na natin ang obesity o walang kontrol na paglobo ng katawan ng mga kabataan na nauuwi sa maraming uri ng sakit sa kanilang pagtanda. Ayon […]

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CNMI-PSS met with industry partners and educational institutions to prepare student’s career pathways.

By Lori Lyn Lirio IN A bid to expand the student’s career pathways, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System recently held a career technical conference which brought together stakeholders and educational institutions. The participants, who attended the conference at Taga Hall in World Resort, include those in the arts and communication business, healthcare services, educational institutions, government […]

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Benildean filmmakers compete in California

Benildean filmmakers compete in California

By Seymour Barros Sanchez FOUR capstone projects from the Digital Filmmaking program of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts will vie for the Best Short Film at FACINE 25: The 25th Annual Filipino International Cine Festival this October in San Francisco, California. Among those which made it as finalist to FACINE’s short film competition, which […]

(From left to right) Belly dancer Diane Caneda, Japan-based singer/songwriter Emma Cordero, comedian Mary Ann Muah and one of the show’s organizers Rose Sarreal thank the audience at the end of the show. Photo by Teodoro Yap

“Boom jazz tic” concert delivers the bang!

By Abner Galino A HASTILY organized concert dubbed “Boom Jazz Tic,” which was primarily meant to raise fund for the Filipino Cultural Center (FCC) and to provide a venue for a visiting Japan-based Filipina artist, led to an entertaining “birit” showdown between the three principal performers. “It kind of turned into something like a contest on who could belt out […]

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QC gov’t to provide livelihood training for displaced Payatas landfill workers

THE Quezon City Council has directed the Quezon City Small Business Development and Promotion Office through a resolution to conduct livelihood and skills training, business and entrepreneurial seminars and workshops, including financial aid worth PhP5,000 per family, to displaced Payatas Sanitary Landfill workers. City Resolution 7448-2018 aims to promote self-reliance to indigent families and start-ups for small-scale entrepreneurs affected by […]

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More art program for CNMI residents coming soon

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE National Endowment for Arts has reinstated the Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture’s eligibility to apply for state partnership for grants after. Department of Community and Cultural Affairs Secretary Robert Hunter said the NEA informed them that the Arts Council is now eligible to apply after the federal grantor reviewed and accepted the end- of-year […]

Ipit sa sitwasyon*

Ipit sa sitwasyon*

BATID ng lahat na halos nakabaon pa rin ang puwersa ng buong Philippine National Police (PNP) sa kontrobersya at kahihiyan bunga ng kapalpakan na nagawa ng ilang bugok nilang kabaro. Halos araw-araw ay may nauulat na pulis o kanilang opisyal na sangkot sa krimen tulad ng pagkakadawit sa ilegal na droga, pangongotong, panggagahasa o paggawa ng kalaswaan at iba pa. […]

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President Duterte wants improved transport facilities in Eastern Visayas

By Rodolfo Andal MAASIN City, Leyte — President Rodrigo Duterte last week expressed hope that the local executives of Eastern Visayas will work with him in uplifting the lives of the local folks. Moreover, Duterte, while attending the 58th founding anniversary of Southern Leyte last week, expressed trust that local officials will be unwavering in their desire to make the […]

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Vegetables now a regular part of the menu in Saipan’s middle and high school canteens

By Lori Lyn Lirio SALAD bars are now available in middle and high school canteen to promote health via the consumption of veggies among teenagers in Saipan. This was learned after the Commonwealth of northern Mariana Islands Public School System-Food and Nutrition Service said it started putting up salad bars in middle and high schools in Saipan. PSS nutritionist and […]

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Manila City government asked to enforce ban on mercury contaminated beauty products

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK AN environmentalist group on Sunday asked Manila City government to take action against retailers of mercury-laced skin whitening products due to the imminent danger or injury they pose to consumers. The EcoWaste Coalition made the plea after its members were able to two brands of imported skin lightening creams from China that the Food and […]

China’s new ‘Great Walls’*

China’s new ‘Great Walls’*

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. NO ONE seems to notice, but China now has built, not one but five new “Great Walls.” The first of these five is […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte. © Erik De Castro / Reuters

Duterte proposed to cut short his term before the start of new charter

By Rodolfo Andal DAVAO City – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday proposed to terminate his presidency before the start of a new charter to prove his critics wrong that he only wants to extend his term. “Sabi nila gusto kong mag-Presidente. Itong mga opposition, they are so engrossed na every time they look at the proposal sa Constitution, ‘Ah, Duterte […]

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QC Mayor to barangay officials: Make realistic plans for your community.

QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista urged barangay officials to make realistic developmental plans for their community as he sworn them into office. “Dapat galingan nila. Kailangan ang kagalingan nila dahil maikli lang ‘yung panahon nila, two years lang ‘yan, so dapat ‘yung kanilang plano, ‘yung akma lang doon sa dalawang taon na puwede nilang gawin,” Bautista told over 1,000 newly-elected […]

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Pagtataas ng kaso ng leptospirosis dahil sa basura-DENR

Ni Santiago Celario KUMBINSIDO ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) na ang pagtaas ng kaso ng leptospirosis sa bansa ay dahil sa mga nagkalat na basura sa kalye na nahaluan ng ihi ng daga. Ayon kay DENR National Solid Waste Management Executive Director Eli Ildefonso, ang kawalan ng disiplina sa pagtatapon ng basura, lalo na sa Metro Manila, […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Health, News
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Diabetes situation in Saipan “quite serious” – CNMI Public Health official

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE diabetes situation in the Commonwealth of northern Marianas is “quite serious.” Thus said Public Health’s Medical Director Dr. Phuong Luu during an interview where she also emphasized that managing that debilitating disease is also the patient’s responsibility. “One out of five adults in the CNMI was diagnosed with diabetes,” Dr. Luu said, citing the 2016 […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Health, News
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Global peace network seeks continuation of GRP-NDF talks amidst escalating Duterte-Joma word war

“We urge both the GRP and NDF to continue finding constructive ways to work together in order to renew official negotiations and find joint understanding of settling their differences at the table. To achieve this, creating a more positive enabling environment to further the process is essential. Negotiating parties must get over their differences through efficient and programmatic confidence building […]

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Philippine Senator Grace Poe (6th from right) hands a plaque of appreciation to LACFAEA president Antonio F. Mendoza. Other union officers 2nd vice president Edwin Martinez (3rd from right) and advisory board chair Marge Ordiales (4th from right) look on. Photo by Tony Garcia

Sen. Grace Poe calls on Fil-Ams to protect undocumented Pinoys

By Abner Galino “SUWELDONG Sibuyas? Alam n’yo ba ‘yun? Mapaluluha ka kapag hinati-hati mo na sa iba’t ibang gastusin.” Clearly the most applauded of all the jokes that Senator Grace Poe delivered last week in front of the members and officers of the Los Angeles County Filipino American Employees Association (LACFAEA) in downtown Los Angeles. Humor partly mirrors social realities […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News