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Chamorro and Carolinian cultures now better understood

LAST month’s Third Marianas History Conference was a success. Thus said Northern Marianas Humanities Council Executive Director Scott Russell as he disclosed that nearly 300 participants attended the conference which was aimed to further understand facts about Chamorro and Carolinian cultures.  The conference featured 36 different presentations – including three keynote speech – of original research that covers a wide […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 1 comment · News
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PH President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics unfazed with his threats to setup revolutionary government

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s threat on Friday to setup a revolutionary government to protect his administration from “destabilizers” earned a lot of flak from opposition lawmakers and cause oriented groups who said that aside from being unconstitutional, his threat is the product of a paranoid mind. Liberal Party president and Senator Francisco “Kiko” Pangilinan said criticism is not tantamount to destabilization […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
A Cebu Pacific plane reportedly veered from the runway of Iloilo International Airport last Friday. Nobody was hurt. Screen shot from Facebook post of JP Janolino Peñol / Rappler.com

Iloilo International Airport to remain closed until Sunday night

ILOILO International Airport will remain closed until Sunday evening as investigators are still on site recovering the Cebu Pacific Air aircraft that overshot the runway late Friday night. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), equipment are still being flown in from Manila while investigators, including members of the Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board members, and […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 1 comment · News
PH President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to declare a revolutionary government to protect his embattled administration

PH President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to declare a revolutionary government to protect his embattled administration

FOR the nth time President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to setup a revolutionary government to protect his administration from the alleged “destabilization efforts” of his enemies, including the communist rebels, the rich and the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency. Duterte’s chilling threat to unhinge traditional democracy in the Philippines came in the heels of the recent steep dive of his public […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
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The Roman Catholic Church urges everyone to join EDSA procession for the victims of extrajudicial killings

THE Roman Catholic Church on Thursday urged the Filipino people to join in the one-kilometer procession on November 5 from EDSA Shrine to the People Power Monument to observe the start of the “healing campaign” in the country, which is plagued by death. In a statement, Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President Lingayen Archbishop Socrates Villegas invited EVERYONE […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
Filipino American youths mass up at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar St. for the annual march, which has become known as the Fil-Am Hollywood March, to seek justice for Filipino World War II veterans. The photo was taken in November 2016. Photo © Abner Galino

Filipino American youths readies for annual Hollywood march for Vets

THE Rescission Act of 1946 took away from Filipino-American veterans and their families the benefits, rights, privileges and recognition that they deserved and since then the wait for the government of the United States of America to rectify the monumental mistake has been on, 71 years now to be exact. “Justice delayed is justice denied,” said Eddy Gana , one […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Executive Action: Duterte Tells CIA ‘Kill Me or Get Out of My Country

By Sputnik News PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has accused the US Central Intelligence Agency of plotting his assassination, and not for the first time. Whether his allegations hold weight or not, the spying organization has demonstrably played a role in the slaying of numerous troublesome world leaders. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said October 12 the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) should […]

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Prinsipyo’t hindi karahasan ang dapat magbuklod sa mga kapatiran*

Prinsipyo’t hindi karahasan ang dapat magbuklod sa mga kapatiran*

NAKALULUNGKOT na ang isang kapatiran o fraternity/sorority na dapat sanang tagapagtaguyod ng kapakanan ng mga ibig maging kaanib nito ang kung minsan ay siyang nagiging daan ng kanilang kapahamakan kundi man maagang kamatayan. Ang malungkot na katotohanang ito ay nabigyang buhay na naman ng masawi ang University of Santo Tomas law student na si Horacio Castillo III sa isang initiation […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Joan Osborne’s “What if God was one of us”

A very contemporary song about faith   Music Video © YouTUBE

by Admin· · 0 comments · Featured Music
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Suspicious bag disrupts plane’s Davao flight

A CEBU Pacific flight bound for Davao on Thursday was delayed for over an hour due to the discovery of an unattended bag inside the plane causing inconvenience to its passengers. Cebu Pacific’s (CEB) Flight 5J963 was supposed to depart the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 8:30 a.m. but failed to do so because its passengers were asked to disembark […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
PH President Rodrigo Duterte slams European Union anew

PH President Rodrigo Duterte slams European Union anew

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday blasted the European Union members states anew due to their continuing criticism of his bloody anti-drugs war and dared their ambassadors to leave the country within 24 hours. Duterte made the dare five days after the independent Geneva based Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned that the Philippines could be eased out of the United Nations […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
Stop the killings, stop silencing dissent

Stop the killings, stop silencing dissent

This is the statement of a seven-member delegation of the Progressive Alliance (PA) and the Party of European Socialists (PES) that have visited Manila this week to assess the situation and to demonstrate solidarity in support for democracy in the Philippines. The delegation was hosted by Akbayan Party, a member of Progressive Alliance. The delegation includes: Konstantin Woinoff (Coordinator, Progressive Alliance), Giacomo Filibeck (Deputy […]

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Back to the PH DEA

FOLLOWING the recent steep dive of the public’s satisfaction and trust rating of President Rodrigo Duterte due to the mounting casualties of his war on drugs, the president on Thursday reluctantly relieved the Philippine National Police of its lead role in that brutal campaign and designated the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency as its replacement. While sarcastically expressing hope that he […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
PROJECT C.U.R.E. has a new home in Houston

PROJECT C.U.R.E. has a new home in Houston

THE PROJECT Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment-Houston, a non-profit humanitarian relief organization, has moved to a new and bigger distribution center in order to better facilitate its operations. To celebrate the move into its new home at 8303 Kempwood Drive, Houston, TX 77055; PROJECT C.U.R.E. will have an open house on November 2 from 5 to 8 pm. and […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
Well planned*

Well planned*

FORMER Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has genuine concern for our surroundings and the people affected by the atrocities committed by its abusers. Lopez believes that the toxic metals generated by open pit mining will continue to pollute rivers, streams and adversely affect the lives of communities. Open pits also kill the economic potential of a region, biodiversity, and possibilities of […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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US Withdraws From UNESCO – State Department

By Sputnik News THE United States has announced that it will withdraw from United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization at the end of 2018, citing a need for reform and an anti-Israel bias in the organization, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday. “On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova […]

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PH COMELEC chair Andres Bautista set to quit by year end but still impeached by the House

PHILIPPINE Commission on Elections Chair Andres Bautista on Wednesday has announced his decision to step down from his post by the year’s end as he vowed to abide by the Constitution and relevant rules regarding the impeachment process. Hours after Bautista’s announced his decision to quit, the House of Representatives votes to impeach him due to his alleged ill-gotten wealth […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
Nagpapalusot na*

Nagpapalusot na*

TILA nagpapalusot na ang administrasyong Duterte sa harap ng United Nations at pandaigdigang grupong Human Rights Watch sa pagsasabing ayon sa depinisyon ng Extrajudicial Killing na ipinalabas ng nagdaang administrasyong Aquino ay walang EJK na nagaganap sa Pilipinas. Dangan kasi ayon sa limitadong pakahulugan ng Administrative Order 35 na pinirmahan ni dating justice department secretary at ngayo’y senadora na si […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Beyond Deadlines has been viewed for more than 100,000 times since last year

Beyond Deadlines has been viewed for more than 100,000 times since last year

BEYOND Deadlines officially started its operation last February 17, 2016 in a bid to offer Filipinos an alternative news source. albeit in a much smaller scale, and initiate meaningful conversations in the hope that the ideas emerging from these dialogues would lead to the empowerment of those who truly need it — the poor, deprived and the oppressed.     […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
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A suspect in the fatal hazing of a law student back in PH

ONE of the principal suspects in the fatal hazing of University of Santo Tomas College of Law student Horacio Castillo III has returned to the country from the United States “to face the allegations and to prove his innocence.” Ralph Trangia, through his lawyer Rowell Ilagan, issued this statement shortly after he and his mother Rosemarie arrived at the Ninoy […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 1 comment · News