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Breast cancer, leading cancer incidence in the CNMI – Commonwealth Cancer Association

By Lori Lyn Lirio BREAST cancer is the leading cancer incidence in the CNMI, according to Commonwealth Cancer Association Board President Bo Palacios. Nationally, Palacios said, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer of death in women and the chance of invasive breast cancer in a woman’s life is about one in eight. He added that according to […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 1 comment · Health
Learning to love really is the best way to discover the abundant life that Jesus offers

Learning to love really is the best way to discover the abundant life that Jesus offers

NOT much introduction is needed for this week’s Lectionary. It’s all about love for God and love for neighbor. Whether I explore this through Jesus’ conversation with the legal expert or through Ruth’s commitment to Naomi, the message remains the same: if I am seeking life, I must go by the way of love. The two themes that come together […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Word from the East
Alfonso Armada

Spanish writer to discuss relations between literature, journalism

By Seymour Barros Sanchez SPANISH writer Alfonso Armada on Tuesday will conduct a talk in Manila for the “Encuentros en la literature” (Encounters in Literature) program organized by Instituto Cervantes, with the collaboration of the Embassy of Spain and the Philippine Chapter of the PEN Club. Entitled “The Only Limit Between Journalism and Literature is… Truth” and to be delivered […]

by Seymour Barros Sanchez· · 0 comments · Events
More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

EVERYDAY around 93 percent of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air. A new WHO report on Air […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
UE CFAD docu vies in Romanian film fest

UE CFAD docu vies in Romanian film fest

By Seymour Barros Sanchez A DOCUMENTARY which focuses on the daily routine of hypebeasts will compete at the 17th Hyperfest International Student Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania from November 2 to 11. How the Beasts Got Hyped, a film by Elvin Jay Macanlalay, Bryan Marticio and Mars Sanchez, is about people who are “beasts” (obsessed) about the “hype” (in fashion), […]

by Seymour Barros Sanchez· · 0 comments · Entertainment
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OFW who killed Arab employer in self defense is back home

By Benjamin Lim Vergara JENNIFER Dalquez the overseas Filipino worker who was acquitted for killing her employer four years ago in the United Arab Emirates returned home Friday. Arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Philippine Airlines flight PR657 from Abu Dhabi, Dalaquez was reunited with her parents Rajima Hamid and Abdul Hamid and met by Department of […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Oversupply of drugs?*

Oversupply of drugs?*

HAVE you ever wondered why there seems to be a never-ending supply of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu in Metro Manila nowadays? And why are we seeing news reports of large volumes of the illegal drug worth millions of pesos getting seized from several suspected pushers and carriers? Is it possible that some personnel from the government’s anti-drug agencies who are […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Terminal fee hike for NAIA set next year

Terminal fee hike for NAIA set next year

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Manila International Airport Authority has increased the international and domestic flights terminal fee to enable the country’s premier airport to cope with the rising cost of operations and improvements. This after the MIAA board decided to approve the minimal fee increase following public hearings. MIAA general manager Ed Monreal said the terminal fee adjustment would […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Mga salamisim 15*

Mga salamisim 15*

NGAYONG araw na ito ang kinikilala ng mga protestante bilang ika 501 anibersaryo ng umpisa kanilang kilusan upang magkaroon ng pagbabago sa Simbahang Romano, isang kilusan na ngayon ay mas kilala sa tawag na protestante o protestantinismo. Sa petsang ito noong 1517, ipinaskil ng paring Romano na si Martin Luther sa pintuan ng All Saint’s Church sa Wittenberg ang kanyang […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
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The changing airscape: What’s killing the region’s major airline?

By Mar-Vic Cagurangan THE daily bustle and large crowd of visitors at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport are reflective of Guam’s currently robust tourism — a volatile industry that drives the island’s economy. Monthly reports from the Guam Visitors Bureau reinforces the industry’s optimism. According to the latest GVB report, Guam achieved its second-best fiscal year with 1.52 million […]

by Mar-Vic Cagurangan· · 0 comments · Business, News
‘Laban o Bawi’*

‘Laban o Bawi’*

KUNG naaalala ninyo ang sikat na larong “Laban o Bawi” na kontes noon sa isang noontime show sa telebisyon ay maihahalintulad ito sa nangyayari sa kasalukuyan sa usapang pangkapayapaan sa pagitan ng gobyerno at ng mga puwersang komunista. Ilang ulit nang nagalit si President Duterte at tinuldukan ang peace negotiations sa mga kasapi ng Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Strong typhoon batters Northern Luzon

STRONG Typhoon Yutu battered the northern Philippines on Tuesday, and officials were hopeful that successful evacuations would help avoid a repeat of the death and destruction wrought by a powerful storm last month, AP reports. More than 10,000 villagers moved to safety in the Philippines’ northern provinces before Yutu hit. The typhoon slammed into Dinapigue town in northeastern Isabela province […]

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Ghanaian held at NAIA over fake Canadian visa

Ghanaian held at NAIA over fake Canadian visa

By Benjamin Lim Vergara IMMIGRATION authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport foiled an attempt by a foreign national to use the Philippines as jump-off point to Canada, it was reported today. Abdul Wahab Issah, 36, was apprehended at the NAIA terminal 2 on October 21 after officers of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) discovered a fake Canadian visa on […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
FEU short films win in Pangasinan

FEU short films win in Pangasinan

By Seymour Barros Sanchez   TWO student projects from Far Eastern University recently brought home Urduja Film Festival trophies during the 5th UFF awards night at Sison Auditorium in Lingayen, Pangasinan. Madison, directed by Jesus Singh, won the Best Sound and Musical Score award for Jeff Hernandez while Estrella, helmed by April Jelen Tan, bagged Best Supporting Actress for Bellatrix […]

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Rico J. Puno dead @ 65

By PDI View this post on Instagram I am seized with deep emotional shock when I found out that our OPM King – Kuya Rico J. Puno has passed away this morning (manila time). Numbed with grief, I would like to call on all entertainers in the OPM Industry as well as his worldwide fans to stop for a moment […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment, News
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Hate crimes continue to rise in LA County

THE Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) has reported that data on hate crimes in Los Angeles County in 2017 showed a five percent increase from the previous year. The LACCHR report said there were 508 hate crimes reported in the County in 2017. For the past four years, hate crimes have been trending upwards and there has […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
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Duterte puts customs under military control over failure to stop drug shipments

By RT PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte put the Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control after two large shipments of illegal drugs slipped past the agency through the port of Manila. (Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/10/23/pdea-stands-behind-it-accuracy-on-impurity-profiling-of-seized-drug-evidence/) Duterte made the announcement late Sunday in Davao City before an audience that included visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The president cited “a state of lawlessness” […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
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Groups Campaign for Clean and Waste-Free Observance of Undas

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, has again appealed to the public to show respect for the dead by properly taking care of their waste as millions are set to visit the cemeteries next week in twin observance of All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day. Together with Caritas Kalookan, the coalition issued the plea Saturday as […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
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MMDA holds solid waste management forums for Barangay chiefs

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has been holding a series of forums to enjoin Metro Manila barangay chairmen to step up their campaign against garbage, the major cause of flooding in the metropolis. The forum, dubbed “Lodi Ko si Kap Sa Kaayusan, Kalinisan at Pagbabawas ng Basura sa Barangay,” calls on barangay chairmen in Metro Manila to strictly enforce […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment, Health, News
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Marijuana now legal in CNMI but will be kept out of public schools to ensure fed funding

By Lori Lyn Lirio ALTHOUGH now legal in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the CNMI-Public School System will still maintain its old policy of prohibiting marijuana in schools. Thus stressed Interim Commissioner Glenn Muña saying they need to maintain a drug-free campus to ensure federal funding. “That is something we cannot afford to lose [federal funds],” Muña said, adding […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · News
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LA County Beach Commission endorses Measure W

THE Los Angeles County Beach Commission has voted on Wednesday to support Measure W, a November ballot proposal that Commissioners said would help protect the County’s iconic beaches from trash and contaminants after rainfall. The Commission voted unanimously to support the “Los Angeles Region’s Public Health and Safe, Clean Water Program,” a property tax assessment that would generate $300 million […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Environment, News
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Taguig hospital upgrades equipment

By Benjamin Lim Vergara TAGUIG City residents need not to go to private hospitals to avail high-quality healthcare service. This after city residents were assured that the “probinsyudad” is not left behind when it comes to high-quality innovations and modern upgrades in healthcare following the recent installation by the city-run Taguig Pateros District Hospital (TPDH) of brand new medical equipment […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · Health, News
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10 early voting sites open on two weekends before Nov. 6 elections

LOS Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan has reminded voters they can vote early on the two weekends before the November 6 general elections. There will be 10 sites available for voters to cast their ballots early on this weekend (Oct. 27-28) and the weekend before Election Day (Nov. 3-4), according to Logan. Early voting is already underway at […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
What do you want me to do for you?

What do you want me to do for you?

I AM often ask if I am a US citizen and/or Filipino. I would jokingly reply that I have a third citizenship and it is not from this earth and they would all be laughing. But there is a truth in those words, if only we have the eyes to see. I am an inhabitant of this earth but on […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Word from the East
War Scenario in the Middle East and Beyond: Part I*

War Scenario in the Middle East and Beyond: Part I*

SEVERAL key motivations are prompting the US to wage war in Iran and beyond. The first of these was described in my last article in my last column. In order to preserve and strengthen US world dominance as the sole superpower, the US needs to gain physical control of the Eurasian “Heartland” that Sir Halford Mackinder theorized as the key […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions