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Hulidap?*

Hulidap?*

MAY panibagong anggulo sa pamamaslang sa 19-anyos na si Carl Arnaiz na ibinunyag ang Public Attorneys’ Office (PAO) na pinamumunuan ni Persida Acosta. Posible umanong insidente ito ng hulidap kung saan sinusubukang kotongan ng mga tiwaling pulis ang kanilang inaresto upang hindi ito kasuhan.       Umalis si Carl sa kanilang bahay sa Cainta, Rizal noong Agosto 17 at […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Remember, O Lord, what has befallen us;
look, and see our disgrace!
(Lamentations, 5: 1)

Stop killing the poor!

  We, the Redemptorists of the Philippines composed of the Vice-Province Manila and Province of Cebu, express our outrage for the recent spate of killings in line with the government’s war on drugs. As missionaries dedicated to serving the poor and the most abandoned, we condemn the war on drugs as a war on the poor. Most of the victims […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
Twisting the definition of extrajudicial killings won’t define the bodies out of existence

Twisting the definition of extrajudicial killings won’t define the bodies out of existence

“THEY need to be accountable for these deaths.” Thus said the Human Rights Watch (HRW) Advocacy Director John Fisher on Saturday during an interview with reporters. He said the Philippine government’s refusal to acknowledge the existence of extrajudicial killings using the limited definition provided by Administrative Order 35 issued during the previous Aquino administration is “absurd.” Fisher stressed that the […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Luke Who’s Talking #76*

Luke Who’s Talking #76*

Ngayon ko lang napansin na iisa lang ang kuwento at mensahe ng mga kantang “Sana Ngayong Pasko” by Ariel Rivera, “Pasko Na Sinta Ko” by Gary V, “Christmas Wont Be The Same Without You” by Martin Nievera, “Miss Kita Kung Christmas” by Susan Fuentes at “Merry Christmas Darling” by Carpenters? Lahat sila tungkol sa Pasko ang mensahe … Pansin niyo […]

by Luke Coloco· · 0 comments · Grains of Salt
Former VP Jejomar Binay Sr. Photo © newsinfo.inquirer.net

Binay flew to Taiwan after being allowed by the anti-graft court

FORMER Vice President Jejomar Binay left for Taiwan on Monday after being allowed by the Sandiganbayan to travel abroad even as he faces multiple graft charges. Armed with a travel authorization from the anti-graft court’s 3rd Division, Binay, together with former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, and former Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) board member […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Fake News To Go

Fake News To Go

by Romulo "Jimbo" Velasquez· · 0 comments · Cartoons
Beyond Deadlines on Howdy Philippines and Pinoy Houston TV YouTube #32– “American Labor Day”

Beyond Deadlines on Howdy Philippines and Pinoy Houston TV YouTube #32– “American Labor Day”

Kindly watch Beyond Deadlines’ segment at Howdy Philippines where I will talk about the “American Labor Day” and why it is commemorated herein the United States in the month of September and May. Thanks and God bless… The Beyond Deadlines on TV/YouTube segment was produced by the Houston, Texas based Pinoy Houston TV. The TV show time is every Saturday […]

Nuke explosion Photo © Wikipedia

At least 2.1 million people could immediately die should North Korea nukes its southern neighbor and Japan*

By Sputnik News AS MANY as 2.1 million fatalities would be the cost if North Korea delivered a nuclear strike on South Korea and Japan in the event of the military scenario amid the tensions over its nuclear program. An attempt by the US to resolve the crisis militarily would be a point of no return, according to a report […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Opinions
No to war games Image © http://www.chamorro.com

Pacific islanders will continue to oppose US military live fire exercises

ENVIRONMENTALISTS and civil society movements from Saipan and Guam said they will continue to oppose the United States’ military live-firing range in Guam and Tinian due to its destructive effect on the environment and the threat it poses on endangered species. This was learned from the Zero Coalition, including members of Tinian Women’s Association; Pagan Watch, Guardian of Gani and […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Environment, News
One of Metro Manila's malls Image © philretailers.com

Metro Manila malls to open and close late

IN AN effort to alleviate the expected heavier flow of traffic during Christmas season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and mall owners and operators have agreed to start mall operations an hour before noon and close sixty minutes before midnight starting October 15 to January 15 next year. The agreement was made following a consultative meeting at the MMDA main […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
One of the many enchanting scenes of the musical Sound of Music Photo © Erickson dela Cruz

‘The Sound of Music’ in troubled times in Manila

THE Sept. 27 opening of “The Sound of Music” at The Theatre Solaire was timely, happening several days after Filipinos commemorated the horrors of martial law under then President Ferdinand Marcos. This London West End production of “The Sound of Music” overjoyed many in the audience who went to watch the Sept. 29 gala performance. At the end of the […]

Ingrato?*

Ingrato?*

ISANG bintana sa niloloob ang ginawang panunumbat ni Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa na ingrato raw mga kritiko ng war on illegal drugs dahil nakikinabang din naman daw ang mga ito sa ibinubungang “peace and order” ng kampanya ng pulisya laban sa droga. Una, lumalabas na ibig pala ng hepe ng pambansang pulisya na tumanaw ng utang […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Asin’s “Himig ng Pag-Ibig”

Asin’s “Himig ng Pag-Ibig”

An endearing love song for those who are in love or touched by it. Banal para sa akin ang kantang ito.     Music Video © YouTUBE  

by Admin· · 0 comments · Entertainment, Featured Music
Conchita Cario Morales (left) and Quezon City 1st District Rep. Vincent "Bingbong" Crisologo

QC Representative Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo to be tried before anti-graft court for PhP8M PDAF scam

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales is set to indict Quezon City Representative Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo before the Sandiganbayan for graft, malversation and falsification of public documents in connection with the Priority Development Assistance Fund. Specifically, Crisologo is to be charged with two counts each of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act), Malversation […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · News
Marilou Danley (left) and Stephen Paddock (right) Image © REUTERS/PADDOCK FAMILY/CBS NEWS

Marilou Danley tells brother: ‘I have a clean conscience’

By Agence France Presse Washington, United States — Marilou Danley, a petite 62-year-old casino hostess from the Philippines, is in the crosshairs of the FBI as the authorities seek to determine what led her boyfriend to carry out the worst mass shooting in recent US history. Danley was out of the country when Stephen Paddock rained bullets down on concert-goers […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
CCP’s NeoFilipino dance series soars on Oct. 7-8

CCP’s NeoFilipino dance series soars on Oct. 7-8

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines presents “NeoFilipino: Other Matters,” a platform where contemporary choreography becomes the process and medium of exchange that engages both artists and audiences. This year, the NeoFilipino event features five contemporary works by established choreographers JK Anicoche, Novy Bereber, Christine Crame, Ma. Elena Laniog, and Ernest Mandap. The event is to be featured on Oct. […]

Go through the eye of a needle*

Go through the eye of a needle*

THE controversial issue on whether or not to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has continued to divide the people. Perhaps some sectors should open their minds on the subject now that even the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has given its support to allow the medical use of marijuana provided that safeguards are taken.       […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Itanghal ang batas at maging tunay na pinunong bayan

Itanghal ang batas at maging tunay na pinunong bayan

MAINIT ang pagtatalo ng mga miron kung tama ba o mali na hindi pansinin ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang gagawing imbestigasyon ng Tanggapan ng Ombudsman kaugnay sa diumano ay kahina-hinalang ugat ng yaman ng kanyang pamilya. May nagsasabi na dahil “bias” ang magiging imbestigasyon ng Ombudsman ay marapat lamang na hindi ito pansinin ni Duterte. Tama lang daw, anya nila, […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
Italian opera ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

Italian opera ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ at the Cultural Center of the Philippines

THE Italian opera “L’Elisir d’Amore” by Gaetano Donizetti will have two shows at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Oct. 7-8 as part of the festivities marking the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Italy and the Philippines and to raise funds for the construction of the San Pablo Apostol Parish church in Tondo, Manila. Organizers announced that […]

Girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter was in the PH at the time of shooting

Girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter was in the PH at the time of shooting

PHILIPPINE immigration authorities on Wednesday have confirmed that Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, was in the country and left for the United States on Tuesday. Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Division chief Red Marinas said the 62-year old Danley boarded the 9 pm. Philippine Airlines flight PR102 bound for Los Angeles. He also said that […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News