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FEU short film “Pua Iyam” goes abroad after local wins

By Seymour Barros Sanchez AN award-winning short film from Far Eastern University will be screened as part of the Diwa Filipino Film Showcase at Seattle Center Armory Loft 1 in the United States on June 2 and will compete a week later at the nine-day ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival in China. “Pua Iyam” (Coming Out), a film about a Filipino-Chinese student […]

QC Chief Inquest Prosecutor Rogelio Velasco. Image © Philippine Star

IBP condemns the slaying of QC chief inquest prosecutor

The video in this article contains sensitive materials. Viewers discretion is advised. THE national group of lawyers in the Philippines yesterday condemned the slaying of Quezon City Prosecutor Rogelio Velasco by gunmen as it appeal to the Philippine National Police to “do their jobs and hold to account the perpetrators” of the incident. “We express outrage over the impunity by […]

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Filipino veteran leader Franco Arcebal shares a light moment with Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) President Fernandico Gonong. Photo © Pol Joaquin

8 living Filipino veterans,15 others get US Congressional Gold Medal

By Abner Galino EIGHT living and 15 representatives of deceased Filipino World War II veterans received the United States Congressional Gold Medals in a momentous occasion Wednesday at the Filipino Cultural Center at the Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles. The awarding of the highest civilian award medals was officiated by retired United States Army Major General Antonio Taguba, chairman of […]

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Healthcare privatization row in Saipan comes out in the open (4)

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE row between the two primary health institutions in Saipan is worsening with one group now accusing the other of shutting them off from their patients. This after Kagman Community Health Center (KCHC) board member Matthew Gregorio accused CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muña of locking them out of the KCHC building. He said the KCHC […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Health, News


SA WAKAS ay nagtagumpay ang mga pagsisikap ng mga opisyal ng Pilipinas upang maprotektahan ang mga overseas Filipino worker sa Kuwait. Nakahinga nang maluwag ang mga mangggagawa ng lagdaan ng Pilipinas at Kuwait ang memorandum of agreement nitong nagdaang Biyernes na nagbibigay ng karagdagang proteksyon sa mga OFW. Dapat purihin si President Rodrigo Duterte, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary […]

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Iran Deal Crisis Leaves Transatlantic Alliance in Tatters*

By Sputnik News / John Wight** THE prospect of German, French and British companies being hit with US sanctions in the wake of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal carries with it an element of poetic justice. (Read More: Over the past few years each of the aforementioned governments have been slavish in their support for sanctions against Russia, and therefore now that […]

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Beyond Deadlines Entertainment and Culture writer Seymour Barros Sanchez

Navotas preparing for the upcoming 3rd Navoteño Film Festival

By Seymour Barros Sanchez THE Navotas City government has started to prepare aspiring film makers with a seminar workshop on how to shoot narrative fiction entries. The workshop, which was organized through the Navotas City government Public Information Office, was facilitated by advocacy filmmaker and educator Seymour Barros Sanchez. The brief course aims to prepare the participants for the 3rd […]

The Multiple School Units from the CNMI Public School Sytem, comprising of the cadets from Kagman High School, Saipan Southern High School and Tinian High School. Image © PSS

CNMI won the championship in the Golden Bear National Drill Meet in Torrance, California

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE schools from the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System won and took home the championship and sweepstakes trophies in last month’s Golden Bear National Drill Meet in Torrance, California, it was learned yesterday. The CNMI team, which is comprised by Junior Reserved Officers Training Corps (JROTC) battalions from Saipan Southern High School, Kagman […]

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Why is China Risking a Major War with the US in the South China Sea?*

Why is China Risking a Major War with the US in the South China Sea?*

May 14, 2018 Why is China risking a major war, even a nuclear one, by deploying cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts? The US have warned that there will be consequences with this move by China. If the US launch a pre-emptive strike on these island outposts using its stealth bombers with JASSMs, China will surely retaliate against US […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Luke Who’s Talking #97*

Luke Who’s Talking #97*

“Bakit kaya di pinayagan ng Comelec ang Ginebra na makilahok sa halalang pang Barangay?”                 *Ang mga pananaw sa artikulong ito ay sa sumulat.  Maaring hindi ito ang opisyal na posisyon ng Beyond Deadlines. 

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Protests against the US embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba at the Israel-Gaza border on May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem / Reuters

Israelis kill 37 Gaza protesters ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem

By RT News THIRTY-seven Palestinian protesters have been killed by Israeli fire during demonstrations ahead of the US embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said Monday. More than 1,600 protesters have been injured in Gaza so far on what has been the most violent day of the six week long Great March of Return. Those wounded on Monday […]

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I-ACT to run after vehicles ferrying flying voters on barangay elections day

THE Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) said it will be on the lookout for colorum vehicles ferrying “hakot” and flying voters for Monday’s Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. Department of Transportation (DoTr) Undersecretary and I-ACT head Tim Orbos, said the move is also in line with transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade’s desire to give the public safe and comfortable travel especially […]

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Hopwood Middle School's current and new members of the National Junior Honor Society.

21 students from Saipan join the prestigious National Junior Honor Society

By Lori Lyn Lirio TWENTY-ONE students from a middle school in Saipan were inducted as new members of the prestigious National Junior Honor Society, it was learned yesterday. According to Rizalina Liwag, principal of Hopwood Middle School, all of the inductees are students of HMS. This brought to 42 the number of its students who are NJHS members. The NJHS […]

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Religious groups unite in an annual congregation

By Benjie Lim Vergara FOUR religious groups joined hands in service to express love of God through prayers and singing the Gospel to encourage everyone to embrace the word of God. Dubbed as “May Nagmamahal Saýo” (There’s Someone Who Loves You), the event was held at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City Saturday. Hundreds of devotees from Verbo of God […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Plastic balloon blowing kits. Image © EcoWaste Coalition

Environmentalists calls for a total ban of plastic balloon blowing kits in PH

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Philippine Food and Drug Administration’s warning against plastic balloon blowing kits is not enough, a total ban should be implemented to protect children from its adverse health effects. EcoWaste Coalition Chemical Safety Campaigner Thony Dizon said “the FDA’s public health warning on plastic balloon blowing kits is very important but not enough to protect […]

Ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes AP Sereno. Image © AP Photo / Bullit Marquez

Duterte Gains Control of All Branches of Philippine Gov’t After Firing Top Judge

By Sputnik News THE Philippine Supreme Court has removed its top judge – a longtime critic of the country’s President Rodrigo Duterte – as Manila’s increasingly belligerent leader moves to consolidates power in all branches of government. Following demands from the executive branch, Manila’s Supreme Court voted Friday to remove the nation’s top judge — appointed by the previous administration — labeled an “enemy” by Duterte […]

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QC Mayor Herbert Bautista (left) in his military reservist officer's uniform and Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado. Image © QC PAISO

QC to help the military expand

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to provide a base of expansion for the military when the necessity arises. According to Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, AFP commander of Joint Task Force – NCR, said that the agreement is a significant milestone and cooperation […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
It took a master one year to finish his winning sculpture

It took a master one year to finish his winning sculpture

By Lori Lyn Lirio NICK N. Klewei’s ‘Turtle and Octopus’ wood carving won the Best of Show in the Bridge Capital’s 8th annual Art Competition at the Flame Tree Arts Festival. This is the first time Kwelei won the Best of Show but it is his fourth win in the competition. In 2017, he won first place in the Wood […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Feature Story
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Full text of the Philippine Supreme Court’s decision on the quo warranto petition against former Chief justice Maria Lourdes PA Sereno

To all who are interested to read the full text of the  Philippine Supreme Court’s decision on the quo warranto petition against former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes PA Sereno, kindly go to this link: The SC Decision:  Dissenting opinions: Concurring and dissenting opinions: Concurring opinion: Separate Concurring: Separate Opinion:

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PH national group of lawyers urges high tribunal to reverse itself on CJ Sereno’s ouster

THE Integrated Bar of the Philippines, in a statement released to the media Friday, called on the members of the high tribunal to reverse its decision on ousting Chief Justice Maria lourdes PA Sereno. “We are awaiting official receipt of the decision of the Supreme Court in Republic vs. Sereno, with an eye towards seeking its  reconsideration or reversal,” the IBP, through […]

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Hindi na dapat maulit*

Hindi na dapat maulit*

ANG kahihiyan na inabot natin sa Kuwait ay hindi na dapat maulit. Dapat na nating itigil ang pagluluwas ng lakas paggawa sa mundo. Humanap na tayo ng ibang paraan kung paano mapatatakbo ang ekonomiya ng bansa na hindi umaasa sa remittances ng mga Overseas Filipino Workers. Dapat nang seryosohin ng pamahalaan ang pagtatayo ng mga mabibigat at magagaan na industriya, […]

Liljohn | Jonas | Shernan | Lhipkram | Mzhayt  — “Kami ang 3gs”

Liljohn | Jonas | Shernan | Lhipkram | Mzhayt — “Kami ang 3gs”

                    Para maiba naman…alternative hiphop   Music Video © YouTUBE  

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Former SC CJ Maria Lourdes PA Sereno. Image ©

The Supreme Court of the Philippines ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from the high tribunal

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Philippine Supreme Court in an unprecedented and historic move on Friday ousted its own chief justice, Maria Lourdes PA Sereno, after it granted the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida. In an en banc decision, eight Supreme Court Justices – Associate Justices Teresita Leonardo De Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Samuel […]

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Starlet nalambat sa anti-illegal drugs operation sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario UMABOT sa 260 na pinaghihinalaang sugapa sa bawal na gamot ang nadakip ng mga tauhan ng Quezon City Police District sa loob ng dalawang linggo nitong kampanya para masawata ang salot na droga sa lungsod. Ayon kay Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Police Chief Superintendent Joselito T Esquivel Jr., dinakip mula sa iba’t ibang lugar ng […]

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QC urges barangay and SK candidates to undergo drug testing

By Nelson Flores, Ll.B., MSCK THE Quezon City Council has passed a resolution encouraging all candidates in the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to take the initiative to undergo voluntary drug testing and include an anti-illegal drugs platform in their campaign. This after the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency bared the names of more than 200 barangay chieftains and kagawad […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News