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Kano naaktuhan umano ng mga pulis habang nagdodroga sa QC

Ni Santiago Celario SHOOT sa kulungan ang isang Amerikano at lima pang iba pa matapos mahuli habang nasa akto umano ng pagsinghot methamphetamine hydrochloride o shabu sa Quezon City nitong Biyernes ng gabi. Kinilala ng pulisya ang mga nadakip bilang sina George Purnell, 40, ng Yorkshire, Pennsylvania, U.S.A, at kasalukuyan naninirahan sa Barangay Santo Cristo, Bago Bantay, QC; Maricris Jacinto, […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
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The Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System is financially sound

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System is in a sound financial footing. According to Burger, Comer, Magliari LLC (BCM) accounting partner David Burger, the PSS has strong financial statement for FY2016-2017. In his recent presentation at the Board of Education, Burger said the increase in supplemental appropriations from the CNMI government and federal […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · News
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PH envoys, local officials discuss programs to uplift welfare of Filipinos in Alberta

By Rodolfo Andal PHILIPPINE diplomatic officials in Canada met with ranking government officials to discuss ways to advance the welfare of the Filipino diaspora in Alberta. Ambassador to Canada Petronila P. Garcia and Consul General in Calgary Gilberto G.B. Asuque  called on Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman at her office in the Alberta Legislature Building, where they […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Confraternitas Justitiae, A Primer*

Confraternitas Justitiae, A Primer*

THE founding of Confraternitas Justitiae was a response to the clamor of Adamson Law School students for a fraternal organization that would address the legal, cultural, political and social issues within the Adamson Law school campus in particular and Philippine society in general. On July 5, 1993 at the front lawn of the historic National Press Club of the Philippines […]

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Ultra comfy plane to serve Manila-Sapporo route starting September- PAL

Benjie Lim Vergara THE Philippine Airlines is set to use its new ultra comfortable Airbus A321neo Aircraft for its Manila-Sapporo route come September 10 this year. PAL president and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista said “on our flights to Sapporo, PAL passengers can expect an ultra-comfortable travel experience with the improved cabin and seat features of our new airbus […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News, Travel
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 070618

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Traffic Advisory 070618

DPWH to Conduct Weekend Road Reblocking The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake road reblocking and repairs starting 11 p.m. tonight (July 6) until July 9, at the following areas:  SOUTHBOUND: 1.    EDSA from Arayat St. to Ignacio Diaz (4th lane from the sidewalk) 2.    EDSA infront of Francesca Tower to after Sct. Borromeo (3rd lane from the center island) 3.    Nagtahan […]

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The Continental Miss Philippines America candidates during their presentation at the James Irvine Japanese Garden in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo by Phillip Ner

Continental Miss Philippines America presents 2018 candidates

By Abner Galino THE Continental Miss Philippines America has presented its final line up of candidates for its 2018 competition during a simple ceremony at the James Irvine Japanese Garden in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. The event was graced by Janicel Lubina, who was Binibining Pilipinas 2015 and Miss World Philippines 1st runner up in 2013. The candidates are […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Events, News
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“I never take credit for government relief goods” – SAP Christopher “Bong” Go

By Rodolfo Andal THE Special Assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte, Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go on Thursday denied claiming credit for the relief goods sent to fire victims in Sampaloc last Sunday. Go said it has never been his and President Rodrigo Duterte’s practice to flaunt their names when giving aid. He stressed, “Di po namin ugali ni Presidente na ilagay […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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12th annual Santa Monica 4th of July parade draws big crowd

By Abner Galino THOUSANDS of of people came out and cheered for the participants of the 12th Santa Monica 4th of July parade. The parade, organized by the Ocean Park Association (OPA) under the theme: “Bringing Communities Together,” also drew hundreds of participants. School children, boy and girl scouts, students, teachers, sports teams, senior citizens, government employees, activists, musicians, artists, […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Events, News
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K-9 unit facility itatayo ng PH DEA

Ni Santiago Celario MAGTATAYO ang Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency ng tinatayang aabot sa halagang PhP21 milyon na Kennel Facility sa San Jose del Monte City, sa Bulacan kung saan sasanayin ang mga piling aso para makatulong sa ahensya sa ginagawa nitong pagsugpo ng illegal na droga sa bansa. Ito ang napagalaman kamakailan sa isang ground breaking ceremony sa pangunguna ni […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Events, News
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QC releases ‘healthy menu’ for schools

THE Quezon City Health Department has released a list of allowed and prohibited foods to be sold in public and private schools in accordance with City Ordinance 2579-2017, also known as the QC Anti-junk food and sugary drinks ordinance of 2017. The ordinance states that canteens in public and private elementary and high schools, as well as preparatory schools, and […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Health, News
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SAIPAN’s Board of Education threatens to sue CNMI

By Lori Lyn Lirio SAIPAN’s Board of Education threatens to file a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands should Speaker Ralph Demapan and the members of the local legislature fail to take part in filing the certified question on or before the end of this month. The board has been contemplating on filing certified question to the Supreme […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · News
IMMIGRATION activists in Los Angeles are currently “occupying” the sidewalk on the north side of the Federal building at Los Angeles Street in downtown Los Angeles. The building houses the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USIS). The protest is particularly directed against the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE). The “occupation is ongoing” as the activists vowed to stay in the area as “long as the violence and injustice perpetrated by ICE agents continue.” Protesters are occupying Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities across the country. They were inspired by a Portland protest that resulted in the indefinite shutdown of an ICE detention center on Wednesday. Photo © Abner Galino

Occupy ICE

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by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, Events, News
Unfulfilled promises*

Unfulfilled promises*

I OFTEN hear people say promises are made to be broken and lies are meant to be kept. It is true that most, not all, people fail to fulfill their vows one time too many. Even the country’s president is no exception. In his two years in office, President Duterte made several promises that he failed to fulfill. Leading the […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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PhP139 billion worth of projects ready for PH Air Force modernization

By Rodolfo Andal PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday highlighted the importance of investing in strategies and technologies in order to allow government forces to perform their duties effectively. Speaking during the founding anniversary of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City, Duterte congratulated the air arm of the Armed Forces as it celebrates 71 […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Mananatiling bawal ang ‘open pit mining’ – DENR

Ni Santiago Celario MANININDIGAN ang Department of Environment and Natural Resources na mananatiling bawal ang “open pit mining” dahil nakasisira ito sa kalikasan. Ito ang napagalaman ng mga mamamahayag mula kay DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu sa isang panayam nitong Miyerkoles, habang ginaganap ang ika-31 taon na paggunita ng kagawaran sa pagkatatag nito. Idiniin niya na walang pinayagan ang DENR na […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Environment, News
NBC’s “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” in 2017. (Craig Blankenhorn/NBC)

The Fourth of July

By Nelson Flores THE Fourth of July is a very important holiday in the United States, probably more important than Christmas and definitely much more observed than Holy Week, as it is when its independence from the British crown came into being. The 4th of July  became a federal holiday in 1941 although it has been celebrated since the 18th […]

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QC to buy residential land for poor city residents

THE Quezon City government is set to acquire residential land for poor city residents. This was learned shortly after the City Council authorized Mayor Herbert M. Bautista to acquire parcels of land through negotiated sale in Novaliches for the expansion and development of Bistekville 12 and 28. City Resolutions 7387-2018 and 7391-2018, introduced by Councilor Godofredo T. Liban II, states […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · News
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CNMI and other Medicare card holders will be now protected from scammers

By Lori Lyn Lirio COMMONWEALTH of Northern Mariana Islands and other medicare card holders from Hawaii and the US mainland will now be protected from scams as the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS has started distributing new scam and fraud-proof Medicare cards to their members. According to Nicole Black, CMS Seattle regional office press secretary, said they […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · News
Ang Kapatiran*

Ang Kapatiran*

BUKAS ay ang ika-25 taon na pagkatatag ng Confraternitas Justitiae, dating Knights of the Fraternal Order of Justice, isang progresibong Kapatiran ng mga mag-aaral ng batas sa Adamson University. Naalala ko pa kung sino-sino ang mga dumalo sa pulong ng gabing iyon sa harap ng National Press Club. Nagharap-harap kami nina Kapatid na Rolando Calara, Mario Cleto Claris, Lyndon John […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
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Malacanang to investigate murder of Tanauan City Mayor

By Rodolfo Andal MALACAÑANG on Tuesday assured the public that it will conduct a thorough investigation of the assassination of Tanauan city Mayor Antonio Halili while attending the regular morning flag raising ceremony Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr., in a press briefing, said the palace will leave “no stone unturned” in the investigation stressing that they “are discharging the […]

by Rodolfo Andal· · 0 comments · News
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Australia Boomers flew out of Manila

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE members of Australia Boomers, the Australian National Men’s Basketball Team, who were recently involved in a brawl with Gilas Pilipinas left for Australia, Tuesday afternoon assisted by the staff members of the Australian Embassy and under tight security. Ninoy Aquino International Airport security personnel made sure that no one would get near the Australian cagers […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Peerlink leader project coordinator Robyn Priest discusses training and technical assistance with Community Guidance Center staff in their office at TSL Building in Garapan on Thursday. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

CNMI Blue Ribbon Action Team brings back recovery support to community

By Lori Lyn Lirio THE Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Island Blue Ribbon Action Team will renew its assistance to troubled people. This was learned after the CNMI, through the support of the Community Guidance Center, announced that it is bringing back recovery support to the community with clear action plans to assist people who have alcohol or drug abuse and […]

by Lori Lyn Lirio· · 0 comments · Health, News
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Crime rate sa Metro Manila bumaba- NCRPO

Ni Santiago Celario IPINAGMALAKI ng National Capital Region Police Office na bumaba ang crime rate sa Metro Manila at ito’y dahil sa pitong ‘factors,’ kabilang ang war on drugs ng pamahalaan. Ayon kay NCRPO Director Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, bumaba ang crime rate ng 25 porsyento sa unang anim na buwan ng 2018, kumpara sa kaparehong panahon noong […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
Council member O’farrel announces renovations in Filipinotown

Council member O’farrel announces renovations in Filipinotown

By Abner Galino LOS Angeles City District 13 Council member Mitch O’farrel has recently announced important renovations in the historic Filipinotown. During a recent meeting with leaders of the Filipino American community at the Silver Lake Medical Center in the historic Filipinotown, O’farrel reported that money has been allotted for the restoration of two important murals in the area, among […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News