TODAY'S HEADLINES

WATCH | NBI expands probe of Korean bizman's kidnap-murder Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 12:02 AM | JV Arcena, News | InterAksyon.com

'Bang! Bang! You're dead': Bishop Bacani hits 'merciless ways' vs drug addicts Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 7:43 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

WATCH | Somos o no somos? | LP members dared to yield majority perks and act as opposition Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 11:25 PM | MaeAnne Los Baños, News5 | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

Xi portrays China as global leader, warns vs isolationism on eve of Trump era Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 6:48 AM | Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

CIA posts 12M pages of declassified records online Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 6:17 AM | InterAksyon.com

More than 200 Chinese nabbed in Clark dragnet deported - BI Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 10:32 AM | Ferdinand G. Patinio, Philippine News Agency

SKorean govt demands justice for businessman killed by PH police in fake drug raid Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 3:02 PM | Ayee Macaraig, Agence France-Presse Philippine police kidnapped and murdered a South Korean businessman, then led his wife to believe he was alive for months to extort money from her, authorities said Wednesday. South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se demanded answers after getting a phone call from Foreign Secretary Yasay.

WATCH | Landslide buries 10 vehicles in Cebu City Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 8:42 PM | Jinky Rosit, News5 At least 10 vehicles parked along a highway in Barangay Busay, Cebu City were crushed and partially buried in mud after a portion of a retaining wall collapsed during a landslide that occurred at past 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

WATCH | Duterte meets with leaders of big business Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 6:37 AM | Maricel Halili, News5 President Rodrigo Duterte met with leaders of big business including TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, Hans Sy and Jaime Zobel de Ayala over dinner at the Malacanang Palace on Tuesday.


BUSINESS NEWS

Makati extends deadline of tax payments, filing of applications for renewal of permits Makati extends deadline of tax payments, filing of applications for renewal of permits The Makati City Council has passed an ordinance extending the deadline of payment of taxes and fees without penalties or surcharges up to January 31,…

PSEi ends five-day slide, peso remains intact PSEi ends five-day slide, peso remains intact US President-elect Donald Trump’s comment that the greenback is “too strong” ended the Philippine Stock Exchange index’s (PSEI) five straight days of decline, as the…

WATCH | Construction of LRT-MRT common station starts Dec. 2017 WATCH | Construction of LRT-MRT common station starts Dec. 2017 After being stalled for several years, the construction of a common station that will connect the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Metro Rail Transit…

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WATCH | NBI expands probe of Korean bizman's kidnap-murder Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 12:02 AM | JV Arcena, News | InterAksyon.com The NBI broke the bad news to the wife of of Korean businessman Ji Ick-joo on Wednesday: that he was killed the same day he was abducted by a police-led ring on Oct. 18, 2016. The bureau had no answers to the widow's question: how could they do this to a good man?

Broken vows dim chances of extending unilateral ceasefire, forging bilateral ceasefire - Reds Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 7:56 AM | InterAksyon.com Communist rebels said several issues, including the continued detention of hundreds of political prisoners and the mounting toll of the war on drugs, have made the extension of their unilateral ceasefire 'untenable' and dimmed prospects for forging a bilateral ceasefire with government.

In House panel's Traffic Crisis Act, only SC may stop projects, opening of private villages Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 4:12 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The House Committee on Transportation has approved the proposed Traffic Crisis Act, which is being eyed to address the traffic woes in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao cities.

WATCH | Somos o no somos? | LP members dared to yield majority perks and act as opposition Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 11:25 PM| MaeAnne Los Baños, News5 | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com A day after a near-brawl over who should investigate corruption at the Bureau of Immigration, tension again filled the Senate on Wednesday, as some members demanded that Liberal Party senators leave the majority and stop enjoying its perks while sounding like the opposition.

CIA posts 12M pages of declassified records online Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 6:17 AM| InterAksyon.com The Central Intelligence Agency has made available online the largest collection of declassified CIA records, calling it part of a commitment to boost accessibility to records previously available to the public only at the National Archives in Maryland.

House to press passage of comprehensive tax bill Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 12:38 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Notwithstanding public criticism, the House of Representatives will push the passage of a comprehensive tax bill that will increase the excise taxes on petroleum products and automobiles, but would lower personal income taxes.

WATCH | Construction of LRT-MRT common station starts Dec. 2017 Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 7:11 PM| Aerol B. Patena, Philippines News Agency | Gerard dela Peña, News5 After being stalled for several years, the construction of a common station that will connect the Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) will start in December 2017.

Palace reporters to Andanar: Stop bad habit of blaming media for Duterte's loose lips Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 10:48 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Communications Secretary Martin Andanar came under fire anew, this time from the members of the press corps covering the daily activities of the chief executive, for accusing the media of misreporting the statements of President Rodrigo Duterte on martial law.

 
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