TODAY'S HEADLINES

Cop killed, another wounded in San Diego, California Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 7:49 AM | Mike Blake, Reuters

Hackers hit Vietnam airports with South China Sea messages Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 11:43 PM | Mai Nguyen, Reuters

WATCH | Quiapo road rage murder suspect Tanto captured in Masbate - AFP Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 12:49 PM | InterAksyon.com | Kaye Imson, News5 (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Army reservist Vhon Martin Tanto, the suspect in the road rage murder of cyclist Mark Vincente Garalde in Quiapo Monday night, was captured in Masbate Friday morning, the military said

WATCH | Duterte prefers Con-Ass to Con-Con - Speaker Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 6:43 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon | JV Arcena, News5 In consideration of budgetary constraints, the preference of President Rodrigo Duterte is for Congress to convene as a constituent assembly for the purpose of amending the 1987 Constitution and pave the way toward a federal form of government.

Duterte's eagerness for federal govt, not budget, reason for con-ass - Budget's Diokno Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 11:38 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com President Rodrigo Duterte's eagerness to put in place a federal system of government, more than worries about the budget needed, prodded him to choose for a constituent assembly rather than the constitution convention he earlier championed, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Friday.


BUSINESS NEWS

SWS SURVEY | Filipinos’ optimism on quality of life, economy hits new record highs SWS SURVEY | Filipinos’ optimism on quality of life, economy hits new record highs Filipinos’ optimism about the quality of their lives and the economy reached new record highs during the second quarter of 2016, the private polling firm…

POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to four ‘broke’ Saudi firms POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to four ‘broke’ Saudi firms The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the deployment of newly-hired and returning workers to four companies suffering financial problems in Saudi Arabia.

MPIC acquires Marikina hospital for P993.4 M MPIC acquires Marikina hospital for P993.4 M Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. (MPHHI), the healthcare holding company of listed conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), on Friday completed the acquisition of 93-percent…

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WATCH | Duterte gives NPA Saturday deadline to declare own truce Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 1:42 AM | Lilian C. Mellejor, Philippines News Agency | Maricel Halili, News5 President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday gave the communist New People's Army (NPA) a Saturday afternoon deadline to also declare a truce after a rebel attack on militiamen on Wednesday, two days following the Chief Executive's pronouncement of a unilateral ceasefire.

Military's violation of Duterte ceasefire led to Davao del Norte ambush - NPA Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 11:05 PM | InterAksyon.com The military's violation of President Rodrigo Duterte's unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels led to the ambush that left a government militiaman dead and four others wounded, the New People's Army in eastern Mindanao said Friday.

SENATE SQUABBLE | They can't stand each other, so they can't sit together Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 4:37 PM| InterAksyon.com If you thought the separate struggles for the Senate Presidency and the House Minority were compelling of attention, there's another, interesting sideshow: how should the senators in the 17th Senate be seated?

2 ex-DOJ officials, missionaries probed over crime in Bilibid - Aguirre Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 12:10 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com | Fritzie Cabial, News5 (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Two former Department of Justice officials and missionaries engaged in prison ministries are being investigated for their possible involvement in illegal activities inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, Justice Secretay Vitaliano Aguirre II said Friday.

Same horrors happening today, Pope says in visit to Auschwitz Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 8:24 AM| Philip Pullella, Reuters Pope Francis made an emotional and silent visit to the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz on Friday and later said many of the horrors committed are happening in places at war today.

'More than police action, vigilantism' - Panay rebels on fighting drugs Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 9:37 AM| InterAksyon.com Communist rebels on Panay said 'drug addiction and trafficking could never be eradicated by just plain police work (or) by vigilantism,' citing 'lessons that we have derived from decades' of fighting the menace on the central Philippine island.

Man, 2 women shot dead at site of Papal mass near Tacloban airport Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 10:36 AM| Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 10:49 a.m.) A man and two women were shot dead early Friday morning at the place near the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City where Pope Francis said mass during his visit to the city last year, in what was made to appear as a drug-related killing.

New York Fed asks Philippines to recover Bangladesh money Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 7:05 PM| Krishna N. Das, Serajul Quadir The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has asked the Philippines' central bank to help Bangladesh Bank recover the $81 million that was stolen by hackers in February from its account held at the Fed, boosting Dhaka's efforts to retrieve the money.

 
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