TODAY'S HEADLINES

On eve of Phiblex, Duterte vows to end joint military drills with US Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 12:33 AM | Agence France-Presse | With InterAksyon.com

OPEC members okay surprise oil output cut Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 8:14 AM | Agence France-Presse

Duterte to visit China Oct. 20 -21 - sources Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 3:16 PM | Charmaine Deogracias, VERA FILES

House leaders' plan to show sex video allegedly showing Leila draws flak Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 11:16 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Miriam Santiago, feisty public servant, loses battle with cancer Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 10:38 AM | InterAksyon.com UPDATE 11:06 A.M.-Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who ran for President in the May 9 elections despite battling Stage 4 lung cancer, died early Thursday morning.

WATCH, ‘MAFIA TACTICS’ | NBP ‘riot’ govt message to convicts to ‘testify vs me’ - De Lima Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 12:34 PM | Ernie Reyes and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com | News5 Video, Ruel Otieco (UPDATED W/VIDEO) An angry Senator Leila de Lima on Wednesday accused the government of 'mafia tactics,' saying the reported riot at the New Bilibid Prisons earlier in the day was 'Malacanang's way of sending messages to prisoners who refuse to implicate me' to the drug trade in the prison.

WITH VIDEO | Drug convict Tony Co dead, Peter Co '50-50,' Jaybee Sebastian wounded in NBP riot Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 9:47 AM | Interaksyon.com | Jeff Caparas, News5 (UPDATE 6 - 1:07 p.m.) Convicted drug lord Peter Co, is 'fighting for his life' while fellow inmate Jaybee Sebastian - linked by the Justice department to Senator Leila de Lima - was also seriously injured in a prison riot early Wednesday morning at the New Bilibid Prisons.


BUSINESS NEWS

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WATCH | Duterte stands by drug matrix despite Espino flap, will release 3rd narco-list Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 12:16 AM | JV Arcena, News5 | InterAksyon.com Despite having to apologize to Pangasinan officials whose names he said were wrongly included in a list of drug personalities he had named, President Rodrigo Duterte insisted Monday the integrity of his so-called narco list has not been compromised.

Malaysian flight MH17 downed by Russian-made missile: prosecutors Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 11:03 PM | Toby Sterling and Anthony Deutsch, Reuters Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a missile fired from a launcher brought into Ukraine from Russia and located in a village held by pro-Russian rebels, international prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Sun rises 'beautifully' on Philippines ties: China envoy Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 8:48 PM| Agence France-Presse Relations between China and the Philippines are improving "beautifully" under President Rodrigo Duterte, Beijing's envoy has said as Duterte warms to China and Russia following US criticism of his bloody war on crime.

Nickel output may fall by half as 20 more miners face suspension Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 4:02 PM| Shyla Francisco, Bloomberg TV Philippines The country's nickel output could be cut by more than half should the Department of Environment and Natural Resources decide to suspend 20 more mining firms for various violations.

Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 10:18 AM| Ellen Francis and Tom Perry, Reuters Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on Wednesday and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had made the city worse than a slaughterhouse.

Thailand investigates 4 suspected Zika-linked microcephaly cases Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 9:20 AM| Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Pracha Hariraksapitak, Reuters Thailand is investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly in three babies and a 36-week old unborn baby, the public health minister said on Tuesday, in what could be the first cases of Zika-linked microcephaly in Southeast Asia.

CA confirms Diokno as budget chief Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 3:18 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday confirmed the interim appointment of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, making him the first member of President Duterte's Cabinet to pass scrutiny.

WATCH | Forces trying to prevent Jaybee Sebastian from testifying in House probe: Alvarez Wed, Sep 28, 2016, 9:15 PM| Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes, Philippines News Agency | Roices Naguit, News5 House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday said there are forces trying to block high-profile inmate Jaybee Sebastian from testifying in the House probe on the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

 
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