TODAY'S HEADLINES

Duterte to skip Joint Canvass Committee proclamation Sun, May 29, 2016, 9:53 AM | Philippines News Agency | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones killed in Dallas shooting Sun, May 29, 2016, 6:37 AM | Reuters

2 minors hurt in Maguindanao rifle grenade attack Sun, May 29, 2016, 7:30 AM | Philippines News Agency

Brazil arrests first suspect after shocking gang-rape video Sun, May 29, 2016, 7:53 AM | Agence France-Presse

WHO rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears Sun, May 29, 2016, 7:13 AM | Agence France-Presse

Offering Robredo a Cabinet post 'never entered my mind': Duterte Sun, May 29, 2016, 12:47 PM | Philippines News Agency Incoming Vice President Leni Robredo will have to wait for a possible seat in the Cabinet of the Rodrigo Duterte presidency.

BBM threatens legal action after election loss Sat, May 28, 2016, 5:11 PM | Agence France-Presse Senator Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos threatens legal action aimed at reversing his narrow defeat in the May 9 elections through what he claimed were cheating and malfunctioning vote counting machines.

Duterte changes mind, won't give DENR top post to progressive left Sat, May 28, 2016, 12:47 AM | Lilian C. Mellejor, Philippines News Agency Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing another person to head the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) but not from the progressive left as earlier planned, citing serious and sensitive issues on mining operations.


BUSINESS NEWS

Business confidence more bullish for Q2 2016: BSP survey Business confidence more bullish for Q2 2016: BSP survey Business outlook on the economy was more bullish for Q2 2016, with the overall confidence index (CI) rising to 48.7 percent from 41.9 percent for…

Australia eyes talks with PAL for direct Manila-Adelaide flights Australia eyes talks with PAL for direct Manila-Adelaide flights An Australian official is eyeing to have direct flights between Manila and Adelaide which will open more opportunities in tourism, education and business for the…

Cyber firms say Bangladesh hackers have attacked other Asian banks Cyber firms say Bangladesh hackers have attacked other Asian banks Hackers who stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank have been linked to an attack on a bank in the Philippines, in addition to the…

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Bishop Pabillo: FM burial at Libingan would be divisive Sat, May 28, 2016, 7:09 PM | Anne Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo can't see how the country can be united when there are many who are at odds with the idea of the remains of the late former president interred at the heroes' cemetery.

Duterte picks Briones for DepEd, Diokno for DBM, slams critics over 'KKK' Sun, May 29, 2016, 11:40 AM | Philippines News Agency Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday night said he already asked former National Treasurer Leonor Magtolis-Briones to head the Department of Education (DepEd) and Benjamin Diokno the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Communist rebels' peace negotiator blames PNoy, political advisers for breakdown of talks Sun, May 29, 2016, 8:38 AM| Nonoy Espina, InterAksyon.com The chief negotiator of communist rebels said President Benigno Aquino III "distorts the facts" by blaming the National Democratic Front of the Philippines for the breakdown of peace talks under his watch.

Palace: DAP executive actions attended by good faith Sat, May 28, 2016, 8:15 PM| Anne Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Presidential Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma points out that the Aquino administration faithfully followed the Constitution and the laws of the land in carrying out the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program.

Pangilinan to Senate: After early proclamation, pass coco levy trust fund bill Sun, May 29, 2016, 1:26 PM| InterAksyon.com After the early proclamation of president and vice president and with two weeks before its adjournment sine die on June 10, Senate can use the time to pass the coco levy trust fund bill, returning Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said Sunday.

Jardeleza high court's richest, Leonen is poorest justice, per 2015 SALNs Fri, May 27, 2016, 12:07 AM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com With a quarter of a billion pesos in net worth, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza remains the richest member of the Supreme Court, while Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is still the “poorest,” with a net worth that is less than a hundredth of that, or P2,265,166.45.

15 convicted for atrocities during US-backed 'Operation Condor' Sat, May 28, 2016, 6:46 AM| Liliana Samuel, Agence France-Presse An Argentine court convicted 15 South American ex-military officers Friday for conspiring to torture and kill leftist dissidents during a US-backed crackdown by the region's dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s.

ANALYSIS | Thaw in US-Vietnam ties new headache for China Sat, May 28, 2016, 8:15 AM| Greg Torode and Megha Rajagopalan, Reuters Regional military sources and security analysts say China will face short and longer term strategic headaches from the fully normalized relationship between former enemies in Hanoi and Washington.

 
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