TODAY'S HEADLINES

VIDEO | DILG clears EDSA, DPWH prepares for HPG takeover of traffic tasks 04-Sep-15, 6:23 PM | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com | News5 Video Report by Renz Ongkiko

US Embassy closed on Sept. 7 in observance of American Labor Day 04-Sep-15, 12:52 PM | Philippine News Agency

VIDEO | 'Batang Anghel' task force probes Batangas 'child abductions' 04-Sep-15, 9:14 PM | France Noguera, News5 | InterAksyon.com

Binay on what ailed PNoy admin: 'Analysis Paralysis' and PPPs (Power Point Presentations) 04-Sep-15, 1:31 PM | InterAksyon.com VP Binay calls the Aquino administration's Public-Private Partnership program a sound one, and will pursue it if he wins in 2016, but with a caveat: he'll make sure he gets PPP projects done right and quickly; there won't be 'paralysis by analysis" and 'PPP' won't mean 'Power Point Presentation.'

VIDEO | OFWs hail Lina apology, but shipper's tax hike means P250 pass-on cost per balikbayan box 03-Sep-15, 6:04 PM | InterAksyon.com | Ruel Otieco, News5 UPDATE - Support groups welcomed an apology by Customs chief Lina on Thursday, but a new irritant looms between BoC and the OFWs: the BoC's doubling of shipping container taxes, which effectively spells a pass-on cost to OFWs: of an additional P100 per box initially, and P250 by ChristmaS.

Bongbong as his VP? But what of Marcos human rights record? Binay says: 'Time to move on' 04-Sep-15, 2:01 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Jejomar Binay tells a TV5 roundtable discussion: Bongbong Marcos is not Ferdinand Marcos; the Marcos-era martial law is history. Tapos na 'yun.


BUSINESS NEWS

Muddled US jobs report leaves Fed in a \ Muddled US jobs report leaves Fed in a 'jam' watching markets The latest US jobs report was not definitively good or bad enough to help the Federal Reserve decide whether to raise interest rates later this…

Inflation dips to all-time low of 0.6% in August Inflation dips to all-time low of 0.6% in August Lower food and energy and oil rates further pulled down Philippine inflation rate to its new lowest level in August, bringing average inflation in the…

VP Binay recommends: Split up transportation, communication in DOTC VP Binay recommends: Split up transportation, communication in DOTC Vice President Binay tells a TV5 roundtable discussion that the Department of Transportation and Communication has become too bogged down by its transportation portfolio.

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VIDEO | VP Binay fields tackles serious issues at 'Happy Hour' forum at News5 04-Sep-15, 11:29 PM | JV Arcena, News5 The forum was called 'Happy Hour' but Vice President Jejomar Binay fielded mostly serious questions on a wide range of issues when he guested Friday morning at a Roundtable forum at the TV5 Media Center, organized by News 5 Everywhere.

Drilon: LP giving up on Poe for VP slot; Ate Vi, Robredo in radar 04-Sep-15, 4:04 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senate President Franklin Drilon discloses that the Liberal Party has all but given up on its effort to woo Senator Grace Poe as the prospective running mate of Manuel 'Mar' Roxas.

REPRIEVE | Metro water interruption held off for later this week 05-Sep-15, 6:47 AM| Michelle Orosa-Ople, News5 Recent rains over the Ipo and La Mesa dams have given Metro Manila residents a few days' reprieve, allowing water interruptions originally scheduled to start Tuesday to be pushed back to later this week or even the next.

COCKTALES | Besides Chinese security issue, BIR problem besets Sy's power grid listing 04-Sep-15, 12:06 PM| Victor C. Agustin It is not just the presence of the Chinese engineers working at the country's power transmission grid that is raising the hackles of military and defense officials. A holding company that controls the NGCP is in itself in the cross-hairs of BIR chief Kim Henares.

VIDEO | Is there a solution to the fifth worst traffic in the world? 04-Sep-15, 7:17 AM| Branden Milla, News5 The Philippines has the fifth worst traffic in the world, a recent study says, courtesy of course of Metro Manila's nightmarish gridlocks, especially on EDSA. And none of the schemes supposed to solve the problem - number coding, odd-even, yellow lanes, the truck ban - have worked.

Water cannon, barbed wire, Metrocom: A taste of life as ML activist at The Great LEAN Run 04-Sep-15, 2:59 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Just before President Ferdinand Marcos fled Malacanang during the EDSA People Power Revolution of 1986, Lean Alejandro was in a march with thousands of other ralliers in Mendiola.

1 in 4 tourists hate 'heavy traffic' - DOT 2013 survey 03-Sep-15, 1:28 PM| InterAksyon.com As early as 2013, a survey of the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed that one in every four tourists said "heavy traffic" is the one thing they hated the most.

VIDEO | Prototype of new MRT coach to undergo dynamic testing 04-Sep-15, 12:16 PM| Gerard dela Pena, News5 Personnel of the Department of Transportation and Comunications and Chinese engineers finished assembling the prototype of the new coach of the Metro Rail Transit on Thursday at the LRT1 depot in Pasay City but it will take months of dynamic testing before the trains can be delivered by China.

 
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