TODAY'S HEADLINES

North Korea launches rocket, Japan takes no action as rocket passes Okinawa Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 9:40 AM | Agence France-Presse, Philippines News Agency, Xinhua

Fewer PWDs registered to vote in May Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 3:22 PM | Maria Feona Imperial and Lala Ordenes, VERA Files

Edsa Evolution experimental road-sharing along Roxas Blvd. today Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 6:47 AM | Catherine J. Teves, Philippines News Agency

Raucous road to May gets underway Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 2:09 PM | Karl Malakunas, Agence France-Presse The Philippines' raucous democracy cranks into top gear this week as campaigning begins for national elections, with familiar themes of corruption, dictatorship and celebrity star-power to dominate.

NO WORK, NO PAY | Not so happy Chinese New Year for daily wage earners Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 6:46 PM | Philippine News Agency The 'no work, no pay' policy will apply on Monday, the Chinese New Year declared a special non-working holiday by Malacanang, 'unless there is a favorable company policy, practice, or collective bargaining agreement,' Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said.

OOPS! | Lumbia airport to serve as depot for rescue, not military, equipment, Palace clarifies Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 6:37 PM | Philippine News Agency Lumbia airport in Cagayan de Oro will not be used as a US military depot but as a facility to store equipment for rescue operations during calamities, Malacanang said Sunday.


BUSINESS NEWS

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HIV-positive worker wins labor discrimination case vs celebrity hairstylist, to get P600,000 Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 11:15 AM | InterAksyon.com The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) has found popular hairstylist Ricky Reyes and his business associate guilty of discrimination and unlawful termination of their employee: a 47-year-old HIV-positive hairdresser.

Fewer PWDs registered to vote in May Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 3:22 PM | Maria Feona Imperial and Lala Ordenes, VERA Files Despite efforts of the Commission on Elections and civil society to get eligible persons with disabilities to register, vote and do it with ease, the number of registered voters with disabilities for the May elections has slipped 14 percent from the 2013 polls.

PHOTO | DFA exec: It’s 13, not 14, female OFWs killed in Iraq fire Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 9:03 AM| InterAksyon.com The number of overseas Filipino workers who were killed in the Capitol Hotel fire in Erbil, Iraq is 13, not 14, Philippine charge d'affaires to Baghdad Elmer Cato said in his Facebook page.

OPINION | With rising radicalism, keep peace even with non-passage of BBL: International Alert Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 12:51 PM| International Alert With or without a new law, livelihoods must be created. This gains urgency in the wake of frustration over the BBL's non-approval and rising radicalism among Moro youth.

Digong heads to PNoy's bailiwick, Tarlac, for final pre-campaign sortie Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 5:02 PM| InterAksyon.com Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte heads into President Benigno Aquino III's home province Tarlac on Monday for his final sortie before the presidential campaign officially reels off on February 9, Tuesday.

Bam Aquino wants stiffer fines vs erring telcos Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 4:11 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV has filed a bill imposing stiffer penalties on erring telecommunications firms, part of his advocacy for better Internet service in the country.

TAIWAN QUAKE, WITH VIDEO | More pulled out alive, about 120 people still trapped in rubble Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 1:54 PM| J.R. Wu, Reuters Rescuers pulled more survivors from a collapsed apartment tower in Taiwan on Sunday and kept searching for about 120 people still believed trapped in the rubble a day after a strong earthquake shook the island.

No kissing, experts warn after finding Zika in saliva, urine Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 12:10 PM| Pedro Fonseca, Reuters Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its president to urge pregnant women not to kiss strangers just as local carnival celebrations begin.

 
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