TODAY'S HEADLINES

US astronaut Buzz Aldrin: People in Mars by 2040 30-Aug-15, 9:52 AM | Philippines News Agency | Sputnik

China premier insists economy 'within appropriate range' 30-Aug-15, 2:34 AM | Agence France-Presse

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail 30-Aug-15, 12:10 AM | Haitham El-Tabei, Agence France-Presse

INC protesters move anew to EDSA-Ortigas area as Mandaluyong permit set to lapse 30-Aug-15, 5:39 PM | InterAksyon.com | With video report by Gary de Leon, News5 The Iglesia ni Cristo crowd at EDSA swelled Sunday afternoon, and started marching toward the direction of the EDSA Shrine, clogging both the north- and southbound lanes of the major thoroughfare, as a rally permit issued by the Mandaluyong City government was set to lapse.

Specter of strongest El Nino looms; Is the government prepared? 29-Aug-15, 5:36 AM | Catherine J. Teves, Philippine News Agency Government urged all sectors nationwide to brace for possible onslaught this year of what could be the strongest El Nino phenomenon in recorded history.

COPA's Saycon to Palace: we're not opportunists, we'v been talking to INC since February 30-Aug-15, 5:02 PM | InterAksyon.com Saying they had been consulting various sectors including the Iglesia ni Cristo on pressing issues since February, COPA's Pastor Saycon Sunday took issue with a government warning for 'opportunists' to stay out of the ongoing INC protests against the DOJ.


BUSINESS NEWS

Foreign business groups to govt: Create National Privacy Commission Foreign business groups to govt: Create National Privacy Commission The Joint Foreign Chamber of the Philippines (JFC) has urged the government for the immediate establishment of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) in order for…

PH sees trade with APEC members rising over 6.8% yearly PH sees trade with APEC members rising over 6.8% yearly The Philippines, which the to Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this year, sees its trade with 20 other APEC member economies increasing by over…

VIDEO | Customs Chief Lina clarifies balikbayan box issue with OFWs VIDEO | Customs Chief Lina clarifies balikbayan box issue with OFWs “Today is not about collecting revenues. This day is about assuring OFWs that we are listening and we will make sure that we move forward…

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Thai police arrest foreign man over Bangkok bombing 30-Aug-15, 9:04 AM | Pairat Temphairojana and Simon Webb, Reuters Thai police said they arrested a foreigner on Saturday who matched the description of a man who left a bag at the site of a Bangkok blast that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago.

VIDEOS | Bound by tragedy, 2 women comforted by UN chief's remark vs enforced disappearance 30-Aug-15, 2:48 PM | Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com A Filipino mother and a Laotian wife, who have found solace in each other's company since an encounter in an international forum on desaparecidos, are these days drawing comfort from the United Nations chief's statement on the International Day of the Disappeared.

6 dead, 206 people - many of them foreign workers - hurt in fire at Saudi Aramco housing complex 30-Aug-15, 5:15 PM| Agence France-Presse UPDATE 6:59 pm - At least six people were killed and 206 injured, several of them critically, in Saudi Arabia Sunday when a fire broke out at a residential complex housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco, authorities said.

US court ruling allows NSA to continue surveillance program 30-Aug-15, 6:37 AM| Philippines News Agency | Xinhua A United States federal appeals court on Friday overturned an earlier ruling by a lower court against the federal government's controversial bulk collection of Americans' phone data.

VIDEO | Traffic scheme for LRT 2 extension construction goes on dry run 29-Aug-15, 7:30 AM| Gerard de la Pena, News5 The alternative routing system designed to ease the expected traffic congestion once construction of the Light Rail Transit Line 2 extension begins next months will undergo a dry run on Saturday.

Lumad decry airborne 'abduction' of 14 in Bukidnon but military says operation targeted 'NPA' 28-Aug-15, 8:22 AM| InterAksyon.com Indigenous people's organizations in Bukidnon decried what they called the 'abduction' of 14 of their leaders and members from a hinterland village of Kitao-tao town even as northern Mindanao media reported a massive military operation that netted suspected members of the New People's Army.

MMDA chief also incompetent in flood control, pollution control, urban renewal - workers' group 30-Aug-15, 11:56 AM| InterAksyon.com Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chief Francis Tolentino has not only failed in traffic management but also in the other MMDA mandates on flood control, pollution control, urban renewal, public safety, and solid waste management, said the workers' group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino/

VIDEO | Zero Remittance Day 'unnecessary'? Govt made it inevitable - Migrante 28-Aug-15, 1:32 PM| InterAksyon.com Migrante-Middle East took issue Friday with a DFA official's description of the Zero-Remittance Day as 'unnecessary,' stressing that the novel protest had to be carried out to signal to the administration the OFW sector's outrage over undue burdens on them, such as the recent balibayan box fiasco.

 
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