TODAY'S HEADLINES

WATCH | PNP-CIDG examining CCTV footage of ‘riot’ inside NBP: DOJ Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 2:10 AM | Philippines News Agency | JV Arcena, News5

Martin Diño is new chairman of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 1:25 AM | Mahatma V. Datu, Philippines News Agency

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

LIKE MRT3 | 1 dead, 100 hurt as New Jersey train crashes into station wall Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 12:42 AM | Agence France-Presse

WATCH | Miriam Santiago, feisty public servant, loses battle with cancer Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 10:38 AM | InterAksyon.com | News5 Video Report by Maricel Halili UPDATED W/VIDEO-Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who ran for President in the May 9 elections despite battling Stage 4 lung cancer, died early Thursday morning.

WATCH | PNP-CIDG examining CCTV footage of ‘riot’ inside NBP: DOJ Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 2:10 AM | Philippines News Agency | JV Arcena, News5 The Department of Justice on Thursday said investigators from the PNP-CIDG are now reviewing the footage from CCTV cameras to find out the cause of the stabbing incident at the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).

Pentagon chief stresses 'ironclad' US alliance with Philippines Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 6:23 AM | Reuters U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells American sailors aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson at its home port in San Diego the United States is supporting the modernization of the Philippine Armed Forces.


BUSINESS NEWS

Bank lending continues to grow in August Bank lending continues to grow in August Outstanding loans of commercial banks, net of reverse repurchase (RRP) placements with the BSP, grew by 17.3 percent in August from 17.7 percent in July,…

Outsourcing industry: business as usual, while answering questions of anxious investors Outsourcing industry: business as usual, while answering questions of anxious investors It's business as usual for the outsourcing industry, even if clients and investors are asking questions about the developments in the Philippines, in the wake…

COCKTALES | Cabinet labors under added thankless task: Fact-checking Duterte COCKTALES | Cabinet labors under added thankless task: Fact-checking Duterte In Manila, the thankless job of clarifying the local version of Trump - correction, Rodrigo Duterte is graphically and verbally more ballistic than The Donald…

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Duterte to visit China Oct. 20 -21 - sources Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 3:16 PM | Charmaine Deogracias, VERA FILES Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Beijing on Oct. 20 and 21, in what reliable diplomatic sources say is a move to reboot the country's relations with China amid territorial issues in the South China Sea.

Women lawmakers put their foot down on male peers' plan to show sex video Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 6:27 PM | Ernie Reyes and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com UPDATE 7:02PM-Women lawmakers are blocking a plan of some male congressional leaders to show a sex video allegedly of one of their own - Sen. Leila de Lima, supposedly when she was still at DOJ. Besides considerations of decency and interparliamentary courtesy, they said it violates several laws.

LIKE MRT3 | 1 dead, 100 hurt as New Jersey train crashes into station wall Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 12:42 AM| Agence France-Presse A packed commuter train ploughs into a station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour,, went up over the bumper blocks at the end of the track and rammed into a wall.

Philippines, Vietnam agree to level up bilateral trade Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 1:13 AM| Cielito M. Reganit, Philippines News Agency The Philippines and Vietnam have agreed to level up their bilateral trade, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said at a press briefing in Hanoi on Wednesday.

Diokno nixes US hand in weakening peso, says market behavior logical Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 9:19 AM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | With a New5 Report President Duterte has pointed to external factors in the continuing decline of the peso, but DBM Secretary Diokno dismissed the notion that the US and other European countries manipulated the flight of foreign investments which resulted in the peso weakening to 7-year lows.

Saudi warns of 'disastrous consequences' over US 9/11 law Fri, Sep 30, 2016, 7:36 AM| Agence France-Presse Saudi Arabia on Thursday warned of 'disastrous consequences' from a United States law allowing 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom, in a major spike in tension between the longstanding allies.

China armed forces warn Japan against South China Sea patrols Thu, Sep 29, 2016, 7:22 PM| Ben Blanchard, Reuters Japan is "playing with fire" with plans to step up activity in the contested South China Sea through joint training patrols with the United States, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, warning it would not sit watching from the sidelines.

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.

 
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