PNOY'S LAST SONA | Aquino lists priority bills, blames GMA again, thanks 'Daang Matuwid' partners 27-Jul-15, 4:30 PM | (UPDATE 3 - 6:29 p.m.) President Benigno S. Aquino III used his last SONA to list the priority legislation he wants Congress to pass until the end of his term, blame much of his problems on his predecessor, and thank his Cabinet for helping him fulfill the promise of 'Daang Matuwid.'

Palace to submit proposed P3-trillion 2016 budget to House Tuesday afternoon 28-Jul-15, 10:10 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Malacanang will submit to the House of Representatives the proposed P3-trillion 2016 national budget at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

6 SONAs, 2.2 hours, 12,095 words, and still no mention of FOI 27-Jul-15, 7:20 PM | In the longest State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Philippine history, President Benigno Aquino III thanked his Cabinet, his supporters, and even the people behind his hair and wardrobe, but glaringly omitted mention of what many had deemed a cornerstone policy to institutionalize Daang Matuwid.

'ARAW-ARAW MAHAL NA ARAW' | A working mom's agony of riding the MRT 27-Jul-15, 2:25 AM | Annie Ruth M. Calambacal, photos by Bernard Testa, Each day in Emelita Yabut's life is quite the same as the next: eight hours of work, four hours of sleep, and eight hours of commuting, including lining up and riding the MRT four hours a day. "Parang replay lang ang buhay ko," she says.

China eyes new cruise link to disputed South China Sea islands 27-Jul-15, 3:54 PM | Reuters Chinese authorities plan to start a second cruise ship link to the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, state media reported on Monday, in a move that may irk Vietnam, which also claims the islets.

Militant lawmakers raise a ruckus at SONA, are booed by Senate President 27-Jul-15, 8:59 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, | Marlene Alcaide, News5 When the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives raised banners and jeered at the end of the SONA, Senate President Franklin Drilon grabbed the microphone and booed the protesters.

Pope calls for release of Jesuit priest, Orthodox bishops abducted in Syria 27-Jul-15, 3:04 PM| Philip Pullella, Reuters Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for the release of an Italian Jesuit priest and two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria two years ago, asking leaders to work for the freedom of all those abducted there.

VIDEO | 'MRT PA RIN': Poe echoes warning PNoy's achievements will be buried by train mess 27-Jul-15, 3:41 PM| | News5 (UPDATED - 4:25 p.m.) She declined, out of respect, to give an arbitrary scorecard for President Aquino until after he has delivered his final SONA, but Sen. Grace Poe echoed a warning that much of what he has achieved the past five years will be buried by public anger over the MRT woes.

VIDEO, SONA2015 | Aquino lays out AFP modernization roadmap in the face of sea dispute 27-Jul-15, 6:05 PM| President Aquino lists salient items expected to come as part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines modernization program during the course of his State of the Nation Address.

#SONA2015 | 2016 polls would be ultimate referendum of ‘Daang Matuwid’ - President Aquino 28-Jul-15, 7:27 AM| Jose Cielito M. Reganit, Philippines News Agency President Aquino said the upcoming 2016 national elections would be a gauge of his "Daang Matuwid" platform even as he urged Filipinos to make his reforms a "way of life" that will ultimately pave the way for the Philippines into becoming a first world country in the next generation.

VIDEO | INC members on vigil outside Manalos' home blame Sanggunian for woes 27-Jul-15, 1:14 PM| Hannibal Talete, News5 Some members of the Iglesia ni Cristo opted to continue their vigil outside the Quezon City house of the sect founder's grandchildren and daughter-in-law, who were earlier expelled from INC in a power struggle that has stunned the nation.

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