VIDEO | Binay TSONA blasts Administration's 'incompetence, thievery' 03-Aug-15, 8:06 PM | | Video Report by JV Arcena, News5 | Radyo5 UPDATED, WITH VIDEO - VP Binay delivers his alternative 'True SONA' describing the Disbursement Acceleration Program as the budget master scam where only one centavo out of each peso in DAP funds was for the poor.

West Philippine Sea row may impact UN development goals - Sachs 03-Aug-15, 11:53 PM | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, Budding geopolitical flash points - such as the West Philippine Sea dispute - pose significant risks to the attainment of the UN's sustainable development goals, says renowned development economist Jeff Sachs. But China's vision of progress could also rein in any tendency to escalate the conflict.

Mar bids PNP goodbye, but PNoy rejects his resignation offer 03-Aug-15, 12:04 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, | Roices Naguit, News5 (UPDATE3, 10:55 P.M) Saying the welfare of the country would be prejudiced if he allowed Roxas to leave at this point, President Aquino prevailed on Roxas to stay on during a still-undefined transition period so he can attend to urgent tasks, a Malacañang Palace statement issued late Monday said.

Comelec eyes possible extension of 2016 election campaign periods to counter epal bets 03-Aug-15, 5:59 PM | Jet Villa, The Commission on Elections is looking at extending the campaign period for national and local bets by one month and 75 days, respectively, as a strategy to counter so-called epal aspirants.

Lawmaker seeks DFA explanation of diplomats' high salaries 03-Aug-15, 1:55 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Gabriela partylist Representative Luz Ilagan seeks enlightenment from the Department of Foreign Affairs concerning apparently huge salaries and bonuses for top diplomats amid the agency's apparent feeble assistance to distressed overseas OFWs.

NDF claims, but OPAPP denies Panay's Concha Araneta a peace consultant 03-Aug-15, 1:11 PM| The National Democratic Front demands the release of captured Panay rebel leader Maria Concepcion "Concha" Araneta-Bocala, who it claims is a consultant of its peace negotiating panel, an assertion refuted by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.

DAR official suspended for failure to file SALN 03-Aug-15, 7:14 PM| Jaime Sinapit, A program officer of the Department of Agrarian Reform Region 6 is suspended for repeated failure to file her Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth.

DND junks P6.5-million missile project for territorial defense with Israel 04-Aug-15, 7:14 AM| Jaime Sinapit, The Department of National Defense (DND) has junked the Army's P6.5-billion Shore-Based Missile System (SBMS), a government-to-government negotiated deal with Israel, and realigned this territorial external defense capability to purchase ballistic vests, helmets, and rifles, among others.

China may be preparing second Spratly airstrip: think-tank 04-Aug-15, 12:34 AM| Agence France-Presse Beijing could be preparing to build a second 3,000-meter airstrip on an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea, a Washington-based think-tank said.

President Aquino still hopeful of a tie-up with Sen. Poe 03-Aug-15, 4:30 PM| Philippines News Agency President Benigno Aquino III remains optimistic of a partnership with Senator Grace Poe to ensure, he said, that gains under his administration will be sustained in the next regime.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs calls on governments to support sustainable devt goals 03-Aug-15, 3:52 PM| Even as the 193 UN member-states agreed Sunday on the 17 sustainable development goals that would guide the development agenda for the next 15 years, The Earth Institute director Jeffrey Sachs made a case for them before international economic and financial experts at the ADB headquarters Monday.

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