TODAY'S HEADLINES

Our signatures were forged - Tesda chief, others in new PDAF cases 02-Sep-15, 11:07 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Preliminary investigation into illegal detention vs Iglesia ministers will proceed - de Lima 02-Sep-15, 3:46 PM | Brian Maglungsod, Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Grace Poe asks SET to dismiss disqualification case 02-Sep-15, 2:11 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

Rainy Wednesday due to LPA, ITCZ 02-Sep-15, 7:42 AM | Philippines News Agency

Ombudsman's DAP probe 'not drama,' Palace insists 02-Sep-15, 4:55 PM | InterAksyon.com | Roices Naguit and JV Arcena, News5 Malacanang Palace strongly denied any hand in the Ombudsman's report that it is investigating President Aquino and Budget SecretaryAbad over the Disbursement Acceleration Program, amid suspicion it was all part of a 'drama' to dispel accusations of selective justice under this administration.

CA panel defers Comelec chief, commissioner's confirmation 02-Sep-15, 1:42 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Appointment's constitutional panel defers the confirmation of Andres Bautista as chairman and Sheriff Abas as Commission on Elections chairman and commissioner, respectively, pending the resolution of pending questions.

Runaway 10-wheeler truck rams vehicles, houses down flyover to Marikina, at least 2 killed 02-Sep-15, 12:00 PM | InterAksyon.com | with News5 video report (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) At least two persons were killed and 14 others injured when a runaway 10-wheeler truck rammed against vehicles and houses as it sped down the flyover to Barangka, Marikina before crashing into a concrete post Wednesday.


BUSINESS NEWS

Canada officially falls into recession Canada officially falls into recession Canada fell into recession in the first half of the year, posting its weakest results since the 2008 global financial crisis, government data confirmed Tuesday.

House panel to make final push for lower income tax rates within the fortnight House panel to make final push for lower income tax rates within the fortnight The ways and means committee at the House of Representatives vowed to make a final push in the next two weeks to get the bill…

Home, car loans push up banks consumer lending by 3.36% - BSP Home, car loans push up banks consumer lending by 3.36% - BSP A steady rise in home and car loans in the first quarter pushed consumer lending by banks in the first quarter to P932.8 billion, the…

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In 1-on-1 fight, Mar beats Binay - LP survey 02-Sep-15, 1:17 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com In a one-on-one race for president, the administration's standard bearer, Manuel "Mar" Roxas II would trounce Vice President Jejomar Binay, according to a survey commissioned by the Liberal Party (LP).

SC asked to block 2015 GAA provisions that flout rulings vs DAP, PDAF; 'savings' questioned 01-Sep-15, 6:08 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Several provisions in the 2015 GAA and the special provisions in the Special Purpose Fund should be declared 'illegal and unconstitutional,' and the Executive and Legislative branches prevented from implementing them, a group led by a former national treasurer has told the Supreme Court.

Politicians continue to use pork barrel for 'ghost projects' - Ombudsman 01-Sep-15, 1:28 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 3:34 p.m.) "Ghost projects" using the pork barrel of politicians continue to exist, according to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.

Head of tribal school, lumad leader slain by militia in Surigao del Sur 01-Sep-15, 11:22 AM| InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 3 - 2:56 p.m.) In what may be the worst in a series of recent attacks on indigenous people in Mindanao, militiamen allegedly murdered the head of a tribal school, the chairman of a lumad organization and one other person in Lianga town, Surigao del Sur early Tuesday morning.

VIDEO | PNoy orders deployment of PNP-HPG as lead traffic agency along EDSA 02-Sep-15, 3:16 AM| Joann Santiago, Philippine News Agency | with News5 video report The Philippine National Police's Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has been tasked to lead traffic law enforcement along the 17-kilometer Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

'BIAS NOT JUSTIFICATION FOR ASSAULT' | NUJP condemns attack on ABS-CBN cameraman at Iglesia rally 02-Sep-15, 11:55 AM| InterAksyon.com The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines on Wednesday condemned the assault on a cameraman of the ABS-CBN network who covered the recent protest action of the Iglesia ni Cristo near the EDSA Shrine.

Pope Francis to rich and powerful: Don't be indifferent, protect Earth 02-Sep-15, 10:14 AM| Agence France-Presse Pope Francis on Tuesday called on the rich and powerful to take care of Earth as he launched a day of global prayer ahead of key meetings on climate change.

No law violated by Torre de Manila builder - Natl Historical Commission counsel 01-Sep-15, 8:27 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com There is no law, here or elsewhere, that protects the sightlines around national monuments, thus the developer of the controversial Torre de Manila condominium could not have violated any law, the counsel of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines said.

 
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