MAKATI STANDOFF 2 | Binay seeks CA relief over second suspension as DOJ threatens more raps 30-Jun-15, 12:27 PM | Brian Maglungsod, (UPDATE 3 - 3:12 p.m.) Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay Jr. has again sought relief from the Court of Appeals against his suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Kid Pena sworn in again as acting Makati mayor 30-Jun-15, 10:59 AM | Makati Vice Mayor Romulo 'Kid' Pena Jr. was sworn in as acting mayor Tuesday morning, a day after the Office of the Ombudsman ordered the suspension of Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay Jr., the second time it has done so this year.

VIDEO | VP Binay confronts cops barricaded outside Makati City Hall 30-Jun-15, 6:55 AM | Dindo Flora, News5 Vice President Jejomar Binay confronted police forces who set up barricades outside the Makati City Hall late Monday following calls for supporters of the Binays to proceed to the grounds after a second suspension order was issued by the Office of Ombudsman against his son Makati Mayor Junjun Binay.

El Nino-spawned dry spell to cut rainfall by 80%, hit food production: PAGASA 30-Jun-15, 1:42 AM | Agence France-Presse The Philippines is facing an El Nino-spawned dry spell that will cut rainfall by as much as 80 percent and hit food production, a government weather forecaster warned Monday.

VIDEO | Slain bank teller not fed in captivity, died from gunshot wound – autopsy report 29-Jun-15, 12:30 PM | Jess Malabanan, | Video Report by Amber Gonzales, News5 UPDATE 5:35PM-Whoever kept bank teller Tania Camille Dee before killing her did not feed her, police probers said, a day after her body was found in a shallow grave behind the house she once rented with her estranged husband, who is now deemed a suspect. CCTV showed him and Dee at a restaurant.

NPA's Kumander Parago killed in Davao City encounter - military 29-Jun-15, 6:55 AM| Edwin Espejo, The military here confirmed that top New People's Army (NPA) commander Leoncio Pitao, alias Ka Parago, was killed in an encounter in Barangay Panalum, Paquibato District in Davao City Sunday afternoon, June 28.

De Lima: No Immigration record of Limlingan, Baloloy departures 29-Jun-15, 5:34 PM| Brian Maglungsod, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says Bureau of Immigrations records do not indicate that Gerardo Limlingan and Eduviges Baloloy have left the country, contrary to recent claims by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

Speaker Belmonte: Philippines not likely to closely hew to US on same sex marriage 29-Jun-15, 6:00 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte says a bill on same sex marriage will hardly take off, but he is in favor of a strong anti-discrimination bill on gender and preference.

Anti-austerity protests in Greece as bank shutdown bites 30-Jun-15, 6:59 AM| Michele Kambas and Lefteris Papadimas, Reuters Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government's rejection of a tough international bailout after a clash with foreign lenders pushed Greece close to financial chaos and forced a shutdown of its banking system.

Maguindanao floods displace 40,000 villagers; town placed under state of calamity 29-Jun-15, 6:08 AM| Edwin O. Fernandez, Philippines News Agency At least 40,000 people in 15 villages of Sultan sa Barongis in Maguindanao province have been displaced by floods as water level in some communities reached as high as neck deep, officials said.

Philippines hedges as 50 nations sign up for China-led Asian infra bank 29-Jun-15, 3:40 PM| Philippines News Agency Potential founding members have until December to sign up.

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