TODAY'S HEADLINES

Rescuers retrieve two bodies of swimmers swept by waves in Zambales 03-Sep-15, 5:12 AM | Ruben A. Veloria, Philippine News Agency

Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK; dead wash up on Turkish beach 03-Sep-15, 4:25 AM | John Pullman and Marton Dunai, Reuters

Earth has 3 trillion trees but they're falling at alarming rate 03-Sep-15, 3:23 AM | Will Dunham, Reuters

PNP-HPG says won't tolerate erring EDSA motorists resorting to 'padrino system' 03-Sep-15, 2:13 AM | Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan, Philippine 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).

PNP-HPG takeover of EDSA starts Thursday 02-Sep-15, 5:16 PM | Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan, Philippines News Agency Starting Thursday, 96 personnel of the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) will man vehicular traffic along EDSA.

Seaside folk step up pawikan protection in Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental 02-Sep-15, 5:13 PM| Erwin M. Mascarinas, InterAksyon.com Fishermen and coastal village residents in the town of Magsaysay in Misamis Oriental province renew conservation efforts to protect nesting grounds of marine turtles.

Our signatures were forged - Tesda chief, others in new PDAF cases 02-Sep-15, 11:07 AM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Lawmakers and incumbent officials dragged into the new case involving the alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) said their signatures were forged to make it appear they were the ones requesting for the funds.

Australia alarmed by strategic rivalry in South China Sea 02-Sep-15, 10:34 PM| Douglas Busvine, Reuters Australia expressed alarm on Wednesday at escalating strategic rivalry in the South China Sea, saying it puts Asia at the risk of a military blunder with potentially serious consequences.

'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.

Murdered Baler judge handled drug, land cases - probers 02-Sep-15, 6:18 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Police searching for motives in the gunslaying of a regional trial court (RTC) judge in Baler, Aurora Tuesday afternoon are looking at the sensitive drug cases and land disputes he was handling.

 
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