TODAY'S HEADLINES

#MMShakeDrill | Residents climb down 34 floors, take groupfies in earthquake simulation 30-Jul-15, 12:55 PM | Text by Tricia Aquino | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

Contempt citation sought for school's defiance of CA order 30-Jul-15, 3:23 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

MVP to youth during RVR award acceptance, 'Be bold because you're young enough to fail' 30-Jul-15, 9:22 AM | Jose Bimbo Santos, InterAksyon.com

Group accuses Smartmatic of changing source code of PCOS machines 30-Jul-15, 7:13 PM | Philippines News Agency An election case was filed on Thursday before the Commission on Elections against officials of Smartmatic–Total Information Management (TIM) Corp. for allegedly altering the source code of the Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines in the May 13, 2013 midterm polls.

Comelec to award OMR contract to Smartmatic-TIM 30-Jul-15, 6:45 PM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Elections is all but poised to award the contract for supply of 70,977 OMR machines to Smartmatic-Tim.

#MMShakeDrill | MMDA: Millions do the duck, cover, hold 30-Jul-15, 7:34 PM | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority estimated that as many as six million people took part in the metro-wide earthquake drill, conducted to heighten awareness and preparedness for a possible magnitude 7.2 earthquake.


WALANG IWANAN, PEKSMAN | Pacman gives word to UNA, amid feelers from LP 30-Jul-15, 3:10 PM | JV Arcena, News5 Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao assured Vice President Jejomar Binay he will stay with the United Nationalist Alliance, a day after a colleague of the boxing icon said he was seriously mulling over feelers to bolt the UNA and join the administration party.

GALLERY | Scenes from the Metro-wide #MMShakeDrill 30-Jul-15, 6:09 PM | InterAksyon.com Government and private disaster units transformed malls, schools and other public areas into impromptu response venues in cooperation with crowds of people taking part in the first event of its kind in Metro Manila.

After PNoy skips FOI in SONA, Palace spokesman asks House to schedule bill for 2nd reading 29-Jul-15, 9:29 PM| Leslie D. Venzon, Philippine News Agency Malacanang on Wednesday appealed to leaders of the House of Representatives to immediately schedule the Freedom of Information bill for second reading saying the Aquino administration remains committed to institutionalizing transparency and accountability.

'IF I WERE PRESIDENT' | In draft SONA, Marcos highlights development areas missed by Aquino 30-Jul-15, 6:13 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com While contemplating a run for higher office in 2016, Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos on Wednesday highlighted development areas that he thinks will propel the country to prosperity, but were missed by President Aquino.

Ex-CJ Puno challenges 2016 bets to bare stand on Charter change 29-Jul-15, 6:39 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno challenged those who intend to seek the presidency next year to bare their stand on amending the Constitution, which he called a political reform the country badly needs.

DND turns tables on 'chopper scam' whistle blower, recommends criminal, civil raps 30-Jul-15, 2:21 PM| Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com The Department of National Defense has recommended criminal or civil charges against the Bureau of Internal Revenue employee who blew the whistle on the allegedly irregular P1.2-billion purchase of military helicopters, recommending criminal or civil charges against her.

2014 realignment allegations misleading - DBM 30-Jul-15, 8:07 PM| InterAksyon.com Various transfers of appropriation under the 2014 budget were legitimate and open to public scrutiny, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said Thursday, after Kabataan Partylist Representative Terry Ridon alleged that P323.6 billion in funds were improperly realigned in 2014.

Riddle of missing flight MH370 confounds experts 30-Jul-15, 8:16 PM| Agence France-Presse An explanation for the event might become possible if a large piece of debris found on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion this week turns out to be part of the ill-fated Boeing 777.

 
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