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Philippines gets P56-M funds to curb road crashes 30-Jun-15, 3:24 PM | Gerard S. de la Peña, News5

Comelec awards contract for 23,000 OMR machines to Smartmatic-TIM 30-Jun-15, 9:29 PM | Jet Villa, Anne Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

MAKATI STANDOFF 2 | Binay seeks CA relief over second suspension as DOJ threatens more raps 30-Jun-15, 12:27 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 4 - 7:22 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, which insisted it was not a party to any political agenda.

P100K bounty offered for arrest of bank teller's killers 30-Jun-15, 1:41 PM | Jess Malabanan, InterAksyon.com The mayor of Angeles City has out up a reward for information leading to the arrest of Fidel Sheldon Arcenas, the principal suspect behind the murder of bank teller Tania Camille Dee.

Kid Pena sworn in again as acting Makati mayor 30-Jun-15, 10:59 AM | InterAksyon.com 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.

Comelec declares PCOS refurbishment bidding a failure 30-Jun-15, 4:15 PM | Jet Villa, Anne Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The bidding for the refurbishment of more than 81,000 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines was declared a failure Tuesday after none of three companies that bought bid documents made any offers.

Ombudsman orders General Purisima dismissed over P100-M courier contract 30-Jun-15, 6:29 PM | News5 The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from service of former Philippine National Police chief Gen. Alan Purisima over a multimillion courier contract entered into by the PNP in 2011.

3 Koreans tested for MERS-CoV negative for the virus - DOH 30-Jun-15, 8:05 AM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The three Koreans who were tested at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) were found negative for the disease, the Department of Health (DOH) said Tuesday.

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.

Speaker Belmonte: Philippines not likely to closely hew to US on same sex marriage 29-Jun-15, 6:00 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com 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.

At least 116 feared dead in Indonesia military plane crash 30-Jun-15, 2:54 PM| Ardi Ibrahim, Agence France-Presse (UPDATE - 8:51 p.m.) At least 116 people are feared dead after an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said.

SC halts enforcement of 2 EOs on coco levy privatization, use 30-Jun-15, 7:06 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The implementation of two executive orders issued by President Benigno S. Aquino III on the privatization of the coconut levy funds and its use by the government has been stopped by the Supreme Court.

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.

 
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