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

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

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

DAP, PDAF plunder case vs budget chief Abad to be 'resolved this month' - Ombudsman 01-Sep-15, 1:19 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, UPDATE 5:10 p.m-The Ombudsman is reviewing the report of a fact-finding team on the plunder cases filed against President Aquino, Budget Secretary Abad and other officials in connection with the PDAF and DAP. But Malacanang reminded one and all that the President is immune from suit.

Head of tribal school, lumad leader slain by militia in Surigao del Sur 01-Sep-15, 11:22 AM | (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.

Body of sixth mountaineer swept away by Tarlac flashflood found 01-Sep-15, 3:02 PM | Dax Simbol, The body of the last of six mountaineers swept away by a flashflood in San Jose town, Tarlac was recovered Tuesday morning.


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…


Ombudsman to ask Supreme Court to reconsider Enrile bail 01-Sep-15, 11:40 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, The Office of the Ombudsman is set to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling allowing Senator Juan Ponce Enrile to post bail for his plunder case.

SC asked to block 2015 GAA provisions that flout rulings vs DAP, PDAF; 'savings' questioned 01-Sep-15, 6:08 PM | Brian Maglungsod, 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, (UPDATE - 3:34 p.m.) "Ghost projects" using the pork barrel of politicians continue to exist, according to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.

Aurora judge murdered; SC calls for justice as police special task group formed 01-Sep-15, 4:50 PM| Tricia Aquino and Jess Malabanan, UPDATE 6:50 P.M- A judge of the regional trial court in Baler, Aurora was murdered Tuesday afternoon, the Supreme Court said. Central Luzon's police chief told probers to dig deeper and created a special investigation task group.

In 1-on-1 fight, Mar beats Binay - LP survey 02-Sep-15, 1:17 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, 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).

COMELEC looking for ways to use old PCOS machines and save on costs for 2016 polls 01-Sep-15, 8:56 AM| While Comelec will certainly bid out the refurbishment and upgrade of the existing 82,000 PCOS machines for use in the 2019 mid-term elections, it is still eyeing the possibility of refurbishing some of these units to augment the new ones it will lease for the May 2016 polls, Chairman Bautista said.

1,100 hectares of rice fields damaged by San Roque Dam water overflow 01-Sep-15, 2:19 PM| Philippines News Agency Some 1,100 hectares of rice plants, mostly in their growing stage, from three towns of Pangasinan were destroyed as a result of flood caused by water overflow from the San Roque Dam.

No law violated by Torre de Manila builder - Natl Historical Commission counsel 01-Sep-15, 8:27 PM| Brian Maglungsod, 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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