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EU High Representative Ashton visiting Philippines 25-Jul-14, 12:11 PM | InterAksyon.com

IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast, sees rising risks 25-Jul-14, 8:17 AM | Jeremy Tordjman, Agence France-Presse

Phivolcs discovers dangerous earthquake zones in La Union 25-Jul-14, 4:13 AM | Philippine News Agency

UN rights panel tells Japan to compensate 'comfort women' 25-Jul-14, 5:47 AM | Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

LRTA Board clears award of LRT1 Cavite Extension Project to Ayala-MPIC tandem 25-Jul-14, 12:23 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

Nancy, Grace want Abad to account for missing P90-B 'savings' 25-Jul-14, 6:25 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Binay says Abad may have survived grilling at the Senate Finance Committee inquiry, but the budget chief is 'not yet off the hook.'

Despite record economic growth, 'human development' yet to catch up in PH -- UN report 24-Jul-14, 5:48 PM | Rain Castro, InterAksyon.com The Philippines may be among Asia's fastest-growing economies, but 'human development' in the country is slow in improving.

...And 5 things about the economy PNoy would rather sweep under the carpet 26-Jul-14, 9:05 AM | Likha Cuevas-Miel, InterAksyon.com While he may crow about a number of things in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, President Benigno Aquino S. III cannot and should not ignore these glaring facts about the economy that his administration failed to address.

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...And 5 things about the economy PNoy would rather sweep under the carpet ...And 5 things about the economy PNoy would rather sweep under the carpet While he may crow about a number of things in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, President Benigno Aquino S. III cannot…

5 things that PNoy can and will boast about the economy in his SONA... 5 things that PNoy can and will boast about the economy in his SONA... Here are the five things that President Aquino can boast about the economy in his State of the Nation Address on Monday: credit ratings upgrade,…

IMF cuts PH economic forecast, warns of slower growth should gov\ IMF cuts PH economic forecast, warns of slower growth should gov't underspending continue The IMF cut its growth forecast for the Philippines to below the government's target, warning that a slowdown in spending creates downside risks.

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Joker twits 'desperate' Abad for using Cory to justify DAP 25-Jul-14, 6:26 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Former Senator Joker Arroyo scored Budget Secretary Abad for using the late President Cory Aquino's Reserved Control Account scheme to justify the DAP which the SC declared unconstitutional. In two cases where she lost in the high tribunal, Cory Aquino accepted the outcome with grace, said Joker.

Analysts still keep PH growth forecast despite SC ruling on DAP 25-Jul-14, 4:18 PM | Likha Cuevas-Miel, InterAksyon.com The Philippines' fast growth trajectory in the next two years is still intact despite the Supreme Court ruling that the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is unconstitutional, local and foreign analysts said.

STATE OF THE NATION | Violence against women and children by the numbers 25-Jul-14, 12:30 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Despite the Philippines' ranking fifth in the World Economic Forum's 2013 Global Gender Gap Index, the incidence of violence against women and children has continued to rise.

JPE ordered suspended for 90 days; Napoles transferred to BJMP 25-Jul-14, 4:17 PM| Trish Roque, News5 The Sandiganbayan 3rd Division hearing the plunder case against Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile has ordered his 90-day suspension from office, as sought by the Office of the Ombudsman.

After initial rejection, Israel agrees to 12-hour humanitarian truce as Palestine toll hits 879 26-Jul-14, 8:17 AM| Agence France-Presse (UPDATE - 9:00 a.m.) The Israeli military said on Saturday that it would observe what it called a 'humanitarian window in the Gaza Strip' for 12 hours. But before the truce took effect, an Israeli air strike killed eight Palestinians, four of them children, bringing the death toll in Gaza to 879.

INC@100 | Pulpit power = political clout? 26-Jul-14, 10:32 AM| Cecil Morella, Agence France-Presse The INC typically creates the biggest headlines when it flexes its considerable financial and political muscle. Its political strength is built upon a ruling that all members must vote in national elections according to the verdict of the church's leader.

LRTA Board clears award of LRT1 Cavite Extension Project to Ayala-MPIC tandem 25-Jul-14, 12:23 PM| Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com The board of LRTA has approved the award of the P64.9 billion LRT1 Cavite Extension Project to the Ayala-Metro Pacific joint venture.

#walangpasok | 9 long weekends to plan for in 2015 23-Jul-14, 2:34 PM| Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III has signed Proclamation No. 831 declaring the regular and special non-working holidays next year. There will be at least nine long-weekends in 2015. Check the dates here.

 
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