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

DENR, Customs officials ask DFA to file diplomatic protest over Canada trash 30-Jul-15, 11:04 AM | Beverly Natividad, TV5 | InterAksyon.com

Shellfish ban up in Davao Oriental, Bohol, Western Samar, Masbate due to red tide 30-Jul-15, 12:01 PM | Cielito M. Reganit, Philippines News Agency

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

DAP alive and kicking in P3-T proposed 2016 budget - partylist solon 29-Jul-15, 5:42 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The 'specter' of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is back in the proposed 2016 budget, a partylist lawmaker said, echoing earlier warnings by budget watchdog groups.

MRT, post-Yolanda mess to dent armor of PNoy endorsing power - minority solons 29-Jul-15, 3:42 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The independent minority bloc in Congress thinks the continuing woes of typhoon Yolanda survivors because of the snail-paced rehabilitation, and the travails of train riders in Metro Manila, will dent the strength of the President's endorsement of his preferred candidate.

IT'S THEIR RIGHT | AFP 'not threatened' by Chinese live fire drills 29-Jul-15, 1:13 PM | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com The Armed Forces of the Philippines does not see the live fire military drills China conducted in the South China Sea on Tuesday as a threat, saying it is the right of any sovereign nation to conduct 'exercises that they think are relevant to their own security interests.'


#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 From fashion houses to the Malacañang Palace, everyone was eager to join in the activity that could help save thousands of lives when disaster happens.

Aircraft wreckage with 'similarities' to MH370 found in Indian Ocean island 30-Jul-15, 7:57 AM | Agence France-Presse | Philippines News Agency | Xinhua (UPDATE, 8:34 a.m.) A mysterious piece of aircraft wreckage that could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was found Wednesday on the coast of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, said a report in the Reunion local press ImazPress.

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.

DOH to discontinue cervical cancer vaccination for Grade 4 students 29-Jul-15, 8:41 PM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Department of Health will discontinue school-based vaccinations against cervical cancer for Grade 4 students, Secretary Janet Garin said Wednesday.

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.

DOTC wants MRT-3 owner to drop raps vs. addition of 48 train cars 28-Jul-15, 6:24 PM| Philippines News Agency Taking its cue from President Benigno S. Aquino III’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Tuesday urged the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) owner to drop its bid to stop the addition of 48 new train cars to the rail system.

Probe of alleged abduction of INC ministers still on despite NBI’s claim case ‘closed’ - De Lima 29-Jul-15, 6:57 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Authorities continue to investigate the alleged abduction of 10 ministers of the Iglesia ni Cristo despite an earlier pronouncement by a ranking official of the National Bureau of Investigation that the case is deemed “closed.”

Drilon, Poe nix Cayetano bid to reopen Mamasapano probe 29-Jul-15, 6:19 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senate President Franklin Drilon and Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday thumbed down a proposal by Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano to reopen the probe into the January 25 Mamasapano incident.

 
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