Hotel with Filipino workers hit by car bomb in Baghdad; 10 die in attacks but no OFW casualties 29-May-15, 2:44 PM | InterAksyon.com
POLO Riyadh temporarily transfers operations to PH embassy - DFA 29-May-15, 10:51 AM | InterAksyon.com
DEAFENING SILENCE | Suu Kyi sidesteps Rohingya migrant crisis for political pragmatism 29-May-15, 11:47 AM | Kelly Macnamara, Agence France-Presse
COCKTALES | Another casino rising, right in the heart of gridlocked Manila 29-May-15, 2:22 PM | Victor C. Agustin
18 labs may have received live anthrax samples, say US officials 29-May-15, 8:42 AM | Agence France-Presse
OPEN LETTER | Lesbian mom hits 'Eat Bulaga' on 'advice' to gay dad: 'Bumalik ka sa closet!' 27-May-15, 10:09 AM | InterAksyon.com | Open Letter by Cha Roque READ MORE
US hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response 29-May-15, 4:29 AM | David Alexander, Reuters | With Reuters video report by Paul Chapman By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signaling a tougher stance over the South China Sea and trying to spur Asian partners to more action.
Hotel with Filipino workers hit by car bomb in Baghdad; 10 die in attacks but no OFW casualties 29-May-15, 2:44 PM | InterAksyon.com The Philippine Embassy on Friday reiterated its call for Filipinos to leave Baghdad after 10 people were killed and almost 30 others wounded in car bomb explosions that targeted two prominent hotels in the Iraqi capital, including one that employs a number of Filipinos.
VIDEO | Gang engaged in theft, sale of PNR railroad ties busted 29-May-15, 3:32 AM | Mon Gualvez, News5 A gang engaged in the theft and sale of Philippine National Railways (PNR) railroad ties was busted following an entrapment operation that led to discovery of the stolen items - weighing a total of at least 50 kilograms - in a junk shop in Taguig City.
BREAKING NEWS as of 29-May-15, 8:12 PM Philippines, Qatar firm up new air agreementAquino appoints member of PMA Class '83 to AFP's No. 3 positionGrace Poe signs Koko report; VP dismayed, denies allegations went unansweredPLDT's MVP says 'open' to rekindling talks for investment in GMA7Businesses turn more bullish on Philippine economy in second quarterCANVAS launches 12th Romeo Forbes Children’s Storywriting competitionOWWA to extend assistance to OFW who died in KuwaitK to 12 BOOST | We are ready for change, no turning back - PNoyMoney supply growth picks up slightly as banks continue to lend out morePolitical dynasty bill in the House submitted for second readingHotel with Filipino workers hit by car bomb in Baghdad; 10 die in attacks but no OFW casualtiesCOCKTALES | Another casino rising, right in the heart of gridlocked ManilaMyanmar blasts UN for being 'singled out' over migrant crisisCHOW BUZZ | Gypsy Filipino Chef Yana’s SALO Series at Il Ponticello and Your Local, May 30 and 31FOI bill in line for plenary debate, but will it open up SALNs to scrutiny?
PLDT's MVP says 'open' to rekindling talks for investment in GMA7 PLDT thrice attempted to buy into GMA7,but talks fell through on every occasion.
Businesses turn more bullish on Philippine economy in second quarter Respondents ascribed their upbeat outlook to consumer demand, brisker construction, higher orders and new product lines.
Money supply growth picks up slightly as banks continue to lend out more Bank lending continued to grow but at a slower pace.
Philippine share prices rebound on bargain hunting Rockwell Land ups capex for 2015 EastWest takes in Ageas as partner for life insurance venture Asian stocks up but wary of China, dollar retreats from highs Delta eyes Asia alliances, sees limited U.S. consolidation As economies stumble, where is Southeast Asia's fiscal firepower? Pepsi-Cola Philippines to start manufacturing Cheetos snack foods this year
VIDEO | Days before class opening and K to 12 rollout, public schools grapple with usual woes 28-May-15, 11:06 PM | Romel Lopez, News5 | With InterAksyon.com In many public schools in the country, officials are frenziedly trying to find ways to fill in shortages and lack of resources. But DepEd is unfazed by critics of K to 12 who say the entire system if woefully unprepared, and K to 12 will only leave more students falling through the cracks.
Reynato Puno says BBL cannot guarantee peace in Mindanao 28-May-15, 6:09 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno says only a change in the country's political system can avert a possible crisis that could tear the nation apart if the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law is either passed or rejected.
VIDEO | Treason, sedition charges filed against gov't negotiating panel over BBL 28-May-15, 7:27 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com | With News5 Video Even before it could became law, the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) faces its first legal challenge before a local court, which accused its framers of treason and inciting to sedition.
Philippine economy slows sharply in Q1, but NEDA sees growth pick-up on back of infra spending 28-May-15, 10:34 AM| InterAksyon.com | With a report from Gerard dela Pena, News5 (UPDATE 2, 6:20 p.m.) The country's GDP grew by 5.2 percent in the January to March period, slowing from 5.6 percent in the same three months of the previous year and the 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. Pulling down growth were services and household spending.
DEAFENING SILENCE | Suu Kyi sidesteps Rohingya migrant crisis for political pragmatism 29-May-15, 11:47 AM| Kelly Macnamara, Agence France-Presse Aung San Suu Kyi was once an unassailable champion of Myanmar's powerless. But her refusal to speak up for a persecuted Muslim minority at the heart of a migrant crisis has cast doubt over her moral force - and even earned a gentle rebuke from fellow Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama.
'HANDS OFF THE PHILIPPINES' | Nationalists to hold June 12 rally for sovereignty 28-May-15, 9:15 AM| InterAksyon.com Amid the increasing tensions triggered by China's aggressive reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands, nationalist groups are gearing up for a what they envision as a massive rally on June 12 to assert the country's sovereignty.
ITAGA SA BATO | US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines 28-May-15, 7:30 AM| Agence France-Presse | InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 10:09 a.m.) US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains 'ironclad' and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea.
FOI bill in line for plenary debate, but will it open up SALNs to scrutiny? 29-May-15, 12:44 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Advocates have heightened their push for the passage of the Freedom of Information bill by the House of Representatives with the measure ready to be tackled in plenary. But will an FOI law truly allow access to such information as the SALN of public officials?
WEEKEND GUIDE | May 29 to 31: Last Hurrah for the Summer: bazaars, festivals, and more Spend the last weekend of your summer going out to bazaars, festivals, and other events.
CHOW BUZZ | Gypsy Filipino Chef Yana’s SALO Series at Il Ponticello and Your Local, May 30 and 31 Get the chance to meet this passionate chef and Filipino food crusader in two special pop-up benefit dinners this weekend.
CANVAS launches 12th Romeo Forbes Children’s Storywriting competition Write a children's book story based on Alee Garibay's painting, get the chance to be published and win Php 45,000
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