TODAY'S HEADLINES

Pimentel orders Jun-Jun Binay released 29-Jan-15, 10:46 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

DOF, BIR lobbying PNoy to veto hiked tax exemption cap on bonuses - Quimbo 29-Jan-15, 8:14 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead 29-Jan-15, 3:46 AM | Letitia Stein, Reuters

HOME ARE THE HEROES | Remains of 42 SAF personnel arrive in Manila 29-Jan-15, 8:51 AM | Photos by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com

Pinoys to PNoy: Why were you able to attend DongYan wedding but not the arrival honors for SAF cops? 30-Jan-15, 2:04 AM | InterAksyon.com | video report by Roices Naguit, News5 Twitterverse was filled with rage on Thursday. And the anger and frustration were directed at President Benigno Aquino III, specifically his absence during the arrival honors at the Villamor Airbase for the elite cops who were killed in Maguindanao.

IS MARWAN DEAD? | Man in bloody photo said to be the Malaysian terror suspect circulates 29-Jan-15, 11:55 PM | InterAksyon.com | Video report by Erel Cabtbat, News Is Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorist already dead? Mindanao Examiner has published a photo sent to the regional newspaper that is purportedly a mug shot of the bloodied face of Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, a Jemaah Islamiyah bomb-making expert.

HOME ARE THE HEROES | Remains of 42 SAF personnel arrive in Manila 29-Jan-15, 8:51 AM | Photos by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 5 - 2:33 p.m.) The bodies of 42 of the policemen slain in clashes with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Mamasapano, Maguindanao have arrived in Manila.

DFA chief to Asean: Take a stand on China's massive reclamation work in West PH Sea 29-Jan-15, 9:36 PM | Michaela del Callar, Philippine News Agency Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario urged the Asean to take a stand on China's massive reclamation works on disputed areas in the South China Sea, warning that such activities could eventually threaten all 10 members of the regional bloc.

Pimentel orders Jun-Jun Binay released 29-Jan-15, 10:46 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 5 - 12:46 p.m.) Makati City Mayor Erwin Jejomar 'Jun-jun' Binay was ordered released after being briefly detained at the Senate on Thursday following his arrest on orders of the Blue Ribbon committee earlier in the day.

Senate-Binay tension pits Marcos-era human rights lawyers vs scion of democracy champs 29-Jan-15, 6:23 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Saying they simply wished to remind everyone that due process cannot be compromised, Joker Arroyo and Rene Saguisag - Marcos-era human rights lawyers - showed up at the Senate which had moved to arrest Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. They faced off with Sens. Koko Pimentel and TG Guingona.

PH tries to stop Pinay drug mule's death by firing squad in Indonesia 29-Jan-15, 10:39 PM| Agence France-Presse The Philippines is trying to prevent the execution of a female citizen, who faces death by firing squad in Indonesia for drug smuggling, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

To remove any hint of bias, groups call for formation of independent body to probe Mamasapano clash 29-Jan-15, 7:41 PM| InterAksyon.com | JV Arcena, News5 with reports from Renz Ongkiko (UPDATE 2 - 8:32 p.m.) At least two groups - one representing retired military officers, the other, a think tank composed of Muslim leaders - on Thursday called for the formation of an independent body to investigate the Mamasapano clash between the PNP-SAF and the MILF.

VIDEO | So close? Pacman, Mayweather chat in Miami - and is that a PH flag on Mayweather's hoodie? 28-Jan-15, 10:20 AM| InterAksyon.com Boxing greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather were both in the house during a Miami Heat game on Tuesday evening, further fueling speculation that the fighters are drawing nearer to potentially one of the richest bouts in history.

NGOs, poll watchdog ask SC to stop Comelec from granting 2016 contracts to Smartmatic 28-Jan-15, 6:11 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Several nongovernment organizations and an election monitoring group are asking the Supreme Court to stop Smartmatic-TIM from participating in the procurement of the automated election system (AES) and other contracts related to the 2016 national and local elections.

Ombudsman asks SC to order Jinggoy's transfer to Camp Bagong Diwa 29-Jan-15, 9:07 AM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The Office of the Ombudsman has asked the Supreme Court to Senator Jose 'Jinggoy' Estrada transferred from the Philippine National Police-Custodial Center in Camp Crame to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

 
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