TODAY'S HEADLINES

BOC admits: No record of guns, drugs in Balikbayan boxes 03-Sep-15, 7:48 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

Pope to lead thousands through New York's Central Park 03-Sep-15, 12:00 PM | Agence France-Presse

Japan police urge vigilance against 'yakuza' gang violence 03-Sep-15, 10:59 PM | Agence France-Presse

VIDEO | OFWs hail Lina apology, but shipper's tax hike means P250 pass-on cost per balikbayan box 03-Sep-15, 6:04 PM | InterAksyon.com | Ruel Otieco, News5 UPDATE - Support groups welcomed an apology by Customs chief Lina on Thursday, but a new irritant looms between BoC and the OFWs: the BoC's doubling of shipping container taxes, which effectively spells a pass-on cost to OFWs: of an additional P100 per box initially, and P250 by ChristmaS.

VIDEO, SPEECH | At business forum, Binay vows: Cha-cha, better infra, sanctity of contracts 03-Sep-15, 3:23 PM | InterAksyon.com | JV Arcena, News5 UPDATE2, 11:58 PM-Promising a more consultative, inclusive and facilitative presidency, Vice President Binay told foreign and local businessmen Thursday he will champion policies and programs that promote growth while boosting human development and narrowing socioeconomic inequities in society.

VIDEO | Inquest held on Abaya shooting case as van driver succumbs to injuries 03-Sep-15, 11:56 PM | Mon Gualvez, News5 Authorities have completed the inquest on the son of a former general, who now faces various charges for spraying with automatic fire a commuter van Tuesday night in Quezon City, as one more fatality was added Thursday to his victims.


BUSINESS NEWS

PAL letting go of ground handling, non-core services in domestic station restructuring PAL letting go of ground handling, non-core services in domestic station restructuring Philippine Airlines (PAL) management said Thursday it will undertake a business restructuring of its domestic station effective November 9, 2015, in line with efforts to…

Cignal TV posts 1-M subscribers goal as exec announces mobile streaming service Cignal TV posts 1-M subscribers goal as exec announces mobile streaming service Pay-TV provider Cignal TV reached its 2015 target of one million subscribers in August, making it the first pay-TV provider to do so in the…

VIDEO, SPEECH | At business forum, Binay vows: Cha-cha, better infra, sanctity of contracts VIDEO, SPEECH | At business forum, Binay vows: Cha-cha, better infra, sanctity of contracts UPDATE2, 11:58 PM-Promising a more consultative, inclusive and facilitative presidency, Vice President Binay told foreign and local businessmen Thursday he will champion policies and programs…

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VOX POP : UP community condemns killings of LUMADS in Mindanao 03-Sep-15, 11:43 AM | Bernard Testa The UP community expresses sadness and outrage over the killings of two Lumad leaders and a third civilian - the latest casualties in a months-long campaign of alleged harassment by government forces against indigenous tribes in the Caraga region.

VIDEO, SPEECH | As Binay goes to WBF, Roxas goes to Mindanao for biz forum, DILG awarding 04-Sep-15, 12:24 AM | JV Arcena, News5 | InterAksyon.com Interior Secretary Roxas and VP Binay, the two fiercest rivals for the 2016 presidential race, separately wooed businessmen on Thursday. Binay was at the Wallace Business Forum. Roxas appeared at the Mindanao Business Forum, where he vowed all-out support for pushing passage of the BBL.

VIDEO | Is there a solution to the fifth worst traffic in the world? 04-Sep-15, 7:17 AM| Branden Milla, News5 The Philippines has the fifth worst traffic in the world, a recent study says, courtesy of course of Metro Manila's nightmarish gridlocks, especially on EDSA. And none of the schemes supposed to solve the problem - number coding, odd-even, yellow lanes, the truck ban - have worked.

MAY 'DECKING' PA RIN | OFWs still pay high fees to Gamca clinics for medical tests 03-Sep-15, 11:30 AM| InterAksyon.com More than one month after the joint circular of four departments against the so-called "decking referral system," many prospective and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for the Middle East are still paying excessive fees to the 19 Gamca clinics for their medical examinations.

BOC admits: No record of guns, drugs in Balikbayan boxes 03-Sep-15, 7:48 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Grilling from Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos yielded an admission from the Bureau of Customs that, indeed, there is no record, so far, of guns or drugs smuggled in via Balikbayan Boxes.

SHOT ONE BY ONE | Teenage survivor recounts 'massacre' of Bukidnon lumad 04-Sep-15, 9:06 AM| Cong B. Corrales, InterAksyon.com A 15-year old Manobo faced media in Cagayan de Oro City to recount how his elderly father, two brothers and two other relatives were shot one by one in a 'massacre' that the military insists was a 'legitimate encounter' with rebels in Pangantucan, Bukidnon.

1 in 4 tourists hate 'heavy traffic' - DOT 2013 survey 03-Sep-15, 1:28 PM| InterAksyon.com As early as 2013, a survey of the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed that one in every four tourists said "heavy traffic" is the one thing they hated the most.

LP survey with Roxas as winner sends Binay laughing 03-Sep-15, 5:14 PM| JV Arcena, News5 Let's respect the press release of the Liberal Party. That sums up the dismissive, sarcastic reaction of Vice President Jejomar Binay to an earlier announcement by the LP that an internal survey it commissioned showed Interior Secretary Mar Roxas defeating Binay in 2016 in a one-on-one fight.

 
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