NO BIO PAMBOTO? | Meron sa mall 03-Jul-15, 7:21 PM | Jet Villa,

4 people killed, 7 others injured in Catbalogan road crash 03-Jul-15, 5:23 PM | Ricky Bautista,

36 Butuan City pupils in hospital after eating expired chocolate candy 03-Jul-15, 8:49 PM | Story and Photo by Erwin Mascarinas,

Death toll from Ormoc ferry sinking rises to 45 as search resumes 03-Jul-15, 8:21 AM | Erwin Tulfo, News5 | Lottie Salarda and Ricky Bautista, (UPDATE 7, WITH VIDEO - 9:12 p.m.) The death toll from a passenger ferry that sank soon after leaving the port of Ormoc City, Leyte Thursday has risen to 45 as five bodies were retrieved from the capsized vessel on Friday, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

95,000 people affected, more schools shut down as floods worsen in Maguindanao 03-Jul-15, 8:39 AM | Dennis Arcon, The floods inundating Maguindanao worsened, affecting more than 95,000 residents in 13 towns of the central Mindanao province by Friday, up from 89,000 the day before, and shutting down 32 schools.

VIDEO | Ingredient in making plastic containers present in 'fake' rice, NFA tests show 04-Jul-15, 12:22 AM | Beverly Natividad, News5 The National Food Authority has confirmed there is an additive - an ingredient used to soften plastic material - in the 'fake rice' bought in Davao City.


India\ India's push to save cows starves Bangladesh of beef Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have a new mandate under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government this year - stop cattle from…

MWSS seeks fresh bids for P18.72-billion dam project MWSS seeks fresh bids for P18.72-billion dam project The Philippine government on Friday launched a fresh round of bidding for a contract to design and build an P18.72-billion ($415.17-million) dam that will be…

Monsada takes over as DOE officer-in-charge as Petilla resigns Monsada takes over as DOE officer-in-charge as Petilla resigns Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla formally resigned Friday, a move seen as preparatory to joining the race for the Senate in 2016. Undersecretary Zenaida Monsada was…


Expect minimal impact of 'Grexit' on Philippine economy, says GlobalSource 03-Jul-15, 10:39 AM | Rain Castro, The Philippines has no merchandise trade with Greece, while remittances account for 1.4 percent of the total.

Philippines gears up for arbitral tribunal hearing on China case next week 03-Jul-15, 2:28 PM | The Philippines will argue its case before the Arbitral Tribunal in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands on July 07-13, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

Church leaders' alliance prods govt, NDF to resume peace talks soon 03-Jul-15, 6:08 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform, the largest ecumenical formation of church leaders in the country, on Friday urged the government and the communist National Democratic Front to immediately resume peace negotiations 'to address the roots of the armed conflict.'

Vitangcol, 5 others indicted over MRT3 mess 03-Jul-15, 4:26 PM| Jaime Sinapit, The Office of the Ombudsman has indicted the MRTs's former general manager and five incorporators of Philippine Trans Rail Management and Services Corporation for allegedly conspiring with the irregular award of an MRT3 interim maintenance service contract to the latter.

Signal No. 2 over Isabela, Quirino, northern Aurora as ‘Egay’ nears Northern Luzon 04-Jul-15, 7:25 AM| The state weather bureau has hoisted public storm warning Signal No. 2 over Isabela, Quirino and northern Aurora as tropical storm 'Egay' (international name 'Linfa') maintained it strength and continued to near Northern Luzon Saturday morning.

VIDEO | Bocaue ensures safety of fluvial parade 22 years after 'pagoda tragedy' 03-Jul-15, 7:19 AM| Mia Reyes, News5 Twenty-two years after 1993's 'pagoda tragedy,' the town of Bocaue, Bulacan continues to work to ensure the accident that claimed close to 300 lives during the fluvial parade celebrating the Feast of the Mahal na Krus sa Wawa (Holy Cross of Wawa) does not happen again.

NO BIO PAMBOTO? | Meron sa mall 03-Jul-15, 7:21 PM| Jet Villa, The Commission on Elections is going to the malls to reach out to voters, over 4 million of whom need to undergo voter validation to be able to vote for the 2016 polls.

China airstrip operational possibly within the year, say experts; will ADIZ follow? 02-Jul-15, 10:08 AM| Reuters | With DJ Sta. Ana, News5 UPDATE, 3:30 p.m- China's nearly completed 3,000-meter long airstrip, its first, on one of the artificial islands it created in the Spratlys, could be operational before yearend, heightening concern over Beijing's perceived intention in controlling air and sea traffic in the South China Sea.

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