TODAY'S HEADLINES

DUTERTE VS DE LIMA | Timeline of a battle over death Fri, Feb 24, 2017, 1:12 PM | Agence France-Presse

Leni warns against 'lies, rhetoric of fear, doom' Fri, Feb 24, 2017, 6:59 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon

'IT'S AN HONOR TO BE JAILED' | De Lima gives up to CIDG arresting team Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 10:46 PM | Ernie Reyes and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com | Maeanne los Banos, News5 (UPDATE 7 - 9:45 p.m., Feb 24, 2017) Insisting on her innocence and declaring it 'an honor to be jailed for what I believe in,' Senator Leila de Lima gave up to police officers who had waited overnight to serve the warrant for her arrest issued by a Muntinlupa City trial court on drug charges.

'KURYENTE'? | Aguirre reports ambush on drug convict's wife; PNP says, 'What ambush?' Fri, Feb 24, 2017, 3:43 PM | InterAksyon.com Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre on Friday morning said the wife of a convict vital to the DOJ's cases against Sen. Leila de Lima had survived an ambush in Makati. By noon, the Makati police chief was on the radio to deliver an update on the news: they'd received no report of any such 'ambush'.

Korean embassy blasts Aguirre for 'wrong, misleading, unfounded' claims on 'Korean mafia' Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 9:26 PM | InterAksyon.com | With a report from Ernie Reyes Justice Secretary Vitallano Aguirre on Thursday told a Senate panel the 'Korean mafia' is present in the Philippines and added that 'even some people at the Korean embassy are compromised' by the group. That drew a swift and angry reaction from the Korean embassy in Manila.


BUSINESS NEWS

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Philippine Stock Exchange nets P701 million in 2016 Philippine Stock Exchange nets P701 million in 2016 The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) on Friday said its profit surged by 3 percent to P701.54 million in 2016 on the back of higher…

Peso ends week flat at P50.21 as PSEi succumbs to profit-taking Peso ends week flat at P50.21 as PSEi succumbs to profit-taking The Philippine peso finished the week flat at P50.21 from P50.22 Thursday, partly due to the dollar's retreat following US President Donald Trump's comment that…

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Chinese commerce minister abruptly postpones PH trip: sources Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 2:15 PM | Manuel Mogato, Reuters China's commerce minister decided at the last minute to postpone an official trip to the Philippines on Thursday to sign about 40 joint projects worth billions of dollars, sources at the Philippines trade and finance ministries said.

WATCH | Laguna lawmaker, ex-senator Madrigal debunk Aguirre's P100-M bribery claim Fri, Feb 24, 2017, 11:25 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com | Romel Lopez, News5 Laguna Representative Marlyn Alonte-Naguiat denied Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirree II's claims of her involvement in a supposed attempt to bribe convicts at the National Bilibid Prisons to retract their testimonies against Senator Leila de Lima.

Want accreditation to cover Malacanang? It'll be your 'responsibility' to run Palace PR Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 6:04 PM| InterAksyon The draft guidelines of the Presidential Communication Office for social media accreditation spell out the responsibilities of social media practitioners who want to be accredited – and, presumably, want to stay accredited.

MARIE YUVIENCO | Anything but a coward: no wheelchairs and medical miracles for Leila Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 6:28 AM| Marie Yuvienco Someone who used to wear a neck brace must be experiencing a bit of Schadenfreude after Leila de Lima was slapped with three criminal charges of allegedly receiving bribes from drug lords.

Household 'drug-free' stickers to replace 'Tokhang' - DILG Fri, Feb 24, 2017, 8:33 AM| Renz Ongkiko, News5 The Department of Interior and Local Government has come up with a new program to replace Oplan 'Tokhang,' the controversial door-to-door anti-narcotics campaign that was scrapped after the scandal over the kidnapping and murder of a Korean businessman by a gang of law enforcers.

Senators vote 10-7-5 to reopen probe on Davao Death Squad - sources Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 2:58 AM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Allies of the Duterte administration on Tuesday failed to block a new inquiry into the Death Squad a day after a retired Davao senior police officer made a public confession about the vigilante group.

China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - US officials Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 5:37 PM| A Reuters Exclusive by Idrees Ali China, in an early test of US President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two US officials told Reuters.

News organizations barred from White House briefing Sat, Feb 25, 2017, 8:09 AM| Ayesha Rascoe, Reuters The White House excluded several major US news organizations, including some it has openly criticized, from an off-camera briefing held by the White House press secretary on Friday, representatives of the organizations said.

 
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