With free trade deal, Obama solidifies US pivot to Asia Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 9:15 AM | Jerome Cartillier, Agence France-Presse

El Nino could spark large-scale dengue fever epidemic Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 1:43 AM | Agence France-Presse

VIDEO | Commuters grumble as hitches mar MRT switch to beep cards Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 1:18 AM | Gerard dela Pena, News5

Dinky pushing relocation of displaced Surigao del Sur lumad Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 2:48 PM | Jaime Sinapit, Does the government intend to relocate thousands of lumad who fled their villages in Surigao del Sur because of atrocities committed by military-backed militias instead of working to return them to their communities?

Philippines exhorts China to refrain from coercion, intimidation in WPS row Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 7:17 AM | Philippine News Agency At the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Philippines reiterates its call on China to settle the disputes in the West Philippine Sea [South China Sea] peacefully through arbitration.

Bishops to Aquino: Stop militarizing lumad areas Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 11:03 AM | Diego Mora, The Ecumenical Bishops Forum assailed the Aquino administration for the militarization of lumad communities in Mindanao, saying the eviction of indigenous peoples through threats and summary killings 'will destroy the nation.'


Inflation dips anew to lowest level in September Inflation dips anew to lowest level in September Tempered price movement in food, power and oil rates pushed inflation to another all-time low of 0.4 percent in September, according to the National Economic…

EPI taps Spanish firm to operate-manage 40-MW geothermal plant EPI taps Spanish firm to operate-manage 40-MW geothermal plant Emerging Power Inc. (EPI), a subsidiary of Nickel Asia Corp., has tapped Spanish-firm Tamoin Industrial Services Corp. (TISCO) as the operator and manager of its…

MICP\ MICP's 9-month public auction sales now P331M - Customs The revenue from public auctions from container vans for the month of September alone reached P12.13 million, and P331.89 million over a 9-month period, the…


Recto: Bicol veritable cradle of vice presidential aspirants Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 3:26 PM | Ernie Reyes and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, | News5 With Leni Robredo of Camarines Sur joining the fray, there are at least four contenders for Vice President who trace their roots to the Bicol Region: Robredo, Chiz Escudero, Gregorio Honasan and Antonio Trillanes IV.

VIDEO | Bongbong declares intent to seek vice presidency Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 7:33 PM | | Philippine News Agency | News5 (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Sen. Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr. has declared his intent to seek the vice presidency. Marcos and two other fellow Nacionalistas in the Senate: Alan Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV - are all VP declarants who have yet to find presidential aspirants to attach themselves to.

43 Pangasinan fishermen still missing in West Philippine Sea Mon, Oct 5, 2015, 11:12 PM| Philippine News Agency A fisherman died while 43 others still remained missing when their fishing boats were blown by strong winds and heavy rain during the onslaught of tropical storm "Kabayan" last week.

INSPIRED BY SAF44 | Senate OKs bill on welfare of service members’ dependents Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 12:34 PM| Ernie Reyes, The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill spurred by the death of 44 police commandos in the January 25 Mamasapano incident that ensures the welfare of the dependents of fallen or disabled service members.

Liberal Party: 'Watch out for Leni' Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 2:37 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Describing her as a 'breath of fresh air' in the vice presidential race dominated by male politicians, her allies in the Liberal Party say Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo will have more to show in the coming days to prove her mettle.

Ban Ki-moon nominates COA's Heidi Mendoza as Under-Secretary General for Oversight Services Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 9:23 AM| United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon informs the UN General Assembly of his intention to appoint COA Commissioner Heidi Mendoza as the new Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services for a 5-year non-renewable term.

VIDEO | Angat Dam water level rises due to rains; Maynilad defers 20-hour cut-off Sat, Oct 3, 2015, 7:12 AM| Michelle Orosa-Ople, News5 Customers of Maynilad Water Services Inc. will be spared from the 20-hour water interruption next week because the recent heavy rains brought about by tropical storm “Kabayan” resulted in a slight increase in the water levels of three major dams in Luzon.

Marines foil bomb plot by suspected Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu Tue, Oct 6, 2015, 8:31 AM| Philippine News Agency Alert marines manning a checkpoint call in explosives experts to disable an improvised explosive device concealed in a basket of lanzones fruits along Airport Road in Jolo.

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