TODAY'S HEADLINES

North Korea launches rocket, Japan takes no action as rocket passes Okinawa Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 9:40 AM | Agence France-Presse, Philippines News Agency, Xinhua

Comelec: Enough time to take Seneres's name from ballots Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 10:09 AM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com

Edsa Evolution experimental road-sharing along Roxas Blvd. today Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 6:47 AM | Catherine J. Teves, Philippines News Agency

PHOTO | DFA exec: It’s 13, not 14, female OFWs killed in Iraq fire Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 9:03 AM | InterAksyon.com The number of overseas Filipino workers who were killed in the Capitol Hotel fire in Erbil, Iraq is 13, not 14, Philippine charge d'affaires to Baghdad Elmer Cato said in his Facebook page.

Poe regains lead in Pulse Asia Survey Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 11:04 AM | InterAksyon.com Despite unresolved questions about her residency and citizenship, Senator Grace Poe regained the lead in Pulse Asia's latest survey on the presidential choice of voters, with Vice President Jejomar Binay, administration bet Manuel Roxas II and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tied in second place.

Binay camp: Poll numbers always fluid; most important survey is Election Day Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 8:49 PM | InterAksyon.com The camp of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, who is aspiring for the presidency, says his close and direct rapport with the electorate will remain constant whatever the survey numbers indicate.


BUSINESS NEWS

China grapples with contradictions over currency China grapples with contradictions over currency China is struggling to reconcile its push for economic reforms and a freely traded currency with curbing massive outflows of capital sparked by worries over…

Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest Many workers with unpaid wages at an apartment complex construction site in Hebei province are not joining China's legion of migrant workers returning home to…

Meralco to hike electricity rate by P0.42/kWh Meralco to hike electricity rate by P0.42/kWh The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said it will increase the overall rate of its electricity prices by P0.42 per kilowatthour (kWh) to P8.82 per kWh…

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'Too poor to have a lawyer but not to run for Senate?' - rights lawyers mock Palparan Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 12:00 PM | InterAksyon.com Human rights lawyers mocked retired Army general Jovito Palparan for claiming he can no longer afford lawyers to defend him on charges over the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan.

Gazmin confirms Cagayan de Oro's Lumbia airport to become US military depot Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 8:19 AM | Philippine News Agency Cagayan de Oro's Lumbia airport will be converted into a US military depot Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin confirmed.

BIFF tries to blow up Maguindanao bridge, clashes with Army Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 10:21 AM| Philippine News Agency The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters tried to blow up a bridge in Maguindanao and then clashed with soldiers sent to defuse the bomb Friday afternoon, the military said.

115 party-list groups make it to ballots Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 7:57 AM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Elections has cleared 115 party-list groups for inclusion in the official ballots for the May 9 elections, although a number of them may eventually be disqualified.

ITF to bring complaint to ILO over GPH failure to probe killings of trade unionists Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 6:48 PM| InterAksyon.com The International Transport Workers' Federation, with the National Confederation of Transport Workers' Unions and the Center of United and Progressive Workers, will bring a complaint to ILO over the government's failure to adequately investigate murders and victimization of unionists.

EcoWaste Coalition: Recycle/repurpose illegal campaign tarps Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 1:25 PM| InterAksyon.com EcoWaste Coalition, the environmental watchdog group, calls for efforts to keep illegal election campaign propaganda materials out of garbage dumps by recycling or repurposing them.

No kissing, experts warn after finding Zika in saliva, urine Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 12:10 PM| Pedro Fonseca, Reuters Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its president to urge pregnant women not to kiss strangers just as local carnival celebrations begin.

5 dead, many feared trapped after Taiwan quake topples buildings Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 6:57 AM| Agence France-Presse (UPDATE 3 - 12:18 p.m.) A powerful earthquake in Taiwan felled a 16-story apartment complex full of families who had gathered for Lunar New Year celebrations in the early hours of Saturday, with at least five dead and more than 30 feared trapped.

 
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