TODAY'S HEADLINES

Comelec says not buying ‘honest mistake’ claim by Poe in her COC Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 1:33 AM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg says eyeing 2016 run for president: FT Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 1:11 AM | Eric Walsh, Reuters

DOF economist forecasts sustained low inflation environment in 2016 Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 12:37 AM | Joann Santiago, Philippines News Agency

Court hears of lucrative contracts at Spanish princess' tax fraud trial Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 12:03 AM | Laurence Boutreux, Agence France-Presse

More than one million Syrians living under siege: NGOs Tue, Feb 9, 2016, 11:16 PM | Agence France-Presse

No arrest for Misuari as he gathers 2,000 fighters in Sulu Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 3:31 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Reports reaching Manila indicated that former Moro National Liberation Front leader Nur Misuari gathered around 2,000 fighters Sunday night in his house in Indanan, Sulu to discuss organizational developments involving his faction of the MNLF.

90-day campaign period for national bets starts today, Feb. 9 Tue, Feb 9, 2016, 7:14 AM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The 90-day campaign period for national candidates kicks off today with a call from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to avoid committing three mortal sins in campaigning.

Palace accepts resignation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Del Rosario Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 7:10 PM | InterAksyon.com | Roices Naguit, News5 Malacañang has accepted the resignation of Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario due to health issues, effective March 7.


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DOF economist forecasts sustained low inflation environment in 2016 DOF economist forecasts sustained low inflation environment in 2016 An official of the Department of Finance (DOF) continues to see a low inflation environment for the Philippines this 2016 due to lower oil prices…

Palace told to tap P2.5B from contigency fund for OFWs displaced by impact of oil price dip Palace told to tap P2.5B from contigency fund for OFWs displaced by impact of oil price dip The P2.5-billion contigency fund of President Aquino should be used to help returning Overseas Filipino Workers as thousands of OFWs are being laid off in…

Mitsubishi PHL eyes export market Mitsubishi PHL eyes export market Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) will take advantage of the Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) Program by exporting in outbound markets, its President and CEO…

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SCENES | Partylist groups kick off campaign period with costumes, groufies, and karaoke Tue, Feb 9, 2016, 4:04 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Partylist groups largely took advantage of social media and leveraged hot trends to kick-off their representatives' bid for Congress at the start of the official campaign period for national positions in the May polls.

Drilon twits Comelec for sowing poll postponement fears in some areas Tue, Feb 9, 2016, 12:31 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senate President Franklin M. Drilon chided the Commission on Elections on Tuesday for broaching the possibility the May 9 elections may be postponed in some area because of delays in the printing of ballots.

Bishop Bacani bats for Charter clarity on foreign ownership, citizenship issues Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 5:28 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Bishop Teodoro Bacani, one of the framers of the 1978 Constitution, wants to see the next president revisiting Constitutional provisions on foreign ownership, natural born citizenship, the party-list system and anti-dynasty framework to address emerging realities in the country.

Home Guaranty Corporation rebuffs compromise offer on Smokey Mountain project Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 2:32 PM| Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com State-owned Home Guaranty Corp. is not amenable to the P5-billion compromise agreement offered by private contractor R-II Builders to reimburse the state-owned firm’s exposure in the controversial Smokey Mountain Development and Reclamation project.

DOH: Implementing rules for cigarette graphic health warnings out before March Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 7:40 AM| Leilani S. Junio, Philippines News Agency The Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday it is confident that the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for graphic health warnings (GHWs) on cigarette packs can be released before March 2016.

SOLUTION TO METRO TRAFFIC? Kalye Share plus DOST's Hybrid Electric Road Train Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 8:18 AM| Ma. Cristina C. Arayata, Philippines News Agency Kalye Share -- a road sharing campaign spearheaded by the Bayanihan sa Daan Movement -- featured the Hybrid Electric Road Train of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Sunday.

13 female OFWs in Iraqi fire identified: PH embassy in Iraq Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 8:56 AM| InterAksyon.com The Philippine embassy has identified all 13 female overseas Filipino workers who perished in the Capitol Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdistan Friday, charge d'affaires Elmer Cato said in his Facebook page.

VIDEO | Roy Seneres dies of cardiac arrest Mon, Feb 8, 2016, 9:51 AM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com | News5 (UPDATE 3 - 9:35 p.m.) OFW Family Club party-list Rep. Roy Seneres, who withdrew his candidacy for president on Friday, died of cardiac arrest due to complications from diabetes at 8 a.m. Monday.

 
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