TODAY'S HEADLINES

Lacierda questioning TSONA is over-reaction, harassment - Binay camp 04-Aug-15, 2:12 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

CA directs Senator Trillanes to explain magistrate bribery accusation 04-Aug-15, 5:22 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

7 Pampanga towns told to brace for 9-hour brownouts 04-Aug-15, 3:28 PM | Jess Malabanan, InterAksyon.com

VIDEO | What does Mar need to do to boost his image? 04-Aug-15, 1:40 PM | Carla Lim, News5

'SIMULA PA LANG ITO' | 1,200 Mar backers in Greenhills 'show of force' 04-Aug-15, 11:33 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 4 - 5:14 p.m.) Around 1,200 politicians, including lawmakers and local government leaders, gathered in a “show of force” and pledged support for Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II, who President Benigno Aquino III recently anointed the administration standard bearer in the 2016 elections.

VIDEO | Binay TSONA blasts Administration's 'incompetence, thievery' 03-Aug-15, 8:06 PM | InterAksyon.com | Video Report by JV Arcena, News5 | Radyo5 UPDATED, WITH VIDEO - VP Binay delivers his alternative 'True SONA' describing the Disbursement Acceleration Program as the budget master scam where only one centavo out of each peso in DAP funds was for the poor.

South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks 04-Aug-15, 12:58 PM | Jerome Taylor, Agence France-Presse China was on a diplomatic collision course with some of its neighbors and the United States over its controversial island-building, as regional security talks opened Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur.


Comelec eyes possible extension of 2016 election campaign periods to counter epal bets 03-Aug-15, 5:59 PM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Elections is looking at extending the campaign period for national and local bets by one month and 75 days, respectively, as a strategy to counter so-called epal aspirants.

South Korean president sacks health minister over MERS outbreak 04-Aug-15, 2:33 PM | Agence France-Presse South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday replaced her health minister, who was widely blamed for the government's poor response to the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome that killed 36 people.

West Philippine Sea row may impact UN development goals - Sachs 03-Aug-15, 11:53 PM| Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Budding geopolitical flash points - such as the West Philippine Sea dispute - pose significant risks to the attainment of the UN's sustainable development goals, says renowned development economist Jeff Sachs. But China's vision of progress could also rein in any tendency to escalate the conflict.

China may be preparing second Spratly airstrip: think-tank 04-Aug-15, 12:34 AM| Agence France-Presse Beijing could be preparing to build a second 3,000-meter airstrip on an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea, a Washington-based think-tank said.

DND junks P6.5-billion missile project for territorial defense with Israel 04-Aug-15, 7:14 AM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com The Department of National Defense (DND) has junked the Army's P6.5-billion Shore-Based Missile System (SBMS), a government-to-government negotiated deal with Israel, and realigned this territorial external defense capability to purchase ballistic vests, helmets, and rifles, among others.

San Miguel's Ang sues GMA7's Gozon, other shareholders for estafa 03-Aug-15, 5:15 PM| Brian Maglungsod and Cassandra Lee, InterAksyon.com Ang alleged that Gozon and several others defrauded him of P1 billion.

President Aquino still hopeful of a tie-up with Sen. Poe 03-Aug-15, 4:30 PM| Philippines News Agency President Benigno Aquino III remains optimistic of a partnership with Senator Grace Poe to ensure, he said, that gains under his administration will be sustained in the next regime.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs calls on governments to support sustainable devt goals 03-Aug-15, 3:52 PM| InterAksyon.com Even as the 193 UN member-states agreed Sunday on the 17 sustainable development goals that would guide the development agenda for the next 15 years, The Earth Institute director Jeffrey Sachs made a case for them before international economic and financial experts at the ADB headquarters Monday.

 
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