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Telcos to NTC: No minimum Net standards for now, let’s measure speed privately -- Newsbytes.ph 05-Jul-15, 3:19 AM | Carlos Nazareno, Newsbytes.ph, InterAksyon.com

IS video shows mass execution in ruins of Syria's Palmyra 05-Jul-15, 2:49 AM | Agence France-Presse

Sugar, flour, rice: panicked Greeks stock up on essentials 05-Jul-15, 3:29 AM | Pauline Froissart, Agence France-Presse

Owner, crew of capsized Philippine ferry charged with murder 04-Jul-15, 2:22 PM | Agence France-Presse (UPDATE, 2:57 p.m.) The Philippine National Police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left 56 dead, an official said Saturday.

'I CLOSED MY EYES AND ENTRUSTED MY LIFE TO GOD' | Yolanda survivor survives Ormoc ferry tragedy 04-Jul-15, 11:37 AM | Leonita Guinocor as told to Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon.com Leonita Guinocor, 57, took the ferry from the island town of Poro in Cebu's Camotes islands to nearby Ormoc City, Leyte early in the morning of July 2 for some errands and expected to be back early that afternoon.

VIDEO | Ingredient in making plastic containers present in 'fake' rice, NFA tests show 04-Jul-15, 12:22 AM | Beverly Natividad, News5 The National Food Authority has confirmed there is an additive - an ingredient used to soften plastic material - in the 'fake rice' bought in Davao City.

BUSINESS NEWS

Europe tensely awaits Greek voters\ Europe tensely awaits Greek voters' decision German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other EU leaders await with trepidation the outcome of a referendum in Greece Sunday that is already dividing opinion in…

DPWH-7 sets P68-million study for Metro Cebu\ DPWH-7 sets P68-million study for Metro Cebu's integrated drainage master plan The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Central Visayas (Region 7) is set to give within the month the notice for a consultant…

Japan pledges $6.1 billion aid to \ Japan pledges $6.1 billion aid to 'Mekong Five' in bid for influence Japan on Saturday pledged $6.1 billion in financial aid to the "Mekong Five" countries as it pushes infrastructure exports and courts influence in a region…

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PICTURE | Elderly man who collapsed outside bank reveals ordinary Greeks' despair 04-Jul-15, 4:19 PM | Agence France-Presse A heartbreaking photograph of an elderly man collapsed on the ground openly crying in despair outside a Greek bank, his savings book and identity card strewn next to him, has captivated people around the world.

Philippines expects to win UN South China Sea case 04-Jul-15, 9:02 PM | Agence France-Presse The Philippines expects a United Nations tribunal to rule in its favor in an increasingly fraught dispute with China over territories in the South China Sea, a presidential spokeswoman said Saturday.

20 MONTHS AFTER HAIYAN | Build tenement houses for 14,000 displaced families - Tacloban City Council 04-Jul-15, 4:44 PM| Philippines News Agency The city council here reiterated their proposal to build tenement houses for families displaced by super typhoon Yolanda.

SINO'NG MAS MATIMBANG? Aquino weighs option between Visaya and Delgado for top military post 04-Jul-15, 5:54 PM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III is now weighing his options on who between Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) chief Lieutenant General Ricardo Visaya and Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Delgado to select as successor of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr.

Telcos to NTC: No minimum Net standards for now, let’s measure speed privately -- Newsbytes.ph 05-Jul-15, 3:19 AM| Carlos Nazareno, Newsbytes.ph, InterAksyon.com ISPs made known their stand to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) that they do not wish the regulatory body to make publicly known the measurement results of individual Internet connection metrics.

Puerto Princesa seeks probe on power crisis 04-Jul-15, 3:23 PM| Philippines News Agency The city council here is seeking the help of the National Power Corporation (NPC) in providing a power barge to ease the power crisis that also affects the whole province, and is calling on the House of Representatives to conduct a "congressional inquiry" on why the problem continues to persist.

17,000 wanted persons nabbed, 66 killed, 115 surrender over 5 months - PNP 04-Jul-15, 1:59 PM| Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com Close to 17,000 wanted persons - 16,917 to be exact - were arrested while 66 were killed and 115 others gave themselves up from January to May, acting Philippine National Police chief Leonardo Espina said Saturday.

NO BIO PAMBOTO? | Meron sa mall 03-Jul-15, 7:21 PM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Elections is going to the malls to reach out to voters, over 4 million of whom need to undergo voter validation to be able to vote for the 2016 polls.

 
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