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Govt forces, MILF rebels report casualties in rare clash 25-Jan-15, 7:06 PM | Agence France-Presse Philippine security forces and the MILF said Sunday they had clashed in the country's south with an unspecified number of casualties, in violence rarely seen since the signing of a peace treaty.

Mindanao governors back Bangsamoro Law, call for improvement of draft 25-Jan-15, 2:54 PM | Philippines News Agency Mindanao governors and local executives expressed their support for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the 36th and last public hearing and consultation conducted by the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro on January 21.

Sen. Miriam to hold Monday hearing on Bangsamoro Law constitutionality 25-Jan-15, 1:53 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Two former senators, constitutional experts, peace panel members, and academicians were summoned by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago to tackle the constitutional issues of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.

BUSINESS NEWS

P-Noy OKs release of much–awaited tobacco funds for Ilocos P-Noy OKs release of much–awaited tobacco funds for Ilocos Good news to the tobacco-producing provinces in Northern Luzon: President Benigno Aquino III has given the green light for the release by the early part…

Eyes on Fed after ECB, other bank stimulus moves Eyes on Fed after ECB, other bank stimulus moves Thursday's larger-than-expected stimulus package from the ECB lifted U.S. stocks, helping indexes post gains for the week after three straight weeks of losses.

After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy ECB President Mario Draghi, who did not attend Davos this year, urged governments to redouble efforts to create a "genuine" economic union.

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President Aquino orders thorough investigation on Zamboanga City blast 25-Jan-15, 8:25 AM | Philippines News Agency President Benigno Aquino III has instructed the police and the military to thoroughly investigate the explosion that rocked Zamboanga City Friday afternoon and killed two people and injured many others.

VIDEO | VP Binay: Amid arrest threat, Mayor Jun-Jun to face BRC contempt raps 25-Jan-15, 3:59 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Vice President Jejomar Binay on Sunday said his son, Makati Mayor Jun-Jun Erwin Binay Jr., is man enough to face any consequences of his firm stand to snub the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee summons.

Militant groups set Monday protest vs DSWD over excursion to 'hide' vagrants from Pope 25-Jan-15, 6:17 PM| Maricel Halili, Aksyon News Alerts | With InterAksyon.com Militant groups are mobilizing for a protest Monday (Jan. 26) in front of the main office of the DSWD, which they accused of bringing hundreds of Manila vagrants to a Batangas resort, as an apparent strategy to hide them from Pope Francis when he visited Manila last Jan. 15-19.

Over 90,0000 Ukrainians internally displaced due to ongoing conflict - UN 25-Jan-15, 9:37 AM| Philippines News Agency | Sputnik Ukraine, which has been suffering from an internal conflict since the spring of last year, now has more than 920,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced in a report.

DFA chief to represent PNoy and personally condole with Saudi king family 25-Jan-15, 9:05 AM| InterAksyon.com Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario will fly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia "to personally convey the condolences of President Benigno S. Aquino III on the passing of King Abdullah bin Adbulaziz Al Saud," the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a one-sentence announcement Sunday.

VIDEO | Probers looking into cause of Tondo fire Sunday morning 25-Jan-15, 2:17 PM| Maricel Halili, Aksyon News Alerts Probers are still looking into what caused a fire that destroyed an apartment building in Tondo, Manila, early Sunday morning.

Only 40% of 1,200 LGUs comply with accessibility law for people with disabilities - Angara 25-Jan-15, 1:47 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Only 40 percent of 1,200 local government units complied with the accessibility law for people with disabilities (PWDs), Senator Edgardo "Sonny" Angara said on Sunday citing a recent report from National Council for Disability Affairs.

These 10 stocks will provide the biggest returns in 2015, says COL Financial 22-Jan-15, 6:16 PM| Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com The stock brokerage has raised its target for the PSEi to 8,300 by yearend.

 
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