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VIDEO | Postscript on SONA 2015: too many details, but silent where it mattered 29-Jul-15, 6:02 AM | Maricel Halili, News5 | InterAksyon.com

Millions in Yemen on brink of starvation, Oxfam warns 29-Jul-15, 1:21 AM | Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation

P3-T budget for 2016 is submitted to Congress 28-Jul-15, 4:19 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Budget Secretary Florencio Abad says the proposed 2016 budget will not only provide inclusive development for all Filipinos, but will likewise make this growth sustainable past 2016.

Over half of Filipino families see themselves as poor - SWS 28-Jul-15, 1:18 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Over half of Filipino families consider themselves poor, the results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey showed.

Your share of the national debt in June: P62,984 28-Jul-15, 10:01 PM | Rain Castro, InterAksyon.com The national government's debt rose on account of higher borrowings from both local and foreign sources.


7 million expected to join metrowide quake drill on July 30 28-Jul-15, 5:08 PM | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com Some 7 million people are expected to participate in Thursday’s (July 30) metrowide quake drill, for which the MMDA firmed up preparations in its last meeting with business groups, state agencies and 17 local government units in the metropolis, and the diplomatic corps.

China conducts air, sea drills in South China Sea 28-Jul-15, 11:45 PM | Megha Rajagopalan, Reuters China said it conducted air and sea drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbors.

VIDEO | VP Binay scowling no more after SONA snub, rebuke; promises own speech 'in due time' 28-Jul-15, 3:26 PM| JV Arcena, News5 | InterAksyon.com UPDATED WITH VIDEO-A smiling VP Binay faced the press Tuesday morning, after ignoring interview requests Monday as he left the Batasan complex, where the President's SONA thanked everyone in his Cabinet except Binay, whom he chided - without naming him - for criticizing his administration.

$3B ADB lending boost to help end Philippines Muslim rebellion 28-Jul-15, 8:21 PM| Agence France-Presse The Asian Development Bank is to lend about $3 billion to the Philippines over the next three years, part of which will help support a peace deal ending a long-running Muslim insurgency.

MVP to receive prestigious RVR award for nation building 29-Jul-15, 4:21 AM| Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com PLDT chair Manny V. Pangilinan is set to receive Wednesday (July 30) the prestigious Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. award for nation building. The selection panel cited his excellent entrepreneurial spirit, good corporate citizenship and passion for nation building.

DOTC wants MRT-3 owner to drop raps vs. addition of 48 train cars 28-Jul-15, 6:24 PM| Philippines News Agency Taking its cue from President Benigno S. Aquino III’s last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on Tuesday urged the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) owner to drop its bid to stop the addition of 48 new train cars to the rail system.

Junjun Binay asks CA to resolve bid to stop suspension after Ombudsman, DILG miss deadline 28-Jul-15, 1:58 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay has asked the Court of Appeals to rule on his bid to stop his suspension after Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and the Department of Interior and Local Government missed the deadline to submit their comments to his petition.

VIDEO | PNP to file charges vs militants who mauled undercover cops 29-Jul-15, 8:32 AM| France Noguera, News5 The Philippine National Police (PNP) is bent on filing charges against militants for mauling undercover policemen who were monitoring the protest movement outside the Batasan Pambansa before President Aquino delivered his last State of the Nation Address on Monday.

 
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