TODAY'S HEADLINES

BY PINOYS, FOR PINOYS | Google launches crowdsourced song for OFWs 05-Aug-15, 4:08 PM | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

'NBI agents' arrested in Angeles for mulcting from Koreans 05-Aug-15, 2:25 PM | Jess Malabanan, special to InterAksyon.com

CA rules MMDA can't enforce anti-smoking ban but agency unfazed 05-Aug-15, 2:09 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

PH foreign affairs chief urges ASEAN: Prioritize Code of Conduct in South China Sea 05-Aug-15, 11:32 AM | InterAksyon.com Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Tuesday urged his counterparts at the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to prioritize the crafting of a legally binding code of conduct to prevent the escalation of disputes in the South China Sea.

South China Sea land reclamation 'finished' but construction to go on 05-Aug-15, 7:51 PM | Agence France-Presse China said on Wednesday it has finished the land reclamation work in the South China Sea although an ASEAN diplomatic source said it intends to continue constructing on the newly created islands.

VIDEO | Lacierda questions TSONA hosting by state university; Binay camp asks, 'martial law uli?' 04-Aug-15, 2:12 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | News5 Video Report by JV Arcena Vice President Jejomar Binay's camp scores Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda for demanding that Cavite State University, where Binay delivered his 'True State of the Nation Address', explain its hosting of the event.


Some info on Binay 'bribery' of CA justices obtained 'through not so legal means' - Trillanes 05-Aug-15, 10:24 AM | InterAksyon.com Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said part of the information on the bribery allegations he raised against two justices of the Court of Appeals was acquired 'through not so legal means.'

Comelec rules out bidding for PCOS refurbishment, eyes only direct contracting or OMR purchase 04-Aug-15, 9:11 PM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com | With Maricel Halili, News5 And this is how the never-ending PCOS telenovela is finally winding down at the Comelec, which said that after two failed biddings, bidding out the refurbishment of 81,000 PCOS machines is no longer an option. It will either directly contract a firm to refurbish, or buy new OMRs and abandon PCOS.

Pinay madam at center of London sex scandal - report 05-Aug-15, 5:05 PM| Katherine Haddon, Agence France-Presse | InterAksyon.com UPDATE 5:40 PM- Allegations linking former PM Edward Heath to child sex abuse threatened fresh disgrace for Britain's political establishment as claims of high-level historic pedophilia piled up. A Filipino brothel keeper is a key figure in the scandal, says UK's The Telegraph.

VIDEO | Maynilad to carry out rotational service interruption to give way to DPWH project 04-Aug-15, 8:42 PM| Radyo5 | InterAksyon.com | Mitch Orosa Ople, News5 UPDATED WITH VIDEO - Maynilad Water Services Inc. will implement a rotational water interruption scheme starting 1 pm on Monday, August 10, until Thursday, August 14, to allow the utility to finally realign big water pipes to give way to the urgent flood interceptor project of the government.

De Lima orders immediate deportation of Wang Bo, says NBI didn't validate bribery case 05-Aug-15, 5:08 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to 'immediately' deport controversial Chinese national Wang Bo, whose case sparked allegations of bribery and a congressional inquiry.

SC grants activist groups' petition for writ of amparo vs 'harassment' by state agents 04-Aug-15, 11:27 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 12:02 p.m., August 5, 2015) The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the petition of three militant groups, including the largest alliance of state workers, for the issuance of a writ of amparo and habeas data to stop their alleged harassment and surveillance by military and police agents.

CA rules MMDA can't enforce anti-smoking ban but agency unfazed 05-Aug-15, 2:09 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 7:25 p.m.) The Court of Appeals has ruled that the Metro Manila Development Authority cannot implement an anti-smoking campaign, upholding a 2013 ruling by a trial court in Mandaluyong City.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs rallies against coal at ADB meeting 04-Aug-15, 8:13 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs underscores that, to keep global warming at less than 2°C, countries should not just make modest changes; countries have to decarbonize.

 
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