DPWH to close Ayala Bridge all weekends of October Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 4:18 PM |

Hijacker, rapper, and spoken word artist among 11 speakers at TEDxDiliman, Oct. 11 Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 11:17 AM | By Tricia Aquino | Photo by BMLab for TEDxDiliman | Lifestyle Section,

Pinoys warned against illegal, oppressive jobs in Malaysia's Sarawak Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 7:38 AM |

House to OK P3-trillion 2016 budget Friday after Palace certifies measure as urgent Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 8:36 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, The House of Representatives will approve the proposed P3.002-trillion 2016 national budget on Friday, October 9, after Malacanang certified the measure as urgent.

US boosts maritime law enforcement aid to four Asian nations Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 10:25 PM | Agence France-Presse The United States Thursday announced it had quadrupled support to Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia to boost their law enforcement capabilities at sea, but stressed that the move was not connected to a bitter regional maritime dispute with Beijing.

PH close to sealing deal to take in refugees from Australia - The Australian Fri, Oct 9, 2015, 8:19 AM | The Philippines is close to sealing an agreement, 'worth around $150 million,' to take in refugees being held by Australia on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, The Australian newspaper reported on Friday.


As SEA economic woes test reserves, post-Asian-crisis defenses, PHL rests on buffer: OFW flows As SEA economic woes test reserves, post-Asian-crisis defenses, PHL rests on buffer: OFW flows Southeast Asia has spent the best past of two decades shoring defenses against a repeat of the Asian financial crisis, including building up record foreign…

World oil prices edge higher on OPEC remarks World oil prices edge higher on OPEC remarks The oil market drifted higher Thursday as investors digested an upbeat demand forecast from the head of the OPEC crude producers' cartel.

Peso still showing strength against US dollar Peso still showing strength against US dollar The Philippine peso ended Thursday sideways to a dollar on continued risk-on attitude still due to the drop in US September 2015 non-farm payrolls data.


Philippine tax system 'uninviting to investors' - Binay Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 4:20 PM | The current tax system of the Philippines is uninviting to foreign investors, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay said Wednesday, as he pledged support for the now-shelved tax reform bills.

Good governance equals good economics, Roxas tells investors' forum Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 4:29 PM | Liberal Party Standard-bearer Mar Roxas joined 76 local and foreign investors from different partner companies today (October 8) at The Peninsula Manila for the Fourth Annual Deutsche Bank Access Philippines Conference dubbed The Road to Elections 2016: The Candidates Speak.

VIDEO | TUP student evades hostage-taking inside bus; suspect dies in aftermath Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 5:40 PM| Dante Diosina, | Dale de Vera, News5 (UPDATED WITH VIDEO - 8:40 p.m.) A female student receives stress debriefing assistance from operatives of the Manila Police District after she extricated herself from a hostage taker inside a passenger bus on Taft Avenue.

VIDEO | Comelec, Smartmatic claim OMR machines can't be hacked because of strong encryption Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 7:44 PM| Jet Villa, (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) The Commission on Elections and Smartmatic International Corp. claim that almost 94,000 optical mark reader machines to be used in the May 9, 2016 elections cannot be hacked.

VIDEO, MAMASAPANO | NBI-NPS stalled in suing killers of 84th Seaborne commandos Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 2:47 PM| Brian Maglungsod, | Marlene Alcaide, News5 (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) The lack of witnesses to identify the assailants of the nine police commandos in the firefight explains why no charges can yet be filed yet over the death of the men of the 84th.

VIDEO | UN agrees with Clooney human rights suit on behalf of GMA Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 1:38 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, | Zony Reyes-Esguerra, News5 (UPDATED WITH VIDEO - 10:20 p.m.) UN Working Group on Human Rights issues opinion that it considers the continued detention of former president and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as arbitrary.

IMF chief says time is right for carbon tax Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 6:30 AM| Agence France-Presse The time is right for governments to introduce taxes on carbon emissions, which would help fight global warming and raise badly needed revenue, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday.

Navy recovers body believed to be among 13 still-missing fishermen Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 3:42 PM| Philippines News Agency | with A search and rescue team from the Philippine Navy recovered the body of a man believed to be among the missing fishermen in the West Philippine Sea after the onslaught of tropical storm 'Kabayan' last Oct. 2.

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