GALLERY | Standing ground at the 'People's SONA' 29-Jul-14, 5:02 PM | JL Burgos, special to (text and photos)

Cardinal Tagle: Vatican announces Pope Francis' PH visit - Jan. 15 -19 29-Jul-14, 8:24 PM | Bernard Testa,

LPA is now tropical depression 'Inday' 29-Jul-14, 12:56 PM |

Supplemental budget for DAP projects still being done, complies with SC ruling - Coloma 29-Jul-14, 4:49 PM | | With a PNA Report UPDATE 6:31PM - There is no fixed amount yet for the 2014 supplemental budget that President Benigno Aquino III is asking Congress to pass to cover projects previously funded by DAP because the Budget department is still working on it, a Palace official said Tuesday.

PNoy inviting constitutional crisis by asking Congress to redefine budgetary terms - lawmaker 29-Jul-14, 11:28 AM | An activist lawmaker warned Tuesday that Congress could trigger a constitutional crisis if it heeds President Benigno Aquino III's call to pass a joint resolution defining certain budgetary terms.

Cardinal Tagle: Vatican announces Pope Francis' PH visit - Jan. 15 -19 29-Jul-14, 8:24 PM | Bernard Testa, His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle confirms the Vatican announcement this noon (Rome time) regarding the inclusive dates of Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines.

San Miguel, Lucio Tan Group in talks for PAL buyout 28-Jul-14, 6:05 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar, San Miguel Corp is in talks for the sale of its 49-percent stake in PAL back to the Lucio Tan Group.

Sulu security breakdown alarms AFP as dead from ASG ambush now 25 29-Jul-14, 3:24 PM | Jaime Sinapit, (UPDATE - 7:12 p.m) The AFP spokesman says the massacre by suspected elements of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) of non-combatants - including women and children enroute to a celebration of the end of Ramadan - is of utmost concern in terms of security, as the number of fatalities rose to 25.

PNoy's family, other controlling shareholders sell sugar heirloom 28-Jul-14, 7:23 PM| Krista Angela M. Montealegre, The family of President Benigno Aquino III and other controlling shareholders of Central Azucarera de Tarlac Inc (CAT) have divested their stake for P1.80 billion.

EU's Ashton pushes peaceful options in South China Sea rows, backs Mindanao peace 29-Jul-14, 6:38 PM| UPDATE 10:56 PM) A ranking European Union official affirmed the EU commitment to pushing for stability in the South China Sea, sustained peace in Mindanao, more effective disaster risk reduction and to expanding economic relations between EU member countries and the Philippines.

VIDEO, SONA 2014 | PNoy: Start thinking about 2016 28-Jul-14, 5:45 PM| (UPDATE 3: 8:42PM) President Aquino, in an emotional State of the Nation Address on Monday, challenged Filipinos to begin looking beyond his administration and decide who will continue - or stop - his reform and 'transformation' agenda in 2016.

POST-SONA 2014 | PNoy missed out on post-Yolanda risk-reduction efforts - aid groups 29-Jul-14, 3:39 PM| International aid groups engaged in rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the wake of super typhoon Yolanda said President Benigno Aquino III missed out on detailing his administration's efforts to rebuild areas devastated by the storm and his 'broader disaster risk reduction policies.'

JUST CALL IT 'EQ' | Crying President neither weak nor over-sensitive, says Palace 29-Jul-14, 7:42 PM| It's simply part of his "emotional intelligence', not a sign of weakness nor over-sensitivity to critics, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma says, alluding to President Aquino tearing up towards the end of his fifth SONA.

POST-SONA2014 | Debt watchdog lists 3 gut issues for transformation 29-Jul-14, 7:52 AM| Freedom from Debt Coalition Did DAP reduce debt? Should Congress grant the Executive's plan for emergency powers to avert power outages next year? What major budget reforms must be pursued aside from a supplemental budget?

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