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PHOTO | DFA exec: It’s 13, not 14, female OFWs killed in Iraq fire Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 9:03 AM | InterAksyon.com

Syrian president's mother Anissa Assad dies aged 86 Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 7:22 AM | Agence France-Presse

Twitter suspends 125,000 terrorism-related accounts Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 6:15 AM | Philippines News Agency | Xinhua

Edsa Evolution experimental road-sharing along Roxas Blvd. today Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 6:47 AM | Catherine J. Teves, Philippines News Agency

Poe regains lead in Pulse Asia Survey Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 11:04 AM | InterAksyon.com Despite unresolved questions about her residency and citizenship, Senator Grace Poe regained the lead in Pulse Asia's latest survey on the presidential choice of voters, with Vice President Jejomar Binay, administration bet Manuel Roxas II and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tied in second place.

Gazmin confirms Cagayan de Oro's Lumbia airport to become US military depot Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 8:19 AM | Philippine News Agency Cagayan de Oro's Lumbia airport will be converted into a US military depot Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin confirmed.

BIFF tries to blow up Maguindanao bridge, clashes with Army Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 10:21 AM | Philippine News Agency The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters tried to blow up a bridge in Maguindanao and then clashed with soldiers sent to defuse the bomb Friday afternoon, the military said.


BUSINESS NEWS

Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest Many workers with unpaid wages at an apartment complex construction site in Hebei province are not joining China's legion of migrant workers returning home to…

Meralco to hike electricity rate by P0.42/kWh Meralco to hike electricity rate by P0.42/kWh The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said it will increase the overall rate of its electricity prices by P0.42 per kilowatthour (kWh) to P8.82 per kWh…

End-January 2016 GIR level reaches $80.16B End-January 2016 GIR level reaches $80.16B The country's gross international reserves (GIR) stood at US$80.16 billion as of end-January 2016, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. announced…

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'Too poor to have a lawyer but not to run for Senate?' - rights lawyers mock Palparan Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 12:00 PM | InterAksyon.com Human rights lawyers mocked retired Army general Jovito Palparan for claiming he can no longer afford lawyers to defend him on charges over the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan.

Binay camp: Poll numbers always fluid; most important survey is Election Day Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 8:49 PM | InterAksyon.com The camp of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, who is aspiring for the presidency, says his close and direct rapport with the electorate will remain constant whatever the survey numbers indicate.

Sanders, Clinton in dead heat - Reuters/Ipsos poll Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 12:38 PM| Chris Kahn, Reuters Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has erased Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's wide lead for the Democratic presidential nomination since the start of year, putting the two in a dead heat nationally, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

115 party-list groups make it to ballots Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 7:57 AM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Elections has cleared 115 party-list groups for inclusion in the official ballots for the May 9 elections, although a number of them may eventually be disqualified.

VIDEO | Bishop Pabillo expresses dismay over Palace refusal to dismiss misbehaving NPO officials Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 9:23 PM| Erwin Tulfo and Jerico Javier, News5 Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo expresses disappointment over Malaccañang's refusal to heed the dismissal order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman against officials of National Printing Office for grave misconduct and who are now involved with the printing of election ballots.

EcoWaste Coalition: Recycle/repurpose illegal campaign tarps Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 1:25 PM| InterAksyon.com EcoWaste Coalition, the environmental watchdog group, calls for efforts to keep illegal election campaign propaganda materials out of garbage dumps by recycling or repurposing them.

No kissing, experts warn after finding Zika in saliva, urine Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 12:10 PM| Pedro Fonseca, Reuters Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its president to urge pregnant women not to kiss strangers just as local carnival celebrations begin.

5 dead, many feared trapped after Taiwan quake topples buildings Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 6:57 AM| Agence France-Presse (UPDATE 3 - 12:18 p.m.) A powerful earthquake in Taiwan felled a 16-story apartment complex full of families who had gathered for Lunar New Year celebrations in the early hours of Saturday, with at least five dead and more than 30 feared trapped.

 
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