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COCKTALES | Muji, left behind by Uniqlo, set to slash local prices by 20% Mon, Jan 23, 2017, 10:06 AM | Victor C. Agustin

MEL STA. MARIA | A very dangerous notion on Martial Law Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 3:37 PM | Atty. Mel Sta.Maria

Women's marches draw millions in resistance to Trump Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 4:16 PM | Agence France-Presse

Palace 'outraged' by Korean's kidnap-slay, vows no whitewash Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 8:36 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon | Maricel Halili, News5 | Agence France-Presse

Pope warns against populism and 'saviors' like Hitler Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 10:33 AM | Agence France-Presse

PEACE TALKS | Parties sign supplemental guidelines of Joint Monitoring Committee Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 8:16 PM | InterAksyon | Raymund B. Villanueva | With Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com UPDATE, 3:43 P.M.-The signing of the supplemental guidelines to the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law thus launches the JMC into full operation for the joint activities of the parties.

Women's marches draw millions in resistance to Trump Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 4:16 PM | Agence France-Presse More than two million people flooded US cities on Saturday as women opposed to Donald Trump led a peaceful, stunning rebuke against the new US president that was echoed in sister protests around the world.

WATCH | Timing of Ji Ick-Joo kidnap-slay curious; team leader of 'killer' cop relieved Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 11:48 AM | InterAksyon.com | News5 Video Report by Jeff Caparas | Philippine Star Was the kidnapping and killing of Korean businessman Ji Ick-joo, allegedly inside Camp Crame, timed to be done when most of the key people of the Philippine National Police-Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (PNP-AIDG) were in Abu Dhabi for the extradition of drug lord Kerwin Espinosa?


BUSINESS NEWS

Economist: govt should focus on crops other than rice Economist: govt should focus on crops other than rice An economist says it may be time to focus on crops other than rice in the quest for agriculture growth.

COCKTALES | Muji, left behind by Uniqlo, set to slash local prices by 20% COCKTALES | Muji, left behind by Uniqlo, set to slash local prices by 20% The iconic Japanese household and apparel company plans to slash retail prices by 20 percent and expand its local offerings to boost flagging sales.

Foxconn CEO says investment for display plant in US would exceed $7 billion Foxconn CEO says investment for display plant in US would exceed $7 billion Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is considering setting up a display-making plant in the United States in an investment that would exceed $7…

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China party paper says no 'provocation' can stop its military drills Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 10:53 PM | Reuters China's military will carry out drills regardless of foreign provocations and pressure, the Communist Party's paper said on Sunday, adding that exercises far out at sea like those conducted recently by its sole aircraft carrier will become normal.

‘UNWELCOME WAKE-UP CALL’ | Clean up PNP ranks, Lacson urges Dela Rosa Fri, Jan 20, 2017, 1:01 PM | Philippine News Agency The abduction of a Korean businessman by policemen who then strangled him dead inside Camp Crame is “probably the most unwelcome wakeup call for Director General Ronald Dela Rosa,” Senator Panfilo Lacson said Friday.

Lacson: Sta. Isabel not likely to qualify for WPP, or be discharged by court as state witness Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 10:05 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com The police officer from the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group tagged as the one who killed Korean businessman Ji Ick-joo will likely not qualify for Witness Protection, or be discharged by the court as a state witness, according to Sen. Panfilo Lacson.

Massive Antarctic ice shelf ready to break apart Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 7:13 PM| Marlowe Hood, Agence France-Presse A chunk of ice half the size of Jamaica which is breaking away from West Antarctica is now attached to its parent ice shelf just by a thread, scientists reported.

Negros farm workers’ leader slain as rights violations complaints traded at Rome talks Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 7:40 AM| InterAksyon.com | Raymund Villanueva, Kodao Productions A leader of a sugar farm workers' organization was killed in Negros Occidental Friday night as complaints of human rights violations were traded during the third round of formal talks between the Duterte administration and communist rebels in Rome.

WATCH | MMDA defers implementation of zipper lane along EDSA Fri, Jan 20, 2017, 9:34 PM| Aerol B. Patena, Philippines News Agency | Renz Ongkiko, News5 The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has postponed until further notice the implementation of the zipper lane for southbound traffic going to Makati via EDSA after its dry run on Friday resulted in the buildup of traffic for vehicles going northbound.

LOOK | More than 20,000 people affected by floods still in evacuation centers in Caraga Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 3:16 PM| Erwin M. Mascariñas, InterAksyon.com At least 22,258 individuals - roughly half of those affected - remain in different evacuation centers throughout Caraga Region, and relief and assistance to meet their needs is in full swing by the Department of Social Welfare and Development's Regional Office 13.

Trump seeks to mend fences, vows support to CIA Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 12:13 PM| Jeff Mason and Warren Strobel, Reuters US President Donald Trump tried to ease tensions with the CIA on Saturday, telling officers he had their back after he had leveled unprecedented criticism against spy agencies for their investigation into Russian hacking during the election.

 
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