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INC protesters move anew to EDSA-Ortigas area as Mandaluyong permit set to lapse 30-Aug-15, 5:39 PM | InterAksyon.com | PNA | With video report by Gary de Leon, News5 Update 2, 9:40 p.m.-The Iglesia ni Cristo crowd at EDSA swelled Sunday afternoon, and started marching toward the direction of the EDSA Shrine, clogging both the north- and southbound lanes of the major thoroughfare, as a rally permit issued by the Mandaluyong City government was set to lapse.

11 dead, 219 people - many of them foreign workers - hurt in fire at Saudi Aramco housing complex 30-Aug-15, 5:15 PM | Agence France-Presse UPDATE2, 8:29 pm - At least 11 people were killed and 219 injured in Saudi Arabia Sunday when a fire broke out at a residential complex housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco, authorities said.

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for 'people power' movement to topple PM Najib 30-Aug-15, 8:32 PM | Agence France-Presse Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a 'people power' movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal.


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Foreign business groups to govt: Create National Privacy Commission Foreign business groups to govt: Create National Privacy Commission The Joint Foreign Chamber of the Philippines (JFC) has urged the government for the immediate establishment of the National Privacy Commission (NPC) in order for…

PH sees trade with APEC members rising over 6.8% yearly PH sees trade with APEC members rising over 6.8% yearly The Philippines, which the to Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this year, sees its trade with 20 other APEC member economies increasing by over…

VIDEO | Customs Chief Lina clarifies balikbayan box issue with OFWs VIDEO | Customs Chief Lina clarifies balikbayan box issue with OFWs “Today is not about collecting revenues. This day is about assuring OFWs that we are listening and we will make sure that we move forward…

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Thai police arrest foreign man over Bangkok bombing 30-Aug-15, 9:04 AM | Pairat Temphairojana and Simon Webb, Reuters Thai police said they arrested a foreigner on Saturday who matched the description of a man who left a bag at the site of a Bangkok blast that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago.

VIDEOS | Bound by tragedy, 2 women comforted by UN chief's remark vs enforced disappearance 30-Aug-15, 2:48 PM | Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com A Filipino mother and a Laotian wife, who have found solace in each other's company since an encounter in an international forum on desaparecidos, are these days drawing comfort from the United Nations chief's statement on the International Day of the Disappeared.

After Poe, NPC meeting other possible presidentiables, too 30-Aug-15, 4:06 PM| InterAksyon.com Following several meetings with presumptive presidential bet Sen. Grace Poe, the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) said at the weekend that it will also meet with other potential presidential aspirants soon.

US court ruling allows NSA to continue surveillance program 30-Aug-15, 6:37 AM| Philippines News Agency | Xinhua A United States federal appeals court on Friday overturned an earlier ruling by a lower court against the federal government's controversial bulk collection of Americans' phone data.

COPA's Saycon to Palace: we're not opportunists, we've been talking to INC since February 30-Aug-15, 5:02 PM| InterAksyon.com Saying they had been consulting various sectors including the Iglesia ni Cristo on pressing issues since February, COPA's Pastor Saycon Sunday took issue with a government warning for 'opportunists' to stay out of the ongoing INC protests against the DOJ.

Lumad decry airborne 'abduction' of 14 in Bukidnon but military says operation targeted 'NPA' 28-Aug-15, 8:22 AM| InterAksyon.com Indigenous people's organizations in Bukidnon decried what they called the 'abduction' of 14 of their leaders and members from a hinterland village of Kitao-tao town even as northern Mindanao media reported a massive military operation that netted suspected members of the New People's Army.

4-day work week to cut business costs, ease labor's financial woes and traffic misery - solon 30-Aug-15, 8:06 PM| InterAksyon.com Among the suggestions to ease Metro Manilans' horrendous traffic woes, a bill to reduce the work week to four days while extending daily hours to 10 - in order to ease financial burdens from transportation costs and business operating costs - may provide some relief.

VIDEO | As govt, politicos tread softly on INC, netizens weigh in on issue 29-Aug-15, 8:38 AM| Jove Francisco, News5 | InterAksyon.com The government and leading politicians seem to agree that leniency is the best policy as thousands of members of the Iglesia ni Cristo continue to protest what they perceive to be the DOJ's 'selective justice' towards its leaders, who have been charged with illegal detention by an expelled minister.

 
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