Bid to unseat Poe fizzles over lack of filing fee 05-Aug-15, 12:55 PM | Lira Fernandez,

President Aquino names new ERC chair 05-Aug-15, 6:11 AM | Philippines News Agency

PH foreign affairs chief urges ASEAN: Prioritize Code of Conduct in South China Sea 05-Aug-15, 11:32 AM | Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Tuesday urged his counterparts at the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to prioritize the crafting of a legally binding code of conduct to prevent the escalation of disputes in the South China Sea.

US' Kerry, China's Wang discuss South China Sea tensions 05-Aug-15, 11:05 AM | David Brunnstrom, Reuters (UPDATE - 1:17 p.m.) Tensions in the disputed South China Sea took center-stage in talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday, a day after Southeast Asian nations called for restraint in the vital waterway.

VIDEO | Lacierda questions TSONA hosting by state university; Binay camp asks, 'martial law uli?' 04-Aug-15, 2:12 PM | Ernie Reyes, | News5 Video Report by JV Arcena Vice President Jejomar Binay's camp scores Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda for demanding that Cavite State University, where Binay delivered his 'True State of the Nation Address', explain its hosting of the event.

Some info on Binay 'bribery' of CA justices obtained 'through not so legal means' - Trillanes 05-Aug-15, 10:24 AM | Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said part of the information on the bribery allegations he raised against two justices of the Court of Appeals was acquired 'through not so legal means.'

Comelec rules out bidding for PCOS refurbishment, eyes only direct contracting or OMR purchase 04-Aug-15, 9:11 PM | Jet Villa, | With Maricel Halili, News5 And this is how the never-ending PCOS telenovela is finally winding down at the Comelec, which said that after two failed biddings, bidding out the refurbishment of 81,000 PCOS machines is no longer an option. It will either directly contract a firm to refurbish, or buy new OMRs and abandon PCOS.

Bid to unseat Poe fizzles over lack of filing fee 05-Aug-15, 12:55 PM| Lira Fernandez, A complaint that sought to unseat Senator Grace Poe for allegedly lacking the citizenship requirement failed even before it was filed after the Senate Electoral Tribunal refused to accept it for lack of the filing fee.

VIDEO | Maynilad to carry out rotational service interruption to give way to DPWH project 04-Aug-15, 8:42 PM| Radyo5 | | Mitch Orosa Ople, News5 UPDATED WITH VIDEO - Maynilad Water Services Inc. will implement a rotational water interruption scheme starting 1 pm on Monday, August 10, until Thursday, August 14, to allow the utility to finally realign big water pipes to give way to the urgent flood interceptor project of the government.

Ex-CJ Puno: PH still needs to engage China in bilateral negotiations 04-Aug-15, 7:37 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno says even if the United Nations tribunal decides in our favor over the South China Sea row, that cannot be enforced on China because they never recognized the jurisdiction of the Tribunal.

SC grants activist groups' petition for writ of amparo vs 'harassment' by state agents 04-Aug-15, 11:27 PM| Brian Maglungsod, (UPDATE - 12:02 p.m., August 5, 2015) The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the petition of three militant groups, including the largest alliance of state workers, for the issuance of a writ of amparo and habeas data to stop their alleged harassment and surveillance by military and police agents.

VIDEO | VP post 'not an option' for Leni, who eyes a Senate run; Gov. Vi also not keen on VP race 04-Aug-15, 6:33 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, | News5 Video Report by Trish Roque UPDATED WITH VIDEO-Rep. Leni Robredo reiterated that running for Vice President was 'not an option,' but added that she was 'seriously considering' a Senate run. She and Gov. Vilma Santos, also listed as possible VP but who also says she's not interested, sat beside Mar Roxas at the LP bash.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs rallies against coal at ADB meeting 04-Aug-15, 8:13 PM| Tricia Aquino, Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs underscores that, to keep global warming at less than 2°C, countries should not just make modest changes; countries have to decarbonize.

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