TODAY'S HEADLINES

UN warns Myanmar flood toll to rise as rains lash region 03-Aug-15, 3:10 AM | Nan Tin Htwe, Agence France-Presse

Trump coy on releasing tax returns 03-Aug-15, 6:41 AM | Ivan Couronne, Agence France-Presse

No plane link to new debris in island hunt for MH370 clues 03-Aug-15, 1:39 AM | Sonia Wolf, Mahdia Benhamla, Agence France-Presse

ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute - Philippines 02-Aug-15, 12:20 PM | Agence France-Presse ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said on Sunday.

Mar on runningmate, resigning DILG post: Just wait for new developments soon 02-Aug-15, 11:33 PM | InterAksyon.com | With Hannibal Talete, News5 Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is taking a little more time to handpick his running mate for 2016 - an option that President Benigno Aquino III gave him - and said Sen. Grace Poe remains on his short list, though he has not been talking to any one in particular the past many days.

Kris Aquino on PNoy endorsing Mar: silence, then, 'I promised Noy I'll keep quiet' 02-Aug-15, 2:37 PM | InterAksyon.com | With Hannibal Talete, News5 UPDATE 2, 10:28PM-Sought for reaction Saturday to her brother's endorsement of Sec. Roxas for 2016, Kris Aquino paused for 5 seconds, then said she had "promised" to keep quiet about the matter. On Sunday, she said the same thing and noted her special ties with the Poe and Binay families.


Philippines vows action on Haiyan rebuilding after UN criticism 02-Aug-15, 8:10 PM | Agence France-Presse The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, following UN criticism that the government's response so far had been 'inadequate.'

UN expert scores govt for plight of refugees from conflict, 'development' 01-Aug-15, 10:17 AM | InterAksyon.com The United Nations expert on internally displaced persons scored the government for its failure to protect communities displaced or threatened by armed conflict and development' such as mining despite laws and institutions meant to address the problem.

Cecil the lion lights up New York's Empire State building 02-Aug-15, 5:09 PM| Agence France-Presse A giant picture of the beloved Zimbabwean lion killed by an American trophy hunter was among images projected Saturday onto the Empire State Building in New York in a dazzling display.

Comelec declares bidding for PCOS refurbishment a failure 01-Aug-15, 6:23 PM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Election's SBAC-2 declared the PCOS refurbishment bidding process a failure after two bidders back out while a third bidder was disqualified.

Serge: Aquino gets 'A' for integrity, but ‘D as in dog’ for governance for shielding crooks 02-Aug-15, 3:57 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com For hiring his classmates, friends and firing-range buddies and covering up for their alleged corruption, President Benigno Aquino III got a grade of D, 'as in Dog,' from Senator Sergio Osmena III for his governance in the past five years.

Sen. Chiz tells Cabinet secretaries: Be prepared to explain, itemize 2016 budget 02-Aug-15, 2:53 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero on Sunday asked department secretaries of the Cabinet to come prepared in explaining and itemizing the 2016 budget and to keep budget errors to a minimum.

Mindanao braces for longer brownouts 01-Aug-15, 11:04 AM| Philippine News Agency Power consumers in North Cotabato and elsewhere in Mindanao are bracing for longer power interruptions until at least mid-August, an electric cooperative said Saturday.

CYBER INSECURITY | Smart gadgets from guns to cars ripe for hacking 02-Aug-15, 11:20 AM| Glenn Chapman, Agence France-Presse Hackers are not just after your computer: connected devices from cars to home security systems to sniper rifles are now targets for actors looking to steal or cause mischief.

 
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