Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No' 06-Jul-15, 6:01 AM | Karolina Tagaris and Lefteris Papadimas, Reuters

Classes suspended at UST Commerce building in fire aftermath 05-Jul-15, 11:02 PM | Ernie Reyes,

Beijing lobbies hard ahead of South China Sea hearing despite snubbing UN tribunal 05-Jul-15, 4:03 PM | Greg Torode and Manuel Mogato, Reuters China's claims to the disputed South China Sea will come under international legal scrutiny for the first time this week, but while Beijing has officially refused to take part in the case filed by the Philippines at a UN tribunal, it has made its presence felt.

'I CLOSED MY EYES AND ENTRUSTED MY LIFE TO GOD' | Yolanda survivor survives Ormoc ferry tragedy 04-Jul-15, 11:37 AM | Leonita Guinocor as told to Lottie Salarda, Leonita Guinocor, 57, took the ferry from the island town of Poro in Cebu's Camotes islands to nearby Ormoc City, Leyte early in the morning of July 2 for some errands and expected to be back early that afternoon.

Bizman Archie King, pilot die in chopper crash; style mavens Ocampos and San Diego, 3 others, hurt 05-Jul-15, 3:49 PM | News5 | With a report from Eric B.Apolonio, UPDATE 2, 8:05 P.M - Businessman Archie King and the pilot of a private helicopter died as the chopper crash-landed in Batangas before noon Sunday, as storm 'Egay' spawned heavy rains and winds over much of Luzon. Among those wounded were style mavens Ricco and Tina Ocampo and Anton San Diego.

'Nirvana' death toll rises to 61; overloading key part of probe into capsized ferry 05-Jul-15, 5:26 PM | Agence France-Presse The death toll from a ferry that capsized in the central Philippines has risen to 61, the coast guard said Sunday, indicating that the vessel was overloaded.

Storm 'Egay' brings floods to N. Luzon coastal towns 05-Jul-15, 5:47 PM | Agence France-Presse | Thom Andrade, | PNA UPDATE2, 7:35 PM) Floods inundated towns in the northern Philippines as Tropical Storm Egay (international name: Linfa) struck the northern edge of the archipelago, where relief agencies were braced for disaster on Sunday.

VIDEO | Bocaue fluvial festival pushes through despite rains 05-Jul-15, 7:25 PM| Gary de Leon, News5 The fluvial procession capping the Pista ng Krus sa Wawa - revived just a year ago after a 20-year hiatus owing to an accident 22 years ago - pushed through Sunday despite rains brought by storm 'Egay.' Organizers adopted strict safety and security measures.

SINO'NG MAS MATIMBANG? Aquino weighs option between Visaya and Delgado for top military post 04-Jul-15, 5:54 PM| Jaime Sinapit, President Benigno Aquino III is now weighing his options on who between Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) chief Lieutenant General Ricardo Visaya and Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Delgado to select as successor of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr.

Philippines expects to win UN South China Sea case 04-Jul-15, 9:02 PM| Agence France-Presse The Philippines expects a United Nations tribunal to rule in its favor in an increasingly fraught dispute with China over territories in the South China Sea, a presidential spokeswoman said Saturday.

VIDEO | Knife vs gun : Ex-security guard kills one to two robbers in Pasay 04-Jul-15, 8:19 AM| Gary de Leon, News5 In a scene caught on video, a former security guard fought off and killed one of two suspected robbers who tried to grab his female friend’s bag in Pasay City Friday afternoon.

PAGCOR should fund P3.9-B PAGASA modernization - Recto 05-Jul-15, 9:07 PM| Ernie Reyes, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Sunday said the expected boom in casino and gaming activities will ensure that more modern Doppler radars would be available for use by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) once it modernized.

SELECTIVE JUSTICE? | Nancy, Grace Poe question Abaya exclusion from MRT raps 05-Jul-15, 6:51 PM| Ernie Reyes, Senators Nancy Binay and Grace Poe on Sunday questioned the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman excluding Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Liberal Party acting president, from those indicted for the anomalous maintenance contract of Metro Rail Transit 3.

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