TODAY'S HEADLINES

PNP-SAF casualties in encounter now 50 - ARMM police chief 26-Jan-15, 6:52 AM | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com

P8-million suspected illegally cut logs seized in new high-end resort in El Nido 26-Jan-15, 6:33 AM | Ruth T. Rodriguez, Philippines News Agency

SINO SIYA? 40-year-old Alexis Tsipras, Greek 'Che Guevara,' on the brink of power 26-Jan-15, 7:51 AM | John Hadoulis, Agence France-Presse

Philippine Business Bank in talks with potential foreign investors 25-Jan-15, 11:15 PM | Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com

Ukrainian port city divided after deadly rocket attack 26-Jan-15, 2:10 AM | Laetitia Peron, Agence France-Presse

PNP-SAF casualties in encounter now 50 - ARMM police chief 26-Jan-15, 6:52 AM | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com The number of casualties from the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) in the encounter between the police and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Tukalinapao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao has now reached 50.

Mindanao governors back Bangsamoro Law, call for improvement of draft 25-Jan-15, 2:54 PM | Philippines News Agency Mindanao governors and local executives expressed their support for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) in the 36th and last public hearing and consultation conducted by the House of Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro on January 21.

Sen. Miriam to hold Monday hearing on Bangsamoro Law constitutionality 25-Jan-15, 1:53 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Two former senators, constitutional experts, peace panel members, and academicians were summoned by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago to tackle the constitutional issues of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.

President Aquino visits Zambo blast site and victims; orders thorough probe 25-Jan-15, 8:25 AM | Philippines News Agency (UPDATE 10:35 P.M.) After issuing strict orders to get the perpetrators of a powerful bomb explosion that killed two people and injured 52 others, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on Sunday flew to Zamboanga City to get first-hand information on the situation.

VIDEO | VP Binay: Amid arrest threat, Mayor Jun-Jun to face BRC contempt raps 25-Jan-15, 3:59 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Vice President Jejomar Binay on Sunday said his son, Makati Mayor Jun-Jun Erwin Binay Jr., is man enough to face any consequences of his firm stand to snub the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee summons.

Militant groups set Monday protest vs DSWD over excursion to 'hide' vagrants from Pope 25-Jan-15, 6:17 PM| Maricel Halili, Aksyon News Alerts | With InterAksyon.com Militant groups are mobilizing for a protest Monday (Jan. 26) in front of the main office of the DSWD, which they accused of bringing hundreds of Manila vagrants to a Batangas resort, as an apparent strategy to hide them from Pope Francis when he visited Manila last Jan. 15-19.

Over 90,0000 Ukrainians internally displaced due to ongoing conflict - UN 25-Jan-15, 9:37 AM| Philippines News Agency | Sputnik Ukraine, which has been suffering from an internal conflict since the spring of last year, now has more than 920,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced in a report.

DFA chief to represent PNoy and personally condole with Saudi king family 25-Jan-15, 9:05 AM| InterAksyon.com Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario will fly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia "to personally convey the condolences of President Benigno S. Aquino III on the passing of King Abdullah bin Adbulaziz Al Saud," the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a one-sentence announcement Sunday.

VIDEO | Probers looking into cause of Tondo fire Sunday morning 25-Jan-15, 2:17 PM| Maricel Halili, Aksyon News Alerts Probers are still looking into what caused a fire that destroyed an apartment building in Tondo, Manila, early Sunday morning.

Only 40% of 1,200 LGUs comply with accessibility law for people with disabilities - Angara 25-Jan-15, 1:47 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Only 40 percent of 1,200 local government units complied with the accessibility law for people with disabilities (PWDs), Senator Edgardo "Sonny" Angara said on Sunday citing a recent report from National Council for Disability Affairs.

EDSA rehab fine, but where's traffic plan? MMDA asks DPWH 25-Jan-15, 11:20 PM| Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com The overdue rehabilitation of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) should not begin without a clear traffic plan in place in order to minimize disruptions, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Sunday.

 
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