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VIDEO | Maynilad to carry out rotational service interruption to give way to DPWH project 04-Aug-15, 8:42 PM | Radyo5 | InterAksyon.com | Mitch Orosa Ople, News5

Giant sinkhole swallows up New York street 05-Aug-15, 3:28 AM | Agence France-Presse

Death of child in Puerto Princesa City not related to deworming: DOH 05-Aug-15, 1:49 AM | Philippine News Agency | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com

SC grants activist groups' petition for writ of amparo vs 'harassment' by state agents 04-Aug-15, 11:27 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

VIDEO | What does Mar need to do to boost his image? 04-Aug-15, 1:40 PM | Carla Lim, News5

'SIMULA PA LANG ITO' | 1,200 Mar backers in Greenhills 'show of force' 04-Aug-15, 11:33 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Marlene Alcaide (UPDATED, WITH VIDEO) Around 1,200 politicians, including lawmakers and local government leaders, gathered in a “show of force” and pledged support for Interior Secretary Roxas, whom President Aquino recently anointed administration standard bearer in the 2016 elections.

VIDEO | Lacierda questions TSONA hosting by state university; Binay camp asks, 'martial law uli?' 04-Aug-15, 2:12 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | 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.

South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks 04-Aug-15, 12:58 PM | Jerome Taylor, Agence France-Presse China was on a diplomatic collision course with some of its neighbors and the United States over its controversial island-building, as regional security talks opened Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur.


BUSINESS NEWS

President Aquino names new ERC chair President Aquino names new ERC chair President Benigno S. Aquino has appointed Atty. Jose Vicente B. Salazar as the new chairman of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), Malacanang said Tuesday.

PLDT\ PLDT's first-half net income drops as legacy business weighs on revenue Also contributing to the weak first-half financial results is the impact of a manpower reduction program and financing costs.

Government, business to hold dialogue on aligning education with Asean economic integration Government, business to hold dialogue on aligning education with Asean economic integration On its fifth year, the National Education Forum will focus on aligning business education with the requirements of the ASEAN Economic Community.

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VIDEO | Maynilad to carry out rotational service interruption to give way to DPWH project 04-Aug-15, 8:42 PM | Radyo5 | InterAksyon.com | 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.

Comelec rules out bidding for PCOS refurbishment, eyes only direct contracting or OMR purchase 04-Aug-15, 9:11 PM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com | 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.

VIDEO| Grace Poe's sweet retort to Erice: 'Di ako mapakla' 04-Aug-15, 7:02 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | With Video Report by MeAnne Los Banos UPDATED WITH VIDEO - In the face of remarks by the Liberal Party's Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice that the electorate may shun an acrid unripe fruit, figuratively speaking, neophyte Senator Grace Poe indicates she doesn't feel alluded to.

CA directs Senator Trillanes to explain magistrate bribery accusation 04-Aug-15, 5:22 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The Court of Appeals directs Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to appear before it and explain his accusation that two justices of the appeals court received bribe money from the camp of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Junjun" Binay Jr.

Ex-CJ Puno: PH still needs to engage China in bilateral negotiations 04-Aug-15, 7:37 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com 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.

Recto shoots down Comelec's plan to extend campaign period 04-Aug-15, 6:07 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday shot down Comelec's plan to extend the campaign period to 120 days from the current 90 days for national positions, saying it would impact the economy on account of a longer ban on public works projects.

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, InterAksyon.com | 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, InterAksyon.com 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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