TODAY'S HEADLINES

'Blurring lines' between majority, minority behind Senate shakeup - Koko Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 1:10 AM | Azer N. Parrocha, PNA | With InterAksyon.com

PH govt condemns 'barbaric beheading' of German captive by Abu Sayyaf Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 12:56 AM | Manuel Mogato, Reuters

BSP sees uptick in February '17 inflation to between 3.1 and 3.9 % Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 10:37 PM | Joann Santiago, PNA

JUST DRUG CRIMES NOW? | Death penalty being diluted further Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 5:15 PM | Lira Dalangin-Feernandez, InterAksyon

WATCH | With just one motion, Pacquiao knocks Drilon, LP out of all Senate panel posts Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 4:21 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | MeAnne Los Baños, News5 (UPDATE 3 - 10:20 p.m.) The Liberal Party, already in an untenable position as part of the Senate majority while denouncing the administration's 'persecution' of its stalwart Leila de Lima, is stripped of all key positions, starting with that of erstwhile Senate President Pro Tempore Frank Drilon.

‘We were forced to train’ IS, says Pinoy nurse freed in Libya Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 7:13 AM | Reuters A Filipino nurse held by Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte said on Monday that she and her colleagues had been forced to treat militants and give them medical training.

Suspect in road rage killing of Anthony Mendoza named, urged to surrender Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 11:30 AM | InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 3 - 1:09 p.m.) Authorities have identified the suspect in the road rage killing of a young man, who was supposed be married soon when the assailant shot him in the head in Quezon City last weekend.


BUSINESS NEWS

Confirmation hearing for Gina Lopez deferred Confirmation hearing for Gina Lopez deferred A congressional hearing set for Wednesday to confirm the appointment of controversial environment minister Gina Lopez, who ordered more than half of the country's mines…

Lopez may be in conflict of interest over RE-using family-owned firms: critics Lopez may be in conflict of interest over RE-using family-owned firms: critics Pro-mining advocates still question Gina Lopez's credibility as environment chief, noting a possible conflict of interest in her stand on renewable energy, coal energy and…

Samsung Group chief to be charged with bribery, embezzlement amid scandal Samsung Group chief to be charged with bribery, embezzlement amid scandal South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Tuesday it will charge Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee and four other executives with bribery and embezzlement…

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WATCH | NBI to verify recording of P100-M bribe offer, says premature to conclude Martinez ambushed Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 6:45 AM | Philippine News Agency | News5 | InterAksyon.com The National Bureau of Investigation has to authenticate a recording of the alleged P100-million bribe offer to convicts testifying against Senator Leila de Lima and confirmed Lalaine Madrigal Martinez was involved in a shooting but stressed it was premature to call the incident an ambush.

SC sets oral arguments on De Lima petition vs arrest, detention Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 1:36 PM | InterAksyon.com The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments on Senator Leila de Lima's petition against her arrest and detention for March 14, and directed the Muntinlupa judge who ordered her arrest to comment in 10 days.

'Blurring lines' between majority, minority behind Senate shakeup - Koko Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 1:10 AM| Azer N. Parrocha, PNA | With InterAksyon.com The Senate reorganization was caused by 'blurring lines' between the majority and minority blocs, Senate President Koko Pimentel said Monday.

JUST DRUG CRIMES NOW? | Death penalty being diluted further Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 5:15 PM| Lira Dalangin-Feernandez, InterAksyon Oriental Mindoro Representative Reynaldo Umali and Citizens Battle Against Corruption partylist Rep. Sherwin Tugna having only drug-related offenses in the proposed bill as punishable by the death penalty will "definitely" be easier to pass both at the House and at the Senate.

LP in huddle after Senate shakeup Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 12:59 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 1:26 p.m.) Members of the Liberal Party met behind closed doors in Quezon City Tuesday, a day after the shakeup that saw its members in the Senate stripped of key committee chairmanships and become members of the minority.

DUTERTE AND LASCANAS LIKE BROTHERS? | President says he only met ex-cop once or twice Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 5:27 PM| InterAksyon.com Contrary to the claims of self-confessed killer and Davao Death Squad member Edgar Matobato and Arturo Lascañas, President Rodrigo Duterte palpably wasn’t close to the retired Davao senior police officer.

LOOK | Phivolcs’ Solidum now DOST undersecretary Tue, Feb 28, 2017, 11:19 AM| InterAksyon.com Dr. Renato Solidum Jr., who heads the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, was recently sworn in as undersecretary for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation of the Department of Science and Technology by Secretary Fortunato de la Pena.

Transport strike paralyzes areas in Manila, Marikina, Makati, Rizal, Cebu Mon, Feb 27, 2017, 7:30 AM| InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 3) The effects of Monday's transport strike in the National Capital Region and about 20 cities and municipalities nationwide were felt in some areas in the cities of Manila, Makati, and Marikina, and the provinces of Rizal and Cebu.

 
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