North Korea launches rocket, Japan takes no action as rocket passes Okinawa Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 9:40 AM | Agence France-Presse, Philippines News Agency, Xinhua

Fewer PWDs registered to vote in May Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 3:22 PM | Maria Feona Imperial and Lala Ordenes, VERA Files

Edsa Evolution experimental road-sharing along Roxas Blvd. today Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 6:47 AM | Catherine J. Teves, Philippines News Agency

PHOTO | DFA exec: It’s 13, not 14, female OFWs killed in Iraq fire Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 9:03 AM | The number of overseas Filipino workers who were killed in the Capitol Hotel fire in Erbil, Iraq is 13, not 14, Philippine charge d'affaires to Baghdad Elmer Cato said in his Facebook page.

Poe regains lead in Pulse Asia Survey Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 11:04 AM | Despite unresolved questions about her residency and citizenship, Senator Grace Poe regained the lead in Pulse Asia's latest survey on the presidential choice of voters, with Vice President Jejomar Binay, administration bet Manuel Roxas II and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tied in second place.

Binay camp: Poll numbers always fluid; most important survey is Election Day Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 8:49 PM | The camp of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, who is aspiring for the presidency, says his close and direct rapport with the electorate will remain constant whatever the survey numbers indicate.


China grapples with contradictions over currency China grapples with contradictions over currency China is struggling to reconcile its push for economic reforms and a freely traded currency with curbing massive outflows of capital sparked by worries over…

Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest Many workers with unpaid wages at an apartment complex construction site in Hebei province are not joining China's legion of migrant workers returning home to…

Meralco to hike electricity rate by P0.42/kWh Meralco to hike electricity rate by P0.42/kWh The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) said it will increase the overall rate of its electricity prices by P0.42 per kilowatthour (kWh) to P8.82 per kWh…


Raucous road to May gets underway Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 2:09 PM | Karl Malakunas, Agence France-Presse The Philippines' raucous democracy cranks into top gear this week as campaigning begins for national elections, with familiar themes of corruption, dictatorship and celebrity star-power to dominate.

Fewer PWDs registered to vote in May Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 3:22 PM | Maria Feona Imperial and Lala Ordenes, VERA Files Despite efforts of the Commission on Elections and civil society to get eligible persons with disabilities to register, vote and do it with ease, the number of registered voters with disabilities for the May elections has slipped 14 percent from the 2013 polls.

Bongao, Tawi-Tawi mayor wounded in Zamboanga City slay try Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 2:26 PM| Agence France-Presse The mayor of Baongao town in Tawi-tawi was shot and wounded in an ambush in Zamboanga City Sunday morning, two days before the official campaign for the May elections kick off, police said.

115 party-list groups make it to ballots Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 7:57 AM| Jet Villa, The Commission on Elections has cleared 115 party-list groups for inclusion in the official ballots for the May 9 elections, although a number of them may eventually be disqualified.

ITF to bring complaint to ILO over GPH failure to probe killings of trade unionists Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 6:48 PM| The International Transport Workers' Federation, with the National Confederation of Transport Workers' Unions and the Center of United and Progressive Workers, will bring a complaint to ILO over the government's failure to adequately investigate murders and victimization of unionists.

EcoWaste Coalition: Recycle/repurpose illegal campaign tarps Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 1:25 PM| EcoWaste Coalition, the environmental watchdog group, calls for efforts to keep illegal election campaign propaganda materials out of garbage dumps by recycling or repurposing them.

TAIWAN QUAKE | Man pulled out of rubble but more than 130 people still trapped Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 1:54 PM| Yimou Lee, Reuters Rescuers in Taiwan pulled a young man alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday more than 24 hours after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept searching for more than 130 people believed trapped in the ruins of the building.

No kissing, experts warn after finding Zika in saliva, urine Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 12:10 PM| Pedro Fonseca, Reuters Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its president to urge pregnant women not to kiss strangers just as local carnival celebrations begin.

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