TODAY'S HEADLINES

INC protest vigil enters 2nd day at DOJ 28-Aug-15, 2:12 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com | with Roices Naguit, News5

STATEMENT | Time to end all enforced disappearances 28-Aug-15, 10:51 AM | Ban Ki-Moon, secretary general, United Nations

FATAL GUNBATTLE | Undercover cops shoot dead Angeles City's No. 3 Most Wanted 27-Aug-15, 8:59 PM | Jess Malabanan, InterAksyon.com

VIDEO, TRAFFIC TEMPERS RISING | Aquino floats odd-even traffic scheme, asks for 'patience' 27-Aug-15, 2:48 PM | Roices Naguit, News5 | InterAksyon.com President Aquino floats the 'radical' idea of cutting the volume of vehicles on the streets effectively by half - with the controversial odd-even scheme - as he appeals for more patience, understanding and cooperation as the government strives to grapple with traffic congestion.

INC protest vigil enters 2nd day at DOJ 28-Aug-15, 2:12 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com | with Roices Naguit, News5 A vigil by protesting members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) entered its second day on Friday at the Department of Justice, with a message to DOJ officials to stop 'meddling' in the internal affairs of the home-grown sect recently rocked by internal squabbles.

Philippines seeks 'real-time' U.S. help in disputed South China Sea 27-Aug-15, 8:41 PM | Reuters The Philippines seeks assistance from the United States for 'real-time' monitoring of developments in the South China Sea, amid China's rapid expansion in the area.


NOT JUST ABOUT MONEY | Migrante says Zero Remittance Day a preview of OFW vote 28-Aug-15, 1:33 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The 'Zero Remittance Day' protest called by overseas Filipino workers and their kin and supporters Friday is not only meant to underscore the sector's importance to the economy but also a preview of the clout they can wield in next year’s elections, advocacy group Migrante International said.

VIDEO | Zero Remittance Day 'unnecessary'? Govt made it inevitable - Migrante 28-Aug-15, 1:32 PM | InterAksyon.com Migrante-Middle East took issue Friday with a DFA official's description of the Zero-Remittance Day as 'unnecessary,' stressing that the novel protest had to be carried out to signal to the administration the OFW sector's outrage over undue burdens on them, such as the recent balibayan box fiasco.

US plans more Asia-Pacific drills to counter China reclamation 26-Aug-15, 7:57 PM| Reuters The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China's rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Wednesday.

STATEMENT | Time to end all enforced disappearances 28-Aug-15, 10:51 AM| Ban Ki-Moon, secretary general, United Nations The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance affirms unequivocally that the use of enforced disappearance is illegal under any circumstances, including war, internal political instability or any other public emergency.

'Hard hitting' Ozamiz 'Ratsada' broadcaster shot at least 10 times 27-Aug-15, 9:19 PM| InterAksyon.com A broadcaster described as 'hard hitting' was felled by four assassins along a busy street in front of a shopping mall in Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental.

Lumad decry airborne 'abduction' of 14 in Bukidnon but military says operation targeted 'NPA' 28-Aug-15, 8:22 AM| InterAksyon.com Indigenous people's organizations in Bukidnon decried what they called the 'abduction' of 14 of their leaders and members from a hinterland village of Kitao-tao town even as northern Mindanao media reported a massive military operation that netted suspected members of the New People's Army.

Broadcaster Taberna's coffee shop strafed 28-Aug-15, 9:41 AM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com A coffee shop in Quezon City owned by ABS-CBN broadcaster Anthony Taberna was strafed early Friday morning.

Miriam seeks probe of 'gaps' in spending for transportation 28-Aug-15, 12:31 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago urged colleagues on Friday to immediately investigate what she called 'gaps' in government spending for transportation that the Commission on Audit has identified.

 
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