INC crowd swells near EDSA Shrine as vigil moves over from DOJ compound 28-Aug-15, 2:12 PM | Brian Maglungsod, | 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,

INC crowd swells near EDSA Shrine as vigil moves over from DOJ compound 28-Aug-15, 2:12 PM | Brian Maglungsod, | with Roices Naguit, News5 (UPDATE 3 - 8:58 p.m.) A vigil by protesting members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) entered its second day on Friday, with the main body of the crowd moving over to gather near EDSA Shrine in the evening.

Can a traffic czar solve the mess? Expanded PNR trains, ferries also pushed 28-Aug-15, 3:10 PM | | JV Arcena, News5 UPDATE 4:12 P.M.- The Management Association of the Philippines wants President Aquino to appoint a 'traffic czar' for Metro Manila's perennial traffic woes. The Palace soft-pedalled on the odd-even option to reduce cars on the road; and VP Binay urged expansion of trains, ferry systems.

Comelec, Smartmatic firm up contract for 23,000 OMRs; eye source code contract 28-Aug-15, 3:59 PM | Jet Villa, The Commission on Elections looks set to firm up a review and certification contract for the source code software of optical mark reader machines.

NOT JUST ABOUT MONEY | Migrante says Zero Remittance Day a preview of OFW vote 28-Aug-15, 1:33 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, UPDATE 2:51PM-The 'Zero Remittance Day' protest does not only underscore the OFW sector's economic importance but is also a preview of the clout it can wield in 2016 elections, Migrante said. The Senate, meanwhile, was urged to 'codify' the President's order vs random balikbayan box checks.

VIDEO | Zero Remittance Day 'unnecessary'? Govt made it inevitable - Migrante 28-Aug-15, 1:32 PM | 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| 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| 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, A coffee shop in Quezon City owned by ABS-CBN broadcaster Anthony Taberna was strafed early Friday morning.

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.

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