VIDEO | Binay TSONA blasts Administration's 'incompetence, thievery' 03-Aug-15, 8:06 PM | | Video Report by JV Arcena, News5 | Radyo5 UPDATED, WITH VIDEO - VP Binay delivers his alternative 'True SONA' describing the Disbursement Acceleration Program as the budget master scam where only one centavo out of each peso in DAP funds was for the poor.

West Philippine Sea row may impact UN development goals - Sachs 03-Aug-15, 11:53 PM | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, Budding geopolitical flash points - such as the West Philippine Sea dispute - pose significant risks to the attainment of the UN's sustainable development goals, says renowned development economist Jeff Sachs. But China's vision of progress could also rein in any tendency to escalate the conflict.

Mar bids PNP goodbye, but PNoy rejects his resignation offer 03-Aug-15, 12:04 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, | Roices Naguit, News5 (UPDATE3, 10:55 P.M) Saying the welfare of the country would be prejudiced if he allowed Roxas to leave at this point, President Aquino prevailed on Roxas to stay on during a still-undefined transition period so he can attend to urgent tasks, a Malacañang Palace statement issued late Monday said.

Comelec eyes possible extension of 2016 election campaign periods to counter epal bets 03-Aug-15, 5:59 PM | Jet Villa, The Commission on Elections is looking at extending the campaign period for national and local bets by one month and 75 days, respectively, as a strategy to counter so-called epal aspirants.

HAKAB Na 2015: Breastfeeding advocates push for extended maternity leaves 03-Aug-15, 12:00 PM | Mothers gather for a simultaneous breastfeeding activity in line with the international effort "The Big Latch On."

NDF claims, but OPAPP denies Panay's Concha Araneta a peace consultant 03-Aug-15, 1:11 PM| The National Democratic Front demands the release of captured Panay rebel leader Maria Concepcion "Concha" Araneta-Bocala, who it claims is a consultant of its peace negotiating panel, an assertion refuted by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.

PARKING BUILDING ON RICE TERRACES? Banaue folk file case to stop P55-million multi-level facility 03-Aug-15, 8:53 AM| Arthur Allad-iw, Residents of Banaue town in Ifugao where the world known rice terraces are found have filed a case in court to stop the construction of a P55-million medium-rise multi-level parking facility.

Recto urges govt to open Facebook account for every project 03-Aug-15, 10:46 PM| Ernie Reyes, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph G. Recto is asking the government to open a Facebook account for every government infrastructure project so that people can track its progress and monitor its implementation. It's free, easy to open, simple to maintain and not hard to access, he said.

Japan calls US spying allegations 'deeply regrettable' 03-Aug-15, 12:51 PM| Agence France-Presse Tokyo on Monday described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as "deeply regrettable," in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower group WikiLeaks.

President Aquino still hopeful of a tie-up with Sen. Poe 03-Aug-15, 4:30 PM| Philippines News Agency President Benigno Aquino III remains optimistic of a partnership with Senator Grace Poe to ensure, he said, that gains under his administration will be sustained in the next regime.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs calls on governments to support sustainable devt goals 03-Aug-15, 3:52 PM| Even as the 193 UN member-states agreed Sunday on the 17 sustainable development goals that would guide the development agenda for the next 15 years, The Earth Institute director Jeffrey Sachs made a case for them before international economic and financial experts at the ADB headquarters Monday.

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