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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.

Iglesia ni Cristo crowd massing up outside DOJ for overnight vigil-protest 27-Aug-15, 5:29 PM | Maricel Halili, News5 | InterAksyon.com Members of the Iglesia ni Cristo have started massing up outside the Department of Justice on Padre Faura Street, protesting a DOJ plan to charge the INC hierarchy with illegal detention of an expelled minister.

'LONGEST KIDNAP TRIAL' | 18 years after crime, court sends 7 to life imprisonment 26-Aug-15, 3:08 PM | Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com Eighteen years after the crime, seven men were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment without parole by the Quezon City Regional Trial Court for kidnapping for ransom and serious illegal detention of husband and wife Virgilio and Christina Chua, and househelp Anna Simbajon.


Mall tycoon Henry Sy remains Philippines' richest for 8th consecutive year 27-Aug-15, 10:35 AM | InterAksyon.com Newcomers are manufacturer Dean Lao, and media moguls Oscar Lopez and Fred Elizalde.

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.

SC asked to cite Comelec, Smartmatic in contempt for non-refurbishment of PCOS 26-Aug-15, 2:17 PM| Brian Maglungsod, Interaksyon.com A former Comelec official and the founder of an anti-trapo movement have asked the Supreme to cite in contempt officials of the Comelec and Smartmatic for the supplier's failure to repair or refurbish the existing 82,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines.

VIDEO | Amid calls to quit over Metro gridlock, MMDA's Tolentino turns traffic aide 27-Aug-15, 10:25 AM| Renz Ongkiko, News5 | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com Bombarded by calls for his resignation over the perennial gridlock on the roads of the National Capital Region, Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino took a turn at playing traffic aide Wednesday morning.

'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.

Elderly prisoners, including GMA, political detainees can gain from SC Enrile ruling - ex-justice 27-Aug-15, 7:42 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The humanitarian grounds invoked by the Supreme Court in allowing bail for Senator Juan Ponce Enrile could benefit other elderly and sick prisoners, including former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and political detainees, a retired justice of the Sandiganbayan said.

Jailed for 11 years, political prisoner's rebellion case stalled by 'identity crisis' 26-Aug-15, 8:57 PM| Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com The rebellion case against a political prisoner who has been detained for 11 years was further delayed Wednesday over a literal 'identity crisis.'

DFA, DOLE urged to deploy team to aid OFWs in Saudi village near border with Yemen 26-Aug-15, 12:16 PM| InterAksyon.com A nongovernmental organization engaged in assisting distressed overseas Filipino workers is urging the Department of Foreign Affairs and Labor and Employment to deploy a rapid response team to aid Filipinos in Saudi Arabian village near the border of strife-torn Yemen.

 
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