SONA 2014 | PNoy: Start thinking about 2016 28-Jul-14, 5:45 PM |

Gov't reverts to budget deficit in June as spending surges 28-Jul-14, 11:23 AM |

10 projects that just might solve Mindanao's power crisis 28-Jul-14, 10:18 AM | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo,

SONA 2014 | PNoy: Start thinking about 2016 28-Jul-14, 5:45 PM | UPDATE: 6:02 PM- President Aquino, in an emotional State of the Nation Address on Monday, challenged Filipinos to begin looking beyond his administration and decide who will continue - or stop - his reform and 'transformation' agenda in 2016.

7 provisions under the RH Law that need immediate implementation, now that we're 100-million strong 28-Jul-14, 9:37 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, The birth of the 100 millionth Filipino baby should compel the government to fully implement the reproductive health law, former Albay Representative Edcel Lagman said.

MGA PANGAKONG NAPAKO | Funds for OFW welfare services slashed and 6 other broken promises 28-Jul-14, 11:11 AM | In the following table, Migrante International enumerated President Aquino's promises in past State of the Nation Addresses (SONAs) for the OFW sector and compared them with the real state of migrants under the Aquino administration.

'NO TO HOL-DAP' | Thousands rally to protest Aquino's fourth SONA 28-Jul-14, 1:17 PM | Fired by the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), thousands of demonstrators of all stripes and colors are expected to march and rally when the President delivers his fourth State of the Nation this afternoon.

10 projects that just might solve Mindanao's power crisis 28-Jul-14, 10:18 AM | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, For much of PNoy's first 3 years in office, Mindanao's power sector has been in crisis, spurring investment in what is hoped could finally solve the region's problems.

Iglesia breaks two world records in 100th year celebration 28-Jul-14, 7:44 AM| Iglesia ni Cristo broke two Guinness world records during its 100th year celebration Sunday: the 55,000-seat Philippine Arena as the "largest mixed-use indoor theater" and its choir during the special worship service as the "largest gospel choir in a single venue."

Muslims in Mindanao saw moon Sunday evening, celebrate end of Ramadan 28-Jul-14, 9:07 AM| Dennis Arcon, The month-long fasting for Muslims officially ended when the moon was spotted at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, also marking the end of Ramadan or Eid'l Fit'r.

US-Israeli tensions rise as hostilities in Gaza subside 28-Jul-14, 11:46 AM| Nidal Al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams, Reuters Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying on Monday, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation to end the almost three-week-old war.

19 civilians slain in Sulu Abu Sayyaf ambush 28-Jul-14, 2:01 PM| Jaime Sinapit, (UPDATE 2 - 4:15 p.m.) At least 19 civilians, most of them women, were killed and 13 others, including children, were wounded when Abu Sayyaf gunmen ambushed the vehicles they were riding in Barangay Upper Talipao in Sulu early Monday morning, the military said.

GANTT CHART | At halftime, here's PNoy's score on the PPP Program 27-Jul-14, 3:23 PM| Darwin G. Amojelar, Midway through its term, the Aquino administration has awarded only 9 out of 54 projects it has lined up for the PPP Program.

Carpio joins Sereno in blocking Jardeleza's nomination for SC justice post 28-Jul-14, 1:35 AM| Perfecto T. Raymundo, Philippines News Agency Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. Aranal-Sereno and Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio have joined together in blocking the nomination of Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza for the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (SC).

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