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Palace 'outraged' by Korean's kidnap-slay, vows no whitewash Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 8:36 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon | Maricel Halili, News5 | Agence France-Presse

PEACE TALKS | Parties sign supplemental guidelines of Joint Monitoring Committee Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 8:16 PM | InterAksyon | Raymund B. Villanueva | With Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

LOOK | Pinoy bikers stage ‘Donald-Adolf lovefest’ at Trump Tower Manila Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 12:44 PM | AC Dimatatac (photos)

PNP sets 'tokhang-style' roadmap for illegal gambling Sat, Jan 21, 2017, 6:40 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon

COCKTALES | Muji, left behind by Uniqlo, set to slash local prices by 20% 10:06 am | Victor C. Agustin The iconic Japanese household and apparel company plans to slash retail prices by 20 percent and expand its local offerings to boost flagging sales.

Lacson: Sta. Isabel not likely to qualify for WPP, or be discharged by court as state witness Lacson: Sta. Isabel not likely to qualify for WPP, or… 10:05 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com The police officer from the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group tagged as the one who killed Korean businessman Ji Ick-joo will likely not qualify for Witness…

Palace \ Palace 'outraged' by Korean's kidnap-slay, vows no whitewash 8:36 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon | Maricel Halili, News5 | Agence France-Presse (UPDATE, 10:18 P.M - Malacañang is 'outraged' by the kidnap and murder of Korean businessman Ji Ick-Joo, and will not tolerate 'corrupt, abusive, errant' policemen…

Recto to Bato: If you won\ Recto to Bato: If you won't resign over Korean's kidnap-slay,… 4:48 pm | InterAksyon.com If he won't quit, then Director General Ronald de la Rosa must adopt as a birthday resolution a firm resolve to use his last year…

LOOK | More than 20,000 people affected by floods still in evacuation centers in Caraga LOOK | More than 20,000 people affected by floods still… 3:16 pm | Erwin M. Mascariñas, InterAksyon.com At least 22,258 individuals - roughly half of those affected - remain in different evacuation centers throughout Caraga Region, and relief and assistance to meet…

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COCKTALES | Muji, left behind by Uniqlo, set to slash local prices by 20% COCKTALES | Muji, left behind by Uniqlo, set to slash local prices by 20% The iconic Japanese household and apparel company plans to slash retail prices by 20 percent and expand its local offerings to boost flagging sales.

Foxconn CEO says investment for display plant in US would exceed $7 billion Foxconn CEO says investment for display plant in US would exceed $7 billion Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is considering setting up a display-making plant in the United States in an investment that would exceed $7…

Trump trade strategy starts with withdrawal from TPP Trump trade strategy starts with withdrawal from TPP The administration of US President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific…

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WATCH | Timing of Ji Ick-Joo kidnap-slay curious; team leader of 'killer' cop relieved 11:48 am | InterAksyon.com | News5 Video Report by Jeff Caparas | Philippine Star WATCH | Timing of Ji Ick-Joo kidnap-slay curious; team leader of \Was the kidnapping and killing of Korean businessman Ji Ick-joo, allegedly inside Camp Crame, timed to be done when most of the key people of the Philippine National Police-Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (PNP-AIDG) were in Abu Dhabi for the extradition of drug lord Kerwin Espinosa?

PEACE TALKS | Parties sign supplemental guidelines of Joint Monitoring Committee 8:16 pm | InterAksyon | Raymund B. Villanueva | With Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com PEACE TALKS | Parties sign supplemental guidelines of Joint Monitoring CommitteeUPDATE, 3:43 P.M.-The signing of the supplemental guidelines to the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law thus launches the JMC into full operation for the joint activities of the parties.

PNP sets 'tokhang-style' roadmap for illegal gambling 6:40 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon PNP sets \The Philippine National Police is readying a 'tokhang-style' operational plan to curb the proliferation of illegal numbers games throughout the country leveraging the government authorized Small Town Lottery, or STL, as front.

DND's Lorenzana: Terrorist threat needs cross-border cooperation 6:03 pm | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon DND\Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said over the weekend that much of the threat these says of terrorism are cross border in nature, which needs cooperation with neighboring countries to address security exigencies.

MEL STA. MARIA | A very dangerous notion on Martial Law 3:37 pm | Atty. Mel Sta.Maria MEL STA. MARIA | A very dangerous notion on Martial LawThat the President can declare martial law even outside the textual parameters set by the 1987 Freedom Constitution is a seriously wrong understanding of our Constitution that could lead to the destruction of our democratic way of life.

LOOK | Pinoy bikers stage ‘Donald-Adolf lovefest’ at Trump Tower Manila 12:44 pm | AC Dimatatac (photos) LOOK | Pinoy bikers stage ‘Donald-Adolf lovefest’ at Trump Tower ManilaFilipino activists calling themselves 'Manila Solidarity' cycled to Trump Tower Manila Saturday morning to join worldwide protests that greeted Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

MMDA suspends number coding exemptions 11:53 am | Aerol B. Patena, Philippine News Agency MMDA suspends number coding exemptionsThe Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has temporarily suspended the issuance of exemptions under the Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program or the number coding scheme as it reviews its policies.

Cavite beach resort that housed shabu lab found forfeited to govt - AMLC 11:22 am | InterAksyon.com Cavite beach resort that housed shabu lab found forfeited to govt - AMLCA more than 2,500-square meter beach resort in Tanza, Cavite where authorities found a laboratory for the manufacture of crystal meth, or shabu, has been ordered forfeited in favor of government, the Anti-Money Laundering Council said.

Families trapped by floods in Cotabato, Maguindanao rescued 9:59 am | Philippine News Agency Families trapped by floods in Cotabato, Maguindanao rescuedSoldiers and disaster responders rescued Friday night some 60 persons, including children and women, some of them pregnant, who were trapped in a roadside village as floodwaters continued to rise by the national highway linking Maguindanao and Cotabato provinces.

Negros farm workers’ leader slain as rights violations complaints traded at Rome talks 7:40 am | InterAksyon.com | Raymund Villanueva, Kodao Productions Negros farm workers’ leader slain as rights violations complaints traded at Rome talksA leader of a sugar farm workers' organization was killed in Negros Occidental Friday night as complaints of human rights violations were traded during the third round of formal talks between the Duterte administration and communist rebels in Rome.

‘TAKE THE BULLET’ | Speaker urges Dela Rosa to resign over Korean’s murder 6:26 am | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com ‘TAKE THE BULLET’ | Speaker urges Dela Rosa to resign over Korean’s murderPhilippine National Police chief Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa should resign 'to spare the President from further embarrassment' over the murder of a Korean businessman inside Camp Crame by the policemen who kidnapped him, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said. Both are close friends of the Duterte.

'Oust Koko' plot a figment of Trillanes' imagination, says Cayetano 2:33 am | Philippines News Agency | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com \Senator Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday denied allegations of Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV that he is behind a plot to oust Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III and replace him as head of the Senate.

WATCH | Court orders arrest of 2 cops, 5 others over kidnap-slay of Korean trader 1:46 am | Marlene Alcaide, News5 | Philippines News Agency WATCH | Court orders arrest of 2 cops, 5 others over kidnap-slay of Korean traderThe Angeles Regional Trial Court has ordered the arrest of two active police officers and five others in connection with the kidnapping of a South Korean national in Angeles City, Pampanga last October, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II disclosed on Friday.