TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

Lawmakers mixed over proposal to revive congressional oversight panel 29-Jul-14, 2:48 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Navy eyes base in Mactan as home of Philippine fleet 27-Jul-14, 7:09 AM | Philippines News Agency

VIDEO | Napoles transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa 29-Jul-14, 11:07 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com | With video report by Romel Lopez, News5

PRC releases new schedules for board exams for teachers, physicians, sanitary engineers 10:40 am | InterAksyon.com The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has rescheduled the Board Licensure Examinations for Professional Teachers (BLEPT), Physicians (BLEP), and Sanitary Engineers (BLESE) which were originally scheduled in July and August 2014.

MAY MALACANANG NA ANG BANGSAMORO | Refurbished ARMM building to open to the public today MAY MALACANANG NA ANG BANGSAMORO | Refurbished ARMM building to… 10:08 am | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com Refurbished to serve as the Office of the Bangsamoro People, the former office of ARMM governor in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao compound will…

Govt has awarded, signed off on 7 PPP projects in only 4 years -- President Aquino Govt has awarded, signed off on 7 PPP projects in… 8:53 am | Azer N. Parrocha, Philippines News Agency The government has awarded and signed off on seven Public-Private Partnership projects, with a total value of P62.6 billion in just four years during the…

Tropical depression Inday to exit PH Friday, Juan spotted outside PAR Tropical depression Inday to exit PH Friday, Juan spotted outside… 8:23 am | Philippines News Agency Tropical depression Inday has maintained its strength and changed direction from northwest to west northwest, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration…

\ 'PERA MO, BANTAYAN MO' | 10 parts of the P2.6-trillion… 7:49 am | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Former National Treasurer Leonor Briones says the public must keep a keen eye on how the people's money is spent. Here are the 10 parts…

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Asian shares sluggish, dollar holds firm before Fed Asian shares sluggish, dollar holds firm before Fed Asian shares were subdued while the dollar held steady near an eight-month high against the euro on Wednesday, as investors awaited key U.S. data as…

Govt has awarded, signed off on 7 PPP projects in only 4 years -- President Aquino Govt has awarded, signed off on 7 PPP projects in only 4 years -- President Aquino The government has awarded and signed off on seven Public-Private Partnership projects, with a total value of P62.6 billion in just four years during the…

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No destabilization attempts monitored inside AFP 6:32 am | Priam F. Nepomuceno, Philippines News Agency No destabilization attempts monitored inside AFPArmed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala on Tuesday said the military has not monitored any attempt to destabilize the government from within its ranks.

Philippines to propose no action to raise tension in sea disputes 5:31 am | Manuel Mogato, Reuters Philippines to propose no action to raise tension in sea disputesThe Philippines will propose a freeze on all activity that raises tension in disputed waters in the South China Sea as part of a three-part plan at a regional security meeting next month, Manila's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

AUDIO | Motorbike rider loses left leg after being dragged by bus on EDSA 5:03 am | James Beltran, Radyo5 AUDIO | Motorbike rider loses left leg after being dragged by bus on EDSAA motorcycle rider lost his left leg after being hit by a bus, and then being dragged by it, at a busy intersection on EDSA Tuesday afternoon.

AUDIO | Senate minority to consult JPE on 'kontra SONA' 3:42 am | MaeAnne Los Banos, Radyo5 AUDIO | Senate minority to consult JPE on \The Senate minority will consult detained Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile on the rendering of a 'kontra-SONA' - a tradition in the Senate.

VIDEO | Roxas secures freedom of 4 cops held captive by NPA 2:32 am | InterAksyon.com | With video report by Jeff Caparas, News5 VIDEO | Roxas secures freedom of 4 cops held captive by NPAAfter 19 days in captivity, four police officers held captive by the communist New People's Army were freed and turned over to government upon the intercession of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas.

Cardinal Tagle: Vatican announces Pope Francis' PH visit - Jan. 15 -19 8:24 pm | Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com Cardinal Tagle: Vatican announces Pope Francis\His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle confirms the Vatican announcement this noon (Rome time) regarding the inclusive dates of Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines.

JUST CALL IT 'EQ' | Crying President neither weak nor over-sensitive, says Palace 7:42 pm | InterAksyon.com JUST CALL IT \It's simply part of his "emotional intelligence', not a sign of weakness nor over-sensitivity to critics, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma says, alluding to President Aquino tearing up towards the end of his fifth SONA.

EU's Ashton pushes peaceful options in South China Sea rows, backs Mindanao peace 6:38 pm | InterAksyon.com EU\UPDATE 10:56 PM) A ranking European Union official affirmed the EU commitment to pushing for stability in the South China Sea, sustained peace in Mindanao, more effective disaster risk reduction and to expanding economic relations between EU member countries and the Philippines.

GALLERY | Standing ground at the 'People's SONA' 5:02 pm | JL Burgos, special to InterAksyon.com (text and photos) GALLERY | Standing ground at the \As they have done every year, activist groups, joined by others who have grown critical of Pres. Benigno Aquino III, marched in the thousands to Commonwealth Avenue to deliver their own 'People's SONA.'

Supplemental budget for DAP projects still being done, complies with SC ruling - Coloma 4:49 pm | InterAksyon.com | With a PNA Report Supplemental budget for DAP projects still being done, complies with SC ruling - ColomaUPDATE 6:31PM - There is no fixed amount yet for the 2014 supplemental budget that President Benigno Aquino III is asking Congress to pass to cover projects previously funded by DAP because the Budget department is still working on it, a Palace official said Tuesday.

HINDI TSISMOSA, MANHID | US firm changes training video depicting Pinays negatively 4:11 pm | InterAksyon.com HINDI TSISMOSA, MANHID | US firm changes training video depicting Pinays negativelyThe Filipino community in the Washington, DC area lauded a California-based company for its decision to delete a scene in its customer service training video that negatively portrayed Filipino healthcare workers, according to the Philippine embassy in DC.

POST-SONA 2014 | PNoy missed out on post-Yolanda risk-reduction efforts - aid groups 3:39 pm | InterAksyon.com POST-SONA 2014 | PNoy missed out on post-Yolanda risk-reduction efforts - aid groupsInternational aid groups engaged in rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the wake of super typhoon Yolanda said President Benigno Aquino III missed out on detailing his administration's efforts to rebuild areas devastated by the storm and his 'broader disaster risk reduction policies.'

Sulu security breakdown alarms AFP as dead from ASG ambush now 25 3:24 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Sulu security breakdown alarms AFP as dead from ASG ambush now 25(UPDATE - 7:12 p.m) The AFP spokesman says the massacre by suspected elements of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) of non-combatants - including women and children enroute to a celebration of the end of Ramadan - is of utmost concern in terms of security, as the number of fatalities rose to 25.