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Chopped body parts of woman found in Arayat, Pampanga 03-Jul-15, 2:56 PM | Jess Malabanan, InterAksyon.com

UP ALYANSA kicks out Upsilonian student council chair in wake of frat violence 03-Jul-15, 2:08 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

SC restrains DOH, FDA sway over Implanon, reproductive products, supplies 02-Jul-15, 8:58 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

Nueva Vizcaya bishop appeals for financial help 9:58 pm | Philippines News Agency Bishop Ramon Villena of the diocese of the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino on Friday launched his Bishop's Annual Appeal (BAA) here to draw voluntary help for the needs of diocese workers.

Production of Cebu\ Production of Cebu's lone sugar mill down 40% post-Yolanda 8:43 pm | Philippines News Agency The Bogo-Medellin Milling Company Inc., Cebu's lone sugar mill, has sustained a 40 percent loss in production as northern Cebu's sugar industry continues to reel…

PAL, CebPac cancel flights due to storm Egay PAL, CebPac cancel flights due to storm Egay 8:22 pm | Azer N. Parrocha, Philippines News Agency Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Saturday canceled one of its international flights and low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific its six flights due to monsoon rains…

87 Leyte villages insurgency-free - Army 87 Leyte villages insurgency-free - Army 6:54 pm | Philippines News Agency The Philippine Army has cleared 87 out of 189 villages in Leyte province known to be hideouts of the New People's Army (NPA).

SINO\ SINO'NG MAS MATIMBANG? Aquino weighs option between Visaya and Delgado… 5:54 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III is now weighing his options on who between Southern Luzon Command (Solcom) chief Lieutenant General Ricardo Visaya and Air Force chief…

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Production of Cebu\ Production of Cebu's lone sugar mill down 40% post-Yolanda The Bogo-Medellin Milling Company Inc., Cebu's lone sugar mill, has sustained a 40 percent loss in production as northern Cebu's sugar industry continues to reel…

On eve of referendum, Greek finance minister accuses creditors of \ On eve of referendum, Greek finance minister accuses creditors of 'terrorism' Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accused Athens' creditors of "terrorism" in an interview published on Saturday, a day before Greeks vote in a high-stakes referendum…

India\ India's push to save cows starves Bangladesh of beef Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have a new mandate under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government this year - stop cattle from…

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20 MONTHS AFTER HAIYAN | Build tenement houses for 14,000 displaced families - Tacloban City Council 4:44 pm | Philippines News Agency 20 MONTHS AFTER HAIYAN | Build tenement houses for 14,000 displaced families - Tacloban City CouncilThe city council here reiterated their proposal to build tenement houses for families displaced by super typhoon Yolanda.

DENR seizes 1,000 board feet of illegally cut lumber from Mt. Apo 3:57 pm | Philippines News Agency DENR seizes 1,000 board feet of illegally cut lumber from Mt. ApoEnvironmentalists and forest rangers on Friday seized more than 1,000 board feet of illegally cut Lauan lumber in a watershed area of the country's highest peak, an environment official said.

Puerto Princesa seeks probe on power crisis 3:23 pm | Philippines News Agency Puerto Princesa seeks probe on power crisisThe city council here is seeking the help of the National Power Corporation (NPC) in providing a power barge to ease the power crisis that also affects the whole province, and is calling on the House of Representatives to conduct a "congressional inquiry" on why the problem continues to persist.

Owner, crew of capsized Philippine ferry charged with murder 2:22 pm | Agence France-Presse Owner, crew of capsized Philippine ferry charged with murder(UPDATE, 2:57 p.m.) The Philippine National Police have filed murder charges against the owner and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left 56 dead, an official said Saturday.

17,000 wanted persons nabbed, 66 killed, 115 surrender over 5 months - PNP 1:59 pm | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com 17,000 wanted persons nabbed, 66 killed, 115 surrender over 5 months - PNPClose to 17,000 wanted persons - 16,917 to be exact - were arrested while 66 were killed and 115 others gave themselves up from January to May, acting Philippine National Police chief Leonardo Espina said Saturday.

China must uphold declaration on conduct in South China Sea it signed in 2002 - Palace 12:06 pm | Philippine News Agency China must uphold declaration on conduct in South China Sea it signed in 2002 - PalaceMalacanang said China must uphold commitments it made when it signed the declaration on the conduct of parties in the South China Sea in 2002.

'I CLOSED MY EYES AND ENTRUSTED MY LIFE TO GOD' | Yolanda survivor survives Ormoc ferry tragedy 11:37 am | Leonita Guinocor as told to Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon.com \Leonita Guinocor, 57, took the ferry from the island town of Poro in Cebu's Camotes islands to nearby Ormoc City, Leyte early in the morning of July 2 for some errands and expected to be back early that afternoon.

VIDEO | Poll watchdog PPRCV rejects use of 'hybrid' system for 2016 elections 10:32 am | Maricel Halili, News5 VIDEO | Poll watchdog PPRCV rejects use of \While the Comelec vowed that problems encountered in the 2013 elections would not be repeated, the election watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) rejected the use of the "hybrid" system in the coming presidential elections in May 2016.

VIDEO | Knife vs gun : Ex-security guard kills one to two robbers in Pasay 8:19 am | Gary de Leon, News5 VIDEO | Knife vs gun : Ex-security guard kills one to two robbers in PasayIn a scene caught on video, a former security guard fought off and killed one of two suspected robbers who tried to grab his female friend’s bag in Pasay City Friday afternoon.

Signal No. 2 over Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, northern Aurora as ‘Egay’ nears Northern Luzon 7:25 am | InterAksyon.com Signal No. 2 over Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, northern Aurora as ‘Egay’ nears Northern Luzon(UPDATE - 1:03 p.m.) The state weather bureau has hoisted public storm warning Signal No. 2 over Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino and northern Aurora as tropical storm 'Egay' (international name 'Linfa') picked up strength and speed and continued to near Northern Luzon Saturday.

MWSS seeks fresh bids for P18.72-billion dam project 3:41 am | Neil Jerome Morales, Reuters MWSS seeks fresh bids for P18.72-billion dam projectThe Philippine government on Friday launched a fresh round of bidding for a contract to design and build an P18.72-billion ($415.17-million) dam that will be the second water source for the capital.

PCOS refurbishment still best option for 2016, says Comelec exec 1:24 am | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com PCOS refurbishment still best option for 2016, says Comelec execRefurbishing the 81,896 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines is still the best option for the 2016 polls, according to the Commission on Elections.

VIDEO | Ingredient in making plastic containers present in 'fake' rice, NFA tests show 12:22 am | Beverly Natividad, News5 VIDEO | Ingredient in making plastic containers present in \The National Food Authority has confirmed there is an additive - an ingredient used to soften plastic material - in the 'fake rice' bought in Davao City.