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EDITORIAL | Hell to pay Tue, Jan 19, 2016, 11:27 AM | InterAksyon.com

MARIE YUVIENCO | A Whole Lotta Fingerpointing Goin' On Fri, Jan 29, 2016, 11:52 AM | Marie Yuvienco

OPINION | DQ Fallout: What if Grace Poe stays on the ballot, wins, and THEN is disqualified? Wed, Dec 9, 2015, 12:33 PM | Dante Gatmaytan, Special to InterAksyon.com

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JESSICA ZAFRA | From Benghazi to Ate Vi: The Uses of Cheese 2:14 pm | JESSICA ZAFRA JESSICA ZAFRA | From Benghazi to Ate Vi: The Uses of CheeseJaica grabs Vivian's designer bag and dives across the bed to catch it. 'Kunin mo na rin yung Balenciaga bag ko,' Vivian says, deadpan, 'Doon ko gustong sumuka uli.' Bitch, that's a bitch.

Ferrer on BBL non-passage: 'We need to take away fear and distrust of the Bangsamoro' 6:56 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Ferrer on BBL non-passage: \Peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, in a statement on the non-passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, scored the indifference and chronic absenteeism of most legislators, but said it would not stop the momentum of the Bangsamoro peace process.

OPINION | Why you can’t just wipe out mosquitoes to get rid of the Zika virus 7:33 pm | Helen Coster, Reuters OPINION | Why you can’t just wipe out mosquitoes to get rid of the Zika virusOn Saturday, Colombia’s national health institute confirmed that more than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the Zika virus, which has been linked to a devastating birth defect that affects a fetus’ brain.

COCKTALES | Ogie Alcasid's father defends P81.5-M tax problem of GMA boys, loses fight with Henares 2:54 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Ogie Alcasid\With five months left into the PNoy presidency, it turns out that not only did Aquino's own nominees condone their maligned predecessors, but the PNoy team in PNOC themselves fought BIR chief Henares from collecting personal income and other tax deficiencies incurred in GMA's time.

COCKTALES | ADB dismisses Jimenez son-in-law after P50-M libel case 4:30 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | ADB dismisses Jimenez son-in-law after P50-M libel caseThe American son-in-law of GMA Network co-owner Menardo Jimenez has been dismissed by the Asian Development Bank after he questioned the bank's promotion procedures and later filed a P50-million libel case against the bank's selection committee.

MARIE YUVIENCO | A Whole Lotta Fingerpointing Goin' On 11:52 am | Marie Yuvienco MARIE YUVIENCO | A Whole Lotta Fingerpointing Goin\Napeñas' confirmation of American-supplied intel, training and equipment to hunt down a US enemy in our shores should prompt a longer, harder look at EDCA and the circumvention of the constitutional requirement that foreign militaries cannot set up bases without the Senate's concurrence.

COCKTALES | What slowdown? Robinsons Land plans to hire 50% more staff 2:04 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | What slowdown? Robinsons Land plans to hire 50% more staffRobinsons Land foresees its permanent, full-time managerial and support employees to increase in the fiscal year to 2,865 from its end-September 2015 level of 1,898. That represents a hefty 50-percent jump in employee count in just a year for a company known for its conservatism.

JESSICA ZAFRA | The Big Short: A comedy about how stupidity and greed broke the world economy 12:15 pm | JESSICA ZAFRA JESSICA ZAFRA | The Big Short: A comedy about how stupidity and greed broke the world economyEven as it became clear that the financial system was headed for Armaggedon, the experts refused to acknowledge that anything was wrong. It wasn't just oversight, it was system-wide fraud. The Big Short, Adam McKay's adaptation of Michael Lewis' book, retraces the origins of the meltdown.

MARIE YUVIENCO | Misreading the Constitution: The SC EDCA ruling 8:20 am | Marie Yuvienco MARIE YUVIENCO | Misreading the Constitution: The SC EDCA rulingIt is a misreading of ... the Constitution to say that once foreign military bases and troops are allowed into the country, acts subsequent thereto are deemed authorized merely by an executive agreement, not a treaty as required by our Constitution.

COCKTALES | 4 justices who fired Caguioa's brother still in the Supreme Court 3:30 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | 4 justices who fired Caguioa\If the stars are aligned in his favor, a frontrunner for the Supreme Court vacancy, Justice Secretary Benjamin Caguioa, will soon be working alongside four justices who ended the judicial career of his elder brother: Justices de Castro, Brion, Peralta and Bersamin.

OP-ED | Uniting to prevent violent extremism 2:35 pm | Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General OP-ED | Uniting to prevent violent extremismLet us never forget: Terrorist groups are not just seeking to unleash violent action, but to provoke a harsh reaction. We need cool heads and common sense. We must never be ruled by fear – or provoked by those who strive to exploit it. Countering violent extremism should not be counter-productive.

MEL STA.MARIA | Mar Roxas and an Erap endorsement: What could it mean? 12:39 am | MEL STA.MARIA MEL STA.MARIA | Mar Roxas  and an Erap endorsement: What could it mean?If there is truth to the report that the support of former President Joseph Estrada may soon follow San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez's declared endorsement of Mar Roxas, then the Liberal Party standard bearer will be a very formidable candidate come May 9, 2016.

EDITORIAL | Hell to pay 11:27 am | InterAksyon.com EDITORIAL | Hell to payIt is one thing for his team to complain that President Aquino was put in a no-win situation with the proposal to raise SSS pensions. But it was his advisers and partymates, in control of both Houses of Congress, who led and left him in that corner. And he let them.