TODAY'S SPECIAL FEATURES HEADLINES

FOCUS | Which Millennium Development Goals is the PH likely to meet? 24-Jul-15, 11:29 AM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

FOCUS | Philippines and China dispute to continue despite UN Tribunal case 06-Jul-15, 2:30 AM | Ellen T. Tordesillas and Tessa Jamandre, VERA Files

Japan A-bomb survivors speak out vs nuclear power, decry PM Abe’s view of war 2:39 am | Linda Sieg, Reuters When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo - criticizing the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs.

Trillions of dollars needed for UN anti-poverty plan Trillions of dollars needed for UN anti-poverty plan 8:07 am | Carole Landry, Agence France-Presse The United Nations is hoping to raise between $3.5 and $5 trillion annually for the next 15 years to fund a bold new anti-poverty agenda…

West Philippine Sea row may impact UN development goals - Sachs West Philippine Sea row may impact UN development goals - Sachs 11:53 pm | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Budding geopolitical flash points - such as the West Philippine Sea dispute - pose significant risks to the attainment of the UN's sustainable development goals,…

VIDEO | Binay TSONA blasts Administration\ VIDEO | Binay TSONA blasts Administration's 'incompetence, thievery' 8:06 pm | InterAksyon.com | Video Report by JV Arcena, News5 | Radyo5 UPDATED, WITH VIDEO - VP Binay delivers his alternative 'True SONA' describing the Disbursement Acceleration Program as the budget master scam where only one centavo…

Economist Jeffrey Sachs calls on governments to support sustainable devt goals Economist Jeffrey Sachs calls on governments to support sustainable devt goals 3:52 pm | InterAksyon.com Even as the 193 UN member-states agreed Sunday on the 17 sustainable development goals that would guide the development agenda for the next 15 years,…

PH whiz kids overall 1st runner-up, reap medals in 2 China math contests 6:24 pm | InterAksyon.com PH whiz kids overall 1st runner-up, reap medals in 2 China math contestsWhiz kids from the Philippines continued their winning streak by bagging medals and awards in two international math contests in China, including one where the country emerged as overall first runner-up.

China following US capitalist footsteps and its various implications, Part 3 of 4 10:59 am | Cesar Polvorosa Jr., Special to InterAksyon.com China following US capitalist footsteps and its various implications, Part 3 of 4Cesar Polvorosa Jr., a professor of economics and world geography in Canada, details key aspects of China''s history that can help produce insights into the dynamics of the rising superpower's possible future relations with its neighbors, specifically the Philippines.

Threat of water shortage in Metro Manila looms as El Nino intensifies 10:36 pm | Michelle Orosa-Ople, News5 Threat of water shortage in Metro Manila looms as El Nino intensifiesThe Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) warned that it sees only "below normal" rainfall in Bulacan, where Angat Dam lies, following what it foresees as an intensification of the El Niño in the country starting in October this year.

PROFILE | Neal Cruz and the changing of the 'media guard' 4:56 pm | Joel C. Paredes, InterAksyon.com PROFILE | Neal Cruz and the changing of the \A journalist profiles the life and times of Neal Cruz, veteran editor and columnist who died this week at age 85, and whose struggles mirrored the changing landscape in Philippine media for much of the Marcos years and the three decades after regime change.

OFWs celebrate World Day vs Trafficking with #DiAko4Sale selfies 5:11 pm | InterAksyon.com OFWs celebrate World Day vs Trafficking with #DiAko4Sale selfiesTo drive home the message on the need to fight human trafficking, OFWs took part in a joint social media campaign of two migrant worker solidarity groups. They posted selfies bearing the hashtag #DiAko4Sale to demonstrate their support for the global observance of World Day Against Trafficking.

3 new species of flowering plant Begonia discovered in Palawan 1:06 pm | Philippines News Agency 3 new species of flowering plant Begonia discovered in PalawanThree new species of the perennial flowering plant Begonia were recently discovered by a group of botanists inside the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP).

MVP to youth during RVR award acceptance, 'Be bold because you're young enough to fail' 9:22 am | Jose Bimbo Santos, InterAksyon.com MVP to youth during RVR award acceptance, \PLDT chair Manny V. Pangilinan urged the Filipino youth to continue striving for greatness during his acceptance speech of the Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. award for nation-building Wednesday night in Makati.

India set to overtake China as world's most populous country by 2022: UN 1:35 am | Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation India set to overtake China as world\India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Shrinking Dead Sea leaves trail of perilous sinkholes 12:26 am | Ari Rabinovitch, Reuters Shrinking Dead Sea leaves trail of perilous sinkholesA neglected grove of date palms, their leaves long fallen, trunks drooping in the searing heat at the lowest point on earth, is the latest casualty of a dramatic rise in sinkholes wreaking havoc along the coast of the Dead Sea.

Shock & Awe in the 15th Century: China's 27,000 sailors, 300 ships, 7 voyages, Part 2 of 4 9:43 am | Cesar Polvorosa Jr., Special to InterAksyon.com Shock & Awe in the 15th Century: China\Cesar Polvorosa Jr., a professor of economics and world geography in Canada, details key aspects of China's history that can help produce insights into the dynamics of the rising superpower's possible future relations with its neighbors, specifically the Philippines.

Amid pressure on $700-million fund embezzlement, Malaysian PM reshuffles Cabinet 7:16 am | Philippines News Agency | Xinhua Amid pressure on $700-million fund embezzlement, Malaysian PM reshuffles CabinetMalaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, appointing Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to replace Muhyiddin Yassin as his new deputy.

VIDEO | Postscript on SONA 2015: too many details, but silent where it mattered 6:02 am | Maricel Halili, News5 | InterAksyon.com VIDEO | Postscript on SONA 2015: too many details, but silent where it matteredIt was the longest State of the Nation Address (SONA), but it was criticized more for what it glaringly omitted while lavishing so much attention on details that analysts thought would have been better kept out or at least trimmed.

MVP to receive prestigious RVR award for nation building 4:21 am | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com MVP to receive prestigious RVR award for nation buildingPLDT chair Manny V. Pangilinan is set to receive Wednesday (July 30) the prestigious Ramon V. del Rosario Sr. award for nation building. The selection panel cited his excellent entrepreneurial spirit, good corporate citizenship and passion for nation building.