TODAY'S SPECIAL FEATURES HEADLINES

FOCUS | PWD-owned startup aims to put more PWDs on the road 28-Jun-15, 3:15 PM | VJ Bacungan and Danica Uy, VERA Files

INFOGRAPHIC, VIDEOS | What to do before, during, and after an earthquake 22-May-15, 4:56 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com | Video by Rescue5 | Infographic by Safe Steps

'NASAAN ANG GOBYERNO?' | Binay comes out swinging as UNA holds launch in Makati 01-Jul-15, 2:31 PM | Ernie P. Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Photos by Bernard Testa

NO BIO PAMBOTO? | Meron sa mall 7:21 pm | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Elections is going to the malls to reach out to voters, over 4 million of whom need to undergo voter validation to be able to vote for the 2016 polls.

PALANGGANA, TUWALYA AT PITSEL | Cardinal Tagle suggests perfect gift for politicos PALANGGANA, TUWALYA AT PITSEL | Cardinal Tagle suggests perfect gift for politicos 1:05 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com If you're in a quandary about what to get for your favorite politician, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle suggests what he believes is the…

LIFE IN HELL | North Korean defector lifts lid on world\ LIFE IN HELL | North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secretive state 4:45 am | Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeon-seo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of…

Gulf oil spill: worst in US history, cost BP $54 billion Gulf oil spill: worst in US history, cost BP $54 billion 3:09 am | Agence France-Presse The BP oil spill was one of the worst environmental disasters to strike the United States and killed 11 men drilling a deepwater well in…

Miriam asks for prayers to heal her Stage 4 cancer Miriam asks for prayers to heal her Stage 4 cancer 6:19 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago on Thursday asked supporters and the general public to pray for her and all others stricken with cancer. She shared a…

SHOWDOWN IN SAN JUAN | Zamoras, Estrada-Ejercitos, once allies, now cry 'betrayal' 5:21 pm | Clara Masinag and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com SHOWDOWN IN SAN JUAN | Zamoras, Estrada-Ejercitos, once allies, now cry \Once close family friends and political allies, the Ejercito-Estradas and the Zamoras are now accusing each other of betrayal, with one side accusing the other of political greed and the other accusing the other of sneakiness.

FIRST PERSON | Human traffickers disguised as nuns try to lure girls who survived Yolanda to Manila 1:54 pm | Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon.com FIRST PERSON | Human traffickers disguised as nuns try to lure girls who survived Yolanda to ManilaAlmost 20 months after super typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas, many continue to try to rebuild their lives. But human traffickers are taking advantage of the desperation and have disguised themselves as nuns from a foundation to try and lure young girls to Manila.

Cuba is first country to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV transmission - WHO 9:51 am | Philippines News Agency | PTI Cuba is first country to eliminate mother-to-baby HIV transmission - WHOCuba has become the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to baby, the World Health Organization said, hailing the success as "one of the greatest public health achievements possible."

'NASAAN ANG GOBYERNO?' | Binay comes out swinging as UNA holds launch in Makati 2:31 pm | Ernie P. Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Photos by Bernard Testa \(UPDATED WITH SPEECH, PHOTOS AND VIDEO 9:11 PM) More than a week after Vice Pres. Jejomar Binay resigned from the Cabinet, his allies and leaders of the United Nationalist Coalition trooped to the Makati Coliseum Wednesday for what is seen as UNA's show of force as the biggest opposition alliance.

Inside 'Justice on Wheels' 11:46 am | Bernard Testa (text and photos) Inside \On Tuesday, the second 'Makati standoff' was reaching its peak with suspended Mayor Jejomar Erwin 'Junjun' Binay holed out at City Hall and acting Mayor Romulo 'Kid' Pena Jr. sworn in, the impasse wreaking havoc not only on local government operations but also on the city's courts.

In Yemen chaos, Islamic State grows to rival al Qaeda 10:40 pm | Sami Aboudi, Reuters In Yemen chaos, Islamic State grows to rival al QaedaAl Qaeda's leadership of Islamist militancy in Yemen is being challenged amid the chaos of civil war by its rival Islamic State, which could become a bigger threat to the group than the U.S. drones that periodically kill its commanders.

SPEECH | From phones to power, UP engineers at core of MVP Group's projects in nation-building 7:04 pm | InterAksyon.com SPEECH | From phones to power, UP engineers at core of MVP Group\Twenty-seven years after completing his chemical engineering degree, TV5 president Emmanuel C. Lorenzana returned Monday to his alma mater, with a message for future engineers to give back to the country and the University of the Philippines.

HOOKED ON CLASSICS | Polish pigs prefer Mozart to metal 3:36 pm | Reuters video, InterAksyon.com HOOKED ON CLASSICS | Polish pigs prefer Mozart to metalA Polish scientific breeding study shows that pigs are Mozart connoisseurs rather than budding metalheads.

Scientists explain reports of 'aswang' attacks 8:21 am | Kira Jorgio, InterAksyon.com Scientists explain reports of \Last May, InterAksyon.com published a report of several "aswang" attacks in Mindanao. InterAksyon.com has sought out scientists to explain the phenomenon.

FOCUS | PWD-owned startup aims to put more PWDs on the road 3:15 pm | VJ Bacungan and Danica Uy, VERA Files FOCUS | PWD-owned startup aims to put more PWDs on the roadTrue grit and a vision to help themselves and other PWDs has led five people to form a group that adapts tricycles - and occasionally, cars - to make it easier for persons with disability to go around, either by loading their wheelchairs on the adapted trikes, or making a living by driving it.

1 DEAD EVERY 21 HRS. ON NCR STREETS | Recto wants road user's tax used for safety schemes 1:52 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com 1 DEAD EVERY 21 HRS. ON NCR STREETS | Recto wants road user\Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Sunday urged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to install safety measures in accident-prone areas to minimize the number of road crashes.

TALES FROM CHINA | Observatory 'built' on Panatag; astronomer in 2 places at same time - Carpio 3:08 pm | Lourdes M. Fernandez, InterAksyon.com TALES FROM CHINA | Observatory \China cannot now claim that Scarborough Shoal is the South Sea island that Guo Shoujing visited in 1279, because China had already declared in 1980 that Gou visited the Paracels (380 nautical miles away) to erect its only offshore astronomical observatory.

Drought, dry spell likely till December; rainfall can drop by 60% - Pagasa 12:28 pm | Catherine J. Teves, Philippines News Agency Drought, dry spell likely till December; rainfall can drop by 60% - PagasaAfter experiencing scorching heat, the Philippines is likely to face up to six straight months of drought and a maximum four consecutive months of dry spell in the second half of the year, the state weather agency Pagasa said.