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EDSA DOS | 15 years later, Erap touts fighting crime, re-taking rebel camps among his feats 20-Jan-16, 7:00 AM | Lourdes M. Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

LIST | 10 things I learned after visiting North Korea 04-Jan-16, 4:09 PM | Karl Decena, InterAksyon.com

FOCUS | As Big Oil shrinks, boards plot different paths out of crisis 6:42 am | Ron Bousso and Terry Wade, Reuters As oil and gas companies cut ever-deeper into the bone to weather their worst downturn in decades, boards have adopted contrasting strategies to lead them out of the crisis.

Fewer PWDs registered to vote in May Fewer PWDs registered to vote in May 3:22 pm | Maria Feona Imperial and Lala Ordenes, VERA Files Despite efforts of the Commission on Elections and civil society to get eligible persons with disabilities to register, vote and do it with ease, the…

SYRIAN WAR | Beyond the tragic human toll, economic impact at $35B - World Bank SYRIAN WAR | Beyond the tragic human toll, economic impact at $35B - World Bank 10:01 am | Agence France-Presse The devastating economic impact of the war in Syria and its spillover into nearby countries stands at $35 billion and climbing, the World Bank said…

MODEL FOR PH CANDIDATES | Denmark and 5 reasons why its people are happy MODEL FOR PH CANDIDATES | Denmark and 5 reasons why its people are happy 1:30 pm | Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com Prof. Martin Marcussen, of Copenhagen University, shared the list of five institutions that Danes trust and that make up the so-called Danish Model and contribute…

HOPES CRUSHED | Congress adjourns; it\ HOPES CRUSHED | Congress adjourns; it's requiem for pension hike, BBL, FOI, SSL-4 9:15 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com On the last day of session of the 16th Congress, senior citizens from all over Metro Manila 'numbering to over a hundred' sat in the…

BUSINESS NEWS

Globe sets lower capex of $750M for 2016; posts 23% hike in net income Globe sets lower capex of $750M for 2016; posts 23% hike in net income Globe Telecom Inc. on Monday said it will spend up to $750 million for capital expenditure this year, lower than the $850 million capex of…

US hopeful Argentina can reach deal with holdout creditors US hopeful Argentina can reach deal with holdout creditors The United States voiced optimism Sunday that Argentina will be able to settle its long debt battle with "holdout" creditors, following a landmark offer from…

FOCUS | As Big Oil shrinks, boards plot different paths out of crisis FOCUS | As Big Oil shrinks, boards plot different paths out of crisis As oil and gas companies cut ever-deeper into the bone to weather their worst downturn in decades, boards have adopted contrasting strategies to lead them…

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FOCUS | Vulnerable Asia fears Zika outbreak 8:53 pm | Peter Hutchison, Agence France-Presse FOCUS | Vulnerable Asia fears Zika outbreakDensely packed slums, rampant mosquitoes and a history of rapidly spreading infections make Asia particularly vulnerable to the devastating Zika virus, posing a massive challenge for the region, health experts warn.

NEVER FORGET | 30 years later, Comelec walkouters have their drink 9:16 am | Meoni Erika Fajardo Bergara (special to InterAksyon.com) NEVER FORGET | 30 years later, Comelec walkouters have their drinkTheir plan was just to quietly leave and head out for a few drinks. But it became evident that as soon as they stepped out of the Philippine International Convention Center, that was no longer an option.

APEC Schools' reply to critics: 'We're not traditional, but ours is a healthy environment' 7:49 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com APEC Schools\APEC - Affordable Private Education Centers - Schools respond to criticism by a scholar that the chain of low-cost private high schools' concern for 'business growth and profitability… can have detrimental effects on the quality of learning.'

GALLERY, EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS | 5,000 children receive First Communion 6:01 pm | Text and photos by Victor Kintanar, InterAksyon.com GALLERY, EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS | 5,000 children receive First CommunionBro. Anton Bolai from Romania was overwhelmed by the event. As children waved goodbye to him as his group was leaving the center after the mass, he waved back and shouted to them, 'best communion ever!'

AKIHITO, RICE FARMER-IN-CHIEF | Emperor's IRRI visit and Japan's stake in world food security 2:48 pm | Philippines News Agency | with InterAksyon.com AKIHITO, RICE FARMER-IN-CHIEF | Emperor\Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko's visit to IRRI, which has had a vibrant partnership with Japan for decades, underscored the Asian giant's commitment to world food security.

Curtain falls on Myanmar's army-led parliament 11:16 pm | Hla-Hla Htay, Agence France-Presse Curtain falls on Myanmar\Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi applauded the military-stacked parliament on its final day in office Friday, as one-time enemies welcomed a transition that will loosen the army's 50-year grip on power.

Breastfeeding best for babies, mothers - and economy, with $300-B savings in single year: study 9:25 am | Agence France-Presse Breastfeeding best for babies, mothers - and economy, with $300-B savings in single year: studyBreastfeeding more babies for longer could save the global economy some $300 billion in a single year, simply by yielding smarter and higher-earning offspring, researchers said Friday. It would also prevent more than 800,000 child deaths, and about 20,000 breast cancer deaths every year.

VIDEO | War-displaced Japanese meet emperor in the land ravaged by imperial army 70 years ago 8:04 am | Carla Lim, News5 | InterAksyon.com VIDEO | War-displaced Japanese meet emperor in the land ravaged by imperial army 70 years agoEmperor Akihito met descendants of Japanese victims of World War II - expats working in the Philippines before the start of the war, civilians caught in the crossfire when the Imperial Army invaded the Philippines, and abused by Japanese soldiers who saw them as spies for Americans.

FOCUS | 'Dead Syrian' Facebook post, online rumors on rapes reflect German refugee fears 6:52 am | Agence France-Presse FOCUS | \A Facebook post about a Syrian refugee's death in Germany sparked a social media storm this week, only for the author to admit making it up, highlighting a rash of online rumors fuelled by a record asylum seeker influx.

More Filipino kids – especially girls – staying in school but more work needs to be done 11:22 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com More Filipino kids – especially girls – staying in school but more work needs to be doneGains have been made in Philippine education over the past six years, especially in the number of students who have stayed in school, but considerable work still needs to be done to maintain this trend and enable them to learn skills that will land them a job after graduation.

Caught off-guard by Zika, Brazil struggles with deformed babies 7:31 pm | Anthony Boadle, Reuters Caught off-guard by Zika, Brazil struggles with deformed babiesAngela Rocha, a pediatrician in northeastern Brazil, measures the head of a child born with microcephaly, a tragic neurological complication linked to Zika, the mosquito-borne virus sparking a health scare across the Americas.

Facebook shares soar as mobile drives big jump in ad sales 6:48 pm | Reuters Facebook shares soar as mobile drives big jump in ad salesFacebook Inc smashed investors' expectations with a 52-percent jump in quarterly revenue as it sold more ads targeted at a fast-growing number of mobile users, sending its shares sharply higher after hours.

One in nine children globally live in conflict zones: UNICEF 1:55 am | Agence France-Presse One in nine children globally live in conflict zones: UNICEFSome 250 million children -- one in nine children worldwide -- live in countries affected by violent conflicts, UNICEF lamented Tuesday, saying it needed nearly $3.0 billion this year to help the most vulnerable of them.