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WATCH | Duterte wants PNP's Dela Rosa to get to the bottom of Mamasapano Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 5:35 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon | Maricel Halili, News5

WATCH | China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 9:07 PM | Ben Blanchard and David Brunnstrom, Reuters

Former head of China energy giant Sinopec gets 15 years for graft Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 2:06 PM | Agence France-Presse

Harry Roque caught in vortex of KABAYAN party-list row Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 9:40 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon

LOOK | White House vows to fight media 'tooth and nail' Mon, Jan 23, 2017, 1:25 PM | Reuters

PH urged to pave the way for East Timor's membership in ASEAN Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 6:21 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

WATCH | Duterte wants PNP's Dela Rosa to get to the bottom of Mamasapano Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 5:35 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon | Maricel Halili, News5 (UPDATED W/ VIDEO) Before survivors and heirs of the SAF #Fallen44, President Rodrigo Duterte directs Philippine National Police chief Director-General Ronald Dela Rosa to lead a renewed investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the ill-fated Battle of Mamasapano.

Trump torpedoes TPP Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 6:46 AM | Andrew Beatty, Agence France-Presse President Donald Trump yanked the United States out of a major Pacific trade deal Monday, making good on an election campaign promise and delivering a hammer blow to Asian allies.

WATCH | China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 9:07 PM | Ben Blanchard and David Brunnstrom, Reuters China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway.


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WATCH | Aguirre won't rule out PNP coverup angle in Korean's slay; Palace apologizes to Seoul Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 10:59 PM | JV Arcena, News5 | With Video Report by Jeff Caparas Justice Secretary Aguirre said Tuesday there's still merit in checking out the claim of the wife of a police officer tagged in the kidnapping-killing of a Korean businessman that higher PNP officials were covering up the case. Meanwhile, the Philippine government apologized to Seoul for the crime.

'SUNDALONG KANIN' VS 'SINUNGALING' | Immunity offer to ex-BI execs fiction, says Trillanes Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 11:30 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senators on Tuesday rebuked Justice Secretary Vitallano Aguirre for accusing them of offering legislative immunity to two former immigration commissioners involved in a P50-million bribery scandal, supposedly in exchange for pinning him down.

As plenary debates on death penalty bill near, 'antis' call for 'conscience vote' Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 11:53 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Opposition lawmakers are appealing for a 'conscience vote' rather than a 'party or pressure vote' on the death penalty bill to give all members of the House of Representatives a chance to decide based on their personal conviction.

GRP submits bilateral cease fire proposal; NDFP complains about Makilala clash Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 8:54 PM| InterAksyon | Raymund B. Villanueva The peace negotiating panels of the government and the National Democratic Front exchanged documents Tuesday over the bilateral cease fire proposal of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines as well as the NDF's formal complaint regarding the Makilala clash of January 21.

DOJ holds preliminary probe of raps vs Supt.Marcos, cops in Mayor Espinosa slay Mon, Jan 23, 2017, 3:47 PM| JV Arcena, News5 The Department of Justice opened Monday its preliminary investigation on the charges filed against the Eastern Visayas policemen accused of murdering Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa in his prison cell on Nov. 5, 2016.

Seven more cops sacked for robbery, extortion of three Korean tourists in Angeles City Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 9:29 PM| Thom Andrade, InterAksyon Philippine National Police Chief, Director General Ronald 'Bato' Dela Rosa has disclosed that seven more police officers from Pampanga have been relieved after being implicated in robbery and extortion activities victimizing three Koreans tourists sometime last month.

US vows China won't take South China Sea islands Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 6:55 AM| David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters The new US administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has warned would require Washington to 'wage war.'

PH urged to pave the way for East Timor's membership in ASEAN Tue, Jan 24, 2017, 6:21 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com The Philippines should use its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year to accelerate the membership of East Timor in the 10-member regional bloc.

 
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