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BBM threatens legal action after election loss Sat, May 28, 2016, 5:11 PM | Agence France-Presse

LOOK | Fire hits Baguio Engineer's Hill motor pool compound Sat, May 28, 2016, 3:42 PM | Aldwin Quitasol, InterAksyon.com

EDITORIAL | Beware the Parade of Little Digongs Thu, May 26, 2016, 8:18 AM | InterAksyon.com

MOURNING AND UNITY | US forces in Okinawa under curfew after suspected murder Sat, May 28, 2016, 12:59 PM | Agence France-Presse

Tabloid reporter shot dead in Manila Sat, May 28, 2016, 9:34 AM | InterAksyon.com

G7 agrees need strong message on South China Sea; China says don't 'hype' Thu, May 26, 2016, 7:39 PM | Matt Spetalnick and Tetsushi Kajimoto, Reuters

GAME OVER, NEW ERA BEGINS | Duterte, Robredo top tally for President, VP Fri, May 27, 2016, 7:52 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com UPDATED-It took only 3 days - the fastest canvassing in the country's automated elections history - for a joint session of Congress to wrap up work and tally the most number of votes for Davao Mayor Duterte and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo as president and vice president, respectively.

Pnoy sets sweeping review of PHL energy policy; reliance on coal to be cut Fri, May 27, 2016, 12:58 AM | InterAksyon.com As the country transitions to a new administration, expect a sea change in the national energy policy, specifically, a reduction in reliance on coal, despite the recent approvals of coal-fired projects.

Duterte to face early test over food security Fri, May 27, 2016, 12:27 PM | Enrico Dela Cruz, Reuters While the elections were dominated by talk about crushing crime, incoming president Rodrigo Duterte faces another critical early test: ensuring there is enough rice for the country's more than 100 million people.


BUSINESS NEWS

Business confidence more bullish for Q2 2016: BSP survey Business confidence more bullish for Q2 2016: BSP survey Business outlook on the economy was more bullish for Q2 2016, with the overall confidence index (CI) rising to 48.7 percent from 41.9 percent for…

Australia eyes talks with PAL for direct Manila-Adelaide flights Australia eyes talks with PAL for direct Manila-Adelaide flights An Australian official is eyeing to have direct flights between Manila and Adelaide which will open more opportunities in tourism, education and business for the…

Cyber firms say Bangladesh hackers have attacked other Asian banks Cyber firms say Bangladesh hackers have attacked other Asian banks Hackers who stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank have been linked to an attack on a bank in the Philippines, in addition to the…

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Duterte changes mind, won’t give DENR top post to progressive left Sat, May 28, 2016, 12:47 AM | Lilian C. Mellejor, Philippines News Agency Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing another person to head the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) but not from the progressive left as earlier planned, citing serious and sensitive issues on mining operations.

ANALYSIS | Thaw in US-Vietnam ties new headache for China Sat, May 28, 2016, 8:15 AM | Greg Torode and Megha Rajagopalan, Reuters Regional military sources and security analysts say China will face short and longer term strategic headaches from the fully normalized relationship between former enemies in Hanoi and Washington.

Marcos lawyer to Robredo: Congratulations, but… Fri, May 27, 2016, 10:03 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com George Garcia, lawyer of Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. congratulated Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo after Congress, sitting in joint session as the National Board of Canvassers, completed its finallly tally, showing that Robredo as the winner of the vice presidential race.

IN PHOTOS | Leni marks Jesse's birthday hours before officially winning VP race Sat, May 28, 2016, 8:45 AM| InterAksyon.com Even as Congress was finishing its count of the votes for president and vice president in Quezon City on Friday, Camarines Representative Leni Robredo was in her hometown Naga City to mark the 58th birthday of her husband, Jesse, the late Interior secretary.

Jardeleza high court's richest, Leonen is poorest justice, per 2015 SALNs Fri, May 27, 2016, 12:07 AM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com With a quarter of a billion pesos in net worth, Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza remains the richest member of the Supreme Court, while Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is still the “poorest,” with a net worth that is less than a hundredth of that, or P2,265,166.45.

Tabloid reporter shot dead in Manila Sat, May 28, 2016, 9:34 AM| InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 3 - 6:01 p.m.) A tabloid reporter was shot dead in Manila Friday, radio station dzRH and colleagues of the victim said.

Chaotic urbanization puts cities in harm's way - UN Fri, May 27, 2016, 7:38 AM| Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation The risk of man-made and natural disasters hitting fast-growing cities is rising, and national governments must do more to help municipal authorities protect residents through better planning, the head of the UN agency for human settlements said.

HEALTH 'NIGHTMARE' | US reports first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics Fri, May 27, 2016, 7:24 AM| Ransdell Pierson, Reuters US health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.

 
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