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WATCH | Does Senate Ethics panel have jurisdiction over De Lima case? Peers uncertain Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 6:33 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

Govt loses 15 troops in Monday fighting vs Abu Sayyaf Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 12:21 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com | Philippines News Agency

CA stops PCC probe of PLDT-Globe buyout of San Miguel's telco assets Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 4:25 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

WATCH | DFA suspends issuance of hajj passports, mulls scrapping Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 2:08 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Roices Naguit, News5

Obama to take up human rights in September meeting with Duterte Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 10:06 AM | Reuters | InterAksyon.com | Agence France-Presse (UPDATE2 - 3:04 p.m.) US President Barack Obama is expected to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte on September 6 and plans to touch on human rights as well as security concerns, the White House said on Monday.

Govt loses 15 troops in Monday fighting vs Abu Sayyaf Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 12:21 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com | Philippines News Agency (UPDATE3 - 8:15 p.m.) Government forces suffered 15 deaths Monday in fighting the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu but despite the 'unfortunate' losses, Malacanang said operations against the militants would continue 'full force.'

Duterte hits CHR, Sen. De Lima anew in Tacloban visit Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 5:55 PM | Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon President Rodrigo Duterte spews some choice words anew toward the Commission on Human Rights and Senator Leila De Lima during his visit to a police officer wounded in the course of the anti-illegal drugs campaign.


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Philippines says China must recognize South China Sea ruling Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 6:02 PM | China will be the 'loser' if it does not recognize an international court ruling against its territorial claims in the South China Sea, Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Tuesday.

WATCH | Senate briefed on P3.35-trillion ‘budget for real change’ Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 1:50 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Beverly Natividad, News5 UPDATED W/ VIDEO- The Senate received on Tuesday its first briefing on the proposed P3.35-trillion national expenditure program for 2017, touted by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte as a 'budget for real change.'

WATCH | DFA suspends issuance of hajj passports, mulls scrapping Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 2:08 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Roices Naguit, News5 UPDATED W/VIDEO-The Department of Foreign Affairs has suspended the issuance of hajj passports to Filipino pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia and may discontinue this altogether following the interception of 177 Indonesians who were about to leave the country using forged travel documents.

PHL considers provisional fishing agreement with China in Scarborough Shoal Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 6:46 PM| Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes, Philippines News Agency Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay wants to establish a provisional fishing agreement with China to allow access to Filipino fishermen into the resource-rich Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.

Poe suspends emergency power hearings after DOTr fails to submit list of projects Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 11:28 AM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Grace Poe postponed on Tuesday the hearing on proposed emergency powers for President Rodrigo Duterte to solve the traffic problem after the Department of Transportation failed to submit the list of projects promised earlier by Secretary Arthur Tugade.

PHL considers provisional fishing agreement with China in Scarborough Shoal Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 6:46 PM| Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes, Philippines News Agency Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay wants to establish a provisional fishing agreement with China to allow access to Filipino fishermen into the resource-rich Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.

WATCH | Some stranded OFWs have been in limbo for years Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 10:24 PM| JV Arcena, News5 | InterAksyon.com OFWs in campsites of Saudi employers hit hard by an economic slump are not the only ones stranded in the desert kingdom. There are also Filipinos who have been forced to stay in the Philippine consulate for various reasons, mostly because they've been abandoned by their employers and recruiters.

Rockets hit Saudi border town of Najran as Yemen war flares anew Tue, Aug 30, 2016, 6:05 AM| Katie Paul, Reuters Yemeni Houthi forces are again firing rockets at this corner of southern Saudi Arabia, ending a lull of several weeks and complicating efforts to revive talks on ending Yemen's 18-month-old civil war.

 
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