TODAY'S HEADLINES

80 dead as IS claims twin blasts during Kabul protest Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 12:53 AM | Usman Sharifi, Agence France-Presse

MARIE YUVIENCO | Blindspot Sat, Jul 23, 2016, 10:31 AM | MARIE YUVIENCO

G20 nations warn of Brexit risk to global growth Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 4:25 PM | Agence France-Presse

DEADLOCK IN ASEAN | Cambodia blocks statement that cites South China Sea Mon, Jul 25, 2016, 12:19 AM | Manuel Mogato and Michael Martina, Reuters Southeast Asian nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia blocked any mention of an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement, diplomats said.

SONA, PREVIEW | It lasts at least 38 minutes, awakens 'patriot' in us, can make one cry: Andanar Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 11:13 AM | InterAksyon.com President Duterte's first SONA to be delivered Monday is a 'very powerful' speech that will 'awaken the patriot' in Filipinos and in fact made him cry the first time he read its draft, PCO Secretary Martin Andanar said Sunday. It is so powerful that he 'cried' when he first read it, he added.

Duterte signs EO mandating freedom of information in Executive branch Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 10:36 AM | InterAksyon.com President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Saturday night the executive order mandating Freedom of Information in the Executive branch, deemed a crucial first step to widening access to government pending legislation of the expanded FOI bill that had been stalled in past Congresses.


BUSINESS NEWS

COCKTALES | UE, FEU, Mapua sue Manila City Hall over 1% tax on tuition COCKTALES | UE, FEU, Mapua sue Manila City Hall over 1% tax on tuition The Far Eastern University, University of the East and Mapua Institute of Technology have filed separate lawsuits against the Manila City Hall seeking to stop…

G20 nations warn of Brexit risk to global growth G20 nations warn of Brexit risk to global growth Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightens risks for the world economy, finance chiefs from the G20 group of leading countries said Sunday.

Ongpin calls SEC ruling on DBP deal erroneous and unfair, appeals to CA Ongpin calls SEC ruling on DBP deal erroneous and unfair, appeals to CA Roberto V. Ongpin has vowed to raise to the appellate court a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruling slapping a P174-million fine and forcing him…

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FEAR FACTOR | Drug users' plea: Help us but, please, not through intimidation Sat, Jul 23, 2016, 9:38 PM | Erwin M. Mascariñas, InterAksyon.com Many of the drug dependents and pushers who recently yielded to authorities and swore to mend their ways shared that the one big element in their coming out has been the fear factor, especially fear for their own lives.

Philippines' oil still in troubled waters after South China Sea ruling Fri, Jul 22, 2016, 7:34 PM | Enrico Dela Cruz, Reuters The Philippines, eager to resume development of vital oil and gas reserves off its coast, will likely need to reach an accord with a Chinese government infuriated by last week's ruling that granted Manila a big victory in the South China Sea.

PRE-SONA BUZZ | Lawmakers smell possible move by House majority to railroad minority leadership Sat, Jul 23, 2016, 6:00 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The talk in the House is that the majority bloc that is to be led by Davao del Norte's Pantaleon Alvarez could be behind a scheme to 'lend' votes that will boost the chances of Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez emerging as minority leader.

Belmonte accedes; no longer seeks Speakership Sat, Jul 23, 2016, 7:20 PM| Lira Dalangin-Frnandez, InterAksyon.com Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas discloses that the 16th Congress' Speaker of the House, Feliciano Belmonte Jr., has decided he will no longer seek the speakership and, instead, lead the Liberal Party in coalescing with the ruling party PDP-Laban.

Pokemon GO blamed for illegal border crossing from Canada to US Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 6:52 AM| Reuters Two youths unaware of their surroundings when they were playing Pokemon GO on their cell phones made an illegal border crossing this week from Canada into the United States in a remote part of Montana, US Customs and Border Patrol said.

China builds massive seaplane: state media Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 1:23 PM| Agence France-Presse China has completed production of the world's largest amphibious aircraft, state media has said, the latest effort in the country's program to wean itself off dependence on foreign aviation firms. It is potentially seen as effective for operations in the South China Sea.

SONA, SAMA NA | Duterte invited to join marchers before addressing Congress Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 9:27 AM| InterAksyon.com Will the first Mindanaoan to become President also make history by being the first chief executive to join the marchers at the rally that marks the SONA? Militant groups posed this challenge to President Duterte, whom they invited to join the mass actions before delivering his speech.

Thousands in funeral march for slain Cambodia activist Sun, Jul 24, 2016, 2:15 PM| Agence France-Presse Tens of thousands of Cambodians poured onto the streets of Phnom Penh Sunday for the funeral procession of a prominent political analyst murdered in a brazen daylight shooting that shocked the Southeast Asian nation.

 
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