TODAY'S HEADLINES

WATCH | Robredo says Marcos protest will allow her to respond in proper venue Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 11:09 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

41 dead in Istanbul airport bombings as PM blames IS Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 6:16 AM | Agence France-Presse

WATCH | Citing 'clear, convincing' proof of fraud, Marcos asks PET to nullify Robredo election as VP Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 4:21 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com (Update 1- 9:29 p.m.) Armed with 20,000-page affidavits, outgoing Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., on Wednesday filed an electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo before the Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).

41 dead in Istanbul airport bombings as PM blames IS Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 6:16 AM | Agence France-Presse (UPDATE 4, 6:16 a.m.) Turkey Wednesday pointed the finger of blame at Islamic State jihadists after a triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul's main international airport killed at least 41 people, including foreigners, and injured 239.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | ASG has another European in camp, but is he a hostage? Mon, Jun 27, 2016, 10:10 PM | InterAksyon.com | Ed Lingao, News5 Besides Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, the Abu Sayyaf Group has another European in its custody, according to Marites Flor, a Filipino hostage that the bandits released last Friday (June 4). Flor told News5 the European seemed to be freer to mingle with the group's members and roam around the camp.


BUSINESS NEWS

Lilia de Lima retires after 21 years as head of PEZA Lilia de Lima retires after 21 years as head of PEZA Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Director General Lilia B. de Lima announced her retirement Wednesday, a day before President Benigno S. Aquino III steps down…

PHL stocks rally ahead of Duterte inauguration PHL stocks rally ahead of Duterte inauguration Local share prices rallied near the 7,800-mark on Wednesday as it tracked the upbeat global markets days after the British exit ‘Brexit’ vote and ahead…

Hot govt bonds in Brexit chill signal confidence in new PHL regime: market veteran Hot govt bonds in Brexit chill signal confidence in new PHL regime: market veteran The Brexit chill has made government bonds even hotter, as demand for the securities more than tripled at Tuesday's auction, pushing yields lower.

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Death-penalty bill seen to be first for filing in House on June 30 Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 3:49 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The bill proposing the restoration of death penalty for drug traffickers, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's pet legislation, is expected to be House Bill No. 1 when the House of Representatives begins opening its window for the filing of new bills and resolutions on Thursday, June 30.

WATCH | Lim questions Comelec chief's trip to Japan Tue, Jun 28, 2016, 10:13 PM | InterAksyon.com | Maricel Halili, News5 Election Commissioner Christian Robert Lim questioned in a memorandum the trip to the Japan that Chairman Andres Bautista of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) made last week. He also didn't attend the en banc meeting on Tuesday (June 28) as a protest against Bautista's "failure of leadership."

'ALL-OUT WAR'? | As Duterte takes over, police killings stir fear Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 9:51 AM| Manuel Mogato and John Chalmers, Reuters Two things catch the eye in the office of Senior Superintendent Joselito Esquivel, who is enforcing a national crackdown on drugs in the country's most crime-ridden district: a pair of boxing gloves in a display cabinet and an M4 assault rifle lying beside him.

NUPL STATEMENT | On the eve of a Duterte presidency: Chance has come Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 4:43 PM| National Union of People's Lawyers President Du30 is certainly no messiah but his pronouncements on peace negotiations, political prisoners, corruption, drugs, mining, select Cabinet appointments, even queues, traffic, red tape and simple living and unpretentiousness seem to provide a much needed respite or whiff of fresh air.

'THE PREZ AND THE PRESS' | Media groups wish Duterte luck, vow to perform duty to Filipinos Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 1:46 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com On the eve of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte's inauguration, media organizations published Wednesday a pooled editorial to stress the necessity of covering him at all times, wish him success, and vow to perform their duty to the Filipino people.

WATCH | Family of 4 needs P120,000 monthly to live comfortably, says NEDA Tue, Jun 28, 2016, 9:55 PM| InterAksyon.com | Gerard de la Peña, News5 To live comfortably, a family of four would need to have P120,000 monthly, according to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

Belmonte: What Duterte impeachment? Tue, Jun 28, 2016, 3:36 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Outgoing Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. balks at talks regarding a move to impeach President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, saying that its proponents have zero chance of pulling it off in the incoming 17th Congress.

#NEVERFORGET | Protesters vs Marcos burial at Libingan place stones with victims' names on grave Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 9:18 AM| Text by Tricia Aquino | Video by Chad de Guzman | InterAksyon.com The late dictator Ferdinand Marcos does not have the right to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, protesters to the plan said, placing on the assigned grave stones with names of Martial Law victims written on them.

 
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