TODAY'S HEADLINES

Rescue efforts scrambled as floods swamp Cagayan de Oro City Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 9:06 PM | Erwin M. Mascariñas, InterAksyon

Cop in Korean's kidnapping yields to NBI; new prosecutor to handle case Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 2:25 PM | JV Arcena, News5 | InterAksyon.com

COCKTALES | New Pacifica owners distance selves from Yuchengco, Romero Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 12:29 PM | Victor C. Agustin

NUJP calls out Andanar for knocking reportage on martial law Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 3:39 PM | InterAksyon

FOCUS | China’s Xi meets Davos elite as voters revolt Sat, Jan 14, 2017, 12:00 PM | Jitendra Joshi, Agence France-Presse

Congress would rather focus on tax collection inefficiency than back new taxes Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 2:50 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

WATCH | Duterte says he might declare martial law if war on drugs warrants it Sun, Jan 15, 2017, 1:03 PM | InterAksyon.com While he has repeatedly warned about terrorist threats and the need to end existing insurgencies, President Duterte said Saturday he will not hesitate to declare martial law, if necessary, but for another reason: to 'protect' the nation should the problem of illegal drugs get out of hand.

NO JUSTICE FOR EMAN | Hit squad takes out wrong target, snuffs out scholar's life Sat, Jan 14, 2017, 10:51 PM | Bernard Testa, InterAksyon It's been 40 days since Eman's life was inconsolably snatched, an apparent mistaken identity in the name of the Duterte Administration's war on drugs, but the government has not explained how the bizarre happened: masked hitmen shoot at pointblank a teen scholar, an OFW's son, just like that.

NUJP calls out Andanar for knocking reportage on martial law Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 3:39 PM | InterAksyon The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls out Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar for his 'utterly dishonest tack' of blaming the media for reporting President Duterte's remarks over declaring martial law outside Constitutional limits.


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Congress would rather focus on tax collection inefficiency than back new taxes Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 2:50 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Not in a hurry to pass new tax measures, the House of Representatives will instead train its sights on tax collection efficiency of concerned agencies amid reports of low collection rate, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said.

Batocabe retreats on vanity tax proposal Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 2:20 PM | InterAksyon AKO Bicol Party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe issues a statement backtracking on his proposal for a so-called "Vanity Tax" Bill that aims to provide an alternative to the excise tax on petroleum.

Cop in Korean's kidnapping yields to NBI; new prosecutor to handle case Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 2:25 PM| JV Arcena, News5 | InterAksyon.com The police officer tagged as the key suspect in the 'Tokhang for ransom' of a Korean businessman in Angeles City in October surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), even as the Justice department assigned a new prosecutor to pursue the cases against him.

China will 'take the gloves off' over Taiwan: media Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 4:21 PM| Agence France-Presse China is running out of patience with Donald Trump's stance on Taiwan, state media said Monday, and will 'take the gloves off' if he keeps challenging the 'One China' policy.

Catholic Church scrambles to remind flock of the value of life Fri, Jan 13, 2017, 10:09 PM| Tricia Aquino and Romsanne Ortiguero, InterAksyon.com “Life is beautiful,” muses Fr. Prospero Tenorio, who is taking charge of the Philippines' hosting of a gathering of bishops, priests, and lay people from different parts of the globe to reflect on God's mercy.

'EXTREMELY DETRIMENTAL' | US envoy warns against cutting funding to UN Sat, Jan 14, 2017, 9:19 AM| Carole Landry, Agence France-Presse US Ambassador Samantha Power on Friday warned that cutting US funding to the United Nations would be 'extremely detrimental' to American interests, one week before Donald Trump's administration takes office.

PH officially launches ASEAN 2017 hosting Sun, Jan 15, 2017, 7:18 PM| Kris Crismundo, PNA The Philippine government officially launched Sunday its chairmanship of 2017 ASEAN Summit, in rites led by President Rodrigo Duterte at the SMX Davao Convention Center.

World Apostolic Congress opens Monday, delegates to visit 15 'Places of Mercy' in Bulacan Mon, Jan 16, 2017, 12:18 AM| Philippines News Agency At least 3,484 local Catholic lay devotees and 753 foreign delegates will visit 15 'Places of Mercy' in Bulacan province as part of the 4th World Apostolic Congress on Mercy (WACOM) taking place in the country from January 16 to 20.

 
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