TODAY'S HEADLINES

Senators vote 10-7-5 to reopen probe on Davao Death Squad - sources Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 2:58 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

MEL STA. MARIA | Why February 25 should be remembered Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 12:29 AM | Atty. Mel Sta. Maria

COCKTALES | PNoy's comms team morphs into 'crisis' PR firm Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 2:56 PM | Victor Agustin

Harry Roque brings out the misogyny; netizens beat an apology out of him Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 4:48 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

WATCH | Ill-fated bus in Tanay mishap not hired by Bestlink Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 11:29 PM | Renz Ongkiko and Mon Gualvez, News5

PSEi sustains rise, PHP weakens due to uncertainty in global financial markets Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 8:26 PM | Joann Santiago, Philippines News Agency

China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles - US officials Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 5:37 PM | A Reuters Exclusive by Idrees Ali China, in an early test of US President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two US officials told Reuters.

'SABONG' OVER OUSTER 'PLOT' | Palace journos to Andanar: What do you know that DND, NSA don't? Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 4:48 PM | InterAksyon.com Things got heated in Malacanang on Tuesday when reporters took on claims by PCO Sec. Andanar about a destabilization plot against the Duterte administration - an allegation that, ironically, has been dismissed by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon and DND chief Delfin Lorenzana.

Trump, Duterte represent a troubling new trend in human rights - Amnesty International Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 2:59 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Amnesty International has lumped President Rodrigo Duterte with U.S. President Donald Trump, Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan, and Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban for allegedly sowing fear and "dehumanizing entire groups of people."


BUSINESS NEWS

Upbeat Wall Street boost PSEi; peso little changed vs US dollar Upbeat Wall Street boost PSEi; peso little changed vs US dollar Consolidation was up Wednesday resulting to the sideways close of the Philippine peso to a US dollar while the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) tracked…

Trade, investment growth boost EU-ASEAN ties to historic high - EU ambassador Trade, investment growth boost EU-ASEAN ties to historic high - EU ambassador Trade and investment opportunities between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, two major blocs which mark the 40th year of relations…

COCKTALES | PNoy\ COCKTALES | PNoy's comms team morphs into 'crisis' PR firm Aquino administration spokespersons Edwin Lacierda, Abigail Valte, and Manuel Quezon III have formed the DDI-TBM Consultancy Corp. doing business as DDI Strategic Communications, pitching their…

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COCKTALES | PNoy's comms team morphs into 'crisis' PR firm Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 2:56 PM | Victor Agustin Aquino administration spokespersons Edwin Lacierda, Abigail Valte, and Manuel Quezon III have formed the DDI-TBM Consultancy Corp. doing business as DDI Strategic Communications, pitching their Malacanang experience and their political and media connections to their target clients.

ATTN CAR OWNERS | SC orders LTO to refund P29.8-M RFID fees Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 3:42 PM | InterAksyon.com The Supreme Court has declared null and void due to lack of public bidding the Radio Frequency Identification Project Memorandum of Agreement (RFID MOA) entered into by the government with Stradcom Corporation in 2009 which entails an additional charge of P350 for every motor vehicle.

China opposes US naval patrols in South China Sea Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 8:49 PM| Michael Martina, Reuters China said on Tuesday it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a US aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea.

ASEAN unsettled by China weapon systems, tension in South China Sea Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 7:22 PM| Manuel Mogato, Reuters Southeast Asian countries see China's installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as "very unsettling" and have urged dialogue to stop an escalation of "recent developments", the Philippines said on Tuesday.

WATCH | CHED suspends field trips, educational tours Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 2:36 AM| Philippines News Agency | Kaye Imson, News5 The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has ordered the suspension of field trips and educational tours following the death on Monday of 13 students of Bestlink College in a road accident in Tanay, Rizal.

CHR fact-checks Andanar: 'We did NOT clear Duterte on DDS' Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 11:48 AM| InterAksyon.com The Commission on Human Rights has belied the claim of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar that the CHR had absolved President Rodrigo Duterte of his alleged role in the spate of extrajudicial killings in Davao City, including the murders being attributed to Davao Death Squad.

SC affirms graft, malversation raps vs Napoles, 2 others over PDAF scam Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 1:48 AM| Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan, Philippines News Agency The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked the petition of Janet Lim Napoles and two others seeking to dismiss raps against them for graft and malversation of public funds over the alleged misuse of P25 million of the Priority Development Assistance Fund of former Agusan del Sur Rep. Rodolfo Plaza.

With half of metallic mines in Caraga, DOF sees DENR crackdown cutting deeply Tue, Feb 21, 2017, 3:48 PM| Shyla Francisco, Bloomberg TV Philippines Over half the country's metallic mines are found in the Caraga region. The Finance department says three towns will be most affected as mining accounts for 50 present of their revenues.

 
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