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NGCP to place Luzon grid on yellow alert Sunday night Sun, Jul 31, 2016, 11:29 AM | Philippines News Agency

LOOK | The crime war is packing decaying jails Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 6:46 PM | Agence France-Presse

Hackers hit Vietnam airports with South China Sea messages Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 11:43 PM | Mai Nguyen, Reuters

PHL govt may still impose ceasefire with Maoist-led rebels: Dureza Sun, Jul 31, 2016, 2:54 PM | Reuters The Philippine government may still re-impose a ceasefire with Maoist-led guerrillas, a senior administration official said on Sunday, a day after it was withdrawn by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Storm 'Carina' slightly intensifies, poses threat to Isabela-Cagayan area Sun, Jul 31, 2016, 7:47 AM | InterAksyon.com Tropical storm "Carina" slightly gained strength and speed as it posed a threat to the Isabela-Cagayan area, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday morning.

Duterte's eagerness for federal govt, not budget, reason for con-ass - Budget's Diokno Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 11:38 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com President Rodrigo Duterte's eagerness to put in place a federal system of government, more than worries about the budget needed, prodded him to choose for a constituent assembly rather than the constitution convention he earlier championed, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Friday.


BUSINESS NEWS

NGCP to place Luzon grid on yellow alert Sunday night NGCP to place Luzon grid on yellow alert Sunday night The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) will raise the alert of the Luzon grid to yellow status from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday due…

SWS SURVEY | Filipinos’ optimism on quality of life, economy hits new record highs SWS SURVEY | Filipinos’ optimism on quality of life, economy hits new record highs Filipinos’ optimism about the quality of their lives and the economy reached new record highs during the second quarter of 2016, the private polling firm…

POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to four ‘broke’ Saudi firms POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to four ‘broke’ Saudi firms The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the deployment of newly-hired and returning workers to four companies suffering financial problems in Saudi Arabia.

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LOOK | The crime war is packing decaying jails Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 6:46 PM | Agence France-Presse Those detained in the anti-crime campaign appear doomed for lengthy stints in the country's underfunded and overwhelmed penal system.

SWS SURVEY | Filipinos’ optimism on quality of life, economy hits new record highs Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 11:24 PM | Leslie D. Venzon, Philippines News Agency Filipinos’ optimism about the quality of their lives and the economy reached new record highs during the second quarter of 2016, the private polling firm Social Weather Stations (SWS) said.

SENATE SQUABBLE | They can't stand each other, so they can't sit together Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 4:37 PM| InterAksyon.com If you thought the separate struggles for the Senate Presidency and the House Minority were compelling of attention, there's another, interesting sideshow: how should the senators in the 17th Senate be seated?

2 ex-DOJ officials, missionaries probed over crime in Bilibid - Aguirre Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 12:10 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com | Fritzie Cabial, News5 (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Two former Department of Justice officials and missionaries engaged in prison ministries are being investigated for their possible involvement in illegal activities inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, Justice Secretay Vitaliano Aguirre II said Friday.

NOT ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES | Brazilian drug lord turns jail cell into luxury suite Sat, Jul 30, 2016, 10:25 AM| Hugo Olazar, Agence France-Presse Paraguayan authorities got a surprise when they raided a Brazilian drug lord's jail cell and found a three-room luxury suite complete with library, kitchen, conference room and plasma TV.

WATCH | LTFRB bans UV Express Service along EDSA Sun, Jul 31, 2016, 9:28 AM| Patricia Mangune, News5 The UV Express commuter shuttle service will no longer be allowed to traverse along the traffic-congested Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).

COMMENTARY | Government reminded of peace talks status: It's (very) complicated Sun, Jul 31, 2016, 12:15 PM| Renato Reyes Jr., Bayan Secretary General Following is a statement released by Bayan secretary general Renato M. Reyes Jr. in relation to the Saturday lifting of the unilateral ceasefire declared by President Rodrigo Duterte and the “complicated” process of negotiating peace between the government and the communist groups.

New York Fed asks Philippines to recover Bangladesh money Fri, Jul 29, 2016, 7:05 PM| Krishna N. Das, Serajul Quadir The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has asked the Philippines' central bank to help Bangladesh Bank recover the $81 million that was stolen by hackers in February from its account held at the Fed, boosting Dhaka's efforts to retrieve the money.

 
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