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Bidding failure declared anew for PCOS upgrade

ABS CBN News - ‎13 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - The second bidding for the contract to refurbish 81,896 precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines was declared a failure yesterday, just nine months before next year's national elections.
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Top communist leader in Panay arrested

gulfnews.com - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Manila: Security forces arrested a top female communist leader in Panay. Authorities said the capture is a serious blow to the 46-year-old insurgency movement.
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AFP calls for 'united voice' vs. China

ABS CBN News - ‎4 hours ago‎
MANILA - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) called on the international community for a "united voice" to stop China from pursuing the "might is right" strategy in the territorial dispute over the West Philippine Sea.
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DAHIL SA EL NINO | Slightly warmer weather seen from August 2015 to January ...

InterAksyon - ‎8 hours ago‎
MANILA -- The government-owned weather bureau expects slightly warmer weather in most areas of the country from August 2015 to January 2016 due to drought-driving El Nino.
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Chiz denies parting with Grace

Philippine Star - ‎18 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Francis Escudero belied speculations yesterday that he and his potential running mate Sen. Grace Poe are parting ways in the runup to the 2016 national elections.
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Brother of kidnapped INC minister placed under WPP

ABS CBN News - ‎13 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - Anthony Menorca, the brother of an Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) volunteer minister earlier reported kidnapped, was placed under the Witness Protection Program (WPP), Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said yesterday.
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PH envoy to China highest paid exec in 2014

ABS CBN News - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Ambassador to Beijing Erlinda Basilio was the highest paid government official in 2014, according to a report on salaries and allowances (ROSA) released by the Commission on Audit (COA) yesterday.
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4500 apply as rescue volunteers

The Manila Times - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will resume this week the training of volunteers who had applied with the Metro Manila Rescue Volunteer Corps.
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Bilibid 'kings' lose Jacuzzis, back to 'tabo'

Inquirer.net - ‎18 hours ago‎
They used to live like kings, their air-conditioned rooms equipped with top-of-the-line entertainment systems, Jacuzzis, stripper bars, recreational drugs, concert equipment, sex toys, wads of cash and underlings at their beck and call.
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BPOs step up hiring of Pinoy nurses

Philippine Star - ‎18 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - Business process outsourcing (BPO) firms have stepped up recruitment of Filipino nurses following the US Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare or the US Affordable Care Act, Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo said yesterday.
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New debris on Reunion Island not from MH370

Sky News Australia - ‎14 minutes ago‎
A metal object found washed up on Reunion Island thought to be from the missing plane MH370 may be a domestic ladder, an official has told Reuters.
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Ukraine calls on Russia to negotiate end to war in east

IBNLive - ‎8 hours ago‎
New York: Ukraine's foreign minister is calling on Russia to come to "real negotiations" about a cease-fire and stabilization in Ukraine's war-torn east which will require fair elections that are internationally monitored.
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'I owe Singaporeans a responsibility' to get foreign worker balance right: PM Lee

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Keeping the Singapore identity intact for the next 50 years will be a "big challenge", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tells Ambassador-at-Large Chan Heng Chee in an interview aired on Sunday, Aug 2. POSTED: 02 Aug 2015 21:00; UPDATED: 02 Aug 2015 ...
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Egypt court adjourns case against Peter Greste and two other Al-Jazeera ...

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Kerry's Cairo visit comes as Jazeera three wait. Cairo: An Egyptian court has adjourned until August 29 the verdict in the case against three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste, prolonging the fear and uncertainty for the ...
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Osama bin Laden conspiracy: Doubt over 9 11 terrorist's family plane crash

Metro - ‎13 minutes ago‎
On Friday evening a private plane crashed in Hampshire, killing three members of Osama Bin Laden's family. The notorious terrorist's stepmother Rajaa Hashim, half-sister Sana and her husband Zuhair Hashim were all on board the plane which burst into ...
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Myanmar floods leave at least 47 dead

Herald Sun - ‎57 minutes ago‎
WEEKS of heavy rain in Myanmar have left at least 47 people dead and damaged farmland, government officials and media report. MORE than 212,000 hectares of farmland in 12 out of 15 states and divisions across the country were seriously affected by ...
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Calais migrant crisis hits UK business

Financial Times - ‎11 minutes ago‎
With the migrant crisis at Calais showing little sign of abating, British businesses are being forced to find alternative and more expensive ways to transport their goods over the Channel.
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Oil firms to cut pump prices

The Manila Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
ANOTHER round of price rollbacks is expected to be carried out by oil firms by Tuesday next week. Sources from the oil industry on Sunday said diesel prices are expected to be lowered by 90 centavos to P1.05 per liter.
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Montenegro says Mindanao power situation expected to improve this month

Minda News - ‎20 hours ago‎
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 August) - The power situation in Mindanao is expected to improve as some units of the power plants that have been shut down for preventive maintenance will be synchronized back to the grid this month, an official of the ...
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Costa Coffee brings London-style caffeine culture to PH

Rappler - ‎5 hours ago‎
'I cannot dislodge the economic power of the US here. But through coffee, it's easy,' says British Ambassador to PH Asif Ahmad on UK's Costa Coffee presence in the country.
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Poe urges Senate probe of firms involved in 'networking scams'

CNN - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sen. Grace Poe (shown here in a file photo) says it's time for the government to intervene to protect the public unscrupulous "networking groups.

Pinay scientist creates lamp that runs on saltwater

ABS CBN News - ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA - “To light up the rest of the Philippines sustainably” was the vision of Filipina scientist Aisa Mijeno when she made the Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALt) lamp.

The Philippines ranked as 'most social nation' in the world

Enterprise Innovation - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Philippines has been ranked as the “most social nation” in Opera's latest State of the Mobile Web report. Specifically, more mobile Internet users in the Philippines visit social networking sites than in any other country around the world.
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Facebook deploy drones to deliver high speed internet

Benchmark Reporter - ‎10 minutes ago‎
In an updated report, Facebook has proclaimed plans to stitch the entire world to high speed internet, through its Internet.org program.
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Mitsubishi launches all-new Montero Sport in Thailand

Inquirer.net - ‎11 hours ago‎
mitsubishi-montero-sport-1 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces the world premiere of first full-redesign of the Montero Sport (aka Pajero Sport) mid-size SUV in seven years in Thailand, where it is produced at Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co.
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Shakey's V-League: FEU nails 4th victory; UST scores

Inquirer.net - ‎14 minutes ago‎
The Lady Tamaraws relied on guest players Jovelyn Gonzaga and Honey Royse Tubino to frustrate the Lady Maroons, who fell to fourth spot in Group A with a 2-2 record.
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Manila North yields to Novi Sad in Fiba 3×3 Manila Masters final

Inquirer.net - ‎1 hour ago‎
Manila North's run in the Fiba 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters came to an end with a 21-14 loss to defending world champion Novisad Alwahda of United Arab Emirates in the final Sunday at Robinson's Place Manila.
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Tim Reed rules Cobra Ironman 70.3 PH

Inquirer.net - ‎24 minutes ago‎
LAPU-LAPU CITY—Australian Tim Reed nipped best friend and compatriot Tim Van Berkel in a rare two-man sprint battle here Sunday to rule the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines.
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Ateneo rallies to down CSB in V-League

ABS CBN News - ‎10 hours ago‎
CSB's Jannine Navarro (1) goes up for a kill against Ateneo's Kim Gequillana (18) and Amy Ahomiro during their Shakey's V-League clash at The Arena.
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Matteo gets hugs, kisses from Sarah after finishing Ironman 70.3

Sun.Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli at Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines. (Courtesy: Ron Reiel Rolloda's Instagram account). MATTEO Guidicelli received the best reward after he finished this year's Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Lapu-Lapu City.
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Watch: Meteor Garden star Van Ness electrifies Manila

Inquirer.net - ‎11 hours ago‎
Asian superstar Van Ness Wu of “Meteor Garden” fame performed live in Manila Friday night before screaming Filipino fans as he made a low-key return to the country after eleven years.
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Manalos of the Iglesia ni Cristo

Rappler - ‎Aug 1, 2015‎
As more controversies surrounding the INC surface, we may hear more about the Manalo family and their connections. Get to know who's who in the family.
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Chris Brown asked to secure clearance before leaving Manila

Junior College - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Grammy-winning R&B artist was advised by the show's promoters not to leave his room at Nobu Hotel in City of Dreams because he had been put on the watch list of the Bureau of Immigration.
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Tracking the retreat of Arctic ice

News24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ny-Alesun - Not so long ago, skeleton staff overwintering at the Ny-Alesund research center could walk on the Arctic town's frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface.
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Hitchhiking Robot's US Tour Ended By Vandals

Sky News - ‎1 hour ago‎
HitchBOT, which had managed to travel across Canada and Europe on its own, was irreparably damaged on the road in Philadelphia. 13:40, UK, Sunday 02 August 2015.
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Woodlouse have personalities

NEWS.com.au - ‎14 hours ago‎
IT may be small, grey and easy to ignore, but the humble woodlouse is big on personality, according to new research. DOGS can be friendly or hostile, cats aloof or affectionate, and horses moody - but woodlice?
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Bees Naturally Vaccinate Their Young

Apex Tribune - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Another day, another study that proves humans are not as unique in their intelligence as we thought they were. An abundance of recent studies have shown how chimpanzees share people's enjoyment of cooked food and alcohol, and now is the bees' turn to ...

More and more nurses seeking jobs in America

Manila Standard Today - ‎21 hours ago‎
The number of Filipino nurses who took the US National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in the hope of getting to land good paying job in the US grew by 28.6 percent, indicating that nursing jobs in the country are getting scarce, according to a lawmaker.
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70000 Liberian births unrecorded in Ebola crisis: Unicef

Business Standard - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
More than 70,000 Liberian babies were born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, United Nation International Children Education ...
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The Surprising Link Between Acne and Cancer

Allure Magazine (blog) - ‎21 minutes ago‎
As if acne wasn't bad enough, now there's evidence that people who are prone to getting acne are may be more susceptible to developing certain cancers.

Murder case involving Fil-Am teen raises mental health concerns

ABS CBN News - ‎Jul 31, 2015‎
REDWOOD CITY, California - Filipino-American Adrian Jerry Gonzalez was seen as an all-around normal boy who was accepted by the community of the Tannery apartment complex where he and his family lived.
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