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Koko Pimentel takes Senate presidency by 20-3 vote

Inquirer.net - ‎6 hours ago‎
Voting 20-3, senators elected Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Monday as the new Senate President. Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III nominated Pimentel for the post shortly after the chamber opened the 17th Congress at 10:00 a.m.
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Duterte: Metro Manila to be cleared of colorum vehicles 'immediately'

Rappler - ‎38 minutes ago‎
'Out-of-line apprehension, including the removal of terminals will be intensified. My God, it will be done. Immediately,' Duterte says in his first SONA.
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Pampanga Representative Gloria Arroyo back in the Congress

Manila Bulletin - ‎7 hours ago‎
Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is back again at the Batasang Pambansa for the opening of the 17th Congress after four years of hospital detention. Released just a few weeks ago, Arroyo, wearing a polo ...
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China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

Inquirer.net - ‎3 hours ago‎
Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, sixth from left, and Laotian Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith, sixth from right, stand with with Southeast Asian foreign ministers, from left, an unidentified delegate from Malaysia, Aung San Suu Kyi of ...
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Duterte signs FOI order

Philippine Star - ‎17 hours ago‎
President Duterte signs the Freedom of Information executive order in Davao City on Saturday night. Highlights. • Covered offices: all national government executive agencies, GOCCs, state universities and colleges; LGUs 'encouraged to observe and be ...
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Alvarez urges Congress to get to work, bares legislative agenda

Inquirer.net - ‎3 hours ago‎
Davao Del Norte Rep. Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez on Monday laid down the legislative agenda he would push for as the newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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Sara Duterte to skip dad's first SONA after medical checkup

GMA News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is going to skip the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of her dad, President Rodrigo Duterte, after doctors told her to rest for a few days.
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Duterte bats for implementation of RH law

Inquirer.net - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the Reproductive Health (RH) Law must be implemented to curb the population growth and assist the poor in family planning.
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Customs bureau wants to auction off sunken ship

Inquirer.net - ‎16 hours ago‎
A MAN flips backwards into the waters of Manila Bay where the half-sunken Panamanian-registered cargo ship, MV Captain Ufuk, can be seen in the distance.
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Executions in Indonesia likely within days as prisoners transferred

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jakarta: The third round of executions in Indonesia under President Joko Widodo are expected within days, with one of the condemned transferred on Monday from hospital to the penal island of Nusakambangan, where the prisoners will be killed by firing ...
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Azmin defends his strike at Amanah's Saari through Twitter

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎2 hours ago‎
Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali has defended his move to strike at Parti Amanah Negara's state deputy chief Saari Sungib through his Twitter account.
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SCDF not involved in sale of fire extinguishers, insurance policies

Channel NewsAsia - ‎2 hours ago‎
SCDF says it is not involved in any sales of fire extinguishers of insurance policy, and has not authorised any company to conduct such activities on its behalf.
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Isolated rain showers in PH on SONA day

Inquirer.net - ‎11 hours ago‎
The weather bureau is tracking a low pressure area (LPA) near Pangasinan, but forecasters said there was a small chance of it becoming a cyclone.
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Thousands flood Istanbul's Taksim Square to reject failed coup

CNN - ‎4 hours ago‎
(CNN) In a rare show of unity, Turkey's main political opposition party, the secular Republican People's Party, held a rally in Istanbul's Taksim Square with supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Suspected bomber killed in German bar blast – police

Rappler - ‎59 minutes ago‎
ANSBACH, Germany (4th UPDATE) - A Syrian migrant set off an explosive device near an open-air music festival in southern Germany that killed himself and wounded a dozen others, authorities said Monday, July 25, the third attack to hit the region in a ...
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What to watch for at Democratic National Convention

CBC.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
With the Republican convention now over, the spotlight shifts to the Democrats, who open their convention today in Philadelphia. Over the next four days, delegates from every corner of the country will gather inside the Wells Fargo Center to hear from ...
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Iraq finally bans fake bomb detectors after July 3 blast

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD (AP) - For nearly a decade, anyone driving through one of Baghdad's many checkpoints was subjected to a search by a soldier pointing a security wand at their vehicle and watching the device intently to see if its antenna moved.
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Ongpin: Raps erroneous, persecution continues

Inquirer.net - ‎13 hours ago‎
Businessman Roberto V. Ongpin has decried a recent insider trading charge filed against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), calling it as “erroneous” and “grossly unfair.
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BSP seen lowering reserve requirement in 6-7 months

Philippine Star - ‎17 hours ago‎
BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said monetary authorities would consider reducing the reserve requirement ratio currently pegged at 20 percent once half of the funds parked at the ODF (formerly the special deposit account facility) or P500 billion ...

Banks maintain lending standards in Q2

Malaya - ‎8 hours ago‎
Results of the Q2 2016 Senior Bank Loan Officers' Survey (SLOS) showed that most of the respondent banks maintained their credit standards for loans to both enterprises and households during the quarter based on the modal approach.
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Okada may bid for infra projects

Philippine Star - ‎17 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada wants to participate in the Duterte administration's infrastructure projects, particularly those that would help boost tourism.
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Smart promises 95% LTE coverage by end of 2018

Inquirer.net - ‎18 hours ago‎
DESPITE regulatory uncertainties hanging over the acquisition of the telco assets of San Miguel Corp. (SMC), Smart Communications committed to deliver high-speed mobile internet to almost all cities and municipalities in the country by the end of 2018.
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Nintendo hit after downplaying Pokémon Go

Financial Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Investors wiped more than $6bn off Nintendo's market value on Monday after the Kyoto-based game maker said the global Pokémon Go phenomenon would not prompt an immediate upward revision in earnings forecasts.
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Asimo Meets Pepper: Honda and Softbank Partnering in Robots

Top Tech News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Is Honda's walking robot Asimo marrying Pepper, the chattering robot from SoftBank? Automaker Honda Motor Co. and internet company SoftBank said Thursday they will work together on artificial intelligence to develop products with sensors and cameras ...
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BMW Testing Next Generation M5 In Spain, Spyshots Reveal

autoevolution - ‎30 minutes ago‎
BMW's upcoming M5 is set to change a few things for the German performance sedan, so the automaker is testing it in various scenarios to ensure it will make the right choices.
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Too many imports? PH-Mighty Sports coach Bo Perasol explains Jones Cup roster

InterAksyon - ‎1 hour ago‎
That's the composition of the Philippine-Mighty Sports team representing the country in the 38th William Jones Cup in Taipei. Unlike the Gilas Pilipinas teams that represented the country in the recent Jones Cup tournaments, this group of players are ...
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Player of the Week: Garcia proving his worth with Star

Inquirer.net - ‎2 hours ago‎
RR Garcia's take-charge role paid dividends for Star, which finally nailed its first win following back-to-back losses to open the PBA Governors Cup.

Arellano U, SBC battle lightweights

Malaya - ‎8 hours ago‎
ARELLANO U and defending champion San Beda battle lightweight opponents today, favored to keep the top two slots in the 92nd NCAA Juniors basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.
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Alban runs show for Pirates, cops NCAA Player-of-the-Week honors

Philippine Star - ‎17 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - Unable to draw the needed push from its veterans, Lyceum went to Ian Alban for the spark and the rookie delivered for the embattled Pirates in the NCAA.
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Pia Wurtzbach treats fans to 'Two Truths and a Lie'

GMA News - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach showed everybody once again how she became the most followed Miss Universe titleholder. After participating in the “Eat It or Wear It Challenge” last week, Pia treated her fans to a fun round of “Two Truths and a Lie” on Friday ...
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Ai-Ai delas Alas is 'mega super single' but her 'heart is taken'

Coconuts Manila - ‎7 hours ago‎
Ai-Ai delas Alas' divorce with Jed Salang has been recognized by the Philippine court. PHOTO: Instagram/Ai-Ai delas Alas · 8. Yes, Ai-Ai delas Alas is officially single.
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Itchyworms drummer-singer clinches PhilPop top prize

InterAksyon - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Itchyworms with composers Wally Acolola (second from left) and Jazz Nicolas (rightmost). (Photo by Yummie Dingding/InterAksyon). A soaring, power ballad about lost chances and what-could-have-beens won the grand prize at the 2016 Philippine Popular ...
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Dissecting relationships stories according to direk Dan Villegas

Philippine Star - ‎17 hours ago‎
Direk Dan with Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo. He is a character-driven director, not a story-driven one. MANILA, Philippines - In the company of Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo in this afternoon presscon threatened by heavy rains, direk Dan Villegas ...
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PH reversal on Paris climate deal a risk, experts say

Manila Bulletin - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
As the United Nations (UN) announced plans to fast-track ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, elected in June, is now backtracking on support for the deal, saying that he “will not honor” the ...
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Marvel's Groot and Rocket Raccoon To Be Put On NASA's New Mission Patch

Nature World News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Groot and Rocket Raccoon, two of Marvel's popular space heroes, will appear on NASA's new mission patch. (Photo : BagoGames / Flickr).
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First Ever CRISPR Gene-Editing Trial on Human to Begin in China

Nature World News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Chinese researchers to perform first ever human trial of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique to fight non-small lung cancer. (Photo : Spencer Platt/Getty Images).
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No, John Kerry did not say refrigerators bad as ISIS

New York Daily News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington, DC. On Friday, Kerry was in Vienna to renegotiate the 1987 Montreal Protocol treaty on the environment.

QC rehab facility grows due to demand

Inquirer.net - ‎15 hours ago‎
CONFESSED drug users in the eastern part of Metro Manila, groove to the Zumba beat on the Mandaluyong City Hall grounds. The fitness activity at 7 a.m.
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UAE- Childhood obesity: Carrots can't fight it alone

MENAFN.COM - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) High prevalence of childhood obesity in the UAE is keeping parents and health officials worried. While experts advise parents to focus on eating well and exercising to keep their children healthy, morbidly obese kids have the ...

Dengue cases up in Cordillera

Inquirer.net - ‎16 hours ago‎
BAGUIO CITY—The number of dengue patients has risen in this city and Benguet province, putting these communities on alert as the monsoon season starts.

Seized by cops, too: Shabu, Ecstacy, acetone, muriatic acid

Inquirer.net - ‎5 hours ago‎
A MAN and his teenage son have a lot of explaining to do to authorities in Camp Crame, Quezon City, over their cargo of dried marijuana leaves.
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