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August 28, 2015, Friday
  • Some INC members blocked the convoy of Justice Sec. Leila de Lima as she was leaving the DOJ before 5 pm Thursday. 11 hours ago |
  • Expelled INC minister Samson’s camp says INC’s rally wants to force gov’t to favor INC leaders facing illegal detention & other charges. 11 hours ago |
  • Padre Faura Street in Manila rendered impassable by INC members holding protest at DOJ. 11 hours ago |
  • Police exercise maximum tolerance as hundreds of INC members hold protest in front of DOJ. 11 hours ago |
  • Some INC members accuse DOJ Sec. Leila de Lima of meddling in INC’s internal affairs. 12 hours ago |
  • Hundreds of Iglesia ni Cristo members hold protest in front of Department of Justice along Padre Faura St. in Manila. 12 hours ago |
  • Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon warns a cut in the capital outlays of state universities & colleges could result in tuition hikes. 19 hours ago |
  • House approves on third reading the LPG Industry Regulation and Safety Act. 19 hours ago |
  • Finance Sec. Cesar Purisima and Customs Chief Bert Lina invited to attend the Senate probe on balikbayan boxes next week. 19 hours ago |
  • Senate probe on BOC’s random inspection of balikbayan boxes to begin next week. 19 hours ago |
  • Migrante International calls on OFWs to support ‘no remittance day’ on Friday. 19 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquno expected to visit and greet Justice Sec. De Lima at DOJ on her 56th birthday. 19 hours ago |
  • Taft Avenue & Padre Faura St. in Manila temporarily closed on Wednesday a.m. due to a protest rally staged by group ‘Bayan’ in front of DOJ. 19 hours ago |
  • Some U.P. Diliman students staged a walkout from their classrooms to protest tuition hikes in state colleges and universities. 19 hours ago |
  • Henry Sy is still number one in Forbes’ list of richest Filipinos. 19 hours ago |
  • Sen. Drilon says the Senate sub-committee’s probe on allegations vs. Binays is delayed by Gerry Limlingan & Ebeng Baloloy’s absence. 19 hours ago |
  • DPWH Sec. Rogelio Singson says sorry for the heavy traffic and frequent floods in Metro Manila. 19 hours ago |
  • DPWH Sec. Singson says it is not easy to implement the comprehensive flood control project in Metro Manila. 19 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino emphasizes the need for a comprehensive flood management plan. 20 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino cites the presence of too many new cars and new motorcycles on the road as factors that aggravate the heavy traffic situation. 20 hours ago |
  • Light to moderate rains expected in some areas in Northern and Central Luzon. 20 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says the release of water by 3 dams in Luzon won’t result in floods as no heavy rains are expected on Wednesday. 20 hours ago |
  • Binga and Ambuklao dams in Benguet and San Roque dam in Pangasinan release water. 20 hours ago |
  • Justice Sec. Leila de Lima says she won’t react to issues on Wednesday as she celebrates her 56th birthday. 20 hours ago |
  • NEDA says the Philippine economy grew by 5.6% during the second quarter of 2015. 20 hours ago |
  • Makati Rep. Binay says Sen. Antonio Trillanes should use his 55 consultants to help him get his facts right. 20 hours ago |
  • Makati Rep. Abigail Binay dares the Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee to invite her to its hearings. 20 hours ago |
  • Sen. Drilon defends the Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee’s continuous probe on alleged anomalies linked to Binays. 20 hours ago |
  • Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada offers flowers at Quirino Grandstand for 8 HK tourists who were killed in a bungled hostage crisis 5 years ago. 21 hours ago |
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