Daily News Highlights – November 1, 2015 Edition

Gerard Lim

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  1. Gov’t to clamp down on bullet-planting scheme at PH airports

    Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said the public should not worry about “tanim bala” or bullet-planting scam happening inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals and other local airports, as government exhausts all means to stop the alleged scheme. “We are definitely conducting an investigation and will not tolerate this tanim bala operation,” Abaya said.

     Read more on Rappler.

  2. No survivors in Egypt plane crash

    A Russian airliner crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, October 31, killing all 224 people on board, with officials launching a probe but swiftly downplaying a claim of responsibility by Islamic State militants.

    The ISIS affiliate in Egypt said it was behind the crash of the flight run by the Kogalymavia airline, which operates under the name Metrojet, but did not give details. Cairo and Moscow both cast doubt on the claim.

     Agence France-Presse has the details.

  3. Yes, we need to reform our tax system, says Malacañang

    “Let us be very, very clear with one point: There is no debate; we need to reform the tax laws.” This is what presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said, clarifying that the government is supporting tax reform laws, but that it needs to be carefully studied. “We’re not against that.…Let us not mislead the public,” he said Saturday, October 31.

    Read more on Rappler.

  4. Comelec: Sorry, no more voters’ registration extension

    No more extension. This is what the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is emphasizing after the last day of voters’ registration on Saturday, October 31. On the last day of registration, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista stood firm on the commission’s decision against an extension, as thousands made the last-minute effort to stand in long queues at Comelec offices to secure their participation in the 2016 elections.

    Bautista said in a radio interview on Saturday morning that voters had a year and a half to fulfill their registration requirements.

    Read more on Rappler.

  5. ‘One with EVM’: INC faithful vow to stand behind church, leader

    On the 59th birthday of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) leader Eduardo Manalo, hundreds of the INC faithful professed their unity for the century-old church, which has been rocked by controversy in recent months. During the INC’s Excellence in Visual Media awards, Manalo was a no-show, but amid the flashing lights and festive mood of the night was an attempt to galvanize the support of the crowd, with ministers and awardees themselves leading the faithful in a chant: “We are one with EVM.”

    Read more on Rappler.

  6. Top PH marine reserves recognized

    A marine sanctuary in an island in Zamboanga Sibugay and a network of marine reserves in Batangas were declared the best-managed marine conservation sites in the Philippines. 

    The Buluan Island Marine Sanctuary in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, and the Batangas Marine Protected Area and Bantay Dagat Network were recognized in the 5th Marine Protected Area Awards and Recognition or Para El MAR.

    Read more on Rappler.

  7. All Blacks defeat Wallabies in Halloween final

    Fireworks, streamers and jets of flame shot into the sky at Twickenham after New Zealand defeated Australia, 34-17, in the 2015 final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup on Saturday, October 31 (early Sunday, November 1 in Manila). Their victory makes them the first side to win the World Cup 3 times. 

    Agence France-Presse reports from Twickenham Stadium in England.

  8. What is ‘pabebe’? Foreigners react to kalyeserye

    What does AlDub mean to foreigners who don’t – or can’t – keep up with the kalyeserye? Buzzfeed came out with a video on October 30 showing what exactly Americans think about the AlDub tandem and the show. The general reaction to AlDub in the video appeared to be confusion – “What is pabebe?” – but it looks like they loved it nonetheless.

    Watch the video, and read more, on Rappler.

  9. Dressed-up dogs, cats steal the show on Halloween

    Humans aren’t the only ones who can get dressed in their Halloween best. This Halloween, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), a non-profit, volunteer-based, animal welfare organization, held their annual “Scaredy Cats and Dogs” competition and it was chock-full of adorable cats and dogs in costume. 

    Take a look at some of the well-dressed pets in this gallery in Rappler.

  10. Cemeteries as tourist spots – why not?

    “How about cemeteries as a base for tourism? Yes, this question is legitimate,” writes Move.PH contributor Paul Vincent Gerano. He argues that cemeteries can become tourist spots “on merits of their cultural, historical, as well as architectural value,” like cemeteries in other countries.

    Read more on Move.PH.

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