POLITICS. No explanation was given for Binay's exit but Salgado assured in a text message that the Vice President will make a statement "at the proper time."

Davao. Three of the four persons accused in the kidnapping of an Indian national last April pleaded not guilty on Monday, June 22.

TOURISM. Alice Queblatin, Tourism Congress vice president for travel and tour group for Visayas, said Cebu needs to work twice as hard to get a good slice of the growing Asean tourism market.