TODAY'S HEADLINES

3 road sections in Cordillera, Ilocos regions not passable due to habagat rains - DPWH 03-Sep-15, 8:41 AM | Ferdinand G. Patinio, Philippines News Agency

Broken lavatories force Malaysia Airlines jet to land 03-Sep-15, 7:49 AM | Agence France-Presse

Earth has 3 trillion trees but they're falling at alarming rate 03-Sep-15, 3:23 AM | Will Dunham, Reuters

Ombudsman's DAP probe 'not drama,' Palace insists 02-Sep-15, 4:55 PM | InterAksyon.com | Roices Naguit and JV Arcena, News5 Malacanang Palace strongly denied any hand in the Ombudsman's report that it is investigating President Aquino and Budget SecretaryAbad over the Disbursement Acceleration Program, amid suspicion it was all part of a 'drama' to dispel accusations of selective justice under this administration.

CA panel defers Comelec chief, commissioner's confirmation 02-Sep-15, 1:42 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Appointment's constitutional panel defers the confirmation of Andres Bautista as chairman and Sheriff Abas as Commission on Elections chairman and commissioner, respectively, pending the resolution of pending questions.

VIDEO | Runaway 10-wheeler truck rams 7 vehicles, homes down Marikina flyover; 2 killed 02-Sep-15, 12:00 PM | InterAksyon.com | with News5 video report (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) At least two persons were killed and 14 others injured when a runaway 10-wheeler truck rammed against vehicles and houses as it sped down the flyover to Barangka, Marikina before crashing into a concrete post Wednesday.


VIDEO | Driver of van shot by Abaya succumbs to injuries 03-Sep-15, 11:47 AM | InterAksyon.com | Mon Gualvez, News5 The driver of the van sprayed with automatic fire by the nephew of a former AFP chief of staff succumbed to his injuries Thursday morning, and authorities are moving to upgrade the charges against him from one to two counts of murder.

PNP-HPG says won't tolerate erring EDSA motorists resorting to 'padrino system' 03-Sep-15, 2:13 AM | Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan, Philippine News Agency Chief Superintendent Arnold Gunnacao, head of Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), on Wednesday said they will not tolerate erring motorists who may resort to the 'padrino' system to escape being accosted for traffic violations.

MAY 'DECKING' PA RIN | OFWs still pay high fees to Gamca clinics for medical tests 03-Sep-15, 11:30 AM| InterAksyon.com More than one month after the joint circular of four departments against the so-called "decking referral system," many prospective and returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bound for the Middle East are still paying excessive fees to the 19 Gamca clinics for their medical examinations.

Our signatures were forged - Tesda chief, others in new PDAF cases 02-Sep-15, 11:07 AM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Lawmakers and incumbent officials dragged into the new case involving the alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) said their signatures were forged to make it appear they were the ones requesting for the funds.

Australia alarmed by strategic rivalry in South China Sea 02-Sep-15, 10:34 PM| Douglas Busvine, Reuters Australia expressed alarm on Wednesday at escalating strategic rivalry in the South China Sea, saying it puts Asia at the risk of a military blunder with potentially serious consequences.

In 1-on-1 fight, Mar beats Binay - LP survey 02-Sep-15, 1:17 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com In a one-on-one race for president, the administration's standard bearer, Manuel "Mar" Roxas II would trounce Vice President Jejomar Binay, according to a survey commissioned by the Liberal Party (LP).

AFP, PNP probe spate of Lumad killings 02-Sep-15, 10:53 AM| Jaime Sinapit, Philippines News Agency Amid allegations by human rights groups that the spate of killings were perpetrated by the military using para-military groups, the military and police are investigating the latest murders of Lumads suspected to be sympathizers or supporters of communist rebels in Eastern Mindanao.

Murdered Baler judge handled drug, land cases - probers 02-Sep-15, 6:18 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Police searching for motives in the gunslaying of a regional trial court (RTC) judge in Baler, Aurora Tuesday afternoon are looking at the sensitive drug cases and land disputes he was handling.

 
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