TODAY'S HEADLINES

NBI raid rescues 3 Russians, 3 Ukrainians, 13 Pinays from sex den in Pasay 23-Apr-14, 8:18 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

LPA may dissipate after landfall today 23-Apr-14, 7:06 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

MMDA chief suspends road re-blocking in EDSA for Obama visit 23-Apr-14, 7:25 AM | Philippines News Agency

'MAY QUORUM' | Much more than 3 senators tagged in Napoles' draft affidavit - Ping 23-Apr-14, 2:29 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com The draft affidavit Janet Lim Napoles handed to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Monday names enough senators allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam to constitute a 'quorum,' Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Secretary Panfilo Lacson said Wednesday.

China, more than 12 countries, including PH, sign 'Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea' 23-Apr-14, 3:50 PM | Agence France-Presse China, the United States, Japan, the Philippines and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict.

Clash mars PH launch of internationally coordinated protests vs Obama Asia trip 23-Apr-14, 3:23 PM | InterAksyon.com | Photos by GEL FRANCISCO, InterAksyon.com Filipino militant groups launched Wednesday a series of mass actions against what they called the 'US imperialist agenda in Asia,' just as United States President Barack Obama was set to arrive in Japan on the first leg of his East Asia tour that will also include the Philippines.

BUSINESS NEWS

AboitizPower extends operations of 2 power barges in Mindanao AboitizPower extends operations of 2 power barges in Mindanao Aboitiz Power Corp has extended the operations of its power barges in Mindanao, which continues to suffer from a shortage.


Luzon power supply back to normal -- DOE Luzon power supply back to normal -- DOE Luzon's electricity supply has returned to normal, according to the Department of Energy (DOE), which however warned that the threat of power interruptions remain.

PCCI renews call for passage of anti-trust legislation ahead of Asean integration The Phililippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has called on Congress to prioritize passage of a competition law ahead of next year's start of…

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Probe death of Pinay domestic in Singapore, Migrante urges DFA, embassy 22-Apr-14, 7:03 PM | Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com A Filipino migrants advocacy group on Tuesday called on the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine embassy in Singapore to investigate the circumstances behind the death of a Filipina household worker who reportedly fell to her death from her employer’s apartment in the island state.

SC stands by Cybercrime Law ruling; media group 'appalled' 23-Apr-14, 3:22 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 4:41 p.m.)Two months after it declared the Cybercrime Law constitutional, the Supreme Court dismissed on Tuesday several motions for reconsideration filed by media and militant groups as well as members of the academe on the ruling, particularly the provisions on cyber libel.

Better work conditions at call centers soon? DOLE, IT-BPAP to ink 2-year voluntary action plan 23-Apr-14, 8:40 AM| InterAksyon.com In a move to address labor issues in the call center sector, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz and the Information Technology-Business Processing Association of the Philippines are scheduled to sign on Friday a landmark partnership agreement and a two-year joint action plan for its workers.

Disputed East China Sea islets covered by US-Japan security pact - Obama 23-Apr-14, 9:45 AM| Reuters US President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to Japan's defense.

ON EARTH DAY | Jimmy Carter urges US, China leadership on climate 23-Apr-14, 9:11 AM| Mariette Le Roux, Agence France-Presse Former US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday urged his country and China, two of the world's biggest fossil fuel polluters, to take the lead on halting climate change.

Disaster fund similar to Chiang Mai Initiative needed in Asia -- ADB report 22-Apr-14, 9:07 PM| Likha Cuevas-Miel, InterAksyon.com The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today said countries in the region should put up a disaster fund similar to the multi-currency swap facility that Asean, China, Japan and Korea established in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s.

MERS death toll hits 81 in Saudi 23-Apr-14, 4:13 AM| Agence France-Presse RIYADH - The MERS death toll has climbed to 81 in Saudi Arabia, which sacked its health minister as cases of infection by the coronavirus mount in the country.

SC indefinitely extends TRO vs power rate hike 22-Apr-14, 1:09 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 2 - 6:41 PM) The Supreme Court on Tuesday indefinitely extended the temporary restraining order it issued preventing Meralco from implementing a questioned P4.15-per-kilowatt-hour power rate hike.

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