TODAY'S HEADLINES

'BETTER TOGETHER' | Scotland votes to stay in United Kingdom 19-Sep-14, 2:27 PM | Reuters and Agence France-Presse

Parts of Meralco franchise area, Cagayan Valley cut off from power by 'Mario' 19-Sep-14, 1:12 PM | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com

#WALANGPASOK | Class suspensions and event postponements for Saturday, Sept. 20 19-Sep-14, 2:35 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

'Mario' makes landfall in Cagayan after swamping Metro Manila, Luzon provinces 19-Sep-14, 8:06 AM | InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 6 - 12:02 p.m.) Tropical storm 'Mario' (international name: Fung-Wong) made landfall over the northern tip of Cagayan province late Friday morning amid heavy rains that inundated Metro Manila and several provinces in Luzon.

PHOTOS | A week before 5th anniversary of Ondoy, floods hit Metro Manila 19-Sep-14, 10:21 AM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Exactly a week before the fifth anniversary of tropical storm Ondoy, Metro Manila was again flooded Friday morning as tropical storm 'Mario' made its presence felt in the Philippines.

'BETTER TOGETHER' | Scotland votes to stay in United Kingdom 19-Sep-14, 2:27 PM | Reuters and Agence France-Presse Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain's remaining global clout.

La Mesa Dam reaches spilling level, evacuation along Tullahan pushed 19-Sep-14, 9:41 AM | InterAksyon.com UPDATE 12:20PM-With rains still falling, La Mesa Dam has breached its spilling level of 80.15 meters, PAGASA said. The level is now at 80.18 meters, and since La Mesa has no gates through which water can be drained, it is spilling over to Tullahan River, prompting evacuation of affected villages.

Marikina River nears 20-meter level, 4th alarm raised; evacuation centers congested 19-Sep-14, 2:11 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Over a fifth of communities in Marikina City have been flooded, and the water level at Marikina River is about to breach the 20-meter level, Mayor Del de Guzman said Friday, as the 4th alarm - for mandatory evacuation - was raised.

FOCUS | Pinoy 'Warrior Peacekeepers': More than 50 years building a sterling, battle-scarred record 19-Sep-14, 3:06 PM| Joel Guinto, Agence France-Presse Filipinos bring a unique mix to the UN's peacekeeping missions with their internationally renowned friendliness and battlefield experience. 'We wave, we smile, we shake hands, we greet good morning, good afternoon and good evening and in the local language as well,' says one Filipino commander.

VIDEO | Deniece Cornejo leaves jail, thanks family and friends 18-Sep-14, 4:26 PM| Kaye Imson and France Noguera, TV5 | InterAksyon.com Model Deniece Cornejo walked to temporary freedom Thursday, one day after her family posted P500,000 bail for her temporary liberty.

Binay insists: No corruption in Makati projects 18-Sep-14, 2:10 PM| InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 4 - 5:56 p.m.) Vice President Jejomar Binay declared there is no corruption in Makati projects, including the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2, and said those who testified in the Senate hearing have been rejected by Makati residents many times as unfit to be public servants.

DAP-LIST | Miriam says inclusion by DBM may be payback for Question Hour proposal 18-Sep-14, 6:55 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said Thursday her inclusion in the Department of Budget and Management list of lawmakers who endorsed DAP-funded projects may be meant to cow her into withdrawing her bid to summon Budget Secretary Florencio Abad to a Question Hour.

ERUPTION WATCH | Mayon more restive, Alert Level 3 stays 18-Sep-14, 3:08 PM| Philippines News Agency On its third day of its rumbling, Mayon Volcano has become more restive as the seismic network of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded 142 volcanic earthquakes and 251 incidents of rocks falling during the past 24-hour observation period.

President Aquino meets top French firms in aviation, power, BPO; addresses biz forum 18-Sep-14, 5:35 PM| Philippines News Agency President Benigno S. Aquino III and his official delegation held a series of meetings with leading French corporations that have significant investments in the Philippines.

 
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