POST DAP: Palace has a lot of clarifying to do on 2015 budget, says Sen. Binay 31-Jul-14, 8:29 PM | Ernie Reyes,

SC orders 4 RTC judges probed for links to 'Ma'm Arlene' 31-Jul-14, 4:06 PM | Fritz Cabial, News5 and Brian Maglungsod,

'DI MAKAHINTAY? | Palace already redefined savings in proposed 2015 budget - lawmaker 31-Jul-14, 12:23 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, A lawmaker said Thursday that Malacanang has already redefined the meaning of savings in the proposed 2015 national budget, even before Congress has acted on Pres. Benigno Aquino III's request to do so and allegedly in defiance of the Supreme Court's decision on DAP.

PAANO BA MAGING SOBRANG POOR? | Toothpaste ay sabong panlaba, tela ang gamit kapag may regla 31-Jul-14, 5:25 PM | How do Metro Manila's poorest of the poor manage to survive? Recently, talked to one of them - Rosalinda Garcia - a street sweeper in Barangay 20, Tondo, Manila.

PLEASE READ THE MENU | No pork in 2015 budget, Palace insists 31-Jul-14, 6:43 PM | Palace officials sought to allay concern Thursday that the 2015 budget will still contain 'pork barrel' in other forms, especially in over half a billion pesos in lump sum appropriations, given that the PDAF and DAP have been outlawed by the high court.

Filipina nurse kidnapped, raped in Libya's Tripoli: medics, security 31-Jul-14, 3:01 AM | Pots de Leon, and Agence France-Presse (UPDATE - 6:45 p.m.) Unknown gunmen kidnapped and raped a Filipina nurse Wednesday in the Libyan capital, medics and security officials said.

Fatigue, fear are daily lot of Ebola fighters: experts 31-Jul-14, 11:10 PM | Richard Ingham, Agence France-Presse Doctors, nurses and hospital workers fighting the Ebola epidemic in west Africa are struggling with a daily burden of exhaustion, shortage of staff and fear for themselves over the deadly virus, specialists say.

ONA ON EBOLA | Keep calm; dengue, lepto more worrisome 31-Jul-14, 3:51 PM| Jet Villa, | With a report from Erel Cabatbat, News5 UPDATE 4:25PM- Even as officials in Europe and Asia are starting to worry over the possibility that the deadly Ebola virus could, fanned by international aviation, spread like a forest fire, the DOH chief assured Filipinos precautions are in place.

REMEMBERING CORY | 5 years later, she gives best example of how to wield power - Binay 31-Jul-14, 5:04 PM| Amid the hot political climate and problems of grave national concern, a remembrance of a woman who was always calm in adversity despite her personal pains. This was the legacy of the first post-dictatorship president, Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, in the eyes of one of her stalwarts.

Meralco mulls conversion of Atimonan natural gas project to coal 30-Jul-14, 1:10 PM| Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, Meralco Powergen Corp is mulling the conversion of its liquefied natural gas project in Quezon to a coal-fired power facility.

DOH reports 494 new HIV cases in June 31-Jul-14, 4:10 AM| Sweetie dela Torre, Philippine News Agency The Department of Health on Thursday reported there were 494 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in June 2014, a 15 percent increase compared to the 431 recorded in the same period last year.

AN APPEAL FOR GAZA | ICRC invokes the humanitarian imperative: Stop the killing! 30-Jul-14, 2:02 PM| Jacques de Maio, ICRC head of delegation in Israel and the occupied territories The human cost is simply too high. Too many women and children are wounded, dying or damaged in their minds and bodies. This is not about who is to blame for not respecting this or that specific rule of war, or even about whether the expected military advantage outweighs the collateral damage.

POST DAP: Palace has a lot of clarifying to do on 2015 budget, says Sen. Binay 31-Jul-14, 8:29 PM| Ernie Reyes, The senator says she is going to prepare well for scrutinizing the budget in order to avoid a repeat of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program issue that was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

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