Aurora judge murdered; SC calls for justice as police special task group formed 01-Sep-15, 4:50 PM | Tricia Aquino and Jess Malabanan,

20,000 march in Austria after migrant truck tragedy 01-Sep-15, 10:46 AM | Agence France-Presse

Father stabs his 3 children dead, tries to kill self in Manila 01-Sep-15, 9:44 AM | | Jen Calimon, TV5

DAP, PDAF plunder case vs budget chief Abad to be 'resolved this month' - Ombudsman 01-Sep-15, 1:19 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, UPDATE 5:10 p.m-The Ombudsman is reviewing the report of a fact-finding team on the plunder cases filed against President Aquino, Budget Secretary Abad and other officials in connection with the PDAF and DAP. But Malacanang reminded one and all that the President is immune from suit.

Head of tribal school, lumad leader slain by militia in Surigao del Sur 01-Sep-15, 11:22 AM | (UPDATE 3 - 2:56 p.m.) In what may be the worst in a series of recent attacks on indigenous people in Mindanao, militiamen allegedly murdered the head of a tribal school, the chairman of a lumad organization and one other person in Lianga town, Surigao del Sur early Tuesday morning.

Body of sixth mountaineer swept away by Tarlac flashflood found 01-Sep-15, 3:02 PM | Dax Simbol, The body of the last of six mountaineers swept away by a flashflood in San Jose town, Tarlac was recovered Tuesday morning.

Ombudsman to ask Supreme Court to reconsider Enrile bail 01-Sep-15, 11:40 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, The Office of the Ombudsman is set to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling allowing Senator Juan Ponce Enrile to post bail for his plunder case.

SC asked to block 2015 GAA provisions that flout rulings vs DAP, PDAF; 'savings' questioned 01-Sep-15, 6:08 PM | Brian Maglungsod, Several provisions in the 2015 GAA and the special provisions in the Special Purpose Fund should be declared 'illegal and unconstitutional,' and the Executive and Legislative branches prevented from implementing them, a group led by a former national treasurer has told the Supreme Court.

Politicians continue to use pork barrel for 'ghost projects' - Ombudsman 01-Sep-15, 1:28 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, (UPDATE - 3:34 p.m.) "Ghost projects" using the pork barrel of politicians continue to exist, according to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.

Aurora judge murdered; SC calls for justice as police special task group formed 01-Sep-15, 4:50 PM| Tricia Aquino and Jess Malabanan, UPDATE 6:50 P.M- A judge of the regional trial court in Baler, Aurora was murdered Tuesday afternoon, the Supreme Court said. Central Luzon's police chief told probers to dig deeper and created a special investigation task group.

NO DEAL, NO RESIGNATION | 'Will I be here if I resigned already?' - De Lima 01-Sep-15, 10:48 AM| Brian Maglungsod and Ernie Reyes | UPDATED - Justice Secretary de Lima on Monday said she will stay put at her post, dismissing rumors of a deal between the government with the Iglesia Ni Cristo. But Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. said her disrupting the usual process in handling cases had sparked the INC's fears, triggering the protests.

COMELEC looking for ways to use old PCOS machines and save on costs for 2016 polls 01-Sep-15, 8:56 AM| While Comelec will certainly bid out the refurbishment and upgrade of the existing 82,000 PCOS machines for use in the 2019 mid-term elections, it is still eyeing the possibility of refurbishing some of these units to augment the new ones it will lease for the May 2016 polls, Chairman Bautista said.

1,100 hectares of rice fields damaged by San Roque Dam water overflow 01-Sep-15, 2:19 PM| Philippines News Agency Some 1,100 hectares of rice plants, mostly in their growing stage, from three towns of Pangasinan were destroyed as a result of flood caused by water overflow from the San Roque Dam.

No law violated by Torre de Manila builder - Natl Historical Commission counsel 01-Sep-15, 8:27 PM| Brian Maglungsod, There is no law, here or elsewhere, that protects the sightlines around national monuments, thus the developer of the controversial Torre de Manila condominium could not have violated any law, the counsel of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines said.

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