Government to privatize operations, maintenance of NAIA 22-Sep-14, 7:27 AM | Darwin G. Amojelar, DOTC and PPP Center are discussing the terms of the procurement of an advisor.

POST-MARIO SCENARIO | 37 schools still closed, 81 roads and 6 bridges still not passable 22-Sep-14, 10:52 AM | Jaime Sinapit, In the aftermath of tropical storm Mario, at least 37 schools still could not open for classes as they remained flooded or congested with 129,676 evacuees (30,266 families), while 81 roads and six bridges are still not passable in Regions 1 and 3 and the National Capital Region (NCR).

'RABID DOGS' | Boston homecoming brings back Aquino's rage vs Marcoses 22-Sep-14, 11:06 AM | Roices Naguit, TV5 "As the only son, I felt an overwhelming urge to exact an eye for an eye. Mr. Marcos and his ilk were like rabid dogs that had lost all reason." This was how President Aquino felt upon learning of his father's assassination in Manila in August 1983.


Philippines narrows forex deficit at end-August Philippines narrows forex deficit at end-August The narrower deficit comes as the country enjoyed net inflows of 'hot money' last month.

Vista Land to build second high-rise condo along Taft for student market Vista Land to build second high-rise condo along Taft for student market (UPDATED 4:10 p.m.) The Villar-owned property developer already has four such projects in Metro Manila's school zones, namely, in University Belt, Espana, Taft and Katipunan.

Northern Luzon power grid facilities downed by \ Northern Luzon power grid facilities downed by 'Mario' now up NGCP reconnection however doesn't mean power is restored at the household level as the company delivers only until the electric cooperative or distributor level.


Hacienda Luisita activist gets threats on 42nd year of Martial Law 22-Sep-14, 10:02 AM | On the 42nd anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, a poet and activist in Central Luzon got a taste of what life was like for many Filipinos under totalitarian rule.

Thousands protest climate change at worldwide rallies 22-Sep-14, 2:49 AM | Jennie Matthew, Agence France-Presse Activists mobilized in cities across the globe Sunday for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected.

Church leaders call for resumption of GPH-NDFP talks on UN Day of Peace 21-Sep-14, 9:58 PM| The largest ecumenical network of church leaders in the country on Sunday marked the United Nations Day of Peace with a call to the government to resume formal talks with the communist rebels.

MMDA deploys 200 personnel for storm Mario cleanup 21-Sep-14, 3:20 PM| Clara Masinag, By Sunday morning, at least four truckloads of garbage were hauled off by MMDA from Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City alone.

Authorities fear Mayon eruption may set farms, forests on fire 21-Sep-14, 5:38 PM| Danny Calleja, Philippines News Agency The Albay Public Safety and Management Office (APSEMO) has raised the possibility of wild fires that may raze forests and farms at the foot of Mt. Mayon in case of a major eruption.

PHL hopes China changes position on West Philippine Sea arbitration case 21-Sep-14, 7:00 PM| Philippines News Agency Manila still hopes Beijing will change its mind and participate in the arbitration case on the West Philippine Sea filed at the international arbitral tribunal, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia said.

CLIMATE SUMMIT | Big business hold too much sway in negotiations, not match urgency of situation 21-Sep-14, 11:30 AM| Dorothy Grace Guerrero, Focus on the Global South This commentary frames the Climate Summit scheduled this week in New York, highlighting the cause of global warming, and the urgency of the situation, and the need to change the current development approach.

Palace reassures martial law human rights victims to receive payout 22-Sep-14, 1:55 AM| Leslie D. Venzon, Philippines News Agency Malacanang on Sunday reassured that martial law human rights victims will receive their compensation.

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