TODAY'S HEADLINES

Metro traffic jams: a daily burden for workers; Angara alarmed by JICA study 01-Sep-15, 4:12 AM | Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency

LPA, ITCZ bring rains on Tuesday - Pagasa 01-Sep-15, 7:46 AM | Philippines News Agency

New Ebola case in Sierra Leone sets back efforts to beat epidemic 01-Sep-15, 1:54 AM | Agence France-Presse

Nearly all seabirds will have ingested plastic by 2050 01-Sep-15, 5:23 AM | Agence France-Presse

APEC delegates well-secured in Cebu, says police official 01-Sep-15, 8:57 AM | Philippines News Agency

VIDEO | INC ends protest 31-Aug-15, 8:45 AM | InterAksyon.com | Jen Calimon, News5.com (UPDATE 3, 1:40 p.m.) On orders of its executive minister, Eduardo Manalo. the Iglesia ni Cristo officially ended Monday morning the massive street protest it launched late last week over allegations of "meddling" by the Justice department in the church affairs.

Did government 'capitulate?' Disclose 'agreement' with INC, Samson's lawyers demand 31-Aug-15, 11:53 AM | InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 2:40 p.m.) The counsel of an expelled minister of the INC whose criminal complaint against leaders of the church triggered the mass rallies of the last five days are demanding that government disclose the alleged agreement with the INC that led to the end of the protest on Monday.

Ombudsman on PDAF cases: Long, rough road to justice 01-Sep-15, 7:20 AM | Rowena F. Caronan and Malou Mangahas, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism TAKING ON corruption is never easy. After two years of investigation by nearly three dozen lawyers of the Office of the Ombudsman reviewing thousands of documents, the corruption cases involving the use of pork-barrel funds against an incredible tally of legislators are far from being concluded.


PHOTO | Rains cause riprap to crumble, Marikina home to tumble into river 31-Aug-15, 3:43 PM | Text and Photo by Ana Relova, InterAksyon.com Steady, heavy downpour late Sunday evening at the Marikina-San Mateo and Rizal area caused a portion of the riprap along Barangay Nangka in Marikina to crumble, and a concrete house to tumble into the Marikina river.

Comelec: Dermalog, partners willing to take on PCOS refurbishing job 31-Aug-15, 6:50 PM | Anne Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The Commission on Elections confirms that the joint venture Dermalog-Avente_Stone of David has expressed willingness to refurbish the old PCOS machines in time for the 2016 elections.

After Poe, NPC meeting other possible presidentiables, too 30-Aug-15, 4:06 PM| InterAksyon.com Following several meetings with presumptive presidential bet Sen. Grace Poe, the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) said at the weekend that it will also meet with other potential presidential aspirants soon.

11 dead, 219 people - many of them foreign workers - hurt in fire at Saudi Aramco housing complex 30-Aug-15, 5:15 PM| Agence France-Presse UPDATE3, 11:49 pm - At least 11 people were killed and 219 injured in Saudi Arabia Sunday when a fire broke out at a residential complex housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco, authorities said.

COPA's Saycon to Palace: we're not opportunists, we've been talking to INC since February 30-Aug-15, 5:02 PM| InterAksyon.com Saying they had been consulting various sectors including the Iglesia ni Cristo on pressing issues since February, COPA's Pastor Saycon Sunday took issue with a government warning for 'opportunists' to stay out of the ongoing INC protests against the DOJ.

332 lumad families flee Surigao Sur villages, says award-winning nun 31-Aug-15, 7:35 AM| InterAksyon.com More than 300 lumad families have reportedly fled their homes in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur after a tribal militia allegedly murdered two brothers, a Catholic nun slated to receive an international human rights award said.

Family reunion turns tragic as road crash kills 9 31-Aug-15, 8:23 AM| Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com A family reunion in Sultan Kudarat province took a tragic turn Sunday afternoon when a 10-wheeler truck collided with a mini truck on the Tacurong City-Isulan highway, leaving nine revelers, including three children, dead and seven other persons from both vehicles injured.

Joma backs Duterte; mayor says there's '50-50' chance he'll run for president 30-Aug-15, 10:13 PM| Philippines News Agency Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison has officially endorsed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for the 2016 presidential elections.

 
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