TODAY'S HEADLINES

NBI raid rescues 3 Russians, 3 Ukrainians, 13 Pinays from sex den in Pasay 23-Apr-14, 8:18 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

LPA may dissipate after landfall today 23-Apr-14, 7:06 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

MMDA chief suspends road re-blocking in EDSA for Obama visit 23-Apr-14, 7:25 AM | Philippines News Agency

Automatic suspension awaits Enrile, Jinggoy, Revilla even during session, says Drilon 23-Apr-14, 4:37 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – Once the Ombudsman files the plunder, graft and administrative charges before the Sandiganbayan against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., the three lawmakers will be automatically suspended from the Senate even during session.

Erap flies to HK to apologize to bus hostages' kin, son Jinggoy returns to face plunder raps 22-Apr-14, 3:02 PM | Eric B. Apolonio, InterAksyon.com Former President now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada left for Hong Kong Tuesday to personally apologize to relatives of eight fatalities and survivors of the Luneta hostage-taking in 2010. Just a few hours earlier, his son, Senator Jinggoy Estrada flew in from HK saying he will face the plunder case.

SC indefinitely extends TRO vs power rate hike 22-Apr-14, 1:09 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 2 - 6:41 PM) The Supreme Court on Tuesday indefinitely extended the temporary restraining order it issued preventing Meralco from implementing a questioned P4.15-per-kilowatt-hour power rate hike.

Probe death of Pinay domestic in Singapore, Migrante urges DFA, embassy 22-Apr-14, 7:03 PM | Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com A Filipino migrants advocacy group on Tuesday called on the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine embassy in Singapore to investigate the circumstances behind the death of a Filipina household worker who reportedly fell to her death from her employer’s apartment in the island state.

ON EARTH DAY | Jimmy Carter urges US, China leadership on climate 23-Apr-14, 9:11 AM | Mariette Le Roux, Agence France-Presse Former US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday urged his country and China, two of the world's biggest fossil fuel polluters, to take the lead on halting climate change.

Better work conditions at call centers soon? DOLE, IT-BPAP to ink 2-year voluntary action plan 23-Apr-14, 8:40 AM| InterAksyon.com In a move to address labor issues in the call center sector, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz and the Information Technology-Business Processing Association of the Philippines are scheduled to sign on Friday a landmark partnership agreement and a two-year joint action plan for its workers.

Disputed East China Sea islets covered by US-Japan security pact - Obama 23-Apr-14, 9:45 AM| Reuters US President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart of a territorial row with China are covered by a bilateral security treaty that obligates America to come to Japan's defense.

PALIT-ULO | DOJ pressuring Napoles to pin us down on pork scam - Jinggoy 23-Apr-14, 12:54 AM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com The Department of Justice (DOJ) is pressuring detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles to testify against him, and Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., according to Senator Jinggoy Estrada.

Disaster fund similar to Chiang Mai Initiative needed in Asia -- ADB report 22-Apr-14, 9:07 PM| Likha Cuevas-Miel, InterAksyon.com The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today said countries in the region should put up a disaster fund similar to the multi-currency swap facility that Asean, China, Japan and Korea established in the aftermath of the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s.

MERS death toll hits 81 in Saudi 23-Apr-14, 4:13 AM| Agence France-Presse RIYADH - The MERS death toll has climbed to 81 in Saudi Arabia, which sacked its health minister as cases of infection by the coronavirus mount in the country.

Bayan pickets Chinese consulate over West PH Sea incursions 22-Apr-14, 7:44 PM| InterAksyon.com Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Tuesday mounted a protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Makati to demand an end to China's incursions in the West Philippine Sea and to press the Chinese government to respect the arbitral process under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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