TRAFFIC ADVISORY | Road re-blocking this weekend; avoid these routes 02-Oct-14, 4:26 PM | Clara Masinag,

SHADES OF YELLOW | Scenes from a protest that evokes the past, but is unique to HK 02-Oct-14, 4:38 PM | | Photos courtesy of Hope Ngo

UnionBank snags BSP approval for P10B fund-raising 02-Oct-14, 9:56 AM | Krista Angela M. Montealegre,

BOSES NG BOSSES | 62% of Pinoys against Cha-cha, second PNoy term 02-Oct-14, 10:35 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, (UPDATE - 11:48 a.m.) The bosses, it seems have spoken. And the verdict is, no to Charter change and a second term for President Benigno Aquino III.

DOWNPOUR REPRISE | Thursday sees repeat of Wednesday floods, traffic jams 02-Oct-14, 11:08 AM | (UPDATE 2 - 7:30 p.m.) Big, bad news for the tens of thousands of people stranded on the road - either in vehicles or walking aimlessly - by flashfloods from a severe thunderstorm, Thursday afternoon brings a repeat of Wednesday's woes.

2 new HIV patients younger than 15 years old - DOH 02-Oct-14, 7:52 AM | Jet Villa, The Department of Health (DOH) had registered a total of 509 new cases of HIV/AIDS in August, bring to almost 4,000 the number of cases this year.

VIDEO | Hong Kong protesters stay put as standoff with Beijing continues 02-Oct-14, 3:26 PM | JV Arcena, News5 Unfazed by changing weather - with alternating heat and rain making it hard for them to stay on the streets for nearly a week - thousands of protesters remained on three main zones in the city as China marked its National Day.

Thousands swarm HK leader's office as calls to quit grow 02-Oct-14, 9:10 AM | Benjamin Haas, Agence France-Presse Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters massed to block entry to the offices of their city's embattled leader early Thursday in an attempt to force a dialogue, as calls for his resignation grew louder.

Maguindanao lumad leader killed in ambush 02-Oct-14, 4:37 PM| (UPDATE 2 - 8:14 p.m.)A leader of the Teduray tribe in Maguindanao province was killed in an ambush Thursday afternoon. Timuay (chieftain) Lencio Arig was with his wife and small daughter when attacked in Barangay Romongaub, South Upi town. The two were unhurt.

Blue Ribbon probers compel auditor to bare confidential report on Makati City Hall Building 2 02-Oct-14, 5:43 PM| Ernie Reyes, An initial evaluation report by the Commission on Audit found five questionable features in the Makati City Hall Building 2, but the COA official forced by senators to bare it warned that it constituted premature disclosure punishable by law, and breached COA's strict procedures.

Pope summons Mideast envoys to discuss response to Islamist advance 02-Oct-14, 2:06 PM| Reuters Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a response to the crisis, the Vatican said.

ALAM NA | 5 threat groups lean toward jihadist Islamic State, says military officer 02-Oct-14, 11:46 AM| Jaime Sinapit, A military officer on Thursday identified five groups as having obvious leanings for the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group, a "network of death" rampaging in some territories in war-torn Syria and Iraq.

Makabayan bloc scrambles to work on definition of savings in 2015 budget 02-Oct-14, 2:45 PM| Lira Fernandez, Last-ditch efforts are being pushed by the Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives to change the definition of savings in the proposed budget for 2015.

OMEN? | 35,000 walruses mass on Alaska beach 'due to climate change' 02-Oct-14, 9:28 AM| Agence France-Presse At least 35,000 walruses have beached themselves on a remote Alaskan coastline in a phenomenon blamed on the melting of arctic ice due to climate change, experts said Wednesday.

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