TODAY'S HEADLINES

NOSTALGIC TRIP | Aquino visits old home in Massachusetts 23-Sep-14, 6:44 AM | Roices Naguit, TV5

VIDEO | Sen. Chiz favors Marcos burial at ‘Libingan ng mga Bayani’ 23-Sep-14, 3:43 AM | Maeanne Los Baños, News5

BPO firm Aegis apologizes on anti-PH promo video from Malaysia 22-Sep-14, 11:22 PM | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com

Big ammo stash found in White House intruder's car 23-Sep-14, 5:08 AM | Robert MacPherson, Agence France-Presse

Government to privatize operations, maintenance of NAIA 22-Sep-14, 7:27 AM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com 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, InterAksyon.com 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.

BUSINESS NEWS

S&P marks worst day since August 5 on weak housing data S&P marks worst day since August 5 on weak housing data Existing homes sales fell 1.8 percent in August, far from the growth of 1 percent expected.

Government sets new record in prosecuting corrupt BIR, Customs personnel Government sets new record in prosecuting corrupt BIR, Customs personnel Six personnel of the Department of Finance and its attached agencies have been dismissed so far this year, higher than the average of one a…

BPO firm Aegis apologizes on anti-PH promo video from Malaysia BPO firm Aegis apologizes on anti-PH promo video from Malaysia Outsourcing firm Aegis of the Indian conglomerate Essar group has issued an apology in the wake of a social media backlash received by the company…

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Hacienda Luisita activist gets threats on 42nd year of Martial Law 22-Sep-14, 10:02 AM | InterAksyon.com 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.

MATTER OF SURVIVAL | Groups call on ASEAN leaders to prioritize climate change action 22-Sep-14, 6:56 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com In Antarctica, the ice sheets are falling; in Manila, we are drowning, said Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration (EROPA) secretary general and former senator Orlando Mercado.

Tiangco slams 'yellow ribbon' panel for postponing hearings on Malampaya, GA scams 22-Sep-14, 4:40 PM| InterAksyon.com They have time to investigate matters in aid of partisan interests, but not for pressing, major corruption issues that have festered for years and in which the public has a great interest. That's how Rep. Toby Tiangco describes the Administration senators.

130,000 Syrians flood into Turkey as Kurds battle jihadists 22-Sep-14, 10:35 PM| Philippe Alfroy, Agence France-Presse Turkey said Monday that some 130,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria as Kurdish fighters battled Islamic State group jihadists trying to capture a strategic town.

Tobacco firms have 20 months to fully comply with graphic health warnings law 22-Sep-14, 4:12 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Public health groups and medical associations have chosen 22 'gory' and 'effective' photos to be placed on cigarette packs - to prompt smokers to stop and nonsmokers to not start - under the Graphic Health Warning Law. But tobacco firms have over a year to fully comply with it.

FOCUS | UN climate summit, people's march a call for urgent action 21-Sep-14, 10:48 PM| Imelda V. Abano, InterAksyon.com This week will be a historic moment for climate change, with world leaders from 162 countries gathering at the United Nations headquarters in New York City and thousands of climate activists marching through every major city in the world, including those in the Philippines.

Climate-related disasters have cost $490B since world leaders last met on climate change - Oxfam 22-Sep-14, 6:18 PM| InterAksyon.com The cost of weather-related disasters in the five years since global leaders last met to discuss climate change is almost half a trillion dollars ($490 billion) -€“ three times more than for the whole of the 1970s, Oxfam has warned.

 
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