TODAY'S HEADLINES

SLOW TRAIN TO NOWHERE? Queues at MRT3 grow longer after gov't lowers speed limit 22-Aug-14, 8:57 AM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

US admits long war ahead vs Islamic State 22-Aug-14, 7:32 AM | Daniel de Luce, Agence France-Presse

ANALYSIS | Climate change: meteorologists preparing for the worst 22-Aug-14, 4:18 AM | Clament Sabourin, Agence France-Presse

Man behind ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies in diving accident 22-Aug-14, 1:02 AM | Agence France-Presse

National Guard ordered out of riot-hit Missouri town 22-Aug-14, 5:25 AM | Robert Macpherson, Agence France-Presse

Manila judges, court employees join state workers' protest in SC vs BIR 21-Aug-14, 3:18 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com More groups have petitioned the Supreme Court to stop the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from enforcing its June 2014 regulation imposing taxes on bonuses, allowances and other fringe benefits of public sector workers.

VIDEO, EXCLUSIVE | Four Pinoy priests serving at Sierra Leone in Ebola ground zero 21-Aug-14, 5:34 PM | Kaye Imson, News5, Special to InterAksyon.com News5's interview with four Augustinian priests stationed in Sierra Leone brings to light the saga of a community caught in the grip of the deadly outbreak but sustained by spiritual strength.

Binay gets Ninoy medal of valor, counsels vs Cha-cha to clip SC power, lift term limits 21-Aug-14, 5:11 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Vice President Binay received the Ninoy Aquino Medal of Valor for his role in fighting the Marcos dictatorship, and aired his counsel against Charter changes meant to clip the SC's powers and lift term limits. He said a Senate probe of alleged Makati anomalies is driven by politics.

Plunder, graft raps filed vs Cayetano couple, Taguig officials 20-Aug-14, 5:51 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 6:45 p.m.) The convenor of the Philippine Association for Advancement of Civil Liberties charged the Cayetanos and Taguig city councilors with allegedly spending PDAF funds for ghost projects and hiring ghost employees.

Filipino sailor one of 2 persons tested for Ebola says Togo health exec - Reuters report 21-Aug-14, 9:50 PM | InterAksyon.com A Filipino is one of the two persons being tested for Ebola according to a health official in the Western African country of Togo, Reuters reported Thursday.

MANNY'S ROUND | SC halts Court of Tax Appeals, BIR, in tax case vs Pacquiao 20-Aug-14, 5:39 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The Supreme Court has stopped enforcement of the Court of Tax Appeals ruling ordering Manny Pacquiao to to post P3 billion in cash bond as condition for suspending the collection of the deficiency income taxes and VAT slapped on him by the BIR for the years 2008 and 2009.

What's P9B for Metro Manila irrigation? Groups alarmed, but Kiko Pangilinan explains 21-Aug-14, 4:04 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com A peasant group on Thursday raised questions on the P9.9-billion irrigation budget for Metro Manila in the 2015 outlay, but Secretary Francis Pangilinan clarified that the fund will not be used for irrigation projects in the metropolis but for the countryside.

SLOW TRAIN TO NOWHERE? Queues at MRT3 grow longer after gov't lowers speed limit 22-Aug-14, 8:57 AM| Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com Longer queues and travel time greet passengers at the MRT3 after the DOTC reduced the train system's speed limit following the accident last August 13.

DOJ announces completion of draft of New Criminal Code 21-Aug-14, 4:19 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the completion of work on the Code will enhance the administration of justice in the country while also updating the antiquated Revised Penal Code.

Malaysian militants bought bomb material for planned attack: official 21-Aug-14, 2:30 PM| Reuters The plan, which an official said was at 'discussion' stage, would be the first time Southeast Asian militants inspired by Islamic State are seeking to launch a major attack at home.

'Terrorists' help US in battle against Islamic State in Iraq 22-Aug-14, 4:48 AM| Isabel Coles, Reuters Washington has acquired an unlikely ally in its battle against Islamic State militants in Iraq - a group of fighters it formally classifies as terrorists.

 
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