PASSAGE IN SIGHT? | House technical working group OKs consolidated FOI bill 03-Sep-14, 9:52 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez,

VIDEO | Alleged brains in Enzo Pastor slay posts bail 03-Sep-14, 4:37 AM | Fritzie Cabial and Benjie Dorango, Radyo5

Cebu Pacific begins flights to Kuwait 03-Sep-14, 10:00 AM | Darwin G. Amojelar,

LPA off Aurora to dissipate, but PAGASA sees another potential storm off Mindanao 03-Sep-14, 9:24 AM | Jaime Sinapit,

Philippines' global competitiveness improves in WEF survey 03-Sep-14, 8:03 AM | Philippines scored the highest in terms of macroeconomic environment and health and primary education.

PASSAGE IN SIGHT? | House technical working group OKs consolidated FOI bill 03-Sep-14, 9:52 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, (UPDATE - 10:47 a.m.) Close to a year after it was convened, the technical working group of the House committee on public information has approved a consolidated version of the Freedom on Information bill.

AFTER 26 YEARS | PCGG sells ex-NBI chief's properties for more than P157 million 02-Sep-14, 8:29 PM | Jaime Sinapit, The properties include real estate in North Greenhills, Valle Verde III and Capitol Hills.

Islamic State issues video of beheading of US hostage: SITE 03-Sep-14, 1:04 AM | William Maclean, Reuters The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of US hostage Steven Sotloff, the SITE monitoring service reported on Tuesday.

Filipino top aide of UNDOF commander quits; Catapang says not closing door to UN peacekeeping work 02-Sep-14, 6:41 PM | Jaime Sinapit and Pots de Leon, Manila will continue to participate in UN peacekeeping missions as long as the lives of its soldiers are not compromised, AFP Chief of Staff Catapang said Tuesday, as the Filipino top aide of the UNDOF commander who gave Philippine peacekeepers a controversial order to yield resigned.

PANGARAP NA LANG BA? Govt OKs JICA 'Dream Plan' for cheaper, faster way to move around Mega Manila 02-Sep-14, 10:42 AM| The government has approved a Japanese-funded study that seeks to have modern, affordable, and well-coordinated and integrated transport system for Mega Manila by 2030.

SC strikes down Comelec limit on campaign ads airtime 02-Sep-14, 3:20 PM| Brian Maglungsod, UPDATE2, 4:02 PM-The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the limit on campaign ads imposed by the Commission on Elections, assailing the poll body's actions on the matter as 'arbitrary.' The Court upheld the rest of Comelec Resolution 9615, however.

After MRT mess, Abaya could face Senate inquiry on PNR mishaps 02-Sep-14, 5:03 PM| Ernie Reyes, Senator Lito Lapid seeks an inquiry into multiple instances of derailing involving PNR trains.

House justice committee votes down impeachment raps vs PNoy 02-Sep-14, 10:47 AM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, (UPDATE2 - 2:57 p.m.) The House justice committee on Tuesday all but buried the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, voting these insufficient in substance. Militant groups hit the outcome, but Palace officials said the process was transparent and fair.

Nurses go on strike in Ebola-hit Liberia over lack of protective equipment 02-Sep-14, 11:46 AM| Agence France-Presse Nurses at Liberia's largest hospital went on strike on Monday, demanding better pay and equipment to protect them against a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed hundreds in the west African nation.

Comelec eyes test of other voting systems for possible use after 2016 02-Sep-14, 5:46 PM| Jet Villa, The Comelec also plans to test the use of other biometrics equipment used for verifying the identities of voters during elections.

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