TODAY'S HEADLINES

NIA execs, 50 others face graft raps over P119-M in anomalous projects 22-Aug-14, 2:11 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

Woman with loaded gun tells Palace guards she wants PNoy to resign 22-Aug-14, 5:08 PM | Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com

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

Cebu Pacific tops local carriers in on-time arrivals 22-Aug-14, 1:03 PM | Darwin G Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

'OOPS' OR 'OPS'? | Lacierda floats - then denies - 'No-Election' scenario 22-Aug-14, 4:25 PM | InterAksyon.com | With Roices Naguit, TV5 Malacanang Palace stirred political speculation further Friday after floating what was seen as a 'no-election' scenario in 2016, but quickly took it back and clarified that the presidential polls will definitely push through.

NIA execs, 50 others face graft raps over P119-M in anomalous projects 22-Aug-14, 2:11 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com The National Irrigation Administration's manager in the Caraga region and two predecessors are facing graft charges before the Office of the Ombudsman over P119 million in allegedly anomalous projects, the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group said Friday.

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.

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Here's the cost of a toilet (seat) upgrade at NAIA: P270,000 22-Aug-14, 4:01 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com State-run MIAA is spending P32.6 million to spruce up 121 toilets across three terminals of the NAIA.

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.

Senate ready to suspend Enrile as Sandigan junks detained senator's appeal 22-Aug-14, 4:50 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Trish Roque, News5 (UPDATED - 8 p.m.) The Senate is ready to suspend Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile following the anti-graft court's decision to thumb down the lawmaker's motion for reconsideration on the 90-day preventive suspension against him.

Social Watch trains radar on audit of intelligence, confidential funds 22-Aug-14, 3:38 PM| Lira Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Leonor Briones, lead convenor of Social Watch Philippines, points out these funds are not subject to the regular auditing requirements, which makes them hard to track.

SLOW TRAIN RUNNIN' | 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.

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.

'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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