TODAY'S HEADLINES

Online harassment seen as major problem: US survey 24-Oct-14, 12:05 PM | Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse

New York confirms first Ebola case 24-Oct-14, 1:28 PM | Agence France-Presse

WEEKEND GUIDE | Oct. 24-26: PH Lit Fest, Fashion Week, Halloween fetes 24-Oct-14, 4:58 PM | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

Ombudsman files fresh set of PDAF raps vs 6 more solons, ex-DA chief Yap, Napoles 23-Oct-14, 11:17 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the filing of criminal charges against six more congressmen, former agriculture secretary Arthur Yap and businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles, for alleged misuse of millions in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or pork-barrel.

House rushes to beat Oct. 29 deadline for final budget approval 24-Oct-14, 3:02 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The House of Representatives is in a race against time to finish preparation, including printing of the thick budget books in time for the target approval on third and final reading on October 29.

PNoy urged to extend deadline for Martial Law victims' claims filing 24-Oct-14, 5:11 PM | InterAksyon.com A coalition of human rights groups is urging President Benigno Aquino III to immediately act on and certify as urgent a Joint Resolution for the extension of the filing period for Martial Law victims’ claims, as the Nov. 10 deadline nears and thousands have not yet been able to file.

KULAY MAHIRAP | Trillanes quip causes a stir on Twitter 24-Oct-14, 12:36 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's sound bite describing Vice President Jejomar Binay stole the thunder from the lawmaker's Thursday ocular inspection of the Batangas property being linked to Binay.

ALMOST 1 YEAR AFTER | Ibon data show slow govt response in Yolanda-affected areas 23-Oct-14, 3:55 PM | InterAksyon.com Almost a year after super typhoon Yolanda hit the country, government efforts for the recovery of the affected areas are moving very slowly, said research group Ibon.

Comelec launches iRehistro campaign for voter biometric registration 24-Oct-14, 4:58 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com The project will be initially rolled out in Barcelona, Spain for overseas Filipino workers, and in the National Capital Region.

Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia 24-Oct-14, 12:23 PM| Reuters Absent from the launch were Australia, Indonesia and South Korea.

LTFRB, MMDA clash over Uber, Tripid, taxi apps 23-Oct-14, 5:15 PM| Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com The operation of car service apps has become the issue why the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) clashed anew.

FOCUS | UAE domestic workers slave for 21 hours on average, eat moldy bread - HRW report 23-Oct-14, 5:36 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Southern Leyte resident Marelie Brua is a volunteer in areas affected by typhoon Yolanda, where she monitors incidents of gender-based violence and spreads awareness about the realities domestic workers face when they work abroad.

VIDEO | COA report damns DAP, but Palace firm in defense; Tiangco wants DAP solons to 'bare all' 23-Oct-14, 6:32 PM| InterAksyon.com | With Video Report by Jove Francisco, News5 The President and his people defended DAP anew this week after a COA report showed some P2.4 billion in DAP monies had been wasted by GOCCs. The Palace insisted DAP helped the economy. But UNA leader Rep. Toby Tiangco said COA's report should prod all solons who benefited from DAP to account for it.

Fil-Ams to enjoy greater protection with signing of PH-US accord on labor rights 24-Oct-14, 4:33 PM| InterAksyon.com The Philippine government has signed an agreement with American authorities to ensure greater protection for the Filipino-American community with regard to their their rights and duties as employees and employers.

 
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