TODAY'S HEADLINES

SC orders 4 RTC judges probed for links to 'Ma'm Arlene' 31-Jul-14, 4:06 PM | Fritz Cabial, News5 and Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

Milky Weigh: scientists take weight of the galaxy 31-Jul-14, 5:42 AM | Agence France-Presse

237 residents evacuated from sinkhole area in north Cebu islet 31-Jul-14, 1:33 AM | Eddie Barrita, Philippine News Agency

'DI MAKAHINTAY? | Palace already redefined savings in proposed 2015 budget - lawmaker 31-Jul-14, 12:23 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com A lawmaker said Thursday that Malacanang has already redefined the meaning of savings in the proposed 2015 national budget, even before Congress has acted on Pres. Benigno Aquino III's request to do so and allegedly in defiance of the Supreme Court's decision on DAP.

Congress to 'legalize' DAP through resolution, supplemental budget - Drilon 30-Jul-14, 3:39 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Jelly F. Musico, PNA UPDATE 8:18PM- Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday that Congress will effectively legalize the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) by approving a joint resolution or supplemental budget defining the utilization of savings within a fiscal period.

Palace touts 'inclusive growth' mantra as it sends P2.6-trillion 2015 budget to House 30-Jul-14, 4:56 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The 2015 budget will advance inclusive growth and sustain the reforms that support development, the Executive said Wednesday, as it submitted the proposed money measure to Congress, devoting the biggest share to economic services and social protection and welfare.

Filipina nurse kidnapped, raped in Libya's Tripoli: medics, security 31-Jul-14, 3:01 AM | Agence France-Presse Unknown gunmen kidnapped and raped a Filipina nurse Wednesday in the Libyan capital, medics and security officials said.

VIDEO | Alert Level 2 raised on 3 W. African countries over Ebola outbreak 30-Jul-14, 4:08 PM | Shawn Yao, News5 The Deparment of Foreign Affairs has raised Alert Level 2 on three West African countries where the continuing rise in deadly Ebola cases has caused serious concern among international health agencies.

ONA ON EBOLA | Keep calm; dengue, lepto more worrisome 31-Jul-14, 3:51 PM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com | With a report from Erel Cabatbat, News5 UPDATE 4:25PM- Even as officials in Europe and Asia are starting to worry over the possibility that the deadly Ebola virus could, fanned by international aviation, spread like a forest fire, the DOH chief assured Filipinos precautions are in place.

REMEMBERING CORY | 5 years later, she gives best example of how to wield power - Binay 31-Jul-14, 5:04 PM| InterAksyon.com Amid the hot political climate and problems of grave national concern, a remembrance of a woman who was always calm in adversity despite her personal pains. This was the legacy of the first post-dictatorship president, Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, in the eyes of one of her stalwarts.

Meralco mulls conversion of Atimonan natural gas project to coal 30-Jul-14, 1:10 PM| Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com Meralco Powergen Corp is mulling the conversion of its liquefied natural gas project in Quezon to a coal-fired power facility.

DOH reports 494 new HIV cases in June 31-Jul-14, 4:10 AM| Sweetie dela Torre, Philippine News Agency The Department of Health on Thursday reported there were 494 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in June 2014, a 15 percent increase compared to the 431 recorded in the same period last year.

AN APPEAL FOR GAZA | ICRC invokes the humanitarian imperative: Stop the killing! 30-Jul-14, 2:02 PM| Jacques de Maio, ICRC head of delegation in Israel and the occupied territories The human cost is simply too high. Too many women and children are wounded, dying or damaged in their minds and bodies. This is not about who is to blame for not respecting this or that specific rule of war, or even about whether the expected military advantage outweighs the collateral damage.

PRIORITY BILLS | Palace wish list to Congress includes FOI, extension for CARP notice 30-Jul-14, 4:36 PM| Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com At least 20 priority bills, including the Freedom of Information bill and one extending the period to issue notice of coverage for lands to be covered by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, are on the Executive's 'wish list' sent to the 16th Congress, which buckled down to work Wednesday.

 
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