TODAY'S HEADLINES

For 3rd time, SC defers decision on report vs Sandiganbayan's Ong 17-Sep-14, 6:43 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

'We can pass draft Bangsamoro law before end of March 2015' - Drilon 17-Sep-14, 3:52 PM | Philippine News Agency

CA confirms 6 envoys, 42 DFA officials 17-Sep-14, 2:55 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

PNoy supporters dare Binay to 'prove innocence' but UNA scoffs at 'kangaroo court' 17-Sep-14, 1:08 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

VIDEO | 8 areas around Mayon under state of calamity; 12,000 evacuated 17-Sep-14, 1:40 AM | Jun Loyola, News5 | Manuel Mogato, Reuters A state of calamity was declared in eight areas surrounding Mount Mayon as more than 12,000 people from around the foot of the Philippines’ most active volcano were forcibly evacuated a day after authorities warned of a possible eruption.

Senate, House want Palace, DOE to specify what they need to lick power crisis 17-Sep-14, 11:13 AM | Ernie Reyes and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 3:26 p.m.) Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II want Malacanang and the Department of Energy to spell out the parameters of the emergency powers Pres. Benigno Aquino III has asked Cognress to grant him.

DFA to pursue claims vs US for Tubbataha Reef damage 17-Sep-14, 11:24 AM | InterAksyon.com A day after the Supreme Court rejected the petition for a Writ of Kalikasan in connection with the damage caused by a United States ship to the Tubbataha Reef, the Department of Foreign Affairs said it would continue to pursue the Philippines' claims for damages.

'Place price tag' on emergency powers, Chiz asks Palace as House panel chair predicts P0.60/kWh hike 16-Sep-14, 4:40 PM | Ernie Reyes and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Sen. Chiz Escudero wants Malacanang to say how much the emergency powers Pres. Aquino is seeking to address a looming power crisis will cost taxpayers as the chair of the House energy committee predicted a P0.60/kWh power rate increase.

De Lima cautious on proposed temporary freeze on Misuari, Kato warrants 16-Sep-14, 6:33 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com DOJ is treating with caution a proposal from Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez to freeze temporarily the arrest warrant on MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari and Ameril Umbra Kato of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, calling it complicated and fraught with risk.

VIDEO | PNoy still noncommittal on term extension 17-Sep-14, 7:11 AM| Maricel Halili, News5 President Benigno Aquino III has not made a decision yet on the issue of term extension.

US monitoring recruitment of Pinoys to Islamic State - Ambassador Goldberg 16-Sep-14, 11:41 AM| Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com Following reports that some Filipinos are joining the Islamic State, United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Monday said the US and the Philippines are "very closely" monitoring the recruitment of Filipinos to the jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria.

SC defers action on Knight of Rizal petition vs Torre de Manila 16-Sep-14, 6:39 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The Supreme Court has put off action on the petition filed by the Knights of Rizal seeking to stop the construction - as well as order the demolition - of the 46-storey Torre de Manila condominium building on grounds that it marred the view of the Rizal Monument at the Luneta.

Food importers to recall Taiwanese goods over gutter oil contamination - FDA 17-Sep-14, 9:53 AM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Food and Drug Administration said importers and distributors have agreed to recall goods sourced from Taiwanese companies that are believed to have been tainted with recycled waste oil, also known as gutter oil.

'Luis' toll dips after NDRRMC excludes ferry sinking casualties 17-Sep-14, 2:11 PM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com The official death toll from typhoon 'Luis' dipped to four after the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council decided to exclude the eight fatalities from the sinking of the ferry MV Maharlika II.

Abad draws flak for giving incomplete, inconsistent report on DAP releases to solons 16-Sep-14, 4:40 PM| InterAksyon.com Where did the P10 billion go? UNA secretary general Toby Tiangco raised this question Tuesday following the failure of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad to submit copies of all letters received by his office in relation to the P10.08-billion funds released to legislators from the DAP.

 
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