TODAY'S HEADLINES

100 million people saved from hunger over last decade: UN 17-Sep-14, 3:04 AM | Laure Brumont, Agence France-Presse

VIDEO | 8 areas around Mayon under state of calamity; 12,000 evacuated 17-Sep-14, 1:40 AM | Jun Loyola, News5 | Manuel Mogato, Reuters

7 hurt in explosion in front of GenSan city hall building 17-Sep-14, 12:49 AM | Philippine News Agency

US says won't unleash 'shock and awe' air campaign in Syria 17-Sep-14, 1:10 AM | Phil Stewart, Reuters

WALANG PASOK | Oct 6 declared a holiday to mark Eidul Adha 16-Sep-14, 1:20 PM | Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com

Aquino formally asks Congress for additional powers to tackle power crisis 16-Sep-14, 12:13 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez and Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com President Benign Aquino III on Tuesday formally asked Congress to grant him additional powers to 'establish additional generating capacity' to address a serious power shortage that has been predicted for next year.

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 junks bid for writ of kalikasan over USS Guardian grounding 16-Sep-14, 2:19 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 2 - 4:03 p.m.) The Supreme Court has dismissed a motion filed by activist and environmental groups seeking the issuance of a writ of kalikasan over the grounding of the American minesweeper USS Guardian at Tubbataha Reef in Palawan.

'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 The proposed temporary lifting of the arrest warrants is to make it possible for them to attend consultations on the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

CA upholds RTC dismissal of Dacer case vs Michael Ray Aquino 15-Sep-14, 6:04 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The appellate court asserted that the prosecution failed to overturn the presumption of innocence of the respondent.

VIDEO | PCIJ bares net worth of VP Binay, Alan Cayetano, Trillanes 16-Sep-14, 6:27 AM| Jove Francisco, News5 How much are the current net worth of the protagonists in a Senate subcommittee investigation looking into the alleged overprice in the construction of the Makati City Hall Building 2?

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.

Senator Poe bats for FOI, more transparency to ease public opposition to mining 16-Sep-14, 4:26 PM| Orti Despuez, InterAksyon.com Besides the PH-IETI, Senator Poe said the FOI bill would address the issue of transparency.

Obama sends 3,000 troops to W. Africa to 'turn tide' on Ebola 16-Sep-14, 8:36 PM| Agence France-Presse Alarm grows that the worst-ever Ebola epidemic which spread through Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea before reaching Nigeria is out of control.

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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