TODAY'S HEADLINES

PH stock index takes cue from overseas markets, stays above 7,000-mark 20-Oct-14, 4:17 PM | Krista Angela M. Montealegre, InterAksyon.com

Chief of Staff Catapang: Getting the ASG will happen. 'Just be patient.' 20-Oct-14, 5:20 PM | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com

Sex? It all started 385 million years ago 20-Oct-14, 3:45 AM | Agence France-Presse

A. Brown affiliate to commission new power plant in Mindanao 20-Oct-14, 5:35 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

Troops find another abandoned Abu Sayyaf camp in Patikul, Sulu 20-Oct-14, 9:58 AM | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com Government troops found another abandoned Abu Sayyaf camp in Patikul, Sulu Monday morning, just 'a few hundred meters away' from a larger encampment discovered Sunday, the military said.

PNoy: 'Binay asked me to intervene in Senate probe' 20-Oct-14, 12:06 PM | Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com UPDATE 2, 5:42 PM - President Aquino said VP Binay had asked him to intervene in anti-corruption investigations initiated by senators and the Department of Justice. Binay's spokesman explained the context of that request.

LEYTE LANDING RECALLED | PNoy leads rites marking 70th anniversary of pivotal WWII naval battle 20-Oct-14, 12:58 AM | InterAksyon.com President Aquino spearheads Monday rites marking the 70th anniversary of the Leyte Landing of Oct. 20, 1944, a pivotal moment in the effort by the US-led Allied Forces to turn the tide against the Japanese invaders who had occupied the Philippines for over three years.

DOE: 2015 power crisis an issue of reserves, not supply; negotiated deals for gensets junked 20-Oct-14, 5:21 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Pressed by lawmakers on Monday on the real energy situation in the country that would necessitate emergency powers for President Benigno Aquino III, the Department of Energy (DOE) acknowledged that the scenario in the summer months of 2015 was not as bad, after all.

VIDEO | German fiance attends Laude's wake, silently weeps over Jennifer's brutal death 20-Oct-14, 6:15 PM | Patricia Mangune and Mon Gualvez, News5 Nine days after Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude was brutally killed in an Olongapo City motel, the victim's German fiance finally arrived in the Philippines to attend Laude's wake.

Miriam asks De Lima to allow witness 'Barbie' to attend Senate inquiry on Laude murder 20-Oct-14, 1:49 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago requests DOJ Secretary Leila De Lima to allow two witnesses to the attend the Senate foreign relations inquiry in aid of legislation in the wake of the murder of Jeffrey Laude.

More than half of world's wildlife population lost: WWF 19-Oct-14, 10:11 AM| Philippine News Agency | RIA Novosti The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released a statement Saturday following the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, highlighting that the world has lost more than half of the planet's wildlife population.

BUMABATA NA | PH gov't making inroads in attracting youth back to farming 19-Oct-14, 2:31 PM| Orti Despuez, InterAksyon.com Citing recent studies, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said average age of farmers has gone down from 57.

Bulacan bus hostage drama ends as cops subdue suspect 20-Oct-14, 8:47 AM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 2 - 9:25 a.m.) Members of a police special weapons and tactics team subdued a man armed with a knife who had taken hostage the passengers of a bus on the North Luzon Expressway in Bulacan province Monday morning.

'Church shouldn't fear change,' says Pope at close of synod divided over homosexuality 20-Oct-14, 7:48 AM| Philip Pullella, Reuters Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges.

OPINION | Joining Islamic State is about 'sex and aggression,' not religion 19-Oct-14, 8:33 AM| Arie W. Kruglanski, Reuters It is easy to look to religion for an explanation of why young men -- and some women -- become radicalized. But it is psychology, not theology, that offers the best tools for understanding radicalization -- and how best to undo it.

 
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