U.S. gov't to pay PH P87 million for damage of Tubbataha Reef - DFA 24-Oct-14, 5:40 PM | JV Arcena, News5 The United States government will be paying the Philippines a total of P87 million for the damage caused by the January 17, 2013 grounding of American Navy ship USS Guardian on Tubbataha Reef.

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.

VIDEO | Trillanes-Tiu ocular affords a peek into Batangas estate tied to Binay 24-Oct-14, 7:44 PM | InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Gerard dela Pena, News5 What did Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and journalists who joined his ocular of the sprawling Batangas estate linked by Senate probers to Vice President Jejomar Binay discover when they entered the Sunchamp Agri-Tourism Park in Rosario town? Here's a peek.

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.

Tacloban airport apron rushed to accommodate 1-M attendees of Liturgical Mass by Pope Francis 24-Oct-14, 6:15 PM| Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com Construction of a 320-by-105-meter airport apron at the Daniel Romualdez Airport is being rushed to house about a million faithful expected to witness a mass to be presided by Pope Francis when he visits the city in January 2015, according to local aviation officials.

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.

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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