TODAY'S HEADLINES

'Mario' leaves at least 7 dead, intensifies as it moves away from Northern Luzon 20-Sep-14, 8:03 AM | Jaime Sinapit, Pots de Leon and Imelda V. Albano, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 3 - 8:17 p.m.) Tropical storm 'Mario' began heading out of the country Saturday after leaving at least seven persons dead and affecting more than half a million others when it triggered torrential rains that inundated Metro Manila and several Luzon provinces Friday.

After 30 years, Aquino is back in Boston for 5-day US trip 21-Sep-14, 11:46 AM | Roices Naguit, TV5 President Aquino is now in Boston, Massachusetts for a five-day working visit to the United States. Aquino and his delegates arrived at Boston Logan International Airport at 8:33 p.m. (US time) from Berlin, Germany.

Recruiters complain of long 30-day wait to process OFWs' passports, ask DFA to restore Express Lane 21-Sep-14, 10:02 AM | InterAksyon.com The renewal of passports for vacationing overseas Filipino workers now takes between 15 and 20 working days or almost one month as the consular office of the Department of Foreign Affairs is still fixing the technical glitch that extended the processing time to 45 days for new passport applicants.

PHOTOS | With support from their 'fans,' Netizens clean up after the storm 20-Sep-14, 12:19 PM | Patricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com With sunny skies on the day after tropical storm Mario flooded Metro Manila, Filipinos had another sort of disaster to face: putting their homes back in order.

Tap unspent P180-B Malampaya, energy royalties for emergency power needs: Recto 20-Sep-14, 6:40 AM | InterAksyon.com Unspent royalty payments from Malampaya and other energy projects are expected to reach P180 billion by the end of year making it an abundant source of funds for projects that the government may undertake once Congress grants President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to tackle the looming energy

Pope Francis appoints moderate Bishop Blase Cupich as Chicago archbishop 21-Sep-14, 9:04 AM| Agence France-Presse Pope Francis named moderate Bishop Blase Cupich to be the next archbishop of Chicago on Saturday, in his first major US appointment since taking office last year.

DOLE reiterates inclement weather pay rules for workers 20-Sep-14, 5:54 PM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Labor Department says private sector employers should follow guidelines on pay rules for inclement weather duty.

Navy rescues 53 as boat capsizes off Cebu 20-Sep-14, 6:58 AM| Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 11:26 a.m.) Navy personnel rescued all 53 passengers and crew of a boat that capsized off Talisay City, Cebu Friday afternoon but several more are believed to be missing.

VIDEO | Many Bulacan areas remain flooded after Storm Mario 20-Sep-14, 6:27 PM| James Beltran, News5 Large areas of Bulacan Province remained under flood waters spawned Friday by Storm Mario and accentuated by the southwest monsoon and high-tide conditions.

CLIMATE SUMMIT | Big business hold too much sway in negotiations, not match urgency of situation 21-Sep-14, 11:30 AM| Dorothy Grace Guerrero, Focus on the Global South This commentary frames the Climate Summit scheduled this week in New York, highlighting the cause of global warming, and the urgency of the situation, and the need to change the current development approach.

Internet moguls Musk, Bezos shake up US space race 21-Sep-14, 3:47 AM| The space race to end America’s reliance on Russia escalated this week with a multibillion dollar NASA award for SpaceX’s Elon Musk and an unexpected joint venture for Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos.

 
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