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JESSICA ZAFRA | Traffic has eaten our lives 02-Sep-14, 11:48 PM | JESSICA ZAFRA

Gov't spending likely picked up in August, says Budget chief 02-Sep-14, 7:38 PM | Rain Castro, InterAksyon.com

SC strikes down Comelec limit on campaign ads airtime 02-Sep-14, 3:20 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

64th Palanca Awards honors 47 literary artists, bestows special awards 02-Sep-14, 10:59 AM | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Rhoy Cobilla | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

AFTER 26 YEARS | PCGG sells ex-NBI chief's properties for more than P157 million 02-Sep-14, 8:29 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com The properties include real estate in North Greenhills, Valle Verde III and Capitol Hills.

House justice committee votes down impeachment raps vs PNoy 02-Sep-14, 10:47 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE2 - 2:57 p.m.) The House justice committee on Tuesday all but buried the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, voting these insufficient in substance. Militant groups hit the outcome, but Palace officials said the process was transparent and fair.

FIBA WORLD CUP: Gilas Pilipinas misses out on upset of No. 3-ranked Argentina 02-Sep-14, 1:25 AM | InterAksyon.com The Philippine national men's basketball team once again showed its heart, coming back from a double-digit fourth quarter deficit, but again barely missing an upset, this time against Argentina in Group B action of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Seville, Spain.

KA-TAPANG, VIDEO | Now it can be told: PH peacekeepers ignored UN commander's order to yield 01-Sep-14, 6:08 PM | Jaime Sinapit and Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com | Video report by Erel Cabatbat, TV5 (UPDATE2 - 5:07 p.m., Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014) The so-called 'greatest escape' by 40 Filipino peacekeepers who broke through a Syrian rebel cordon at Golan Heights, almost never happened - thanks to an order to 'surrender' their firearms, given by an UNDOF commander.

Filipino top aide of UNDOF commander quits; Catapang says not closing door to UN peacekeeping work 02-Sep-14, 6:41 PM | Jaime Sinapit and Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com Manila will continue to participate in UN peacekeeping missions as long as the lives of its soldiers are not compromised, AFP Chief of Staff Catapang said Tuesday, as the Filipino top aide of the UNDOF commander who gave Philippine peacekeepers a controversial order to yield resigned.

PANGARAP NA LANG BA? Govt OKs JICA 'Dream Plan' for cheaper, faster way to move around Mega Manila 02-Sep-14, 10:42 AM| InterAksyon.com The government has approved a Japanese-funded study that seeks to have modern, affordable, and well-coordinated and integrated transport system for Mega Manila by 2030.

SC strikes down Comelec limit on campaign ads airtime 02-Sep-14, 3:20 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com UPDATE2, 4:02 PM-The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the limit on campaign ads imposed by the Commission on Elections, assailing the poll body's actions on the matter as 'arbitrary.' The Court upheld the rest of Comelec Resolution 9615, however.

After MRT mess, Abaya could face Senate inquiry on PNR mishaps 02-Sep-14, 5:03 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Lito Lapid seeks an inquiry into multiple instances of derailing involving PNR trains.

Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy 01-Sep-14, 11:42 PM| Clare Jim and Diana Chan, Reuters Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial center braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.

Nurses go on strike in Ebola-hit Liberia over lack of protective equipment 02-Sep-14, 11:46 AM| Agence France-Presse Nurses at Liberia's largest hospital went on strike on Monday, demanding better pay and equipment to protect them against a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed hundreds in the west African nation.

Comelec eyes test of other voting systems for possible use after 2016 02-Sep-14, 5:46 PM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Comelec also plans to test the use of other biometrics equipment used for verifying the identities of voters during elections.

 
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