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Unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola - WHO 27-Aug-14, 7:23 AM | Philippines News Agency | Xinhua

Prescription painkiller deaths fall in medical marijuana states 27-Aug-14, 3:42 AM | Kathryn Doyle, Reuters

Cop, businessman tagged in slay of racing champ Enzo Pastor fall 27-Aug-14, 8:48 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

President Aquino appoints Hilbay as Acting Solgen 27-Aug-14, 3:11 PM | Philippines News Agency | With Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

Miriam says she has beaten cancer, may run for president in 2016 27-Aug-14, 7:52 PM | InterAksyon.com Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago revealed that she has beaten cancer and may seek the highest post of the land if she will get enough support from people like Fr. Joaquin Bernas.

Grassroots budgeting under Mar masks 'presidential pork barrel' - partylist rep 27-Aug-14, 3:21 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com A party-list lawmaker on Wednesday branded as "presidentiable pork barrel" funds appropriated to the office of Secretary Mar Roxas II of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) under the so-called Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP).

VP Binay twits Cayetano, Trillanes for brazen use of Senate probe for political ends 27-Aug-14, 5:36 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday twitted Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV for using the Senate blue ribbon committee investigation into the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2 as a political platform for vested interests.

BUSINESS NEWS

SC halts revised rehab plan of preneed firm CAP SC halts revised rehab plan of preneed firm CAP Cash-strapped pre-need firm College Assurance Plan suffered a setback in its rehabilitation effort after the Supreme Court stopped implementation of a Court of Appeals ruling…

DBM authorizes annual allocation for Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project DBM authorizes annual allocation for Cebu Bus Rapid Transit project The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit is one of the PPP projects of the Aquino administration.

Gov\ Gov't cuts 1Q economic growth data From 5.7 percent earlier, the PSA revised downward the first-quarter growth figure to 5.6 percent.

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PHOTOS, VIDEO | Flood stops MRT-3 operations 27-Aug-14, 3:38 PM | Toni Tamondong, Radyo 5 | Mon Gualvez, News5 (UPDATE 4 - 6:43 p.m.) Flooded tracks forced the suspension of operations of the MRT3 on the stretch from Taft Avenue to Shaw Boulevard stations. The suspension began at 2:05pm.

Sandigan orders return to PH gov't of $42-M Marcos wealth in Arelma account 27-Aug-14, 6:21 PM | InterAksyon.com The anti-graft court has ordered the return of a $42 million-asset (roughly P1.8 billion) to the Philippine government that was found to have been part of the Marcos ill-gotten wealth.

80,000 more cops needed to safeguard 100 million Pinoys - Mar 27-Aug-14, 12:49 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The Philippine National Police needs 80,000 more personnel to meet the ideal police-to-citizen ratio of 1:500 for a country whose population is now 100 million, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II said Wednesday.

DOJ ready to enrol in WPP those who testified vs Binay; Senate action awaited 27-Aug-14, 7:05 PM| Brian Maglungsod and Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Wednesday it is ready to enrol in the Witness Protection Program (WPP) those who testified against Vice President Jejomar Binay in the inquiry on the Makati City Hall Building 2, including former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado.

Cop, businessman tagged in slay of racing champ Enzo Pastor fall 27-Aug-14, 8:48 AM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 3:48 p.m.) A policeman who allegedly shot dead car racing champing Ferdinand 'Enzo' Pastor in June and the businessman he claimed ordered the hit have been arrested, the Quezon City Police District said on Wednesday.

CHECK IT OUT | 5,000 pass initial screening for Customs jobs 27-Aug-14, 4:27 PM| InterAksyon.com Around 5,000 applicants passed the initial screening for the 1,056 vacancies at the Bureau of Customs main office and various collection districts around the country, the agency announced Wednesday.

Unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola - WHO 27-Aug-14, 7:23 AM| Philippines News Agency | Xinhua The Ebola outbreaks in West Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement Tuesday.

SHUNNED | Ice bucket challenge is frowned upon in water-starved south Asia 26-Aug-14, 9:22 PM| Agence France-Presse In India, a 38-year-old woman decided to transform the #IceBucketChallenge into the #RiceBucketChallenge, encouraging social media users to donate a bucket or bowl of rice to someone in need.

 
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