TODAY'S HEADLINES

AN ETERNITY IN HISTORY | The day Ninoy came home and changed our lives forever 21-Aug-14, 12:00 PM | Joel C. Paredes, InterAksyon.com

EBOLA OUTBREAK | Filipino educator pleads for help for Liberia 21-Aug-14, 11:59 AM | Patricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

DOJ announces completion of draft of New Criminal Code 21-Aug-14, 4:19 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

ASG detonates landmine in Basilan, 8 govt troops hurt 21-Aug-14, 4:32 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

Manila judges, court employees join state workers' protest in SC vs BIR 21-Aug-14, 3:18 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com More groups have petitioned the Supreme Court to stop the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from enforcing its June 2014 regulation imposing taxes on bonuses, allowances and other fringe benefits of public sector workers.

VIDEO, EXCLUSIVE | Four Pinoy priests serving at Sierra Leone in Ebola ground zero 21-Aug-14, 5:34 PM | Kaye Imson, News5, Special to InterAksyon.com News5's interview with four Augustinian priests stationed in Sierra Leone brings to light the saga of a community caught in the grip of the deadly outbreak but sustained by spiritual strength.

Binay gets Ninoy medal of valor, counsels vs Cha-cha to clip SC power, lift term limits 21-Aug-14, 5:11 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Vice President Binay received the Ninoy Aquino Medal of Valor for his role in fighting the Marcos dictatorship, and aired his counsel against Charter changes meant to clip the SC's powers and lift term limits. He said a Senate probe of alleged Makati anomalies is driven by politics.

Plunder, graft raps filed vs Cayetano couple, Taguig officials 20-Aug-14, 5:51 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 6:45 p.m.) The convenor of the Philippine Association for Advancement of Civil Liberties charged the Cayetanos and Taguig city councilors with allegedly spending PDAF funds for ghost projects and hiring ghost employees.

Filipino sailor one of 2 persons tested for Ebola says Togo health exec - Reuters report 21-Aug-14, 9:50 PM | InterAksyon.com A Filipino is one of the two persons being tested for Ebola according to a health official in the Western African country of Togo, Reuters reported Thursday.

MANNY'S ROUND | SC halts Court of Tax Appeals, BIR, in tax case vs Pacquiao 20-Aug-14, 5:39 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The Supreme Court has stopped enforcement of the Court of Tax Appeals ruling ordering Manny Pacquiao to to post P3 billion in cash bond as condition for suspending the collection of the deficiency income taxes and VAT slapped on him by the BIR for the years 2008 and 2009.

What's P9B for Metro Manila irrigation? Groups alarmed, but Kiko Pangilinan explains 21-Aug-14, 4:04 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com A peasant group on Thursday raised questions on the P9.9-billion irrigation budget for Metro Manila in the 2015 outlay, but Secretary Francis Pangilinan clarified that the fund will not be used for irrigation projects in the metropolis but for the countryside.

MILF commander, village chief son slain in Maguindanao ambush; 'rido' eyed 21-Aug-14, 10:14 AM| Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com A commander of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and his son, a barangay captain, were killed in an ambush in Sultan sa Barongis town in Maguindanao province Wednesday afternoon.

Body of last Bulacan drowning victim recovered 21-Aug-14, 11:23 AM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com The body of the seventh student from the Bulacan State University who drowned in the Madlum River in San Miguel town Tuesday was recovered Thursday morning, police said.

Malaysian militants bought bomb material for planned attack: official 21-Aug-14, 2:30 PM| Reuters The plan, which an official said was at 'discussion' stage, would be the first time Southeast Asian militants inspired by Islamic State are seeking to launch a major attack at home.

Hamas warns foreign airlines not to fly into Tel Aviv 21-Aug-14, 10:59 AM| Jennie Matthew, Agence France-Presse 'We are warning international airlines and press them to stop flying into Ben Gurion airport ..." Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida announced.

 
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