TODAY'S HEADLINES

PSE, SM tie up to build school in Yolanda-hit area 31-Aug-14, 1:26 PM | InterAksyon.com

Ebola-hit Liberia bans sailors from disembarking 31-Aug-14, 3:36 AM | Agence France-Presse

Pagasa tracks two LPAs 31-Aug-14, 8:50 AM | Philippines News Agency

German national commits suicide in Masbate 31-Aug-14, 6:33 AM | Philippines News Agency

GREATEST ESCAPE | All Pinoy UN peacekeepers safe, now away from Golan Heights war zone 31-Aug-14, 6:04 AM | Jaime Sinapit and Thom Andrade InterAksyon.com and Agence France-Presse (UPDATE 3, 11:50 a.m.) All 75 Filipino troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are safe after the last batch slipped away under cover of night from besieging Syrian rebels, military spokesmen said Sunday.

FIBA World Cup: Gilas Pilipinas falls just short of overtime upset of favored Croatia 30-Aug-14, 8:43 PM | InterAksyon.com The Philippine national men’s basketball team came close to a shocking introduction to world stage after giving Group B favorite Croatia all it could handle in an 81-78 overtime loss in the opening contest of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Seville, Spain.

PNoy seeks to legalize DAP in pending bill to spare Abad from criminal liability - ex-Sen. Joker 31-Aug-14, 1:43 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III seeks to legalize Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and all related items in a bill now pending in Congress to spare Budget Secretary Florencio "Butch" Abad from criminal liability after 2016, former Senator Joker Arroyo said Sunday.

MMC to implement one-truck lane policy along C-5 Road starting Sept. 1 30-Aug-14, 7:50 AM | Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan, Philippine News Agency The Metro Manila Council (MMC) passed on Friday a resolution setting a one-truck lane policy along the stretch of the Circumferential Road 5 (C-5) for implementation beginning Sept. 1.

Importers, brokers given until Sept. 8 to remove container boxes in all Manila ports 31-Aug-14, 2:41 PM | Philippines News Agency The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Sunday announced that it is giving all importers and brokers with overstaying customs-cleared cargo inside the Manila ports the opportunity to withdraw their boxes on or before Sept. 8.

WHO IS THE NEW EU CHIEF? Solidarity veteran takes Poland to Europe's top table 31-Aug-14, 12:44 PM| Pawel Sobczak and Wiktor Szary, Reuters The son of a carpenter, Donald Tusk came of political age in the cauldron of Poland's "Solidarity" movement, which presaged the fall of communism a quarter of a century ago.

Malaysia Airlines to dismiss over 6,000 employees 30-Aug-14, 5:21 AM| Philippine News Agency | RIA Novosti Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has announced plans to dismiss more than 6,000 employees and change chief executives in an attempt to save company from bankruptcy, Azman Mohtar, head of Malaysian state investment fund Khazanah Nasional, which has taken control of the airline, told reporters.

LONG JOURNEY HOME |Remains of OFW abducted, then slain in Libya back in PH 31-Aug-14, 2:06 PM| InterAksyon.com The remains of the Filipino worker seized and then killed by suspected militants in Benghazi, Libya, in July finally arrived in the Philippines Saturday night.

Sharon Cuneta severs ties with TV5 30-Aug-14, 8:46 AM| InterAksyon.com Sharon Cuneta has rescinded her contract with TV5. The singer-actress-TV host made the announcement late Friday in four successive messages to her Twitter followers.

DAP debacle, ports congestion drag down business confidence to 3-year low 29-Aug-14, 4:44 PM| Scarlet Venilia, InterAksyon.com The BSP's business confidence index in the third quarter revisited the lows seen in 2011 when government curtailed spending.

Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen 'runs off with crown' 30-Aug-14, 4:28 AM| Agence France-Presse A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct has absconded with her crown and free breast implants, the organizer said Friday.

 
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