THANKS and GOODBYE, JENNY | Laude's death helps revive LGBT call for rights, respect, recognition 25-Oct-14, 12:50 AM | Dindo Flora and Rocel Lopez, News5 | Ansbert Joaquin, The death of Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude allegedly in the hands of an American serviceman has helped resurrect and highlight calls by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons for the Philippine government to recognize, protect, and promote their rights.

House rushes to beat Oct. 29 deadline for final budget approval 24-Oct-14, 3:02 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, The House of Representatives is in a race against time to finish preparation, including printing of the thick budget books in time for the target approval on third and final reading on October 29.

U.S. gov't to pay PH P87 million for damage of Tubbataha Reef - DFA 24-Oct-14, 5:40 PM | JV Arcena, News5 The United States government will be paying the Philippines a total of P87 million for the damage caused by the January 17, 2013 grounding of American Navy ship USS Guardian on Tubbataha Reef.

KULAY MAHIRAP | Trillanes quip causes a stir on Twitter 24-Oct-14, 12:36 PM | Tricia Aquino, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's sound bite describing Vice President Jejomar Binay stole the thunder from the lawmaker's Thursday ocular inspection of the Batangas property being linked to Binay.

VIDEO | Trillanes-Tiu ocular affords a peek into Batangas estate tied to Binay 24-Oct-14, 7:44 PM | | Video Report by Gerard dela Pena, News5 What did Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and journalists who joined his ocular of the sprawling Batangas estate linked by Senate probers to Vice President Jejomar Binay discover when they entered the Sunchamp Agri-Tourism Park in Rosario town? Here's a peek.

Comelec launches iRehistro campaign for voter biometric registration 24-Oct-14, 4:58 PM| Ernie Reyes, The project will be initially rolled out in Barcelona, Spain for overseas Filipino workers, and in the National Capital Region.

Tacloban airport apron rushed to accommodate 1-M attendees of Liturgical Mass by Pope Francis 24-Oct-14, 6:15 PM| Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photo by Bernard Testa, Construction of a 320-by-105-meter airport apron at the Daniel Romualdez Airport is being rushed to house about a million faithful expected to witness a mass to be presided by Pope Francis when he visits the city in January 2015, according to local aviation officials.

PNoy urged to extend deadline for Martial Law victims' claims filing 24-Oct-14, 5:11 PM| A coalition of human rights groups is urging President Benigno Aquino III to immediately act on and certify as urgent a Joint Resolution for the extension of the filing period for Martial Law victims’ claims, as the Nov. 10 deadline nears and thousands have not yet been able to file.

Jim Paredes reports to PNP he received 'death threat' via Twitter for criticizing Binay 24-Oct-14, 10:10 PM| Singer-composer Jim Paredes of the Apo Hiking Society on Thursday went to the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group to report a "death threat" that he said was sent to him through Twitter by a certain Rex Vincent Tecson.

DOH: HIV/AIDS cases could hit 30,000 by yearend 24-Oct-14, 5:57 PM| Jet Villa, Noel Palaypayon of DOH's National HIV/AIDS/STI Surveillance and Strategic Information Unit, revealed that, in the past two decades, HIV went from 'hidden and growing' to 'low and slow' to 'fast and furious'.

Fil-Ams to enjoy greater protection with signing of PH-US accord on labor rights 24-Oct-14, 4:33 PM| The Philippine government has signed an agreement with American authorities to ensure greater protection for the Filipino-American community with regard to their their rights and duties as employees and employers.

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