TODAY'S HEADLINES

DiCaprio named UN messenger of peace 17-Sep-14, 12:22 PM | InterAksyon.com

7 hurt in explosion in front of GenSan city hall building 17-Sep-14, 12:49 AM | Philippine News Agency

US says won't unleash 'shock and awe' air campaign in Syria 17-Sep-14, 1:10 AM | Phil Stewart, Reuters

WALANG PASOK | Oct 6 declared a holiday to mark Eidul Adha 16-Sep-14, 1:20 PM | Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com

VIDEO | 8 areas around Mayon under state of calamity; 12,000 evacuated 17-Sep-14, 1:40 AM | Jun Loyola, News5 | Manuel Mogato, Reuters A state of calamity was declared in eight areas surrounding Mount Mayon as more than 12,000 people from around the foot of the Philippines’ most active volcano were forcibly evacuated a day after authorities warned of a possible eruption.

Govt has yet to explore ways to address power crisis beyond emergency powers, more funds - Drilon 17-Sep-14, 11:13 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said government has yet to examine other options to stave off a serious power crisis predicted for next year aside from seeking emergency powers for President Benigno Aquino III and asking for more money to buy new generating sets.

DFA to pursue claims vs US for Tubbataha Reef damage 17-Sep-14, 11:24 AM | InterAksyon.com A day after the Supreme Court rejected the petition for a Writ of Kalikasan in connection with the damage caused by a United States ship to the Tubbataha Reef, the Department of Foreign Affairs said it would continue to pursue the Philippines' claims for damages.

'Place price tag' on emergency powers, Chiz asks Palace as House panel chair predicts P0.60/kWh hike 16-Sep-14, 4:40 PM | Ernie Reyes and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Sen. Chiz Escudero wants Malacanang to say how much the emergency powers Pres. Aquino is seeking to address a looming power crisis will cost taxpayers as the chair of the House energy committee predicted a P0.60/kWh power rate increase.

De Lima cautious on proposed temporary freeze on Misuari, Kato warrants 16-Sep-14, 6:33 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The proposed temporary lifting of the arrest warrants is to make it possible for them to attend consultations on the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

VIDEO | PNoy still noncommittal on term extension 17-Sep-14, 7:11 AM| Maricel Halili, News5 President Benigno Aquino III has not made a decision yet on the issue of term extension.

US monitoring recruitment of Pinoys to Islamic State - Ambassador Goldberg 16-Sep-14, 11:41 AM| Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com Following reports that some Filipinos are joining the Islamic State, United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Monday said the US and the Philippines are "very closely" monitoring the recruitment of Filipinos to the jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria.

SC defers action on Knight of Rizal petition vs Torre de Manila 16-Sep-14, 6:39 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The Supreme Court has put off action on the petition filed by the Knights of Rizal seeking to stop the construction - as well as order the demolition - of the 46-storey Torre de Manila condominium building on grounds that it marred the view of the Rizal Monument at the Luneta.

Food importers to recall Taiwanese goods over gutter oil contamination - FDA 17-Sep-14, 9:53 AM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Food and Drug Administration said importers and distributors have agreed to recall goods sourced from Taiwanese companies that are believed to have been tainted with recycled waste oil, also known as gutter oil.

Obama sends 3,000 troops to W. Africa to 'turn tide' on Ebola 16-Sep-14, 8:36 PM| Agence France-Presse Alarm grows that the worst-ever Ebola epidemic which spread through Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea before reaching Nigeria is out of control.

Abad draws flak for giving incomplete, inconsistent report on DAP releases to solons 16-Sep-14, 4:40 PM| InterAksyon.com Where did the P10 billion go? UNA secretary general Toby Tiangco raised this question Tuesday following the failure of Budget Secretary Florencio Abad to submit copies of all letters received by his office in relation to the P10.08-billion funds released to legislators from the DAP.

 
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