TODAY'S HEADLINES

EU High Representative Ashton visiting Philippines 25-Jul-14, 12:11 PM | InterAksyon.com

IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast, sees rising risks 25-Jul-14, 8:17 AM | Jeremy Tordjman, Agence France-Presse

Phivolcs discovers dangerous earthquake zones in La Union 25-Jul-14, 4:13 AM | Philippine News Agency

UN rights panel tells Japan to compensate 'comfort women' 25-Jul-14, 5:47 AM | Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

LRTA Board clears award of LRT1 Cavite Extension Project to Ayala-MPIC tandem 25-Jul-14, 12:23 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

Total savings pooled under DAP reached P237.5 billion - Abad 24-Jul-14, 7:36 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 4 - 12:50 p.m.) Budget Secretary Florencio Abad on Thursday admitted that the total savings pooled under the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program reached P237.51 billion, way above the figure initially revealed to the public.

Despite record economic growth, 'human development' yet to catch up in PH -- UN report 24-Jul-14, 5:48 PM | Rain Castro, InterAksyon.com The Philippines may be among Asia's fastest-growing economies, but 'human development' in the country is slow in improving.

Phivolcs discovers dangerous earthquake zones in La Union 25-Jul-14, 4:13 AM | Philippine News Agency The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) discovered on Thursday signs of possible dangerous earthquake and landslide zones in Barangay Nagyubuyuban in San Fernando City, La Union.

OPEN LETTER FOR PNOY'S 5TH SONA | 'Give us justice or quit' - mothers of missing UP students 24-Jul-14, 1:04 PM | Erlinda Cadapan at Concepcion Empeno Kaming mga ina, kasama ang iba pang kaanak ng mga biktima ng sapilitang pagkawala, ay muling nananawagan at naggigiit ng katarungan para sa mga mahal naming hanggang sa kasalukuyan ay hindi pa nakikita. Iminumungkahi namin ang inyong pagbibitiw sa pwesto kung hindi ninyo ito kayang tugunan.

SC disputes Henares' plaint on SALN; source sees 'fishing expedition' by BIR 24-Jul-14, 7:44 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The Supreme Court takes issue with the statement of BIR Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares that its justices are exempting themselves from the SALN requirements.

STATE OF THE NATION | Violence against women and children by the numbers 25-Jul-14, 12:30 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Despite the Philippines' ranking fifth in the World Economic Forum's 2013 Global Gender Gap Index, the incidence of violence against women and children has continued to rise.

Aquino assures BBL to be pushed 'with conviction' 25-Jul-14, 10:49 AM| Philippine News Agency President Benigno Aquino III assured members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission on Thursday that he will aggressively push for the enactment of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law in Congress.

At least 15 die in Israeli shelling of Gaza school, Palestinian toll exceeds 800 25-Jul-14, 1:09 AM| Nidal Al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Reuters (UPDATE - 7:40 a.m.) Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a UN-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people, and subsequent strikes brought the total Palestinian death toll in the conflict to more than 800 after one of the bloodies days in the conflict.

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane found in northern Mali 25-Jul-14, 8:30 AM| Hamid Ould Ahmed and Tiemoko Diallo, Reuters Authorities said they located the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight after it crashed in northern Mali carrying 116 passengers and crew, nearly half of them French, en route from Burkina Faso to Algeria.

LRTA Board clears award of LRT1 Cavite Extension Project to Ayala-MPIC tandem 25-Jul-14, 12:23 PM| Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com The board of LRTA has approved the award of the P64.9 billion LRT1 Cavite Extension Project to the Ayala-Metro Pacific joint venture.

#walangpasok | 9 long weekends to plan for in 2015 23-Jul-14, 2:34 PM| Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III has signed Proclamation No. 831 declaring the regular and special non-working holidays next year. There will be at least nine long-weekends in 2015. Check the dates here.

 
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