TODAY'S HEADLINES

Trespasser arrested in second White House incident - official 21-Sep-14, 6:47 AM | Agence France-Presse

MMDA deploys 200 personnel for storm Mario cleanup 21-Sep-14, 3:20 PM | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com

After 30 years, Aquino is back in Boston for 5-day US trip 21-Sep-14, 11:46 AM | Roices Naguit, TV5

HK students to mount week-long class boycott in democracy battle 21-Sep-14, 4:45 PM | Agence France-Presse

SUPER MARIO | Death toll climbs to 10, no more storm signals raised 21-Sep-14, 12:46 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com The number of fatalities from tropical storm Mario has climbed to 10 even as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has removed all storm signals in the country with Mario prepared to exit to Taiwan.

After 30 years, Aquino is back in Boston for 5-day US trip 21-Sep-14, 11:46 AM | Roices Naguit, TV5 President Aquino is now in Boston, Massachusetts for a five-day working visit to the United States. Aquino and his delegates arrived at Boston Logan International Airport at 8:33 p.m. (US time) from Berlin, Germany.

Recruiters complain of long 30-day wait to process OFWs' passports, ask DFA to restore Express Lane 21-Sep-14, 10:02 AM | InterAksyon.com The renewal of passports for vacationing overseas Filipino workers now takes between 15 and 20 working days or almost one month as the consular office of the Department of Foreign Affairs is still fixing the technical glitch that extended the processing time to 45 days for new passport applicants.

Kurds issue new call to arms against Islamic State in Syria 21-Sep-14, 6:10 PM | Reuters Kurdish militants in Turkey have issued a new call to arms to defend a border town in northern Syria from advancing Islamic State fighters, and the Turkish authorities and United Nations prepared on Sunday for a surge in refugees.

Tap unspent P180-B Malampaya, energy royalties for emergency power needs: Recto 20-Sep-14, 6:40 AM | InterAksyon.com Unspent royalty payments from Malampaya and other energy projects are expected to reach P180 billion by the end of year making it an abundant source of funds for projects that the government may undertake once Congress grants President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to tackle the looming energy

Pope Francis appoints moderate Bishop Blase Cupich as Chicago archbishop 21-Sep-14, 9:04 AM| Agence France-Presse Pope Francis named moderate Bishop Blase Cupich to be the next archbishop of Chicago on Saturday, in his first major US appointment since taking office last year.

PHOTOS | With support from their 'fans,' Netizens clean up after the storm 20-Sep-14, 12:19 PM| Patricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com With sunny skies on the day after tropical storm Mario flooded Metro Manila, Filipinos had another sort of disaster to face: putting their homes back in order.

Authorities fear Mayon eruption may set farms, forests on fire 21-Sep-14, 5:38 PM| Danny Calleja, Philippines News Agency The Albay Public Safety and Management Office (APSEMO) has raised the possibility of wild fires that may raze forests and farms at the foot of Mt. Mayon in case of a major eruption.

VIDEO | Many Bulacan areas remain flooded after Storm Mario 20-Sep-14, 6:27 PM| James Beltran, News5 Large areas of Bulacan Province remained under flood waters spawned Friday by Storm Mario and accentuated by the southwest monsoon and high-tide conditions.

CLIMATE SUMMIT | Big business hold too much sway in negotiations, not match urgency of situation 21-Sep-14, 11:30 AM| Dorothy Grace Guerrero, Focus on the Global South This commentary frames the Climate Summit scheduled this week in New York, highlighting the cause of global warming, and the urgency of the situation, and the need to change the current development approach.

Internet moguls Musk, Bezos shake up US space race 21-Sep-14, 3:47 AM| The space race to end America’s reliance on Russia escalated this week with a multibillion dollar NASA award for SpaceX’s Elon Musk and an unexpected joint venture for Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos.

 
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