TODAY'S HEADLINES

Death toll now 40 in Nigeria building collapse: rescuers 15-Sep-14, 12:10 AM | Agence France-Presse

'All bases covered' in coalition bid to defeat IS 15-Sep-14, 1:38 AM | Peter Stebbings, Agence France-Presse

'Luis' weakens as it exits Philippines, typhoon signals remain 15-Sep-14, 7:15 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

Unseen Picasso letter -- with doodles -- on display in France 15-Sep-14, 1:05 AM | Agence Frace-Presse

Govt should be held liable for power crisis, port congestion, MRT woes - Sen. Serge Osmena 14-Sep-14, 2:13 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Calling government negligence in many aspects of its functions "almost criminal," Senator Sergio "Serge" Osmena III on Sunday said the government should be held liable for the looming energy crisis, the port congestions, and the recent derailment of a Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT3) coach.

WALANG PASOK | Palace suspends classes in NCR, several provinces; updates here 14-Sep-14, 7:08 PM | InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 5, 11:14 p.m.) Malacanang late Sunday announced the suspension of classes on all levels, public and private, in Metro Manila and several provinces in Luzon on Monday due to the effects of Typhoon 'Luis'.

Powerful Typhoon Luis (Kalmaegi) hits N.Luzon, boosts monsoon rains 14-Sep-14, 11:24 PM | Agence France-Presse | Jose Bimbo Santos, InterAksyon.com UPDATE3, 12:27 AM, Sept.15- Typhoon Luis (Kalmaegi) slammed into the northern Philippines on Sunday, causing flash floods and heavy rains as towns braced for landslides and possible storm surges. Rising water levels prompted a 2nd alarm in Marikina River - meaning, people must prepare to evacuate.

Islamic State claims beheading of British hostage - SITE 14-Sep-14, 6:20 AM | Agence France-Presse The Islamic State jihadist group claimed Saturday it beheaded British aid worker David Haines, in what would be the third such execution in recent weeks, after two US journalists were shown murdered.

3 dead, 3 missing, 113 rescued from sunken RORO vessel off Southern Leyte 14-Sep-14, 8:45 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE, 11 a.m.) Three bodies have been recovered, three persons are still missing, and 113 have been rescued from the sunken roll on, roll off vessel off Southern Leyte, Commander Armand Balilo, spokesman of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), told InterAksyon.com in a phone interview.

Napoles camp insists Jeane innocent of tax evasion 14-Sep-14, 2:48 PM| Trish Roque, Radyo5 The camp of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles plans to appeal the tax evasion case slapped on her daughter Jeane by the government, by citing, among others, her student visa in the United States that made it incongruous for her to be deriving income.

President Aquino in Madrid on first leg of European trip 15-Sep-14, 12:42 AM| Philippines News Agency President Benigno S. Aquino III arrived here Sunday morning for a two-day visit aimed at forging stronger bilateral and trade ties with Spain.

DRILON 'PIKON' | Senate chief bullied me in gathering, says Ridon 14-Sep-14, 12:13 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Kabataan Party list Rep. Terry Ridon on Sunday said Senate President Franklin Drilon bullied and insulted him at a social gathering Saturday night in relation to his allegation that the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) is overpriced.

Philippines starts inquiry into Filipino militants in Syria 13-Sep-14, 6:50 PM| Reuters A senior police intelligence officer said authorities are also monitoring young Filipino Muslims who have gone to Syria and Iraq, and then tried to radicalize others on their return home.

Binay to 'refute' Makati building raps in Monday speech but won't face Senate - spokesman 13-Sep-14, 12:46 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Vice President Jejomar Binay will deliver a live TV address on Monday to refute allegations linking him to the supposedly overpriced Makati City Hall Building 2 but will not 'bite the bait' for him to attend the Senate investigation into the controversy, his spokesman said.

Palace thanks Erap for lifting truck ban, MMDA now solely responsible for traffic situation 14-Sep-14, 12:37 PM| Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com Malacanang hailed the decision of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to lift the truck ban as a "timely move" with the expected surge in imports as Christmas draws near.

 
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