Muhammad Ali hospitalized with 'mild' pneumonia 22-Dec-14, 6:55 AM | Agence France-Presse

Soldier kills comrade, civilian in Cotabato City 22-Dec-14, 8:30 AM | Dennis Arcon,

AWOL Navy officer, last person seen with Marine slain inside camp, hunted 21-Dec-14, 6:38 PM | Thom Andrade, Stressing the man is not yet deemed a suspect, the military is hunting a Navy officer who has gone AWOL a day after he was seen with a female Marine lieutenant who was found dead inside her car in Fort Bonifacio late November.

'TAKSIL' | MRT-LRT fare hike advisory in holidays a 'treachery', says Bayan; Palace defends move 21-Dec-14, 12:21 PM | | With Philippines News Agency DOTC's announcement of a fare hike in MRT and LRT systems in the busy holiday season is a form of 'treachery,' Bayan said Sunday. Malacanang noted the variance between train fares and those of buses for similar distances; the huge subsidies for the trains; and the repeated deferment of fare hikes.

Lacson resigns as rehab chief, effective February 2015 21-Dec-14, 11:16 AM | Ernie Reyes, Presidential Adviser on Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Panfilo Lacson has resigned from his post, effective first week of February 2015.


Palawan island transfer service now available exclusive for AirAsia passengers Palawan island transfer service now available exclusive for AirAsia passengers Starting December 19, AirAsia passengers bound for Palawan, El Nido, and Sabang from Puerto Princesa International Airport can buy tickets for island transfer service on…

IMF policies criticized over Ebola outbreak IMF policies criticized over Ebola outbreak International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies left healthcare systems in the African countries worst affected by Ebola underfunded and lacking doctors, and hampered a coordinated response…

Universal Robina to supply Flying V with ethanol Universal Robina to supply Flying V with ethanol Universal Robina's ethanol plant can produce 100,000 liters a day.


Big corporations take advantage of post-Yolanda rehab, harass disaster victims - Church official 21-Dec-14, 10:11 AM | The public-private partnership framework of the government's rehabilitation program in Yolanda-hit areas are being used by big corporations for their own benefit, said a Church official in charge of helping survivors of the super typhoon recover from the disaster.

IS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: report 20-Dec-14, 11:20 PM | Agence France-Presse The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial Times newspaper said Saturday.

SUV driver charged for running over traffic enforcer, leaving him comatose 21-Dec-14, 7:32 PM| Clara Masinag, Charges of Reckless Imprudence Resulting in Serious Physical Injuries and Driving with an Expired Driver’s License were filed by the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office against the driver of a sports utility vehicle who ran over an MMDA enforcer who was manning traffic on EDSA in Cubao, Quezon City.

Communist rebels in Mindanao to free 9 'POWs' 21-Dec-14, 10:01 PM| Communist rebels in Mindanao said they would be freeing all nine 'prisoners of war' whose release has been ordered by the leadership of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

CA upholds DOH rule on 'no approved therapeutic claim' tag on supplements 21-Dec-14, 11:21 PM| Brian Maglungsod, The Court of Appeals has upheld the DOH order requiring the tag "No Approved Therapeutic Claim" on supplements, dismissing a petition filed by the Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines more than four years ago.

GIFT OR CURSE? | Number coding lifted Dec. 23-Jan. 4; MMDA tells folk to brace for traffic jams 21-Dec-14, 4:03 PM| Clara Masinag, Take it as a Christmas gift or a curse: the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is suspending number coding restrictions for two weeks to afford people more mobility in the holidays, but also warns them to plan trips well, given the usual 20-percent rise in traffic congestion.

ISLAMIC STATE SIEGE ENDS | Trapped on Iraqi mountain for months, Yazidis cheer Kurd liberators 21-Dec-14, 5:27 PM| Isabel Coles, Reuters Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped there for months by Islamic State fighters.

TIPS| Make sure Christmas lights are safe – Rescue5 21-Dec-14, 2:57 PM| Karl Angeline S. Ocampo, These Christmas lights may bring joy to our eyes and hearts, but could also come with extra hazards, if the substandard ones are used or if they are installed or used improperly. Indeed, the season for celebration should not end up in tragedy. Here are some tips from Rescue5.

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