TODAY'S HEADLINES

ANTI-GAMBLING MEASURE | P3,500 entrance fee on local casino patrons pushed 02-Sep-14, 5:35 AM | Lira Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Iloilo has buffer rice stocks to last 39 days - NFA 02-Sep-14, 6:20 AM | Philippines News Agency

PNoy forms anti-hazing taskforce to deal with frat-related violence 02-Sep-14, 2:54 AM | Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com

Tripoli under militia control as Libya chaos deepens 02-Sep-14, 5:10 AM | Mohamed Hasni, Agence France-Presse

Car bomb found at NAIA3, four suspects arrested - authorities 01-Sep-14, 10:15 AM | Eric B. Apolonio, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE2, 3:18 p.m.) Four people were arrested after a bomb was found in a van parked at Manila's international airport, authorities said Monday, as security at all NAIA terminals was beefed up.

FIBA WORLD CUP: Gilas Pilipinas misses out on upset of No. 3-ranked Argentina 02-Sep-14, 1:25 AM | InterAksyon.com The Philippine national men's basketball team once again showed its heart, coming back from a double-digit fourth quarter deficit, but again barely missing an upset, this time against Argentina in Group B action of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Seville, Spain.

SA AYALA STATION NA NAKAUPO | PNoy spokespersons take MRT Rush Hour Challenge 01-Sep-14, 4:47 PM | InterAksyon | Roices Naguit, News5 The spokespersons of President Benigno Aquino III took the MRT Rush Hour Challenge days after netizens dared government officials to ride the Metro Rail Transit-3 so they can experience the hardships being endured by commuters daily going to and from work.

BUSINESS NEWS

COA pleads with Congress for additional funds for satellite offices COA pleads with Congress for additional funds for satellite offices The Commission on Audit (COA) on Monday asked Congress to beef up its 2015 budget with additional funds to allow it to build provincial satellite…

13 top execs to be named in 2014 CEO Excel Awards Night 13 top execs to be named in 2014 CEO Excel Awards Night The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines will honor 13 top business and organizational leaders at the 2014 Communication Excellence in Organizations (CEO EXCEL)…

Customs misses collection target at start of 2H Customs misses collection target at start of 2H The shortfall was due to the underperformance of the three billionaire ports in Manila.

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KA-TAPANG | Now it can be told: PH peacekeepers ignored UN commander's order to yield 01-Sep-14, 6:08 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com What was billed as 'the greatest escape' by 40 Filipino peacekeepers who broke through the encirclement of Syrian rebels at the Golan Heights Saturday almost never happened - thanks to an order to 'surrender' their firearms, given by an UNDOF commander, which the Filipinos ignored.

Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy 01-Sep-14, 11:42 PM | Clare Jim and Diana Chan, Reuters Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial center braces for a wave of disruptive protests against China's decision to rule out full democracy.

Senate suspends Enrile 01-Sep-14, 12:45 PM| InterAksyon.com Effective today, Sept. 1, detained senator Juan Ponce Enrile is suspended by the Senate for 90 days, Senate President Frank Drilon said Monday.

Reso draft on term extension ready, but Erice says to await OK of economic Cha-cha 01-Sep-14, 2:49 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Caloocan Representative Edgar Erice on Monday said he was ready with the draft of the resolution pushing for longer terms in office of elected officials, but said that he would file it only after the approval of the economic Charter change resolution in the House of Representatives.

What happens to 86,000 college teachers expected to lose jobs in first 2 years of K-12? 01-Sep-14, 9:04 AM| Philippines News Agency What happens to the estimated 86,000 college teachers who are expected to lose their jobs during the first two years of implementation of the K-12 program?

DOTC eyes legal action vs MRT operator amid train, system breakdowns 01-Sep-14, 8:00 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com DOTC Undersecretary Jose Lotilla says the legal option is being studied since the company failed to meet its obligation in managing the light-rail line.

Court junks Palparan's plea to quash criminal raps, transfer custody to AFP 01-Sep-14, 9:14 PM| Anthony dela Pena, News5 The Malolos City Regional Trial Court-Branch 14 in Bulacan province dismissed retired Philippine Army general Jovito Palparan's motion to quash the criminal charges filed against him.

BUDGET WATCH | P1.1-M PWD funds for Taguig in DOLE budget triggers call for GPB details 01-Sep-14, 6:55 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Another vaunted reform in the budget process - the renamed "Grassroots Participatory Budgeting' - has come under scrutiny after over P1-million in GPB-tagged funds tucked into the DOLE 2015 outlay was questioned Monday because Taguig's status as a 'poor' locality was put in doubt.

 
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