TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

PHL will be storm-free until Wednesday - PAGASA 28-Sep-14, 5:34 PM | Philippines News Agency

PH Muslim rebels start long, difficult process of disarming 28-Sep-14, 3:20 PM | Agence France-Presse

Sandigan okays hospital arrest for Enrile, 91 27-Sep-14, 4:39 AM | Trish Roque, Radyo5

SC has power to stop Senate probe vs Binays, says Macalintal, disputing Drilon 28-Sep-14, 5:56 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

SCARE OF THEIR LIVES | Kids on way to school in Cotabato City find bomb threat on school bus 9:52 am | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com Children on their way to class in Cotabato City Thursday morning got the scare of their young lives when a note was found on their school bus saying a bomb was set to explode.

2 new HIV patients younger than 15 years old - DOH 2 new HIV patients younger than 15 years old -… 7:52 am | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Department of Health (DOH) had registered a total of 509 new cases of HIV/AIDS in August, bring to almost 4,000 the number of cases…

Typhoon Neneng, posibleng pumasok sa PAR sa Biyernes Typhoon Neneng, posibleng pumasok sa PAR sa Biyernes 7:04 am | Rommel Rio, News5 Itinaas na sa typhoon category ang bagyong Phanfone (International name) matapos muling lumakas habang patuloy na kumikilos palapit sa bansa.

DOTC probing allegations MRT-3\ DOTC probing allegations MRT-3's former maintenance provider supplied 'cannibalized' train… 11:59 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com The Department of Transportation and Communications is investigating allegations that the former maintenance provider of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 allegedly supplied MRT-3 with…

Anti-pork movement demands probe of Davao del Norte farmer leader\ Anti-pork movement demands probe of Davao del Norte farmer leader's… 10:30 pm | InterAksyon.com A movement that is spearheading the campaign for the enactment, through a people's initiative, of a law abolishing the pork barrel system is demanding a…

BUSINESS NEWS

UnionBank snags BSP approval for P10B fund-raising UnionBank snags BSP approval for P10B fund-raising UnionBank's unsecured subordinated debt notes will comply with Basel 3, the latest set of international standards for bank capital.

Asia down as Ebola scare hits Wall St., dollar rally on pause Asia down as Ebola scare hits Wall St., dollar rally on pause MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.2 percent.

If analysts don\ If analysts don't ask questions, expect stock declines: study According to the study, investors perceive that management knows more than they're letting others in on the company.

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Failure to indemnify class suit plaintiffs vs Marcos a ground to terminate talks, NDF warns 9:43 pm | InterAksyon.com Failure to indemnify class suit plaintiffs vs Marcos a ground to terminate talks, NDF warnsCommunist rebels warned that government’s failure to recognize and indemnify the original 9,539 class suit and 24 direct action plaintiffs who filed and won a landmark case for human rights violations committed during the Marcos dictatorship constitutes "just cause" for terminating peace negotiation

As MRT-3 stalls anew, Poe urges DOTC, MRTC execs to get acts together, ensure commuters' safety 9:30 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com and Mon Gualvez, News5 As MRT-3 stalls anew, Poe urges DOTC, MRTC execs to get acts together, ensure commuters\As glitches stalled anew the operations of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 on Wednesday, Sen. Grace Poe called on officials of the Department of Transportation and Communication and owners of the Metro Rail Transit Corporation to get their acts together to ensure the safety of the riding public.

'PAGOD NA KAMI!' |The 'Bosses' walk endlessly, as thunderstorms, flashfloods paralyze traffic 9:04 pm | Jing Garcia, InterAksyon.com \As thunderstorms and steady, heavy rains flooded huge parts of Metro Manila Wednesday afternoon, flashfloods caused traffic to ground to a halt in key routes, stranding thousands of weary commuters.

WAGE HIKE IN TIME OF UNREST | Foreign maids get 100-HK dollar pay raise as protests rock city 6:50 pm | Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com WAGE HIKE IN TIME OF UNREST | Foreign maids get 100-HK dollar pay raise as protests rock cityThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has raised the minimum wage for foreign domestic helpers to HK$4,110 (approximately P23,795), as thousands of Hong Kong residents continued protesting Beijing's move to vet candidates who will stand for election in the territory.

DOJ orders Enzo Pastor widow, bizman to file counter-affidavit 6:31 pm | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com DOJ orders Enzo Pastor widow, bizman to file counter-affidavitThe Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the widow of car racing champion Ferdinand 'Enzo' Pastor to submit her counter-affidavit on the parricide charges filed against her for the ambush-killing of her husband last June in Quezon City.

DENR puts forest, fire protection officers on full alert as Mayon eruption looms 5:45 pm | Orti Despuez, InterAksyon.com DENR puts forest, fire protection officers on full alert as Mayon eruption loomsWith Mayon Volcano's explosion seen as just days away, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) placed all forest and fire protection officers in Albay province on high alert against threat of potential wildfires.

MAKATI BUILDING 2 PROBE | Binay camp asks TG to overrule Koko's quashing of subpoena challenge 4:56 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com MAKATI BUILDING 2 PROBE | Binay camp asks TG to overrule Koko\The camp of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay Jr., assailed the unilateral decision of Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III junking a Jurisdiction Challenge filed earlier to stop the sub-committee from enforcing a subpoena for continuing hearings into Makati City Hall Building 2.

TAKING THE BAR OR FLYING? | Tighter security measures at 2014 exams mimic airline restrictions 4:13 pm | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com TAKING THE BAR OR FLYING? | Tighter security measures at 2014 exams mimic airline restrictionsHighlighting the seriousness with which officials in charge of this year's Bar Examinations are taking the security aspects, the Supreme Court no less has advised the 2014 examinees to keep their stuff in see-through bags, much like those required by airlines for travellers.

SC stops QC govt auction of UP-Ayala Land Technohub over P117-M realty taxes 4:01 pm | Brian Maglungsod, Interaksyon.com SC stops QC govt auction of UP-Ayala Land Technohub over P117-M realty taxes(UPDATED - 4:29 p.m.) The Supreme Court has granted the petition of the University of the Philippines to stop the Quezon City government from auctioning off the UP-Ayala Technohub property along Commonwealth Avenue.

PNoy designates Efren Sabong as NFA officer-in-charge 3:35 pm | InterAksyon.com PNoy designates Efren Sabong as NFA officer-in-chargePresident Benigno Aquino III has designed lawyer Efren Sabong as officer-in-charge of the National Food Authority, temporarily replacing NFA administrator Arthur Juan, who had resigned late last month, citing health reasons.

Aquino criticizes UN for mission 'impossible' 2:41 pm | Agence France-Presse Aquino criticizes UN for mission \President Benigno Aquino on Wednesday criticized the United Nations for refusing to better arm Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, saying this made their mission "impossible".

PNP chief Purisima 'still has moral ascendancy' - Aquino 2:09 pm | Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com PNP chief Purisima \Malacanang said Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima "still has the moral ascendancy" to lead the PNP despite the corruption allegations against him.

Angara wants P34,000 monthly base pay for public school teachers 1:56 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Angara wants P34,000 monthly base pay for public school teachersSenator Edgardo Angara on Wednesday urged colleagues to immediately pass his proposed measure for a P33,859 base pay for public school teachers in the country.