TODAY'S OPINION HEADLINES

COCKTALES | AirAsia slashes flights amid turbulence from PAL, Cebu Pacific 2:21 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | AirAsia slashes flights amid turbulence from PAL, Cebu PacificAirAsiaZest has cut back more flights this month as the budget carrier controlled by Malaysian aviation trailblazer Tony Fernandes encountered more competitive turbulence from Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific.

'KASALANAN NI PNOY YAN' | Quick-witted readers react to news that 'Hindi Kitty si Hello Kitty' 3:00 pm | Tricia Aquino \After news hit Philippine shores that beloved Japanese icon Hello Kitty was not a cat, but a girl, quick-witted Netizens immediately put in their two cents' worth.

HEROES' DAY SPEECH | A time for remembrance, thanksgiving, reflection - and pushing reform 2:58 pm | President Benigno Aquino III HEROES\In a speech marking National Heroes Day, President Aquino calls it a time for remembering, for thanksgiving, and for reflection on the meaning of heroism. He also takes a swipe at critics he calls the enemies of reform, adding that he hopes young people will see through them

COCKTALES | PUP, Cebu, Tarlac school presidents load up on perks to overtake UP's top exec 1:27 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | PUP, Cebu, Tarlac school presidents load up on perks to overtake UP\Thanks to over P2.1 million in additional incentives, PUP President Emanuel de Guzman managed to beef up his P947,000 basic annual salary to P3.09 million in 2013, making him the highest-paid state university president, according to Commission on Audit rankings.

COMMENTARY | PH economic growth target too 'ambitious'? Not if the gov't can help it 2:55 pm | Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran, Philippines\' Department of Finance COMMENTARY | PH economic growth target too \Standard Chartered Bank recently released a report saying the BSP's reduction in its 2015 inflation target signals slower economic growth ahead.

Did America's policy on ransom contribute to James Foley's killing? 11:57 am | David Rohde, REUTERS Did America\Foley's execution is the clearest evidence yet of how vastly different responses to kidnappings by US and European governments save European hostages but can doom the Americans. Hostages and their families realize this fully -- even if the public does not.

Amending the Constitution 101: Politics is more than elections 9:50 am | Prof. Amado Mendoza Jr., InterAksyon.com Amending the Constitution 101: Politics is more than electionsThe Constitution may be amended according to the needs of changing times. It is not a sacred cow, but since the Constitution is the basic law of the land, amending it is not a trivial exercise. Care must be exercised not only in proposing amendments but also in the process of seeking the changes.

NINOY ANNIVERSARY HOMILY | In death, those we love become pillar of strength 2:02 pm | Msgr. Daniel Tansip, PSG Chaplain NINOY ANNIVERSARY HOMILY | In death, those we love become pillar of strengthAt the Holy Mass marking the 31st death anniversary of Ninoy Aquino, a homilist underscores the power of prayer - in communion with the saints and the dearly departed, who he said provide the best source of strength for those they left behind.

MARIE YUVIENCO | Not That Simple: Charter change to curb SC? Think again 4:56 pm | Marie Yuvienco MARIE YUVIENCO | Not That Simple: Charter change to curb SC? Think againA constitutional amendment is not the simple solution to the impasse between Congress and Malacanang and the Supreme Court.

COCKTALES | Congressman's heirs ordered to pay P2M in Forbes power bill 12:38 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Congressman\The heirs of the late Cavite Rep. Renato Dragon have no choice but to pay over P2 million in disputed electric bills that the Dragon family home in South Forbes Park had racked up in four years.

MEL STA. MARIA | PNoy started a debate which is good for democracy 3:23 pm | MEL STA. MARIA MEL STA. MARIA | PNoy started a debate which is good for democracyPresident Benigno Aquino III just opened up a debate which is emotional and runs very deep into the sense of patriotism of many of our people. But opening up a debate is not inherently evil or arrogant, though words may be scathing at times. It is a necessary process in a robust democracy.

COCKTALES | LTFRB to summon local Uber over colorum charge 8:32 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | LTFRB to summon local Uber over colorum chargeUber Philippines will be summoned by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board for its 'colorum' operations upon the complaint of the local taxi industry.

EDITORIAL | Cha-cha? 2nd Term? Cory Aquino has a message for Noynoy 7:27 am | InterAksyon.com EDITORIAL | Cha-cha? 2nd Term? Cory Aquino has a message for NoynoyPresident Aquino on Wednesday said he is finally open to amending the Constitution, acknowledging that he is open, too, to being convinced to seek a second term in office. His mother, the late and beloved former President Cory, has something to say about that.