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DUYAN KA NG MAGITING | Heroes who lived to tell their tales 30-Aug-16, 11:34 PM | Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com (Text and Photos)

Q&A on Scarborough Shoal, a flashpoint in Asia 07-Sep-16, 5:56 PM | Karl Malakunas, Agence France-Presse

WATCH | Oral history: Legacy of Jim Turner, the Prince of Hobbit House 17-Sep-16, 2:10 PM | InterAksyon | Video by Chad de Guzman

Desperate people of Aleppo fear massacre: White Helmets rescue chief 8:17 am | Agence France-Presse Life in Aleppo will become impossible within weeks under relentless Russian and Syrian regime air strikes, the White Helmets volunteer rescue force head said. Some 250,000 civilians trapped in the rebel-held east of the Syrian city believe they will be massacred if they flee or Aleppo falls.

World\ World's first baby born from 3-parent technique: report 6:53 am | Agence France-Presse The world's first baby has been born thanks to a controversial new technique employed by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the…

Judiciary eager to help in environmental protection, but seeks scientific training – Sereno Judiciary eager to help in environmental protection, but seeks scientific training – Sereno 1:41 am | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com The judiciary is keen to protect the environment, but still needs training to be able to understand the scientific issues that pop up when deciding…

Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime 12:11 am | Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe, Reuters From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from…

Vet Vitug, journalist-poet, passes Vet Vitug, journalist-poet, passes 5:55 pm | InterAksyon.com Poet and former journalist Virgilio 'Vet' Vitug died on September 26 in his home after a lingering illness. He was 65.

BUSINESS NEWS

WB unanimously reappoints Jim Yong Kim president WB unanimously reappoints Jim Yong Kim president The board of the World Bank has unanimously agreed to name Jim Yong Kim to a second term as president, the global lender announced Tuesday.

Canada approves $36-B Petronas LNG project Canada approves $36-B Petronas LNG project Canada approved Tuesday a Can$36 billion ($27 billion USD) project by Malaysia's Petronas to build a liquid natural gas pipeline along its Pacific Northwest coast,…

Threat of suspension looms over 20 metallic mines Threat of suspension looms over 20 metallic mines Twenty of 41 metallic mines in the country face possible suspension of operations for supposed non-compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

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Misdiagnosed, man spends 43 years in wheelchair, then learns he can walk, after all 9:39 pm | Agence France-Presse Misdiagnosed, man spends 43 years in wheelchair, then learns he can walk, after allA Portuguese man spent 43 years in a wheelchair because of a mistaken medical diagnosis, finally re-learning to walk only in his fifties, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

WHO'S RUNNING FOR U.P. PRESIDENT? | Here's an unofficial list 7:38 am | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com WHO\The University of the Philippines Board of Regents will deliberate on the candidates for the new UP president in October. Here's a glimpse at the people in the running.

DAVAO DEATH SQUAD PROBE | SC rules: PNP can search quarry for bodies 1:34 pm | Malou Mangahas, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism DAVAO DEATH SQUAD PROBE | SC rules: PNP can search quarry for bodiesA 2014 Supreme Court decision makes it possible for the police and the Commission on Human Rights to resume an investigation into the controversial Davao Death Squad.

Palafox has 1,000 ideas to make PH living easier - including how to survive Carmageddon 12:41 am | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Palafox has 1,000 ideas to make PH living easier - including how to survive CarmageddonRenowned architect Felino Palafox, Jr. has “1,000 recommendations” to ease traffic and make Philippine cities more liveable, and is optimistic that the new administration will heed them, reversing what he believes was the previous administration's policy of NATO, or “No Action, Talk Only”.

Clash of titans: Clinton, Trump gird for first debate 7:36 pm | Brigitte Dusseau, Agence France-Presse Clash of titans: Clinton, Trump gird for first debateDonald Trump and Hillary Clinton square off Monday for their first presidential debate, a hotly anticipated cage match between a political veteran and an inveterate showman that seems likely to smash US television records.

WATCH, MARTIAL LAW'S SHADOW | Dean Diokno: remember the past well, be vigilant 12:35 am | Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com | News5 Video Report by Romel Lopez WATCH, MARTIAL LAW\A law school dean whose father was detained at the onset of martial law is not predicting a repeat of 1972, but nonetheless urges Filipinos to be vigilant in safeguarding democracy, citing parallels between the events preceding the 1972 declaration and recent ones. Other groups marched on Mendiola.

BILIBID WHISTLEBLOWERS | Noel Martinez, Genuine Ilocano Group gang leader 2:20 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com BILIBID WHISTLEBLOWERS | Noel Martinez, Genuine Ilocano Group gang leaderNoel Martinez, commander of the Genuine Ilocano Group gang since 2011 at the Maximum Security Compound of the NBP, told a House panel that the reputedly influential inmate Jaybee Sebastian repeatedly cajoled him to have his group peddle drugs. He was also forced by Bucor to raise funds for payola.

BILIBID WHISTLEBLOWERS | Jaime Patcho, Batman gang commander 2:06 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com BILIBID WHISTLEBLOWERS | Jaime Patcho, Batman gang commanderJaime Patcho, 50, an inmate at the New Bilibid Prison, where he is a commander of the Batman gang, told a House panel the apparently influential inmate JB Sebastian told him to help out with the drug trade run from inside prison, supposedly to raise funds for Leila de Lima's Senate bid.

PROFILE: BILIBID WHISTLEBLOWERS | Rodolfo Magleo, ex-cop convicted of kidnapping 2:26 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com PROFILE: BILIBID WHISTLEBLOWERS | Rodolfo Magleo, ex-cop convicted of kidnappingEx-PNP officer Rolando Magleo, convicted of kidnapping in 2004, said the "Bilibid 19" drug lords were moved from Muntinlupa to NBI in December 2014, a move supposedly instigated by inmate Jaybee Sebastian, who claimed closeness to then-Justice Secretary de Lima in order to eliminate competition.

SPECIAL REPORT | Cash for drugs, drug kills: How will Duterte pay up? 12:11 pm | Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism SPECIAL REPORT | Cash for drugs, drug kills: How will Duterte pay up?Last Aug. 3, the Dangerous Drugs Board that is chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte issued Regulation No. 1 on 'Operation: Lawmen' to formalize his oral offers with a table of rewards pegged on the volume of drugs that policemen and police units will confiscate.

SPECIAL | War on drugs: No DU30 EO, a chaos of numbers 10:33 am | Malou Mangahas, Karol Ilagan, Vino Lucero, Davinci Maru, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism SPECIAL | War on drugs: No DU30 EO, a chaos of numbersThe number of those killed in police operations has charted a see-saw slide – from 1,506 later pruned to 1,105 as of Sept. 14, to 1,445 as of Sept.8, and then to 1,140 as of Sept. 18 – according to reports of the Philippine National Police.

As distressed OFWs start coming home from Saudi, many may slip through the cracks 8:50 am | InterAksyon.com As distressed OFWs start coming home from Saudi, many may slip through the cracksAlmost daily, Jonie Lintag sends messages on the same theme: 'Sana makauwi na kami (Sir, I hope we can go home already),' 'Sir, hirap na hirap na talaga kami/ako (Sir, it is really very hard for us/me),' 'Sir, baka bumigay na ang loob ko (Sir, I might lose my will).'

WATCH | Oral history: Legacy of Jim Turner, the Prince of Hobbit House 2:10 pm | InterAksyon | Video by Chad de Guzman WATCH | Oral history: Legacy of Jim Turner, the Prince of Hobbit HouseHours before Hobbit House workers host a Memorial Tribute to their late founder (tonight, Sept. 17 in Ermita, Manila), Pidoy Fetalino and friends in Jim Turner's own Fellowship of the Ring pay tribute, in a brief but compelling video, to their American boss and "father."