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VIEWPOINT | Framers of 1987 Constitution support Bangsamoro 12-Jan-15, 3:05 PM | Surviving Members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission

115 YEARS AGO | Legazpi City commemorates 1900 battle against American invaders 11:12 am | Philippines News Agency Despite the rains, hundreds of people headed by local officials commemorated the 115th year of the Battle of Legazpi on Quezon Avenue at the city central business district.

BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | Why should we subsidize transportation in \ BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | Why should we subsidize transportation in 'Imperial Manila'? Here's why 9:24 am | Benjamin De La Pena Winnie Monsod asks: 'Why should Metro Manilans and their transport expenses be subsidized, at the expense of the rest of the Filipino people?' Here's what's…

Late Saudi king had soft spot for Filipinos, gave P27M to save an OFW\ Late Saudi king had soft spot for Filipinos, gave P27M to save an OFW's life - envoy 4:27 pm | Veronica C. Uy, InterAksyon.com Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Rafael Seguis said Friday, remembering the monarch as someone who had a special spot for Filipinos. Seguis, who was ambassador to Saudi…

Dogs deserve justice, too: Albay farmer wins Round 1 of drive to get killer of his Ella Dogs deserve justice, too: Albay farmer wins Round 1 of drive to get killer of his Ella 2:46 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Albay farmer Silvestre Ravago Jr.,65, who traveled to Manila just to seek justice for a beloved dog hacked dead by a man, has won round…

Spies, lies and death: plot thickens in Argentine scandal Spies, lies and death: plot thickens in Argentine scandal 4:34 am | Nicolás Misculin and Sarah Marsh, Reuters Alberto Nisman was working hard preparing for a congressional hearing on his claim that Argentina's president tried to whitewash Iran's involvement in a bombing attack…

BUSINESS NEWS

Eyes on Fed after ECB, other bank stimulus moves Eyes on Fed after ECB, other bank stimulus moves Thursday's larger-than-expected stimulus package from the ECB lifted U.S. stocks, helping indexes post gains for the week after three straight weeks of losses.

After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy ECB President Mario Draghi, who did not attend Davos this year, urged governments to redouble efforts to create a "genuine" economic union.

BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | Why should we subsidize transportation in \ BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | Why should we subsidize transportation in 'Imperial Manila'? Here's why Winnie Monsod asks: 'Why should Metro Manilans and their transport expenses be subsidized, at the expense of the rest of the Filipino people?' Here's what's…

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FOCUS | In Mosul, Islamic State turns captured Iraqi city into a fortress 2:16 am | Ahmed Rasheed and Ned Parker, Reuters FOCUS | In Mosul, Islamic State turns captured Iraqi city into a fortressIslamic State has created a police state strong enough to weather severe popular discontent and military setbacks, including the deaths of senior leaders. Its version of justice: stoning a woman accused of adultery; crucifying two men for armed robbery; throwing two homosexuals from a building.

Japanese reporter's bid to save friend led to Islamic State abduction 2:28 am | Antoni Slodkowski, Reuters Japanese reporter\It is an unlikely friendship that ties the fates of war correspondent Kenji Goto and troubled loner Haruna Yukawa, the two Japanese hostages for which Islamic State militants demanded a $200 million ransom this week.

On Ebola front line, first glimpse of end to epidemic 11:36 pm | Emma Farge and Umaru Fofana, Reuters On Ebola front line, first glimpse of end to epidemicHere at the front line of the Ebola epidemic, the tide seems to be turning against the disease.

ENGLISH ONLY, PLEASE | 'Dep-Speak' does a Derek, asks peers to translate Filipino remarks 6:13 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com ENGLISH ONLY, PLEASE | \Deputy Speaker Sergio Apostol may not look like Derek Ramsay, but as he interpellated Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap, he practically echoed the famous line of the award-winning actor's character when he asked the latter to translate his Filipino replies into English.

SOBRANG GALING | Cebu City councilor builds environment-friendly house 5:20 pm | Andrea Patena, TV5 SOBRANG GALING | Cebu City councilor builds environment-friendly houseCebu City Councilor Nestor Archival has built an environment-friendly house for his family, recycling, using solar and wind energy, and collecting rainwater for his household's everyday need.

VIDEO | Revolutionary new piano unveiled by Hungarian pianist 3:05 pm | Reuters video, InterAksyon.com VIDEO | Revolutionary new piano unveiled by Hungarian pianistHungarian pianist and inventor Gergely Boganyi unveils his novel concept piano, offering a revolutionary new take on a classic musical instrument.

VIDEO | Pope Francis admits corruption in the Church, shares lessons from trip to PH 2:49 pm | Carla Lim, News5 VIDEO | Pope Francis admits corruption in the Church, shares lessons from trip to PHUPDATED 5:05 PM- In response to a question posed by News5, Pope Francis acknowledged that, indeed, the Catholic Church is not without corruption, just as there is corruption in other institutions and governments. He shared the things he said he learned from his trip to the Philippines.

AT THE HELM OF 'SHEPHERD ONE' | Meet the man who ordered the Pope out of Tacloban 1:39 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com AT THE HELM OF \It isn't every day that someone can order the head of the Catholic church to do anything, much less cut short a trip that he has planned on taking for more than a year. That's exactly what PAL pilot Roland Narciso did.

UP IN THE SKY WITH THE POPE | It's a bird, it's a plane...No, it's super Mario Bergoglio 9:00 pm | Video report by Carla Lim, News5 UP IN THE SKY WITH THE POPE | It\Journalists who joined 78-year-old Jorge Mario Bergoglio aboard the papal plane got to know the pontiff up close and personal.

FAITH TRANSCENDING BARRIERS | All religions teach mercy and compassion, say Pope's dialog partners 3:08 pm | Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com FAITH TRANSCENDING BARRIERS | All religions teach mercy and compassion, say Pope\All religions impart the same virtues of mercy and compassion, said the leaders of the other religions that met with Pope Francis briefly on Sunday at the University of Sto. Tomas. A female Buddhist monk described the experience as "very beautiful."

BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | No, Mareng Winnie, Metro Manila is not the 'paborito'; it is the 'tagasalo' 2:59 pm | Benjamin de la Pena BENJAMIN DE LA PENA | No, Mareng Winnie, Metro Manila is not the \Are Metro Manilans the 'paborito'? Does the rest of the country pay for the megacity? No. The opposite is true.

'Tayo'y Anak ng Diyos,' Pope Francis points out in fifth Filipino tweet 12:28 pm | Philippines News Agency \As if concluding all the lessons he has imparted to the faithful during his five-day Apostolic visit from Thursday, Pope Francis on Sunday in his fifth Filipino tweet offered Filipinos a helpful reminder before he flies back to Vatican on Monday: we are all God's children.

Belgium: hotbed of Islamist fighters heading to Syria and Iraq 3:49 am | Lachlan Carmichael, Agence France-Presse Belgium: hotbed of Islamist fighters heading to Syria and IraqAnti-terror raids in Belgium appear to confirm long-standing fears the country has become a jihadist center, with an often disaffected Muslim minority providing fertile ground for radicalization.