TODAY'S SPECIAL FEATURES HEADLINES

COMMENTARY | New Europe leaders no match for turbulence in the world 1:52 pm | Richard Werly, Special to InterAksyon.com The political correctness of appointing the Polish PM Donald Tusk as European Council president and the Italian FM Federica Mogherini as the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs shows once again that despite pressing global challenges, EU member states prefer to keep EU relatively weak.

NAUUBOS NA ANG TUNA | Pacific fisheries chief warns tuna stocks dangerously low 12:40 pm | Agence France-Presse The outgoing head of the fisheries management body for the western and central Pacific has warned that some tuna stocks were now so low they…

BENJAMIN DE LA PENA: Take the #MRTChallenge! A (transportation) crisis is a terrible thing to waste 11:53 am | Benjamin de la Pena Taking the #MRTChallenge could be the cold water our leaders need to finally recognize a crisis. This did not all sneak up on us overnight.

PANGARAP NA LANG BA? Govt OKs JICA \ 10:42 am | InterAksyon.com The government has approved a Japanese-funded study that seeks to have modern, affordable, and well-coordinated and integrated transport system for Mega Manila by 2030.

Young Rohingya woman chases dream of peace and justice in Myanmar 4:23 am | Thomson Reuters Foundation Wai Wai Nu is a diminutive 27-year-old with pro-democracy activism in her genes and a quarter of her young life spent behind bars.

PHOTO GALLERY | Hinaing ng Commuters ng MRT 3:40 pm | Jose Bimbo Santos at Bernard Testa Mainit na usapin ngayon ang pamamahala sa MRT dahil sa mga sunud-sunod na aberya kamakailan. Pinakamalala na nga ang nangyari sa Taft Avenue kung saan nadiskaril ang isang bagon at sumalpok sa barrier palabas sa kalsada.

IN DANGER OF DISAPPEARING | Samoa hosts UN small islands summit on climate change 12:23 pm | Agence France-Presse IN DANGER OF DISAPPEARING | Samoa hosts UN small islands summit on climate changeA major United Nations conference on small island nations began in Samoa on Monday, with the emphasis on helping them survive the pressing challenge posed by climate change.

FOCUS | Joker assails changes in rules, systems in Senate Blue Ribbon 4:44 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com FOCUS |  Joker assails changes in rules, systems in Senate Blue RibbonFormer Senator Joker Arroyo on Sunday questioned the rules being employed by Senator Teofisto Guingona III in investigations conducted by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, particularly those governing the rights of witnesses.

OPINION | Why Americans are so blase about global warming 10:55 am | Jack Shafer, Reuters OPINION | Why Americans are so blase about global warmingAmericans' blase and wishy-washy attitudes toward global warming may be related to the positive short-term effects of environmental policies that they observe daily.

EXCLUSIVE | Local mobile phone users bypass billing as devs try to disable free Internet 9:20 am | David Gonzales, Special to InterAksyon.com EXCLUSIVE | Local mobile phone users bypass billing as devs try to disable free InternetPsiphon, a free mobile app that's available on Android, recently started trending on social media after some local users found a way to use it to gain free unlimited Internet access.

PETS IN MALLS | Should service dogs be barred from malls? Dumaguete case stirs debate 1:01 pm | Tricia Aquino and Krista Montealegre, InterAksyon.com PETS IN MALLS | Should service dogs be barred from malls? Dumaguete case stirs debateRobinsons Land Corporation on Friday reiterated its policy to disallow dogs from entering its malls after a video and photos - showing a person with an apparent disability and his guide dog being barred from Robinsons Place Dumaguete - went viral.

Islamic State's appeal presents Jordan with new test 4:42 am | Suleiman Al-Khalidi, Reuters Islamic State\He had a good job and a loving family, but it wasn't enough for a 25-year old Jordanian who abandoned his life of privilege in Amman to join the Islamic State group that has seized swathes of neighboring Iraq and Syria.

TALE OF 2 MRT RIDERS | Before Grace Poe, transport chief Abaya takes train, but draws more flak 5:10 pm | Radyo5 | With InterAksyon.com TALE OF 2 MRT RIDERS | Before Grace Poe, transport chief Abaya takes train, but draws more flakBefore Sen. Grace Poe endured a two-hour commute Friday morning from the MRT's North Avenue station to Taft Avenue, there was DOTC Secretary Abaya riding the problematic train last Thursday afternoon. Instead of drawing praise for trying to feel people's pulse, he was criticized. Why?

Gaza children left orphaned by bloody war 12:38 am | Mai Yaghi, Agence France-Presse Gaza children left orphaned by bloody war"She will call me Daddy and Mommy," insisted 11-year-old Amir Hamad, cradling his infant sister in his arms after the Gaza war left him and his four siblings orphans.

WORLD SHOCKED | Hello Kitty is not a cat! 12:35 pm | Tricia Aquino WORLD SHOCKED | Hello Kitty is not a cat!Cyberspace is abuzz with a mind-blowing fact uncovered by the Los Angeles Times: beloved Japanese icon Hello Kitty is not a cat. Rather, she is a girl.

SPOTLESS MIND | Neuroscientists say it's possible to overwrite bad memories 7:25 am | Katie Forster, Agence France-Presse SPOTLESS MIND | Neuroscientists say it\Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse, scientists from Japan and the United States have found.

VIDEO | A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage drama 5:18 am | Teppei Kasai and Antoni Slodkowski, Reuters VIDEO | A broken man living on dreams pulls Japan into Syria hostage dramaWhen Haruna Yukawa was captured in Syria earlier this month, a video apparently released by his captors showed them pressing the Japanese man to answer questions friends say he had struggled with for years: Who are you? Why are you here?

ASEAN is 'NATO' or 'no action, talk only' for workers - NGOs 3:07 pm | InterAksyon.com ASEAN is \ASEAN is "NATO" or "no action, talk only," especially for workers, producing "beautiful declarations" without creating the mechanisms to implement them, participants to the Yangon Dialogue of the Asia-Europe People's Forum said.