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Makati gov't: Experts consulted in building probe didn't say project was overpriced

Philippine Star - ‎43 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - A spokesman for the Makati City government said none of the experts who accompanied members of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee in last Monday's inspection of the Makati City Hall Building 2 said the building was overpriced.
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Comelec: Expect to see politicians' faces nonstop with SC ruling on airtime limit - ‎7 minutes ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - Expect to be “bombarded” with political advertisements once the campaign season for the 2016 elections begins, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said after the Supreme Court (SC) declared as unconstitutional the Comelec's ...
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After nude celebrity photos leak, Apple Inc washes hands off Jennifer Lawrence ...

Financial Express - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Aside from Jennifer Lawrence, nude photos of 100 other celebrities including Kate Upton and Cara Delevingne leaked. (Reuters). SummaryApple Inc says iCloud, Find my iPhone not at fault in Jennifer Lawrence, other nude celebrity photos leak cases.
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Steven Sotloff beheading: Latest updates as British hostage faces similar fate - ‎7 minutes ago‎
American journalist Steven Sotloff was brutally murdered in a shocking new video released by ISIS yesterday. A British killer - known as Jihadi John - is believed to have beheaded the US hostage in the sickening video.
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UN voices 'serious concern' over human rights in Thailand

The Straits Times - ‎36 minutes ago‎
BANGKOK (AFP) - The United Nations said on Wednesday it was "seriously concerned" about growing restrictions on human rights activists in Thailand after a string of curbs on freedom of expression in the junta-ruled nation.
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Indian commander of UNDOF embroiled in controversy

India Today - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Indian commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights, Lt Gen Iqbal Singh Singha, has found himself in a middle of controversy as Filipino peacekeepers want him investigated for asking them to ...
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HRW report exposes 'wretched conditions' for migrant children

Phuket Gazette - ‎3 hours ago‎
Ethnic Rohingya refugees, including children, from Myanmar wait for registration after being rescued. Photo: The Nation. PHUKET MEDIA WATCH.
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Malaysian opposition in crosshairs of 'sedition blitz'

Channel News Asia - ‎12 minutes ago‎
Malaysian attorney N Surendran appeared in court last week to defend a fellow opposition lawmaker accused of insulting the powerful ruling party - then returned hours later to face a sedition charge of his own.
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Putrajaya 'carpet bombing' to silence dissent, says Guan Eng

The Malaysian Insider - ‎53 minutes ago‎
University of Malaya law lecturer Azmi Sharom became the latest to be charged with sedition, yesterday. - The Malaysian Insider pic, September 3, 2014.

Indonesia's energy minister named suspect in graft case

Daily Mail - ‎11 minutes ago‎
JAKARTA, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Indonesia's powerful anti-corruption agency on Wednesday named the energy and mineral resources minister as a suspect in a graft case involving the extortion of state funds.
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Japan Cabinet Reshuffle: Abe Unveils New Ministers

Wall Street Journal - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Bloomberg News.
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Gov't executes four people for drug smuggling

Jamaica Gleaner - ‎2 hours ago‎
RIYADH (AP):Saudi Arabia has executed another four people it says were found guilty of trying to illegally smuggle large quantities of illegal pills and hashish into the kingdom.
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Hamas' Haniyeh would trounce Abbas if elections held today, Palestinian poll says

Jerusalem Post - ‎16 minutes ago‎
Hamas' popularity has skyrocketed in the wake of Operation Protective Edge to the point where its deputy political bureau chief, Ismail Haniyeh, would win the presidency of the Palestinian Authority if elections were held today, according to a new survey of ...
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Obama sends 350 more troops to Baghdad

News24 - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Washington - President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to safeguard American diplomats in the Iraqi capital, increasing the US military presence to more than 1 000 forces.
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PH gains another credit upgrade - ‎10 hours ago‎
The Philippines has secured yet another credit rating upgrade, this time from South Korea's oldest debt watcher. Development officials said the upgrade was another vote of confidence in the country and the reforms it put in place, which allowed the domestic ...
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Customs seizes P22M worth of smuggled ukay-ukay in Baguio City

GMA News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Bureau of Customs seized imported ukay-ukay or used clothing in Baguio City, supposedly smuggled into the Philippines by manufacturing enterprises licensed by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority to import tax- and duty-free raw materials, capital ...
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Century open to new talks with Okada

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎15 hours ago‎
LUXURY condominium developer Century Properties Group, Inc. on Tuesday said it is open to another round of discussions with the Okada group to revive their partnership for The Manila Bay Resorts project in Entertainment City, as long as the terms of their ...

Globe sees 2015 launch for new LTE devices

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎15 hours ago‎
GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. said it expects to roll out Long-Term Evolution (LTE)-advanced- and LTE broadcast-powered devices in 2015 following the launch of the latest LTE technologies this month.
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Naked Celebrities revealed by iCloud Hack

The Star Online - ‎35 minutes ago‎
GET OF MY CLOUD: Kate Upton's personal photos from iCloud were leaked online. EPA/Justin Lane. By RIK FERGUSON. We awoke recently, to the entirely unnecessary sight of the personal photos of several celebrities, the pictures range from the fully ...

Truckers given all-day access to truck lanes in next 2 weeks

GMA News - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Motorists should expect heavier traffic along truck routes in the next two weeks after the government decided to give some trucks all-day access to congested Manila ports.

Should naked photo hacking be considered a sex crime?

Times LIVE - ‎39 minutes ago‎
Oscar Pistorius's father, Henke, finally gave his son a hug in court this week. Reeva Steenkamp's dad, Barry, was also there - no doubt wishing he, too, could have given his daughter just one final hug.

MRT train continues run with one of its doors open - ‎2 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines–A northbound Metro Rail Transit (MRT 3) train operated Tuesday night with one of its doors open, a commuter said.

Blazers hope to stay in the hunt

Tempo - ‎1 hour ago‎
With Jose Rizal and University of Perpetual Help winning crucial matches last Monday, a quick rebound is a must for College St. Benilde if it wants to stay in the hunt for a semis berth in the NCAA basketball tournament.
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FEU looks to clinch Final 4 berth vs Adamson

ABS CBN News - ‎5 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - The league-leading FEU Tamaraws will try to be the first team to secure a place in the Final Four as they take on the still winless Adamson Falcons in the UAAP Season 77 tournament Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum.
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SBP to pursue 2019 World Cup bid

Philippine Star - ‎14 hours ago‎
PLDT chairman/SBP president Manny V. Pangilinan (middle) with (from left) PBA commissioner Chito Salud, Lamoiyan CEO Dr. Cecilio Pedro, Maynilad president/SBP vice chairman Ricky Vargas and Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo Sy in Seville for the FIBA ...
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Cesca Litton loses wedding venue to Heart Evangelista?

Yahoo Philippines News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom/NPPA - Manila Philippines-Cesca Litton poses during the "RTL-CBS Enteraiment HD launches in the Philippines with Skycable" held at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City, northeast …more of Manila on 16 October 2013.

Luy wants to limit defense's access to his hard drive, cites 'sensitive, personal' info

GMA News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Benhur Luy, principal whistleblower in the alleged multi-billion peso pork barrel fund scam, and standing as witness in the bail hearings of Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr's plunder case, has sought the Sandiganbayan's assistance to block the defense ...
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Angelina Jolie Honoured Late Mother at Her Wedding With Brad Pitt

NDTV - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt engraved a special message dedicated to her mother Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away from ovarian cancer in 2007, in the chapel where the two got married.
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Tuna Stock In Pacific Dangerously Low, Fisheries Head Warns

International Business Times - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Wholesalers survey fresh tuna at the Tsukiji fish market before the New Year's auction in Tokyo January 5, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai.
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Vulcan, Canada raising money to build a working USS Enterprise

WESH Orlando - ‎10 hours ago‎
Canadians from the small town of Vulcan, Alberta are hoping a crowdfunding campaign can help them build a real working USS Enterprise.