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Aquino invokes EPIRA's crisis provision

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎17 minutes ago‎
MALACAÑANG has invoked the power crisis provision of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA), seeking congressional authorization for the Executive to buy additional megawatts despite warnings by some business groups this could jack up ...
Aquino warns against anti-reform bets in 2016
PNoy points out pros and cons of staying in power beyond 2016
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Why was Charles Mammie benched in first half?

ABS CBN News - ‎4 hours ago‎
UE's Charles Mammie is fouled on his way to the basket. Photo by Mark Cristino for MANILA, Philippines -- Popular University of the East (UE) center Charles Mammie did not play a single second in the first half of their crucial game ...

Pork scam witness says he had Estrada sign letter endorsing fraudulent NGOs

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎51 minutes ago‎
THE STATE witness who blew the whistle on the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam claimed in a Tuesday hearing that he had Senator Jose “Jinggoy” E. Estrada sign endorsement letters for bogus nongovernment organizations (NGOs) during a party thrown ...
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Ebola outbreak: US to send 3000 troops to west Africa to fight epidemic

The Guardian - ‎18 minutes ago‎
Health workers, wearing personal protective equipment enter a high-risk area at Elwa hospital in Monrovia. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images.
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Woman commits suicide by throwing herself into pool filled with crocodiles

Metro - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A 65-year-old woman has reportedly committed suicide by throwing herself into a pool filled with crocodiles. Wanpen Injai was ripped apart by dozens of the reptiles after jumping into the pond at a zoo in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Voting deferred on proposal to invite Misuari, Kato to Bangsamoro law hearings

GMA News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The ad hoc House committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has deferred voting on the proposal to invite two wanted rebel leaders to public hearings on the draft law after it was vehemently opposed by Zamboanga City Rep. Celso Lobregat.
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Poll exec who claimed Arroyo rigged election results now faces charges from ...

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎51 minutes ago‎
THE OMBUDSMAN has filed criminal charges against a former official of the Commission on Elections tagged in the poll fraud case against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo -- this time for his failure to file his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net ...
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Problems hound PNP but where's Purisima?

ABS CBN News - ‎2 hours ago‎
This is the question on Sen. Grace Poe's mind after the PNP chief snubbed an invitation to attend a hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs.
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University of Toronto down three spots in world ranking

CTV News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The University of Toronto is ranked the 20th university in the world, according to a list published Tuesday. U of T received an overall score of 92.4 per cent, just ahead of Montreal's McGill University, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University ...
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Thai police free Myanmar men in tourists' death probe

Channel News Asia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Thai police Tuesday (Sep 16) ruled out three Myanmar workers in connection with the murder of two young British tourists, as Thailand's military ruler appeared to call into question the "behaviour" of the victims themselves.
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American parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again

South China Morning Post (subscription) - ‎15 minutes ago‎
American parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again, authorities said yesterday, ending a six-year ban imposed after allegations of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions.
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Birthday wishes from one former PM to another, as Mr Lee Kuan Yew turns 91

AsiaOne - ‎1 hour ago‎
Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew (right) responding to questions at the press round-up in the last day of their Russia visit on June 3, 2008.
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Typhoon hits Hainan, heads to Vietnam

Bangkok Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
BEIJING - A typhoon struck China's southernmost island of Hainan on Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights as it headed northwest towards Vietnam.
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Two Americans killed in Kabul suicide bombing: US official

The Straits Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Two Americans were among those killed in a Taleban suicide bombing on Tuesday that targeted a Nato convoy in Kabul near the United States Embassy, a defence official told AFP.
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3 reasons Scotland will likely reject independence

CBS News - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Two days before Scotland considers a referendum to leave the U.K., polling remains too close to call, according to analysts. Three of four polls published over the weekend show most Scots oppose secession, while one pointed to a slight edge for those ...
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EU and Ukraine parliaments hail “historic” treaty

euronews - ‎25 minutes ago‎
In what has been widely described as a historic event, the European and Ukrainian parliaments have finally ratified the landmark association agreement.
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BIR circular spells out dividend withholding tax

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎51 minutes ago‎
THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued a new circular clarifying the tax rates for Filipinos and foreigners on dividends issued by listed companies.
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Lucio Tan gets back PAL for $1.3-B

ABS CBN News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tycoon Lucio Tan has officially taken back management control of Philippine Airlines, paying San Miguel $1.3 billion for a 49 percent stake San Miguel bought from Tan two years ago.

DBP workers can keep their bonuses

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎51 minutes ago‎
STATE-OWNED Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has secured a Supreme Court decision that temporarily stops a Court of Appeals ruling instructing officials and employees to return their bonuses.
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Crop damages from Luis reach P400M

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎51 minutes ago‎
TYPHOON Luis (international name: Kalmaegi) left the Philippines with more than P400 million in damages, its Department of Agriculture (DA) said, citing field estimates made as of 12 noon on Tuesday.
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Internet connectivity as a 'basic service' pushed

BusinessWorld Online Edition - ‎52 minutes ago‎
IT IS high time for the government to step in to improve Internet connectivity in the Philippines, Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” A. Aquino IV yesterday said, suggesting that the technology be a basic service offered by the country's telecommunication companies.
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SanDisk 512GB Memory Card: Big Storage, Big Price

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
SanDisk has announced a memory card with roughly half a terabyte of storage. If you're reading this on a laptop, that might be as large or larger than your entire hard drive.
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Apple's iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus delivery may stretch on to October

Economic Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK: With record pre-booking of four million units in the first 24 hours, Apple fans may have to wait for some time before they get their hands on the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as delivery is likely to stretch on to October.
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iOS 8 release date nears: New features available to iPhone and iPad users for free

Financial Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Though much of the attention has been on Apple Inc.'s new gadgets since last week's big product gala, the software powering those devices is getting its annual refresh, too.
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Falcons end drought, edge out Maroons

Philippine Star - ‎2 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - Adamson avoided a winless campaign as it got back at first-round tormentor University of the Philippines, 67-63, in a battle of cellar-dwellars in UAAP Season 77 men's basketball that had the atmosphere of a Final Four game ...

PH athletes start leaving for Asiad

Manila Standard Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
CHAMPION windsurfer Geylord Coveta and a six-member windsurfing team were among the first batch of athletes and coaches to leave for the 2014 Asian Games.
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Paolo Ballesteros suffered transient ischemic attack

Ang Malaya Net - ‎6 hours ago‎
Eat bulaga host Paolo Ballesteros was admitted at Marikina Valley Medical Center after experiencing transient ischemic attack Monday, September 15.
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12000 living in Mayon evacuated

Malaya - ‎1 hour ago‎
AROUND 12,000 people living at the foot of Mayon Volcano in Albay have been evacuated after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised the alert at the volcano to Level 3 last Monday.
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The mystery of the migraine

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
I had my first migraine at 14. i was at school, doing a test, and I realised that although I knew (some of) the answers to the questions, I couldn't write them down: I couldn't transfer the words from my brain to the paper.

Measles cases in Central Visayas up a whopping 1260%

Manila Bulletin - ‎1 hour ago‎
Cebu City - Measles cases in Central Visayas from January to September 13 of this year reached 1,387 with 7 deaths, or 1,260 percent higher from the same period last year, the Department of Health in Region VII (DOH-7) said yesterday.