TODAY'S HEADLINES

Sex? It all started 385 million years ago 20-Oct-14, 3:45 AM | Agence France-Presse

All robotic eyes on comet for Mars flyby 20-Oct-14, 3:37 AM | Agence France-Presse

3 dead, 3 injured as jeep falls into ravine in Ilocos Sur 20-Oct-14, 8:02 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

'SETBACK FOR REVOLUTIONARIES' | Catholic bishops drop historic move to accept gays 19-Oct-14, 7:21 PM | Philip Pullella, Reuters Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday reversed a historic acceptance of gays, dropping parts of a controversial document that had talked more positively of homosexuals than ever before in Church history.

MORE FUNDS, TROOPS, DOCS NEEDED | Ebola could become 'disaster of our generation' 19-Oct-14, 2:25 PM | Alice Ritchie, Agence France Presse Aid agency Oxfam said Ebola could become the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation," as US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria" in the face of the growing crisis.

LEYTE LANDING RECALLED | PNoy leads rites marking 70th anniversary of pivotal WWII naval battle 20-Oct-14, 12:58 AM | InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III will lead Monday morning the rites marking the 70th anniversary of the Leyte Landing of Oct. 20, 1944, a pivotal moment in the effort by the US-led Allied Forces to turn the tide against the Japanese invaders who had occupied the Philippines for over three years.

BUSINESS NEWS

Iloilo transport group gets P200,000 \ Iloilo transport group gets P200,000 'Kontra 5-6' micro-financing aid Sen. Alan Peter S. Cayetano on Sunday personally turned over to Iloilo City Alliance of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (ICAJODA) a financial assistance fund…

Asian shares, dollar cheered by upbeat U.S. data Asian shares, dollar cheered by upbeat U.S. data Upbeat U.S. data has brought some calm to markets after a week of turbulence.

PH agribusiness ready for ASEAN economic integration, says Alcala PH agribusiness ready for ASEAN economic integration, says Alcala Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala assured local government officials that the agribusiness sector of the country is now ready for the ASEAN…

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Abu Sayyaf bandits abandon Sulu camp, escape with 10 hostages - AFP 19-Oct-14, 5:42 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Government troops with K-9 dogs continue to track down Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits, who had escaped with about 10 of their hostages Sunday.

More than half of world's wildlife population lost: WWF 19-Oct-14, 10:11 AM | Philippine News Agency | RIA Novosti The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released a statement Saturday following the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, highlighting that the world has lost more than half of the planet's wildlife population.

US Embassy: Witnesses will be made available for trial of Laude murder case 19-Oct-14, 2:51 PM| Agence France-Presse and Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com (UPDATED - 10:51 p.m.) Four witnesses gave statements to Philippine prosecutors in a case where an American Marine is a suspect in the murder of a Filipino transgender person, the US embassy said Sunday.

HANDA BA? KAYA BA? | Senate panel readies inquiry into PH preparedness to tackle Ebola 19-Oct-14, 4:33 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Over two months after two separate resolutions were filed by Sen. Miriam Santiago seeking an inquiry into the country's preparedness to tackle the Ebola virus in case of an outbreak in the Philippines, the Senate Committee on Health and Demography is, finally, setting a public hearing.

BUMABATA NA | PH gov't making inroads in attracting youth back to farming 19-Oct-14, 2:31 PM| Orti Despuez, InterAksyon.com Citing recent studies, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said average age of farmers has gone down from 57.

Bulacan bus hostage drama ends as cops subdue suspect 20-Oct-14, 8:47 AM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 2 - 9:25 a.m.) Members of a police special weapons and tactics team subdued a man armed with a knife who had taken hostage the passengers of a bus on the North Luzon Expressway in Bulacan province Monday morning.

Palace says DOJ's inquiry on Binays within its mandate 19-Oct-14, 10:42 AM| Philippine News Agency and Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com (UPDATED - 10:12 p.m.) The Palace said it supports the investigation being done by the Department of Justice on the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the Binay family, noting that the department is just doing its mandate.

OPINION | Joining Islamic State is about 'sex and aggression,' not religion 19-Oct-14, 8:33 AM| Arie W. Kruglanski, Reuters It is easy to look to religion for an explanation of why young men -- and some women -- become radicalized. But it is psychology, not theology, that offers the best tools for understanding radicalization -- and how best to undo it.

 
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