AQUINO HITS ‘CRITICAL’ BINAY, SAYS HE'S FREE TO LEAVE
President Benigno Aquino says Vice President Jejomar Binay should provide constructive solutions rather than criticize the administration.
Aquino adds, “If he thinks our direction is wrong, then he is also free to no longer join our movement.”
Responding to Aquino, Binay says he has the highest respect for the President and will continue to be a “team player.”
TIME RUNNING OUT TO REACH 2ºC WARMING TARGET
In a landmark review, United Nations experts say the earth may not reach its goal to contain global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.
The global temperature is predicted to go up 4 degrees by year 2100 with emissions of 3 key greenhouse gases at their highest in more than 800,000 years.
This increase will be a recipe for worse drought, flood, rising seas and species extinctions.
ARROYO WANTS TO VISIT GRANDSON'S WAKE
Former president Gloria Arroyo will ask anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to allow her to attend the wake of her grandson.
The one year-old son of Arroyo's daughter Luli Arroyo-Bernas died Sunday due to a heart ailment.
Arroyo’s lawyer says the motion for the 9-day furlough will be filed Monday.
The former president is under hospital arrest for plunder charges over the alleged misuse of charity funds.
'ANONYMOUS LEYTE' LEAKS 2,000 EMAIL DATA
A group calling itself Anonymous Leyte reportedly hacks the Department of Trade and Industry or DTI Monday.
It releases about 2,000 email addresses, usernames, and passwords of Bureau of Product Standards members.
The group claims it is in protest over the Philippine government's alleged mishandling of Haiyan relief operations.
Supertyphoon Haiyan or Yolanda hit the Visayas region almost a year ago.
ISIS EXECUTES IRAQI TRIBESPEOPLE
Terrorist group ISIS or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria massacred more than 200 members of an Iraqi tribe who took up arms against the jihadists in western Iraq's Anbar province.
Women and children are reportedly among the Albu Nimr tribespeople killed over the past 10 days.
TERMINALLY ILL WOMAN KILLS SELF
Brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard commits medically-assisted suicide Saturday.
In January, Maynard was given 6 months to live.
Her carefully planned suicide triggered shock and controversy over the right to die.
SPICE GIRLS SONG ‘CATCHIEST’ – STUDY
A study shows British pop group Spice Girls has the catchiest song.
Their song "Wannabe" can be recognized by most people in an average of 2.29 seconds based on an interactive game called "Hooked on Music,” a citizen science experiment conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
VIRGIN WARNED ABOUT SAFETY ISSUES
Space safety expert Carolynne Campbell says she warned Virgin Galactic about rocket engine safety concerns in 2009 but was ignored.
The warnings came 5 years before the crash of Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo last week.
One pilot was killed and another seriously wounded.