Featuring
The wRap (Rappler)
03 FEBRUARY 2014 • MONDAY
TOP 5
Napoles also
partook of Loi
Estrada’s pork
Suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet
Lim Napoles benefitted from ...
TOP 4
Military offensive
against BIFF ends
Done. The military has officially ended
operations against the Bangsamoro Isla...
TOP 3
Search for
survivors of
volcano eruption
begins
Government officials on Sunday, February
2, started searching for t...
TOP 2
Protesters mar
voting in Thai
polls
Results of the Thai elections may not be known
for at least weeks as opposition...
TOP 1
Basyang leaves at
least 6 dead
At least 6 people were left dead by Tropical
Storm Basyang (Kajiki), while 5 others
...
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  • 1. Featuring The wRap (Rappler) 03 FEBRUARY 2014 • MONDAY
  • 2. TOP 5 Napoles also partook of Loi Estrada’s pork Suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles benefitted from the Priority Development Assistance Fund of both Senator Jinggoy Estrada and his mother, former senator Loi Ejercito Estrada. Similarly, both mother and son allegedly got commissions in exchange for allocating their pork barrel to fake non-governmental organizations linked to Napoles. Funds were coursed through the Department of Agriculture, as indicated by letters addressed by Loi Estrada to then Agriculture secretaries Arthur Yap and Domingo Panganiban from 2005 to 2007. Napoles got through mother and son via Ruby Tuason, then the social secretary of former President Joseph Estrada.
  • 3. TOP 4 Military offensive against BIFF ends Done. The military has officially ended operations against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), intended to protect the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front from possible spoilers. Known as “Operation Darkhorse,” the weeklong offensive resulted in the death of 52 BIFF members and the wounding of 49 others. Four BIFF camps were also captured, along with an improvised explosive device (IED) factory. On the government side, one soldier was killed and 20 were wounded; 8 civilians caught in the crossfire were also wounded, including journalists. Smaller-scale operations will be conducted by the military to pursue the remaining splinter groups.
  • 4. TOP 3 Search for survivors of volcano eruption begins Government officials on Sunday, February 2, started searching for the dead in the aftermath of Mt Sinabung’s eruption that killed at least 15 people. The volcano erupted on Saturday, unleashing hot rocks and ash up to 2,000 meters into the air. Rescuers had to search for bodies buried in ash up to 12 inches thick. Residents of Sukameriah village, in the “red zone” around the volcano, had been evacuated. Mt Sinabung is one of Indonesia’s 129 active volcanoes that straddle the Pacific Ring of Fire.
  • 5. TOP 2 Protesters mar voting in Thai polls Results of the Thai elections may not be known for at least weeks as opposition protesters prevented voters from casting their votes in thousands of polling stations in Thailand. The disruption also means there may be an inadequate number of members of parliament to convene parliament and appoint a government until new elections are held in areas where voting was not held. This has pushed Thailand into political limbo, which, experts say, could invite a military or judicial coup. Protesters want to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down, believing she is a mere puppet for elder brother Thaksin, who was ousted in a military coup in 2006.
  • 6. TOP 1 Basyang leaves at least 6 dead At least 6 people were left dead by Tropical Storm Basyang (Kajiki), while 5 others were reported missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday, February 3. Basyang, the second weather disturbance to hit the country in 2014, killed 5 in Cebu and one in Southern Leyte. The NDRRMC said 3 of those who died drowned in a flood, two were electrocuted, and one was buried in a landslide. The 5 reported missing in Cebu included 4 Filipinos and one Korean. The motor banca they were riding sank at sea between Danao City and Camotes Island.
  • 7. SPECIAL THANKS TO: Rappler COPYRIGHT: 13 January 2014 WEBSITE: www.PhilippineOnlinePortalNews.weebly.com www.facebook.com/PhilippineOnlinePortalNews www.twitter.com/POPNews_PH Philippine Online Portal News Philippine Online Social Media Technologies, Inc. POST TOC POST NMI All Rights Reserved 2014