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'Maysak' now a super typhoon, says Joint Typhoon Warning Center 01-Apr-15, 6:53 AM | Rommel Rio, News 5

Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash - reports 01-Apr-15, 8:29 AM | Agence France-Presse

VIDEO | Chiz wants supplier of defective weapons investigated 01-Apr-15, 7:38 AM | Erwin Tulfo, News5

Iloilo City bans liquor on Good Friday 01-Apr-15, 8:03 AM | Philippines News Agency

'Disaster emergency' as super typhoon churns through Micronesia 01-Apr-15, 10:26 AM | Agence France-Presse

Pacific islands brace for possible super typhoon; PH govt says tracking path, ready for it 31-Mar-15, 3:47 PM | Agence France-Presse UPDATE 7:55 P.M. - The island of Chuuk, part of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), received a direct hit late on Sunday from Typhoon Maysak with the Yap group next in its path. Philippine officials said they were closely tracking it, and are ready for the worst should it enter PAR.

DPWH list of possible choke points for Holy Week travelers north and south of Metro Manila 31-Mar-15, 2:01 PM | InterAksyon.com The Department of Public Works and Highways has come out with a list of possible choke points for Holy Week travelers where roads and bridges north and south of Metro Manila are either being repaired, widened, or constructed.

Migrant workers plead with Indonesia president Jokowi: Please spare life of Pinay drug mule 01-Apr-15, 10:13 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The migrant workers group Migrante has issued an appeal to the government of Indonesia to spare the life of Filipino Mary Jane Veloso, who is facing execution due to drug trafficking.

Baldoz to OFWs in Yemen: Avail of mandatory repatriation 01-Apr-15, 9:13 AM | InterAksyon.com Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz on Wednesday appealed to all remaining overseas Filipino workers in Yemen to leave for home.

120,000 Maguindanao evacuees can now return home - Catapang 01-Apr-15, 7:38 AM | Edwin O. Fernandez, Philippines News Agency Displaced families in Maguindanao are now safe to return home and live normal lives, the Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff said Tuesday.

Farmers, not UCPB, should have access to P71 billion coco levy fund - partylist lawmakers 01-Apr-15, 11:33 AM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Lawmakers are hoping to rectify the flaws of a Malacanang order relating to the use of the P71-billion coco levy fund and assets with the passage of their respective bills in Congress.

DOLE issues pay rules for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday 31-Mar-15, 4:13 PM| Philippines News Agency The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued pay rules for April 2 (Maundy Thursday) and April 3 (Good Friday), which are regular holidays; and April 4 (Black Saturday), a special non-working holiday.

VERA Files replies to govt: It's in people's interest to know about Note Verbale to Malaysia 31-Mar-15, 7:00 PM| InterAksyon.com Investigative journalists' team VERA Files has appealed to the government to stop misleading Filipinos on the implications of its recent Note Verbale to Malaysia, offering a review of its 2009 protest against Kuala Lumpur's submission to a UN body that impinged on the Philippines' Sabah claim.

New eco-friendly airport to rise in Panglao Island, Bohol by 2017 - DOTC 31-Mar-15, 10:47 AM| Azer N. Parrocha, Philippines News Agency A new world-class, eco-friendly airport will rise in Panglao Island in Bohol by 2017, Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said Monday.

HOLY WEEK O LIPAT BAHAY? | Sofas, appliances, heavy items compound surge of people at bus terminals 01-Apr-15, 12:25 AM| Trish Roque, News5 On Tuesday, when some 7,000 people were estimated to have left the Araneta Bus Terminal in Quezon City, several huge items were seen being loaded onto some buses: bus helpers were loading a three-seater sofa; others brought appliances like washing machines and electric fans.

Malaysia police arrest news website editors 31-Mar-15, 10:14 AM| Agence France-Presse Malaysian press groups on Tuesday criticized the arrest of three editors at a leading news portal over a disputed report, calling it part of a "worrying trend" of declining press-freedom standards.

 
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