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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.

Senate sub-panel to resume hearings on VP Binay anomalies on April 13 01-Apr-15, 4:48 AM | News5 The Senate Blue Ribbon Subcommittee will resume hearings on the alleged anomalies involving the Binay family on April 13, the same date the Senate hears debates on the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

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.

Business community again seeks deferral of passive income submission to BIR 31-Mar-15, 11:25 AM | Chelsea Cruz, InterAksyon.com The information will be contained in the supplemental information return, which would form part of the annual ITR.

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.

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.

SM pulls out 2 shirt designs: 'Sa umpisa lang 'yan masakit' and 'I promise I'll pull out' 31-Mar-15, 3:14 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com After withdrawing from its shelves a shirt captioned 'It's not rape. It's a snuggle with a struggle' following a social media uproar in September last year, SM has again removed shirts with controversial sex-oriented slogans from its stores.

Banks' branches to go on 4-day break starting Maundy Thursday 30-Mar-15, 10:18 PM| InterAksyon.com UPDATE 3:05p.m, March 31 - With some exceptions, most banks will suspend operations starting April 2, Thursday, in observance of Holy Week. Banks' online facilities and ATMs, however, will be available throughout the Lenten break.

 
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