3 killed in Masbate ambush 19-Apr-15, 5:25 AM | Priam F. Nepomuceno, Philippines News Agency

Metro Manila registers hottest day for the year on Saturday at 36.2 degrees Celsius 19-Apr-15, 6:41 AM | Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan,

AFP chief welcomes Jalandoni's call to resume peace talks 18-Apr-15, 6:01 PM | Jaime Sinapit,

International cybercrime law impractical — experts 19-Apr-15, 2:55 AM | Jesse Wieten, Xinhua

BBL will create 'sub-state' with 'equal strength' to national government - ex-UP Law Dean Magallona 18-Apr-15, 7:47 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will create not just a new autonomous homeland but a 'sub-state' with 'equal strength' to the national government, a noted law expert warned ahead of Congress' resumption of deliberations on the measure next week.

Dry spell might affect more provinces in May -- Pagasa 19-Apr-15, 6:10 AM | Juzel L. Danganan, Philippines News Agency The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) sees the dry spell will affect more provinces next month.

Balikatan war games start Monday under China's shadow 18-Apr-15, 10:31 AM | Joel Guinto, Agence France-Presse Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded war games, showcasing a deepening defense alliance as alarm bells ring over China.

PNoy pushing Code of Conduct in South China Sea at ASEAN forum, noting Beijing's reclamation spree 17-Apr-15, 1:33 PM | | Roices Naguit, News5 Expressing alarm at China's reclamation spree and fishing ban in Philippine-owned islands in the West Philippine Sea, President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he will push for the adoption of a Code of Conduct in the resource-rich waters when he attends the ASEAN meeting in Malaysia on April 26-27.

Lawmaker tips Petrasanta as likely next PNP chief 17-Apr-15, 7:42 PM | Lira Dalangin Fernandez, Chief Supt. Raul Petrasanta, director of the Police Region 3 Office 3 presently serving out a suspension, is being touted as the head of the Philippine National Police in waiting.

DAIG ANG MAYNILA? | Jakarta has world's worst traffic but no relief seen for another decade 18-Apr-15, 8:33 AM| Charlotte Greenfield, Reuters Millions of Jakarta commuters will have to struggle through the world's most congested traffic for almost another decade, authorities believe, and they may have to wait even longer if $4 billion worth of new railway projects don't work out as planned.

PNoy confirms Espina's quit offer but 'can't' name OIC as PNP chief 17-Apr-15, 12:48 PM| Roices Naguit, News5 President Benigno Aquino III confirmed on Friday that Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina had, indeed, offered to resign as acting chief of the Philippine National Police but said he could not allow him to step down until a new permanent head of the organization is found.

Ombudsman raps Pichay, Gatchalians, 20 others indicted for bank take-over by LWUA 17-Apr-15, 4:31 PM| Jaime Sinapit, The government was deemed to have lost P800 million in the anomalous acquisition of the failed Express Savings Bank Inc. based in Laguna.

Mary Jane Veloso's sister flies to Indonesia; PH to press for second review of drug mule's case 17-Apr-15, 5:38 PM| Eric B.Apolonio, | Carla Lim News5 (UPDATE 2 - 9:34 a.m., February 18, 2015) Marites Veloso, sister of Mary Jane Veloso, flew to Indonesia Friday evening to see the Filipina overseas worker, who is now on death row.

VIDEO | Son of Ergo Cha owner says he brought water, not toxic chemical to tea store 18-Apr-15, 1:56 PM| Romel Lopez, News5 | additional reporting by The son of Ergo Cha milk teashop owner William Abrigo on Friday broke his silence and denied that he had brought toxic liquid to their store in Sampaloc, Manila.

China jails 71-year-old outspoken journalist for 7 years 17-Apr-15, 7:15 PM| Tom Hancock, Agence France-Presse A Chinese court on Friday convicted a 71-year-old journalist of leaking state secrets and jailed her for seven years, it said, with rights groups condemning the "arbitrary" verdict as a "blow to free expression."

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