Business, regional security top agenda of Aquino's Japan visit 30-May-15, 7:10 PM | Philippine News Agency

7.8-magnitude quake shakes Tokyo 30-May-15, 7:58 PM | Agence France-Presse

Syria barrel bombs kill 71 civilians; regime army in retreat 30-May-15, 7:35 PM | Agence France-Presse

Cold case: scientists encounter prehistoric murder mystery 30-May-15, 4:22 AM | Will Dunham, Reuters

Swollen Texas rivers prompt evacuations, severe weather kills 21 30-May-15, 2:28 AM | Lisa Maria Garza and Jim Forsyth, Reuters

US to China: Stop ASAP South China Sea reclamations 30-May-15, 12:33 PM | Bhavan Jaipragas, Agence France-Presse (UPDATE, 2:11 p.m.) The United States on Saturday vowed to keep sending military aircraft and ships to disputed parts of the South China Sea and called for an immediate halt to reclamation works by Beijing in the tense region.

Grace Poe signs Koko report; VP dismayed, denies allegations went unanswered 29-May-15, 5:27 PM | Ernie Reyes, | Video Report, Maeanne Los Banos UPDATE, WITH VIDEO-Sen. Grace Poe signed the Blue Ribbon sub-committee report on the alleged overpriced construction of Makati's City Hall Building 2, saying she did so because the accusations against then Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay had remained unrebutted. The Binay camp denied this.

VIDEO, K to 12 BOOST | No turning back, says PNoy as he belittles protests 29-May-15, 3:26 PM | Gerard dela Pena, News5 | | Video Report by Fritzie Cabial UPDATE, WITH VIDEO - President Benigno Aquino III turned the tables Friday on critics of the K to 12 program, insisting the education system was prepared for the reform that he said is key to long-term economic progress and human development.


NFA: No rice shortage in ARMM NFA: No rice shortage in ARMM Areas in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) need not worry about rice supply because the region has enough, an official of the National…

Oil leaps 5 percent as dollar rally stalls, U.S. rigs fall Oil leaps 5 percent as dollar rally stalls, U.S. rigs fall Oil bulls were also enthused by Friday's rig count data from Baker Hughes, which showed U.S. drillers again reducing the number of rigs in operation…

U.S. economy contracts in first quarter; dollar hurts corporate profits U.S. economy contracts in first quarter; dollar hurts corporate profits The government on Friday slashed its gross domestic product estimate to show GDP shrinking at a 0.7 percent annual rate instead of the 0.2 percent…


VIDEO, SCHOOL BUS SHORTAGE AVERTED | LTFRB halts order to replace units 15 years and older 29-May-15, 9:50 PM | Mon Gualvez, News5 Acknowledging concerns not just of the school bus operators but also parents left with no quickly available alternative service, regulators have granted school bus operators a one-year reprieve within which to replace units that are 15 years and older.

Migrants group urge DFA: Issue advisory amid 2nd suicide bombing in Saudi 30-May-15, 1:57 PM | The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) should issue a corresponding advisory amid an alleged suicide bombing in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, the second in a week, the Migrants rights group Migrante-Middle East said Saturday.

Hotel with Filipino workers hit by car bomb in Baghdad; 10 die in attacks but no OFW casualties 29-May-15, 2:44 PM| The Philippine Embassy on Friday reiterated its call for Filipinos to leave Baghdad after 10 people were killed and almost 30 others wounded in car bomb explosions that targeted two prominent hotels in the Iraqi capital, including one that employs a number of Filipinos.

Church condemns series of killings in Calbayog 30-May-15, 12:57 PM| Jennifer S. Allegdo, Philippines News Agency The Roman Catholic Church diocese in this city has condemned the series of killing incidents victimizing local officials here.

15 wounded in mosque bomb attack at Jolo police camp 30-May-15, 11:11 AM| Agence France-Presse Fifteen people including 10 police officers were wounded in an attack on a mosque at police camp on a remote Philippine island long plagued by Islamic militancy, officials said Saturday.

'HANDS OFF THE PHILIPPINES' | Nationalists to hold June 12 rally for sovereignty 28-May-15, 9:15 AM| Amid the increasing tensions triggered by China's aggressive reclamation in the disputed Spratly Islands, nationalist groups are gearing up for a what they envision as a massive rally on June 12 to assert the country's sovereignty.

Lawmaker blasts DepEd for backing closure of tribal schools, fielding of troops as teachers 30-May-15, 6:16 PM| An activist lawmaker blasted the Department of Education over the weekend for backing the closure of three hinterland schools for the Ata-Manobo tribe in Talaingod, Davao del Norte and their replacement with a high school where the teachers will be soldiers.

FOI bill in line for plenary debate, but will it open up SALNs to scrutiny? 29-May-15, 12:44 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Advocates have heightened their push for the passage of the Freedom of Information bill by the House of Representatives with the measure ready to be tackled in plenary. But will an FOI law truly allow access to such information as the SALN of public officials?

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