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16 killed as AFP-BIFF fighting resumes in Maguindanao 30-Mar-15, 7:43 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

Typhoon to enter PAR on Holy Wednesday or Thursday - Pagasa 30-Mar-15, 6:52 AM | Rommel Rio, News5

Air Canada plane 'exits' Halifax runway, 23 injured 30-Mar-15, 3:07 AM | Marc Braibant, Agence France-Presse

Mamasapano an encounter, not a massacre - NBI 30-Mar-15, 9:06 AM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

PH offers to dilute claim to Sabah to win Malaysia's support in UN case vs China 29-Mar-15, 7:21 PM | Tessa Jamandre, VERA Files In exchange for Malaysia's support for its case against China before the United Nations, the Philippines has offered to reconsider a 2009 protest against Malaysia - a move that an expert says effectively downgrades its claim on Sabah.

16 killed as AFP-BIFF fighting resumes in Maguindanao 30-Mar-15, 7:43 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com At least 12 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), including its commander, and four soldiers were killed and scores wounded as clashes resumed between the military and the BIFF in Maguindanao, the military said.

Mamasapano an encounter, not a massacre - NBI 30-Mar-15, 9:06 AM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The Department of Justice (DOJ) said evidence gathered so far by a joint National Bureau of Investigation-National Prosecution Service (NBI-NPS) team showed that the Mamapasano incident is an encounter and not a massacre.

VIDEO | Lawmakers split on PNoy's move to throw BBL draft to national peace summit 29-Mar-15, 2:42 AM | Jove Francisco, News5 Lawmakers had mixed reactions to the announcement of President Aquino that he was putting together a National Peace Summit, and had invited leaders from various sectors, in a bid to widen the national debate on the bill for the Bangsamoro Basic Law now being debated in Congress.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD, COME HOME SOON | Jonas Burgos' child has a gift, prayer 29-Mar-15, 2:56 PM | InterAksyon.com Today, March 29, the Burgoses are marking the 45th birthday of farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, who has been missing - believed abducted by the military - since April 28, 2007. His daughter Yumi shared an artwork that is her gift for him, and her fervent prayer to see him soon.

VIDEO | Repair, reblocking in Metro Manila roads to cause Holy Week traffic jam - MMDA 29-Mar-15, 7:19 AM| InterAksyon.com | TV5 The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said road repair and reblocking on eight places in Metro Manila from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday will cause traffic jams.

What's the best birthday gift for Pagasa's 150th? Modernization law, says Recto 29-Mar-15, 12:13 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Sunday urged Congress to give Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) a modernization law as birthday gift for its 150th anniversary.

BIFF commander Abesali killed, Karialan's son wounded in clash with soldiers in Maguindanao 29-Mar-15, 8:55 PM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Heavy fighting Sunday between government troops and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ended with three fatalities for the BIFF, among them a commander; and four wounded, including the son of another ranking leader, the military said.

FAREWELL, LKY | Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral 29-Mar-15, 8:21 AM| Roberto Coloma, Agence France-Presse UPDATE 5:10 P.M.- Tens of thousands of mourners braved torrential rain, howitzers fired a 21-gun salute and jet fighters screamed across the sky Sunday as Singapore staged a grand funeral for its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew.

P30 billion in extra cash for employees as increased take-home bonuses start this June 29-Mar-15, 10:55 AM| InterAksyon.com Employees will enjoy higher mid-year benefits starting June, as the implementing rules of the new law raising to P82,000 the maximum amount of obtainable tax-free bonuses takes effect, House Deputy Majority Leader and Makati City Rep. Mar-Len Abigail Binay said Sunday.

VP Binay meets with parents of OFW on Indonesia's death row 29-Mar-15, 4:43 PM| InterAksyon.com Vice President on Sunday assured the parents of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Indonesia that the government would exhaust all 'legal remedies and options' to spare the life of their child.

 
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