TODAY'S HEADLINES

COCKTALES | Razon hires more China hands for casino resort 02-Mar-15, 3:26 PM | Victor C. Agustin

Petilla pushes PEMC to hasten investigations, plans to use penalty collections for WESM info drive 02-Mar-15, 10:02 AM | Juzel L. Danganan, Philippines News Agency

Google scraps plan to block porn on Blogger 02-Mar-15, 1:03 AM | Anya George Tharakan, Reuters

2 common stations for MRT-LRT 'inefficient', says Metro Pacific Group 02-Mar-15, 8:21 AM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com

IBP Cebu City chapter president pushes for bar exams in Cebu 02-Mar-15, 9:07 AM | Philippines News Agency

28,685 affected by military offensive - ARMM 02-Mar-15, 11:52 AM | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com Around 5,725 families or 28,685 people have been internally displaced by the current military offensive against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao.

BA'T DI NA LANG MAG 'I AM SORRY' TULAD NI ARROYO? | Serge O. again calls PNoy 'matigas ang ulo' 01-Mar-15, 5:39 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Serge Osmena, the 2010 poll campaign manager of President Benigno Aquino III, has again complained of the alleged "hardheadedness" of the chief executive.

POEA requires recruiters sending domestic workers to have Facebook accounts 02-Mar-15, 12:21 PM | InterAksyon.com The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has required licensed recruitment agencies deploying domestic workers to have their own Facebook accounts by March 13 this year.

House shelves own Mamasapano probe: 'We have no reason to revive it' - Aggabao 02-Mar-15, 5:19 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The House of Representatives will no longer pursue its investigation of the Mamasapano debacle, leaving it up to the various bodies doing their own inquiries to do the task, a senior leader of the chamber said Monday.

PNPA intensifies call for justice for SAF-44 02-Mar-15, 10:53 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) has intensified its campaign to seek justice for their comrades dubbed SAF-44, or the 44 Special Action Force members who were killed in Mamasapano on January 25.

AFP says bomb maker Basit Usman enjoying BIFF safe havens 02-Mar-15, 3:48 PM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Field reports from the Army's 601st Infantry Brigade indicate that the elements of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters are providing safe havens for the bomb-making expert trained by Jemaah Islamiyah.

WILL JOIN ISLAMIC STATE? | Three British girls aged 15, 16, on way to Syria - media 01-Mar-15, 8:01 PM| Ayla Jean Yackley, Reuters Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus station in Turkey before traveling to a city near the Syrian border, media reported on Sunday.

'Give new life, glorious finish to CARP,' CBCP head, 80 other prelates urge PNoy, Congress 01-Mar-15, 6:31 PM| Ferdinand G. Patinio, Philippine News Agency Eighty-one Catholic Church prelates including the head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urged anew President Benigno Aquino III and Congress to pass two bills that seek the extension and overhauling of the 27-year-old CARP.

Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic 02-Mar-15, 7:11 AM| Polina Devitt and Maxim Rodionov, Reuters Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring "I am not afraid" and chanting "Russia without Putin" in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.

Winston manufacturer asks Senate, House to remove 'good faith' clause from anti-trust bill 02-Mar-15, 9:30 AM| InterAksyon.com According to Japan Tobacco, the clause is not in line with international best practice on competition laws.

10 YEARS OF TOBACCO CONTROL | Gains in ASEAN counted, but risks remain as Big Tobacco targets youth 02-Mar-15, 3:58 PM| InterAksyon.com ASEAN countries have come a long way in strengthening laws and regulations to advance tobacco control in the region in the first decade since the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force, but more remains to be done as Big Tobacco continues to target millions of youth.

 
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