PNoy: Mar Roxas on top of list of presidential bets for 2016 elections 25-May-15, 11:50 AM | InterAksyon.com | Roices Naguit, News5 (UPDATE, 1:26 p.m.) President Benigno Aquino III on Monday said Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel 'Mar' Roxas II is on the top of the list of possible presidential candidates in next year's elections.

'WAR IS INEVITABLE' | China state media warns US on South China Sea tensions 25-May-15, 3:48 PM | Reuters A Chinese state-owned newspaper, the 'Global Times', said on Monday that 'war is inevitable' between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands.

Aquino says 2 NSC clusters enough to tackle West Philippine Sea tensions 25-May-15, 2:38 PM | InterAksyon.com | With Roices Naguit, News5 President Aquino on Monday brushed aside fresh calls to convene the National Security Council, which he hasn't done in five years, saying he will continue to have the legal and security clusters of the advisory body meeting as often as needed amid rising tension in the West Philippine Sea.

Another female OFW sentenced to death, this time in UAE - DFA 25-May-15, 11:00 AM | InterAksyon.com (UPDATE, 11:05 a.m.) Even as the death penalty case of Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia still hangs in the balance, another female overseas Filipino worker has been sentenced to death, this time by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) court after being convicted of killing her employer last December.

Tony Meloto under fire for 'sexist' speech; no comment, but Gawad Kalinga founder tweets good vibes 25-May-15, 3:31 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com A group of academics at the University of Hawaii have expressed dismay over Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto's allegedly 'sexist' remarks in a speech last April. Meloto has offered no comment, but over the weekend tweeted that love of God and country has him still looking up and forward.

Sen. Miriam, other suggestions to form part of BBL revision to make it inclusive - Marcos 25-May-15, 12:48 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Suggestions from Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, the Peace Council, local government units, and other stakeholders on how to correct the constitutional infirmities of the Bangsamoro Basic Law will be incorporated into the draft law to make it inclusive, said Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

WHAT'S NEXT IN DISPUTE WITH CHINA? Let's start with assessment of current situation, Part 1 of 3 25-May-15, 10:24 AM| Jose Antonio A. Custodio, Special to InterAksyon.com China continues with the reclamation in disputed reefs, while the Philippines' case at the international tribunal is still pending. What can the Philippines do in the meantime? Security and defense expert Jose Antonio A. Custodio begins with an assessment of the current situation.

MMDA set to conduct West Valley Fault earthquake simulations 25-May-15, 4:39 PM| Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com Starting this week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will be conducting community-level exercises involving a simulated 7.2 magnitude earthquake at 72 barangays situated at or near the West Valley Fault.

Philippines more than doubles volume of rice imports subject to lower tariffs 25-May-15, 7:09 AM| Orti Despuez, InterAksyon.com From 350,000 previously, the new MAV would cover 805,200 metric tons of rice.

Gov't completes report on who to blame for record spike in power rates during Malampaya shutdown 25-May-15, 4:08 PM| Michelle Orosa-Ople, News5 The ERC is reviewing the report before making it public.

Greece 'has no money' to meet IMF debt repayment 25-May-15, 2:17 AM| Katerina Nikolopoulou, Agence France-Presse Greece warned Sunday it has no money to repay the International Monetary Fund on time in June unless a deal is reached with its creditors, in a stark warning that the country could be just days away from defaulting.

 
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