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Bangsamoro Basic Law is top agenda in resumption of Congress - Quimbo 04-May-15, 12:10 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Palace appoints new Comelec chief, 2 commissioners 04-May-15, 1:47 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Tropical storm to enter PAR on Wednesday or Thursday - Pagasa 04-May-15, 7:13 AM | Rommel Rio, News 5

Rehab activities to cause more brownouts in Samar - NGCP 04-May-15, 8:11 AM | Philippines News Agency

UNESCO awards press freedom prize to jailed Syria activist 04-May-15, 1:25 AM | Agence France-Presse

AFP certain that Basit Usman is dead. But who killed him? And where is his body? 04-May-15, 9:06 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE2, 12:30 p.m.) Both the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are certain Filipino bomb maker Abdul Basit Usman is dead, but until Monday morning, two things remained unclear: who really killed him and, more important, where his body is.

Palace appoints new Comelec chief, 2 commissioners 04-May-15, 1:47 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Malacanang has appointed the new chairman of the Commission on Elections and two of its commissioners.

Bangsamoro Basic Law is top agenda in resumption of Congress - Quimbo 04-May-15, 12:10 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) remained the top agenda, which the leaders vowed to finish by June 11, the last day of the second regular session of Congress.

British grandmother prepares for execution in Indonesia 04-May-15, 6:43 AM | Agence France-Presse A British grandmother on death row in Indonesia is writing goodbye letters to her family and believes she could be executed at any time, she wrote in an article on Sunday.

Basit Usman killed in Maguindanao firefight, Palace confirms 03-May-15, 1:29 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com | With Roices Naguit, News5 (UPDATE3, 9:42P.M.) Malacanang Palace has confirmed that Filipino bomb-maker Basit Usman, the target of a massive government dragnet since the January 25 Mamasapano mission where he escaped as police commandos were closing in on Malaysian terrorist Marwan, is dead.

HUMOR, AFTER THE HUGGIN' | Best Pac-May pick-up lines and jokes in social media 03-May-15, 5:48 PM| Jose Bimbo Santos, InterAksyon.com Social media immediately erupted with pick-up lines inspired by the epic Pacquiao-Mayweather fight even before the fight's conclusion.

Bodies of foreigners among 51 found in quake-hit Nepal trekking region 03-May-15, 5:00 PM| Agence France-Presse Police have found more than 50 bodies, including those of six foreigners, in Nepal's popular Langtang trekking region following last weekend's devastating earthquake, a senior local official said Sunday.

Human-trafficking victims believed found in Thai mass grave of 26 bodies 03-May-15, 2:49 PM| Reuters Dozens of police and volunteers have exhumed 26 bodies at a mass grave near a suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside deep in a southern Thai jungle, police said on Saturday.

POSTCRIPT | Pacquiao's good fight inspires Filipinos, say Philippine officials 03-May-15, 3:47 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | with Roices Naguit, TV5 Manny Pacquiao's life story, with its inspiring triumph over adversity after each fall, has been mirrored yet again in his fight with Floyd Mayweather, despite his loss by unanimous decision. Thus ran the common thread of officials reacting to the outcome of the fight.

Manny Pacquiao reveals having shoulder injury heading into Mayweather bout 03-May-15, 3:25 PM| InterAksyon.com Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao fought with an injured shoulder against Floyd Mayweather, he revealed during the post-fight conference.

Myanmar govt ready to finalize nationwide ceasefire agreement - president 04-May-15, 12:41 PM| Philippines News Agency | Xinhua The Myanmar government is ready to finalize the nationwide ceasefire agreement and is waiting for the outcome from the ethnic summit, said Myanmar President U Thein Sein Monday.

 
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