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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.

BUSINESS NEWS

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Oil falls 1 percent on weak China outlook, higher Libya production Oil falls 1 percent on weak China outlook, higher Libya production The Chinese central bank cut benchmark lending and deposit rates a day before it released official data that showed a second consecutive month of shrinking…

China February HSBC PMI at seven-month high but deflation risk persists China February HSBC PMI at seven-month high but deflation risk persists The number was stronger than a preliminary reading of 50.1, which was just above the 50-point level that separates growth in activity from a contraction…

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Army, police hunt down 5 foreign terrorists in Maguindanao 01-Mar-15, 6:57 AM | Edwin O. Fernandez, Philippines News Agency Police and military authorities here are hunting down an Arab chemist and four Indonesian terrorists who were acquaintances of slain suspected Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias "Marwan" and Filipino bomb-making expert Basit Usman, an Army official said.

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.

BAKIT GANITO? | Filipinas, other Asian women better educated yet lag behind men in leadership role 01-Mar-15, 2:45 PM| Kieran Guilbert, Reuters Women in the Asia Pacific region lag behind men in securing leadership roles in business and politics despite being better educated, an annual gender equality index revealed.

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.

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.

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.

Meron ka pang Libyan dinar? Bangko Sentral extends exchange facility for repatriated OFWs 01-Mar-15, 1:14 PM| InterAksyon.com The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the re-opening of the Libyan Dinar Currency Exchange Facility (LYD-CEF) for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated from Libya for another six months, or until 29 July 2015, it was learned.

 
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