Aquino to appeal for Mary Jane's life at Malaysia summit 26-Apr-15, 5:00 PM | Agence France-Presse | InterAksyon.com
Mary Jane sends out handwritten appeal for pardon to Indonesia's President Joko Widodo 25-Apr-15, 3:24 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com
Robbery saved 9 Greek climbers from Nepal quake 27-Apr-15, 2:07 AM | Agence France-Presse
Europe recalls the horror 70 years after Nazi camps liberated 27-Apr-15, 12:54 AM | Agence France-Presse
Single toll collection to stay for motorists passing through NLEX, SCTEX 26-Apr-15, 7:05 PM | Cassandra Lee, InterAksyon.com
Mary Jane sends out handwritten appeal for pardon to Indonesia's President Joko Widodo 25-April-15, 03:24 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com READ MORE
Beijing moves toward 'de facto control of South China Sea' - Philippines 26-Apr-15, 1:21 PM | Agence France-Presse | InterAksyon.com | Marlene Alcaide, News5 UPDATE3, 7:20 P.M.- Beijing is moving toward "de facto control" of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned on Sunday as it called on fellow Southeast Asian countries to "stand up" to their massive neighbor. Malaysia's foreign minister said, however, that ASEAN should not antagonize China.
Indonesia defiant as UN leads condemnation of looming executions of Mary Jane, 7 others 26-Apr-15, 12:11 PM | Agence France-Presse | InterAksyon.com | Carla Lim, News5 UPDATE2, 6:52 PM-Indonesia has signalled it will push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by UN chief Ban Ki-moon. VP Binay, back in Manila from Jakarta, and Veloso's lawyer Olalia said Filipinos should not lose hope for her.
Aquino to appeal for Mary Jane's life at Malaysia summit 26-Apr-15, 5:00 PM | Agence France-Presse | InterAksyon.com UPDATE 5:31 PM-President Aquino said he will seek clemency for Mary Jane Veloso, who may be put to death on Tuesday, while in Malaysia for a regional summit. The group GABRIELA launched vigils for Veloso, and said Aquino should not botch the chance, as his government's neglect had caused the crisis.
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Single toll collection to stay for motorists passing through NLEX, SCTEX The scheme is meant to make travel between NLEX and SCTEX seamless.
5 Hollywood-style studios ready by yearend, says ABS-CBN Another five sound stages will be complete by next year.
Asean, EU seek to jump-start free-trade talks The EU launched trade talks in 2007, but broke them off in 2009 largely because of human rights concerns in Asean member Myanmar.
Maybank's Philippine unit grows profit by more than twofold Puerto Princesa inaugurates solar panels atop City Hall Propmech installs second solar power rooftop for ADB Banks now less generous in lending even to businesses Manila Water firms up venture into retail business Federal Resources' board just handed over majority ownership to LBC First unit of Ayala, Trans-Asia joint venture power plant in Batangas goes online
Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,300 26-Apr-15, 1:18 AM | Paavan Mathema, AFP/with Ammu Kannampilly at Mount Everest (UPDATE4, 8:50 P.M.) Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,300 and triggering fresh avalanches at Everest base camp, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu.
ASEAN Summit to urge 'self-restraint' in South China Sea dispute - draft 25-Apr-15, 7:47 AM | Dan Martin, Agence France-Presse The ASEAN Summit will urge 'self-restraint' in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticizing Chinese actions that have fanned tensions in the contested waters, a diplomatic source with knowledge of a draft statement said Friday.
US wants access to 8 Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot 25-Apr-15, 11:55 AM| Reuters The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea.
'People-centered ASEAN' possible only with social agenda - People's Forum 25-Apr-15, 10:42 AM| Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com The theme of the 2015 ASEAN Summit - 'Towards a People-Centered ASEAN' - can only become a reality with a social agenda that sets policies to benefit people in the region and not only corporations, groups attending the ASEAN People's Forum here said.
Widodo to lose standing as rights champion as Dinky says only 'miracle' will save Mary Jane 25-Apr-15, 9:35 AM| Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com Indonesian President Joko Widodo will lose his standing as a champion of human rights in Southeast Asia if Filipina Mary Jane Veloso is executed, a member of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights said Friday.
Aquino expected to hold bilateral talks with Vietnamese PM during ASEAN Summit - Palace 26-Apr-15, 2:40 AM| Philippines News Agency President Benigno Aquino III is expected to meet with Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for a bilateral talk during the 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Malaysia.
Indon daily urges Widodo to end 'shameful travesty' of executions 25-Apr-15, 9:11 AM| InterAksyon.com An Indonesian newspaper has urged President Joko Widodo to grant clemency to 10 death convicts, including Filipina Mary Jane Veloso, and do away with the death penalty altogether, calling it 'state-sanctioned murder.'
HEROISM | Last living Czech defender of Bataan awarded 25-Apr-15, 7:03 AM| InterAksyon.com For his gallantry in defending Bataan alongside Filipino and US troops against Japanese invaders during World War II, this Czech national was bestowed meritorious awards by his country and the Philippine government in a fitting ceremony recently.
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