THANKS TO PACQUIAO | Govt 'assets' pounced on Usman as he waited for Pac-May to start - source 05-May-15, 12:49 AM | Priam F. Nepomuceno, Philippines News Agency

Barge rescues local tourist between Batangas and Mindoro 05-May-15, 6:23 AM | Jojo Magsombol, Philippines News Agency

Spain princess risks asset seizure in fraud case 05-May-15, 1:11 AM | Agence France-Presse

Puerto Rico authorizes medical marijuana 05-May-15, 4:45 AM | Agence France-Presse

THANKS TO PACQUIAO | Govt 'assets' pounced on Usman as he waited for Pac-May to start - source 05-May-15, 12:49 AM | Priam F. Nepomuceno, Philippines News Agency A government source claimed that Usman and his men were gunned down by 'assets' while waiting for the radio broadcast of the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout last May 3.

PCGG's Bautista is new Comelec chief; Palace names also 2 commissioners 04-May-15, 1:47 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, | With PNA UPDATE 5:02 P.M- Malacanang has appointed PCGG chair Andres Bautista the new chairman of the Commission on Elections; and named two of its commissioners Rowena Guanzon and Sherif Abas

AFP certain that Basit Usman is dead. But who killed him? And where is his body? 04-May-15, 9:06 AM | Jaime Sinapit, | with Gerard dela Pena, News5 (UPDATE3, 6:40 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.

NBI comparing data on 'Ike' tied to West African drug ring, and 'Ike' who set up Veloso 04-May-15, 7:08 PM | Brian Maglungsod, UPDATE 7:54 p.m.-The NBI is checking whether a man in their data base called 'Ike' and with links to the West African Drug Syndicate, is the same 'Ike' named by Mary Jane Veloso as the one who gave her a bag in Malaysia that yielded over two kilos of heroin concealed in its lining.

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

2 dead, 1 wounded at US Mohammed cartoon contest 04-May-15, 11:54 AM| Agence France-Presse Two suspects who may have been carrying bombs were shot dead Sunday, and a police officer was wounded, outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas, organizers said.

Migrant workers in Australia being exploited on farms, factories - report 04-May-15, 11:11 AM| Philippines News Agency | Xinhua Migrant workers in Australia are being subjected to slave-like conditions, sexual propositions, and black market labor gangs on farms and factories supplying the country's biggest food businesses.

Next wonder plant? Govt to research into possible health benefits of Batanes' Arius fruit 04-May-15, 9:31 AM| Jose Bimbo F. Santos, A unique fruit-bearing tree endemic to the island province of Batanes called Arius will be the subject of a multi-year research project by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) that seeks to find out its possible health benefits.

Former AFP-CRS chief dies in Laguna car crash 04-May-15, 1:00 PM| Jaime Sinapit, A former general and chief of the Civil Relations Service (CRS) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) died Sunday in a car accident in Los Banos, Laguna, a report from the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association Inc. (PMAAAI) said Monday.

Rehab activities to cause more brownouts in Samar - NGCP 04-May-15, 8:11 AM| Philippines News Agency The National Grid Corporation of Philippines (NGCP) has announced that there will be more scheduled power interruptions in Samar Island this year as the firm continues its restoration and rehabilitation projects.

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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