TODAY'S HEADLINES

Rare birds jammed inside water bottles in Indonesia 07-May-15, 5:26 AM | Agence France-Presse

DA intensifies drought mitigation efforts in 23 provinces 07-May-15, 4:56 AM | Cielito M. Reganit, Philippine News Agency

VIDEO | Gapos Gang members gunned down in Cavite 07-May-15, 2:48 AM | JV Arcena, News5

Fight fans sue Pacquiao over injury 06-May-15, 6:13 AM | Agence France-Presse

Manila tells Beijing to abide by 2002 ASEAN-China declaration, stop reclamation 07-May-15, 12:33 AM | InterAksyon.com | With Carla Lim, News5 The Philippines said China's 'ilegal and invalid nine-dash-line claim' is the core issue in the South China Sea disputes, and urged its neighbor to stop its reclamation while distracting the region with accusations that Manila has breached the 2002 declaration of parties in the maritime rows.

Hybrid system of manual voting, automated canvassing pitched for 2016 elections 06-May-15, 3:22 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Saying time was running out for the task of refurbishing the 82,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines, a lawmaker on Wednesday pushed for a hybrid system of elections for May 2016.

VIDEO | DOJ sees hand of int'l drug ring in overseas trips of Veloso recruiter 07-May-15, 12:03 AM | Kaye Imson, News5 | InterAksyon.com According to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Cristina Sergio appeared to have been a drug mule herself before she was tapped to recruit innocent jobseekers to set up as couriers like Mary Jane Veloso, who remains on Indonesia's death row.

COME OUT, BE TESTED | People at risk of HIV urged to undergo tests as 8,000 new cases seen in 2015 06-May-15, 6:07 PM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com As it stares at the possibility of having some 8,000 new HIV cases recorded this year, the Department of Health has made an urgent appeal to people at risk of contracting the AIDS virus to submit themselves to voluntary testing.

JV vows to push probe of chopper purchase as Chiz asks where AFP modernization funds went 06-May-15, 7:00 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator JV Ejercito has vowed to continue the investigation into the questioned P1.2-billion purchase of 'antiquated' UH-1 helicopters despite the Department of National Defense's confirmation that the procurement program had been partially terminated.

VIDEO | Thai who insulted Filipinos opts for voluntary deportation 06-May-15, 8:29 PM| Ferdinand G. Patinio, PNA | Video Report by Ina Zara, News5 The Thai whose offensive online posts enraged many netizens has opted for voluntary deportation after surrendering himself to the Bureau of Immigration Wednesday.

Aquino off to US, Canada to seek more investments 06-May-15, 12:51 PM| InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III flew off Wednesday for a working visit to Chicago in the US and, from there, to Canada for a state visit, during which he hopes to lure more investors to the country as he works to further strengthen ties with both countries.

VIDEO | Sergio, partner won't submit counteraffidavit; question NBI arrest, standing of Veloso kin 06-May-15, 4:51 PM| Ryan Ang, News5 Mary Jane Veloso's recruiter Cristina Sergio and her live-in partner Julius Lacanilao have opted not to submit a counter-affidavit to the complaint lodged by the National Bureau of Investigation on behalf of Veloso for large-scale illegal recruitment, estafa and human trafficking.

Jeane Napoles appears at tax court, avoids arrest 06-May-15, 8:34 PM| Marlene Alcaide, News5 Jeane Napoles, the daughter of the alleged brains of the pork barrel scam, evaded arrest Wednesday after she personally appeared before the Court of Tax Appeals, where she is facing a P17.88 million tax evasion case.

AFP admits MILF killed Usman 06-May-15, 1:19 PM| InterAksyon.com The Armed Forces of the Philippines admitted Wednesday that it was the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, not government assets or his own followers, who killed wanted bomb maker Abdul Basit Usman in Maguindanao province early this week.

Conflicts displace record 38 million people - watchdog 06-May-15, 7:59 PM| Nina Larson, Agence France-Presse Conflicts and violence in places like Syria and Ukraine have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, equivalent to the total populations of New York, London and Beijing, a watchdog group said Wednesday.

 
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