TODAY'S HEADLINES

VIDEO | Pinoys join farewell to Lee Kuan Yew 31-Mar-15, 8:47 AM | Video report by Beverly Natividad, News5 with reports from Reuters

DOH reminds would-be flagellants: Take tetanus shots first 30-Mar-15, 2:44 PM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com

DFA: Sabah not at issue in Note Verbale to KL on South China Sea 30-Mar-15, 1:07 PM | InterAksyon.com | Roices Naguit, News5 The recent note verbale from the Philippines to Malaysia on the issue of the extended continental shelf (ECS) in the South China Sea is part of the two neighbors' 'friendly bilateral relations' and does not in any way include the Sabah issue, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

16 killed as AFP-BIFF fighting resumes in Maguindanao 30-Mar-15, 7:43 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com At least 12 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), including its commander, and four soldiers were killed and scores wounded as clashes resumed between the military and the BIFF in Maguindanao, the military said.

Banks' branches to go on 4-day break starting Maundy Thursday 30-Mar-15, 10:18 PM | InterAksyon.com Banks' online facilities and ATMs however will be available throughout the Lenten break.

PH firms to raise pump prices Tuesday amid reports on drop in world oil prices on possible Iran deal 30-Mar-15, 7:24 PM | InterAksyon.com | Reuters (UPDATED) Beginning Tuesday, as motorists head to provinces for the Holy Week, companies will raise the prices of their gasoline, diesel, and kerosene products. Meanwhile, Reuters reported that oil prices fell on Monday as officials from Iran and six world powers discussed a possible deal.

4 controversial BBL provisions just a subject of misinformation - peace panel lawyer 30-Mar-15, 6:07 PM | Philippines News Agency Four key provisions of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) which critics - including some lawmakers - deem unconstitutional are being wrongly interpreted and thus do not need revising, a member of the legal team of the government peace negotiating panel said Monday.

PCGG litigation fund has only $8M left in bank 30-Mar-15, 4:00 PM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com The Presidential Commission on Good Government says the so-called litigation fund was culled from recovered Swiss deposits of Marcos amounting to $658 million, which was deposited in escrow at the PNB.

Sandiganbayan denies Jinggoy's plea to stop garnishment of his P183-M assets 30-Mar-15, 5:31 PM| Philippines News Agency The Sandiganbayan denied on Monday the motion for reconsideration filed by detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada regarding the attachment and freeze of his assets in connection with his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam.

Filipino killed in Libya attack amid OFWs' reluctance to leave war-torn country 30-Mar-15, 8:35 PM| InterAksyon.com | Video report by News5 The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs on Monday said a Filipino was killed during an attack in Zawiya, a city in northwestern Libya.

Mayor Binay reminds police of duty to enforce the law, not break it 30-Mar-15, 1:26 PM| InterAksyon.com Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay decries what he described as the apparent misuse of the PNP in implementing 'selective suspension' of officials not allied with the ruling party.

DOJ OKs P61.1-M tax evasion indictment on Napoles couple 30-Mar-15, 3:07 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com | Video report by News5 Janet and Jaime Napoles acquired property disproportinate to their reported income over a period of years, which prompted the Bureau of Internal Revenue to sue for tax evasion.

ONE DIRECTION | Going to Baguio? One-way traffic on Kennon Road during Holy Week 30-Mar-15, 7:06 PM| InterAksyon.com In order to shorten travel time of the expected influx of tourists going up to Baguio City during the Holy Week will implement an experimental one-way traffic scheme going up

 
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