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NCRPO warns public vs scammers raising funds 'for SAF-44' 03-Mar-15, 12:21 AM | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com

Bill Gates still world's richest man, Forbes says 02-Mar-15, 10:43 PM | Agence France-Presse

'SANA ANG HULING PIKIT N'YA DOON SA KAMA N'YA' | Kin seek house arrest for Enrile 03-Mar-15, 8:44 AM | Video report by Ina Zara, News5

BBL does not guarantee peace in Mindanao: peace panel chair Ferrer 02-Mar-15, 11:43 PM | Bobby Q. Labalan, Philippine News Agency

AFP says bomb maker Basit Usman enjoying BIFF safe havens 02-Mar-15, 3:48 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Field reports from the Army's 601st Infantry Brigade indicate that the elements of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters are providing safe havens for the bomb-making expert trained by Jemaah Islamiyah.

Worsening displacement from 'all-out' offensive vs BIFF alarms ARMM rights body 03-Mar-15, 8:01 AM | InterAksyon.com The worsening displacement of civilians in Maguindanao province by the 'all-out offensive' against the BIFF has prompted the ARMM's human rights commission to remind government of its 'obligations' to protect the innocent.

'SANA ANG HULING PIKIT N'YA DOON SA KAMA N'YA' | Kin seek house arrest for Enrile 03-Mar-15, 8:44 AM | Video report by Ina Zara, News5 The family of Juan Ponce Enrile is appealing to the anti-graft court to allow the 91-year-old ailing senator to be put under house arrest.

House shelves own Mamasapano probe: 'We have no reason to revive it' - Aggabao 02-Mar-15, 5:19 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The House of Representatives will no longer pursue its investigation of the Mamasapano debacle, leaving it up to the various bodies doing their own inquiries to do the task, a senior leader of the chamber said Monday.

VIDEO | 10,000 families homeless as 12-hour fire guts Parola area in Tondo 03-Mar-15, 9:56 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Jen Calimon, News5 Up to 10,00 families were rendered homeless by a 12-hour fire that swept through some 5,000 houses made of light materials at the Parola Compound in Tondo, Manila, Monday.

Bong Revilla to visit Jolo Tuesday afternoon 03-Mar-15, 10:09 AM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Detained Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr. has been allowed to leave detention to visit his son Jolo, vice governor of Cavite, who is recuperating at the Asia Hospital in Muntinlupa City after accidentally shooting himself in the chest over the weekend.

NCRPO warns public vs scammers raising funds 'for SAF-44' 03-Mar-15, 12:21 AM| Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com The chief of the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) has warned the public against falling for scammers who exploit the public's admiration for the 44 police commandos killed in Mamasapano by soliciting funds supposedly for their families.

Puerto mayor says Comelec halted signature verification in recall, but video shows him disrupting it 02-Mar-15, 4:52 PM| InterAksyon.com (UPDATED 11: 03 P.M.) A YouTube video showing an angry Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron disrupting Comelec's validation of signatures in a recall petition against him has gone viral. The mayor claimed in an earlier statement that Comelec had arbitrarily suspended its verification proceedings.

Seeking arbitration of West PH Sea conflict proves PH's commitment to UN Charter - envoy 03-Mar-15, 10:30 AM| InterAksyon.com The Philippines' recourse to arbitration to settle disputes in the West Philippine Sea is proof of its commitment to the Charter of the United Nations, a diplomat told a Security Council debate convened by China, with whom the country is locked in a bitter row over contested territory.

QUESTIONS | Was Napenas just harping on lack of support in Mamasapano, or teasing truth from AFP? 02-Mar-15, 8:55 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Retired Commodore Rex Robles of RAM fame wondered if Napenas wasn't trying to tease from the military brass a tacit acknowledgement that there were, possibly, orders tending to stand them down.

10 YEARS OF TOBACCO CONTROL | Gains in ASEAN counted, but risks remain as Big Tobacco targets youth 02-Mar-15, 3:58 PM| InterAksyon.com ASEAN countries have come a long way in strengthening laws and regulations to advance tobacco control in the region in the first decade since the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force, but more remains to be done as Big Tobacco continues to target millions of youth.

 
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