FVR: Pemberton custody shouldn't mar relations with US, but PH 'bullied' 18-Dec-14, 2:32 PM | Thom Andrade, Jaime Sinapit, Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Ernie Reyes and Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com
Melting Arctic ice, rising temps seen as planet warms 18-Dec-14, 5:40 AM | Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse
Clinton vs Bush, again? Is US democracy becoming a family affair? 18-Dec-14, 3:36 AM | Agence France-Presse
HRW Dispatches: Uniting against the Pakistan school massacre 18-Dec-14, 4:47 AM | Zama Coursen-Neff, Human Rights Watch
Media seeks unscheduled inspections of massacre suspects' cells in wake of Bilibid fiasco 18-Dec-14, 11:17 AM | InterAksyon.com
'I was mistaken for a waiter, valet driver': Obama speaks on America's persisting racial biases 18-December-14, 06:08 AM | Agence France-Presse READ MORE
Pemberton arraigned before Olongapo court 19-Dec-14, 1:37 AM | Ansbert Joaquin, InterAksyon.com | JV Arcena, Radyo5 (UPDATE 3 - 9:00 a.m.) Joseph Scott Pemberton, the US Marine indicted for the murder of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, will be brought Friday to the Olongapo court that issued a warrant for his arrest, police there confirmed.
'FIGHT WITH US' | Open Letter of Filipino Migrants to Pope Francis 18-Dec-14, 4:56 PM | Migrante International 'We call on you to speak in behalf of overseas Filipinos in our quest for a better life. We have experienced first-hand human and labor rights abuses and exploitation. Hear our stories and join us in our fight against modern-day slavery.'
Reds announce truce for Xmas, New Year's and papal visit 17-Dec-14, 7:58 PM | InterAksyon.com Communist rebels on Wednesday declared three brief ceasefires, for Christmas, New Year's and the visit in January of Pope Francis.
BREAKING NEWS as of 19-Dec-14, 9:24 AM China tightens grip on Macau as dissent rises in gambling hubFallout from Bilibid fiasco cuts into political prisoners' visitation rightsSony hack a 'serious natl security matter' - USPAYONG ALERT | 3 weather systems affecting countryTeacher nabbed for rape of Grade 6 studentPag-IBIG members 65 years old and above may now claim savings: VP BinayMeralco turns to e-bikes in continuing quest for 'Green' solutionsVIDEO | 8 places in Manila that motorists should shun during holidaysUS-Cuba rapprochement isolates Venezuela: analystsVIDEO | 5 OFWs from West Africa went home without going through airport quarantineAnimal rights groups criticize use of dog skin to make leather goods in ChinaTIPS | How to ensure safety of toys as gifts? Rescue5 shares some notesAs easy targets thin, Syria air strikes by US allies plungeSteps underway to develop territorial defense capability: AFP chief10,000 evacuated after WWII dud bomb found near Berlin
US aid agency keen on funding PPP projects A second grant from the Millennium Challenge Corp would be smaller than the first, which came up to $433.91 million.
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AgriNurture subsidiary sells stake in banana plantation to raise working capital The Antonio Tiu-led firm raised P300 million for its 51 percent stake in Tagum Resources Agri Industries Inc.
EU grants Philippines' bid to increase duty-free exports Philippine electronics industry hikes exports target More heavy power users join Meralco's opt-out program ahead of summer shortfall Government awards coal mines to 3 companies 'Hot money' flows back to Philippines in November Last-minute buying pushes PH stock index above 7,000-mark Swiss central bank introduces negative interest rate
Military COPDs are 'offensive operations' and will be targeted - Mindanao Reds 18-Dec-14, 5:33 PM | InterAksyon.com Communist rebels in Mindanao called the Community Organizing for Peace and Development program 'part of the offensive military operations of the Philippine Army' and, unless included in the month-long truce declared by the government, will be considered 'legitimate military targets' of the NPA.
US, Cuba announce historic thaw in ties 18-Dec-14, 12:16 AM | Reuters (UPDATED - 8:00 p.m.) The United States will restore diplomatic relations it severed with Cuba more than 50 years ago, a major policy shift ending decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.
Fallout from Bilibid fiasco cuts into political prisoners' visitation rights 19-Dec-14, 8:21 AM| InterAksyon.com The scramble to tighten security measures in jails after the discovery of luxury cells and amenities for privileged convicts at the National Bilibid Prison appears to have cut into visitation rights for political prisoners.
Media seeks unscheduled inspections of massacre suspects' cells in wake of Bilibid fiasco 18-Dec-14, 11:17 AM| InterAksyon.com A major media organization is urging Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to order unscheduled inspections of the detention facilities for those accused of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan massacre following the recent discovery of luxurious cells at the National Bilibid Prison.
'Days of need, corruption over,' PNoy vows as AFP turns 79 18-Dec-14, 1:09 PM| Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III vowed on Thursday that the days when soldiers risked their lives with substandard and inadequate gear because of corruption are over.
Social media: The hostage that eluded Sydney siege gunman 18-Dec-14, 5:43 PM| Jane Wardell, Reuters One hostage the Sydney siege gunman failed to take this week was social media.
SINOLO ANG MIC | Singer-convict should have shared use of music equipment in NBP - DOJ 17-Dec-14, 10:07 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Music recording equipment that authorities seized Monday at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) would not have caused trouble to a high-profile inmate - serving time for heading a notorious bank robbery gang - if the equipment were put there for common use of inmates, and not a single person only.
US chooses Japan to maintain F-35 jets in Asia: sources 18-Dec-14, 1:35 AM| Andrea Shalal and Timothy Kelly, Reuters The Pentagon has chosen Japan as the Asian site for heavy maintenance of Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 fighter jets once the new warplanes start operating around the world, sources familiar with the program said on Wednesday.
‘The Genius of the Poor’: Brit Gawad Kalinga volunteer details journey in the PH After traveling the world, Thomas Graham finds his place among poor communities in the Philippines.
THEATER | ‘Into the Woods’ to be staged at the BGC garden ampitheater in Feb. 2015 Theater enthusiasts will be treated to a unique nature-inspired version of this Stephen Sondheim musical to be staged at BGC in early 2015.
HEALTHY LIVING | 7 tips to survive holiday binge eating 'Tis the season to be jolly and for feasting. It's also the time to watch our weight and take care of our food intake.
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