IS terror could 'spillover' to PH unless Mindanao conflict solved, security exec warns 05-Mar-15, 1:41 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez,

Usman, 5 foreign terrorists with BIFF breakaway group, says AFP spokesman 04-Mar-15, 10:29 PM | Thom Andrade, | Video report by News5

Cignal TV now has more subscribers than SkyCable 04-Mar-15, 3:11 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar,

Disease begins stalking Maguindanao evacuees 05-Mar-15, 9:18 AM | Dennis Arcon, Worries over the plight of civilians displaced by the continuing 'all-out' military offensive against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao increased after health officials in the province monitored diseases in evacuation centers.

REVIEW | Full text and frequently asked questions about the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law 05-Mar-15, 10:26 AM | In the wake of the Mamasapano incident, the Mindanao peace process again hangs in the balance. Crucial to the process is the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, which Congress now seeks to amend before passage. To help inform the ongoing debates we invite everyone to review the measure.

Usman, 5 foreign terrorists with BIFF breakaway group, says AFP spokesman 04-Mar-15, 10:29 PM | Thom Andrade, | Video report by News5 Filipino bomb-making expert Basit Usman, the sidekick of slain international terror suspect Zulkifli Abdhir alias Marwan, and five foreign terrorists working with him are being protected by an armed group that broke away from the BIFF.

BOI report on Mamasapano out Friday or Monday 'at the latest' - Roxas 05-Mar-15, 12:46 PM | Thom Andrade, The report of the PNP board of inquiry on the January 25 Mamasapano incident will be released Friday or Monday 'at the latest,' Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II said.

No revisions, no BBL, senators tell Iqbal; VP says deadline should not trump full study of bill 04-Mar-15, 4:58 PM | Ernie Reyes and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Senators, mostly co-authors of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law practically told MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal there would be no measure without scrutiny from Congress. Relatedly, VP Binay said an arbitrary deadline should not prevail over full deliberations on the controversial bill.

LONG OVERDUE | HRW welcomes murder raps vs ex-Tagum mayor but says more needs to be done 05-Mar-15, 8:04 AM| The murder charges filed against former Tagum City mayor Rey Uy and 28 other persons for allegedly operating a 'death squad' are 'a long-overdue blow against the country's epidemic of unsolved extrajudicial killings,' but 'there's more to be done,' a human rights watchdog said Thursday.

Jolo Revilla's health improving but condition still serious; cops' frequent visit makes his BP soar 04-Mar-15, 7:05 PM| Video report by Mon Gualvez, News5 The health of Jolo Revilla remains serious but his condition is improving four days since he accidentally shot his right chest with his .40 Glock pistol.

Speaker warns power providers vs 'artificial shortage' 04-Mar-15, 2:04 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Wednesday warned power providers against creating an 'artificial shortage' especially during the summer months, saying the House of Representatives would take action if they are found doing so.

VIDEO | MILF insists on 3rd-party probers for Mamasapano; its internal report clears all members 05-Mar-15, 3:05 AM| Maricel Halili, News5 The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Wednesday pushed its proposal to have an independent body probe the Mamasapano incident in order to ensure public confidence in the credibility of the investigation's outcome. This, as its own report cleared its members, on the ground of self-defense.

'Police harassment' of film screening denounced by organizers 04-Mar-15, 6:13 PM| Organizers of a screening of documentary films denounced what they called 'police harrassment' of their event held Saturday at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Theater in Quezon City.

GOOD NEWS | WHO names Fabella Hospital a Western Pacific 'role mode' for newborn care 05-Mar-15, 8:59 AM| Jet Villa, The government-run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Sta. Cruz, Manila has been recognized as a role mode of the World Health Organization-Western Pacific Region Office for its essential newborn care programs, which have been proven to reduce infant morbidity and mortality.

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