BBL will create 'sub-state' with 'equal strength' to national government - ex-UP Law Dean Magallona 18-Apr-15, 7:47 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will create not just a new autonomous homeland but a 'sub-state' with 'equal strength' to the national government, a noted law expert warned ahead of Congress' resumption of deliberations on the measure next week.

Dry spell might affect more provinces in May -- Pagasa 19-Apr-15, 6:10 AM | Juzel L. Danganan, Philippines News Agency The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) sees the dry spell will affect more provinces next month.

Balikatan war games start Monday under China's shadow 18-Apr-15, 10:31 AM | Joel Guinto, Agence France-Presse Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded war games, showcasing a deepening defense alliance as alarm bells ring over China.


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PNoy pushing Code of Conduct in South China Sea at ASEAN forum, noting Beijing's reclamation spree 17-Apr-15, 1:33 PM | | Roices Naguit, News5 Expressing alarm at China's reclamation spree and fishing ban in Philippine-owned islands in the West Philippine Sea, President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he will push for the adoption of a Code of Conduct in the resource-rich waters when he attends the ASEAN meeting in Malaysia on April 26-27.

OFW exit clearance now separate from PhilHealth, PagIBIG fees collections - POEA 19-Apr-15, 9:03 AM | Responding to the clamor of some overseas Filipino workers' organizations, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has separated the issuance of overseas employment certificate(OEC) or exit clearance from the collection of government fees such as PhilHealth and PagIBIG.

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya -newspaper 19-Apr-15, 3:45 PM| Reuters As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, the Times of Malta reported on Sunday.

Electrical waste reaches new peak at 41 million tons - report 19-Apr-15, 11:05 AM| Agence France-Presse A record amount of electrical and electronic waste hit the rubbish tips in 2014, with the biggest per-capita tallies in countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness, a report said Sunday.

AFP chief welcomes Jalandoni's call to resume peace talks 18-Apr-15, 6:01 PM| Jaime Sinapit, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang says the proposal is well-taken but the other side should 'show sincerity' by stopping atrocities and criminal acts.

POEA cancels recruiter's license for collecting P110,000 placement fee from a domestic worker 19-Apr-15, 8:05 AM| The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has cancelled the license of Jao International Manpower Services for charging placement fees amounting to P110,000 from a household service worker it deployed to Romania.

VIDEO | Son of Ergo Cha owner says he brought water, not toxic chemical to tea store 18-Apr-15, 1:56 PM| Romel Lopez, News5 | additional reporting by The son of Ergo Cha milk teashop owner William Abrigo on Friday broke his silence and denied that he had brought toxic liquid to their store in Sampaloc, Manila.

Mary Jane Veloso's sister flies to Indonesia; PH to press for second review of drug mule's case 17-Apr-15, 5:38 PM| Eric B.Apolonio, | Carla Lim News5 (UPDATE 2 - 9:34 a.m., February 18, 2015) Marites Veloso, sister of Mary Jane Veloso, flew to Indonesia Friday evening to see the Filipina overseas worker, who is now on death row.

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