Philippines to resume reconstruction works in disputed South China Sea 27-Mar-15, 3:44 AM | Manuel Mogato, Reuters The Philippines said on Thursday it would resume repair and reconstruction works in the disputed South China Sea after halting activities last year over concerns about the effect on an arbitration complaint filed against China.

'LAST WORD' | PNoy seeks 'understanding' but no apology for Mamasapano 26-Mar-15, 12:23 PM | | With France Noguera, News5 (UPDATE 3 - 3:30 p.m.) In what he said would be the last time he speaks on the issue, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday again accepted responsibility for the disastrous January 25 Mamasapano incident and 'humbly' asked for 'understanding,' but offered no apology.

VIDEO, EXCLUSIVE | Know why some SAF men did not go to combat site at height of Mamasapano clash 27-Mar-15, 11:21 AM | Video report by Kaye Imson, News5 (UPDATED - 12:17 p.m.) The controversy has swirled for weeks: 'tis said some SAF units were seen on the highway, apparently idle, while the attack team and backup unit were in the 'kill zone'. Did the roadside units leave their comrades to die? Here, those in the know explain what this video means.

OPINION | CBCP on divorce: Marriages are reduced to 'test-drives', spouses dehumanized, kids hurt 27-Mar-15, 9:19 AM | Archbishop Socrates Villegas, CBCP president We are posting in full the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' position on proposals to legalize divorce and decriminalize adultery and concubinage.

LET'S DOH IT! | Poor cross-eyed girl, saved by Flavier's Sagip Mata, grows up to top the bar exam 26-Mar-15, 12:35 PM | Twenty years later, one of the nameless beneficiaries of Oplan Sagip Mata is in the limelight as the Top 3 finisher in the 2014 Bar Exams.

BALIK NA KAYO SA PINAS | As Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen, 700 Pinoys urged to return home 26-Mar-15, 6:24 PM| | Reuters | Philippine News Agency As Saudi Arabia and its allies continue to launch air strikes in Yemen against Shi'ite Muslim rebels, the Philippine government on Thursday repeated its appeal to some 700 Filipinos staying in the country in the Arab region to return home.

PHOTO | Iqbal, Ferrer recognized by Xavier U Cagayan de Oro for peace efforts 26-Mar-15, 2:03 PM| Richel V. Umel, Mohagher Iqbal, chief negotiator of the MILF and chairman of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, and government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer were awarded the Fr. William F. Masterson SJ Award during the 76th commencement exercises of Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City.

Andal Ampatuan III among PNPA graduates who want to join SAF, dismantle private armies in Mindanao 27-Mar-15, 2:52 AM| France Noguera, News5 with reports from Datu Andal Ampatuan III bears a patronymic sullied by accusations of serious crimes being hurled against his elders, who are also his namesakes.

Alan Cayetano claims MILF out to 'assassinate' him 26-Mar-15, 1:34 PM| Ernie Reyes, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday claimed he has been targeted for assassination by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, supposedly to ensure the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.

EXCLUSIVE | DND used P800-M US fund for tanks to buy cheaper APCs - JV, Chiz 27-Mar-15, 11:04 AM| Erwin Tulfo, News5 Two senators want the Department of National Defense to explain why it used P800 million given by the United States to transport 100 units of donated tanks to buy instead cheaper armored personnel carriers from Belgium.

A STEP CLOSER TO EXECUTION | Indonesia high court rejects appeal of Filipina on death row 26-Mar-15, 9:25 PM| Agence France-Presse Indonesia's Supreme Court has rejected an application by a Filipina on death row for a judicial review of her case, taking her a step closer to being executed along with several other foreign drug convicts.

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