Ombudsman raps ex-Albay mayor, 5 others over fertilizer scam 24-Apr-15, 5:05 PM | Jaime Sinapit,

Suspected CPP-NPA-NDF leader in Eastern Visayas, wife nabbed in Batangas 24-Apr-15, 2:31 PM | Jaime Sinapit,

SC: Contract for PCOS repair is not for extended warranty but separate and new contract 25-Apr-15, 12:21 AM | Perfecto T. Raymundo, Philippine News Agency

Mary Jane's lawyers file second bid for judicial review as convicted OFW moved to execution island 24-Apr-15, 10:58 AM | | Carla Lim, News5 | Reuters (UPDATE 4 - 5:50 p.m.) Lawyers of Mary Jane Veloso filed a second petition for judicial review of her case at 3:50 p.m. on Friday, hours after the Filipina sentenced to death in Indonesia on drug charges was transferred to a maximum security prison along with other convicts facing execution.

Sevilla turns over Customs helm to Lina; Tiangco says P3-B 'pressure' forced Sevilla departure 24-Apr-15, 5:28 PM | Lina Dalangin-Fernandez, | Video Report by Mia Reyes, News5 UPDATED WITH VIDEO-Alberto Lina on Friday returned to the Bureau of Customs he once headed, promising to pursue reforms begun by outgoing Commissioner John Sevilla, who cited 'political pressure.' Rep. Toby Tiangco said Sevilla may have been under pressure to help shore up the LP campaign kitty.

Philippines has worst impunity problem - study 24-Apr-15, 7:34 AM | The Philippines has earned the dubious distinction of having the worst record in bringing wrongdoers to justice, according to a study of countries plagued by impunity.

MAMASAPANO | Eyewitness tells NBI of two 'American' dead 23-Apr-15, 6:06 PM | Nonoy Espina, The NBI-NPS Special Investigation Team's report recommends following up on the extent of US involvement in the ill-fated Battle of Mamasapano.

ASEAN Summit to urge 'self-restraint' in South China Sea dispute - draft 25-Apr-15, 7:47 AM | Dan Martin, Agence France-Presse The ASEAN Summit will urge 'self-restraint' in the South China Sea but avoid directly criticizing Chinese actions that have fanned tensions in the contested waters, a diplomatic source with knowledge of a draft statement said Friday.

Philippines, Vietnam to hold naval drills, scientific research in South China Sea 24-Apr-15, 2:39 AM| Tessa Jamandre and Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files The Philippines and Vietnam have agreed to conduct joint naval drills and scientific studies amid concerns over China’s intensified reclamations in the South China Sea.

Chinese reclamation damage to Philippine coral reefs 600X larger than Tubbataha's - BFAR 24-Apr-15, 9:10 PM| Jelly F. Musico, Philippines News Agency The damage to the coral reefs caused by the Chinese reclamation in the West Philippine Sea is 600 times larger than the damage brought by the USS Guardian on Tubbataha Reef, according to estimates by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Indon daily urges Widodo to end 'shameful travesty' of executions 25-Apr-15, 9:11 AM| An Indonesian newspaper has urged President Joko Widodo to grant clemency to 10 death convicts, including Filipina Mary Jane Veloso, and do away with the death penalty altogether, calling it 'state-sanctioned murder.'

Westcom intensifies territorial patrol in WPS 24-Apr-15, 3:33 PM| Jaime Sinapit, Vice Admiral Alexander Lopez, commander of the Western Command based in Palawan, says all assets available will be put at his disposal to cover sovereignty and territorial patrol in the Kalayaan Island Group.

SC grants Sandigan chief's request for Napoles to be brought to SB for bail hearings 24-Apr-15, 12:08 PM| The Supreme Court en banc granted Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotage-Tang's request for Janet Lim Napoles to be brought to the Sandiganbayan, 'as may be necessary and upon appropriate process issued,' for hearings on her bail application in the plunder and other cases she faces at SB.

HEROISM | Last living Czech defender of Bataan awarded 25-Apr-15, 7:03 AM| For his gallantry in defending Bataan alongside Filipino and US troops against Japanese invaders during World War II, this Czech national was bestowed meritorious awards by his country and the Philippine government in a fitting ceremony recently.

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