VIDEO | 'They asked about reinforcements, he asked about tactics' - SAF chief on meeting with PNoy 06-Mar-15, 7:29 AM | JV Arcena, News5 At an almost three-hour meeting Wednesday, SAF personnel asked Pres. Benigno Aquino III why no reinforcements were sent to their beleaguered comrades in Mamasapano while the President grilled them on tactics.

Mayor says BIFF leaders could be hiding in Cotabato City 06-Mar-15, 10:52 AM | Dennis Arcon, Even as the military continues its 'all-out' offensive against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, leaders of the rebel group that broke away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front could be hiding in Cotabato City, Mayor Japal Guiani Jr. said.

More Filipinos join ranks of poor amid higher food prices, lingering effects of Yolanda 06-Mar-15, 1:31 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar, The rapid rise in food prices and the lingering effects of Typhoon Yolanda eroded gains from last year's economic growth to push more Filipinos into poverty.

Ombudsman panel recommends preliminary probe vs Binay, son over Makati building 'irregularities' 06-Mar-15, 8:05 PM | Trish Roque, News5 | (UPDATED - 9:28 p.m.) The Office of the Ombudsman’s special panel of investigators has recommended that the Vice President his son, and 22 others undergo preliminary investigation in connection with the alleged irregularities in the Makati City Hall Parking Building project.

'No BBL better than a mangled BBL' - chief govt negotiator 06-Mar-15, 12:01 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, The government's chief negotiator to peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front cautioned lawmakers against deleting what they perceive to be unconstitutional provisions in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law lest they mangle the measure beyond saving.

OPEN LETTER | Dear Mar, how can you still stand by PNoy's lies on Mamasapano? 06-Mar-15, 6:52 AM| Renato Reyes Jr. 'This is not just about you and your personal political ambitions. There is a lot more at stake here. By allowing yourself to be part of the grand cover up, you disrespect the memories of the men who died under your watch.'

3 Filipina nurses working in Saudi Arabia infected with MERS-CoV 06-Mar-15, 5:52 PM| Carla Lim, News5 with reports from Agence France-Presse (UPDATED - 6:25 p.m.) Three Filipina nurses working in Saudi Arabia have been infected with the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

5 YEARS OLD PA LANG MAGALING NA | Unbeaten Mayweather 'biggest challenge of my life' - Pacman coach 05-Mar-15, 9:06 PM| Daniel Hicks, Agence France-Presse "Floyd's undefeated. He's talented, He's unique. Here's a guy I first saw when he was five years old in the gym. And he was a good fighter then," Freddie Roach said.

PNoy's aunt-in-law Tingting accused of masterminding 2013 poll fraud attempt 06-Mar-15, 6:29 PM| Jet Villa, An ex-staff member of the presidential aunt-in-law tells Comelec he was instructed to steal and then tamper Baguio City ballots to fabricate propaganda against the automated poll system.

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.

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.

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