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3 Filipino nurses working in Saudi Arabia infected with MERS-CoV 06-Mar-15, 5:52 PM | Video report by 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).

9 troops, 6 BIFF fighters wounded, another rebel camp found in 'all-out' offensive 07-Mar-15, 7:06 AM | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com Nine soldiers and at least six members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were wounded in an hours-long battle Friday in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town as the military continued to press on its 'all-out' offensive against the rebels.

More Filipinos join ranks of poor amid higher food prices, lingering effects of Yolanda 06-Mar-15, 1:31 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com 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.

PRELIMINARY PROBE LANG, DI PA KINASUHAN | Binay camp chides Ombudsman for 'misleading' statement 06-Mar-15, 10:24 PM | InterAksyon.com The camp of Jejomar Binay criticized the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly issuing a "misleading" press statement implying that a case had been filed against the Vice President, his son, and 22 others.

'No BBL better than a mangled BBL' - chief govt negotiator 06-Mar-15, 12:01 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com 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.'

Mamasapano SAF survivor launches Change.org petition to call for all-out peace 06-Mar-15, 9:37 PM| Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com A SAF officer who survived the Battle of Mamasapano launched an online petition to pursue the peace process in Mindanao.

Sons of Pinay on Indonesia death row pray for mom to be spared 07-Mar-15, 8:48 AM| Carla Lim, News5 The two young sons of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina death row convict whose appeal was accepted by the Indonesian supreme court, are begging to the government to save their mother.

PNoy's aunt-in-law Tingting accused of masterminding 2013 poll fraud attempt 06-Mar-15, 6:29 PM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com 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.

P10-reduction in taxi flag down rate starts Monday 06-Mar-15, 2:30 PM| InterAksyon.com | Video report by News5 The P10 cut from P40 to P30 flag down fare takes effect on Monday, March 9.

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.

 
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