TODAY'S HEADLINES

BBL constitutional, but no to indefinite 'opt-in' on Bangsamoro expansion - Peace Council 27-Apr-15, 12:58 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

QUAKE MAP | Scenes from Nepal earthquake, as captured by survivors 27-Apr-15, 8:05 AM | Geofeedia, InterAksyon.com

Newest US maritime patrol, strike aircraft in aircraft exhibit of Balikatan 2015 27-Apr-15, 8:55 AM | Priam F. Nepomuceno, Philippines News Agency

Robbery saved 9 Greek climbers from Nepal quake 27-Apr-15, 2:07 AM | Agence France-Presse

Chinese actions 'may undermine peace' in S. China Sea - ASEAN 27-Apr-15, 8:16 AM | Agence France-Presse Chinese island-building efforts "may undermine peace, security, and stability" in the disputed South China Sea, said a statement by Southeast Asian leaders meeting for a summit on Monday.

Peace Council says Bangsamoro Basic Law 'overwhelmingly acceptable' 27-Apr-15, 10:41 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE, 11:30 a.m.) The Palace-created Peace Council, which includes Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, gave its stamp of approval to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying it was "overwhelmingly acceptable" and should be passed by Congress.

Jokowi 'sympathetic', to ask Indon attorney general on legal issues of Mary Jane case - Coloma 27-Apr-15, 11:49 AM | Marlene Alcaide, TV5 (UPDATE, 1:11 p.m.) A day before the scheduled execution of Mary Jane Veloso, President Benigno Aquino III on Monday made a last-ditch appeal to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare the life of the overseas Filipino worker. And Widodo appeared sympathetic.

BBL constitutional, but no to indefinite 'opt-in' on Bangsamoro expansion - Peace Council 27-Apr-15, 12:58 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com While it found the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) acceptable, the Peace Council created by Malacanang to scrutinize the bill said the provision on the expansion of the Bangsamoro areas after ratification should be removed.

QUAKE MAP | Scenes from Nepal earthquake, as captured by survivors 27-Apr-15, 8:05 AM | Geofeedia, InterAksyon.com Survivors of Saturday's 7.8-magnitude earthquake still managed to post photos of the wreckage on social networking site Instagram for the world to see.

Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,300 26-Apr-15, 1:18 AM| Paavan Mathema, AFP/with Ammu Kannampilly at Mount Everest (UPDATE4, 8:50 P.M.) Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,300 and triggering fresh avalanches at Everest base camp, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu.

PH, Vietnam seek adoption of ASEAN Code of Conduct in South China Sea 27-Apr-15, 8:05 AM| InterAksyon.com The Philippines and Vietnam will seek the adoption of the ASEAN Code of Conduct in the South China Sea to avoid the escalation of disputes in the area, as China continues to exert its power and influence the crucial trade route.

OPINION | Terrifying implications of cause behind flood of African migrants 27-Apr-15, 11:05 AM| Michael Werz and Max Hoffman, Reuters Climate change is affecting such basic environmental conditions as rainfall patterns and temperatures and is contributing to more frequent natural disasters like floods and droughts. Undermining the rural livelihoods of farming, herding, and fishing, this causes people to migrate.

Indonesia defiant as UN leads condemnation of looming executions of Mary Jane, 7 others 26-Apr-15, 12:11 PM| Agence France-Presse | InterAksyon.com | Carla Lim, News5 UPDATE2, 6:52 PM-Indonesia has signalled it will push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by UN chief Ban Ki-moon. VP Binay, back in Manila from Jakarta, and Veloso's lawyer Olalia said Filipinos should not lose hope for her.

Single toll collection to stay for motorists passing through NLEX, SCTEX 26-Apr-15, 7:05 PM| Cassandra Lee, InterAksyon.com The scheme is meant to make travel between NLEX and SCTEX seamless.

PLDT spending over a billion pesos on eighth data center 27-Apr-15, 11:51 AM| Cassandra Lee, InterAksyon.com VITRO Clark will serve the disaster recovery requirements of businesses elsewhere.

 
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