TODAY'S HEADLINES

MILF forms political party, to participate in 2016 elections 07-May-15, 3:41 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Sulu police rescue businesswoman, kill 5 Abu Sayyaf abductors 07-May-15, 2:36 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

VIDEO | Gapos Gang members gunned down in Cavite 07-May-15, 2:48 AM | JV Arcena, News5

AFP sees fewer bombings in Mindanao with deaths of Marwan, Usman 07-May-15, 12:03 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

MILF forms political party, to participate in 2016 elections 07-May-15, 3:41 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Saying it is determined to leave the armed struggle and join mainstream politics, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has organized a political party for the 2016 elections.

China warns Philippine military planes: Stay away from disputed areas 07-May-15, 2:52 PM | Manuel Mogato, Reuters China has warned Philippine air force and navy planes at least six times to leave areas around the disputed South China Sea, the Philippine military commander responsible for the region told a Senate hearing on Thursday.

VIDEO | DOJ sees hand of int'l drug ring in overseas trips of Veloso recruiter 07-May-15, 12:03 AM | Kaye Imson, News5 | InterAksyon.com According to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Cristina Sergio appeared to have been a drug mule herself before she was tapped to recruit innocent jobseekers to set up as couriers like Mary Jane Veloso, who remains on Indonesia's death row.

Chinese reclamation has overtaken all national security concerns – NSA exec 07-May-15, 3:24 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com National Security Administration Director-General Cesar P. Garcia Jr., on Thursday told a Senate committee that China's massive reclamation projects in the West Philippine Sea have overtaken all national security concerns of the country.

JV vows to push probe of chopper purchase as Chiz asks where AFP modernization funds went 06-May-15, 7:00 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator JV Ejercito has vowed to continue the investigation into the questioned P1.2-billion purchase of 'antiquated' UH-1 helicopters despite the Department of National Defense's confirmation that the procurement program had been partially terminated.

VIDEO | Thai who insulted Filipinos opts for voluntary deportation 06-May-15, 8:29 PM| Ferdinand G. Patinio, PNA | Video Report by Ina Zara, News5 The Thai whose offensive online posts enraged many netizens has opted for voluntary deportation after surrendering himself to the Bureau of Immigration Wednesday.

Hybrid system of manual voting, automated canvassing pitched for 2016 elections 06-May-15, 3:22 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Saying time was running out for the task of refurbishing the 82,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines, a lawmaker on Wednesday pushed for a hybrid system of elections for May 2016.

VIDEO | 3 Pinoy fishers hurt as China CG water cannons them in Panatag Shoal 07-May-15, 9:18 AM| Carla Lim, News5 In yet another case of harassment, three Filipino fishermen were injured and their fishing equipment destroyed after the Chinese Coast Guard sprayed water cannon on them while they were fishing in the Panatag Shoal on April 18.

COME OUT, BE TESTED | People at risk of HIV urged to undergo tests as 8,000 new cases seen in 2015 06-May-15, 6:07 PM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com As it stares at the possibility of having some 8,000 new HIV cases recorded this year, the Department of Health has made an urgent appeal to people at risk of contracting the AIDS virus to submit themselves to voluntary testing.

AFP admits MILF killed Usman 06-May-15, 1:19 PM| InterAksyon.com The Armed Forces of the Philippines admitted Wednesday that it was the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, not government assets or his own followers, who killed wanted bomb maker Abdul Basit Usman in Maguindanao province early this week.

Conflicts displace record 38 million people - watchdog 06-May-15, 7:59 PM| Nina Larson, Agence France-Presse Conflicts and violence in places like Syria and Ukraine have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, equivalent to the total populations of New York, London and Beijing, a watchdog group said Wednesday.

 
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