TODAY'S HEADLINES

Thousands flee, highway closed as Army, BIFF clash in Maguindanao 27-Feb-15, 11:38 AM | Edwin O. Fernandez, Philippine News Agency

Pag-IBIG Fund income hits record in 2014 27-Feb-15, 11:04 AM | InterAksyon.com

US flies most advanced surveillance plane from PH 27-Feb-15, 10:34 AM | Manuel Mogato, Reuters

WEEKEND GUIDE | February 27 to March 1: Fireworks, plays, and a historical exhibit 27-Feb-15, 10:58 AM | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

Thousands flee, highway closed as Army, BIFF clash in Maguindanao 27-Feb-15, 11:38 AM | Edwin O. Fernandez, Philippine News Agency An ongoing clash between the Army and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao has sent thousands of residents fleeing their homes and shut down the highway passing through part of the province.

China submarines outnumber US fleet: US admiral 27-Feb-15, 12:23 AM | Andrea Shalal, Reuters China is building some "fairly amazing submarines" and now has more diesel- and nuclear-powered vessels than the United States, a top US Navy admiral told US lawmakers on Wednesday, although he said their quality was inferior.

Climate inaction will be 'catastrophic' - Hollande 27-Feb-15, 6:58 AM | Imelda V. Abano, InterAksyon.com Swift global action is needed to avoid the worst threats from a rapidly changing climate - the disasters brought by storms, floods, extreme temperatures, and their impacts on people and biodiversity - visiting French President Francois Hollande warned during a climate change forum Thursday.

ARMM reconciliation exec gunned down 27-Feb-15, 8:02 AM | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com An official of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao whose main task was to help settle clan feuds, or 'rido,' was shot dead as he waited for his wife at the Supermarket in Cotabato City late Thursday afternoon.

US flies most advanced surveillance plane from PH 27-Feb-15, 10:34 AM | Manuel Mogato, Reuters The United States has begun flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, out of the Philippines for patrols over the South China Sea, the US Navy said on Thursday, acknowledging the flights for the first time.

LUPAO MASSACRE | Memory of Ecija farmers killed 28 years ago casts a pall on EDSA's joy 25-Feb-15, 8:51 PM| Joel C. Paredes, InterAksyon.com The survivors have since deserted Sitio Padlao in Barangay Namulandayan, never to return to the site where, it is claimed, soldiers burned and looted their homes in 1987, after a running gunbattle with communist rebels, leading to the death of a young Army lieutenant.

Megaworld, ALI, SM Prime, Aboitiz join forces to bid for Laguna Lakeshore PPP 27-Feb-15, 11:10 AM| InterAksyon.com Team Trident combines the infrastructure expertise of the Aboitiz and Ayala groups and the land development experience of Ayala Land, SM Prime and Megaworld.

MILF guerrillas watch from a distance as PNP Board of Inquiry visits encounter site 26-Feb-15, 11:27 AM| Carolyn O. Arguillas, Mindanews When the PNP board of inquiry visited the site in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao where the bulk of the SAF 44 fell on January 25, MILF fighters from the unit that had engaged the commandos that day watched from a distance as they provided a 'second layer of security for the visitors.'

House minority seeks house arrest for Enrile 27-Feb-15, 8:57 AM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Two leaders of the minority in the House of Representatives are urging their colleagues to support a call to have Senator Juan Ponce Enrile placed under house arrest because of his health.

Mindanao Reds free 3 police captives 27-Feb-15, 9:29 AM| InterAksyon.com Communist rebels in Mindanao said they released Thursday three police personnel they captured late last year, handing them over to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

PNoy may soon clear path for sale of UCPB, says Kiko 26-Feb-15, 9:58 PM| Erik dela Cruz, Reuters Philippine President Benigno Aquino may soon sign an order clearing the way for the government to sell a controlling stake in state-owned United Coconut Planters Bank this year, a senior government official said on Thursday.

 
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