TODAY'S HEADLINES

US cop acquitted after shooting death of two African Americans 24-May-15, 1:20 AM | Agence France-Presse

Dry season to last until 2nd week of June -- PAGASA 24-May-15, 8:35 AM | Juzel L. Danganan, Philippines News Agency

Authorities alarmed over NPA use of child soldiers in Eastern Mindanao 24-May-15, 8:56 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

Thousands rejoice as El Salvador's archbishop of the poor Romero beatified 24-May-15, 7:47 AM | Carlos Mario Marquez and Marco Sibaja, Agence France-Presse

Kentex, subcontractor liable to pay P7.9 million to 99 workers - DOLE 24-May-15, 12:47 PM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Kentex Manufacturing Corporation and its subcontractor CJC Manpower Services will have to pay P7.8 million in underpaid wages to 99 workers.

PPA: 2,645 passengers stranded at Matnog port; 580 cargo trucks queued up on Sorsogon highway 23-May-15, 9:52 PM | Philippines News Agency The lack of Roll-on-Roll-off (RoRo) vessels crossing from Sorsogon to Allen, Samar, has left 2,645 passengers and 580 cargo trucks bound for the Visayas and Mindandao stranded at Matnog port, a Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) official said Saturday.

Sen. Miriam to CHEd: Explain tuition hike in 313 schools 24-May-15, 1:30 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will summon officials of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) to explain the recent approval of tuition hike in 313 schools nationwide.

VIDEO | No longer 'no plate,' it's 'no registration, no travel' 23-May-15, 7:05 AM | Mon Gualvez, News5 Because of the continued shortage of new license plates, the Land Transportation Office has taken back its controversial 'no plate, no travel' policy and replaced it with a 'no registration, no travel' rule instead.

SPECIAL REPORT | Islamic State expands its 'state' 23-May-15, 3:04 AM | Samia Nakhoul, Reuters Almost a year after Islamic State's shock capture of Mosul, Iraq's second city, the black flags of the jihadis have been raised over Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province to the west of Baghdad, seat of Iraq’s increasingly theoretical central government.

VIDEO | Emotional encounter between Kentex owners, fire victims' kin 23-May-15, 9:42 AM| Jun Loyola, News5 Some cried unabashedly, others voiced their frustration. Such was the scene during a very emotional encounter when families of victims of the fire met for the first time on Friday with the owners of Kentex Manufacturing Corp.

1 hurt as LRT trains collide at Monumento station 23-May-15, 12:41 PM| Philippine News Agency (UPDATE - 4:25 p.m.) One person was injured when two trains of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 collided at the Monumento station Saturday morning.

Manila keeps diplomatic tack in West PHL Sea, but concedes higher risks of tension 22-May-15, 11:58 PM| Philippines News Agency | InterAksyon.com The Philippines is staying on the diplomatic track in the South China Sea issue even with tensions heightened amid reports the Chinese military shooed away US personnel flying a surveillance plane over Fiery Cross (Kagitingan) Reef last Wednesday.

Saving migrant lives at sea 'top priority': UN chief 23-May-15, 5:08 PM| Agence France-Presse UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes regional nations would tackle the 'root causes' of the current exodus of boat people, fleeing persecution and poverty, at an upcoming conference in Thailand.

China says US actions in South China Sea 'irresponsible, dangerous' 22-May-15, 11:44 PM| Sui-Lee Wee, Reuters China said on Friday it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a US military plane flew over part of the South China Sea near where China is building artificial islands, and called on the United States to stop such action or risk causing an accident.

ALEJANDRO LICHAUCO | Fearless nationalist economist jailed during martial law dies at 87 24-May-15, 3:28 PM| InterAksyon.com Nationalist economist Alejandro Lichauco, 1971 Con-Con delegate jailed for refusing to rubber-stamp the martial-law agenda in the Charter, and who raised a powerful if often lonely voice against the economy's stranglehold by global forces and cronies of the Marcos dictatorship, has died. He was 87.

 
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