TODAY'S HEADLINES

Greece 'has no money' to meet IMF debt repayment 25-May-15, 2:17 AM | Katerina Nikolopoulou, Agence France-Presse

IS executes 16 traders on Iraqi road 24-May-15, 11:56 PM | Agence France-Presse

F1 2015 | Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes wins Monaco Grand Prix 24-May-15, 10:40 PM | 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 UPDATE 8:03pm-The Labor department said Kentex and its subcontractor CJC Manpower Services will have to pay P7.8 million in underpaid wages to 99 workers at its gutted factory. A labor group, however, assailed the DOLE for its delayed action in cracking the whip on employers and labor contractors.

Mass graves found near human traffickers' camps in Malaysia 24-May-15, 5:17 PM | Agence France-Presse Malaysia's home minister has announced that mass graves have been found in the country's north near detention camps run by human traffickers, a report said Sunday. A newspaper, citing sources, said the graves were 'believed to contain nearly 100 Rohingya migrants.'

FOCUS | Aquino has not called NSC meeting since 2010, despite raising alarm on China threat 24-May-15, 8:46 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Despite calling China's moves in the West Philippine Sea as a serious threat not just to the country but to the world as well, President Aquino continues to ignore calls to convene the NSC. In fact, he has not called the vital advisory body to a meeting since 2010.

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.

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.

After setback in SC ruling, DOH wants to revisit interagency panel on tobacco regulation 24-May-15, 5:40 PM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com Health Secretary Janette Garin signalled at the weekend she will push to revisit the composition of the Inter-agency Committee on Tobacco (IACT), after a Supreme Court ruling thwarted her agency's effort to regulate tobacco promotion.

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.

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.

Dry season to last until 2nd week of June -- PAGASA 24-May-15, 8:35 AM| Juzel L. Danganan, Philippines News Agency The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) sees the dry season lasting until the second week of June.

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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