AFP insists Usman's men killed him, but 'welcomes' MILF claim 05-May-15, 12:15 PM | Jaime Sinapit,

Quake sows panic in Papua New Guinea but tsunami threat passes 05-May-15, 10:21 AM | Agence France-Presse

Tropical storm 'Noul' to hit Luzon on the weekend - Pagasa 05-May-15, 8:40 AM | Rommel Rio, News 5

VIDEO | 2 Pinoy mountaineers survive quake atop Nepal mountain 05-May-15, 7:34 AM | Jeff Caparas, News5 | Philippine News Agency

THANKS TO PACQUIAO | Govt 'assets' pounced on Usman as he waited for Pac-May to start - source 05-May-15, 12:49 AM | Priam F. Nepomuceno, Philippines News Agency A government source claimed that Usman and his men were gunned down by 'assets' while waiting for the radio broadcast of the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout last May 3.

PCGG's Bautista is new Comelec chief; Palace names also 2 commissioners 04-May-15, 1:47 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, | With PNA UPDATE 5:02 P.M- Malacanang has appointed PCGG chair Andres Bautista the new chairman of the Commission on Elections; and named two of its commissioners Rowena Guanzon and Sherif Abas

AFP certain that Basit Usman is dead. But who killed him? And where is his body? 04-May-15, 9:06 AM | Jaime Sinapit, | with Gerard dela Pena, News5 (UPDATE3, 6:40 p.m.) Both the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are certain Filipino bomb maker Abdul Basit Usman is dead, but until Monday morning, two things remained unclear: who really killed him and, more important, where his body is.

NBI comparing data on 'Ike' tied to West African drug ring, and 'Ike' who set up Veloso 04-May-15, 7:08 PM | Brian Maglungsod, UPDATE 7:54 p.m.-The NBI is checking whether a man in their data base called 'Ike' and with links to the West African Drug Syndicate, is the same 'Ike' named by Mary Jane Veloso as the one who gave her a bag in Malaysia that yielded over two kilos of heroin concealed in its lining.

VIDEO | 2 Pinoy mountaineers survive quake atop Nepal mountain 05-May-15, 7:34 AM | Jeff Caparas, News5 | Philippine News Agency Filipino mountaineers Edward Sampelo and Mendelson Dela Cuesta were three days into their trek on a mountain in Nepal when the magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck on April 25.

Govt finance execs urged to boycott Asian tax forum with tobacco industry sponsors 05-May-15, 12:48 PM| Government finance and tax experts from the region are attending the Asia-Pacific Tax Forum that opens in New Delhi today, amid concern that the forum's main organizer received sponsorships from Big Tobacco.

AFP insists Usman's men killed him, but 'welcomes' MILF claim 05-May-15, 12:15 PM| Jaime Sinapit, The MILF is 'welcome' to claim that its men slew Abdul Basit Usman, but as far as the military is concerned, the wanted bomb maker was killed by his own men, who were fighting over the $1-million bounty offered by the US and a separate P6.3-million reward from the Philippine government.

Next wonder plant? Govt to research into possible health benefits of Batanes' Arius fruit 04-May-15, 9:31 AM| Jose Bimbo F. Santos, A unique fruit-bearing tree endemic to the island province of Batanes called Arius will be the subject of a multi-year research project by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) that seeks to find out its possible health benefits.

VIDEO | Fake fireman steals cell phones while Caloocan mall on fire 05-May-15, 2:32 AM| Jenny Dongon, News5 A man who pretended to be a fire volunteer was arrested after he was caught in possession of cell phones he allegedly took from a mall stall while fire fighters were busy battling thick smoke inside the burning Victory Mall in Caloocan City Monday morning.

US struggles to counter 'homegrown' terror threat 05-May-15, 9:38 AM| Dan De Luce, Agence France-Presse An attempted attack by two suspected Islamist gunmen in Texas underscores the persistent threat posed by 'homegrown' extremists and the difficulties US authorities face in trying to thwart them, experts said Monday.

Myanmar govt ready to finalize nationwide ceasefire agreement - president 04-May-15, 12:41 PM| Philippines News Agency | Xinhua The Myanmar government is ready to finalize the nationwide ceasefire agreement and is waiting for the outcome from the ethnic summit, said Myanmar President U Thein Sein Monday.

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