TODAY'S HEADLINES

Special tax exemption for Manny Pacquiao? 28-Feb-15, 2:15 AM | Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency

300 Dagupan urban poor residents victimized by lending scam 28-Feb-15, 5:14 AM | Philippine News Agency

Colorado sold 17 tons of retail marijuana in first legal year 28-Feb-15, 4:23 AM | Daniel Wallis, Reuters

One billion young at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO 28-Feb-15, 3:33 AM | Agence France-Presse

Watch out for nasty global flu surprises, WHO warns 28-Feb-15, 12:14 AM | Kate Kelland, Reuters

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's 'Mr. Spock,' dies at 83 28-Feb-15, 1:18 AM | Will Dunham, Reuters

Thousands flee, highway closed as Army, BIFF clash in Maguindanao 27-Feb-15, 11:38 AM | Edwin O. Fernandez, Philippine News Agency | Video report by News5 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.

France's Hollande goes to Guiuan, Eastern Samar for world to see how Haiyan devastated PH 27-Feb-15, 10:01 PM | Herve Asquin, Agence France-Presse French President Francois Hollande met survivors of one of the world's strongest typhoons in a remote Philippine coastal town on Friday, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit.

MAUNLAD PERO GUTOM | Amid soaring economy, UN exec urges PH to address widespread hunger 27-Feb-15, 6:55 PM | InterAksyon.com with reports from Cristina Lazo, News5 The economic growth being enjoyed by the Philippines isn't inclusive and has in fact failed to address widespread hunger among millions of Filipinos.

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.

'VISITA DE GUERRA' | Take a tour - and selfies - in Manila WWII sites, and win in more ways than one 28-Feb-15, 6:26 AM | InterAksyon.com InterAksyon.com invites readers to undertake a 'Visita De Guerra': Take selfies in five Manila landmarks heavily damaged scarred by World War II, and win gift certificates from InterAksyon.com and Robinsons Group.

'WALANG PINIPILI' | ISIS terror all too real, say 50 repatriated OFWs from Libya 27-Feb-15, 7:42 PM| Eric B. Apolonio, InterAksyon.com 'It's really touch and go. They just go around, indiscriminately grabbing, abducting Christians.'

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.

SANA FAIR DAW | China airs concern on PH decision not to renew visas of Chinese experts at NGCP 27-Feb-15, 5:23 PM| Ben Blanchard, Reuters China expressed concern on Thursday after the Philippines' energy department said it would not renew visas for 16 Chinese nationals who work for the Philippine national grid after a senator raised security concerns.

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.

Thailand, Vietnam snag contracts to supply Philippines with rice 27-Feb-15, 8:18 PM| Orti Despuez, InterAksyon.com The Philippines is importing 500,000 metric tons of rice in preparation for the lean season.

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.

 
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