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Poe tells Purisima to attend SAF 44 hearing as calls mount for independent probe 01-Feb-15, 4:21 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Grace Poe said the suspended PNP chief, Alan Purisima, was invited to a committee hearing on the Jan. 24 death of 44 police commandos because his name had been mentioned in various instances related to the massacre and that there are a lot of questions for him to answer.

VIDEO, EXCLUSIVE | Woken by gunfire: Wounded MILF fighters recount deadly Mamasapano clash 02-Feb-15, 9:20 AM | Mon Gualvez, News5 Fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front who were wounded in the January 25 clashes in Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao in which 44 members of the police Special Action died said they were caught by surprise and were left with no choice but to fight back.

VIDEO | Independent peace monitors visit SAF 44 'killing field' in Mamasapano 01-Feb-15, 11:42 AM | Mon Gualvez, News5 Members of the peace process team on Saturday went to the site of the 12-hour clash that killed 44 police commandos in an MILF-controlled village here, to start gathering evidence ahead of their Feb. 7 formal parallel probe into the tragedy that stunned the nation.

Cost of living higher for the poor for a second straight year 01-Feb-15, 11:54 PM | InterAksyon.com Inflation for the bottom 30 percent of Filipino households was above the BSP target.

SPEECH | Philippines can withstand headwinds in global economy 31-Jan-15, 11:31 PM | Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr., Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas According to the BSP chief, the Philippines like in 2014 is entering 2015 from a position of economic strength.

Cop Neil Perez hopes to win Mister International pageant for SAF 44 01-Feb-15, 8:15 AM| Edwin Sallan, InterAksyon.com Unable to hide his sadness over the fate of the 44 members of the PNP-Special Action Force who perished in Mamasampano, Maguindanao on Sunday, policeman Neil Perez is dedicating to them his bid to win the Mister International pageant in South Korea.

CIDG arrests 55, seizes 80 firearms, explosives on 61 searches in a single day 01-Feb-15, 9:19 PM| Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com On Sunday, February 1, 2015 was recorded one of the largest busts in the history of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.

'I FEEL WHAT YOU FEEL' | Aquino tells families of SAF 44 to be strong, recounts loss of own father 30-Jan-15, 9:36 AM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez and Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 5 - 1:02 p.m.) 'Damang-dama ko ang nararamdaman ninyo (I feel what you feel),' Pres. Benigno Aquino III told the families of the SAF commandos who died in Maguindanao on Sunday as he recounted how he overcame his own grief at the assassination of his father, the late Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.

Egypt frees, deports Australian reporter Greste after 400 days in jail 01-Feb-15, 11:10 PM| Agence France-Presse (UPDATE - 8:21 a.m.) Egypt freed and deported Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday after more than 400 days following a global outcry over his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood.

VIDEO | Salute to SAF 44: remember their names, faces; say thanks and pray for them, their kin 31-Jan-15, 12:30 AM| News5 In this video report, News5 salutes the SAF 44 one by one; and as they lie side by side in simple, flag-draped caskets at Camp Bagong Diwa - for a mere 36 hours, barely giving a grateful nation time to pay its respects to men who lived and died by their code of honor: 'Tagapagligtas' (Protector).

MAP OF MOURNING | #Fallen 44 represent Philippine archipelago's best 30-Jan-15, 7:25 PM| InterAksyon.com Filipinos observed on Friday a National Day of Mourning for the 'Fallen 44' SAF men who died in an anti-terrorist mission in Mamasapano. As map shows, it is a nation in mourning, as they come from places strewn across the archipelago, and are coming home this weekend.

 
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