TODAY'S HEADLINES

EDITORIAL | Deception and insincerity on Mamasapano 30-Jan-15, 1:10 PM | InterAksyon.com

More than 1,000 PNPA grads in 'sympathy walk' for slain comrades 30-Jan-15, 9:21 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

'Please, our President, please help us' - SAF officer's widow to Aquino 30-Jan-15, 1:14 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

Tagle calls for Friday masses for 44 fallen SAF 30-Jan-15, 10:43 AM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

'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.

'Was it worth it?' SAF chief says, 'Yes' 30-Jan-15, 12:38 PM | Dexter San Pedro and Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The new commander of the police Special Action Force on Friday said the loss of 44 members of the elite unit in Mamasapano, Maguindanao during the mission to get international terror suspect Zulkifli bin Hir, alias 'Marwan,' was 'worth it' because it would save many more lives.

'Please, our President, please help us' - SAF officer's widow to Aquino 30-Jan-15, 1:14 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com 'To our President, we seek your help to attain justice. Please, our President, please help us,' a tearful Erica, widow of SAF Sr. Inspector Ryan Pabalinas, told Aquino at the necrological rites for the 44 slain policemen.

IS MARWAN DEAD? | Man in bloody photo said to be the Malaysian terror suspect circulates 29-Jan-15, 11:55 PM | InterAksyon.com | Video report by Erel Cabatbat, News5 Is Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorist already dead? Mindanao Examiner has published a photo sent to the regional newspaper that is purportedly a mug shot of the bloodied face of Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir alias Marwan, a Jemaah Islamiyah bomb-making expert.

Pinoys to PNoy: Why were you able to attend DongYan wedding but not the arrival honors for SAF cops? 30-Jan-15, 2:04 AM | InterAksyon.com | video report by Roices Naguit, News5 Twitterverse was filled with rage on Thursday. And the anger and frustration were directed at President Benigno Aquino III, specifically his absence during the arrival honors at the Villamor Airbase for the elite cops who were killed in Maguindanao.

When military knew of SAF presence, 'it was too late' - officers 30-Jan-15, 7:39 AM| Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com When the command group of the Special Action Force operation to get two wanted terror suspects in Mamasapano, Maguindanao informed the military of their presence, not only was it too late, they were apparently not yet aware that their men were already being slaughtered.

DFA chief to Asean: Take a stand on China's massive reclamation work in West PH Sea 29-Jan-15, 9:36 PM| Michaela del Callar, Philippine News Agency Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario urged the Asean to take a stand on China's massive reclamation works on disputed areas in the South China Sea, warning that such activities could eventually threaten all 10 members of the regional bloc.

Senate-Binay tension pits Marcos-era human rights lawyers vs scion of democracy champs 29-Jan-15, 6:23 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Saying they simply wished to remind everyone that due process cannot be compromised, Joker Arroyo and Rene Saguisag - Marcos-era human rights lawyers - showed up at the Senate which had moved to arrest Makati Mayor Junjun Binay. They faced off with Sens. Koko Pimentel and TG Guingona.

CA affirms life term for Pasig shabu 'tiangge' operator Boratong, wife 29-Jan-15, 7:14 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com The operator of a big shabu flea market busted by police in 2006 has had his life sentence affirmed by the Court of Appeals, while his petition pends over his bid to oppose the DOJ's move to transfer him along with several 'VIP' Bilibid inmates to the NBI detention cell in Manila.

NGOs, poll watchdog ask SC to stop Comelec from granting 2016 contracts to Smartmatic 28-Jan-15, 6:11 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Several nongovernment organizations and an election monitoring group are asking the Supreme Court to stop Smartmatic-TIM from participating in the procurement of the automated election system (AES) and other contracts related to the 2016 national and local elections.

NEWSFEATURE | 5.5M Filipino children in child labor: stories of poverty, tears, but also hope 30-Jan-15, 4:29 AM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Frail-looking and gaunt, one would not think that 14-year-old Jeraldine Macapaar Aboy or Pitang could lift tons of sugarcane and load them in a truck.

 
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