VIDEO | 'They asked about reinforcements, he asked about tactics' - SAF chief on meeting with PNoy 06-Mar-15, 7:29 AM | JV Arcena, News5 At an almost three-hour meeting Wednesday, SAF personnel asked Pres. Benigno Aquino III why no reinforcements were sent to their beleaguered comrades in Mamasapano while the President grilled them on tactics.

Mayor says BIFF leaders could be hiding in Cotabato City 06-Mar-15, 10:52 AM | Dennis Arcon, Even as the military continues its 'all-out' offensive against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, leaders of the rebel group that broke away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front could be hiding in Cotabato City, Mayor Japal Guiani Jr. said.

REVIEW | Full text and frequently asked questions about the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law 05-Mar-15, 10:26 AM | In the wake of the Mamasapano incident, the Mindanao peace process again hangs in the balance. Crucial to the process is the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, which Congress now seeks to amend before passage. To help inform the ongoing debates we invite everyone to review the measure.

KASI DOON MAY PERA KAHIT MAY GYERA | 4,000 Filipinos still in Libya despite growing danger 05-Mar-15, 7:55 PM | Agence France-Presse Around 4,000 Filipinos remain in Libya despite the North African country's perilous security situation, staying put for higher salaries in spite of the risks presented by rival armed groups to migrant workers, the Philippines said Thursday.

'No BBL better than a mangled BBL' - chief govt negotiator 06-Mar-15, 12:01 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, The government's chief negotiator to peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front cautioned lawmakers against deleting what they perceive to be unconstitutional provisions in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law lest they mangle the measure beyond saving.

OPEN LETTER | Dear Mar, how can you still stand by PNoy's lies on Mamasapano? 06-Mar-15, 6:52 AM| Renato Reyes Jr. 'This is not just about you and your personal political ambitions. There is a lot more at stake here. By allowing yourself to be part of the grand cover up, you disrespect the memories of the men who died under your watch.'

Australian accused of sexually assaulting Filipino babies, children faces criminal raps 05-Mar-15, 7:24 PM| Agence France-Presse Philippine prosecutors said Thursday they would file human trafficking, statutory rape and murder charges against an Australian man who allegedly sexually assaulted babies and children as part of a booming cyber-sex trade.

5 YEARS OLD PA LANG MAGALING NA | Unbeaten Mayweather 'biggest challenge of my life' - Pacman coach 05-Mar-15, 9:06 PM| Daniel Hicks, Agence France-Presse "Floyd's undefeated. He's talented, He's unique. Here's a guy I first saw when he was five years old in the gym. And he was a good fighter then," Freddie Roach said.

PA'NO SI GMA, OTHER AGING DETAINEES? | Miriam nixes JPE house arrest, which he doesn't like, either 05-Mar-15, 6:08 PM| with video report by Jove Francisco, News5 Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile's arch-nemesis on Thursday opposed mounting calls to have the 91-year-old lawmaker placed under house arrest, which Enrile also does not like.

GOOD NEWS | WHO names Fabella Hospital a Western Pacific 'role mode' for newborn care 05-Mar-15, 8:59 AM| Jet Villa, The government-run Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Sta. Cruz, Manila has been recognized as a role mode of the World Health Organization-Western Pacific Region Office for its essential newborn care programs, which have been proven to reduce infant morbidity and mortality.

LONG OVERDUE | HRW welcomes murder raps vs ex-Tagum mayor but says more needs to be done 05-Mar-15, 8:04 AM| The murder charges filed against former Tagum City mayor Rey Uy and 28 other persons for allegedly operating a 'death squad' are 'a long-overdue blow against the country's epidemic of unsolved extrajudicial killings,' but 'there's more to be done,' a human rights watchdog said Thursday.

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