TODAY'S HEADLINES

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

Pag-IBIG Fund income hits record in 2014 27-Feb-15, 11:04 AM | InterAksyon.com

US flies most advanced surveillance plane from PH 27-Feb-15, 10:34 AM | Manuel Mogato, Reuters

WEEKEND GUIDE | February 27 to March 1: Fireworks, plays, and a historical exhibit 27-Feb-15, 10:58 AM | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

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.

Climate inaction will be 'catastrophic' - Hollande 27-Feb-15, 6:58 AM | Imelda V. Abano, InterAksyon.com Swift global action is needed to avoid the worst threats from a rapidly changing climate - the disasters brought by storms, floods, extreme temperatures, and their impacts on people and biodiversity - visiting French President Francois Hollande warned during a climate change forum Thursday.

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.

US flies most advanced surveillance plane from PH 27-Feb-15, 10:34 AM | Manuel Mogato, Reuters The United States has begun flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, out of the Philippines for patrols over the South China Sea, the US Navy said on Thursday, acknowledging the flights for the first time.

'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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