TODAY'S OPINION HEADLINES

OPINION | Terrifying implications of cause behind flood of African migrants 27-Apr-15, 11:05 AM | Michael Werz and Max Hoffman, Reuters

COMMENTARY | 3 ways to deepen ties between ASEAN, Europe 28-Apr-15, 10:03 AM | Cecilia Malmstrom, European Commissioner for Trade

COMMENTARY | 3 ways to deepen ties between ASEAN, Europe 10:03 am | Cecilia Malmstrom, European Commissioner for Trade COMMENTARY | 3 ways to deepen ties between ASEAN, EuropeNoting that the European Union is the world's largest economy and ASEAN countries are playing a central part in the rise of Asia, European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom lists three ways in which both ASEAN and EU can deepen economic ties.

OPINION | Violent diplomacy and the illusion of justice on the Mary Jane Veloso case 6:55 am | CJ Chanco, InterAksyon.com OPINION | Violent diplomacy and the illusion of justice on the Mary Jane Veloso caseWhile the Twitter feeds in Indonesia all rallied to her cause - #MaryJane, nag-trending, those in the Philippines were all about #Pacquiao and #Mayweather.

JESSICA ZAFRA | Asian Cinema invades Europe via Udine, Italy 1:22 pm | Jessica Zafra JESSICA ZAFRA | Asian Cinema invades Europe via Udine, ItalyThis year's festival is expected to draw record crowds, with European premieres of new Asian films including Pang Ho-Cheung's comedy 'Women Who Flirt' and Lee Won-Suk's 18th centurydrama 'The Royal Tailor'. The Philippines is represented by Chris Martinez's The Gifted and its star Anne Curtis.

OPINION | Terrifying implications of cause behind flood of African migrants 11:05 am | Michael Werz and Max Hoffman, Reuters OPINION | Terrifying implications of cause behind flood of African migrantsClimate change is affecting such basic environmental conditions as rainfall patterns and temperatures and is contributing to more frequent natural disasters like floods and droughts. Undermining the rural livelihoods of farming, herding, and fishing, this causes people to migrate.

STATEMENT | Former Customs chief clarifies role of 'politics' in his departure 11:02 am | InterAksyon.com STATEMENT | Former Customs chief clarifies role of \Former commissioner John P. Sevilla said he disagreed with the prospective appointment of supposed Iglesia Ni Cristo nominee Atty Teddy Raval to Customs.

COCKTALES | Estrada's revenue-raising frenzy for cash-strapped Manila cuts even among friends 2:46 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Estrada\Manila City Hall's move to include delinquent taxpayers in an April 30 auction, in a bid to raise revenue for the city, apparently cuts even among supporters of Mayor Estrada.

OPINION | DOLE's Baldoz: HK legislator's remark vs Filipino maids is but her personal opinion 8:39 pm | Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, Department of Labor and Employment OPINION | DOLE\The commentary of Hong Kong legislator Regina Ip Lau Suk-Yee against Filipino household service workers do not echo the feelings and perceptions of the general Hong Kong populace.

MEL STA. MARIA | Mayor Binay's invoked doctrine - 'Condonation by Election' - enhances impunity 2:55 pm | MEL STA.MARIA MEL STA. MARIA | Mayor Binay\Truly, government misconduct has gone a long way since the 1959 Pascual case involving merely the wrongful act of a Mayor in reducing bail, among others, which did not even involve stealing from the public treasury.

OPINION | US Balikatan will not help PH vs China in territorial dispute over West Philippine Sea 9:44 am | Renato Reyes Jr., Bayan Secretary General OPINION | US Balikatan will not help PH vs China in territorial dispute over West Philippine SeaAs the Philippine-US war games called Balikatan starts, the leftist group Bayan has issued a statement asserting that the US will not come to the aid of the Philippines in case of a shooting war between China and the Philippines. Here, InterAksyon.com posts Bayan's full statement.

OPINION | In fight vs insurgents, Aquino should make clear liberty, livelihood, safety come first 8:49 am | Carlos H. Conde, Human Rights Watch OPINION | In fight vs insurgents, Aquino should make clear liberty, livelihood, safety come firstPresident Benigno Aquino III needs to make clear to the armed forces that the liberty, safety, and livelihoods of the people of Maguindanao cannot be held hostage to anti-insurgent operations.

COCKTALES | Zobels sell shares ahead of PNoy's stock market pitch 1:54 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Zobels sell shares ahead of PNoy\A day before BS (Beloved Son) Aquino III rang the Philippine Stock Exchange bell pitching for a 10,000-index closing when his term ends next year, the Zobel boys quietly took their cue and, despite their pro-PNoy sympathies, promptly took profit, each ending Monday P44M happier.

MARIE YUVIENCO |The Y-Word 7:09 am | Marie Yuvienco MARIE YUVIENCO |The Y-WordThe treatment of domestic helpers has been in the news recently due to so-called 'yaya' meals that a high-end resort offers as an option to their clients who may perhaps want to scrimp a little on the meal expenses of the 'yaya' who accompany them to the resort.

JESSICA ZAFRA | How to solve the Singapore Math Problem 2:42 pm | Jessica Zafra JESSICA ZAFRA | How to solve the Singapore Math ProblemAs viral phenomena go, the math problem posted by Singaporean TV host Kenneth Kong is more interesting than the latest celebrity stupidities. It made people use their brains for a change.