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FOCUS, VIDEO | Touted to ease transactions, BIR's e-filing scheme draws flak 10-Apr-15, 6:23 PM | Text/Photos by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Pat Mangune, News5

Pinay global disaster doc to new PLM doctors: Become truly a healer of communities 12-Apr-15, 8:44 PM | Dr. Sibyl Jade Pena, Doctors Without Borders

Electrical waste reaches new peak at 41 million tons - report 11:05 am | Agence France-Presse A record amount of electrical and electronic waste hit the rubbish tips in 2014, with the biggest per-capita tallies in countries that pride themselves on environmental consciousness, a report said Sunday.

How China is upsetting the old global economic order How China is upsetting the old global economic order 10:50 am | Aurelia End, Agence France-Presse With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built…

OPINION | US Balikatan will not help PH vs China in territorial dispute over West Philippine Sea 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 As 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…

This remote Amazon tribe in Venezuela has antibiotic resistant genes This remote Amazon tribe in Venezuela has antibiotic resistant genes 6:09 am | Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics even though its members have had barely any contact with the…

Nervous return to Everest a year after deadly avalanche Nervous return to Everest a year after deadly avalanche 4:27 am | Ammu Kannampilly, Agence France-Presse In the Himalayan town of Lukla, excitement mingles with fear as mountaineers make their way up to Everest a year after an avalanche killed 16…

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How China is upsetting the old global economic order How China is upsetting the old global economic order With its huge new infrastructure bank and its ambitions for a globalized renminbi currency, China is leading the upending of a 70-year-old global order built…

Greece pressed to move \ Greece pressed to move 'urgently' on detailed debt plan Greece was told Saturday to urgently deliver a detailed fiscal and debt plan to official lenders as the IMF-World Bank spring meetings wound up amid…

Without rains since January, North Cotabato crops worth P600 million destroyed due to drought Without rains since January, North Cotabato crops worth P600 million destroyed due to drought Crop damages due to drought in North Cotabato rose to almost P600 million as the province is yet to experience heavy downpour since January.

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DISASTER RAPID RESPONSE HUB | PDRF setting up private sector's ops center in Clark 4:34 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com DISASTER RAPID RESPONSE HUB | PDRF setting up private sector\DOC will be located strategically in Clark, Pampanga to be used to coordinate multi-sector rapid disaster response in times of typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and pandemics.

China's reclamation in disputed waters kills coral reefs, marine life - biodiversity specialist 11:35 am | Catherine J. Teves, Philippines News Agency China\China's reclamation in the disputed waters in Spratlys spells disaster for the coral reefs and the marine life they support, altering natural conditions essential for the ecosystem's health and survival, a Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) specialist said.

DOH to push for inclusion of hemophilia patients in PhilHealth's Z package 10:11 am | InterAksyon.com DOH to push for inclusion of hemophilia patients in PhilHealth\Patients suffering from hemophilia and other bleeding disorders may soon be relieved of high costs of treatments, a Department of Health official said over the weekend.

'Hipster paradox' explained using mathematical formula 2:32 pm | Reuters video, InterAksyon.com \A Parisian mathematician devises an equation to explain why attempts to be different often end up with people taking the same decisions; using the hipster phenomenon to demonstrate the theory.

Uruguay pays last respects to leftist writer Galeano 7:01 am | Mauricio Rabuffetti, Agence France-Presse Uruguay pays last respects to leftist writer GaleanoUruguay paid a final tribute Tuesday to leftist writer Eduardo Galeano, an incisive critic of Latin America's injustices who died of lung cancer aged 74.

It's official: many women become invisible after 49 11:14 pm | Lisa Anderson, Thomson Reuters Foundation It\In a world of data-driven policies, there is one group in society that barely registers and is at risk of missing out on crucial resources and services, according to researchers - older women.

Traffic jams drown people in air pollutants - DENR chief Paje 1:31 pm | Catherine J. Teves, Philippines News Agency Traffic jams drown people in air pollutants - DENR chief PajeTraffic in Metro Manila and other vehicular congestion-stricken areas nationwide are not only stifling mobility, but also choking people to death, warned Environment Secretary Ramon Paje.

World's population to grow by 1.1 billion to 8.4 billion in next 15 years - UN 10:47 am | Philippines News Agency | Xinhua World\The United Nations on Monday said the world's population is expected to grow from 7. 3 billion to 8.4 billion between 2015 and 2030 and called for integrating population issues into the post-2015 development agenda.

MVP to 2015 grads: No secret to success, just old-fashioned values and a passion to fulfill dreams 11:38 pm | Cristina Lazo, News5 MVP to 2015 grads: No secret to success, just old-fashioned values and a passion to fulfill dreamsWhat does a man who sits at the helm of a conglomerate share with young people eager to know his advice to succeed? No secret, no magic, is the reply of Manuel V. Pangilinan, who told PLM students: it's basically just 'old-fashioned values' like working hard and being fair and honest.

SLIDESHOW | When the water runs low 8:13 am | Reuters SLIDESHOW | When the water runs lowA dry spell is sweeping the globe, and water has become more precious. In this slideshow, Reuters presents 25 photographs from Australia, South Africa, Panama, Nicaragua, California, Brazil, Myanmar, and Peru, highlighting more than ever the need for a long-term global response to climate change.

Pinay global disaster doc to new PLM doctors: Become truly a healer of communities 8:44 pm | Dr. Sibyl Jade Pena, Doctors Without Borders Pinay global disaster doc to new PLM doctors: Become truly a healer of communitiesDr. Sibyl Jade Peña of Doctors Without Borders was the keynote speaker at the recent hooding ceremony of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila-College of Medicine. She gave InterAksyon.com permission to post her speech here.

'Education for All' global movement ending; Philippines fails to meet targets 3:25 am | Yvonne T. Chua, Vera Files \The 15-year global Education for All (EFA) movement is drawing to a close this year, and the verdict is out. By its own admission, the Philippines isn’t among those that have made the mark.

FOCUS, VIDEO | Touted to ease transactions, BIR's e-filing scheme draws flak 6:23 pm | Text/Photos by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Pat Mangune, News5 FOCUS, VIDEO | Touted to ease transactions, BIR\UPDATED WITH VIDEO REPORT - The BIR is being pressed to defer its e-filing system until kinks are sorted out. The scene at BIR offices Friday showed what's causing long lines of harassed, angry people - not just the usual deadline beaters filing their ITRs.