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INFOGRAPHIC, VIDEOS | What to do before, during, and after an earthquake 22-May-15, 4:56 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com | Video by Rescue5 | Infographic by Safe Steps

FOCUS | Aquino has not called NSC meeting since 2010, despite raising alarm on China threat 8:46 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Despite calling China's moves in the West Philippine Sea as a serious threat not just to the country but to the world as well, President Aquino continues to ignore calls to convene the NSC. In fact, he has not called the vital advisory body to a meeting since 2010.

Rescue5 steps up info drive for students amid quake warnings Rescue5 steps up info drive for students amid quake warnings 4:49 pm | InterAksyon.com Rescue5, the multi-awarded cause journalism unit of TV5, will step up its efforts to prepare students for a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that may hit Metro…

ALEJANDRO LICHAUCO | Fearless nationalist economist jailed during martial law dies at 87 ALEJANDRO LICHAUCO | Fearless nationalist economist jailed during martial law dies at 87 3:28 pm | InterAksyon.com Nationalist economist Alejandro Lichauco, 1971 Con-Con delegate jailed for refusing to rubber-stamp the martial-law agenda in the Charter, and who raised a powerful if often…

GAY WORLD | 19 countries with same-sex marriage GAY WORLD | 19 countries with same-sex marriage 1:06 pm | Agence France-Presse Guess which one of 19 countries where same-sex marriage has been legalized was first to do so.

Thousands rejoice as El Salvador\ Thousands rejoice as El Salvador's archbishop of the poor Romero beatified 7:47 am | Carlos Mario Marquez and Marco Sibaja, Agence France-Presse Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated in 1980 and whose defense of the poor divided his nation and the Church, was beatified Saturday at…

SPECIAL REPORT | Islamic State expands its 'state' 3:04 am | Samia Nakhoul, Reuters SPECIAL REPORT | Islamic State expands its \Almost a year after Islamic State's shock capture of Mosul, Iraq's second city, the black flags of the jihadis have been raised over Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province to the west of Baghdad, seat of Iraq’s increasingly theoretical central government.

INFOGRAPHIC, VIDEOS | What to do before, during, and after an earthquake 4:56 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com | Video by Rescue5 | Infographic by Safe Steps INFOGRAPHIC, VIDEOS | What to do before, during, and after an earthquakePHIVOLCS said Monday Metro Manila and Southern Tagalog sites traversed by the active West Valley Fault Line could be affected should a magnitude 7.2 earthquake occur once the fault line moves. Here are life-saving videos from Rescue5 and an INFOGRAPHIC with vital tips.

Bugged phones and double barbed wire: far fewer North Koreans defect 4:26 am | Ju-Min Park and James Pearson, Reuters Bugged phones and double barbed wire: far fewer North Koreans defectIt's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country.

Risky work for N. Samar kids just to have money for food and education 3:24 am | Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon.com For most children, the summer vacation is a time for enjoyment like swimming, playing gadgets, running around under the heat of the sun or just plain lazing around.

INFOGRAPHIC | Ping-pong in the Asian seas: who wants the boat people? 3:07 pm | InterAksyon.com INFOGRAPHIC | Ping-pong in the Asian seas: who wants the boat people?What started as a discovery of an apparent mass grave in the jungles of Thailand has lifted the lid off a much bigger horror involving several countries in South and Southeast Asia: the massive human trafficking in refugees, mostly stateless Rohingyas, whom neither Myanmar or Bangladesh would accept

Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end: files 2:24 am | Dan De Luce, Agence France-Presse | Mark Hosenball and Will Dunham, Reuters Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end: filesHunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting.

Access, affordability, information, stigma: 4 issues raised at first Philippine Patients Conference 4:42 am | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Access, affordability, information, stigma: 4 issues raised at first Philippine Patients ConferencePatient organizations, senior citizens, health advocates, medical professionals, and government representatives gathered last week for the inaugural Philippine Patients Conference at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila.

Pinay caregiver pins hope on Canadian immigration for deaf daughter's admission 4:08 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Pinay caregiver pins hope on Canadian immigration for deaf daughter\A Filipina caregiver is appealing an initial notice by Canadian immigration that her deaf daughter might be deemed 'medically inadmissible' for permanent residence, but the embassy in Manila said Tuesday there was no decision yet on the case.

OPINION | How powerlessness feeds into Pinoys' lack of motivation, Part 2 of 2 10:32 am | Cesar Polvorosa Jr., InterAksyon.com OPINION | How powerlessness feeds into Pinoys\Part 1 ended with a question about the Filipino Dream. Part 2 seeks to understand the Filipino psyche, motivations, and status quo through the "power distance" and "long-term orientation" approaches.

Syria army pushes IS back from ancient Palmyra, but 1st- and 2nd-century sites still at risk 12:04 am | Agence France-Presse Syria army pushes IS back from ancient Palmyra, but 1st- and 2nd-century sites still at riskSyrian troops pushed Islamic State group jihadists back from the ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday, easing fears over the world heritage site, after fighting that left hundreds dead.

Cut tobacco use by a third; bring down NCD deaths by a quarter - anti-smoking advocacy group 3:04 pm | InterAksyon.com Cut tobacco use by a third; bring down NCD deaths by a quarter - anti-smoking advocacy groupReducing tobacco use in the country by 30 percent is a major step to curbing deaths from non-communicable diseases in the next 10 years, the New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) has revealed.

OPINION | History repeating: Rohingya and the Vietnamese, the Philippines and the ASEAN 'community' 1:48 pm | Hoi Trinh, VOICE OPINION | History repeating: Rohingya and the Vietnamese, the Philippines and the ASEAN \There is a plaque located at a school rebuilt in Yolanda-hit Ormoc and financed by former Vietnamese refugees. It reads: 'May we shelter you as you sheltered us in our times of need.' Might the Rohingya be given the same chance?

FOCUS | Desperate scenes in migrant boat rescue off Indonesia 3:31 am | Nurdin Hasan, Agence France-Presse FOCUS | Desperate scenes in migrant boat rescue off IndonesiaDesperate migrants facing certain death as their overcrowded boat began sinking fought for space on the stricken vessel, throwing some people overboard before they were plucked to safety Friday by passing Indonesian fishermen.