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READ HERE | Joma's thoughts about Digong, peace, homecoming 18-May-16, 8:40 PM | Imelda V. Abaño, InterAksyon.com

STATEMENT | Death penalty and 'shoot-to-kill' policy are illegal, anti-poor: FLAG 02-Jun-16, 8:37 AM | Jose Manuel I. Diokno, Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG)

'YELLOWXIT' BUT NO U.S. EXIT | How Pinoys relate to Brexit 4:36 am | InterAksyon.com In the Philippines, Brexit also became a hot issue, with Filipino netizens drawing parallelisms between the country's political situation and that of the UK.

FOCUS | From death row to romance: ex-con couple beats the odds FOCUS | From death row to romance: ex-con couple beats the odds 1:26 am | Pierre-Henry Deshayes, Agence France-Presse She was headed for the electric chair in Florida, he for the gallows in Ireland: both escaped death row and are now an unlikely couple…

More than 700 doctors killed in Syria war: UN More than 700 doctors killed in Syria war: UN 12:13 am | Nina Larson, Agence France-Presse Attacks on hospitals since Syria's war broke out five years ago have left more than 700 doctors and medical workers dead, many of them in…

Hundreds of Muntinlupa students displaced as West Valley Fault forces demolition of school buildings Hundreds of Muntinlupa students displaced as West Valley Fault forces demolition of school buildings 2:53 pm | Allan Yves Briones, Bryan Ezra Gonzales and Ma. Luisa Pineda, VERA Files Despite the potential risk of structures built on top and along the West Valley Fault, abandoning affected public schools is not seen as either a…

ON DANGEROUS GROUND | PH 2nd most murderous country for environmental activists - Global Witness ON DANGEROUS GROUND | PH 2nd most murderous country for environmental activists - Global Witness 11:21 am | InterAksyon.com The Philippines was the second most murderous country for environmental activists last year, next to Brazil, an international organization that works to expose the links…

BUSINESS NEWS

Saudi non-oil GDP growth to slow to 2.8 percent this year: central bank chief Saudi non-oil GDP growth to slow to 2.8 percent this year: central bank chief Growth in Saudi Arabia's non-oil gross domestic product is expected to slow to 2.8 percent in 2016 from 3.4 percent in 2015, Saudi central bank…

Taiwan airline to return normal as flight attendants end strike Taiwan airline to return normal as flight attendants end strike All scheduled flights of Taiwan's China Airlines will return to normal Sunday after flight attendants ended their strike, according to the carrier Saturday afternoon.

World’s major central banks ready plans after Brexit vote World’s major central banks ready plans after Brexit vote The world's major central banks rushed Friday to deal with financial markets chaos arising from Britain's shock referendum decision to quit the European Union.

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DOING IT RIGHT | How disclosure rules, media help rein in corruption in the US 9:18 am | Bernard Testa, InterAkyon.com DOING IT RIGHT | How disclosure rules, media help rein in corruption in the USIn the US, strict disclosure rules and lifestyle checks, often carried out by a relentless media, have proven successful in, if not exactly stamping out corruption, ensuring that those who abuse their power to enrich themselves have a better than good chance of being caught and punished.

Global refugees swell to record 65 million 6:38 am | Ben Simon, Agence France-Presse Global refugees swell to record 65 millionThe number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking to 65.3 million people by the end of 2015, the United Nations said Monday.

OP-ED | Requiem for the EDSA Republic 1:21 am | Walden Bello* OP-ED | Requiem for the EDSA RepublicWhatever the fate of the EDSA Republic and however much its record might have deviated from its aspirations, let us retain those universal principles of democratic governance enshrined in its Constitution, in the absence of which polities quickly descend into arbitrary rule, dictatorship or fascism.

WATCH | A peek into Mitsubishi's planned P2-B stamping shop 3:18 pm | InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Neil Francis Portugal WATCH | A peek into Mitsubishi\What is billed as the Philippines' biggest stamping shop broke ground Friday in Laguna province south of Metro Manila, a project that accounts for half of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp.'s P4.3-billion investment as it participates in the government's CARS program.

OBITUARY | Journalist Eduardo Lacson: his laughter could 'drive away military raiders' 11:38 pm | InterAksyon.com OBITUARY | Journalist Eduardo Lacson: his laughter could \Eduardo J.E. Lacson, veteran journalist who joined the Mosquito Press in the last few years of the Marcos dictatorship, died June 16 at the age of 77, of kidney failure.

108th UP FOUNDATION DAY | 2 months after Faculty Center fire, teachers remember what they lost 6:17 am | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com 108th UP FOUNDATION DAY | 2 months after Faculty Center fire, teachers remember what they lost'The burnt down Faculty Center is like a cadaver that you pass by every day,' UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan says. 'Every time we see it, we remember that something has died.'

More investments in skills and education, flexible labor rules cut poverty among workers: study 4:19 pm | InterAksyon.com More investments in skills and education, flexible labor rules cut poverty among workers: studyGreater investments in workers' skills and education, coupled with flexible labor regulations, are needed to encourage firms to generate more jobs that offer better pay and social protection.

BURDENS | Youth see more problems with K-12, shift in academic calendar 10:30 am | Lottie Salarda and Aldwin Quitasol, InterAksyon.com BURDENS | Youth see more problems with K-12, shift in academic calendarIt isn't so much the additional years in school under the K to 12 program that bother Grade 7 pupil Rose Odevilas, one of nine children of a fisherman and housewife, than the added burden her parents will have to bear to give them an education.

Stranded in France, migrant children forced into crime, prostitution every day: UNICEF 11:18 pm | Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters Foundation Stranded in France, migrant children forced into crime, prostitution every day: UNICEFMigrant children in northern France are forced into crime and prostitution on a daily basis to secure a place to stay in migrant camps or the promise of passage to Britain, the U.N. children's agency said on Thursday.

London traders brace for biggest night since 'Black Wednesday' 11:06 am | William James, Freya Berry and Patrick Graham, Reuters London traders brace for biggest night since \The world's biggest banks including Citi and Goldman Sachs will draft in senior traders to work through the night following Britain's referendum on EU membership, set to be among the most volatile 24 hours for markets in a quarter of a century.

ELUSIVE SEARCH FOR PEACE | With Oslo talks under way, time to revisit where past efforts failed 4:31 pm | Joel C. Paredes, InterAksyon.com ELUSIVE SEARCH FOR PEACE | With Oslo talks under way, time to revisit where past efforts failedAs peace advisers of the incoming Duterte administration and key figures of the Philippine Left hold informal talks in Oslo ahead of a hoped-for resumption of formal talks, it's time to revisit where past efforts to end the communist insurgency failed in each administration after Marcos.

IFTAR | Breaking the fast during Ramadan 2:02 pm | McMorrie Bidara, InterAksyon.com IFTAR | Breaking the fast during RamadanInterAksyon.com joins three couples and their families during Iftar and spoke with them about Ramadan, their faith and other aspects of their lives.

DID YOU KNOW? Pinatubo eruption enlarged ozone hole and cooled down earth temporarily 11:50 am | InterAksyon.com DID YOU KNOW? Pinatubo eruption enlarged ozone hole and cooled down earth temporarilyThe 1991 Pinatubo eruption had far-reaching negative and positive global environmental impacts, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology-Department of Science and Technology (Phivolcs-DOST).