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Philippines says South China Sea dispute a global problem 18-Apr-15, 5:15 AM | Manuel Mogato and David Brunnstrom, Reuters

This remote Amazon tribe in Venezuela has antibiotic resistant genes 18-Apr-15, 6:09 AM | Kerry Sheridan, Agence France-Presse

BBL will create 'sub-state' with 'equal strength' to national government - ex-UP Law Dean Magallona 18-Apr-15, 7:47 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will create not just a new autonomous homeland but a 'sub-state' with 'equal strength' to the national government, a noted law expert warned ahead of Congress' resumption of deliberations on the measure next week.

Philippines says South China Sea dispute a global problem 18-Apr-15, 5:15 AM | Manuel Mogato and David Brunnstrom, Reuters Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said on Friday the territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea was of concern for the world because global trade will be hit by China's reclamation.

Balikatan war games start Monday under China's shadow 18-Apr-15, 10:31 AM | Joel Guinto, Agence France-Presse Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded war games, showcasing a deepening defense alliance as alarm bells ring over China.

PNoy pushing Code of Conduct in South China Sea at ASEAN forum, noting Beijing's reclamation spree 17-Apr-15, 1:33 PM | InterAksyon.com | Roices Naguit, News5 Expressing alarm at China's reclamation spree and fishing ban in Philippine-owned islands in the West Philippine Sea, President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he will push for the adoption of a Code of Conduct in the resource-rich waters when he attends the ASEAN meeting in Malaysia on April 26-27.

Lawmaker tips Petrasanta as likely next PNP chief 17-Apr-15, 7:42 PM | Lira Dalangin Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Chief Supt. Raul Petrasanta, director of the Police Region 3 Office 3 presently serving out a suspension, is being touted as the head of the Philippine National Police in waiting.

DAIG ANG MAYNILA? | Jakarta has world's worst traffic but no relief seen for another decade 18-Apr-15, 8:33 AM| Charlotte Greenfield, Reuters Millions of Jakarta commuters will have to struggle through the world's most congested traffic for almost another decade, authorities believe, and they may have to wait even longer if $4 billion worth of new railway projects don't work out as planned.

PNoy confirms Espina's quit offer but 'can't' name OIC as PNP chief 17-Apr-15, 12:48 PM| Roices Naguit, News5 President Benigno Aquino III confirmed on Friday that Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina had, indeed, offered to resign as acting chief of the Philippine National Police but said he could not allow him to step down until a new permanent head of the organization is found.

Ombudsman raps Pichay, Gatchalians, 20 others indicted for bank take-over by LWUA 17-Apr-15, 4:31 PM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com The government was deemed to have lost P800 million in the anomalous acquisition of the failed Express Savings Bank Inc. based in Laguna.

Mary Jane Veloso's sister flies to Indonesia; PH to press for second review of drug mule's case 17-Apr-15, 5:38 PM| Eric B.Apolonio, InterAksyon.com | Carla Lim News5 (UPDATE 2 - 9:34 a.m., February 18, 2015) Marites Veloso, sister of Mary Jane Veloso, flew to Indonesia Friday evening to see the Filipina overseas worker, who is now on death row.

PNoy urged to fill up Comelec vacancies as 2016 nears 17-Apr-15, 10:28 AM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com With the 2016 elections just a year away, President Benigno Aquino III should now fill up the three vacancies at the Commission on Elections to allow the poll body to prepare, a senior lawmaker said.

China jails 71-year-old outspoken journalist for 7 years 17-Apr-15, 7:15 PM| Tom Hancock, Agence France-Presse A Chinese court on Friday convicted a 71-year-old journalist of leaking state secrets and jailed her for seven years, it said, with rights groups condemning the "arbitrary" verdict as a "blow to free expression."

 
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