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Debris washed up on Australian beach not from MH370 24-Apr-14, 8:51 AM | Agence France-Presse

OPEN LETTER | Longest held political prisoner appeals to Obama 24-Apr-14, 5:27 PM | Juanito Itaas, political prisoner

Afghan policeman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital 24-Apr-14, 6:18 PM | Usman Sharifi, Agence France-Presse

King moves to reassure Saudis as MERS deaths hit 85 24-Apr-14, 7:04 PM | Agence France-Presse King Abdullah was in the Saudi commercial hub of Jeddah on Thursday in a bid to reassure a worried public as the death toll from the MERS virus hit 85.

BIR satisfied with tax court's order for Pacman to post P3.3-B cash bond 24-Apr-14, 1:58 PM | Marlene Alcaide, News5 Although prevented for now from garnishing the properties of Manny Pacquiao, the Bureau of Internal Revenue said it was satisfied with the Court of Tax Appeals' order for the boxing champion to file a P3.298-billion cash bond, the same amount he allegedly owes in unpaid taxes.

Wack Wack golf club suspends Mar for 2 months over April 6 'meltdown' 24-Apr-14, 7:26 PM | InterAksyon.com The board of the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club has voted to suspend for two months Interior Secretary Mar Roxas over the April 6 incident where he was accused of giving Club employees a tongue-lashing over green fees he supposedly did not want to pay.

BUSINESS NEWS

IN THE SOUP | PAL takes shark\ IN THE SOUP | PAL takes shark's fins out of the cargo hold after online shame campaign Following an online petition to ban the shipment of shark's fins and related products, Philippine Airlines (PAL) said it would “formalize and strengthen” a policy…

5 years after ERC issues rules, few utilities lining up to offer prepaid electricity 5 years after ERC issues rules, few utilities lining up to offer prepaid electricity Budget conscious Filipinos looking to add electricity to their tingi shopping list may have to wait a while longer before they can resort to prepaid…

Toyota Philippines\ Toyota Philippines' exports slump in 1Q Exports of Toyota Motor's Philippine unit slumped in the first quarter because of tepid demand.

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KULANG NA KULANG | PH has huge shortage of computer programmers — Microsoft 24-Apr-14, 11:35 AM | Jose Bimbo F. Santos, InterAksyon.com Even with the proliferation of IT and computer courses, the Philippines still has a huge gap in terms of producing computer programmers with marketable skills according to a local Microsoft executive.

PHOTO | All eyes on future saint, Pope John Paul II 24-Apr-14, 4:21 PM | InterAksyon.com In many sites around the world that have set up monuments or sites related to the late charismatic pope John Paul II, the final hours leading up to Sunday, April 27 are busy ones: for burnishing, and preparing these places as tools to help people understand the life of this remarkable pope.

DND-DILG order proves JASIG operative, Wilma Austria immune from arrest - Karapatan 24-Apr-14, 4:20 PM| InterAksyon.com A joint DND-DILG order acknowledges that the Joint Agreement on Security and Immunity Guarantees that protects communist rebel negotiators and their consultants remains operative and covers, among others, Wilma Austria, who was captured last month with her husband Benito Tiamzon.

Kris Aquino's ex-chief security aide appointed as Air Force top gun 24-Apr-14, 11:18 AM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com MANILA - President Benigno Aquino III has appointed as the next commanding general of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) an officer who once served as his sister Kris Aquino's chief security aide, top-level military sources said.

GALLERY | 4 years and 5 months after, justice still elusive for Ampatuan 58 23-Apr-14, 8:42 PM| InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines -- Four years and five months since the worst incident of electoral violence in recent Philippine history and the single deadliest attack on the press ever, justice continues to elude the 58 victims of the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan massacre.

TV5 dares DSWD chief: own up to spoiled goods mess, prove footage 'manipulated' 23-Apr-14, 5:36 PM| InterAksyon.com Secretary Corazon 'Dinky' Soliman should simply take accountability for the messy storage and distribution of relief goods at a warehouse identified as a DSWD hub in Tacloban City instead of accusing media of manipulating footage, TV5 said in a statement Wednesday.

PH, HK officials say relations back to normal after resolution of row over 2010 Luneta siege 23-Apr-14, 7:16 PM| Dexter San Pedro and Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 8:27 p.m.) A day after Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada flew to Hong Kong to personally apologize to the families and survivors of the August 2010 Luneta bus hostage incident, both Philippine and Hong Kong authorities declared relations have normalized between the two governments.

FINDING BATCH 2013 | La Salle’s Chiara Lanuza: Stocks and science meet on the path to success 24-Apr-14, 1:26 PM| By Tricia Aquino | Photo courtesy of Chiara Lanuza | Lifestyle Section, InerAksyon.com InterAksyon tracked down De La Salle University's Batch 2013 summa cum laude to ask how "the real world" has been since she finished school

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