TODAY'S HEADLINES

Maguindanao under state of calamity as displaced people soar to 41,000 04-Mar-15, 5:59 AM | Philippine News Agency The Maguindanao provincial board has approved a resolution declaring the entire province under state of calamity, two board members said Tuesday.

'We have evidence that MILF was coddling Marwan - and government knew' - Alan Cayetano 04-Mar-15, 6:32 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano claims he has evidence the Aquino administration knew about the supposed ties between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias 'Marwan.'

LOOK | Feverish Jolo 'deteriorating,' develops pneumonia, cries upon seeing Bong Revilla 03-Mar-15, 5:25 PM | Video report by Mon Gualvez, News5 (UPDATE 5 - 11 p.m.) It was an emotional meeting between father and son. Jolo Revilla could not help but cry upon seeing Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., on Tuesday at the Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa City.

'SANA ANG HULING PIKIT N'YA DOON SA KAMA N'YA' | Kin seek house arrest for Enrile 03-Mar-15, 8:44 AM | Video report by Ina Zara, News5 The family of Juan Ponce Enrile is appealing to the anti-graft court to allow the 91-year-old ailing senator to be put under house arrest.

Deadline for BBL passage moved to June but lawmakers see changes, impose conditions 03-Mar-15, 11:51 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Marlene Alcaide and Roices Naguit, News5 Leaders of both chambers of Congress have agreed to move to June their deadline for passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, but the measure is likely to undergo major revisions while some lawmakers insist on the MILF's compliance with three conditions in the wake of the Mamasapano incident.

After suicide of Cagayan coed, Natl Youth Commission urges CHED to rein in school fees 04-Mar-15, 9:36 AM| InterAksyon.com The National Youth Commission on Wednesday urged the Commission on Higher Education to 'work for the welfare of students' and regulate 'unbridled' increases in tuition and other school fees following the suicide of a coed of the Cagayan State University.

Lawmakers assail decision in the House to 'archive' Mamasapano probe 03-Mar-15, 4:43 PM| Lira Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Bayan Muna partylist Representative Neri Colmenares said they suspect that discontinuing the inquiry could be part of an effort of Malacanang to "cover up" the debacle in Maguindanao Province.

NCRPO warns public vs scammers raising funds 'for SAF-44' 03-Mar-15, 12:21 AM| Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com The chief of the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) has warned the public against falling for scammers who exploit the public's admiration for the 44 police commandos killed in Mamasapano by soliciting funds supposedly for their families.

VIDEO | 10,000 families homeless as 12-hour fire guts Parola area in Tondo 03-Mar-15, 9:56 AM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Jen Calimon, News5 Up to 10,00 families were rendered homeless by a 12-hour fire that swept through some 5,000 houses made of light materials at the Parola Compound in Tondo, Manila, Monday.

QUESTIONS | Was Napenas just harping on lack of support in Mamasapano, or teasing truth from AFP? 02-Mar-15, 8:55 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Retired Commodore Rex Robles of RAM fame wondered if Napenas wasn't trying to tease from the military brass a tacit acknowledgement that there were, possibly, orders tending to stand them down.

10 YEARS OF TOBACCO CONTROL | Gains in ASEAN counted, but risks remain as Big Tobacco targets youth 02-Mar-15, 3:58 PM| InterAksyon.com ASEAN countries have come a long way in strengthening laws and regulations to advance tobacco control in the region in the first decade since the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force, but more remains to be done as Big Tobacco continues to target millions of youth.

 
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