TODAY'S HEADLINES

VIDEO | DOJ sees hand of int'l drug ring in overseas trips of Veloso recruiter 07-May-15, 12:03 AM | Kaye Imson, News5 | InterAksyon.com

Tacloban airport runway repairs done earlier, flight restrictions lifted May 7 06-May-15, 6:35 PM | Eric B.Apolonio, InterAksyon.com

Comelec ready for May 8 Puerto Princesa City recall election 06-May-15, 1:15 PM | Philippine News Agency

Fight fans sue Pacquiao over injury 06-May-15, 6:13 AM | Agence France-Presse

AFP admits MILF killed Usman 06-May-15, 1:19 PM | InterAksyon.com The Armed Forces of the Philippines admitted Wednesday that it was the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, not government assets or his own followers, who killed wanted bomb maker Abdul Basit Usman in Maguindanao province early this week.

Hybrid system of manual voting, automated canvassing pitched for 2016 elections 06-May-15, 3:22 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Saying time was running out for the task of refurbishing the 82,000 Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines, a lawmaker on Wednesday pushed for a hybrid system of elections for May 2016.

VIDEO | DOJ sees hand of int'l drug ring in overseas trips of Veloso recruiter 07-May-15, 12:03 AM | Kaye Imson, News5 | InterAksyon.com According to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Cristina Sergio herself appeared to have been a drug mule herself before she was tapped to recruit innocent jobseekers to set up as drug mules like Mary Jane Veloso, who remains on Indonesia's death row.

COME OUT, BE TESTED | People at risk of HIV urged to undergo tests as 8,000 new cases seen in 2015 06-May-15, 6:07 PM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com As it stares at the possibility of having some 8,000 new HIV cases recorded this year, the Department of Health has made an urgent appeal to people at risk of contracting the AIDS virus to submit themselves to voluntary testing.

JV vows to push probe of chopper purchase as Chiz asks where AFP modernization funds went 06-May-15, 7:00 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator JV Ejercito has vowed to continue the investigation into the questioned P1.2-billion purchase of 'antiquated' UH-1 helicopters despite the Department of National Defense's confirmation that the procurement program had been partially terminated.

Clark flights affected after lightning strikes navigational aid 06-May-15, 1:53 PM| Eric B. Apolonio, InterAksyon.com Flights to and from Clark International Airport have been temporarily limited between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. after lightning reportedly struck a navigational aid that helps pilots land.

Aquino off to US, Canada to seek more investments 06-May-15, 12:51 PM| InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III flew off Wednesday for a working visit to Chicago in the US and, from there, to Canada for a state visit, during which he hopes to lure more investors to the country as he works to further strengthen ties with both countries.

VIDEO | Sergio, partner won't submit counteraffidavit; question NBI arrest, standing of Veloso kin 06-May-15, 4:51 PM| Ryan Ang, News5 Mary Jane Veloso's recruiter Cristina Sergio and her live-in partner Julius Lacanilao have opted not to submit a counter-affidavit to the complaint lodged by the National Bureau of Investigation on behalf of Veloso for large-scale illegal recruitment, estafa and human trafficking.

COME OUT, BE TESTED | People at risk of HIV urged to undergo tests as 8,000 new cases seen in 2015 06-May-15, 6:07 PM| Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com As it stares at the possibility of having some 8,000 new HIV cases recorded this year, the Department of Health has made an urgent appeal to people at risk of contracting the AIDS virus to submit themselves to voluntary testing.

Koko chides Trillanes witness for accusing Binay sans proof 05-May-15, 6:53 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III, chair of the Senate Blue Ribbon Subcommittee, admonished the whistleblower presented by Senator Trillanes to back up his accusations of anomalous transactions by Vice President Jejomar Binay while still mayor of Makati.

Conflicts displace record 38 million people - watchdog 06-May-15, 7:59 PM| Nina Larson, Agence France-Presse Conflicts and violence in places like Syria and Ukraine have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, equivalent to the total populations of New York, London and Beijing, a watchdog group said Wednesday.

 
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