TODAY'S HEADLINES

Metro Pacific tops bidding for Cavite Laguna Expressway PPP 26-May-15, 2:44 PM | Cassandra Lee, InterAksyon.com

Lawyer asks SC to lift Family Code prohibition on same-sex marriage 26-May-15, 6:32 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

PHOTOS | Cop hit by stray bullet as Caloocan folk resist demolition crew's advance 26-May-15, 3:31 PM | Text and Photos by Krisken Jones, InterAksyon.com

JESSICA ZAFRA | Drinking too much water can also kill you 26-May-15, 12:37 AM | JESSICA ZAFRA

Southeast Asia maritime build-up accelerates, raising risks in disputed seas 26-May-15, 10:04 AM | Siva Govindasamy, Reuters Southeast Asian nations are prioritizing spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain.

Funds for Bangsamoro: P336.9 billion over 5 years 26-May-15, 6:05 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Based on DBM projection, Bangsamoro will get P56.6 billion in 2016; P58.2 billion in 2017; P65.9 billion in 2018; P73.5 billion in 2019; and, P82.7 billion in 2020.

Paper outlines China's 'active defense' strategy, says control of seas as vital as control of land 26-May-15, 7:04 PM | PNA/Xinhua China issued its first white paper on military strategy on Tuesday, stressing active defense' and pledging closer international security cooperation. But it highlighted 'threats' to its maritime rights, and said control of the seas was as important as control over land.

Tony Meloto speaks: 'This is the first time I've been called a sexist, and it hurts' 26-May-15, 11:40 AM | InterAksyon.com Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto spoke out on Tuesday about a speech for which he was tagged a 'sexist', objecting to the characterization as unfair and hurtful.

VIDEO | JV: No let-up in P3.8-B license plates probe; more delays seen as COA review pends 25-May-15, 8:27 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Video report by Maeanne Los Banos, News5 UPDATE 11:15 P.M.- Senator JV Ejercito vowed to get to the bottom of the controversy regarding the Land Transportation Office's delayed issuance of car license plates, even as Senate probers questioned the capacity of the supplier.

Southeast Asia maritime build-up accelerates, raising risks in disputed seas 26-May-15, 10:04 AM| Siva Govindasamy, Reuters Southeast Asian nations are prioritizing spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain.

'Govt has betrayed' the lumad in BBL - groups 26-May-15, 9:21 AM| InterAksyon.com Groups advocating indigenous peoples' rights say the government 'betrayed' the 'lumad' through their 'deliberate inclusion' from the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law and warned that 'there will be no peace and justice in Mindanao without the full recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples.'

MMDA set to conduct West Valley Fault earthquake simulations 25-May-15, 4:39 PM| Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com Starting this week, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will be conducting community-level exercises involving a simulated 7.2 magnitude earthquake at 72 barangays situated at or near the West Valley Fault.

NBI ready to secure Mary Jane Veloso's kin after visits, calls by strange men 26-May-15, 5:08 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com A missing guard dog. Unidentified men on motorbikes asking about family members at an unholy hour. Suspicious phone calls. These and other weird events have caused the family of Mary Jane Veloso to feel harassed by unknown forces, prompting an assurance from the DOJ of NBI protection.

Lawyer asks SC to lift Family Code prohibition on same-sex marriage 26-May-15, 6:32 PM| Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Limiting marriages to man and woman violates the 1987 Constitution guarantees of equal treatment and marital autonomy, a gay lawyer said Tuesday, as he asked the Supreme Court to lift the same-sex prohibition in the Family Code.

PHOTOS | Cop hit by stray bullet as Caloocan folk resist demolition crew's advance 26-May-15, 3:31 PM| Text and Photos by Krisken Jones, InterAksyon.com Members of the Northern Police District Command (NPDC) fired warning shots as informal settlers in a Caloocan City barangay resisted the demolition of their homes Tuesday morning, but one of the cops was wounded by a stray bullet.

 
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