TODAY'S HEADLINES

Thousands beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy 27-Apr-15, 12:10 PM | Agence France-Presse

QUAKE MAP | Scenes from Nepal earthquake, as captured by survivors 27-Apr-15, 8:05 AM | Geofeedia, InterAksyon.com

Single toll collection to stay for motorists passing through NLEX, SCTEX 26-Apr-15, 7:05 PM | Cassandra Lee, InterAksyon.com

Robbery saved 9 Greek climbers from Nepal quake 27-Apr-15, 2:07 AM | Agence France-Presse

Chinese actions 'may undermine peace' in S. China Sea - ASEAN 27-Apr-15, 8:16 AM | Agence France-Presse Chinese island-building efforts "may undermine peace, security, and stability" in the disputed South China Sea, said a statement by Southeast Asian leaders meeting for a summit on Monday.

Peace Council says Bangsamoro Basic Law 'overwhelmingly acceptable' 27-Apr-15, 10:41 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE, 11:30 a.m.) The Palace-created Peace Council, which includes Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, gave its stamp of approval to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying it was "overwhelmingly acceptable" and should be passed by Congress.

Aquino to appeal for Mary Jane's life at Malaysia summit 26-Apr-15, 5:00 PM | Agence France-Presse | InterAksyon.com UPDATE 5:31 PM-President Aquino said he will seek clemency for Mary Jane Veloso, who may be put to death on Tuesday, while in Malaysia for a regional summit. The group GABRIELA launched vigils for Veloso, and said Aquino should not botch the chance, as his government's neglect had caused the crisis.

Peace Council says Bangsamoro Basic Law 'overwhelmingly acceptable' 27-Apr-15, 10:41 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE, 11:30 a.m.) The Palace-created Peace Council, which includes Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, gave its stamp of approval to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying it was "overwhelmingly acceptable" and should be passed by Congress.

More jobs for high-skilled Pinoys with ASEAN integration - accounting firm Punongbayan & Araullo 27-Apr-15, 6:10 AM | Leslie D. Venzon, Philippines News Agency The forthcoming integration of the 10-member ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) can increase the demand for high-skilled Filipino workers abroad.

Aftershocks cause more terror as Nepal quake toll tops 2,300 26-Apr-15, 1:18 AM| Paavan Mathema, AFP/with Ammu Kannampilly at Mount Everest (UPDATE4, 8:50 P.M.) Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,300 and triggering fresh avalanches at Everest base camp, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu.

PH, Vietnam seek adoption of ASEAN Code of Conduct in South China Sea 27-Apr-15, 8:05 AM| InterAksyon.com The Philippines and Vietnam will seek the adoption of the ASEAN Code of Conduct in the South China Sea to avoid the escalation of disputes in the area, as China continues to exert its power and influence the crucial trade route.

Widodo to lose standing as rights champion as Dinky says only 'miracle' will save Mary Jane 25-Apr-15, 9:35 AM| Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com Indonesian President Joko Widodo will lose his standing as a champion of human rights in Southeast Asia if Filipina Mary Jane Veloso is executed, a member of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights said Friday.

Indonesia defiant as UN leads condemnation of looming executions of Mary Jane, 7 others 26-Apr-15, 12:11 PM| Agence France-Presse | InterAksyon.com | Carla Lim, News5 UPDATE2, 6:52 PM-Indonesia has signalled it will push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by UN chief Ban Ki-moon. VP Binay, back in Manila from Jakarta, and Veloso's lawyer Olalia said Filipinos should not lose hope for her.

Indon daily urges Widodo to end 'shameful travesty' of executions 25-Apr-15, 9:11 AM| InterAksyon.com An Indonesian newspaper has urged President Joko Widodo to grant clemency to 10 death convicts, including Filipina Mary Jane Veloso, and do away with the death penalty altogether, calling it 'state-sanctioned murder.'

'People-centered ASEAN' possible only with social agenda - People's Forum 25-Apr-15, 10:42 AM| Veronica Uy, InterAksyon.com The theme of the 2015 ASEAN Summit - 'Towards a People-Centered ASEAN' - can only become a reality with a social agenda that sets policies to benefit people in the region and not only corporations, groups attending the ASEAN People's Forum here said.

 
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