TODAY'S HEADLINES

WATCH | PH Navy sends warship to patrol Benham Rise Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 4:12 PM | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon | Faith del Mundo, News5

WATCH | Clean-up underway at Manila Science High mercury spill Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 11:01 PM | Marlene Alcaide, News5

READ HER LIPS | The times require fidelity to rule of law - CJ Sereno Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 10:17 PM | JV Arcena, News5 | InterAksyon.com

NOT IN LAW, NOT IN CHARTER | Solon, lawyer add voice vs Duterte's plan to appoint brgy chiefs Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 6:28 PM | Camille A. Aguinaldo and Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

Earth Hour 2017: All set for the great switch-off Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 11:20 PM | InterAksyon.com

WE'LL HAVE BEHOLDEN EXECS | Speaker warned vs pushing law for Du30 to appoint all PH brgy chiefs Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 10:45 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is ready to push legislation allowing President Rodrigo Duterte to choose the more than 42,000 barangay captains as former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr. warned it would leave the country with local officials beholden not to the people but the appointing authority.

Duterte says PH could share maritime resources with China Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 10:53 AM | Agence France-Presse Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he was open to sharing resources with Beijing in flashpoint South China Sea waters over which Manila has been given exclusive rights by an international tribunal.

'YOU COULD HAVE CUT PROBLEM IN THE BUD' | Duterte blames US for PH-China maritime row Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 7:16 AM | Martin Petty and Neil Jerome Morales, Reuters President Rodrigo Duterte accused the United States of having a provocative stance on the South China Sea and said its inaction when China started building manmade islands was the cause of tensions now besetting the region.


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WATCH | Koko: With Duterte's rapprochement toward VP Leni, impeachment now more difficult Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 2:44 AM | JV Arcena, News5 The move to impeach Vice President Leni Robredo has become more difficult to push forward, especially with recent pronouncements by President Rodrigo Duterte tending to signal a rapprochement with her, so observes Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III.

NOT IN LAW, NOT IN CHARTER | Solon, lawyer add voice vs Duterte's plan to appoint brgy chiefs Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 6:28 PM | Camille A. Aguinaldo and Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com UPDATE 9:52 p.m.-Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said there's nothing in the law that allows Duterte to simply appoint local executives, and lawyer Romulo Macalintal said that what the President wants is not allowed under the Charter. Senate President Pimentel said Comelec must still prepare for polls.

TINGNAN MO | After the 'war,' Digong, Leni sit next to each other during PNPA grad rites Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 5:09 PM| InterAksyon.com | Dindo Flora, News5 | Photos from OVP Media Bureau Just last Thursday, he accused her of being among those behind his ouster. Just over a week ago, she sent to a UN-related event a video message blaming his war on drugs campaign for the spate of extra-judicial killings in the country.

DENR allowed 8 suspended nickel miners to ship out ore - sources Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 12:04 PM| A Reuters exclusive by Manolo Serapio Jr. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has allowed eight suspended nickel ore miners to ship out stockpiles of ore, sources told Reuters, temporarily boosting supply from the world's top exporter of the raw metal after a major mining crackdown.

Ombudsman Morales faces disbarment raps for clearing PNoy in DAP mess Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 11:57 AM| InterAksyon.com | J.V. Arcena, News5 (UPDATE 6 - 2:39 p.m.) Former Manila councilor Greco Belgica has filed before the Supreme Court a disbarment case against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales for clearing former President Benigno Aquino III from his alleged role in the irregular implementation of the Disbursement Accelration Program.

WATCH | Duterte says Trillanes, De Lima, Robredo behind ouster moves vs him Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 1:39 PM| InterAksyon.com | Dindo Flora, News5 (UPDATE 4 - 9:32 p.m.) President Rodrigo Duterte has named senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Leila de Lima and Vice President Leni Robredo as those behind ouster moves against him.

Brgy assemblies should push ‘PHederalism’ - Sueno Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 6:38 AM| InterAksyon.com President Rodrigo Duterte may want to appoint barangay captains in the name of his war on drugs, but Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno apparently considers them crucial in pushing one of the administration's key advocacies -- federalism or, as this government has pegged it, 'PHederalism.'

South China Sea installations 'primarily' civilian - China premier Fri, Mar 24, 2017, 11:48 AM| Agence France-Presse China is not militarizing the disputed South China Sea, the country's premier insisted in Australia on Friday, claiming defense equipment Beijing has installed on artificial islands is 'primarily' for civilian use.

 
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