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AQUINO: NAPEÑAS 'TRICKED ME' ON MAMASAPANO 
President Benigno Aquino blames Special Action Force commander Getulio Napeñas for "acting alone" in the deadly Mamasapano operation.
Aquino says Napeñas gave him wrong information, did not follow his orders to coordinate with the Armed Forces, and did not abort the operation when he should have.
He says "The truth is I was given the wrong information by the people who knew most what was happening…”
"There were times he didn't make any decisions... But as soon as he left our meeting in January 9…
it seems he had no intention to follow my orders to coordinate.”
The President did not discuss why resigned Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima was involved in the operation despite being suspended.

CARDINAL QUEVEDO DEFENDS MILF: 'THEY'RE NOT TERRORISTS'
Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo defends Muslim group Moro Islamic Liberation Front or MILF.
Quevedo urges “both sides” of the conflict in the southern Philippines to trust each other.
Quevedo’s statement comes after a bloody clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, which according to him “resurrected” age-old prejudices against Muslims.
Quevedo says he “witnessed a harmonious dialogue of life” among his students in a Catholic university in Mindanao.
Quevedo adds members of the MILF are not terrorists.
He says “The MILF only aspires and struggles politically for a place under the sun in freedom and dignity.”

UN CONFIRMS RECEIVING ARROYO RIGHTS CASE
A case questioning the detention of former president Gloria Arroyo is now with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights or OHCHR.
The UN petition marks the first time Arroyo brought her case before an international body.
OHCHR media officer Xabier Celaya says there is no “specific date scheduled” for UN experts to reach an opinion on Arroyo’s case.
She adds it is part of the UN’s confidentiality rule "in order to protect all parties.”
Arroyo has been in hospital detention since 2011 for a plunder case during her presidency.

PACQUIAO UNIMPRESSED BY MAYWEATHER KNOCKING OUT SPARRING MATE
Champion boxer Manny Pacquiao is not impressed by Floyd Mayweather Jr’s knock-out of a sparring partner.
Pacquiao says Mayweather’s previous fights “lulled me to sleep.”
The two are scheduled for a blockbuster battle in the ring on May 2 or May 3 in Manila at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao says the contest will live up to expectations only if Mayweather decides to exchange punches with him.

APPLE SHOWS OFF APPLE WATCH, NEW MACBOOK AT SPRING FORWARD  
Apple unveils the Apple Watch and the new Macbook at its ‘Spring forward’ event.
The Apple Watch can do your daily tasks like receive calls, pay for items, and maintain home security… for an entry-level price of $349 to a limited high-end version $10,000.
The new Apple Macbook boasts of a 12-inch retina display weighing only two pounds for 8GB of memory and a 256GB drive.
A revolutionary design makes it almost all battery inside, extending battery life to 10 hours.
It costs at least $1,299.

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