TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

Erap offers P100,000 reward for capture of Quiapo road rage shooter Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 5:15 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon

IBP says alarmed at spate of killings of drug suspects Wed, Jul 27, 2016, 8:56 PM | Brian Malungsod, InterAksyon.com

PARA KASALI PATI TAMBAY | Referendum is the only recourse on EDCA – Tatad Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 1:53 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

WATCH | DOLE issues memorandum prohibiting ‘Endo’ in some companies Thu, Jul 28, 2016, 1:28 AM | JV Arcena, News5

SWS SURVEY | Filipinos’ optimism on quality of life, economy hits new record highs 11:24 pm | Leslie D. Venzon, Philippines News Agency Filipinos’ optimism about the quality of their lives and the economy reached new record highs during the second quarter of 2016, the private polling firm Social Weather Stations (SWS) said.

NPA Southern Mindanao Command: AFP units ignored cease fire declaration NPA Southern Mindanao Command: AFP units ignored cease fire declaration 9:36 pm | InterAksyon.com The Southern Mindanao command of the New People's Army accuses the military and police in the region of ignoring the unilateral cease fire declaration President…

Duterte: Cease fire with reds is off Duterte: Cease fire with reds is off 7:53 pm | InterAksyon (UPDATED - 9:18 p.m.) President Rodrigo Duterte directs the lifting of the government's unilaterally declared cease fire with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples…

Mindanao Business Council backs unilateral cease fire with CPP/NPA/NDF Mindanao Business Council backs unilateral cease fire with CPP/NPA/NDF 7:35 pm | InterAksyon Ahead of the truce deadline posed by Malacañang on the leftist rebel movement, the Mindanao Business Council issues a statement calling on the National Democratic…

LOOK | The crime war is packing decaying jails LOOK | The crime war is packing decaying jails 6:46 pm | Agence France-Presse Those detained in the anti-crime campaign appear doomed for lengthy stints in the country's underfunded and overwhelmed penal system.

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SWS SURVEY | Filipinos’ optimism on quality of life, economy hits new record highs SWS SURVEY | Filipinos’ optimism on quality of life, economy hits new record highs Filipinos’ optimism about the quality of their lives and the economy reached new record highs during the second quarter of 2016, the private polling firm…

POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to four ‘broke’ Saudi firms POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to four ‘broke’ Saudi firms The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the deployment of newly-hired and returning workers to four companies suffering financial problems in Saudi Arabia.

MPIC acquires Marikina hospital for P993.4 M MPIC acquires Marikina hospital for P993.4 M Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. (MPHHI), the healthcare holding company of listed conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), on Friday completed the acquisition of 93-percent…

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Religious leaders urge Reds to reciprocate Duterte's ceasefire 11:07 am | InterAksyon.com Religious leaders urge Reds to reciprocate Duterte\Religious leaders banded under the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform called on communist rebels to declare their own unilateral ceasefire to reciprocate the 'bold step' President Rodrigo Duterte took during his first state of the nation address.

3,400 families displaced as govt presses offensive vs Abu Sayyaf 9:27 am | Philippine News Agency 3,400 families displaced as govt presses offensive vs Abu SayyafAt least 3,400 families, or more than 17,000 persons, have been displaced by fighting between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan province, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Security guards covered by Employees' Compensation Program 7:39 am | InterAksyon.com Security guards covered by Employees\Security guards are entitled to benefits and services under the Employees' Compensation Program for work-related illness, injury, disability or death.

More areas under Signal No. 1 as ‘Carina’ maintains strength, picks up speed 6:39 am | InterAksyon.com More areas under Signal No. 1 as ‘Carina’ maintains strength, picks up speed(UPDATE - 12:41 p.m.) More provinces were placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 late Saturday morning as tropical depression 'Carina' maintained its strength as it picked up speed moving toward the tip of northern Luzon.

WATCH | Duterte gives NPA Saturday deadline to declare own truce 1:42 am | Lilian C. Mellejor, Philippines News Agency | Maricel Halili, News5 WATCH | Duterte gives NPA Saturday deadline to declare own trucePresident Rodrigo Duterte on Friday gave the communist New People's Army (NPA) a Saturday afternoon deadline to also declare a truce after a rebel attack on militiamen on Wednesday, two days following the Chief Executive's pronouncement of a unilateral ceasefire.

POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to four ‘broke’ Saudi firms 12:22 am | Ferdinand G. Patinio, Philippines News Agency POEA suspends deployment of OFWs to four ‘broke’ Saudi firmsThe Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the deployment of newly-hired and returning workers to four companies suffering financial problems in Saudi Arabia.

Military's violation of Duterte ceasefire led to Davao del Norte ambush - NPA 11:05 pm | InterAksyon.com Military\The military's violation of President Rodrigo Duterte's unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels led to the ambush that left a government militiaman dead and four others wounded, the New People's Army in eastern Mindanao said Friday.

Hontiveros, Gordon differ in mode for Cha-Cha 9:25 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Hontiveros, Gordon differ in mode for Cha-ChaSenators Risa Hontiveros and Richard Gordon expressed different views over the mode of changing the Constitution from constitutional convention and constituent assembly.

WATCH | Cuisia in a stew over Yasay stance on WPS ruling 8:17 pm | Carla Lim, News5 WATCH | Cuisia in a stew over Yasay stance on WPS rulingFormer Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. slams Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay for not pushing the country's interest at an important ASEAN platform recently.

6 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed, 11 soldiers wounded in Basilan, Sulu operations 8:16 pm | Priam F. Nepomuceno, Philippines News Agency 6 Abu Sayyaf bandits killed, 11 soldiers wounded in Basilan, Sulu operationsIntensified operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) terrorists have so far killed six of the brigands in Basilan and Sulu Friday.

Maguindanao tension affecting teachers, students 6:14 pm | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com Maguindanao tension affecting teachers, studentsAt least eight schools in Datu Saudi Ampatuan and Shariff Saidona Mustapha towns in Maguindanao are suffering disruptions as a result of continuing tension.

WATCH | Vintage Duterte: Hilarious moments at the SONA 4:55 pm | InterAksyon WATCH | Vintage Duterte: Hilarious moments at the SONAPresident Duterte's shifting between prepared text and ad libs in his State of the Nation speech shows that the departure from protocol and tradition marks him as a person with the wit and charm that let him get away with some of the most pointed quips and jabs.

Ateneo, La Salle presidents speak out vs extrajudicial killings, lament disregard for human life 4:46 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Ateneo, La Salle presidents speak out vs extrajudicial killings, lament disregard for human lifeAteneo de Manila University president Fr. Jett Villarin, SJ and De La Salle Philippines president Br. Jose Mari Jimenez FSC have issued statements to their respective communities, decrying the extrajudicial killings that have hounded the country in relation to the fight against illegal drugs.