TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

VIDEO | Tension still grips violence-marred Caloocan demolition site; folk score solon's 'betrayal' 27-May-15, 2:15 PM | InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Jeff Caparas, News5

Two UN peacekeepers cited for bravery 26-May-15, 7:57 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

Poe admits Mar offered her VP slot, as she and Chiz continue talking on 2016 team-up 6:26 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Grace Poe said on Wednesday she now has a clearer picture of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas's intention in talking to her recently: to run as his vice president in 2016.

Marcos warns Palace: Any attempt to force its BBL version will backfire Marcos warns Palace: Any attempt to force its BBL version… 6:01 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, Jr. warns Malacañang against making any attempt to prod the Senate into rushing the passage of the Palace version of the…

Economic Cha-cha resolution hurdles 2nd reading in House Economic Cha-cha resolution hurdles 2nd reading in House 5:43 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com The Resolution of Both Houses No. 1 (Proposing Amendments to Certain Economic Provisions of the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines Particularly on…

Opt-in provision seen key to why many lawmakers \ Opt-in provision seen key to why many lawmakers 'opt out'… 5:01 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Half of the resistance to the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law could dissipate if the opt-in provision in the bill - allowing for the expansion of…

PhilHealth set to cover foreigners who wish to retire in the country PhilHealth set to cover foreigners who wish to retire in… 5:00 pm | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation firms up an arrangement with Philippine Retirement Authority to cover retired foreigner nationals under the Informal Economy category.

Guingona presses for protection of non-Muslims in BBL 4:44 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Guingona presses for protection of non-Muslims in BBLSenator Teofisto 'TG' Guingona III says the Bangsamoro Basic Law, in its final form, should ensure that non-Muslims are treated equally and that their right to life, liberty and property are respected even if they are a minority.

Four soldiers hurt, NPA firearms recovered in Davao Oriental clash 4:20 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Four soldiers hurt, NPA firearms recovered in Davao Oriental clashElements of the 67th Infantry Battalion encountered suspected communist rebels during combat operations in Sitio Mahu, Barangay Aragon, at the outskirts of the town of Cateel.

West Valley Fault map not for sale, public warned 4:12 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com West Valley Fault map not for sale, public warnedThe Office of Civil Defense (OCD) advised the public Wednesday that the map of the West Valley Fault the agency published in its website is not for reproduction for commercial purposes, as it warned groups behind its online sale.

ALARMING BUT TRUE: 1.8-M Pinoys are drug dependents, says Poe 3:57 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com ALARMING BUT TRUE: 1.8-M Pinoys are drug dependents, says PoeSenator Grace Poe declares an all-out war against drug trafficking as data showed more than 1.8 million Filipinos are currently drug dependents.

Lawmakers urged to strengthen children's rights in BBL 3:55 pm | Kahlil Ibrahim, InterAksyon.com Lawmakers urged to strengthen children\Lawmakers are being urged to strengthen provisions on children's rights in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law as the bill goes to plenary in the House of Representatives next week.

'Declare now,' party mates urge Mar 3:31 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com \Lawmakers from the Liberal Party urged Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Wednesday to declare himself a presidential candidate in next year's elections, saying this would turn the tide in surveys where he has consistently trailed behind potential opponents.

Court enters 'not guilty plea' as Jeane Napoles arraigned on tax evasion raps 3:17 pm | Gerard de la Pena, News5 Court enters \The Court of Tax Appeals entered a not guilty plea for Jeane Napoles after she refused to enter one during her arraignment Wednesday on charges of failure to file income tax returns and willful attempt to evade payment of her taxes.

THEY WERE HERE | PH allowed Rohingya to rest on its shores 2 years ago - UNHCR 2:43 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com THEY WERE HERE | PH allowed Rohingya to rest on its shores 2 years ago - UNHCRAs worldwide alarm grew over images of migrant boats refused sanctuary or towed out to sea by Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines bucked the trend and said it was open to receiving some, if not all, of the refugees, mostly Rohingya fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

CAAP hosts Asia-Pacific conference on volcanic ash exercise 2:38 pm | Eric B. Apolonio, InterAksyon.com CAAP hosts Asia-Pacific conference on volcanic ash exerciseA three-day Asia-Pacific conference-workshop hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines tackled the need to improve communication and coordination by air travel stakeholders, principally airlines, during volcanic eruption events.

VIDEO | Tension still grips violence-marred Caloocan demolition site; folk score solon's 'betrayal' 2:15 pm | InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Jeff Caparas, News5 VIDEO | Tension still grips violence-marred Caloocan demolition site; folk score solon\Tension continues to grip the Calaanan compound in Caloocan, a day after violence broke out as informal settlers faced off with SWAT teams, anti-riot police, firefighters using water cannons and a demolition crew. They were given till end of Wednesday to tear down temporary shelters they put up.

BEYOND DIPLOMATIC PROTESTS | A proposed approach on territorial dispute with China, Part 3 of 3 1:51 pm | Jose Antonio A. Custodio, Special to InterAksyon.com BEYOND DIPLOMATIC PROTESTS | A proposed approach on territorial dispute with China, Part 3 of 3China continues with the reclamation in disputed reefs, while the PH case at the international tribunal is still pending. Here in Part 3, security and defense expert Jose Antonio A. Custodio proposes an approach to the problem.

Farmers hurt in House dispersal file complaints vs guards 1:49 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Farmers hurt in House dispersal file complaints vs guardsTwenty-one farmers, mostly from Negros Occidental, who were injured during the violent dispersal of a protest at the south gate of the House of Representatives complex Tuesday have filed a formal complaint before the Commission on Human Rights against the chamber’s security personnel.

Alleged gang leader nabbed, cohort slain in Bulacan shootout 1:25 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Alleged gang leader nabbed, cohort slain in Bulacan shootoutThe alleged leader of a gun-running, drug and carjacking syndicate was wounded and captured and one of his cohorts killed in a shootout with policemen in San Miguel town, Bulacan Tuesday afternoon, the provincial police director said.