TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

WHO'S RUNNING FOR U.P. PRESIDENT? | Here's an unofficial list Sun, Sep 25, 2016, 7:38 AM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

NAGKAISA denounces liquidation of labor leaders, organizers Sat, Sep 24, 2016, 4:55 PM | InterAksyon

Malacanang to roll out e-FOI on Nov. 25 Fri, Sep 23, 2016, 9:44 PM | Eddie Barrita, Philippines News Agency

Shabu price soars from P1,300 per gram to P25,000 - PDEA Wed, Sep 21, 2016, 7:10 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

SC reminds PNP anew: Follow rules on warrantless arrest 9:07 pm | Philippines News Agency The Supreme Court reminded anew the PNP to comply with rules on warrantless arrest, particularly on drug suspects, as it acquitted a drug convict after finding out that his warrantless arrest and the search incidental to his arrest were 'unreasonable and unlawful.'

RCEP, Beijing\ RCEP, Beijing's response to US-led trading-bloc, just as bad -… 7:14 pm | Diego Mora, InterAksyon.com The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pushed by China as a response to America's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) initiative, contains similar, possibly worse flaws that will…

Duterte set to visit Vietnam this week - Palace Duterte set to visit Vietnam this week - Palace 6:44 pm | Philippines News Agency President Rodrigo Roa Duterte flies to Vietnam this week, with trade and commerce on the bilateral agenda, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said on Sunday.

New ISAFP chief assumes post New ISAFP chief assumes post 6:01 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Brigadier General Ronald Villanueva assumes his new position on Monday as chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, replacing Major…

Harassment or not, De Lima should answer prison drug trade payoffs charge – Lacson Harassment or not, De Lima should answer prison drug trade… 3:58 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Panfilo Lacson on Sunday urged beleaguered Senator Leila De Lima to answer accusations she received millions, as then Justice secretary, from the so-called Bilibid…

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RCEP, Beijing\ RCEP, Beijing's response to US-led trading-bloc, just as bad - CPP The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pushed by China as a response to America's Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) initiative, contains similar, possibly worse flaws that will…

BEWARE | Etihad warns public vs bogus site offering ticket promo BEWARE | Etihad warns public vs bogus site offering ticket promo Etihad Airways has warned the public against falling for bogus websites offering supposed airline tickets in return for completing a survey, adding a link to…

Ex-IMF boss Rato on trial over bankers\ Ex-IMF boss Rato on trial over bankers' luxury sprees Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato stands trial Monday accused of overseeing a 'corrupt system' that helped him and other executives misuse funds on hotels, parties…

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Poe to tackle pitch for schools' early Christmas break at DepEd budget hearing 2:02 pm | InterAksyon.com Poe to tackle pitch for schools\Sen. Grace Poe Sunday welcomed the plan of the Department of Education (DepEd) to study her proposal for an early holiday break for students as part of measures to ease traffic during the Christmas season.

COFFEE GROUNDS | US study finds pulverized coffee grounds remove 99% of heavy metal from water 12:42 pm | Diego Mora, InterAksyon COFFEE GROUNDS | US study finds pulverized coffee grounds remove 99% of heavy metal from waterThe ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering journal of the American Chemical Society reports the completion of a study showing that coffee grounds in powder form incorporated into foam filters eliminated 99 percent of lead and mercury ions from still water over 30 hours.

'Helen' intensifies, poses threat to Batanes-Taiwan area 12:26 pm | Philippines News Agency \Typhoon 'Helen' has intensified as it moves towards the Batanes-Taiwan area, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Sunday.

WHO'S RUNNING FOR U.P. PRESIDENT? | Here's an unofficial list 7:38 am | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com WHO\The University of the Philippines Board of Regents will deliberate on the candidates for the new UP president in October. Here's a glimpse at the people in the running.

PH, addressing UN, tells world not to interfere in its drug war 7:02 am | Agence France-Presse PH, addressing UN, tells world not to interfere in its drug warPhilippine foreign secretary Perfecto Yasay, addressing the UN General Assembly, pushed back against criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war, telling the United Nations not to interfere.

Two Army personnel face court martial for theft, resale of government ammo 11:23 pm | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com\' Two Army personnel face court martial for theft, resale of government ammoTwo enlisted Army Personnel face facing court martial charges for allegedly stealing government-issued ammunition, and then selling them to 'lawless elements,' including armed groups in Basilan.

SEATCA hails PH implementation of tobacco Graphic Health Warnings Law 7:56 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon SEATCA hails PH implementation of tobacco Graphic Health Warnings LawIn the Philippines, all cigarette packages must have graphic health warnings by November, as prescribed by Republic Act No. 10643, or the Graphic Health Warnings Law.

600 KM RADIUS | Severe Tropical Storm Helen enters PAR 7:17 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon 600 KM RADIUS | Severe Tropical Storm Helen enters PARSevere Tropical Storm Helen (international name, Megi) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility bringing moderate to heavy rains within a 600-km radius.

MEL STA. MARIA | Let's Pray for the President 6:35 pm | Mel Sta. Maria MEL STA. MARIA | Let\I have never recently prayed for this country harder than in these present times. God help and guide our President, the country and all of us, for his future success or failure may also be our own.

NAGKAISA denounces liquidation of labor leaders, organizers 4:55 pm | InterAksyon NAGKAISA denounces liquidation of labor leaders, organizersNAGKAISA (SOLIDARITY), the coalition of 47 labor federations and workers organizations, condemns the spate of killings of labor union and community organizers, with seven incidents happening only in this one month.

DAVAO DEATH SQUAD PROBE | SC rules: PNP can search quarry for bodies 1:34 pm | Malou Mangahas, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism DAVAO DEATH SQUAD PROBE | SC rules: PNP can search quarry for bodiesA 2014 Supreme Court decision makes it possible for the police and the Commission on Human Rights to resume an investigation into the controversial Davao Death Squad.

DepEd studies Poe proposal to set school holiday break earlier to ease traffic woes 12:42 pm | InterAksyon.com DepEd studies Poe proposal to set school holiday break earlier to ease traffic woesThe Department of Education is seriously studying a proposal by Sen. Grace Poe to close schools two weeks earlier for the Christmas break, as part of measures to provide quick solutions to the road traffic crisis.

'Megi,' expected to enter PAR at weekend, now a 'severe tropical storm' - PAGASA 11:13 am | InterAksyon.com \State weather bureau PAGASA has upgraded Tropical Storm 'Megi' - which will be called 'Helen' when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility today (Saturday) - to a 'severe tropical storm.'