TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

LPA brings rains over Central Luzon - Pagasa 30-Aug-15, 10:11 AM | Philippines News Agency

VIDEO, NOT JUST ABOUT MONEY | Migrante says Zero Remittance Day a preview of OFW vote 28-Aug-15, 1:33 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com | Video Report by Dale de Vera, News5

Unrestricted rice imports to kill small farmers, says rice miller 30-Aug-15, 12:44 PM | Diego Mora, InterAksyon.com

Colmenares insists SSS has the funds for higher pensions 2:13 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Bayan Muna partylist Representative Neri Colmenares insists that the Social Security System has enough resources to fund higher pensions without going under.

\ 'Poe never asked De Lima to stop probe of INC… 2:06 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Grace Poe never insinuated that Justice Secretary Leila de Lima stop the investigation of Iglesia ni Cristo leaders accused of illegally detaining an expelled…

Sayyaf leader Sahiron seen fleeing in Barangay Takas in Sulu; AFP in hot pursuit Sayyaf leader Sahiron seen fleeing in Barangay Takas in Sulu;… 2:04 pm | Philippines News Agency Government forces in Sulu are in hot pursuit of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group led by Radullan Sahiron, who was sighted fleeing near a mosque…

\ 'Together we can make meaningful change' - Aquino on National… 12:17 pm | Roices Naguit, News5 President Benigno Aquino III made yet another pitch for unity on Monday, urging Filipinos to 'link arms, act and help each other as one nation'…

Did government \ Did government 'capitulate?' Disclose 'agreement' with INC, Samson's lawyers demand 11:53 am | InterAksyon.com (UPDATE - 2:40 p.m.) The counsel of an expelled minister of the INC whose criminal complaint against leaders of the church triggered the mass rallies…

Bill mandating career assessment for HS students hurdles House 3rd reading 11:02 am | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Bill mandating career assessment for HS students hurdles House 3rd readingThe House of Representatives has passed on third and final reading a bill that would institutionalize the assessment examination for high school students to help them determine which field to pursue either in college or in technical-vocational education.

LPA to continue bringing rains over Central, Southern Luzon 9:30 am | Philippine News Agency LPA to continue bringing rains over Central, Southern LuzonCloudy and rainy weather will continue to prevail over parts of Luzon on Monday due to a low-pressure area embedded along the intertropical convergence zone, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

VIDEO | INC ends protest 8:45 am | InterAksyon.com | Jen Calimon, News5.com VIDEO | INC ends protest(UPDATE 3, 1:40 p.m.) On orders of its executive minister, Eduardo Manalo. the Iglesia ni Cristo officially ended Monday morning the massive street protest it launched late last week over allegations of "meddling" by the Justice department in the church affairs.

Family reunion turns tragic as road crash kills 9 8:23 am | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com Family reunion turns tragic as road crash kills 9A family reunion in Sultan Kudarat province took a tragic turn Sunday afternoon when a 10-wheeler truck collided with a mini truck on the Tacurong City-Isulan highway, leaving nine revelers, including three children, dead and seven other persons from both vehicles injured.

332 lumad families flee Surigao Sur villages, says award-winning nun 7:35 am | InterAksyon.com 332 lumad families flee Surigao Sur villages, says award-winning nunMore than 300 lumad families have reportedly fled their homes in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur after a tribal militia allegedly murdered two brothers, a Catholic nun slated to receive an international human rights award said.

Non-communicable diseases, mental health problems costing 3-4% of PH's GDP 6:28 am | Leslie D. Venzon, Philippine News Agency Non-communicable diseases, mental health problems costing 3-4% of PH\Mental health problems and non-communicable diseases cost the Philippines around 3 to 4 percent of its gross domestic product, highlighting the importance of investing in health to sustain economic development, not only for the country but other APEC members as well.

With 5-day permit, INC marches back to Manila; rallies slated in Davao, Cebu 1:12 am | InterAksyon.com With 5-day permit, INC marches back to Manila; rallies slated in Davao, Cebu(UPDATE, 6:58 a.m., August 31, 2015) Thousands of Iglesia ni Cristo protesters at the EDSA-Ortigas area were allowed late Sunday to spend the night at the busy intersection but will head back to Manila Monday morning to continue mass actions against alleged DOJ meddling in the church's affairs.

Joma backs Duterte; mayor says there's '50-50' chance he'll run for president 10:13 pm | Philippines News Agency Joma backs Duterte; mayor says there\Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison has officially endorsed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for the 2016 presidential elections.

8 die in Tacurong City highway accident 9:49 pm | Philippines News Agency 8 die in Tacurong City highway accidentEight persons were killed and more than a dozen others hurt when a loaded passenger jeepney collided with a 10-wheeler truck along a major highway here Sunday afternoon, police said.

4-day work week to cut business costs, ease labor's financial woes and traffic misery - solon 8:06 pm | InterAksyon.com 4-day work week to cut business costs, ease labor\Among the suggestions to ease Metro Manilans' horrendous traffic woes, a bill to reduce the work week to four days while extending daily hours to 10 - in order to ease financial burdens from transportation costs and business operating costs - may provide some relief.

Evacuees from military harassment swell as militias kill 2 brothers in Surigao Sur - Sr. Stella M 6:40 pm | InterAksyon.com Evacuees from military harassment swell as militias kill 2 brothers in Surigao Sur - Sr. Stella MOver 300 more families were forced to evacuate as militia groups in Surigao del Sur went on a rampage and killed two brothers Friday night, according to a Benedictine nun doing human-rights advocacy work.

INC protesters move anew to EDSA-Ortigas area as Mandaluyong permit set to lapse 5:39 pm | InterAksyon.com | PNA | With video report by Gary de Leon, News5 INC protesters move anew to EDSA-Ortigas area as Mandaluyong permit set to lapseUpdate 2, 9:40 p.m.-The Iglesia ni Cristo crowd at EDSA swelled Sunday afternoon, and started marching toward the direction of the EDSA Shrine, clogging both the north- and southbound lanes of the major thoroughfare, as a rally permit issued by the Mandaluyong City government was set to lapse.

COPA's Saycon to Palace: we're not opportunists, we've been talking to INC since February 5:02 pm | InterAksyon.com COPA\Saying they had been consulting various sectors including the Iglesia ni Cristo on pressing issues since February, COPA's Pastor Saycon Sunday took issue with a government warning for 'opportunists' to stay out of the ongoing INC protests against the DOJ.