TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

MVP to speak before Asean legal luminaries 25-Feb-15, 12:08 PM | InterAksyon.com

2nd Champions for Health Governance Awards accepting applications until March 15 24-Feb-15, 9:40 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

Viral SAF death video triggers heated exchange between Alan, Iqbal 24-Feb-15, 7:41 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Video report by News5

3,000 more households added to Maguindanao IDPs 8:44 pm | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com Local government authorities prepared relief packs and looked after the welfare of the displaced villagers, along with emergency supplies provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Philippine Red Cross.

Palace denies PNoy managing flow of information on Mamasapano incident Palace denies PNoy managing flow of information on Mamasapano incident 7:55 pm | Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency Malacanang on Friday belied Akbayan Rep. Welden Bello's accusation that President Benigno S. Aquino III was managing the flow of information on the Mamasapano incident.

\ 'WALANG PINIPILI' | ISIS terror all too real, say 50… 7:42 pm | Eric B. Apolonio, InterAksyon.com 'It's really touch and go. They just go around, indiscriminately grabbing, abducting Christians.'

MAUNLAD PERO GUTOM | Amid soaring economy, UN exec urges PH to address widespread hunger MAUNLAD PERO GUTOM | Amid soaring economy, UN exec urges… 6:55 pm | InterAksyon.com with reports from Cristina Lazo, News5 The economic growth being enjoyed by the Philippines isn't inclusive and has in fact failed to address widespread hunger among millions of Filipinos.

SANA FAIR DAW | China airs concern on PH decision not to renew visas of Chinese experts at NGCP SANA FAIR DAW | China airs concern on PH decision… 5:23 pm | Ben Blanchard, Reuters China expressed concern on Thursday after the Philippines' energy department said it would not renew visas for 16 Chinese nationals who work for the Philippine…

DPWH to continue weekend QC road reblocking 5:06 pm | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com DPWH to continue weekend QC road reblockingThe Department of Public Works and Highways will be undertaking road reblocking and repairs on certain Quezon City thoroughfares starting Friday night, at 10 p.m.

PNP spokesman: Enrile's condition improving 3:30 pm | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com PNP spokesman: Enrile\Dr. Raymond Santos, the officer-in-charge of the PNP General Hospital, relayed to authorities on Friday afternoon that the ailing senator's elevated body temperature had gone down.

Hollande visits typhoon-hit Guiuan to underscore climate change action 2:21 pm | Agence France-Presse Hollande visits typhoon-hit Guiuan to underscore climate change actionFrench President Francois Hollande says developing countries are the ones that suffer the most from climate change impacts.

Bam warns PH bamboo industry losing status in world market 1:41 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Bam warns PH bamboo industry losing status in world marketSenator Bam Aquino discloses that only 52,000 hectares of land in the country is planted with bamboo, which is not enough to cover the increasing market demand.

NEEDLESS PAIN | Doctors say stringent laws on opioid use violate Pinoy patients' rights 1:00 pm | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com NEEDLESS PAIN | Doctors say stringent laws on opioid use violate Pinoy patients\Doctors who specialize in pain management said stringent laws are limiting Filipino patients' access to opioids, in violation of the 2005 Montreal Declaration, which considers pain management as a basic human right.

Thousands flee, highway closed as Army, BIFF clash in Maguindanao 11:38 am | Edwin O. Fernandez, Philippine News Agency Thousands flee, highway closed as Army, BIFF clash in MaguindanaoAn ongoing clash between the Army and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao has sent thousands of residents fleeing their homes and shut down the highway passing through part of the province.

Fair weather over the weekend 10:54 am | Philippine News Agency Fair weather over the weekendMost of the country can expect fair weather over the weekend with no weather disturbance near the Philippine area of responsibility that could develop into a storm, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Friday.

US flies most advanced surveillance plane from PH 10:34 am | Manuel Mogato, Reuters US flies most advanced surveillance plane from PHThe United States has begun flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, out of the Philippines for patrols over the South China Sea, the US Navy said on Thursday, acknowledging the flights for the first time.

Shabu, high-powered weapons seized in Cagayan raids 10:22 am | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Shabu, high-powered weapons seized in Cagayan raidsUp to 700 kilos of methamphetamine hydrochloride, or 'shabu,' and a number of high-caliber firearms were seized Thursday afternoon in raids on what authorities said were drug storage facilities and laboratories in Lasam town, Cagayan province.

Mindanao Reds free 3 police captives 9:29 am | InterAksyon.com Mindanao Reds free 3 police captivesCommunist rebels in Mindanao said they released Thursday three police personnel they captured late last year, handing them over to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

House minority seeks house arrest for Enrile 8:57 am | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com House minority seeks house arrest for EnrileTwo leaders of the minority in the House of Representatives are urging their colleagues to support a call to have Senator Juan Ponce Enrile placed under house arrest because of his health.

ARMM reconciliation exec gunned down 8:02 am | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com ARMM reconciliation exec gunned downAn official of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao whose main task was to help settle clan feuds, or 'rido,' was shot dead as he waited for his wife at the Supermarket in Cotabato City late Thursday afternoon.

Climate inaction will be 'catastrophic' - Hollande 6:58 am | Imelda V. Abano, InterAksyon.com Climate inaction will be \Swift global action is needed to avoid the worst threats from a rapidly changing climate - the disasters brought by storms, floods, extreme temperatures, and their impacts on people and biodiversity - visiting French President Francois Hollande warned during a climate change forum Thursday.