TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

Lauro Vizconde passes away after series of heart attacks Sat, Feb 13, 2016, 7:00 PM | InterAksyon.com

'Good boy na ako,' says Honasan, 30 years after EDSA and two coup attempts Thu, Feb 11, 2016, 8:34 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

Chinoys express concern over possible upsurge of kidnappings during election season Sat, Feb 13, 2016, 4:56 PM | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com

115 party-list groups make it to ballots Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 7:57 AM | Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com

Aquino to tackle West Philippine Sea issue in US-ASEAN Summit - Palace 7:17 pm | Jelly F. Musico, PNA President Benigno S. Aquino III is expected to tackle political and security concerns, particularly the West Philippine Sea issue, in the US-ASEAN Summit in Sunnylands, California this week.

Women storm Aquino with calls to #Rise4Revolution! Women storm Aquino with calls to #Rise4Revolution! 6:26 pm | InterAksyon.com The annual One Billion Rising went under way for the fourth year, heaping a litany of woes on the government of President Aquino, whom they…

Rights group questions \ Rights group questions 'mass grave' evidence vs jailed ranking rebel… 1:59 pm | Diego Mora, InterAksyon.com The human rights group Karapatan has accused the military of fabricating evidence against National Democratic Front (NDF) peace consultants Benito and Wilma Tiamzon.

71 YEARS AGO | Calamba City remembers \ 71 YEARS AGO | Calamba City remembers 'Doce de Pebrero'… 1:21 pm | Philippines News Agency On 12 February 1945, the Japanese Imperial Army forced out from their homes all male residents from the lakeshore villages of Calamba and brought them…

Group to next president: Industrialize agriculture in the face of climate change, El Nino Group to next president: Industrialize agriculture in the face of… 12:55 pm | InterAksyon.com The next president of the Philippines should adopt an agriculture-based industrialization program to ensure the social protection of farmers, especially in the midst of natural…

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MNTC spending P2.6B to expand NLEX ahead of expected traffic buildup by 2018 MNTC spending P2.6B to expand NLEX ahead of expected traffic buildup by 2018 MANILA - Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) said it would be spending P2.6 billion to expand the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) ahead of a projected…

Smart rolls out PHL\ Smart rolls out PHL's widest data roaming network covering over 120 countries As Filipinos travel and spend more both as workers and tourists, Smart Communications has rolled out the Philippines' widest data roaming network, offering a flat-rate…

Cebu City Mayor Rama insists on paying off P2.4-billion loan balance for South Road Properties Cebu City Mayor Rama insists on paying off P2.4-billion loan balance for South Road Properties Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama insists on paying off the P2.4-billion remaining balance of the city's loan for the development of the South Road Properties…

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Cebu City Mayor Rama insists on paying off P2.4-billion loan balance for South Road Properties 12:26 pm | Philippines News Agency Cebu City Mayor Rama insists on paying off P2.4-billion loan balance for South Road PropertiesCebu City Mayor Michael Rama insists on paying off the P2.4-billion remaining balance of the city's loan for the development of the South Road Properties (SRP) from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 1995.

DOTC: Exempt Cebu City's P10.6-billion BRT system from election infra ban 9:39 am | Philippines News Agency DOTC: Exempt Cebu City\The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has sought an infrastructure ban exemption from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the implementation of Cebu City's P10.6-billion Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

Puerto Princesa to develop Hundred Caves as eco-tourism site 8:48 am | Philippines News Agency Puerto Princesa to develop Hundred Caves as eco-tourism siteHow can this city of natural wonders conserve its Hundred Caves? The answer is simple and clear: Develop it for eco-tourism.

10 Cebu mayors seek close-in police security 7:33 am | Philippines News Agency 10 Cebu mayors seek close-in police securityAt least 10 town mayors in Cebu have asked for close-in security from the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), an official said.

His pal shot dead, Binay vows some serious crimefighting; to name Honasan anti-crime czar 11:26 pm | InterAksyon.com His pal shot dead, Binay vows some serious crimefighting; to name Honasan anti-crime czarCampaigning in Rizal province on Saturday, Vice President Jejomar Binay, the UNA presidential candidate, vowed to be a leader who will be tough on crime, saying a friend was gunned down just last Friday. He says his runningmate, Sen. Gringo Honasan, will be a good anti-crime czar.

Lauro Vizconde passes away after series of heart attacks 7:00 pm | InterAksyon.com Lauro Vizconde passes away after series of heart attacksLauro Vizconde, the founding president of the group Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Miriam-Marcos tandem unfurls senatorial line up 5:41 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Miriam-Marcos tandem unfurls senatorial line upThe Miriam Santiago-Bongbong Marcos tandem's roster for the senate is set to be introduced during the Youth for Miriam launch on Sunday, February 14 at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba 5:28 pm | Reuters After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in CubaThe meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba was the first ever between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart.

Chinoys express concern over possible upsurge of kidnappings during election season 4:56 pm | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com Chinoys express concern over possible upsurge of kidnappings during election seasonThe Filipino-Chinese community expresses concern over the possible upsurge of kidnap-for-ransom cases during the election campaign period for the upcoming synchronized national elections.

Road construction starts for Catbalogan's Sky City, wind energy tower 4:09 pm | Ricky J. Bautista, InterAksyon.com Road construction starts for Catbalogan\Construction of the road leading to Catbalogan City's new township, dubbed the Sky City Mega Project, has officially started.

'PAY HIKE BETTER THAN FLOWERS' | Recto: Aquino can show some love for state workers 3:42 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com \Senate President pro-tempore Ralph Recto backs calls for President Aquino to issue the executive order that will mobilize the P57.9 billion fund for the first tranche of the pay hike of national government workers 'before Valentine's Day is over.'

Poe defends son for buying expensive Nike shoes 3:11 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Poe defends son for buying expensive Nike shoesSenator and independent presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe defends her son, Brian, for acquiring a pair of Limited Edition Nike Mag 10 shoes that, she said, was bought with his own money and which he is perfectly entitled to.

Lumad's tales of suffering drive Vagina Monologues author to tears 1:18 pm | InterAksyon.com Lumad\The award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues and creator of the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women was driven to tears on hearing the tales of lumad refugees in Davao City.