TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

COCs arrive at House for national canvass Tue, May 24, 2016, 10:09 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com

WATCH | Drug overdose eyed as cause of five deaths in concert Mon, May 23, 2016, 11:13 PM | Kaye Imson, News5

Army colonel named Duterte's senior military adviser Tue, May 24, 2016, 9:46 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

Decades after, an Aquino and a Marcos face off anew Mon, May 23, 2016, 8:14 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

WATCH | Senate presidency has four contenders 3:10 pm | InterAksyon.com | Jen Calimon, News5 Four names are being floated as contender to the Senate presidency – Sens. Alan Peter Cayetano, Vicente "Tito" Sotto III, Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, and Franklin Drilon, who currently holds the post.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Duterte gives News5 a tour of his secluded sanctuary EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Duterte gives News5 a tour of his… 2:52 pm | InterAksyon.com | Mia Reyes, News5 Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte gives News5 an exclusive tour of what he calls his sanctuary, situated just a few minutes away by helicopter from Davao…

RACE FOR VP | Poe\ RACE FOR VP | Poe's campaign lawyer to represent Marcos… 1:25 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyo.com The counsel of Senator Grace Poe's presidential campaign will represent Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during the vice presidential canvass while senator-elect Leila de Lima has…

FOCUS | Is Duterte for real? Let\ FOCUS | Is Duterte for real? Let's hear it from… 12:49 pm | Joel C. Paredes, InterAksyon.com Nene Pimentel and Perfecto Yasay - both privy to the essential Digong in the years they had up close and personal access to the incoming…

Miriam seeks extension of medical leave Miriam seeks extension of medical leave 12:07 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday asked Senate President Franklin Drilon to extend her medical leave, saying she has acquired anorexia as a side effect from…

COCs arrive at House for national canvass 10:09 am | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com COCs arrive at House for national canvass(UPDATE 2 - 12:59 p.m.) Ballot boxes containing certificates of canvass and election returns arrived Tuesday morning at the House of Representatives, where Congress will meet in joint session later in the day to convene itself as the National Board of Canvassers for the May 9 elections.

WATCH | NBI nabs Dutch national supplying Ecstasy pills to bars in Makati 9:59 am | Dale De Vera, News5 WATCH | NBI nabs Dutch national supplying Ecstasy pills to bars in MakatiOperatives of the National Bureau of Investigation’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Division have arrested Dutch national Martin De Fong for supplying Ecstasy pills to bars in Makati.

Army colonel named Duterte's senior military adviser 9:46 am | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Army colonel named Duterte\An Army colonel currently assigned to the Davao City-based Eastern Mindanao Command confirmed he has been chosen to be senior military adviser to presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte to release political prisoners if rebel leaders come home for peace talks 9:24 am | Lilian C. Mellejor, Philippine News Agency Duterte to release political prisoners if rebel leaders come home for peace talksIncoming president Rodrigo Duterte will release all political prisoners if leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines and National Democratic Front agree to come home for peace talks.

Rainy weather to persist on Tuesday 8:49 am | Philippine News Agency Rainy weather to persist on TuesdayMost parts of the country will experience rain showers on Tuesday as a result of the intertropical convergence zone and the tail-end of a cold front, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

'MODERN-DAY OCEAN'S 11' | Bangladesh Bank heist trail goes cold in Manila as probes falter 8:14 am | Raju Gopalakrishnan, Reuters \More than three months have passed since $81 million was stolen in a brazen cyber-heist from Bangladesh's central bank and sent to Manila - yet authorities in the Philippines appear no closer to nabbing those who laundered most of the money through a bank and casinos here.

OPINION | Is 'responsible mining' possible without strong regulations? 7:36 am | Cecilia Olivet, Jaybee Garganera, Farah Sevilla and Joseph Purugganan OPINION | Is \Will the incoming Duterte government have the political will to defend the State's right to regulate investments particularly in contentious sectors like agriculture, oil and gas, mining and extractives in the interest of the Filipino people?

WATCH | Drug overdose eyed as cause of five deaths in concert 11:13 pm | Kaye Imson, News5 WATCH | Drug overdose eyed as cause of five deaths in concertDrug overdose is one of the angles that the National Bureau of Investigation is looking into in connection with the death of five individuals who attended the Closeup Forever Summer open-air concert at SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Pasay City on Saturday, May 21.

WATCH | Cayetano says Duterte already has a choice for Senate presidency 10:10 pm | InterAksyon.com | Meanne Los Baños, News5 WATCH | Cayetano says Duterte already has a choice for Senate presidencyIncoming President Rodrigo Duterte already has someone in mind to push for the Senate presidency, according to Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, his vice presidential running mate in he May 2016 elections.

WATCH | Belmonte ready to lose House speakership to Alvarez 9:56 pm | InterAksyon.com | Marlene Alcaide, News5 WATCH | Belmonte ready to lose House speakership to AlvarezSpeaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said on Monday (May 23) that he was willing to lose the House leadership to newly-elected Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, the choice of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte for the post.

WATCH | Pastor Quiboloy says he holds no grudge against Duterte 9:43 pm | InterAksyon.com | News5 WATCH | Pastor Quiboloy says he holds no grudge against DuterteIn a news conference on Monday (May 23), Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, founder of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, clarified that, contrary to reports, he didn't hold a grudge against incoming President Rodrigo Duterte.

Baguio bar owners OK with Duterte curfew 9:43 pm | Aldwin Quitasol, InterAksyon.com Baguio bar owners OK with Duterte curfewBar operators in this city of pines are ready to comply with the prospective imposition of a curfew by presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte.

Sotto: No assurance of a 'Duterte' Senate president 9:13 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Sotto: No assurance of a \Re-elected Senator Vicente Sotto III dismisses the notion that incoming President Rodrigo Duterte can influence the Upper Chamber to elect his choice for the next Senate President of the 17th Congress.