TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

TRAFFIC ADVISORY | Flores de Mayo to close some streets in Makati Tue, May 3, 2016, 12:19 PM | InterAksyon.com

Comelec to hold final testing and sealing of vote-counting machines this week Mon, May 2, 2016, 8:27 AM | Ferdinand G. Patinio, Philippines News Agency

CARAGA'S 4TH MOST WANTED | Top NPA leader captured at PNP-AFP checkpoint Tue, May 3, 2016, 1:36 AM | Erwin M. Mascariñas, InterAksyon.com

WITH VIDEO, DUTERTE ADMITS | 'A little less than P211 million' Fri, Apr 29, 2016, 10:01 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Patricia Mangune, News5

Abu Sayyaf militants threaten hostages in new video warning 11:38 pm | Agence France-Presse Islamic militants in the Philippines issued a fresh warning Tuesday threatening to harm three hostages, just over a week after they beheaded a captive.

PNoy signs bill on promoting the creation of \ PNoy signs bill on promoting the creation of 'green jobs' 10:47 pm | Philippines News Agency President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law the bill on promoting the creation of ‘green jobs’, or employment that contributes to preserving or…

Seven deaths reported in Cebu due to heat stroke as El Nino lingers Seven deaths reported in Cebu due to heat stroke as… 10:18 pm | Philippines News Agency The Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) has reported seven heat-related deaths in the province as the El Nino weather phenomenon lingered…

VIDEO | Duterte is poorest presidential bet but had biggest surge in wealth VIDEO | Duterte is poorest presidential bet but had biggest… 10:03 pm | InterAksyon.com Davao City Rodrigo Duterte is the poorest among the five presidential candidates running in the May 2016 elections. But he had the biggest surge in…

WITH VIDEO | It\ WITH VIDEO | It's hard to get transaction history of… 9:35 pm | Marlene Alcaide, News5 Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV will have a hard time getting hold of the transaction history of the bank account of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte,…

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PNoy signs bill on promoting the creation of \ PNoy signs bill on promoting the creation of 'green jobs' President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law the bill on promoting the creation of ‘green jobs’, or employment that contributes to preserving or…

Halliburton posts bigger quarterly loss on $2.77B in charges Halliburton posts bigger quarterly loss on $2.77B in charges Halliburton Co., the world's No.2 oilfield services provider, reported a bigger first-quarter loss, hurt by $2.77 billion in charges for asset impairment and other reasons.

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Smartmatic notes erratic cellular signals in 60% of Cordilleras 9:16 pm | Aldwin Quitasol, InterAksyon.com Smartmatic notes erratic cellular signals in 60% of CordillerasBecause of mountainous terrain in much of the Cordillera region, those in charge of operations may need the installation of special equipment to counteract the difficulty of transmitting election results in the upcoming May 9 poll exercise.

PPCRV expresses misgivings over Comelec late-hour changes 9:02 pm | Anne Fernandez, InterAksyon.com PPCRV expresses misgivings over Comelec late-hour changesParish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting chairperson Henrietta de Villa notes a 'deadly combination' of last-minute changes and Comelec's lack of transparency on the deployment of vote count machinesa and election paraphernalia.

Poe denies vote buying in Baguio City sortie 8:43 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Poe denies vote buying in Baguio City sortieSen. Grace Poe denied on Tuesday (May 3) the accusation of senatorial candidate Greco Belgica that there was vote buying in her sortie in Baguio City recently.

EXCLUSIVE: BP SWS SURVEY | Poe top choice to handle 7 of 12 issues 7:28 pm | InterAksyon.com EXCLUSIVE: BP SWS SURVEY | Poe top choice to handle 7 of 12 issuesSen. Grace Poe is the best presidential bet to handle seven of 12 issues presented to respondents in a series of six surveys conducted recently by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) for Bilang Pilipino.

CALAMITY FUND MESS | Ombudsman indicts guv in P480.7M malversation 7:03 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com CALAMITY FUND MESS | Ombudsman indicts guv in P480.7M malversationThe Office of the Ombudsman indicts Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and two others for 11 counts of malversation in connection with anomalous release of calamity funds.

French stealth frigate in goodwill visit 6:14 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com French stealth frigate in goodwill visitThe French stealth frigate, FNS Guepratte is expected to arrive Wednesday in what the Philippine Navy describes as a good will visit.

N. Samar gov to camp of ex-priest: I had nothing to do with SB official's murder 5:23 pm | Eladio Perfecto, InterAksyon.com N. Samar gov to camp of ex-priest: I had nothing to do with SB official\Reelectionist Northern Samar Gov. Jose L. Ong, Jr. on Tuesday assailed parties implicating him in the murder of of Sangguniang Bayan secretary Emil Go, saying he and his family would never get involved in such a brutal killing.

SC allows GMA to vote in Pampanga on May 9 4:30 pm | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com SC allows GMA to vote in Pampanga on May 9The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the request of former president now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to vote in her hometown of Lubao on May 9.

Bantay Karapatan sa Halalan issues tips for a successful Election Day 1:57 pm | InterAksyon.com Bantay Karapatan sa Halalan issues tips for a successful Election DayOn Tuesday (May 3), with only six days to go before Election Day, Bantay Karapatan sa Halalan (BKH), a program recently launched by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), issued a list of reminders that could help voters avoid glitches at their polling precincts.

COMELEC CONTROL | Entire Central Luzon to be treated as huge election hotspot 1:37 pm | Jess Malabanan, InterAksyon.com COMELEC CONTROL | Entire Central Luzon to be treated as huge election hotspotCommission on Elections Assistant Regional Director Atty. Emmanuel Ignacio says the poll body is taking steps to ensure the orderly exercise of the right of suffrage by securing polling places as well as the transfer of Vote Counting Machines and official ballots.

WITH VIDEO, BAR EXAMS | 2 coeds from UP, USC lead Top 10 of 2015 takers 1:28 pm | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com | Fritzie Cabial, News5 WITH VIDEO, BAR EXAMS | 2 coeds from UP, USC lead Top 10 of 2015 takers(UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Two women, one from the University of the Philippines and another from University of San Carlos, took the first two slots in the 2015 Bar Examinations, which produced 1,731 new lawyers for the country.

Gordon: Comelec has not fully implemented law on automated elections 12:55 pm | Mike Frialde, The Philippine Star Gordon: Comelec has not fully implemented law on automated electionsReturning senator Richard Gordon on Monday said the Commission on Elections (Comelec) failed to fully implement the automated election law, and expressed fears over how the May 9 polls would turn out.

PRESS FREEDOM DAY | Ampatuan massacre media victims' kin slam PNoy for breaking vow of justice 12:39 pm | InterAksyon.com PRESS FREEDOM DAY | Ampatuan massacre media victims\Relatives of the 32 media workers who were among the 58 persons killed in the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan massacre slammed President Benigno Aquino III for breaking the promise he made them when he campaigned six years ago that there would be a conviction before his term ends.