TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

WATCH | Duterte amenable to compromise tax settlements; hospitals need money Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 12:02 AM | Dale de Vera, News5

DepEd continuously monitoring condition of students, teachers in MSHS mercury spill Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 3:23 PM | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon

3 things bother Koko about Leni's video to the UN Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 5:50 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon

Grenade explosion kills 4, injures 15 in Jolo Sun, Mar 26, 2017, 9:46 AM | Philippine News Agency

Sue the Kadamay-led 'Occupy' groups for trespassing - Lina Law author 10:45 pm | Faith del Mundo, News5 | InterAksyon.com The KADAMAY-led act of occupying housing units meant for State workers in Pandi, Bulacan is not squatting but trespassing, for which the government should file charges, according to a former Interior secretary and senator who authored a landmark law on squatting.

AFP awaits Duterte order in wake of CPP cease-fire plan AFP awaits Duterte order in wake of CPP cease-fire plan 7:35 pm | Philippine News Agency | InterAksyon.com Despite the Communist Party of the Philippines' pronouncement that it will be declaring a cease-fire by end-March, the Armed Forces of the Philippines will first…

Despite Duterte\ Despite Duterte's pronouncement, Aguirre backs impeach rap vs Robredo 2:41 pm | Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan, PNA Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said he will support House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on his planned impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo despite President…

Grenade explosion kills 4, injures 15 in Jolo Grenade explosion kills 4, injures 15 in Jolo 9:46 am | Philippine News Agency Four people were killed while 15 others were wounded in a grenade explosion late Saturday in downtown Jolo, the capital of Sulu.

Rody confirms inviting Leni to dinner, thanks China for another drug center Rody confirms inviting Leni to dinner, thanks China for another… 8:19 am | News5 | InterAksyon.com Saying nearly half of the nation's villages are 'already into drugs,' President Duterte led the ground breaking for a drug treatment and rehabilitation center in…

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Why can\ Why can't you accept PH bananas? Dominguez calls out Australia for closing doors for 20 years Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has called on Australia to open its market to Philippine bananas, which have remained barred in that country for over…

Maynilad, NWRB honor 14 water champions on World Water Day Maynilad, NWRB honor 14 water champions on World Water Day Maynilad Water Services, Inc. and the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) honored 14 water champions who have made a difference in the area of water…

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Letty Shahani: A public figure when women were expected to stay at home 6:11 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon Letty Shahani: A public figure when women were expected to stay at homeSenator Shahani's family and former colleagues at her 'second home', the foreign service, reminisce about the woman who had broken through the glass ceiling.

3 things bother Koko about Leni's video to the UN 5:50 pm | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon 3 things bother Koko about Leni\Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel admonishes: You don't tattle on the President to the international community for every single action he makes.

DepEd continuously monitoring condition of students, teachers in MSHS mercury spill 3:23 pm | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon DepEd continuously monitoring condition of students, teachers in MSHS mercury spillThe Department of Education, through the Schools Division Office of Manila, has ordered the continuous monitoring of the health and physical condition of students, teachers, and personnel directly and indirectly exposed to the mercury leak incident at Manila Science High School.

CPP sets cease fire declaration ahead of 4th peace talks round in Netherlands 2:33 pm | InterAksyon CPP sets cease fire declaration ahead of 4th peace talks round in NetherlandsThe Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) it is set to issue a unilateral declaration of interim cease fire in anticipation and support of the fourth round of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

Stick to the rules in war on drugs, Justice exec urges cops 12:44 pm | Aldwin Quitasol, InterAksyon.com Stick to the rules in war on drugs, Justice exec urges copsAn official of the Department of Justice admonished police to strictly observe their rules of engagement if they hope to wage an effective and credible campaign against illegal drugs.

CEGP decries 'harassment, surveillance' of Bicol campus journos by security forces 12:01 pm | InterAksyon.com CEGP decries \The College Editors' Guild of the Philippines slammed state security forces in the Bicol region who have allegedly been harassing and conducting surveillance on the campus press organization’s officers and member-publications there.

Northern Mindanao PNP on highest alert ahead of NPA@48 11:22 am | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com Northern Mindanao PNP on highest alert ahead of NPA@48Police in Northern Mindanao have been ordered to go on highest alert ahead of the 48th founding anniversary of the New People's Army on March 29.

Govt forces rescue tugboat skipper seized off Basilan 11:02 am | Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com Govt forces rescue tugboat skipper seized off BasilanA tugboat captain who was kidnapped with another crewman by suspected Abu Sayyag gunmen in the waters of Basilan province earlier this week was rescued Saturday by government troops, the military reported.

2 alleged Abu Sayyaf members slain, 1 captured in Basilan 9:42 am | Philippine News Agency 2 alleged Abu Sayyaf members slain, 1 captured in BasilanTwo alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf were killed and another arrested in Basilan during recent military operations, the military said Saturday.

Rebels free 2 militiamen in Davao Oriental 9:18 am | Philippine News Agency Rebels free 2 militiamen in Davao OrientalTwo government militiamen captured by communist rebels on Valentine’s Day were released Friday in Taragona town, Davao Oriental.

Gen Santos fisherman rescued in Papua New Guinea after 56 days at sea - report 8:52 am | Agence France-Presse Gen Santos fisherman rescued in Papua New Guinea after 56 days at sea - reportA Filipino fisherman has been rescued in Papua New Guinea after drifting at sea for 56 days, but his uncle died during the ordeal, a report said Saturday.

From the Philippines to the World: Leticia Ramos-Shahani 7:48 am | Ola Almgren, resident coordinator, United Nations in the Philippines From the Philippines to the World: Leticia Ramos-Shahani'Many strive to leave this world in better shape than when they came into it, but not quite as many positively impact the world in the Leticia Ramos-Shahani did.'

Koko proposes creation of Dept of Water to protect vital resource 6:14 am | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Koko proposes creation of Dept of Water to protect vital resourceAn agency tasked exclusively with protecting one of the most vital yet often overlooked resources - water - might soon be created if Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III has his way.