TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

WATCH | Caucus’ 10-7-5 votes to probe DDS existence stays - Lacson Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 11:05 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | Maeanne Los Banos, News5

WATCH | NBI starts returning cars to victims of ‘rent-tangay’ scam Thu, Feb 23, 2017, 12:34 AM | Marlene Alcaide, News5

Harry Roque brings out the misogyny; netizens beat an apology out of him Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 4:48 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com

Noynoy on 31st EDSA anniversary: Remember the past so as not to repeat it; do more, too 12:51 am | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com Speaking at the 31st anniversary of the EDSA Revolt, former President Benigno Aquino III paraphrased American philosopher George Santayana by saying, 'Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.'

Duterte\ Duterte's opponents turn EDSA commemoration into protest march 10:14 pm | Reuters Political opponents of President Rodrigo Duterte turn the traditional celebration of the 1986 "People Power" uprising against the Marcos dictatorship into a protest march condemning…

2 suspected Maute men killed, another captured in Lanao del Norte 2 suspected Maute men killed, another captured in Lanao del… 4:37 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon Reports reaching Manila indicated that government troops killed two suspected Maute Group gunmen and captured another in two separate checkpoint operations in the wake of…

Mindanao groups call for peace talk resumption, release of POWS Mindanao groups call for peace talk resumption, release of POWS 4:20 pm | InterAksyon Family members of slain activists in Mindanao appealed to President Duterte to resume peace talks with the communists and stop the Philippine Army's all-out anti-insurgency…

Court schedules deposition of Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia - lawyers Court schedules deposition of Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia -… 1:23 pm | InterAksyon.com The Nueva Ecija trial court hearing the trafficking case against the couple who recruited Mary Jane Veloso has scheduled the deposition of the Filipina in…

BUSINESS NEWS

WALL BRAWL | Defiant Mexico warns of retaliation vs US border tax WALL BRAWL | Defiant Mexico warns of retaliation vs US border tax An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax…

Philippine Stock Exchange nets P701 million in 2016 Philippine Stock Exchange nets P701 million in 2016 The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc. (PSE) on Friday said its profit surged by 3 percent to P701.54 million in 2016 on the back of higher…

Peso ends week flat at P50.21 as PSEi succumbs to profit-taking Peso ends week flat at P50.21 as PSEi succumbs to profit-taking The Philippine peso finished the week flat at P50.21 from P50.22 Thursday, partly due to the dollar's retreat following US President Donald Trump's comment that…

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Activist groups to stage nationwide transport strike Monday vs jeepney phase-out 11:52 am | InterAksyon.com Activist groups to stage nationwide transport strike Monday vs jeepney phase-outActivist public transport groups will lead a nationwide transport strike on Monday, February 27, to underscore their opposition to government plans to phase out the jeepney and threatened to hold their protest monthly should the administration ignore their demands.

European Liberals to seek EU action vs De Lima arrest, worsening rights situation 10:49 am | InterAksyon.com European Liberals to seek EU action vs De Lima arrest, worsening rights situationLeading European liberal politicians denounced the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima and will seek action from the European Union against what they called President Rodrigo Duterte's 'illiberal state.'

2 alleged Maute Group members slain in Iligan, 2 Mamasapano suspects nabbed in Maguindanao 10:24 am | Philippine News Agency 2 alleged Maute Group members slain in Iligan, 2 Mamasapano suspects nabbed in MaguindanaoTwo alleged members of the Maute Group were killed by security forces shortly after they stole the vehicle of a businessman in Iligan City Friday morning while two suspects in the 2015 Mamasapano incident were captured in Maguindanao province.

'Mother of lumad' | Crusading Manobo chieftain, 92, gets Tandang Sora Award from UP 12:52 am | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com \Manobo chieftain Bai Bibyaon Ligkayan Bigkay, 92, known for fighting for the rights of indigenous people and respect for their ancestral domain, has been awarded the 2017 Gawad Tandang Sora by the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

WATCH | De Lima camp mulls elevating 3 drug-related cases to Supreme Court 11:25 pm | Dale De Vera, News5 WATCH | De Lima camp mulls elevating 3 drug-related cases to Supreme CourtThe camp of Senator Leila de Lima is contemplating on elevating to the Supreme Court her motions questioning the jurisdiction of the Muntinlupa regional trial court (RTC) in hearing the three criminal drug-related cases filed against her.

Mayor Sara slams Villegas over pimp tag on Dutertes 8:45 pm | Philippines News Agency Mayor Sara slams Villegas over pimp tag on DutertesComing to the defense of her father, presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio slammed Archbishop Socrates Villegas for calling the Dutertes pimps of EDSA and accusing them of trying to prostitute the meaning of EDSA People Power.

Duterte says China misunderstood Yasay's remarks on South China Sea 7:30 pm | Martin Petty and Neil Jerome Morales, Reuters Duterte says China misunderstood Yasay\President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he was not sure why China's commerce minister had canceled a trip to his country, and that Beijing misunderstood his foreign minister's comments about its militarization in the South China Sea.

Leni warns against 'lies, rhetoric of fear, doom' 6:59 pm | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon Leni warns against \Thirty one years after the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, Vice President Leni Robredo warns that the country is seeing the emergence of a leader who wants to revise history, forget the atrocities of martial law and usher in authoritarianism.

WHERE DOES DOJ STAND? | Aguirre's take on Korean Mafia reaps denial, apathy 4:21 pm | InterAksyon WHERE DOES DOJ STAND? | Aguirre\Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre told a Senate panel this week the "Korean mafia" was present in the Philippines, but this is refuted not just by the Korean embassy but also could not be corroborated by PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa and the NBI.

'KURYENTE'? | Aguirre reports ambush on drug convict's wife; PNP says, 'What ambush?' 3:43 pm | InterAksyon.com \Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre on Friday morning said the wife of a convict vital to the DOJ's cases against Sen. Leila de Lima had survived an ambush in Makati. By noon, the Makati police chief was on the radio to deliver an update on the news: they'd received no report of any such 'ambush'.

Baguio council OKs ordinance punishing discrimination 2:23 pm | Aldwin Quitasol, InterAksyon.com Baguio council OKs ordinance punishing discriminationThe Baguio City council has approved an ordinance that prohibits 'discrimination and enforces equality before the law and equal protection of the law without any discrimination ... on the basis of religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, health status, disability and age.'

DUTERTE VS DE LIMA | Timeline of a battle over death 1:12 pm | Agence France-Presse DUTERTE VS DE LIMA | Timeline of a battle over deathSenator Leila de Lima, arrested Friday on drug trafficking charges, has waged a decade-long crusade to expose President Rodrigo Duterte as the leader of death squads that have killed thousands of people.

Previous admin behind destabilization bid - Speaker 11:53 am | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Previous admin behind destabilization bid - SpeakerThe previous administration is behind efforts to destabilize the government of President Rodrigo Duterte, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez claimed Friday as he called for a congressional inquiry into a matter 'involving national security.'