Pemberton asks DOJ to reinvestigate murder raps; prosecutors nix his motion to halt proceedings 22-Dec-14, 5:51 PM | Ansbert B. Joaquin, InterAksyon.com | with Brian Maglungsod Both public and private prosecutors in the murder case against a US Marine accused of killing Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude are opposing the defense motion to suspend proceedings, and moved for the immediate arraignment of the accused.

AMPARO VS. LEILA | De Lima writing her own Constitution, says con moved to NBI 22-Dec-14, 5:34 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com Atty. Ferdinand Topacio points out DOJ has no power to transfer the petitioner from NBP to the NBI detention facility without a court order and hold him, effectively, incommunicado.

FREE FOR XMAS | Anti-graft court grants GMA wish for Christmas furlough 22-Dec-14, 11:28 AM | InterAksyon.com The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Monday granted the petition of former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for a Christmas furlough from 10 a.m. of December 23 to 2 p.m. of December 26.

END OF AN ERA | Benitezes resign, hand over PWU to STI group that bailed out school 22-Dec-14, 3:35 PM | InterAksyon.com Key members of the Benitez Group irrevocably resigned as members and trustees of Philippine Women's University Monday, ceding majority to STI Holdings Inc.

Go to UST | Tens of thousands of youth expected for meeting with Pope Francis 22-Dec-14, 6:10 PM | Tricia Aquino, InterAksyon.com UST rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy says Pope Francis appeals to the youth because they see Jesus in him.

SUV driver charged for running over traffic enforcer, leaving him comatose 21-Dec-14, 7:32 PM| Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com Charges of Reckless Imprudence Resulting in Serious Physical Injuries and Driving with an Expired Driver’s License were filed by the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office against the driver of a sports utility vehicle who ran over an MMDA enforcer who was manning traffic on EDSA in Cubao, Quezon City.

Sen. Grace to DOTC: Stop MRT fare hike until service improves, safety upgraded 22-Dec-14, 12:21 PM| InterAksyon.com Sen. Grace Poe on Monday asked the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to defer the "unnecessary and untimely" Metro Rail Transit (MRT) fare increase effective Jan. 4 amid "unmet" public expectations to improve even the basic facilities of the train system.

Big corporations take advantage of post-Yolanda rehab, harass disaster victims - Church official 21-Dec-14, 10:11 AM| InterAksyon.com The public-private partnership framework of the government's rehabilitation program in Yolanda-hit areas are being used by big corporations for their own benefit, said a Church official in charge of helping survivors of the super typhoon recover from the disaster.

GIFT OR CURSE? | Number coding lifted Dec. 23-Jan. 4; MMDA tells folk to brace for traffic jams 21-Dec-14, 4:03 PM| Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com Take it as a Christmas gift or a curse: the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is suspending number coding restrictions for two weeks to afford people more mobility in the holidays, but also warns them to plan trips well, given the usual 20-percent rise in traffic congestion.

AWOL Navy officer, last person seen with Marine slain inside camp, hunted 21-Dec-14, 6:38 PM| Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com Stressing the man is not yet deemed a suspect, the military is hunting a Navy officer who has gone AWOL a day after he was seen with a female Marine lieutenant who was found dead inside her car in Fort Bonifacio late November.

TIPS| Make sure Christmas lights are safe – Rescue5 21-Dec-14, 2:57 PM| Karl Angeline S. Ocampo, Interaksyon.com These Christmas lights may bring joy to our eyes and hearts, but could also come with extra hazards, if the substandard ones are used or if they are installed or used improperly. Indeed, the season for celebration should not end up in tragedy. Here are some tips from Rescue5.

 
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