Executive explains to SC nature of EDCA, defends non-submission to Senate 25-Nov-14, 7:57 PM | Brian Maglungsod,

Metro Pacific, San Miguel may square off for Cavite-Laguna Expressway rebidding 25-Nov-14, 5:13 PM | Darwin G. Amojelar,

Palawan is 'Top Island in the World' – Conde Nast readers 25-Nov-14, 10:09 AM | Philippines News Agency

Scuffles break out as Hong Kong clears part of protest site 25-Nov-14, 10:45 PM | Venus Wu, Reuters

Govt moves to recover $2-M alleged ill-gotten wealth of ex-DOJ chief Perez 25-Nov-14, 7:07 PM | Jaime Sinapit,

SC declares, after 2 ordinances and one decade: Pandacan oil depot must go 25-Nov-14, 3:20 PM | Brian Maglungsod, UPDATE 4 - 8:40 P.M.- The Supreme Court ordered the relocation of the oil depot in Pandacan, where 3 big petroleum companies store their products, ending a protracted battle of ordinances enacted during two different city administrations. Incumbent Joseph Estrada and ex-mayor Lito Atienza cheered it

IBAHIN MO ANG SENADO | Chiz says Senate budget version has no 'minefields' as Miriam fears 25-Nov-14, 5:05 PM | Ernie Reyes, Saying the Senate budget version must be distinguished from that passed by the House of Representatives earlier, Senator Francis Escudero has disputed Senator Miriam Santiago's description of the 2015 money bill as a veritable 'minefield' of lump sums with an illegal definition of 'savings.'

AGAIN? | AFP, DOH in another apparent breach of Ebola quarantine protocol 25-Nov-14, 4:16 PM | Jaime Sinapit, Four UN remaining peacekeepers who arrived from Ebola hotspot Liberia were whisked away to AFP Medical Center in V. Luna in Quezon City instead of Caballo Island, where their comrades are undergoing a 21-day quarantine.

NOT MADE FOR MAR | P13-B budget for water, housing isn't pork barrel for DILG chief - LP 25-Nov-14, 5:36 PM | LP secretary general Mel Senen Sarmiento has dismissed allegations by Senators Miriam Defensor Santiago and Ferdinand Marcos II that the P13-billion appropriation for water services and housing under the DILG was a pork barrel for Sec. Mar Roxas, to boost his projection for 2016.

China defies US call to stop island project in South China Sea 25-Nov-14, 12:23 AM | Sui-Lee Wee, Reuters China on Monday hit back at "irresponsible remarks" from the United States which has called on Beijing to stop a land reclamation project in the disputed South China Sea that could be large enough to accommodate an airstrip.

Bucor, prison guards earn death threats in face of NBP drug clampdown 25-Nov-14, 7:39 PM| Brian Maglungsod, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima disclosed that the threats intensified after NBP officials seized firearms and about 100 grams of shabu in a raid inside the national penitentiary two weeks ago.

Scuffles break out as Hong Kong clears part of protest site 25-Nov-14, 10:45 PM| Venus Wu, Reuters Scuffles erupted after Hong Kong authorities cleared part of a pro-democracy protest camp in the bustling district of Mong Kok on Tuesday following a court order to reopen a road, with several demonstrators taken away in police vans.

Marcos twits Dinky on P3.12-B training, scholarship budget for DSWD 25-Nov-14, 7:11 PM| Ernie Reyes, Marcos said it appears that the budget item in question could be better lodged with the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education.

2 admin party stalwarts open to having 2016 standard-bearer outside LP 25-Nov-14, 5:20 PM| Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, At least two stalwarts of the Liberal Party are open to the possibility of having a standard bearer from outside LP, but said the prospective candidate must continue President Benigno III's tuwid na daan (straight path) advocacy.

Poll watchdog asks Comelec to blacklist Smartmatic, 'mere reseller' of machines, technology 24-Nov-14, 7:02 PM| Ernie Reyes, A watchdog group on Monday formally asked the Commission on Elections to blacklist Smartmatic from participating in all poll-related projects, citing alleged misrepresentation and various violations of Philippine election laws.

SC upholds Comelec decision to unseat ER Ejercito as Laguna governor 25-Nov-14, 4:22 PM| Brian Maglungsod and Ernie Reyes, (UPDATE 2 - 7:17 p.m.) The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Commission on Elections to unseat Emilio Ramon "ER" Ejercito as governor of Laguna.

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