TODAY'S HEADLINES

CIDG seizes guns and ammo, nabs 1 in Antipolo raid 26-Nov-14, 4:25 PM | InterAksyon.com

US Embassy in Manila closed Thursday, Nov. 27, for Thanksgiving 26-Nov-14, 4:53 PM | Philippines News Agency

OFW who killed fellow Pinoy spared from Saudi execution 26-Nov-14, 2:33 PM | InterAksyon.com

Sex traffickers 'using Facebook' to lure victims 26-Nov-14, 6:37 AM | Agence France-Presse

Aquino to coconut farmers from Davao: 'Our hands are tied on coco levy funds' 26-Nov-14, 2:39 PM | Dexter San Pedro, InterAksyon.com President Benigno Aquino III told coconut farmers who marched all the way from Davao to Metro Manila that their demand for a trust fund to be created from the coco levy funds cannot be met because of a pending case before the Supreme Court.

Senate OKs P2.606-T nat'l budget for 2015 on 3rd, final reading 26-Nov-14, 7:30 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 2 - 8:20 p.m.) The Senate on Wednesday, November 26, approved on third and final reading the proposed P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 with major amendments on the House of the Representatives' version of the proposed legislation.

DFA chief confirms Chinese reclamation on Kagitingan Reef 26-Nov-14, 10:41 AM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario confirmed Tuesday night reclamation activities undertaken by China in Kagitingan Reef, one of the disputed territories in the South China Sea.

Miriam right on pork disguise, and rush to pass budget meant to hide insertions - Tiangco, Bayan 26-Nov-14, 3:48 PM | InterAksyon.com With senators warning of 'landmines' in terms of lump sums and huge allocations to DILG for tasks outside its mandate, the UNA and militant groups pressed the alarm button over what they consider the inordinate rush to pass the national budget for 2015.

House to support P23-billion supplemental budget for Yolanda, APEC, other DAP projects - Belmonte 26-Nov-14, 4:10 PM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. vowed to rally his colleagues to pass the P23-billion supplemental budget Malacanang asked to fund projects under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

With Pandacan oil depot booted out, expect costlier fuel, more traffic 26-Nov-14, 1:31 PM| Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com The Big Three of Petron, Shell and Chevron may deploy 10,500 more trucks a month for deliveries to and within Metro Manila.

BARYA | OFWs remit $24B but get only P30M for legal assistance - Nancy Binay 26-Nov-14, 3:01 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senator Nancy Binay questioned why, despite estimated remittances of $24 billion from OFWs this year, thus helping keep the economy afloat, the government has only allotted P30 million in the DFA's 2015 budget as legal assistance to distressed workers abroad.

SI ALAN, TRILLANES, AT BONGBONG LANG | Wife says Manny Villar not among NP choices for president 26-Nov-14, 5:57 PM| Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon | Mae Ann Los Banos and Ruel Otieco, News5 The Nacionalista Party is choosing its presidential bet for 2016 from three, not four, of its members and NP president and former senator Manuel Villar is not among them.

Families of 4 peacekeepers didn't see, more so visit up close, soldiers at AFPMC - military 26-Nov-14, 3:02 PM| Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com No one but medical teams fetched the four peacekeepers who arrived on November 22 from Liberia, and they certainly did not meet their families, the Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs chief said Wednesday.

'TACLOBAN NOT NEGLECTED' | P8.09-billion rehab funds set aside for city, says Lacson 26-Nov-14, 9:13 AM| Sarwell Q. Meniano, Philippines News Agency The national government has already poured P8.09 billion for the rehabilitation of the Yolanda-ravaged city, said Presidential Rehabilitation and Recovery Assistant Panfilo Lacson.

Pope slams 'state terrorism' that kills 'innocents' 26-Nov-14, 3:41 PM| Agence France-Presse Pope Francis on Tuesday slammed "state terrorism" that "kills the innocent at the same time as terrorists".

 
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