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

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

What are effects of US shutdown of migrant remittance programs? Lawmakers seek probe 26-Nov-14, 11:12 AM | Lira Dalangin-Fernandez,

Aquino to coconut farmers from Davao: 'Our hands are tied on coco levy funds' 26-Nov-14, 2:39 PM | Dexter San Pedro, 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.

'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.

DFA chief confirms Chinese reclamation on Kagitingan Reef 26-Nov-14, 10:41 AM | Ernie Reyes, 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 | 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.

'INSTITUTIONALIZED DISCRIMINATION'? UN rights chief warns US on police racism 26-Nov-14, 10:02 AM | Agence France-Presse The United Nations on Tuesday urged the United States to investigate racial discrimination within its law enforcement and judicial systems, after a white officer who killed an unarmed black teen walked free.

With Pandacan oil depot booted out, expect costlier fuel, more traffic 26-Nov-14, 1:31 PM| Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, 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, 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.

Ex-PCGG chief Sabio to be tried for 'influence peddling' 26-Nov-14, 12:40 PM| Jaime Sinapit, A former chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government has been indicted by the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly trying to influence his brother, a Court of Appeals justice, on behalf of a litigant.

Families of 4 peacekeepers didn't see, more so visit up close, soldiers at AFPMC - military 26-Nov-14, 3:02 PM| Jaime Sinapit, 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.

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.

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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