TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

Senate OKs 2015 PNP expense item for 45 K9 dogs at P500,000 each 25-Nov-14, 6:43 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

Syjuco petitions SC to strike down proposed 2015 budget as unconstitutional 25-Nov-14, 4:02 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

Whistle-blower offers to surrender car allegedly given to her by Napoles 9:55 pm | Sammy F. Martin, Philippine News Agency Marina Sula, one of the whistle-blowers in the alleged pork barrel scam on Friday told the Sandiganbayan Third Division of her intention to surrender to the government a 2010 Toyota Innova that was said to have been originally given to her as a gift by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

PBA legend Samboy \ PBA legend Samboy 'The Skywalker' Lim collapses, rushed to hospital 8:53 pm | InterAksyon.com (UPDATE 3 - 11:25 p.m.) Basketball legend Samboy "The Skywalker" Lim was rushed to a hospital after collapsing during an exhibition game at the Ynares…

MMDA enforcer files criminal raps vs Maserati driver, to undergo nose surgery MMDA enforcer files criminal raps vs Maserati driver, to undergo… 8:03 pm | InterAksyon.com Criminal charges were filed by a Metro Manila Development Authority traffic enforcer against the driver of an Italian luxury sports car, who allegedly grabbed, mauled,…

Used condoms don\ Used condoms don't bear Pemberton's DNA but Laude's counsel unfazed 6:22 pm | JV Arcena and InterAksyon.com (UPDATED - 7:24 p.m.) Two condoms recovered from the room where Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude and US soldier Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton checked in before…

Ona is not resigning, just extending leave of absence - Palace Ona is not resigning, just extending leave of absence -… 5:50 pm | InterAksyon.com Health Secretary Enrique Ona is not resigning, contrary to a newspaper report Friday, but he is extending his leave of absence, a Palace official said.

Maserati driver: 'It was MMDA constable who was holding on to me' 5:44 pm | Clara Masinag, InterAksyon.com Maserati driver: \(UPDATE - 8:00 p.m.) MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino affirms that his office will not settle but pursue the case relentlessly and give full support to the traffic constable who was assaulted in Quezon City.

SAN-'DATA' SA KRIMEN | Roxas, PNP unveil stats-driven strategy vs crime 5:07 pm | InterAksyon.com SAN-\Believe it or not, but the police top brass, working with Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, are finding how much more efficiently crime can be fought not just with guns but with the least deadly, albeit smartest of weapons: information.

Petron slashes price of LPG products 5:05 pm | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com Petron slashes price of LPG productsThis is the ninth reduction in LPG prices.

In cahoots with city official, barangay chief allows 'peryahan' in Sta. Cruz, Manila 4:37 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com In cahoots with city official, barangay chief allows \A barangay chairman allows the operation of an illegal peryahan right smack on busy Aurora Boulevard in Barangay 382, Sta. Cruz, Manila.

GOYO FEARS 'PANGGOGOYO' | Ex-poll exec assails Comelec negotiated deal with Smartmatic 4:06 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com GOYO FEARS \A former commissioner who handled the country's first foray into poll automation on Friday joined critics of the Commission on Elections' plan for a negotiated deal with Smartmatic to refurbish the more than 80,000 voting machines for reuse in the 2016 elections.

FILLED WITH LUMPS | Social Watch begrudges DBM's requested P23B supplemental budget 3:29 pm | Lira Fernandez, InterAksyon.com FILLED WITH LUMPS | Social Watch begrudges DBM\Former national treasurer Leonor Briones, principal convenor of Social Watch Philippines, describes the supplemental budget proposal as 'vague, undetailed and, therefore, vulnerable.'

Social Watch Philippines' Briones scores Senate over definition of savings 1:54 pm | Lira Fernandez, InterAksyon.com Social Watch Philippines\The redefinition can perpetuate the pork barrel system and mechanisms similar to DAP, both of which have been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, the former national treasurer explains.

Manila gets 4-day holiday on papal visit 12:52 pm | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Manila gets 4-day holiday on papal visitManila Mayor Joseph Estrada has declared a working holiday and suspended classes at all level in public and private school during the January 15-19 visit of Pope Francis.

Marine officer found shot dead in her car inside Taguig camp 12:25 pm | Jaime Sinapit and Thom Andrade, InterAksyon.com Marine officer found shot dead in her car inside Taguig camp(UPDATE - 2:45 p.m.) A junior officer of the Philippine Marines was found dead in her car with a gunshot to the face inside Naval Station Jose Francisco in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Former Davao Oriental mayor, 3 others get 6-10 yr terms for 'ghost purchase' 11:47 am | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Former Davao Oriental mayor, 3 others get 6-10 yr terms for \A former mayor of Baganga, Davao Oriental and three other town executive were sentenced to jail terms of from six to 10 years by the Sandiganbayan over the 'ghost purchase' of P101,086.37 worth of tires in 2002.

Senate foreign relations committee to probe constitutionality of EDCA 11:11 am | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com Senate foreign relations committee to probe constitutionality of EDCAThe Senate foreign relations committee will open an investigation on Monday into the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement and whether the pact needs to be ratified.

12-hr blackout in Tacloban, neighboring towns on Saturday for line repairs 10:48 am | Philippine News Agency 12-hr blackout in Tacloban, neighboring towns on Saturday for line repairsTacloban City, nearby towns and some parts of Samar Island will experience a 12-hour power shutdown on Saturday due to ongoing rehabilitation of typhoon-damaged electric towers and power lines.

Cotabato City to ban loud fireworks during holidays 9:48 am | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com Cotabato City to ban loud fireworks during holidaysCotabato City will ban the use of loud fireworks to celebrate Christmas and New Year to avoid triggering false alarms in the Central Mindanao city, which has been targeted by bomb and grenade attacks.