TODAY'S NATIONAL HEADLINES

Issues of constitutionality could hamper Bangsamoro Basic Law passage - Marcos 16-Dec-14, 12:10 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com

DOJ to push for custody of Pemberton 16-Dec-14, 8:11 PM | Brian Maglungsod, InterAksyon.com

AFP hands over P12.1M reward money to NPA, ASG tipsters 16-Dec-14, 2:58 PM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com

Government to hike LRT, MRT fares beginning January 4 10:21 pm | Darwin G. Amojelar, InterAksyon.com Fares for LRT1 were last increased in 2003, while those for LRT2 and MRT3 have yet to go up since they started operations.

Military, police collar ASG member in Zamboanga Sibugay Military, police collar ASG member in Zamboanga Sibugay 7:12 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com The suspect, wanted for a case of kidnapping and serious illegal detention, was arrested at his hideout in the town of Imelda.

Fresh cut in fuel prices set Fresh cut in fuel prices set 6:40 pm | Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo, InterAksyon.com This is the third straight week that prices were reduced by a hefty amount.

De Lima orders crackdown on privileged jailbirds De Lima orders crackdown on privileged jailbirds 3:52 pm | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The Secretary of Justice warned that she would turn Bilibid prison 'upside down' if hidden contraband are not produced by Christmas eve.

CebuPac adjusts Tacloban flights over runway rehab CebuPac adjusts Tacloban flights over runway rehab 12:55 pm | InterAksyon.com Cebu Pacific announced on Saturday an adjustment in its flight schedules to and from Tacloban and Manila, and Tacloban and Cebu, from December 22 to…

SAMAR | Danger and poverty on the Philippines' typhoon coast 12:16 pm | Cecil Morella, Agence France-Presse SAMAR | Danger and poverty on the Philippines\Samar is often the first major landmass hit by the typhoons born in the Pacific Ocean each year. With much of the mountainous island stripped by deforestation, most of its 1.8 million residents live on narrow, sea level strips along the coast, at the mercy of winds and storm surges.

Expect fair weather 8:41 am | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Expect fair weatherThe country will be enjoying mostly fair weather except for cloudy skies with isolated light rains in some parts despite three weather systems that continue to affect Luzon and Southern Mindanao.

Ex-Misamis Oriental gov gets 10-18 years in jail over cannibalized vehicles 7:59 am | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Ex-Misamis Oriental gov gets 10-18 years in jail over cannibalized vehiclesA former governor of Misamis Oriental province was sentenced to 10-18 years in jail by the Sandiganbayan over two government vehicles assigned to him during his term that ended up useless after being 'cannibalized' for their parts.

11, including 3 minors, hurt as jealous hubby lobs grenade at Maguindanao market 7:37 am | Dennis Arcon, InterAksyon.com 11, including 3 minors, hurt as jealous hubby lobs grenade at Maguindanao marketA man who believed he had been cuckolded lobbed a grenade at an eatery inside the public market of Parang Maguindanao where he had traced his wife's alleged paramour, wounding 11 persons, including three minors, Friday afternoon, authorities said.

VIDEO | Aiko Melendez's ex lands in Pasay jail for direct assault 6:03 am | Gary de Leon, News5 VIDEO | Aiko Melendez\Martin Jickain, the former husband of actress Aiko Melendez, is facing charges of direct assault and alarm and scandal after he was arrested for aiming a gun at anti-drug operatives who tried to pacify him and a man while they were engaged in a fistfight over a parking lot altercation.

VIDEO | Guns seized from inmates in NBP raid belonged to government officials 4:36 am | News5 VIDEO | Guns seized from inmates in NBP raid belonged to government officialsThe Department of Justice will launch an investigation as to how the guns, which were seized from the cells of high-profile inmates in a raid inside the National Bilibid Prison, were registered in the name of some government officials.

Palawan govt employees to get additional bonuses 9:33 pm | Celeste Anna R. Formoso, Philippines News Agency Palawan govt employees to get additional bonusesAll employees of the Palawan provincial government will be getting additional bonuses, the Provincial Information Office (PIO) said.

Korean scholar house to open in Palo next school year 9:16 pm | Roel T. Amazona, Philippines News Agency Korean scholar house to open in Palo next school yearThe Araw Scholars House built by South Korean soldiers will open its doors to students from poor families of Leyte province next school year.

Philippines to get frigates, gunboats, helicopters as South China Sea tension simmers 8:58 pm | Manuel Mogato, Reuters Philippines to get frigates, gunboats, helicopters as South China Sea tension simmersThe Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters, and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent urgency to the need to bolster forces, a Philippine navy officer said earlier this week.

House approves proposed Philippine Maritime Zones Act 8:47 pm | Philippines News Agency House approves proposed Philippine Maritime Zones ActBefore adjourning for the Christmas break, the House of Representatives approved several measures including the proposed “Philippine Maritime Zones Act” contained in House Bill 4889.

Anti-graft court suspends Zamboanga Sibugay board member over aid mess 8:12 pm | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com Anti-graft court suspends Zamboanga Sibugay board member over aid messThe preventive suspension was sought after the respondent was found liable for the anomalous implementation of an aid-for-the-poor program.

CAFGU kills commanding officer in Sadanga town in Mountain Province 8:01 pm | Arthur L. Allad-iw, Northern Dispatch (Special to InterAksyon) CAFGU kills commanding officer in Sadanga town in Mountain ProvinceThe incident was related to an altercation that occurred during the heat of a drinking spree at 77th IB CAFGU battalion camp in Sitio Opokan.

BSU to miss 2014 performance-based bonus 7:43 pm | Arthur L. Allad-iw, Northern Dispatch (Special to InterAksyon) BSU to miss 2014 performance-based bonusThe institution did not make the grade for failure to satisfy certain DBM-prescribed performance and governance criteria.