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Capital punishment in PH jeopardizes OFWs on death row – Bag-ao

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao tells congressmen, 'Ang pagboto po natin ng yes sa death penalty ay katumbas sa pagdiin sa kanila sa kamatayan'

Capital punishment in PH jeopardizes OFWs on death row – Bag-ao

House ends death penalty debate after 7 session days

Feb 22, 2017 - 9:11 PM

Congressmen also approve the amendments to only list 10 crimes under the bill, remove the mandatory penalty of death, and to add safeguard measures for the accused

House ends death penalty debate after 7 session days

Robredo: No sanctions on LP lawmakers in favor of death penalty

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The Liberal Party releases a position paper opposing the reimposition of the death penalty, a priority measure of President Rodrigo Duterte

Robredo: No sanctions on LP lawmakers in favor of death penalty

Fariñas: No executions under Duterte 'possible'

Feb 22, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says congressmen will let judges decide which mode of execution to use – by lethal injection, hanging, or firing squad – if the death penalty bill becomes law

Fariñas: No executions under Duterte 'possible'

Villarin: PH to lose $12.8B in EU trade if death penalty returns

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says one of the considerations for countries to continue having tariff-free trading with the European Union is the non-imposition of the death penalty

Villarin: PH to lose $12.8B in EU trade if death penalty returns

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Hello! Here's a round-up of news you need to know this Tuesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 21, 2017

Smart seen to get 25-year franchise extension by March

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM

But the franchise extension might require the telco giant to list on the Philippine Stock Exchange

Smart seen to get 25-year franchise extension by March

House debate on death penalty bill ends Feb 28

Feb 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The majority in the House moves the deadline a week earlier after the minority bloc kept bringing up the question of quorum every time a lawmaker speaks

House debate on death penalty bill ends Feb 28

Plunder, treason, rape, drug crimes to stay in death penalty bill

Feb 20, 2017 - 5:36 PM

(UPDATED) Other crimes like murder and possession of drugs will be removed under the controversial House measure

Plunder, treason, rape, drug crimes to stay in death penalty bill

Lower age of criminal liability? Here's why psychologists are against it

Feb 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

'The label of 'criminal' shapes [children's] sense of self and makes it likely that they will imbibe a criminal identity,' says developmental psychologist Liane Peña Alampay

Lower age of criminal liability? Here's why psychologists are against it

Lagman to Filipinos: Tell your congressmen to fight death penalty

Feb 18, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The opposition lawmaker also encourages members of all religious denominations to attend the House debate on the capital punishment measure

Lagman to Filipinos: Tell your congressmen to fight death penalty

Anti-wiretapping law amendment needed to go after drug lords – DBB

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The amendment seeks to update the law to be attuned to existing technologies

Anti-wiretapping law amendment needed to go after drug lords – DBB

Bacolod church hangs ‘no to death penalty’ tarp

Feb 18, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The Diocese of Bacolod – responsible for the 'Team Patay' and the 'Thou shall not kill' posters – mounts another social commentary

Bacolod church hangs ‘no to death penalty’ tarp

Lagman: Anti-death penalty lawmakers 'not beholden' to Fariñas

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Representative Edcel Lagman slams the pro-death penalty congressmen, saying they 'get annoyed' when the House rules are used against them in the death penalty debate

Lagman: Anti-death penalty lawmakers 'not beholden' to Fariñas

#UPFair2017 Thursday: Elements

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Drop by the MovePH booth at the UP sunken garden on Thursday, February 16, for a fun and equally engaging Elements: UP Fair Thursday

#UPFair2017 Thursday: Elements

House leaders 'doing a Kellyanne Conway' on age of criminal liability

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:35 PM

'Many of the House leadership are doing the Kellyanne Conway approach: non-responsive, absurd, walang data, not resorting to hard evidence, 'yan ang status ngayon [ng bill],' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin

House leaders 'doing a Kellyanne Conway' on age of criminal liability

Rappler Talk: Edcel Lagman vs death penalty

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:11 PM

For Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman and other opposition lawmakers, House Bill 4727 is not the solution to address the crime problem

Rappler Talk: Edcel Lagman vs death penalty

Fariñas: Death penalty debate ends when majority bloc says so

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:55 PM

The House Majority Leader issues the warning after anti-death penalty lawmakers again insisted on meeting the attendance requirement during the debate

Fariñas: Death penalty debate ends when majority bloc says so

Umali: Data 'not necessary' to prove need for death penalty

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Representative Lawrence Fortun tells Representative Reynaldo Umali that crime incidence has gone down over the years, but the latter believes data is 'immaterial' to debates on the death penalty

Umali: Data 'not necessary' to prove need for death penalty

FULL TEXT: Fixing justice system, not death penalty, will deter crime – Rocamora

Feb 15, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora likens the reimposition of the death penalty to handing a match box to a child who is incapable of handling fire

FULL TEXT: Fixing justice system, not death penalty, will deter crime – Rocamora

Hontiveros likens deaths under Duterte admin to 'necrophilia'

Feb 15, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros says there seems to be an 'obsession with death' under the Duterte administration – from the death penalty to extrajudicial killings due to the war on drugs

Hontiveros likens deaths under Duterte admin to 'necrophilia'

House panel approves FOI bill with 8 exceptions

Feb 15, 2017 - 4:10 PM

House public information committee chairperson Antonio Tinio says the FOI bill aims to flesh out the policy of full public disclosure in the country

House panel approves FOI bill with 8 exceptions

ASEAN lawmakers: PH will lose int'l credibility if death penalty returns

Feb 15, 2017 - 3:15 PM

'Just because an issue is popular, it doesn't make it morally right or effective,' says anti-death penalty Malaysian parliamentarian Kasthuri Patto

ASEAN lawmakers: PH will lose int'l credibility if death penalty returns

'Sporadic, sensational' crimes do not justify death penalty – lawmaker

Feb 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Siquijor Representative Ramon Rocamora argues that making the criminal justice system 'competent' is the proper solution to address criminality

'Sporadic, sensational' crimes do not justify death penalty – lawmaker

House opposition: Pointless to push for death penalty if Senate rejects it

Feb 14, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Representative Raul Daza says the House debate on capital punishment will be 'moot and academic' if the Senate kills the death penalty bill

House opposition: Pointless to push for death penalty if Senate rejects it

Alvarez clarifies: Plunder still in current version of death penalty bill

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says there are 'more reasons now' for plunder to remain listed under the controversial death penalty measure

Alvarez clarifies: Plunder still in current version of death penalty bill

Alvarez on death penalty: Inefficient justice system not Congress' problem

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says problems in the judiciary should not prevent lawmakers from doing their job

Alvarez on death penalty: Inefficient justice system not Congress' problem

The clock is ticking on anti-death penalty lawmakers

Feb 11, 2017 - 3:33 PM

House rules state every lawmaker has the right to speak for an hour in a plenary debate, but after a recent majority ruling, anti-death penalty congressmen now have fewer minutes on the floor

The clock is ticking on anti-death penalty lawmakers

#PugadBaboy: Health Insurance

Feb 11, 2017 - 11:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Health Insurance

Philippine Jesuits join CBCP vs death penalty

Feb 10, 2017 - 8:00 AM

'Might should not be equated with right,' says Father Antonio Moreno, the Philippine head of the biggest male religious order in the Catholic Church

Philippine Jesuits join CBCP vs death penalty

Robredo on lawmakers' stand on death penalty: Position or principles?

Feb 09, 2017 - 4:45 PM

'Ito iyong chance nila para ipakita kung ano'ng mas mahalaga,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo on lawmakers' stand on death penalty: Position or principles?

Plunder removed from crimes listed in death penalty bill

Feb 09, 2017 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says congressmen in the majority bloc have agreed to remove several other crimes from the list as well

Plunder removed from crimes listed in death penalty bill

Alvarez wants House to pass death penalty bill mid-March

Feb 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he does not care if the Senate is not poised to pass the death penalty measure as his only concern is the bill's passage in the House

Alvarez wants House to pass death penalty bill mid-March

Lagman on death penalty bill: Vengeance is not justice

Feb 08, 2017 - 9:21 PM

Representatives Edcel Lagman and Raul del Mar debate against the reimposition of the death penalty at the House plenary

Lagman on death penalty bill: Vengeance is not justice

FULL TEXT: Death penalty will fuel culture of violence – Lagman

Feb 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman argues 'there can be no compelling reason at all to abrogate the right to life'

FULL TEXT: Death penalty will fuel culture of violence – Lagman

Congressmen's compromise: No mandatory penalty of death in bill

Feb 08, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says majority congressmen agreed to give judges the option to punish perpetrators of heinous crimes with either life imprisonment or death

Congressmen's compromise: No mandatory penalty of death in bill

Death penalty bill fallout: Alvarez says Arroyo to be replaced as deputy speaker

Feb 08, 2017 - 6:06 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says it is 'not a problem' for him if he loses support following his resolve to remove House leaders who are against the death penalty bill

Death penalty bill fallout: Alvarez says Arroyo to be replaced as deputy speaker

Mining firms use FOI, ask DENR for specific audit findings

Feb 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines is seeking complete details of the audit conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, so companies can defend themselves

Mining firms use FOI, ask DENR for specific audit findings

Alvarez warned: You'll lose allies over arm-twisting on death penalty

Feb 08, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is 'trampling on the principles' of House leaders by insisting on a pro-death penalty vote

Alvarez warned: You'll lose allies over arm-twisting on death penalty

Return of death penalty will fix faulty justice system – lawmakers

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Representatives Reynaldo Umali, Vicente Veloso, and Fredenil Castro are all fighting for the passage of the death penalty bill in the House of Representatives

Return of death penalty will fix faulty justice system – lawmakers

Fariñas warns: Don't use quorum to delay death penalty debate

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:39 PM

House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas makes the warning on the day House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali is expected to sponsor the controversial measure

Fariñas warns: Don't use quorum to delay death penalty debate

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 7, 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 11:13 AM

Hello! Here's a round-up of news you need to know this Tuesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 7, 2017

Kremlin demands Fox News apologize for Putin 'killer' question to Trump

Feb 06, 2017 - 8:03 PM

'We consider such words from a Fox News correspondent unacceptable and offensive,' Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists in a conference call

Kremlin demands Fox News apologize for Putin 'killer' question to Trump

#AnimatED: Death penalty + impunity = kamatayan ng tunay na hustisya

Feb 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Ano na ang laban ni Juan kay James Bond Parak na sanay isantabi ang 'due process'? Anong panlaban natin sa isang sistemang hindi na 'innocent until proven guilty' kundi 'guilty until otherwise proven?'

#AnimatED: Death penalty + impunity = kamatayan ng tunay na hustisya

Congressmen begin debate on return of death penalty

Feb 01, 2017 - 4:21 PM

(UPDATED) Starting January 31, at least 50 lawmakers are expected to go head to head with administration allies to oppose the revival of the capital punishment for heinous crimes

Congressmen begin debate on return of death penalty

Human rights groups march, ask Congress to junk death penalty bill

Jan 31, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Hundreds of human rights advocates march to the House of Representatives to urge lawmakers to abandon the bill seeking to restore the death penalty

Human rights groups march, ask Congress to junk death penalty bill

How lawmakers will argue vs death penalty bill

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:47 PM

Opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman says the Philippines must first address 'much delayed' reforms in the police and justice systems before reviving the death penalty

How lawmakers will argue vs death penalty bill

Window narrows for Smart's 25-year franchise extension

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The telco's franchise, granted way back in March 1992, is set to expire this March

Window narrows for Smart's 25-year franchise extension

House bill: No work-related e-mails, texts after office hours

Jan 29, 2017 - 3:07 PM

'It can lead to burnout – or the physical, psychological, and emotional distress caused by a total inability to rest and a diminished balance between work and family,' says House Bill 4721

House bill: No work-related e-mails, texts after office hours

An eye for an eye: Can the death penalty bring justice to victims?

Jan 29, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Hannah* was only 5 when a close relative raped her. Years later, she still does not wish the death penalty on her tormentor. Only God, she says, can take away life.

An eye for an eye: Can the death penalty bring justice to victims?