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Sonny Belmonte will stick with LP, says daughter Joy

May 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte says her father, Quezon City 4th District Representative Sonny Belmonte, will retire from politics as a Liberal Party member in 2019

Sonny Belmonte will stick with LP, says daughter Joy

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo explains what it's like being member of the Liberal Party under a Duterte-controlled House of Representatives. After elections, from close to a hundred, members were reduced to 32.

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near-fistfight to the hours-long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe, here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Pimentel wants higher cap for campaign expenses

Nov 05, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The Senate bill seeks to increase the cap for campaign spending by at least a hundred fold due to 'outdated' existing limits

Pimentel wants higher cap for campaign expenses

Lawmakers pay last respects to ‘Iron Lady’

Sep 30, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Colleagues in Congress recall how the late senator Miriam Santiago has touched their lives

Lawmakers pay last respects to ‘Iron Lady’

Duterte on Mary Jane, Liberal Party, Instagram | 6PM wRap

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:21 PM

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Duterte on Mary Jane, Liberal Party, Instagram | 6PM wRap

Robredo denies Liberal Party plot to unseat Duterte

Sep 13, 2016 - 3:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'I plan to clarify this with the President to clear the misinformation and assure him of the party's commitment to the reforms for our Filipino people,' the Vice President says

Robredo denies Liberal Party plot to unseat Duterte

Belmonte eyed to lead new House committee on West PH Sea

Aug 03, 2016 - 2:46 PM

House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas hopes former Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr's 'strong sense of nationalism' will make him accept the job

Belmonte eyed to lead new House committee on West PH Sea

Robredo: Liberal Party leadership? I have a full plate

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The Vice President prefers to focus on her tasks, including her work as housing chief, but is open to leading the LP 'eventually'

Robredo: Liberal Party leadership? I have a full plate

Still no minority leader for House?

Jul 25, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr claims there was a sudden change in House rules that members of the minority still have to elect their leader

Still no minority leader for House?

Koko Pimentel, Liberal Party, Brexit | 12PM wRap

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:05 PM

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Koko Pimentel, Liberal Party, Brexit | 12PM wRap

Why the Liberal Party stayed in the House majority

Jul 25, 2016 - 8:00 AM

'An election is a place for a conflict of viewpoints... (But) the election is over. It's time for us to get together and move on as a people,' says outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr

Why the Liberal Party stayed in the House majority

Liberal Party joins PDP-Laban's House 'supermajority'

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:28 PM

LP members led by outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr pledge support for President Rodrigo Duterte. Some LP members, however, will be in the minority.

Liberal Party joins PDP-Laban's House 'supermajority'

Belmonte drops bid for House minority leader

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Days before the start of the 17th Congress, a majority of LP members in the Lower House are set to join PDP-Laban's supermajority bloc

Belmonte drops bid for House minority leader

Bye, PDP-Laban: LP to join minority bloc in House

Jul 19, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Liberal Party, the former ruling party, only has around 30 to 35 members left in the House of Representatives

Bye, PDP-Laban: LP to join minority bloc in House

Lawmakers push for national ID system to reduce red tape

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world without a national identification system, says a proponent

Lawmakers push for national ID system to reduce red tape

LP to seal coalition with PDP-Laban ‘by next week’ – Alvarez

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:36 PM

LP member Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the Liberal Party members will finalize their decision in a meeting on July 14

LP to seal coalition with PDP-Laban ‘by next week’ – Alvarez

Belmonte happy with 'milestone' laws under speakership

Jun 28, 2016 - 5:43 PM

'Many of them are laws that have been pending since forever,' outgoing Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says of the measures passed under his watch

Belmonte happy with 'milestone' laws under speakership

Belmonte: 'Zero' chances for Duterte impeachment

Jun 28, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says 'it's just a matter of time' before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte meets with Vice President-elect Leni Robredo

Belmonte: 'Zero' chances for Duterte impeachment

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

Jun 21, 2016 - 5:47 PM

The outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives says waiving the bidding for transportation contracts is fine as long as all information are made public

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

Federalism can't cut short VP Robredo term – experts

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:58 PM

The Philippines can also create a federal, parliamentary form of government that allows for a vice president or a deputy prime minister, congressmen say

Federalism can't cut short VP Robredo term – experts

No vice president under federalism? Alvarez says 'it depends'

Jun 07, 2016 - 10:21 PM

(UPDATED) Davao del Norte's Pantaleon Alvarez, the preferred House Speaker of the President-elect, is asked if the Duterte administration is moving to abolish the VP post

No vice president under federalism? Alvarez says 'it depends'

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The National Unity Party is the latest political party to express support for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Who's the real congressman of Northern Samar?

May 31, 2016 - 7:52 PM

Harlin Abayon has protested Congress' failure to include his name in the roll call during the official canvassing of votes. Here's the reason for the mixup.

Who's the real congressman of Northern Samar?

Belmonte: 'Sizeable number of LP members still on my side'

May 31, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says the party leadership's preferred scenario is for the LP to remain intact even as some of its members coalesce with the new majority bloc in the House

Belmonte: 'Sizeable number of LP members still on my side'

Majority of Filipinos approve of Aquino's work – Pulse Asia survey

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Only President Benigno Aquino III gets a majority approval rating while none of the country's top officials get a majority trust rating in the March 2016 Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan survey

Majority of Filipinos approve of Aquino's work – Pulse Asia survey

PH mourns death of 'great Filipino' Jovy Salonga

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:48 PM

'His life stands as a reproach to all those who would put personal gain ahead of public service; who would lower the standards of public discourse; and who would sacrifice human rights and the rule of law either for personal or partisan advantage,' says Malacañang

PH mourns death of 'great Filipino' Jovy Salonga

Aquino, Binay, other officials get lower approval ratings

Feb 12, 2016 - 2:31 PM

None of the country's top 5 officials, led by President Benigno Aquino III, get majority approval and trust ratings in the January 2016 Pulse Asia survey

Aquino, Binay, other officials get lower approval ratings

16th Congress adjourns: Which bills endorsed by Aquino did it pass?

Feb 07, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Not passing the proposed Bangsamoro law, the FOI Act, and anti-political dynasty bill doesn't mean Congress wasn't working hard in the last 3 years

16th Congress adjourns: Which bills endorsed by Aquino did it pass?

Poe’s DQ case, SSS pension hike veto, TPP deal signed | 12PM wRap

Feb 04, 2016 - 1:01 PM

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Poe’s DQ case, SSS pension hike veto, TPP deal signed | 12PM wRap

Congress adjourns, no vote to override Aquino SSS pension veto

Feb 03, 2016 - 7:12 PM

(UPDATED) About 100 senior citizens who have trooped to the House of Representatives are outraged: congressmen should stand by the bill they passed

Congress adjourns, no vote to override Aquino SSS pension veto

HRET, SC uphold rulings to remove Reyes as Marinduque rep

Jan 27, 2016 - 7:36 PM

But House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr is still 'studying' whether to swear in Lord Allan Velasco to replace his (Belmonte's) party mate Regina Ongsiako Reyes

HRET, SC uphold rulings to remove Reyes as Marinduque rep

Aquino tops, Binay bounces back in Pulse Asia poll

Jan 06, 2016 - 12:12 PM

(UPDATED) Five months before the presidential polls, Vice President Jejomar Binay gains ground in the latest Pulse Asia survey on top leaders’ public approval and trust

Aquino tops, Binay bounces back in Pulse Asia poll

Homestretch: Will FOI, Bangsamoro, anti-political dynasty bills be dead in 2016?

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 16th Congress has only 17 session days left in 2016 to pass these major pieces of legislation that could be the Aquino administration's legacy

Homestretch: Will FOI, Bangsamoro, anti-political dynasty bills be dead in 2016?

Quality over quantity: House passes bills 'needed by our people' in 2015

Dec 24, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says the House of Representatives focused this year on 'quality and responsive legislation': 'Hindi ito paramihan ng numero'

Quality over quantity: House passes bills 'needed by our people' in 2015

House approves bill increasing gov't pay

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The proposed measure aims to increase the base pay of public sector employees by 45% after 4 tranches

House approves bill increasing gov't pay

Global terrorism highlights need to pass Bangsamoro bill

Dec 02, 2015 - 5:21 PM

The Philippines is prone to threats like ISIS, says former senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani

Global terrorism highlights need to pass Bangsamoro bill

EXPLAINER: Is income tax reform dead?

Nov 27, 2015 - 8:22 AM

24 bills have been filed but all are stuck at the House committee level

EXPLAINER: Is income tax reform dead?

House panel launches agenda for 17th Congress to fulfill SDGs

Nov 23, 2015 - 7:18 PM

The bills in the list have been pending at the committee level but failed to be passed due to 'time constraints'

House panel launches agenda for 17th Congress to fulfill SDGs

Presidential bets on taxes, infra and the charter

Oct 27, 2015 - 5:07 PM

4 main presidential contenders face businessmen at a forum of the Philippine Business Conference and Expo on October 27 and lay out their economic programs

Presidential bets on taxes, infra and the charter

Belmonte is ruling coalition’s campaign manager

Oct 12, 2015 - 11:17 AM

The veteran politician will run the campaign of the Daang Matuwid coalition

Belmonte is ruling coalition’s campaign manager

Leni Robredo gave informal consent to be Roxas' VP – Belmonte

Sep 30, 2015 - 3:37 PM

But Speaker Sonny Belmonte says the Camarines Sur Representative is still talking it over with her 3 daughters, who are against a vice presidential run for their mother

Leni Robredo gave informal consent to be Roxas' VP – Belmonte

LP stalwarts still want Grace Poe as Mar's VP

Jul 31, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte says Poe would be the "perfect" running mate of Roxas, citing her "clean" image as reason.

LP stalwarts still want Grace Poe as Mar's VP

Comelec gets Congress backing amid court cases

Jul 29, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The Comelec meets with leaders of Congress as the poll body faces 3 Supreme Court petitions 'seeking to halt automation'

Comelec gets Congress backing amid court cases

P3 trillion: PH's biggest nat'l budget submitted to Congress

Jul 28, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Social and economic services get the biggest chunk of the budget – P1.1 trillion

P3 trillion: PH's biggest nat'l budget submitted to Congress

FULL TEXT: Belmonte details House priority bills

Jul 27, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr reiterates his call to amend the restrictive economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution

FULL TEXT: Belmonte details House priority bills

'Mind your own party,' Palace tells Binay

Jul 25, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay should focus on telling the people his plans for the country instead of 'meddling' in the affairs of other political parties, says Malacañang

'Mind your own party,' Palace tells Binay

VP Binay gets highest trust, approval ratings in Pulse Asia survey

Jun 22, 2015 - 1:32 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay obtains the only majority trust rating in Pulse Asia's June survey, and tops Aquino in the approval ratings

VP Binay gets highest trust, approval ratings in Pulse Asia survey

House adjourns session without charter change vote

Jun 10, 2015 - 11:33 PM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says there were not enough numbers to call for a vote

House adjourns session without charter change vote

Senate, House set to remove Bangsamoro bill's opt-in clause

Jun 09, 2015 - 7:01 PM

The option for outside areas to join the proposed Bangsamoro government 'is a polarizing provision that only invites opposition,' says Senate President Drilon

Senate, House set to remove Bangsamoro bill's opt-in clause