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Aquino: 'Significant effort' to curb illegal drugs during my term

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

'Drugs is just one aspect.The other aspect is: how do you grow the economy to fund the resources for education, health, and infrastructure?' says the former president

Aquino: 'Significant effort' to curb illegal drugs during my term

No opposition? Aquino reflects on LP

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

'Could we have done it better? Where were we wrong?' asks former president Benigno Aquino III a year after he stepped down from office

No opposition? Aquino reflects on LP

LP lawmakers call for thorough debate on martial law extension

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:24 PM

LP legislators promise to properly assess whether or not Congress should grant President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year

LP lawmakers call for thorough debate on martial law extension

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What liberalism, LP, and yellow really mean

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Can you tell the difference between liberalism, the Liberal Party, and the Yellow Movement?

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: What liberalism, LP, and yellow really mean

Liberal Party: Aquino actions in Mamasapano 'in good faith'

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The LP 'sees his actions in relation to Mamasapano as imperatives in good faith to advance the cause of justice and peace in Mindanao,' says party president Senator Francis Pangilinan

Liberal Party: Aquino actions in Mamasapano 'in good faith'

Why Leni Robredo can't be full-on opposition

Jun 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The Vice President cannot risk completely disengaging from government. Her access to the President and Cabinet members can advance her pro-poor agenda.

Why Leni Robredo can't be full-on opposition

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Liberal Party's 'rebranding' is a hard and messy work in progress, as Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Being 'dilawan' in the Duterte-controlled House

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency, the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided

Being 'dilawan' in the Duterte-controlled House

Aguirre stands by order to probe opposition for alleged destab plot

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:56 PM

(UPDATED) Even after the discovery of false claims and an old unrelated photo, Aguirre stands by his Department Order 385 to probe into a supposed destabilization plot by opposition leaders

Aguirre stands by order to probe opposition for alleged destab plot

Opposition senators seek joint session on martial law

May 29, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The joint congressional session is needed to check the 'validity of the proclamation' and to 'prevent abuses,' all 6 minority senators say in a resolution

Opposition senators seek joint session on martial law

Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

May 23, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her former election rival has some explaining to do on the questionable contract with a maintenance provider under his term as transportation chief

Poe to invite Roxas to next Senate hearing on MRT3 mess

House opposition backs De Lima's request to join Senate debates

May 22, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The 7 members of the House opposition bloc go to Camp Crame to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima, who is 'in high spirits'

House opposition backs De Lima's request to join Senate debates

Online bashers target Robredo's new radio show

May 21, 2017 - 11:44 AM

'Gusto nating maging daan ang program para alisin ang lahat ng negatibo,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, as she urges critics to tune in to BISErbisyong LENI first before tagging it as a destabilization tool

Online bashers target Robredo's new radio show

Duterte, Sato, Cayetano | Evening wRap

May 17, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte, Sato, Cayetano | Evening wRap

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

May 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

With more LP lawmakers possibly jumping ship to PDP-Laban, it may soon lack the minimum 24 members required to maintain its slot in the CA

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

May 16, 2017 - 12:48 PM

I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal-democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang

How I became a 'Yellowtard'

Poe blames Roxas for MRT3 mess

May 15, 2017 - 3:50 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says there is no need yet to invite her former election rival to the ongoing Senate probe

Poe blames Roxas for MRT3 mess

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

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

May 10, 2017 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) In defending their departure from LP, Representatives Geraldine Roman and Alfred Vargas say there is 'overwhelming' support for President Rodrigo Duterte in their respective districts

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

Yellow no more: Roman, 3 other LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

May 10, 2017 - 1:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Liberal Party lawmakers in the House are now down to 28 as an impeachment complaint looms against the party chairperson, Vice President Leni Robredo

Yellow no more: Roman, 3 other LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

May 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The former LP president has kept mostly to himself, save for the occasional camping selfie and food recommendation, and when he had to speak up about the hero's burial for the dictator

A year later, Mar Roxas enjoys the quiet of private life

Senate minority plans to ask court to let De Lima vote on 'critical' bills

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:20 PM

If the court has allowed the furlough of former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla, it should also allow Senator Leila de Lima to perform her duties as senator, says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Senate minority plans to ask court to let De Lima vote on 'critical' bills

Death penalty bill already 'dead' in Senate – Drilon

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says at least 13 senators are expected to thumb down the Duterte administration's priority measure

Death penalty bill already 'dead' in Senate – Drilon

De Lima urges LP party mates to support Duterte impeachment

Apr 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

'I hope that my party mates uphold the oath each one of us took before the Filipino electorate to fight tyranny and corruption by defending the rule of law, civil liberties, and human rights,' says the detained senator

De Lima urges LP party mates to support Duterte impeachment

Time 100 List, Liberal Party, Trump | Midday wRap

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

Time 100 List, Liberal Party, Trump | Midday wRap

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

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Friday.

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

LP House majority won’t support Duterte, Robredo impeachment

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:06 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says this 'common consensus' was reached during a meeting of 15 LP House majority caucus members with their party chair, Vice President Leni Robredo

LP House majority won’t support Duterte, Robredo impeachment

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 20-26, 2017

Mar 26, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hello! Here's a round-up of videos from the past week you need to watch

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 20-26, 2017

Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector'

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Ciriticized for supposedly bending over backwards for President Rodrigo Duterte, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III maintains he's no 'clone' of the popular Chief Executive

Koko Pimentel: His father's son, the President's 'protector'

Quimbo confident Alvarez will be prudent on impeachment complaint

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the House of Representatives should just focus on important legislation and not on the impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo

Quimbo confident Alvarez will be prudent on impeachment complaint

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says there are many smart lawmakers in the House who will refuse to be used in political infighting

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader

Alvarez urged to endorse impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Marcos loyalists Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez, the complainants, accuse Vice President Leni Robredo of betraying public trust. But LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo slams the complaint as 'baseless'.

Alvarez urged to endorse impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Planned impeachment complaint vs Robredo 'leaves bad taste' – opposition

Mar 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's plan to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo will be 'construed as vindictive and unfair'

Planned impeachment complaint vs Robredo 'leaves bad taste' – opposition

LP senators urge Pimentel to focus on issues, not Robredo's impeachment

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:44 AM

'Let us, the country’s elected national leaders, all return the focus on what the people sent us to the Senate to do: to improve their and their children’s lives,' the Liberal Party senators say in a joint statement

LP senators urge Pimentel to focus on issues, not Robredo's impeachment

Alvarez mulls filing impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the complaint could be about Vice President Leni Robredo's 'betrayal of public trust' for her criticism of the war on drugs in a video sent to the UN

Alvarez mulls filing impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Duterte impeachment complaint, Leila de Lima, McDonalds | Midday wRap

Mar 17, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Maria Ressa

Duterte impeachment complaint, Leila de Lima, McDonalds | Midday wRap

Robredo behind Duterte impeach move – Alvarez

Mar 17, 2017 - 10:07 AM

(UPDATED) Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, the lawmaker who filed the complaint, denies the accusation, saying 'this is solely the decision of the Magdalo'

Robredo behind Duterte impeach move – Alvarez

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

Mar 16, 2017 - 9:37 PM

PART 2: Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the charge to whip the votes and bring back the death penalty in the country, a pet bill of President Rodrigo Duterte

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:10 PM

LP secretary-general Jose Christopher Belmonte says it is 'heartwarming' that none of the party's lawmakers are willing to take the place of their ousted colleagues

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:38 AM

PART 1: Lawmakers are initially ambivalent about their stance on the death penalty bill, but a few tweaks on its provisions finally convince them to support the measure

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

Duterte appointees 'destabilizing' gov't – Pangilinan

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan cites as examples the troubles besetting the PNP, Bureau of Immigration, Tourism Promotions Board, and the DFA

Duterte appointees 'destabilizing' gov't – Pangilinan

Robredo counts on sectoral members for LP strength amid 'culture of fear'

Mar 09, 2017 - 4:39 PM

'We will have a very difficult time convincing most of the politician members of the party to make their voices heard, to try to be game changers,' says Vice President Leni Robredo of the once ruling Liberal Party

Robredo counts on sectoral members for LP strength amid 'culture of fear'

4 death penalty votes that surprised us

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Some representatives voted contrary to their previous public statements or their party stand. What made them change their mind?

4 death penalty votes that surprised us

Sotto: Senate won't pass death penalty bill before June closing

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Even pro-death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson expects the measure not to make it in the Senate

Sotto: Senate won't pass death penalty bill before June closing

Suarez not threatened by LP possibly joining opposition bloc

Mar 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Congressmen under the bloc of Minority Leader Danilo Suarez assert that Liberal Party representatives cannot just declare they are the House minority if they break away from PDP-Laban

Suarez not threatened by LP possibly joining opposition bloc

War on drugs, Senate, Samsung | Evening wRap

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:51 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

War on drugs, Senate, Samsung | Evening wRap

Pimentel should've talked to LP senators first – Recto

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:21 PM

'If I were the Senate President at that time, I would have talked to Senator Drilon and told him, I think we cannot work together, so just resign'

Pimentel should've talked to LP senators first – Recto

Aquino's 'guidance' to LP: 'It's time to speak up'

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says he is 'definitely' bothered by Senator Leila de Lima's arrest and the Senate reorganization that affected Liberal Party members

Aquino's 'guidance' to LP: 'It's time to speak up'

Will LP bolt House majority? Decision after death penalty vote

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) Liberal Party stalwarts say their party mates are willing to lose their House leadership titles should they vote against the controversial death penalty measure

Will LP bolt House majority? Decision after death penalty vote

After LP ouster, Drilon is new Senate minority leader

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Six senators now comprise the minority bloc: Franklin Drilon, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Francis Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros, Leila de Lima, and Antonio Trillanes IV

After LP ouster, Drilon is new Senate minority leader