Will the cop linked to the killing of a detained mayor eventually be promoted to senior superintendent?
The Senate is set to constitute a committee of the whole to discuss the controversial tax reform bill with the country's economic managers
House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the technical working group will recommend amendments to the Constitution to pave the way for federalism
Leaders of the 17th Congress also prioritize measures on national land use, government procurement, and creation of the disaster response and management department, which the President mentioned in his SONA
'It's not Sonny's job singly, or it's not his fault at all, that we seem slow. And we are not slow. He's been hearing it,' says Senator Loren Legarda after the President zeroed in on Senator Juan Edgardo Angara
But the PNP chief tells senators that impunity will not happen under his watch, amid concerns over Superintendent Marvin Marcos' return to the police force
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'I would suggest to the Senate – there are 24 sovereignties in the Senate, you cannot dictate to the senators, that's my experience – to act in accordance with their perception of what is best for the people'
(UPDATED) The US Senate votes to proceed with a debate on Republican plans to repeal Barack Obama's health care reforms, but the chamber soon votes down a Republican plan to repeal and replace it
'Big day for HealthCare. After 7 years of talking, we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate!' Trump tweets
House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez's counter-State of the Nation Address is less scathing compared to that of Albay Representative Edcel Lagman
The proposed Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act seeks to require the LTO to issue bigger and reflectorized license plates
Senator Francis Escudero says his committee will review if there is a need to launch a Senate probe into the P900-million internal fraud at Metrobank
The Senate and the House of Representatives would now convene a bicameral conference committee to thresh out differences between their versions of the bill
'I don't see the death penalty being revived under his watch or at least with the present composition of the Senate,' says pro-death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson
Trump strongly warns Republicans that they must pass health care reform, taking his party to task and bluntly declaring that 'Obamacare is death'
President Rodrigo Duterte's second SONA ran for about two hours – with a huge chunk of it unscripted
The President tells Senator Angara to 'watch out in the elections' after noticing the legislator did not clap on his request for the passage of the tax reform bill
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President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates in his SONA that the 'essence' of the death penalty is retribution for the victims of heinous crimes
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says 'the most' the Senate can do – as a 'gesture of friendship' to the House which had already passed its version – is to discuss the administration measure
Senate President talks about an agenda that will, among others, ease the burden of working and middle class Filipinos
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the chamber will also prioritize the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, anti-terrorism measures, and universal healthcare
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With the 5-month extension of martial law in Mindanao, safeguards should be put in place to deter human rights violations, says Vice President Leni Robredo
Senator Francis Pangilinan maintains the President's grounds for declaring martial law in Mindanao is unconstitutional
How do senators and lawmakers justify their vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31?
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon argues there is no evidence presented to establish the necessity of putting the entire Mindanao under a longer martial rule
Senator Risa Hontiveros believes government troops do not need an extended period of martial law to quell the rebel forces in Mindanao
ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says history has proven that armed rebellion is not the solution to address the problems in Mindanao
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro believes there was no valid ground for the government to declare martial law in Mindanao in the first place
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman maintains President Rodrigo Duterte had no sufficient factual basis in declaring martial law in Mindanao
'Hindi puwedeng magbulag-bulagan ang Kongreso sa kawalan ng mga kongkretong batayan ng rebelyon at threat to public safety,' says Gabriela Represenative Emmi de Jesus as she opposed the martial law extension
'Paano kung gayon magiging lunas ang isang bagay na lalong nagpapalala ng sakit?' asks Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas as she opposed the martial law extension in Mindanao
CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna argues the country 'must win at all costs' against the terrorists attacking parts of Mindanao
'Kalabisan ang pagpataw ng martial law,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate as he explains his no vote for the extension of the Mindanao martial rule
'Paano kung masanay tayo?' asks Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte as he warned against the possible effects of an extended martial law
The overwhelming vote for the extension is not surprising, as President Duterte counts majority of lawmakers as allies. Mara Cepeda files this report.
A total of 261 lawmakers voted in favor of extending martial law in Mindanao, 18 voted against it, and zero abstained
(3rd UPDATE) Lawmakers vote 261-18 to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao
(UPDATED) Samira Gutoc-Tomawis recounts stories of violent interrogations, unburied bodies, and a Muslim woman who stripped off her clothes in an evacuation center after suffering a mental breakdown
(UPDATED) The administrator of martial law in Mindanao assures lawmakers that there is no plan to expand martial rule to Luzon and Visayas
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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
It put Trump's son and son-in-law at the center of a burgeoning scandal involving multiple US investigations into whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow in its efforts to tilt the 2016 election
In his letter to Congress, President Rodrigo Duterte says the government is not yet capable of neutralizing well-equipped terrorists in Marawi by July 22
President Rodrigo Duterte sends his letter to Congress on July 18 – 4 days before his martial law declaration in Mindanao expires
(UPDATED) The President also asks the Senate and the House to hold a special session to tackle his request. This session will be on Saturday, July 22.