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Pimentel, 8 other senators fly to France to strengthen PH-EU ties

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:14 AM

This comes amid President Rodrigo Duterte's criticism of the European Union for criticizing human rights violations and his bloody drug war

Pimentel, 8 other senators fly to France to strengthen PH-EU ties

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:06 PM

As anti-discrimination legislation languishes in Congress, removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students

P46 million mistakenly withdrawn from BPI during system glitch

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:36 AM

BPI president and CEO Cezar Consing says 'most if not all' of the amount has been returned, with a majority of affected accounts involving those owned by small businesses

P46 million mistakenly withdrawn from BPI during system glitch

CA showed ‘ignorance of law’ in Ilocos execs detention case – Alvarez

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez advises Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and CA Presiding Justice Andres Reyes to ‘discipline’ their justices

CA showed ‘ignorance of law’ in Ilocos execs detention case – Alvarez

Senate bill seeks jail time for gov't officials spreading fake news

Jun 22, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Under Senate Bill 1492, any person found guilty will be punished with a fine ranging from P100,000 to P5 million and one to 5 years imprisonment, while public officials will be subjected to stiffer penalties

Senate bill seeks jail time for gov't officials spreading fake news

LIVE: House hearing on BPI, BDO glitches

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:29 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on BPI, BDO glitches

House panels eye recommendation of charges vs Resorts World

Jun 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The House ends its probe into the deadly attack on the hotel-casino, with findings and recommendations expected to be out by next week

House panels eye recommendation of charges vs Resorts World

Resorts World security chief admits to using fake name

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Armeen Gomez tells lawmakers he was named Armenio, but gives a vague explanation before invoking his right against self-incrimination

Resorts World security chief admits to using fake name

Koko Pimentel cites 'good returns' of Duterte's foreign trips

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:52 PM

'Let us look at the returns of the trips. Even if there is no return, we should understand; we are the ASEAN chair,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III in defense of President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign trip expenses

Koko Pimentel cites 'good returns' of Duterte's foreign trips

Isabela lawmaker admits to gambling, defends politicians in casinos

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The lawmaker who filed the bill seeking a P3,000 casino entrance fee admits he also gambles, but argues the law does not prohibit legislators from doing so

Isabela lawmaker admits to gambling, defends politicians in casinos

BPI, BDO take preventive measures to avoid repeat of glitches, fraud

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Testimonies of bank representatives before the Senate reveal loopholes that made their systems vulnerable

BPI, BDO take preventive measures to avoid repeat of glitches, fraud

House holds final hearing on Resorts World attack

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:08 PM

David Chua, chairman of Travellers International Hotel Group that owns and operates Resorts World, has been subpoenaed to appear on Wednesday, June 21

House holds final hearing on Resorts World attack

Valuables stolen from Resorts World victims during attack, says lawmaker

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Victim Elizabeth Panlilio-Gonzales, the late wife of Representative Aurelio Gonzales Jr, allegedly loses a Rolex watch, jewelry, as well as her ATM and credit cards during the attack

Valuables stolen from Resorts World victims during attack, says lawmaker

Senators hit Aguirre for downgrading charges vs Espinosa slay cops

Jun 20, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Senators say the decision was 'anomalous, questionable, and an insult to the Senate' that investigated the killing

Senators hit Aguirre for downgrading charges vs Espinosa slay cops

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Senators on Duterte's foreign trips: Outcome more important than expenses

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:39 PM

'For me, the most important aspect is the outcome of the trip,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, who joined at least 2 trips abroad

Senators on Duterte's foreign trips: Outcome more important than expenses

House raises P13 million for Marawi victims

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will be creating a committee to facilitate the trust fund for Marawi City

House raises P13 million for Marawi victims

De Lima in jail: 'I never imagined Duterte would be this vindictive'

Jun 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

‘Everything had to happen the way they happened. I had to be the counterweight to the selfish, inhumane, and reckless leadership of the Duterte administration.’

De Lima in jail: 'I never imagined Duterte would be this vindictive'

Fiscalizer no more? Senate protects Duterte while he's popular

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:30 AM

During the first year of the administration, the Senate majority clears President Duterte in investigations, but is non-comittal toward his priority bills

Fiscalizer no more? Senate protects Duterte while he's popular

SC asks Congress to explain why they did not convene on martial law

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court en banc gives the Senate and the House of Representatives 10 days to submit their comment

SC asks Congress to explain why they did not convene on martial law

A year later, the House remains Duterte’s loyal defender

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The House has consistently shown it will protect the President from his critics, with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leading the charge

A year later, the House remains Duterte’s loyal defender

After criticisms, Villar clarifies she won't file bill vs unlimited rice

Jun 15, 2017 - 11:57 AM

'I just voiced out my concern that eating too much rice is one of the main causes of high blood sugar that leads to diabetes,' Senator Cynthia Villar clarifies in a statement

After criticisms, Villar clarifies she won't file bill vs unlimited rice

More security lapses uncovered as House probes Resorts World attack

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Testimonies from police officials and hotel security reveal a lack of coordination among those deployed to pursue gunman Jessie Carlos

More security lapses uncovered as House probes Resorts World attack

Police, casino guard had 'misencounter' during Resorts World attack

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Resorts World Manila COO Stephen Reilly says this shows 'there [was] a degree of confusion' among security forces on the ground during the attack

Police, casino guard had 'misencounter' during Resorts World attack

Dela Rosa slammed over 'premature' info on Resorts World deaths

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Parañaque 2nd District Representative Gustavo Tambunting hits PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa for initially saying only the gunman died in the attack

Dela Rosa slammed over 'premature' info on Resorts World deaths

'300 rounds' of gunfire during Resorts World attack

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Resorts World Manila president Kingson Sian says victims who were hiding – and eventually died of suffocation – likely thought there was more than one gunman

'300 rounds' of gunfire during Resorts World attack

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

Senate minority to Congress, SC: Preserve independence, democracy

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Senate minority bloc also urges the public to fight for democracy amid the proliferation of fake news

Senate minority to Congress, SC: Preserve independence, democracy

Alejano wants commission to rename Philippines

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:50 PM

'If we want to be truly independent, then we should throw away the bonds of colonialism by establishing our own national identity,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

Alejano wants commission to rename Philippines

Calida, Marawi clash, Comey | Midday wRap

Jun 09, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Calida, Marawi clash, Comey | Midday wRap

Lawmaker wants P3,000-casino entrance fee after Resorts World attack

Jun 09, 2017 - 1:25 PM

'It only seeks to address some poor people who have no more money and yet go inside and gamble all they have left for their families,' says Isabela 1st District Representative Rodolfo Albano III

Lawmaker wants P3,000-casino entrance fee after Resorts World attack

Senators urge DOLE to prepare for 'worst' amid Middle East crisis

Jun 09, 2017 - 10:13 AM

They also call on the government to create livelihood opportunities for affected Filipino workers, as provided under the Overseas Workers Welfare Act of 2016

Senators urge DOLE to prepare for 'worst' amid Middle East crisis

Calida: Supreme Court should prevail on martial law

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:20 PM

But for Solicitor General Jose Calida, Congress only has to convene in a joint session if it will revoke President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration

Calida: Supreme Court should prevail on martial law

Alvarez, Aguirre, Comey | Evening wRap

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Alvarez, Aguirre, Comey | Evening wRap

Lawmakers seek House probe into BPI system glitch

Jun 08, 2017 - 6:05 PM

3 AKO Bicol representatives file a resolution calling for a probe into the matter as BPI clients remain unable to withdraw money through ATMs

Lawmakers seek House probe into BPI system glitch

Congress to ignore any SC martial law order – Alvarez

Jun 08, 2017 - 2:20 PM

'O, mag-issue ng direktiba ang Supreme Court... Punitin ko 'yan,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on the 3 petitions regarding martial law

Congress to ignore any SC martial law order – Alvarez

Resorts World to fund education of victims’ children until college

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Resorts World also vows to pay P1 million each to the victims' families and P500,000 to those injured during the attack

Resorts World to fund education of victims’ children until college

House starts probe into Resorts World attack

Jun 07, 2017 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers hold a hearing at NAIA-3 Wednesday, June 7, and plan to conduct an ocular inspection at the crime scene from across the street

House starts probe into Resorts World attack

Ex-senator, bishops file 3rd petition on martial law before SC

Jun 07, 2017 - 2:19 PM

The petitioners stress the importance of holding a public deliberation on martial law so Filipinos are 'informed of the factual bases of the declaration'

Ex-senator, bishops file 3rd petition on martial law before SC

House to clip Pagcor powers after Resorts World attack

Jun 07, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Pagcor head Andrea Domingo says Resorts World failed to comply with a recent advisory to strengthen security measures

House to clip Pagcor powers after Resorts World attack

U.S. holds breath for high-stakes Comey hearing

Jun 07, 2017 - 10:17 AM

The US capital will grind to a halt as sacked FBI chief James Comey testifies about whether President Donald Trump pressured him to halt a probe into an advisor's links to Russia

U.S. holds breath for high-stakes Comey hearing

Martial law: When Congress defaults, Supreme Court can step in

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) Congress’ refusal to convene is tantamount to a waiver, in favor of the Supreme Court, of the legislature's priority in performing the duty to reviewing the martial law declaration

Martial law: When Congress defaults, Supreme Court can step in

De Lima, lawyers petition SC to compel Congress to convene on martial law

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) The petition for mandamus has the support of 331 lawyers who signed the annex included in the petition

De Lima, lawyers petition SC to compel Congress to convene on martial law

One with Marawi

Jun 06, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The life that was once carefully planned in preparation for a promising future has now taken a sudden turn, and now one must make room for adjustments

One with Marawi

Opposition lawmakers want SC to nullify martial law

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:46 AM

6 members of the House opposition bloc believe the President's Proclamation Number 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao is 'bereft of sufficient factual basis'

Opposition lawmakers want SC to nullify martial law

Senate, House end 1st year with 4 laws passed

Jun 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM

There are 7 bills awaiting President Rodrigo Duterte's signature, including the Free Internet Access in Public Places, Free Higher Education, and the extension of validity of passports and driver's licenses

Senate, House end 1st year with 4 laws passed

Trump agenda imperiled in distracted U.S. Congress

Jun 04, 2017 - 4:09 PM

In the absence of major legislative victories, and with crises roiling the White House, the Trump administration is desperate for a rallying win

Trump agenda imperiled in distracted U.S. Congress

IN PHOTOS: What to eat at the World Street Food Congress 2017

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Here's a look at what the stalls are serving up!

IN PHOTOS: What to eat at the World Street Food Congress 2017

Mt Province Rep Maximo Dalog dies

Jun 03, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr calls the late Mountain Province Representative Maximo Dalog a 'wise man and leader' of the Cordilleran legislators

Mt Province Rep Maximo Dalog dies

Aguirre: Martial law can result in constitutional crisis

Jun 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM

In the event of a clash between Congress and the Supreme Court on martial law, which will prevail?

Aguirre: Martial law can result in constitutional crisis