'You have to have many scientists – Filipino scientists – who are passionate about the country and those who do not forget their country,' says Arman Ali Ghodsinia
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The House has consistently shown it will protect the President from his critics, with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leading the charge
Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency, the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided
(UPDATED) From touching scenes in crisis-hit Marawi City to protests in Metro Manila, here is a look at how Filipinos celebrated the 119th anniversary of the declaration of the country's independence
Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court
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
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
(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
(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
Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr's removal from the House contingent to the Commission on Appointments comes a day before a House probe into his banana firm's operations
Protesters decry the promotion of Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año, but he is adamant he never knew Jonas Burgos
'We have not seen the end of this,' Budget Secretary Diokno says
Vice President Robredo and House Speaker Alvarez get the highest disapproval and distrust ratings among the 5 top officials. The 3 highest officials – President Duterte, Robredo, and Senate President Pimentel – still get the trust and performance approval of majority of Filipinos.
Former president Benigno Aquino III has 15 days to respond to the motion to charge him with usurpation of legislative power, graft, and malversation over the Disbursement Acceleration Program
(UPDATED) 'I know Secretary Sueno to be a kind, low-key, and religious person,' says the Senate President of ex-DILG chief Ismael Sueno
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano believes the rift between the two Duterte allies points to cracks in the ruling PDP-Laban
In Barangay Bakod Bayan, Cabanatuan City, some 131 Badjao families live comfortably in housing units given for free by the DSWD and the city government
Bayan Muna says the Ombudsman 'attempted to shield' Aquino from liability by zeroing in on an Abad-signed circular
'Wala kayong problema sa akin. Delicadeza,' adds President Rodrigo Duterte
The Sandiganbayan rejects the appeal of Doloreich Dumaluan, former mayor of Panglao, Bohol
Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate says criminality stems from a backward society, where only a few and the foreigners decide the affairs
(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
'We are one with the President for the development of our province and the country,' says Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr
Protesters raise several issues as they commemorate the 31st EDSA People Power uprising
Leftist groups ask President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his campaign promise to seal a peace deal with communist rebels
Habang papalabas ako ng Palasyo at sa aking paglalakad, isang foreign journalist na nagla-live report ang aking nadaanan at nakaringgan na ganito ang sinasabi: 'We, the Americans, like to think we taught Filipinos democracy. Tonight, they are teaching the world.'
(3rd UPDATE) 'I hope Secretary Aguirre isn't losing his marbles....He is not supposed to be in the business of peddling conspiracy theories, much less engaging in character assassination,' says the former senator accused of bribing inmates to help Senator Leila de Lima
The findings of the left-leaning groups contradict that of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, which cleared the HTI of safety violations
Antonio Moncupa Jr, who also heads the PDP-Laban policy think tank, gets the endorsement of the ruling party
'[Ang] mga deputy speakers [at committee chairpersons] na 'di sasama sa administration bill, papalitan po natin,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo says this proposal is 'already a great victory for tax reform advocates'
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.
Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the supposed plot against President Rodrigo Duterte is 'all hogwash'
'I promised that it would come your way before the year ends. I’m very sorry, but that’s how it is. I do not own the money,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
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
They are the recipients of the 2016 Presidential Lingkod Bayan, Dangal ng Bayan, and Civil Service Commission (CSC) Pagasa awards
President Duterte thanks this year's batch of exemplary government workers for going the extra mile in public service
Adrienne Onday hung a cardboard sign around her that said "We could all be drug pusher."
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says LP breaking away from PDP-Laban will 'energize' efforts to oppose policies that are unconstitutional and not in the people's best interests
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'We, former student leaders of the UPD University Student Council, express our strongest condemnation for the burial of the dictator in the resting place of heroes'
President Rodrigo Duterte tells PAGCOR he wants the community pharmacies to give free medicines to the poor
(UPDATED) Protests against the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Heroes' Cemetery take place all over the country and even outside the country
'We cannot allow the present administration to tolerate impunity by giving hero status to a dictator who has so wronged the people,' the groups say
Protesters in Negros Occidental remember the atrocities during Martial Law, foremost of which was the Escalante Massacre of 1985
'Carmma is pushing to broaden the front because we think that the issue is shared by many sectors [and] institutions,' says anti-Marcos group spokesperson Bonifacio Ilagan
(4th UPDATE) Rally organizers call for anti-Marcos mobilizations to continue as well in key cities across the country
(3rd UPDATE) One group of petitioners will still file a motion for reconsideration with the Supreme Court, while another will file a motion for contempt against the government and the Marcos family
Senate President Aqulino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president, says party efforts to lead the country's shift to federalism will be in full swing by 2017