Duterte is using a sledgehammer to take on a job that is properly accomplished with precision tools. It is the convenient but indiscriminate weapon of an authoritarian leader.
'Responsible officials of this administration [should] personally brief senators on the declaration of martial law,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
'We have no intentions of revoking, therefore we (the Senate and the House of Representatives) need not meet jointly,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III
The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam
In separate statements, lawmakers also condemn the Marawi clashes, with some of them questioning the move to put Mindanao under martial law
(UPDATED) Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination, as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing, following the confusion over the new law
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the decision of the Senate in the case of then detained senator Juan Ponce Enrile would likely apply to Senator Leila de Lima
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Here for a fact-finding mission, members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union will visit detained Senator Leila de Lima in Camp Crame
The transaction values SPi Global at $330 million (P16.42 billion)
'They have made matters complicated, when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, referring to the implementing rules
Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV asks why the Philippines is rejecting the European Union's supposed interference, but allowing China to make threats
'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
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign Danilo Lim's appointment papers on May 22, before the chief executive leaves for Russia
Did the state-run news agency misquote DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III?
President Rodrigo Duterte, addressing ABS-CBN chairman Gabby Lopez, launches another curse-filled tirade against the TV network
The Senate and the House of Representatives have agreed on the final version of the proposed measure
I am a yellowtard because I would rather take clumsy liberal-democrats over a maniacal murderer in Malacañang
The department plans to pick up where Task Force Agila left last March. It may need to investigate local officials also on issues of criminality and corruption.
It is expected to remedy the fear of witnesses to testify against vigilante-style killers and accused cops
The price of a Toyota Camry 3.5 V6 A/T will surge to over P3.030 million in 2019 from the current P2.153 million, based on a pending bill
By naming soldiers to civilian posts, Philippine presidents think they are able to tame and temper a politicized military
The Balik Scientist Bill seeks to institutionalize the program of the Department of Science and Technology that encourages overseas Filipino scientists to return and serve the country
'While Congress could appropriate, it would have nothing more to do during the budget execution stage. The determination of the availability of savings is the technical province of the DBM,' Aquino says in his comment to the Ombudsman
But Senator Panfilo Lacson, committee vice chairman, doubts they have jurisdiction over the complaint since the incident happened during a Commission on Appointments hearing
Women's groups want the Senate ethics committee to 'impose a sanction' on the senator, 'commensurate to [his] insult'
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says a measure amending the Solo Parents' Welfare Act could be passed by December
Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says someone clearly 'lied' about voting in favor of former environment secretary Gina Lopez
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
Government officials and business leaders from the Philippines also encourage potential participants to come to the Philippines and invest
The actor turned Senate leader attributes his rise to 'Eat Bulaga,' the popular noontime show that helped propel him to power and which critics use against him
Assistant Secretary for Plans and Programs pimaco Densing III is 'designated to oversee the Local Government Academy particularly in handling federalism matters'
Due to the secret voting done by the Commission on Appointments, the public can only take the lawmakers' word whether they voted to confirm or reject the environment secretary
Ricky Sta Isabel, the fourth suspect in the two cases, did not appear at the arraignment, prompting the judge to order the issuance of a subpoena for Sta Isabel to show at the pre-trial on July 19
Senator Tito Sotto justifies using on DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo a joke from his noontime show, saying those who got offended were being 'overly sensitive'
Today, for the first time in more than a decade, Ateneo finds itself a castaway from the halls of power. The most powerful man in the country despises us as a haven of the yellowtards and oligarchs he despises.
(UPDATED) The DSWD chief, during her confirmation hearing, replies: 'Senator Sotto, I teach women's studies. We respect all kinds of families and that includes solo parents'
The measure seeks to integrate mental health services into the national health system to make them more affordable and accessible
Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV also criticizes PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa's defense of the secret cell, saying it encourages a 'culture of impunity'
The President says the government will deputize trade union leaders as labor inspectors to fast-track the crackdown on companies that practice 'endo'
This will connect the country's main international gateway to Newport City, potentially increasing foot traffic to tycoon Andrew Tan's development
A national minimum wage is among the issues expected to be taken up when President Rodrigo Duterte meets with labor groups on May 1
Senators call for ‘swift justice’ against the policemen responsible for the secret jail cell. A House inquiry is being pushed.
The court grants the motion of Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III to be detained in Camp Crame to defer his transfer to any detention facility
Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says a division in POEA has fixers who extort money from OFWs who want government permission to be hired directly
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says President Rodrigo Duterte will make an announcement on May 1 regarding 'possible benefits' for workers
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says former president Benigno Aquino III only did his duty to assert the rights of the Philippines under international law during his watch
Jude Sabio’s 'complaint' has to prove the supposed unwillingness or inability of the Philippine government to prosecute President Duterte for the crimes he allegedly committed
The new evidence supposedly points to the liabilities of Aquino and the Liberal Party