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
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.
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
The Senate bill seeks to increase the cap for campaign spending by at least a hundred fold due to 'outdated' existing limits
Colleagues in Congress recall how the late senator Miriam Santiago has touched their lives
(UPDATED) 'I plan to clarify this with the President to clear the misinformation and assure him of the party's commitment to the reforms for our Filipino people,' the Vice President says
House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas hopes former Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr's 'strong sense of nationalism' will make him accept the job
The Vice President prefers to focus on her tasks, including her work as housing chief, but is open to leading the LP 'eventually'
Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr claims there was a sudden change in House rules that members of the minority still have to elect their leader
'An election is a place for a conflict of viewpoints... (But) the election is over. It's time for us to get together and move on as a people,' says outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr
LP members led by outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr pledge support for President Rodrigo Duterte. Some LP members, however, will be in the minority.
Days before the start of the 17th Congress, a majority of LP members in the Lower House are set to join PDP-Laban's supermajority bloc
The Liberal Party, the former ruling party, only has around 30 to 35 members left in the House of Representatives
The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world without a national identification system, says a proponent
LP member Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the Liberal Party members will finalize their decision in a meeting on July 14
'Many of them are laws that have been pending since forever,' outgoing Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says of the measures passed under his watch
Outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says 'it's just a matter of time' before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte meets with Vice President-elect Leni Robredo
The outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives says waiving the bidding for transportation contracts is fine as long as all information are made public
The Philippines can also create a federal, parliamentary form of government that allows for a vice president or a deputy prime minister, congressmen say
(UPDATED) Davao del Norte's Pantaleon Alvarez, the preferred House Speaker of the President-elect, is asked if the Duterte administration is moving to abolish the VP post
The National Unity Party is the latest political party to express support for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban
Harlin Abayon has protested Congress' failure to include his name in the roll call during the official canvassing of votes. Here's the reason for the mixup.
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says the party leadership's preferred scenario is for the LP to remain intact even as some of its members coalesce with the new majority bloc in the House
Only President Benigno Aquino III gets a majority approval rating while none of the country's top officials get a majority trust rating in the March 2016 Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan survey
'His life stands as a reproach to all those who would put personal gain ahead of public service; who would lower the standards of public discourse; and who would sacrifice human rights and the rule of law either for personal or partisan advantage,' says Malacañang
None of the country's top 5 officials, led by President Benigno Aquino III, get majority approval and trust ratings in the January 2016 Pulse Asia survey
Not passing the proposed Bangsamoro law, the FOI Act, and anti-political dynasty bill doesn't mean Congress wasn't working hard in the last 3 years
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(UPDATED) About 100 senior citizens who have trooped to the House of Representatives are outraged: congressmen should stand by the bill they passed
But House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr is still 'studying' whether to swear in Lord Allan Velasco to replace his (Belmonte's) party mate Regina Ongsiako Reyes
(UPDATED) Five months before the presidential polls, Vice President Jejomar Binay gains ground in the latest Pulse Asia survey on top leaders’ public approval and trust
The 16th Congress has only 17 session days left in 2016 to pass these major pieces of legislation that could be the Aquino administration's legacy
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says the House of Representatives focused this year on 'quality and responsive legislation': 'Hindi ito paramihan ng numero'
The proposed measure aims to increase the base pay of public sector employees by 45% after 4 tranches
The Philippines is prone to threats like ISIS, says former senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani
24 bills have been filed but all are stuck at the House committee level
The bills in the list have been pending at the committee level but failed to be passed due to 'time constraints'
4 main presidential contenders face businessmen at a forum of the Philippine Business Conference and Expo on October 27 and lay out their economic programs
The veteran politician will run the campaign of the Daang Matuwid coalition
But Speaker Sonny Belmonte says the Camarines Sur Representative is still talking it over with her 3 daughters, who are against a vice presidential run for their mother
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte says Poe would be the "perfect" running mate of Roxas, citing her "clean" image as reason.
The Comelec meets with leaders of Congress as the poll body faces 3 Supreme Court petitions 'seeking to halt automation'
Social and economic services get the biggest chunk of the budget – P1.1 trillion
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr reiterates his call to amend the restrictive economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution
Vice President Jejomar Binay should focus on telling the people his plans for the country instead of 'meddling' in the affairs of other political parties, says Malacañang
Vice President Jejomar Binay obtains the only majority trust rating in Pulse Asia's June survey, and tops Aquino in the approval ratings
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says there were not enough numbers to call for a vote
The option for outside areas to join the proposed Bangsamoro government 'is a polarizing provision that only invites opposition,' says Senate President Drilon