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Quezon City's Joy Belmonte under fire for initially not suspending classes

Jul 27, 2017 - 10:45 AM

(UPDATED) Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte later admits her 'shortcomings in this situation,' and says Quezon City residents 'deserve a better leader'

Quezon City's Joy Belmonte under fire for initially not suspending classes

Martial law extension may 'normalize authoritarianism' – Belmonte

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:01 AM

'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

Martial law extension may 'normalize authoritarianism' – Belmonte

MMFF names 3 new ExeCom members

Jul 11, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Director Maryo J delos Reyes, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte-Alimurung, and TV host-actor Arnell Ignacio are the new members of the committee

MMFF names 3 new ExeCom members

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

Sonny Belmonte will stick with LP, says daughter Joy

May 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

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

Sonny Belmonte will stick with LP, says daughter Joy

House passes 45 bills on final reading after summer break

May 03, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The approved bills include one that prohibits hospitals from demanding deposits before treating patients, and one that mandates free public internet access

House passes 45 bills on final reading after summer break

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:10 PM

LP secretary-general Jose Christopher Belmonte says it is 'heartwarming' that none of the party's lawmakers are willing to take the place of their ousted colleagues

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads

Who decides who lives? Lawmakers explain death penalty votes

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Here are links to the speeches of 14 congressmen and women who voted "no" and 3 who voted "yes" to House Bill 4727

Who decides who lives? Lawmakers explain death penalty votes

FULL TEXT: I resist idea that taxpayers will pay for executions – Belmonte

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:10 AM

(UPDATED) Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte says he 'cannot accept' that the 17th Congress 'would take blood in its own hands'

FULL TEXT: I resist idea that taxpayers will pay for executions – Belmonte

Approving death penalty is 'blood in our hands' – lawmakers

Mar 07, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte explains his 'no' vote, saying, 'Imposing the death penalty is allowing state-sponsored killings'

Approving death penalty is 'blood in our hands' – lawmakers

Aquino's 'guidance' to LP: 'It's time to speak up'

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III says he is 'definitely' bothered by Senator Leila de Lima's arrest and the Senate reorganization that affected Liberal Party members

Aquino's 'guidance' to LP: 'It's time to speak up'

Will LP bolt House majority? Decision after death penalty vote

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:40 PM

(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

Will LP bolt House majority? Decision after death penalty vote

Wrestling 'reboot' at PWR Live: Bagong Yugto

Jan 27, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Philippine Wrestling Revolution heads to Quezon City for the first time, seeking to write a new chapter in its first show of 2017

Wrestling 'reboot' at PWR Live: Bagong Yugto

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

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.

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Murder cases vs Iligan mayor dismissed

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Mayor Celso Regencia, who is on his second term, has been behind bars for the alleged ambush on the convoy of former Iligan congressman Vicente Belmonte

Murder cases vs Iligan mayor dismissed

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

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

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Duterte tags former Iligan congressman, mayor in drug list

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says ex-Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr and ex-Iligan City mayor Lawrence Cruz are included in his 'final drug list'

Duterte tags former Iligan congressman, mayor in drug list

House death penalty bill: How they voted

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) The House justice committee votes in favor of reimposing the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines. Who voted for and against the measure?

House death penalty bill: How they voted

Thousands support jailed Iligan City Mayor Regencia

Nov 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Local residents say they believe Regencia is a victim of narco-politics

Thousands support jailed Iligan City Mayor Regencia

Pimentel wants higher cap for campaign expenses

Nov 05, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The Senate bill seeks to increase the cap for campaign spending by at least a hundred fold due to 'outdated' existing limits

Pimentel wants higher cap for campaign expenses

Lawmakers pay last respects to ‘Iron Lady’

Sep 30, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Colleagues in Congress recall how the late senator Miriam Santiago has touched their lives

Lawmakers pay last respects to ‘Iron Lady’

Duterte on Mary Jane, Liberal Party, Instagram | 6PM wRap

Sep 13, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Chay Hofileña

Duterte on Mary Jane, Liberal Party, Instagram | 6PM wRap

Robredo denies Liberal Party plot to unseat Duterte

Sep 13, 2016 - 3:05 PM

(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

Robredo denies Liberal Party plot to unseat Duterte

Belmonte eyed to lead new House committee on West PH Sea

Aug 03, 2016 - 2:46 PM

House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas hopes former Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr's 'strong sense of nationalism' will make him accept the job

Belmonte eyed to lead new House committee on West PH Sea

Robredo: Liberal Party leadership? I have a full plate

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The Vice President prefers to focus on her tasks, including her work as housing chief, but is open to leading the LP 'eventually'

Robredo: Liberal Party leadership? I have a full plate

Still no minority leader for House?

Jul 25, 2016 - 3:05 PM

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

Still no minority leader for House?

Koko Pimentel, Liberal Party, Brexit | 12PM wRap

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Koko Pimentel, Liberal Party, Brexit | 12PM wRap

Why the Liberal Party stayed in the House majority

Jul 25, 2016 - 8:00 AM

'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

Why the Liberal Party stayed in the House majority

Liberal Party joins PDP-Laban's House 'supermajority'

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:28 PM

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.

Liberal Party joins PDP-Laban's House 'supermajority'

Belmonte drops bid for House minority leader

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:49 PM

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

Belmonte drops bid for House minority leader

Bye, PDP-Laban: LP to join minority bloc in House

Jul 19, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Liberal Party, the former ruling party, only has around 30 to 35 members left in the House of Representatives

Bye, PDP-Laban: LP to join minority bloc in House

Duterte, National ID, Mendoza | 6PM wRap

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with David Lozada

Duterte, National ID, Mendoza | 6PM wRap

Lawmakers push for national ID system to reduce red tape

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world without a national identification system, says a proponent

Lawmakers push for national ID system to reduce red tape

LP to seal coalition with PDP-Laban ‘by next week’ – Alvarez

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:36 PM

LP member Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the Liberal Party members will finalize their decision in a meeting on July 14

LP to seal coalition with PDP-Laban ‘by next week’ – Alvarez

Sonny Belmonte, cable cars, Warren vs Trump | 6PM wRap

Jun 28, 2016 - 7:38 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Sonny Belmonte, cable cars, Warren vs Trump | 6PM wRap

Belmonte happy with 'milestone' laws under speakership

Jun 28, 2016 - 5:43 PM

'Many of them are laws that have been pending since forever,' outgoing Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says of the measures passed under his watch

Belmonte happy with 'milestone' laws under speakership

Belmonte: 'Zero' chances for Duterte impeachment

Jun 28, 2016 - 2:42 PM

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

Belmonte: 'Zero' chances for Duterte impeachment

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

Jun 21, 2016 - 5:47 PM

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

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

What's a Marcos painting doing in Robredo's future office?

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, who oversaw the renovation of the former 'Boracay Mansion' into the QC Executive House, explains the Jose Blanco piece

What's a Marcos painting doing in Robredo's future office?

IN PHOTOS: Where Vice President Robredo will hold office

Jun 20, 2016 - 9:41 PM

What's it like inside Quezon City's 'Executive House' in New Manila, the future home of the Office of the Vice President?

IN PHOTOS: Where Vice President Robredo will hold office

Unhappy? Bautista says 'honor for QC' to host Robredo's office

Jun 20, 2016 - 8:05 PM

Quezon City's newly-constructed Executive House is going to be the new home of the Office of the Vice President

Unhappy? Bautista says 'honor for QC' to host Robredo's office

Federalism can't cut short VP Robredo term – experts

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:58 PM

The Philippines can also create a federal, parliamentary form of government that allows for a vice president or a deputy prime minister, congressmen say

Federalism can't cut short VP Robredo term – experts

No vice president under federalism? Alvarez says 'it depends'

Jun 07, 2016 - 10:21 PM

(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

No vice president under federalism? Alvarez says 'it depends'

LP to join PDP-Laban coalition 'eventually' – Belmonte

Jun 07, 2016 - 4:57 PM

Incoming Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he is confident PDP-Laban – and in effect, Duterte – will be able to have a 'super majority' in Congress 'with the support of Speaker Belmonte'

LP to join PDP-Laban coalition 'eventually' – Belmonte

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The National Unity Party is the latest political party to express support for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Who's the real congressman of Northern Samar?

May 31, 2016 - 7:52 PM

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.

Who's the real congressman of Northern Samar?

Belmonte: 'Sizeable number of LP members still on my side'

May 31, 2016 - 5:15 PM

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

Belmonte: 'Sizeable number of LP members still on my side'

PH proclamation, SMC sells assets, Brazil rape case | 6PM wRap

May 30, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

PH proclamation, SMC sells assets, Brazil rape case | 6PM wRap

Majority of Filipinos approve of Aquino's work – Pulse Asia survey

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:27 PM

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

Majority of Filipinos approve of Aquino's work – Pulse Asia survey

Ruling party pays tribute to LP great Jovito Salonga

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:30 AM

LP stalwarts, including party standard-bearer Mar Roxas, pay tribute to one of the country's most esteemed statesmen

Ruling party pays tribute to LP great Jovito Salonga