(UPDATED) Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte later admits her 'shortcomings in this situation,' and says Quezon City residents 'deserve a better leader'
'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
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
Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency, the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided
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
The approved bills include one that prohibits hospitals from demanding deposits before treating patients, and one that mandates free public internet access
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
Here are links to the speeches of 14 congressmen and women who voted "no" and 3 who voted "yes" to House Bill 4727
(UPDATED) Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte says he 'cannot accept' that the 17th Congress 'would take blood in its own hands'
Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte explains his 'no' vote, saying, 'Imposing the death penalty is allowing state-sponsored killings'
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
(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
Philippine Wrestling Revolution heads to Quezon City for the first time, seeking to write a new chapter in its first show of 2017
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.
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
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
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'
(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?
Local residents say they believe Regencia is a victim of narco-politics
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
Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa
'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
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 it like inside Quezon City's 'Executive House' in New Manila, the future home of the Office of the Vice President?
Quezon City's newly-constructed Executive House is going to be the new home of the Office of the Vice President
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
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'
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
Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson
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
LP stalwarts, including party standard-bearer Mar Roxas, pay tribute to one of the country's most esteemed statesmen