Citing sources, the Magdalo representative says a Chinese civilian ship planted the flag in an area in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) 3rd week of July
While keeping the facts secret, Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the 'wrong facts' about Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea
'By any yardstick, this is a seizure of Philippine territory,' Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag-asa Island
CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea, even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there
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'Have we already adopted the strategy of silence, inaction, and subservience in West Philippine Sea so as not to offend China?' asks opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, citing military sources, says Chinese vessels were spotted near Pag-asa island in the West Philippine Sea
'There are reasons for the presence of certain vessels, but the situation in the area is very stable,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says
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The embattled BOC commissioner once asked Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano's help in reforming the Customs. He declined.
'The Chinese may have a sinister plan to occupy sandbars just west of Pag-asa that belong to us,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano
The House of Representatives earlier voted in a caucus to postpone the elections to May 2018 and allow barangay officials to be 'holdovers' until then
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, another former military man, says the top commander can't possibly usurp a lower commander's powers
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says they will 'expose serious errors in the majority decision' of the Supreme Court when they file a motion for reconsideration
A lawmaker thinks the Philippines should get a new name, but many social media users argue the focus should be on solving the country's problems
'If we want to be truly independent, then we should throw away the bonds of colonialism by establishing our own national identity,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano
(UPDATED) Even after the discovery of false claims and an old unrelated photo, Aguirre stands by his Department Order 385 to probe into a supposed destabilization plot by opposition leaders
'Trying to blame others for your blunders unmasks you as a mean-spirited coward,' the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II
The Palace says Aguirre still enjoys the 'full trust' of President Rodrigo Duterte
Despite repeated false claims made by the justice chief, Malacañang says Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II continues to enjoy the 'full trust' of President Rodrigo Duterte
The photo of the alleged plotters turns out to have been taken in 2015 at the Iloilo Airport, and not weeks before the Maute crisis erupted
Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and congressman Gary Alejano call for a preliminary examination to give victims hope 'Duterte’s impunity would soon end'
6 members of the House opposition bloc believe the President's Proclamation Number 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao is 'bereft of sufficient factual basis'
Voting 217-4-0, the House of Representatives approves the committee report junking the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte
Representatives Gary Alejano, Teddy Baguilat Jr, and Tom Villarin say President Rodrigo Duterte cannot ignore Congress and the Supreme Court over the martial law declaration in Mindanao
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the Constitution mandates Congress to convene once the President submits its report detailing his reasons for declaring martial law in Mindanao
In separate statements, lawmakers also condemn the Marawi clashes, with some of them questioning the move to put Mindanao under martial law
The 7 members of the House opposition bloc go to Camp Crame to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima, who is 'in high spirits'
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The current Rules of Procedure in Impeachment Proceedings state lawmakers may only junk an impeachment complaint after the document's sufficiency in form and substance are assessed
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The House has time-honored processes that protect itself from the tyranny of the majority. But the allies of President Duterte could not be bothered by these when they dismissed the first impeachment complaint against him.
Both senators say there is no rule requiring a complainant to have 'personal knowledge' of accusations, citing the cases of former president Joseph Estrada and former chief justice Renato Corona
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of the complaint's respondents, says the ICC case against him, the President, and other officials is 'baseless'
Almost all the members of committee on justice present vote that the complaint is insufficient in form and substance
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Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also says he will discuss with his party mates the possibility of being co-complainants in the ICC case filed against the President
'Hindi ako abogado na magaling na magpaikot-ikot sa batas. Ako ay dating sundalo. Ang alam ko lamang ay kung paano i-defend ang bansang ito,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano as he holds back tears
(3rd UPDATE) The committee finds the impeachment complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte insufficient in substance
The House justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance
(UPDATED) In the first hearing on the impeachment complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, critics and allies debate its sufficiency in form
The justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas shares his target timetable for the impeachment complaint after Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez moved to have it included in the order of business
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano will file a resolution at the House based on the investigative report, which Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says contains 'solid proof' of 'state-inspired mass murder'
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano claims Kadamay set up checkpoints inside the government housing project in Bulacan, making it difficult for beneficiaries and local officials to enter the premises
Opposition legislators believe that the dismissal of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno shows the 'crack and disunity' in the Duterte administration
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