'Isa lang siya sa thousands na pang-aabuso ng pulis kung talagang may pang-aabuso,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the killing of Kian delos Santos
Governor Imee Marcos employs the same payment method she used in buying motor vehicles through local tobacco funds, the subject of a House investigation
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The complaint must 'pass the standards' of House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas, says Kabayan Representative Harry Roque
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A year ago, at least two House resolutions were filed, seeking an inquiry into extrajudicial killings linked to the drug war. There hasn't been significant progress.
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‘I have served the people well. I gave my all, and I’m proud to say that my integrity is intact,’ says the social welfare secretary
1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero is the richest congressman, with a net worth of over P7 billion in his 2016 SALN
Embattled Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has skipped several hearings because of his health issues
Representative Linabelle Villarica, in turn, will be replaced by Isabela 2nd District Representative Ana Go as chairperson of the House foreign affairs committee
The customs commissioner skips a congressional hearing anew. He has previously cited acute coronary syndrome, hypertension, and dental emergency.
The former senator and Ilocos Norte governor attends the hearing to support his sister, the incumbent governor of the province
The Civil Service Commission's proposed 2018 budget is at P1.5 billion, slightly higher than its 2017 budget of P1.4 billion
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
(UPDATED) The party files a petition before the Commission on Elections and an ethics complaint before the House of Representatives
The House appropriations committee, CHED, and DBM are set to meet and compute just how much it will take to make sure tuition and miscellaneous fees are free for students in government-run educational institutions
Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon, however, is confident that Congress will augment their 2018 budget
Congressmen are looking at synchronizing the village and youth elections with the plebiscite for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says President Rodrigo Duterte seemed to be 'agonizing' over what to do with the information against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista
Kabayan Representative Ron Salo says the proposed measure sets 'the right staffing pattern' for government agencies to properly deliver services
(UPDATED) As requested by a congressman, a visibly nervous customs broker Mark Ruben Taguba walks around the room and identifies at least 5 BOC officials present
If it's 'less than a heart attack, he should show up,' says Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo
House Bill 5964 warns against food or drink containing sodium or sugar at least 20% higher than the recommended limit intake in the most recent Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake
'We must change this perception by convincing the public and encouraging our employees to help reform the agency. We need these players to do that,' says the embattled Customs commissioner.
In a budget hearing, lawmakers express support for the Department of Agriculture's original budget proposal of P220 billion, significantly higher than the P60.6 billion that economic managers set
Uber tells lawmakers in a House hearing that it has more than 66,000 drivers, while Grab says it has over 52,000
(UPDATED) The complaint is jointly submitted by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution, but it has not yet been endorsed by a lawmaker
House Muslim affairs committee chairperson Mauyag Papandayan Jr says the bill aims to respect the religious practices of the deceased
First to defend their proposed budget before lawmakers are the DBM, NEDA, DOF, and BSP
(2nd UPDATE) 'Pinatawag po ako sa opisina niya. Pinagalitan po ako [ni Speaker],' recalls Mandy Anderson, chief of staff of BOC chief Nicanor Faeldon
Lawyer Mandy Mercado Anderson smirks as lawmakers interpellate her over her Facebook post, prompting Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas to say, 'You want to be funny? Because I can erase that smirk off your face if you want'
The proposed measure, one of President Rodrigo Duterte's priority measures in his second SONA, will give retirement benefits and separation incentives to affected employees
House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the technical working group will recommend amendments to the Constitution to pave the way for federalism
Leaders of the 17th Congress also prioritize measures on national land use, government procurement, and creation of the disaster response and management department, which the President mentioned in his SONA
The sanctions package 'tightens the screws on our most dangerous adversaries in order to keep Americans safe,' House Speaker Paul Ryan said after the vote
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says Juan Ponce Enrile and her brother Bongbong Marcos, both former senators, are similar
The detained Ilocos Norte officials are released almost simultaneously with the announcement of the High Court's directive
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas grills one of the officials over her ownership of a property, but eventually moves that she be released along with the others
Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos admits she made the allegation against the Liberal Party and its chairman emeritus, former president Benigno Aquino III, out of 'mere suspicion'
Asked if she will be attending the tobacco funds probe the next day, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says, 'I have no idea. Pine-pray over ko pa'
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, among President Rodrigo Duterte’s key allies in Congress, also makes good on his promise to push for civil unions for both same-sex and heterosexual couples
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez claims 90% of Mindanao residents support martial rule in their region
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges