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Aguirre: Kian case overblown, any war has collateral damage

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:50 PM

'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

Aguirre: Kian case overblown, any war has collateral damage

Against rules, Ilocos Norte advances P26M cash for meds, fertilizer, construction

Aug 23, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Governor Imee Marcos employs the same payment method she used in buying motor vehicles through local tobacco funds, the subject of a House investigation

Against rules, Ilocos Norte advances P26M cash for meds, fertilizer, construction

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Aug 23, 2017 - 5:38 PM

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LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Roque 'inclined' to endorse impeachment complaint vs Comelec chair

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:13 PM

The complaint must 'pass the standards' of House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas, says Kabayan Representative Harry Roque

Roque 'inclined' to endorse impeachment complaint vs Comelec chair

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 23, 2017

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 23, 2017

LIVE: House of Representatives Plenary Session

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:15 PM

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LIVE: House of Representatives Plenary Session

'Silent' lawmakers? Resolutions to probe EJKs pending before House

Aug 22, 2017 - 10:40 AM

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.

'Silent' lawmakers? Resolutions to probe EJKs pending before House

WHAT YOU MISSED: House hearing on human rights

Aug 19, 2017 - 12:09 PM

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WHAT YOU MISSED: House hearing on human rights

Taguiwalo: CA rejection due to my fight vs pork barrel, tax reform

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

‘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

Taguiwalo: CA rejection due to my fight vs pork barrel, tax reform

REPLAY: House hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:18 AM

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REPLAY: House hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China

2 party-list reps make up House 'billionaires' club' in 2016

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:07 PM

1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero is the richest congressman, with a net worth of over P7 billion in his 2016 SALN

2 party-list reps make up House 'billionaires' club' in 2016

Heart attack reason why Faeldon skipped House, Senate hearings

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Embattled Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon has skipped several hearings because of his health issues

Heart attack reason why Faeldon skipped House, Senate hearings

Bulacan congresswoman is new deputy speaker for Central Luzon

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Representative Linabelle Villarica, in turn, will be replaced by Isabela 2nd District Representative Ana Go as chairperson of the House foreign affairs committee

Bulacan congresswoman is new deputy speaker for Central Luzon

House committee wants to check Faeldon confinement in Taytay

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:25 PM

The customs commissioner skips a congressional hearing anew. He has previously cited acute coronary syndrome, hypertension, and dental emergency.

House committee wants to check Faeldon confinement in Taytay

Bongbong Marcos on House probe: It's political, personal conflict

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:36 AM

The former senator and Ilocos Norte governor attends the hearing to support his sister, the incumbent governor of the province

Bongbong Marcos on House probe: It's political, personal conflict

Civil Service Commission's budget for 2018 approved without questions

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The Civil Service Commission's proposed 2018 budget is at P1.5 billion, slightly higher than its 2017 budget of P1.4 billion

Civil Service Commission's budget for 2018 approved without questions

Delaying barangay polls 'trivializes' democratic process – House opposition

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

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

Delaying barangay polls 'trivializes' democratic process – House opposition

Kabayan moves to oust Harry Roque again

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) The party files a petition before the Commission on Elections and an ethics complaint before the House of Representatives

Kabayan moves to oust Harry Roque again

LIVE: House hearing on electoral reform

Aug 08, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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LIVE: House hearing on electoral reform

Congress 'carving out' funds for free tuition

Aug 08, 2017 - 8:31 AM

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

Congress 'carving out' funds for free tuition

Give CHR zero budget if it cannot be abolished – Alvarez

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:12 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon, however, is confident that Congress will augment their 2018 budget

Give CHR zero budget if it cannot be abolished – Alvarez

House pushes for holdover barangay officials until May 2018

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Congressmen are looking at synchronizing the village and youth elections with the plebiscite for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

House pushes for holdover barangay officials until May 2018

Duterte first told Congress leaders about Bautista's alleged corruption

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:15 PM

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

Duterte first told Congress leaders about Bautista's alleged corruption

Gov't rightsizing won't lead to mass layoffs – majority lawmakers

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Kabayan Representative Ron Salo says the proposed measure sets 'the right staffing pattern' for government agencies to properly deliver services

Gov't rightsizing won't lead to mass layoffs – majority lawmakers

Customs broker pinpoints alleged corrupt officials at House hearing

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:47 PM

(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

Customs broker pinpoints alleged corrupt officials at House hearing

Faeldon skips hearing for 'dental emergency'; congressmen annoyed

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:23 AM

If it's 'less than a heart attack, he should show up,' says Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo

Faeldon skips hearing for 'dental emergency'; congressmen annoyed

Proposed law wants health warnings vs salty, sugary food

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:08 AM

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

Proposed law wants health warnings vs salty, sugary food

Faeldon defends tapping volleyball, basketball players for Customs

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:33 PM

'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.

Faeldon defends tapping volleyball, basketball players for Customs

Dismayed House panel wants bigger agriculture budget

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:50 PM

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

Dismayed House panel wants bigger agriculture budget

LTFRB 'shocked' that Uber, Grab have over 100,000 drivers

Aug 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Uber tells lawmakers in a House hearing that it has more than 66,000 drivers, while Grab says it has over 52,000

LTFRB 'shocked' that Uber, Grab have over 100,000 drivers

VACC seeks Chief Justice Sereno impeachment

Aug 02, 2017 - 2:43 PM

(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

VACC seeks Chief Justice Sereno impeachment

House panel OKs bill requiring hospitals to release cadavers within 24 hours

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:35 AM

House Muslim affairs committee chairperson Mauyag Papandayan Jr says the bill aims to respect the religious practices of the deceased

House panel OKs bill requiring hospitals to release cadavers within 24 hours

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 23-29, 2017

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Must-watch videos from this week

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 23-29, 2017

House approval of P3.8-T 2018 budget eyed mid-September

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:30 AM

First to defend their proposed budget before lawmakers are the DBM, NEDA, DOF, and BSP

House approval of P3.8-T 2018 budget eyed mid-September

Alvarez getting back at customs official for not promoting unqualified employee?

Jul 27, 2017 - 9:19 PM

(2nd UPDATE) 'Pinatawag po ako sa opisina niya. Pinagalitan po ako [ni Speaker],' recalls Mandy Anderson, chief of staff of BOC chief Nicanor Faeldon

Alvarez getting back at customs official for not promoting unqualified employee?

Faeldon’s chief of staff grilled for calling Alvarez an ‘imbecile’

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:49 PM

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'

Faeldon’s chief of staff grilled for calling Alvarez an ‘imbecile’

House approves government rightsizing bill

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:08 PM

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 approves government rightsizing bill

Congress eyes charter change working group, won’t wait for Con-Com

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:35 PM

House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the technical working group will recommend amendments to the Constitution to pave the way for federalism

Congress eyes charter change working group, won’t wait for Con-Com

Bills vs endo, discrimination, and tax reform top Congress priorities

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:05 PM

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

Bills vs endo, discrimination, and tax reform top Congress priorities

U.S. House votes to slap sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:19 AM

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

U.S. House votes to slap sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea

Marcos, Ilocos 6, Martial Law | Evening wRap

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:19 PM

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Marcos, Ilocos 6, Martial Law | Evening wRap

Imee Marcos jokes: Easy to drag 'jobless' Enrile around

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says Juan Ponce Enrile and her brother Bongbong Marcos, both former senators, are similar

Imee Marcos jokes: Easy to drag 'jobless' Enrile around

SC orders Fariñas, 2 others to answer Ilocos 6 petition

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The detained Ilocos Norte officials are released almost simultaneously with the announcement of the High Court's directive

SC orders Fariñas, 2 others to answer Ilocos 6 petition

House frees 6 detained Ilocos Norte officials

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:11 PM

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

House frees 6 detained Ilocos Norte officials

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

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'

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:57 PM

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'

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

Alvarez says option for dissolution 'makes marriage stronger'

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:26 PM

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

Alvarez says option for dissolution 'makes marriage stronger'

Marawi crisis, Alvarez, Scaramucci | Midday wRap

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:54 PM

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Marawi crisis, Alvarez, Scaramucci | Midday wRap

Marawi resident claiming martial law abuses 'a voice in the wilderness' – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez claims 90% of Mindanao residents support martial rule in their region

Marawi resident claiming martial law abuses 'a voice in the wilderness' – Alvarez

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez