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No tax for Filipinos earning P21,000 or below monthly under revised DOF proposal

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:30 AM

For instance, a call center agent who earns P21,000 a month with a gross income of P273,000 inclusive of the 13th month pay and other benefits will still fall under the zero-tax bracket

No tax for Filipinos earning P21,000 or below monthly under revised DOF proposal

House to host 38th AIPA General Assembly

Apr 22, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Quirino Representative Dakila Cua says the House will be tasked to draft committee resolutions involving matters of common interest to member-states, including regional cooperation, security, and economics

House to host 38th AIPA General Assembly

Death penalty: No opting out

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It never makes good sense to flaunt our violation of international law. After all, when rapacious neighbors dig into our pie and leave not even the crust to us, we seek relief by invoking our rights under international law.

Death penalty: No opting out

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:31 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 21, 2017

LP House majority won’t support Duterte, Robredo impeachment

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:06 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says this 'common consensus' was reached during a meeting of 15 LP House majority caucus members with their party chair, Vice President Leni Robredo

LP House majority won’t support Duterte, Robredo impeachment

Gloria Arroyo 'not interested' to be Speaker

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo also denies having talks with Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

Gloria Arroyo 'not interested' to be Speaker

Ratings drop shows drug war now 'national nightmare' – senators

Apr 19, 2017 - 2:41 PM

(2ND UPDATE) 'The fear is real,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros in response to the decline in public satisfaction with the Duterte administration's controversial campaign

Ratings drop shows drug war now 'national nightmare' – senators

PH should honor treaties vs death penalty, UN body tells Pimentel

Apr 17, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The United Nations Human Rights Committee calls on the Philippines to take its treaty obligation seriously

PH should honor treaties vs death penalty, UN body tells Pimentel

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

Apr 16, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The measure aims to preserve the schoolhouses designed by American architect William Parsons and funded through Act Number 1801 by ex-Philippine Assembly member Isauro Gabaldon

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

Lebanon president suspends parliament for 1 month

Apr 13, 2017 - 8:26 AM

In a live televised speech, Aoun says he has decided "to postpone the House of Representatives meeting for a month" amid deadlock over a new electoral law

Lebanon president suspends parliament for 1 month

Lawmakers link alleged ISIS member to OFW medical service provider

Apr 11, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Lawmakers urge the Department of Justice to probe deeper into the operations of Winston Q8

Lawmakers link alleged ISIS member to OFW medical service provider

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers throw belated birthday bash for Duterte

Apr 09, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco and his wife Wen organize the party for the President, whom lawmakers say did not give any marching orders during the gathering

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers throw belated birthday bash for Duterte

Trump ally in Congress steps aside as Russia probe leader

Apr 06, 2017 - 10:18 PM

(4th UPDATE) Devin Nunes says he is temporarily stepping aside from the probe to answer allegations made to Congress's ethics body by Democratic groups that he had revealed classified information to the public

Trump ally in Congress steps aside as Russia probe leader

No death penalty law before Duterte's 2nd SONA – Sotto

Apr 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Among those eyed to be passed by June 2017 are bills on the coco levy trust fund, free internet in public places, and free higher education

No death penalty law before Duterte's 2nd SONA – Sotto

Arroyo's 70th birthday wish: 'Success of Duterte'

Apr 05, 2017 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) 'On a personal level, I think I have everything. So I have no personal birthday wish,' says Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo, who celebrates her birthday in her hometown for the first time since 2012

Arroyo's 70th birthday wish: 'Success of Duterte'

Sueno dismissal sends 'very strong signal' vs corruption – lawmakers

Apr 04, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Opposition legislators believe that the dismissal of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno shows the 'crack and disunity' in the Duterte administration

Sueno dismissal sends 'very strong signal' vs corruption – lawmakers

Barbers defends 'realistic' plan to appoint barangay officials

Apr 03, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The lawmaker says appointing 300,000 barangay officials is nothing compared to the number of drug suspects and crimes that 'would rise' if narco-politicians remain in power

Barbers defends 'realistic' plan to appoint barangay officials

With Duterte's backing, Alvarez will remain Speaker – lawmakers

Apr 03, 2017 - 3:00 PM

'At this point in time, I don't see the President's trust and confidence in the Speaker waning,' says Representative Robert Ace Barbers

With Duterte's backing, Alvarez will remain Speaker – lawmakers

On the job with Congresswoman Josephine Ramirez-Sato

Apr 01, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Since her appointment to the CA, Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato says she has been receiving hate messages online. But for her, that's all part of politics.

On the job with Congresswoman Josephine Ramirez-Sato

Egypt's 'fantastic guy' Sisi to meet Donald Trump

Apr 01, 2017 - 12:47 PM

When Sisi meets Trump on April 3 during his first state visit to Washington, he will see a counterpart who better appreciates his 'mission' to fight Islamists and jihadists

Egypt's 'fantastic guy' Sisi to meet Donald Trump

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Duterte allies in the House go on a 'nautical highway expedition' as soon as Congress goes on break. They don't bring along a colleague who would have provided some valuable insight.

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

Lawmaker wants March 28 declared 'President Duterte Day'

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Administration lawmaker Florida Robes says that based on Duterte's performance, so far, it is only 'fitting' for the public to commemorate the President's date of birth 'as a day of hope and inspiration for the Filipino people'

Lawmaker wants March 28 declared 'President Duterte Day'

Gabriela hits Alvarez for ‘flaunting’ affair

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Gabriela Representatives Arlene Brosas and Emmi de Jesus say it is 'unbecoming' of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to generalize that all lawyers have extramarital affairs like him

Gabriela hits Alvarez for ‘flaunting’ affair

Alvarez defends affair: 'Sino ba'ng walang girlfriend?'

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez also admits he fathered 'many' children out of wedlock

Alvarez defends affair: 'Sino ba'ng walang girlfriend?'

Lawmakers vote on deal to repeal North Carolina 'bathroom bill'

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:57 PM

(UPDATED) The so-called 'bathroom bill,' which has drawn intense controversy since it was debated in 2015 and narrowly passed by the state last March, is slated Thursday, March 30, for a series of repeal votes in the state legislature

Lawmakers vote on deal to repeal North Carolina 'bathroom bill'

Alvarez-Floirendo feud to boost Duterte impeachment – Alejano

Mar 30, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano believes the rift between the two Duterte allies points to cracks in the ruling PDP-Laban

Alvarez-Floirendo feud to boost Duterte impeachment – Alejano

‘Stop dragging us into your personal issues,’ Paola Alvarez tells Floirendo’s GF

Mar 30, 2017 - 12:39 PM

(UPDATED) Cathy Binag, the live-in partner of Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr, apologizes to the Alvarez family. But she adds, 'I find it petty for some matured men to be burning bridges of friendship over a girls' spat.'

‘Stop dragging us into your personal issues,’ Paola Alvarez tells Floirendo’s GF

Alejano wants Duterte impeached over Benham Rise, West PH Sea row

Mar 30, 2017 - 10:05 AM

(UPDATED) In his supplementary impeachment complaint, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also alleges that the Philippine leader is forging 'secret deals' with Beijing

Alejano wants Duterte impeached over Benham Rise, West PH Sea row

Graft complaint vs Floirendo not about feuding girlfriends – Alvarez

Mar 29, 2017 - 5:32 PM

These are two different matters, says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, whose friendship with fellow Davao del Norte congressman Antonio Floirendo Jr has turned sour

Graft complaint vs Floirendo not about feuding girlfriends – Alvarez

Floirendo denies plotting Speaker Alvarez's ouster

Mar 29, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr admits having a 'brotherly misunderstanding' with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who has so far refused to talk to him

Floirendo denies plotting Speaker Alvarez's ouster

Floirendo ‘hurt’ by graft complaint filed by Alvarez

Mar 29, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr says he has a 'clear conscience' and he is ready to face any complaints against him

Floirendo ‘hurt’ by graft complaint filed by Alvarez

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Wednesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 29, 2017

Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Robert Ace Barbers' House Bill 5359, seeking to postpone village and youth polls and allowing the President to appoint OICs, contravenes the Constitution on at least 5 fronts

Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Alvarez to his ouster 'plotters': 'Go ahead, make my day'

Mar 28, 2017 - 11:10 AM

(UPDATED) As rumors continue to spread that some lawmakers are plotting to unseat him, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells critics he is ready to go anytime as he has 'no ambition'

Alvarez to his ouster 'plotters': 'Go ahead, make my day'

Alvarez wants probe into BuCor deal with Floirendo banana firm

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez files the resolution against the company of Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr, President Duterte's biggest campaign contributor, amid ouster rumors against the Speaker

Alvarez wants probe into BuCor deal with Floirendo banana firm

Barbers files bill postponing barangay elections for 3 years

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:29 PM

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers' measure would also allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint officers-in-charge once the barangay polls are postponed

Barbers files bill postponing barangay elections for 3 years

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the bill can be passed into law before October if President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the measure as urgent

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs

House leaders want SolGen to go after ill-gotten wealth, oversee GOCCs

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:55 PM

HB 5233 also seeks to remove the Office of the Solicitor General as an attached agency of the Department of Justice and instead put it under the Office of the President

House leaders want SolGen to go after ill-gotten wealth, oversee GOCCs

Canada lawmakers pass anti-Islamophobia motion

Mar 24, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The motion asks the government to 'recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear' and 'condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination'

Canada lawmakers pass anti-Islamophobia motion

Criticizing doesn't mean seeking presidency, says Robredo

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:15 PM

'Wala po tayong ganoon na pangarap. Ang gusto lamang natin ay mapakinggan ang ating mga boses,' Vice President Leni Robredo says in a meeting with supporters

Criticizing doesn't mean seeking presidency, says Robredo

Alvarez calls Robredo 'shameless' for criticizing drug war

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:55 PM

'Kauna-unahan sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas na mayroong isang napakakapal ng mukha na isang official ng gobyerno ay nagpadala ng [video] clip... para sirain ang ating bansa,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Vice President Leni Robredo

Alvarez calls Robredo 'shameless' for criticizing drug war

Robredo's 'UN statement' not an impeachable offense – Nene Pimentel

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:05 PM

'Dapat siguro tignan nila ano nagawa ni Leni na labag sa Saligang Batas, hindi labag sa kanilang pag-iisip,' says the founder of ruling party PDP-Laban

Robredo's 'UN statement' not an impeachable offense – Nene Pimentel

Duterte, oral arguments, Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:34 PM

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Duterte, oral arguments, Trump | Midday wRap

When politics and principles clash on the death penalty

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

18 lawmakers who voted no to the RH bill under the 15th Congress voted yes to the death penalty measure under the 17th Congress. How did the Church mobilize against the two controversial measures?

When politics and principles clash on the death penalty

Maute group, oral arguments, Park | Evening wRap

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Maute group, oral arguments, Park | Evening wRap

Quimbo confident Alvarez will be prudent on impeachment complaint

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the House of Representatives should just focus on important legislation and not on the impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo

Quimbo confident Alvarez will be prudent on impeachment complaint

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says there are many smart lawmakers in the House who will refuse to be used in political infighting

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader

'Nothing personal' in CA grilling Cabinet appointees – Sato

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez-Sato says CA members spend a lot of time researching the background of the Cabinet appointees and the needs of the departments

'Nothing personal' in CA grilling Cabinet appointees – Sato

Alvarez impeachment threat is 'harassment' – Robredo legal adviser

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:10 PM

'You have the Speaker – no less – saying this is an impeachable offense... That already [raises questions] on how fair the process will be,' says vice presidential legal adviser and ex-lawmaker Barry Gutierrez

Alvarez impeachment threat is 'harassment' – Robredo legal adviser