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
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
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.
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(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
Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo also denies having talks with Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
(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
The United Nations Human Rights Committee calls on the Philippines to take its treaty obligation seriously
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
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
Lawmakers urge the Department of Justice to probe deeper into the operations of Winston Q8
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
(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
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
(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
Opposition legislators believe that the dismissal of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno shows the 'crack and disunity' in the Duterte administration
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
'At this point in time, I don't see the President's trust and confidence in the Speaker waning,' says Representative Robert Ace Barbers
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.
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
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.
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'
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
(UPDATED) Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez also admits he fathered 'many' children out of wedlock
(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
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano believes the rift between the two Duterte allies points to cracks in the ruling PDP-Laban
(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.'
(UPDATED) In his supplementary impeachment complaint, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also alleges that the Philippine leader is forging 'secret deals' with Beijing
These are two different matters, says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, whose friendship with fellow Davao del Norte congressman Antonio Floirendo Jr has turned sour
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
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
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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
(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'
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
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
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Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the bill can be passed into law before October if President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the measure as urgent
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
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'
'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
'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
'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
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?
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
Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says there are many smart lawmakers in the House who will refuse to be used in political infighting
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
'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