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Congress receives Duterte's report on martial law proclamation

May 25, 2017 - 11:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte submits his report to the Senate and the House of Representatives on Thursday evening, May 25

Congress receives Duterte's report on martial law proclamation

Leftist bloc mulls leaving House coalition over martial law

May 25, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court

Leftist bloc mulls leaving House coalition over martial law

Congress 'unlikely' to revoke martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

'We have no intentions of revoking, therefore we (the Senate and the House of Representatives) need not meet jointly,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

Congress 'unlikely' to revoke martial law in Mindanao

Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

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Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

Lawmakers see failure of intelligence in Marawi attack

May 24, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Members of the Senate and House of Representatives want authorities to explain what truly happened, with some saying local government officials might be involved

Lawmakers see failure of intelligence in Marawi attack

Alvarez, Mindanao lawmakers justify martial law declaration

May 24, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Martial rule will help address Mindanao's peace and order problems, say lawmakers from the region

Alvarez, Mindanao lawmakers justify martial law declaration

No more lifting of VAT exemptions for cooperatives

May 24, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez agrees to retain the VAT exemptions for cooperatives in the proposed tax reform package at the request of party-list representatives

No more lifting of VAT exemptions for cooperatives

Lawmakers advised to stay in Manila while waiting for Duterte’s return

May 24, 2017 - 10:01 AM

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

Lawmakers advised to stay in Manila while waiting for Duterte’s return

Manchester blast, Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte in Russia | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 12:25 AM

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Manchester blast, Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte in Russia | Evening wRap

House begins debates on Duterte tax reform package

May 23, 2017 - 11:05 PM

House ways and means committee chairperson Dakila Cua estimates P157.2 billion in government revenues will be generated from the tax reform package in its first year of implementation

House begins debates on Duterte tax reform package

FULL TEXT: Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes promise P47B revenue – Suansing

May 23, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Nueva Ecija 1st District Representative Estrellita Suansing says collection will be used to assist sugar farmers and fund school-based feeding programs

FULL TEXT: Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes promise P47B revenue – Suansing

FULL TEXT: Revenue from tax reform to improve Filipinos' lives – Cua

May 23, 2017 - 8:30 PM

The House ways and means committee chairman says the package aims to generate revenue for social welfare, infrastructure, education, healthcare, job generation, among others

FULL TEXT: Revenue from tax reform to improve Filipinos' lives – Cua

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) Transport authorities will first focus on information dissemination, as recommended by lawmakers in a House hearing, following the confusion over the new law

DOTr suspends Anti-Distracted Driving Act

House subpanel approves bill retaining 15 as criminal responsibility age

May 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The measure proposes stiffer penalties for parents and syndicates using children to commit crimes, while focusing on the improved rehabilitation of children in conflict with the law

House subpanel approves bill retaining 15 as criminal responsibility age

LIVE: House hearing on minimum age of criminal liability

May 23, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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LIVE: House hearing on minimum age of criminal liability

Bill granting free tuition in state colleges hurdles House

May 22, 2017 - 8:29 PM

With the Senate passing its own version in March, the bill seeking to provide free tuition in state colleges will soon be transmitted to the Office of the President

Bill granting free tuition in state colleges hurdles House

House approves bill on 5-year driver's license

May 22, 2017 - 7:52 PM

The bill extending the validity of driver’s license to 5 years is one step closer to getting passed into law. The Senate version was approved earlier.

House approves bill on 5-year driver's license

Higher loan interest rates if VAT exemptions for coops lifted – lawmaker

May 22, 2017 - 5:40 PM

House committee on cooperative development chairperson Rico Geron says he will oppose the tax reform package if it will include the removal of the VAT exemptions for cooperatives

Higher loan interest rates if VAT exemptions for coops lifted – lawmaker

House opposition backs De Lima's request to join Senate debates

May 22, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The 7 members of the House opposition bloc go to Camp Crame to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima, who is 'in high spirits'

House opposition backs De Lima's request to join Senate debates

House subpanel to ditch proposal lowering criminal responsibility age

May 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

After months-long consultations, Representative Ron Salo says the subpanel on correctional reforms will instead propose amendments strengthening the existing Juvenile Justice Act of 2006

House subpanel to ditch proposal lowering criminal responsibility age

Impeachment complaint, Duterte honorary doctorate, North Korea | Midday wRap

May 22, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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Impeachment complaint, Duterte honorary doctorate, North Korea | Midday wRap

House panel wants impeachment complaints lacking in form immediately junked

May 22, 2017 - 10:12 AM

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

House panel wants impeachment complaints lacking in form immediately junked

LIVE: House approval of committee report on Duterte impeachment complaint

May 22, 2017 - 8:16 AM

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LIVE: House approval of committee report on Duterte impeachment complaint

Embattled Trump starts foreign tour with Saudi arms deal

May 20, 2017 - 10:54 PM

US President Donald Trump signs a $110 billion deal for Saudi purchases during the first leg of his 8-day foreign trip

Embattled Trump starts foreign tour with Saudi arms deal

Stricter attendance in House session implemented by July

May 20, 2017 - 9:09 PM

'It's about time!' says Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, who announced the stricter enforcement of the rule

Stricter attendance in House session implemented by July

It takes only a day to kill an impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 20, 2017 - 2:34 PM

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.

It takes only a day to kill an impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Mood at White House grim as sense of crisis mounts

May 20, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Young aides of US President Donald Trump scramble to spin the news in their favor following the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the President's ties with Kremlin

Mood at White House grim as sense of crisis mounts

Comelec eyes early voting in polls

May 20, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Meanwhile, a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day

Comelec eyes early voting in polls

4-day work week possible if House approves bill

May 17, 2017 - 4:00 PM

House Bill 5068 of Baguio City Representative Mark Go seeks to amend the Labor Code's requirement of 6 working days a week

4-day work week possible if House approves bill

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

May 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

With more LP lawmakers possibly jumping ship to PDP-Laban, it may soon lack the minimum 24 members required to maintain its slot in the CA

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

May 17, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The latest allegation against the US president, who is also under fire for divulging top-secret information to a top Russian official, adds to a mounting perception of an administration in a perpetual state of chaos

Trump accused of asking FBI to stop Flynn probe

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

May 17, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Both leaders try to put a brave face on their differences and to renew a key alliance between NATO's leading power and its biggest Muslim member, partners in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq

Trump, Erdogan vow friendship despite anger at US arming Kurds

17th Congress to convene as Con-Ass by 2018, says Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the Senate and the House will convene as a Constituent Assembly next year 'with or without' the constitutional committee created by the President

17th Congress to convene as Con-Ass by 2018, says Alvarez

House tobacco funds probe ‘ironic, unkind,’ says Imee Marcos

May 16, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos fails to attend the House investigation on May 16 because she is on medical leave due to shingles

House tobacco funds probe ‘ironic, unkind,’ says Imee Marcos

No endorsement for Robredo, Ombudsman impeachment in next 3 months – Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says lawmakers are still assessing the draft impeachment complaints and may endorse the documents, if they wish to, by August at the earliest

No endorsement for Robredo, Ombudsman impeachment in next 3 months – Alvarez

ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of the complaint's respondents, says the ICC case against him, the President, and other officials is 'baseless'

ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

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

May 16, 2017 - 1:52 PM

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

VLOG: House panel rejects Duterte impeachment complaint

May 15, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Almost all the members of committee on justice present vote that the complaint is insufficient in form and substance

VLOG: House panel rejects Duterte impeachment complaint

Impeachment complaint, Napoles, Poe on Roxas | Evening wRap

May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Impeachment complaint, Napoles, Poe on Roxas | Evening wRap

House names new committee chairs after death penalty vote

May 15, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The House leadership begins naming the lawmakers who will be replacing the committee chairpersons ousted for not voting in favor of the death penalty bill

House names new committee chairs after death penalty vote

Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

May 15, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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

Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

Senate approves stiffer penalties vs hospitals demanding deposits

May 15, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Hospitals requiring advance payments before providing emergency care would face higher fines and longer jail time if the bill is signed into law

Senate approves stiffer penalties vs hospitals demanding deposits

Alejano slams House as Duterte puppet after losing impeachment bid

May 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

'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

Alejano slams House as Duterte puppet after losing impeachment bid

PH one step closer to 10-year passport validity

May 15, 2017 - 4:55 PM

With the bill extending passport validity approved by the Senate, it now goes to the bicameral conference committee

PH one step closer to 10-year passport validity

House committee junks Duterte impeachment complaint

May 15, 2017 - 1:54 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The committee finds the impeachment complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte insufficient in substance

House committee junks Duterte impeachment complaint

LIVE: House hearing on 1st impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 15, 2017 - 1:03 PM

The House justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance

LIVE: House hearing on 1st impeachment complaint vs Duterte

House holds closed-door session on Duterte impeachment

May 15, 2017 - 12:52 PM

(UPDATED) In the first hearing on the impeachment complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, critics and allies debate its sufficiency in form

House holds closed-door session on Duterte impeachment

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

May 15, 2017 - 12:30 AM

If US President Donald Trump's conversations with sacked FBI chief James Comey were indeed taped, Democrats say these tapes should be handed in

Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

FBI chief's firing highlights Trump media team chaos

May 14, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Critics of US President Donald Trump blame him for the mixed messaging

FBI chief's firing highlights Trump media team chaos

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new FBI director

May 13, 2017 - 10:41 PM

(UPDATED) The White House, however, has provided no set timeline for the process of replacing former FBI director James Comey

Trump sees 'fast' decision over new FBI director