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A year later, the House remains Duterte’s loyal defender

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The House has consistently shown it will protect the President from his critics, with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leading the charge

A year later, the House remains Duterte’s loyal defender

Being 'dilawan' in the Duterte-controlled House

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency, the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided

Being 'dilawan' in the Duterte-controlled House

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

Sonny Belmonte will stick with LP, says daughter Joy

May 11, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte says her father, Quezon City 4th District Representative Sonny Belmonte, will retire from politics as a Liberal Party member in 2019

Sonny Belmonte will stick with LP, says daughter Joy

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

May 10, 2017 - 5:33 PM

(UPDATED) In defending their departure from LP, Representatives Geraldine Roman and Alfred Vargas say there is 'overwhelming' support for President Rodrigo Duterte in their respective districts

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

Yellow no more: Roman, 3 other LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

May 10, 2017 - 1:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Liberal Party lawmakers in the House are now down to 28 as an impeachment complaint looms against the party chairperson, Vice President Leni Robredo

Yellow no more: Roman, 3 other LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

House ousts Floirendo from Commission on Appointments

May 08, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr's removal from the House contingent to the Commission on Appointments comes a day before a House probe into his banana firm's operations

House ousts Floirendo from Commission on Appointments

'Saddened' Koko Pimentel wants to see evidence vs party mate Sueno

Apr 04, 2017 - 11:04 PM

(UPDATED) 'I know Secretary Sueno to be a kind, low-key, and religious person,' says the Senate President of ex-DILG chief Ismael Sueno

'Saddened' Koko Pimentel wants to see evidence vs party mate Sueno

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

Duterte: I'll resign if my children become corrupt

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:00 PM

'Wala kayong problema sa akin. Delicadeza,' adds President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: I'll resign if my children become corrupt

Ex-Panglao mayor faces jail time for graft

Mar 12, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The Sandiganbayan rejects the appeal of Doloreich Dumaluan, former mayor of Panglao, Bohol

Ex-Panglao mayor faces jail time for graft

Will LP bolt House majority? Decision after death penalty vote

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) Liberal Party stalwarts say their party mates are willing to lose their House leadership titles should they vote against the controversial death penalty measure

Will LP bolt House majority? Decision after death penalty vote

Top Negros Occidental officials lead pro-Duterte rally

Feb 26, 2017 - 10:15 PM

'We are one with the President for the development of our province and the country,' says Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr

Top Negros Occidental officials lead pro-Duterte rally

Jamby Madrigal demands apology from Aguirre for 'malicious' allegation

Feb 24, 2017 - 10:35 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I hope Secretary Aguirre isn't losing his marbles....He is not supposed to be in the business of peddling conspiracy theories, much less engaging in character assassination,' says the former senator accused of bribing inmates to help Senator Leila de Lima

Jamby Madrigal demands apology from Aguirre for 'malicious' allegation

Duterte's PDP-Laban backs EastWest Bank head for BSP governor

Feb 13, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Antonio Moncupa Jr, who also heads the PDP-Laban policy think tank, gets the endorsement of the ruling party

Duterte's PDP-Laban backs EastWest Bank head for BSP governor

Alvarez: House leaders vs death penalty will be replaced

Feb 08, 2017 - 11:47 AM

'[Ang] mga deputy speakers [at committee chairpersons] na 'di sasama sa administration bill, papalitan po natin,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

Alvarez: House leaders vs death penalty will be replaced

Camiguin's Romualdo leaves Liberal Party to join Lakas-CMD

Feb 02, 2017 - 5:35 PM

With Camiguin Representative Xavier Jesus Romualdo's departure, the former ruling party now only has 32 members in the House of Representatives

Camiguin's Romualdo leaves Liberal Party to join Lakas-CMD

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo explains what it's like being member of the Liberal Party under a Duterte-controlled House of Representatives. After elections, from close to a hundred, members were reduced to 32.

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Quimbo doesn't see LP leaving House coalition

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the supposed plot against President Rodrigo Duterte is 'all hogwash'

Quimbo doesn't see LP leaving House coalition

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near-fistfight to the hours-long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe, here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Liberal Party urged to leave House supermajority

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says LP breaking away from PDP-Laban will 'energize' efforts to oppose policies that are unconstitutional and not in the people's best interests

Liberal Party urged to leave House supermajority

IN PHOTOS: PDP-Laban celebrates victory as ruling party

Nov 17, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Senate President Aqulino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president, says party efforts to lead the country's shift to federalism will be in full swing by 2017

IN PHOTOS: PDP-Laban celebrates victory as ruling party

‘Future’ member JV Ejercito attends PDP-Laban dinner

Nov 16, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Senator JV Ejercito says he is still considering the invitation of President Rodrigo Duterte and Senate President Koko Pimentel to join the ruling administration party

‘Future’ member JV Ejercito attends PDP-Laban dinner

LP stalwart Cagayan gov to join Duterte party

Oct 06, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba is leaving the Liberal Party and switching to President Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban

LP stalwart Cagayan gov to join Duterte party

House leaders on Duterte apology: 'We all make mistakes'

Oct 03, 2016 - 4:20 PM

'I would advise the President, don't speak anymore. Just work,' says Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

House leaders on Duterte apology: 'We all make mistakes'

Over 300 Cebu politicians join PDP-Laban

Aug 29, 2016 - 7:30 AM

Majority of ex-Cebu City mayor Mike Rama's local allies join PDP-Laban, but Rama, who was on President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list, does not switch parties

Over 300 Cebu politicians join PDP-Laban

Joseph Ocol: Former whistle-blower now producing chess champs

Aug 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

'Chess is like life. Every move you make has a consequence,' says Teacher Ocol, who, decades ago, exposed irregularities in the 1998 Philippine Centennial Expo project in Clark

Joseph Ocol: Former whistle-blower now producing chess champs

Fariñas: Suspension of lawmaking for Con-Ass 'not fatal'

Aug 05, 2016 - 2:25 PM

'You are talking about divorce, you are talking about death penalty. E paano kung sa bagong Constitution bawal pala ‘yun? Sayang lang ang ginawa mong batas,' says House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

Fariñas: Suspension of lawmaking for Con-Ass 'not fatal'

Pantaleon Alvarez, Duterte’s lieutenant at the House

Jul 30, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The man behind Rodrigo Duterte's rise to the presidency plans to leave a mark as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives

Pantaleon Alvarez, Duterte’s lieutenant at the House

Belmonte drops bid for House minority leader

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Days before the start of the 17th Congress, a majority of LP members in the Lower House are set to join PDP-Laban's supermajority bloc

Belmonte drops bid for House minority leader

Alvarez to PDP-Laban lawmakers: Bring back trust in Congress

Jul 22, 2016 - 8:02 PM

In the Pulse Asia survey released on April 4, the House of Representatives registered the lowest approval rating top government institutions

Alvarez to PDP-Laban lawmakers: Bring back trust in Congress

Bye, PDP-Laban: LP to join minority bloc in House

Jul 19, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Liberal Party, the former ruling party, only has around 30 to 35 members left in the House of Representatives

Bye, PDP-Laban: LP to join minority bloc in House

LP to seal coalition with PDP-Laban ‘by next week’ – Alvarez

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:36 PM

LP member Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the Liberal Party members will finalize their decision in a meeting on July 14

LP to seal coalition with PDP-Laban ‘by next week’ – Alvarez

Lagman warns vs brewing ‘subservient’ minority in House

Jul 04, 2016 - 3:32 PM

'Congressman [Edcel] Lagman has no monopoly of intention to serve Congress when everybody’s objective is to do the same,' says Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez

Lagman warns vs brewing ‘subservient’ minority in House

Belmonte: 'Zero' chances for Duterte impeachment

Jun 28, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says 'it's just a matter of time' before President-elect Rodrigo Duterte meets with Vice President-elect Leni Robredo

Belmonte: 'Zero' chances for Duterte impeachment

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

Jun 21, 2016 - 5:47 PM

The outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives says waiving the bidding for transportation contracts is fine as long as all information are made public

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

NPC alliance with PDP-Laban a 'working partnership' – Gatchalian

Jun 04, 2016 - 1:30 PM

'We have to move forward. We believe that cooperating and supporting the new administration is the right thing to do,' says senator-elect Sherwin Gatchalian

NPC alliance with PDP-Laban a 'working partnership' – Gatchalian

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The National Unity Party is the latest political party to express support for President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Belmonte: 'Sizeable number of LP members still on my side'

May 31, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says the party leadership's preferred scenario is for the LP to remain intact even as some of its members coalesce with the new majority bloc in the House

Belmonte: 'Sizeable number of LP members still on my side'

Aquino: I understand LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

May 26, 2016 - 10:29 PM

President Benigno Aquino III recalls that the Liberal Party was once a small party, until he became president and politicians decided to switch to their side

Aquino: I understand LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

3 Mindanao lawmakers shift to Duterte's PDP-Laban

May 24, 2016 - 10:36 PM

Peter Unabia and Mylene Albano of the Liberal Party, along with Rogelio Pacquiao, take their oath as PDP-Laban members

3 Mindanao lawmakers shift to Duterte's PDP-Laban

LP lawmakers told: Support PDP-Laban, but stay with party

May 23, 2016 - 6:02 PM

More realignments in the House of Representatives: the National Unity Party reunites with Lakas-CMD before entering into a coalition with PDP-Laban

LP lawmakers told: Support PDP-Laban, but stay with party

'I'm sure Alvarez will be next Speaker' – Belmonte

May 20, 2016 - 9:56 PM

(UPDATED) 'He has or will soon have the numbers,' longtime House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte says of newly-elected Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez

'I'm sure Alvarez will be next Speaker' – Belmonte

NPC to form alliance with Duterte's PDP-Laban

May 19, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Nationalist People's Coalition is the latest political party to express support for the incoming administration of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte

NPC to form alliance with Duterte's PDP-Laban

NP, PDP-Laban form 'coalition' for Duterte presidency

May 16, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Nacionalista Party president Manny Villar says they will cooperate to initiate reforms under Rodrigo Duterte's administration

NP, PDP-Laban form 'coalition' for Duterte presidency

Eyeing DOLE, Bongbong Marcos woos labor unions

May 01, 2016 - 8:15 PM

Senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr, who says he will focus on workers' rights if elected vice president, vows to end contractualization

Eyeing DOLE, Bongbong Marcos woos labor unions

2010 repeat: Is Joey Salceda jumping ship?

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The Albay governor – who also happens to be the Liberal Party's provincial chair – is absent from a 'show of force' in the historic Club Filipino

2010 repeat: Is Joey Salceda jumping ship?

Senatorial bets galore on Day 3 of COC filing

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

On Wednesday alone, 28 senatorial aspirants filed their candidacies, along with 20 aspirants for president and 4 for vice president

Senatorial bets galore on Day 3 of COC filing

No fears that Robredo will neglect CamSur – women supporters

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo assures her home province that she will not neglect them despite her decision to run for a national position for 2016

No fears that Robredo will neglect CamSur – women supporters

Local Vote: Cagayan, Negros Occidental, Tacloban City, Leyte

Aug 22, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Rappler's weekly wrap-up: Not campaigning? Declared LP bet distributes PCSO ambulances in Cagayan; Negros Occidental’s closely-watched contest: vice governorship; Romualdez wives to seek husbands' posts;

Local Vote: Cagayan, Negros Occidental, Tacloban City, Leyte