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Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Senators admit links to 'middleman' in P6.4-B shabu shipment

Aug 09, 2017 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Alleged middleman Kenneth Dong was a campaign donor of Villanueva, while Recto, Hontiveros, Zubiri, and Pangilinan were his wedding sponsors

Senators admit links to 'middleman' in P6.4-B shabu shipment

PHAP plans to ask SC to stop anti-hospital deposit law

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros hits the looming petition, saying, 'Common sense and basic humanity dictate that lives are more important than profit'

PHAP plans to ask SC to stop anti-hospital deposit law

Martial law has 'no strategic contribution' to anti-terrorism ops – Hontiveros

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:51 AM

Senator Risa Hontiveros believes government troops do not need an extended period of martial law to quell the rebel forces in Mindanao

Martial law has 'no strategic contribution' to anti-terrorism ops – Hontiveros

Dela Rosa, Hontiveros, Trump | Midday wRap

Jul 17, 2017 - 1:57 PM

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Dela Rosa, Hontiveros, Trump | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 17, 2017

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 17, 2017

No state-sanctioned killings? Supt Marcos is 'damning proof'

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:27 AM

Senator Risa Hontiveros says the reinstatement of a cop linked to the killing of a former mayor is the latest proof that 'EJK deniers' need

No state-sanctioned killings? Supt Marcos is 'damning proof'

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

Jul 11, 2017 - 5:05 PM

On World Population Day, experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines

Health experts push for PH policy on teenage pregnancy

10-year jail time for 'Pastor Hokage' FB group members sought

Jul 06, 2017 - 12:54 PM

'These people have no right to enjoy our Internet freedom only to abuse our women and children,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros in pushing for Senate Bill 1251 or the Anti-Gender-Based Electronic Violence bill

10-year jail time for 'Pastor Hokage' FB group members sought

Senate leaders give Duterte high score in 1st year

Jun 30, 2017 - 7:16 PM

But for minority senators, President Rodrigo Duterte's first year in office was marked by dangerous policies

Senate leaders give Duterte high score in 1st year

Hontiveros: 'Duterte's macho politics failed LGBT hopes'

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:55 AM

'He paraded himself as an ally during the campaign season, promising same-sex marriage in the Philippines,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

Hontiveros: 'Duterte's macho politics failed LGBT hopes'

Aguirre distances self from DOJ downgrade of charges in Espinosa slay

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM

(UPDATED) 'I was not the one who wrote it. I was not the one who signed it,' says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II about the DOJ's latest resolution on charges in the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

Aguirre distances self from DOJ downgrade of charges in Espinosa slay

Senators hit Aguirre for downgrading charges vs Espinosa slay cops

Jun 20, 2017 - 5:11 PM

Senators say the decision was 'anomalous, questionable, and an insult to the Senate' that investigated the killing

Senators hit Aguirre for downgrading charges vs Espinosa slay cops

LGUs hold key to ending sexual harassment in PH

Jun 15, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Local governments should enforce ordinances penalizing sexual harassment in public spaces, says an expert on women empowerment

LGUs hold key to ending sexual harassment in PH

Senate minority to Congress, SC: Preserve independence, democracy

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Senate minority bloc also urges the public to fight for democracy amid the proliferation of fake news

Senate minority to Congress, SC: Preserve independence, democracy

No to joint session on martial law? But Zubiri, Gordon voted yes in 2009

May 31, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros reminds senators Richard Gordon and Juan Miguel Zubiri of what they said in 2009, when they voted for a joint session to debate on former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's declaration of martial law

No to joint session on martial law? But Zubiri, Gordon voted yes in 2009

Opposition senators seek joint session on martial law

May 29, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The joint congressional session is needed to check the 'validity of the proclamation' and to 'prevent abuses,' all 6 minority senators say in a resolution

Opposition senators seek joint session on martial law

No joint session on martial law is a cover-up, say opposition lawmakers

May 29, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says the majority want to hide the discussion from the public because the martial law declaration has no basis

No joint session on martial law is a cover-up, say opposition lawmakers

Senate to seek separate Palace briefing on martial law

May 25, 2017 - 4:20 PM

'Responsible officials of this administration [should] personally brief senators on the declaration of martial law,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

Senate to seek separate Palace briefing on martial law

Robredo orders relief operations amid Marawi clashes

May 24, 2017 - 4:45 AM

In separate statements, lawmakers also condemn the Marawi clashes, with some of them questioning the move to put Mindanao under martial law

Robredo orders relief operations amid Marawi clashes

Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

May 19, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the EU aid 'conditions' only require Philippine adherence to international treaties that the country has already ratified

Senators urge Duterte to 'think over' policy on EU aid

WATCH: She For She Women's Forum

May 18, 2017 - 8:32 AM

The French embassy in Manila organizes a forum for women. Watch it on Rappler.

WATCH: She For She Women's Forum

Hontiveros urges women to unite vs 'growing culture of misogyny' in PH

May 16, 2017 - 4:22 PM

'It's when we allow one, two, or 3 offhand remarks to pass and say he didn't mean it that we give another power over us,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros at the She for She forum

Hontiveros urges women to unite vs 'growing culture of misogyny' in PH

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

Sharon Cuneta denies Kiko Pangilinan-Risa Hontiveros affair

May 14, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Sharon admits she is going through a rough time, but denies rumors that her husband is involved with another woman

Sharon Cuneta denies Kiko Pangilinan-Risa Hontiveros affair

Why these 3 PH personalities are mental health advocates

May 06, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Antoinette Taus, Jerika Ejercito, and Kylie Verzosa share about their struggles with mental health

Why these 3 PH personalities are mental health advocates

Senate approves mental health bill on final reading

May 02, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The measure seeks to integrate mental health services into the national health system to make them more affordable and accessible

Senate approves mental health bill on final reading

Senate minority bloc visits De Lima in detention

May 01, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The minority bloc is keen on requesting the court to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to attend 'critical' Senate debates and votes

Senate minority bloc visits De Lima in detention

Human Rights Watch urges PH gov't to release 'secret jail' detainees

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:49 AM

'These detainees have been wrongfully held and should be freed with adequate protections against police reprisal,' says the international watchdog

Human Rights Watch urges PH gov't to release 'secret jail' detainees

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

Senators to Duterte: PH better served by ‘free, critical press’

Mar 31, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'Masquerading as "authentic politics," the government has embraced profanity, misogyny and the lack of overall decency as political strategies to attack and silence its critics,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

Senators to Duterte: PH better served by ‘free, critical press’

Aquino, Hontiveros seek probe into PNP, funeral homes conspiracy

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Senators Risa Hontiveros and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV say there is a need to protect victims' families from excessive funeral expenses that benefit corrupt cops

Aquino, Hontiveros seek probe into PNP, funeral homes conspiracy

Senators hold judgment on impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Several senators note that the House is mandated to determine the complaint's validity. But for an administration ally, there is 'no compelling reason' to impeach the President.

Senators hold judgment on impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Senate approves bill granting 120-day maternity leave

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The bill, if passed into law, will also grant fathers 30 days of paid leave from the currently allowed 7 days

Senate approves bill granting 120-day maternity leave

Death of Lanao del Norte doctor an 'isolated case' – Ubial

Mar 06, 2017 - 4:17 PM

(UPDATED) The health department calls on local government units to help improve the working conditions of health workers and ensure their security and benefits

Death of Lanao del Norte doctor an 'isolated case' – Ubial

War on drugs, Senate, Samsung | Evening wRap

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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War on drugs, Senate, Samsung | Evening wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Hello! Here's a round-up of news you need to know this Tuesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2017

Senate revamp, death penalty, 2017 Oscars | Evening wRap

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:48 PM

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Senate revamp, death penalty, 2017 Oscars | Evening wRap

Liberal Party senators see Palace hand in ouster

Feb 27, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'Nawala na ba ang pagiging independiente at magiging sunud-sunuran na lang ba [ang Senado] sa ehekutibo?' asks Senator Francis Pangilinan

Liberal Party senators see Palace hand in ouster

Senate ousts Drilon, LP senators from key posts

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) The 4 ousted senators join the Senate minority bloc

Senate ousts Drilon, LP senators from key posts

Aquino on EDSA 31: 'Hindi pa tapos ang laban'

Feb 25, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III leads other Liberal Party members who join the rally to remember the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power revolt

Aquino on EDSA 31: 'Hindi pa tapos ang laban'

Senators to SolGen: Why spend taxpayers' money to acquit a criminal?

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Several senators question the priority given by the Office of the Solicitor General to the case of Janet Lim Napoles

Senators to SolGen: Why spend taxpayers' money to acquit a criminal?

House leaders 'doing a Kellyanne Conway' on age of criminal liability

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:35 PM

'Many of the House leadership are doing the Kellyanne Conway approach: non-responsive, absurd, walang data, not resorting to hard evidence, 'yan ang status ngayon [ng bill],' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin

House leaders 'doing a Kellyanne Conway' on age of criminal liability

Hontiveros likens deaths under Duterte admin to 'necrophilia'

Feb 15, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros says there seems to be an 'obsession with death' under the Duterte administration – from the death penalty to extrajudicial killings due to the war on drugs

Hontiveros likens deaths under Duterte admin to 'necrophilia'

Senate panels push P56k salary for gov't doctors

Feb 11, 2017 - 11:52 AM

To prevent the mass exodus of Filipino doctors abroad, the Senate seeks to increase the government doctors' minimum monthly salary of P28,417

Senate panels push P56k salary for gov't doctors

Jee Ick Joo case: Tangled webs, inconsistent stories

Jan 28, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Will the National Bureau of Investigation and Philippine National Police be able to work together and arrive at the truth?

Jee Ick Joo case: Tangled webs, inconsistent stories

Senators to Duterte: No basis to declare martial law

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:23 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the President's latest statement should not be a cause for worry

Senators to Duterte: No basis to declare martial law

Historic first: 20 gov't loans worth P7.6B up for audit

Dec 23, 2016 - 3:25 PM

A special provision in the newly signed 2017 budget law allows this congressional audit and investigation – the first of its kind in the Philippines

Historic first: 20 gov't loans worth P7.6B up for audit

After 17 years, LGBT anti-discrimination bill up for Senate debate

Dec 21, 2016 - 8:00 AM

It is the first time an anti-discrimination bill reaches the Senate plenary

After 17 years, LGBT anti-discrimination bill up for Senate debate

Hontiveros: Death penalty in our 'Kill Bill' list

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Two other lawmakers also condemn the proposal to revive the death penalty, as well as plans to lower the age of criminal liability in the Philippines

Hontiveros: Death penalty in our 'Kill Bill' list