'For me, the most important aspect is the outcome of the trip,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, who joined at least 2 trips abroad
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the EU aid 'conditions' only require Philippine adherence to international treaties that the country has already ratified
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
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr tells a Senate panel that the National Security Council will discuss the incident once the government receives the full report
What became the spark for Ateneo against UP was how team captain and setter Jia Morado, in her own simple ways, kept the fire burning throughout the match.
CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna says his party approved the death penalty bill 'with an understanding' it will be supported by government's efforts to address corruption in the police and judiciary
The Lady Spikers and Lady Eagles will face off in a 'battle of teams with no star players'
Members of the Commission on Appointments laud both Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, saying they are highly qualified for their posts
Other lawmakers also urge Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa to clean the ranks of the police force and to assess his own 'comical' demeanor
Which corruption cases are still pending before the anti-graft court and what are their statuses in the judicial process?
The ruling comes after the Sandiganbayan dismissed criminal charges against the Valenzuela city mayor. The CA puts the responsibility of enforcing compliance with the fire code on the Bureau of Fire Protection.
Prosecutors say the anti-graft court 'overlooked some facts and circumstances which, if taken into account, would have led the court to a different conclusion'
A law needs to be passed so that the allocation for free tuition in state universities and colleges will become a regular item in the budget, the senator says
Putting more teeth into the National Telecommunications Commission and amending foreign ownership rules are among the reforms being eyed
This comes as the Energy Regulatory Commission faces corruption allegations and a threat from President Rodrigo Duterte to have it abolished
(UPDATED) Several congressmen say US President-elect Donald Trump might take BPO jobs back to America, as well as have illegal Filipino migrants deported
A similar bill was filed by House leaders a few weeks ago, after the Sandiganbayan ordered the preventive suspension of several congressmen
Prosecutors accuse LWUA officials of fraud in connection with the purchase of a 60% stake in a thrift bank that went into receivership in 2011
Investigators say Kentex should have been shut down because of its delinquent status. General manager Ong King Guan is also among those charged.
(UPDATED) 'But then again, magtataka pa ba tayo, e sa mismong bansa natin araw araw mahigit kwarenta katao na ang napapatay nang walang paglilitis. Nakakalungkot. Nakakaiyak. Nakakahindik,' says neophyte Senator Leila De Lima
The parcels, which came from Germany, are addressed to a certain Darwin S. Bernardino of Novaliches, Quezon City
The Department of Energy is eyeing a shorter application process for new industry players to fast-track construction of new power plants and ensure enough power supply until 2030
(UPDATED) 'What we want is to determine what really happened and come out with legislation to prevent this type of collusion from happening,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, committee on energy chairman
'What we need is a better path for the socio-civic involvement of the youth, a path that is congruent to the challenges of the changing times'
Senator Grace Poe, sponsor of the FOI bill that the Senate passed in the 16th Congress, says the President executive order covers only the executive branch
For senators, it's time for President Rodrigo Duterte to detail his plans on foreign policy, federalism, health, education, and poverty
'[He] mentioned he thought we should bring back the death penalty especially for drug traffickers,' says Senator Sonny Angara, one of the lawmakers at the late-night Saturday meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City
The senators and their staff are on a roll building their teams, filing their bills, and getting familiar with the inner workings of their new home for the next 6 years
'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
Senator-elect Sherwin Gatchalian identifies 3 'significant occurrences' in the recently-concluded elections
Watch the interview with senator-elect Sherwin Gatchalian on Rappler
The Ombudsman finds probable cause to indict the 3 newly-elected lawmakers – along with 23 others – for the questionable acquisition by LWUA of a Laguna-based thrift bank in 2009
Behind the scenes, many celebrity watchers are disappointed that Mommy D, Sharon Cuneta, and Vilma Santos did not come to the ceremony
Social media users weigh in as the Philippines' 12 new senators are proclaimed
Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson
(UPDATED) Comelec proclaimed the winners in the 2016 senatorial election: 5 newcomers, 3 reelectionists; 4 returning
(UPDATED) Metro Manila reelectionist mayors are losing only in two cities – Makati and Marikina
(26th UPDATE) As of 8:17 am, former TESDA chief Joel Villanueva has 17,262,019 votes based on partial, unofficial election results
Edwin Lacierda urges the public to report to Comelec alleged incidents of vote-counting machines wrongly crediting votes to Mar Roxas
It was because Mar Roxas was saying one thing, and Liberal Party spokesman Edgar Erice was saying another, says Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian
One out of every 3 registered voters has a complete Senate slate for May 9, according to the latest ABS-CBN survey conducted by Pulse Asia
Of the 13 candidates with a statistical chance of winning, 5 are with the ruling LP; 4 independent; 2 NPC, 1 UNA, 1 Akbayan
Grace Poe's camp welcomes the endorsement while the Liberal Party seems unfazed, saying they are confident of the Bicolanos support for their bets
What can the presidential candidates do for higher education, especially in the context of the ASEAN integration and the full implementation of the K to 12?
'After digging through tons of old documents stored since 2006, this ID was finally found. As in just now,' the presidential candidate's spokesman tells Rappler
(UPDATED) Six senatorial aspirants present themselves to voters at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP-Diliman