What is assigned to Congress is not just a discretion to revoke or not to revoke President Duterte's martial law declaration but a positive duty to review it
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
The approved bills include one that prohibits hospitals from demanding deposits before treating patients, and one that mandates free public internet access
(UPDATED) In a statement, Tadeco says Calida's statement is 'premature and uninformed' as past justice secretaries had found arrangements to be valid and beneficial to BuCor and the country
The detained senator says the lawmakers had no authority to file a suit against her
Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo also denies having talks with Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
Less than 20 Duterte supporters stage a silent rally while holding signs calling for her impeachment or resignation
LP secretary-general Jose Christopher Belmonte says it is 'heartwarming' that none of the party's lawmakers are willing to take the place of their ousted colleagues
Here are links to the speeches of 14 congressmen and women who voted "no" and 3 who voted "yes" to House Bill 4727
(UPDATED) Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte says he 'cannot accept' that the 17th Congress 'would take blood in its own hands'
Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte explains his 'no' vote, saying, 'Imposing the death penalty is allowing state-sponsored killings'
Former Davao City 1st District representative Prospero Nograles says he is ready for an 'all-out' fight before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan
Former president Benigno Aquino III says he is 'definitely' bothered by Senator Leila de Lima's arrest and the Senate reorganization that affected Liberal Party members
(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
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says it is 'not a problem' for him if he loses support following his resolve to remove House leaders who are against the death penalty bill
Philippine Wrestling Revolution heads to Quezon City for the first time, seeking to write a new chapter in its first show of 2017
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte is keeping Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa in his post
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.
Mayor Celso Regencia, who is on his second term, has been behind bars for the alleged ambush on the convoy of former Iligan congressman Vicente Belmonte
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
President Rodrigo Duterte says ex-Iligan City representative Vicente Belmonte Jr and ex-Iligan City mayor Lawrence Cruz are included in his 'final drug list'
'We are not talking about ordinary crimes. These are heinous crimes – crimes that are difficult to imagine being committed by a human being against another human being,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo 'categorically' denies rumors she would soon be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Congress would only grant the President emergency powers to address the traffic problem once the DOTr provides concrete plans
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he already learned his lesson in 2001, when then president Gloria Arroyo appointed him as DOTC secretary and he later faced a plunder complaint
(UPDATED) The House justice committee votes in favor of reimposing the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines. Who voted for and against the measure?
Local residents say they believe Regencia is a victim of narco-politics
The Senate bill seeks to increase the cap for campaign spending by at least a hundred fold due to 'outdated' existing limits
Colleagues in Congress recall how the late senator Miriam Santiago has touched their lives
(UPDATED) 'I plan to clarify this with the President to clear the misinformation and assure him of the party's commitment to the reforms for our Filipino people,' the Vice President says
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is hoping that President Rodrigo Duterte will issue the EO in September so the Constitutional Commission may begin working by October
Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo is set to represent Central Luzon under a new deputy speakership format eyed in Congress, in preparation for the proposed shift to federalism
House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas hopes former Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr's 'strong sense of nationalism' will make him accept the job
In defending the Constituent Assembly, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says all elections – even the polls for Constitutional Convention delegates – may be influenced by big businessmen and other vested interests
Dari tuntunan Nabi, suara adzan sebagai tanda masuknya salat memang harus ditinggikan. Yang perlu diperhatikan adalah agar suara muadzin tidak sumbang dan sebaliknya enak, merdu, dan syahdu.
The man behind Rodrigo Duterte's rise to the presidency plans to leave a mark as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the Duterte administration wants to start the shift to a federal system after the 2019 midterm polls
The Vice President prefers to focus on her tasks, including her work as housing chief, but is open to leading the LP 'eventually'
Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr claims there was a sudden change in House rules that members of the minority still have to elect their leader
(4th UPDATE) Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez clinches a landslide victory with 251 votes
'An election is a place for a conflict of viewpoints... (But) the election is over. It's time for us to get together and move on as a people,' says outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr
LP members led by outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr pledge support for President Rodrigo Duterte. Some LP members, however, will be in the minority.
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
The Liberal Party, the former ruling party, only has around 30 to 35 members left in the House of Representatives
The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world without a national identification system, says a proponent
LP member Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the Liberal Party members will finalize their decision in a meeting on July 14