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'We are representatives of the people. We are the nearest link to the people, so why should senators' vote have more weight than a congressman?' says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
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The House committee on constitutional amendments seeks to amend Article III, Section 4, to provide constitutional protection only for the 'responsible exercise' of free speech
What will the Philippine government look like under federalism? Here's one proposal from the House
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Some opposition legislators find it 'ironic' that the Securities and Exchange Commission invoke restrictions on foreign ownership just as the administration pushes for amendments to the Constitution that would allow just that
Associate Justices Mariano del Castillo and Andres Reyes, as well as a psychiatrist who previously evaluated Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, are among those who will be invited
Magtitiwala ka bang isulat ng mga maginoong ito ang kinabukasan ng bayan at ng susunod na henerasyon?
If the Senate's vote is needed on ordinary bills, why not on the crucial task of amending the 1987 Constitution?
'It was very simple in terms of program and in terms of menu. It was a very casual, laid-back affair,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez marks his 60th birthday in grand style
Enrile says elections postponement and term extension are always possible, but only after amendments have been made to the constitution
Drilon sounds the alarm against recent statements made by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez against the performance of the Senate, seeing it as part of 'deliberate efforts' to weaken the institution and pave the way for its abolition
'No, walang factions. Nagtutuksuhan lang kami,' claims Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on the word war between him and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
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'Hindi kita pinipilit, karapatan mo 'yun. Magsalita against the administration, okay go ahead. Pero mayroon din akong karapatan, huwag mo rin akong pigilan,' says the House Speaker
It's going to be a quick push for federalism as Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez expects the Constituent Assembly to convene by January 2018 and a plebiscite to be held by May the same year
This isn't the first time the Speaker has criticized the Senate, which he has called 'mabagal na kapulungan (the slow chamber)'
The 4 institutions, representing the 3 co-equal branches of government, see a rise in their net satisfaction ratings
House Resolution 1463 seeks to grant the travel tax exemption 'to help enhance trade, tourism, and investments in the said area'
More than 9 months after an 11-day trip to tourist spots, lawmakers adopt a resolution calling for cleaner public restrooms in transportation terminals
'We had nothing to do with whatever decision both houses of Congress had,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
(UPDATED) The Speaker says funds have been reallocated for free college tuition and for the salary hikes for soldiers and policemen
(UPDATED) House opposition leader Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says the move was done in the bicameral conference 'reportedly upon instructions of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez'
Complainant Larry Gadon says he will move for the issuance of a subpoena, but Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's camp and House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali say Gadon is not in the position to move for anything
'I suspect that this has something to do with the lingering issue of the Navy's frigate acquisition project,' says the former Marine officer, echoing earlier statements made by Rappler sources
A spokesperson of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says statements made inside and outside the hearings of the House justice committee 'were purely hearsay, personal opinions, innuendos, and optics'
The list includes 29 bills passed into law
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If the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion bill is signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte, Filipinos will have higher take-home pay but will have to shell out more for fuel, cars, tobacco, and sugar-sweetened drinks
A lawmaker questions why the pharmaceutical company seemed 'certain all along' that it would get the contract from the Philippine government
Kenneth Hartigan-Go defends a 2013 circular he issued that allowed for the dengue vaccine to get a certificate of product registration (CPR) even without the conduct of a post-marketing surveillance
'We talked about the profile of safety and efficacy of the product after 20 years of [research and development],' says Sanofi Pasteur Asia-Pacific head Thomas Triomphe
The VACC has been wanting to file the impeachment complaint since May
Sanofi Pasteur Asia Pacific head Thomas Triomphe tells a House committee there is no worldwide scare due to their latest advisory, and that Dengvaxia is safe and effective
After 4 hours of deliberations, lawmakers grant the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao by a year to 'totally eradicate' Islamic State-inspired terror groups
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(UPDATED) Less than 50 protesters from Akbayan party list assemble as Congress begins deliberations on the extension of martial law in Mindanao. Later in the day, the other faction of the Philippine left gathers about a hundred members, to hold its own protest
Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law
Senate and House leaders are set to hold a joint session on President Rodrigo Duterte's request on December 13
While saying he doesn't want to get ahead of the justice committee, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says witness accounts prove there's weight to the impeachment complaint
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who also comes from Mindanao, says he supports President Rodrigo Duterte's request for martial law to be extended there
The Senate and the House of Representatives are set to ratify their reconciled version on Tuesday, December 12, before sending it to President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law
The lowest-ranked uniformed personnel will see a nearly 100% increase in their basic salaries should the measure turn into law
The Senate and the House of Representatives will tackle the request of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, December 13
The extension is needed for the 'total eradication' of ISIS-inspired terror groups and 'communist terrorists,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
Representative Edcel Lagman argues there's no more basis for an extension of martial law in Mindanao