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Arroyo sister-in-law seeks congressional seat in Negros Occidental

Oct 16, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Ma. Lourdes Arroyo Lesaca seeks the seat that her late brother Ignacio Arroyo Jr occupied in the 5th district until 2012

BROTHER'S SEAT. Ma. Lourdes "Marilou" Arroyo Lesaca files her certificate of candidacy for congresswoman of the 5th district of Negros Occidental on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. The position was held by her brother Ignacio Arroyo Jr until he died in 2012. Photo courtesy of Teresa Ellera

Villar son not running for senator in 2016

Oct 08, 2015 - 5:55 PM

After airing political advertisements and figuring in surveys Mark Villar decides to set aside a senatorial bid and run for re election as Las Piñas congressman

'THANK YOU, BUT...' While he is 'flattered by the encouraging polling numbers' for his reported senatorial bid, Las Piñas Representative Mark Villar says he has decided to seek re-election instead. Photo from Mark Villar's Facebook page

Petilla to quit DOE, run for Senate or House

Apr 28, 2015 - 5:06 PM

‘I can’t stay in this position forever Eventually I have to go ’ says Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla who will quit before October

OUT BY OCTOBER. Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla says he will quit his post should be push through with plans to seek a legislative post. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Only 1 in 7 lawmakers are fresh faces

Jul 21, 2013 - 4:29 PM

Only 34 of the 234 district representatives are going to Congress for the first time and are not related to former solons But only 4 are really new to politics

Reyes asks SC to reconsider her disqualification

Jul 16, 2013 - 5:49 PM

The Marinduque representative asks the ponente Justice Jose Perez to inhibit due to his association with the father of her opponent

FIGHTING FOR HER SEAT: Marinduque Rep Regina "Gina" ReyesFIGHTING FOR HER SEAT: Marinduque Rep Regina "Gina" Reyes

SC justice: Charges over poll case ‘baseless, malicious’

Jul 12, 2013 - 11:24 PM

Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr says his son was not party to the case but he inhibited himself anyway

HE INHIBITED. Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr denies influencing the Supreme Court decision upholding the disqualification of his son's congressional rival. File photo

Disqualified Marinduque bet: SC favored justice's son

Jul 11, 2013 - 7:42 PM

A winning – but disqualified – Marinduque candidate accuses Justice Presbiterio Velasco Jr of influencing a Supreme Court decision that favored his son s congressional bid

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP. Gina Reyes, who won the Marinduque congressional race but was disqualified, says her passport proves her Filipino citizenship. Photo by Ace Tamayo/Rappler

Tight, costly races in 49 provinces

May 13, 2013 - 6:46 AM

In more than half of the provinces and two thirds of the congressional districts the Liberal Party s candidates are engaged in one on one battles