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After lotto closure, lawmaker suggests Pagcor funds for CHED, PSC

Jul 30, 2019 - 3:40 PM

CHED and the PSC are among the government agencies that benefit from the revenue of the PCSO, whose gaming operations President Rodrigo Duterte recently shut down

RESPONSE TO PCSO CLOSURE. AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr files House Resolution No 147 on July 30, 2019. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

No bet for Speaker yet, says House party-list bloc

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:49 AM

1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero tells party-list bloc members that he just signed the manifesto of support for Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco to 'thwart' a proposed term-sharing agreement among speakership bets

NO BET YET. Almost half of the party-list coalition holds an emergency meeting on June 26, 2019 to settle an issue over the heated speakership race. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Minority lawmakers Garbin, Atienza trade barbs over EDSA provincial bus ban

May 20, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza tries to play the seniority card against AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr, his ally in the House minority

AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr and Buhay Representative Lito Atienza engage in a heated discussion on May 20, 2019.

Lowering criminal liability age ‘scapegoat’ for failing justice system

Jan 23, 2019 - 4:06 PM

House minority lawmakers argue that the proposed bill does not address the reasons why children break the law in the first place

CHILDREN AS SCAPEGOATS? Rehabilitation centers for children in conflict with the law have poor to inhumane conditions. File photo by Rappler

Batocabe security pulled out before murder? Cops cry foul

Dec 23, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Police insist that AKO Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe was assigned only one security escort, SPO1 Orlando Diaz, who also died during the attack

CRIME SCENE. AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe and his police escort SPO1 Orlando Diaz are shot dead just under a waiting shed after completing a gift-giving program in Daraga town in Albay. Photos from Bicol Police

AKO Bicol congressman Garbin robbed a day after party mate’s murder

Dec 23, 2018 - 2:25 PM

The robbery happens while Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr is at a press conference in Daraga, Albay, announcing the P15 million reward for the arrest of suspects in Rodel Batocabe's murder

ROBBED. The house of AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr is robbed a day after his fellow party list congressman Rodel Batocabe was shot dead. Bicol police photos

Minority congressmen defend Arroyo, insist no ‘pork barrel’ in 2019 budget

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:04 PM

'Di nag-congressman si [Senator] Ping [Lacson]. Baka 'di niya naiintidihan ‘yong problema ng may constituency,' says Arroyo ally and House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez

'NO PORK BARREL.' Minority congressmen Lito Atienza, Danilo Suarez, and Alfredo Garbin Jr hold their weekly press conference on December 5, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda

LIVE: House hearing on BPI, BDO glitches

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:29 AM

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Lawmakers seek House probe into BPI system glitch

Jun 08, 2017 - 6:05 PM

3 AKO Bicol representatives file a resolution calling for a probe into the matter as BPI clients remain unable to withdraw money through ATMs

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lawmakers see failure of intelligence in Marawi attack

May 24, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Members of the Senate and House of Representatives want authorities to explain what truly happened with some saying local government officials might be involved

ROAD BLOCKS. Armed men belonging to the Maute Group block roads leading to Marawi city. Photo by Chico Dimaro Usman

After resignation call, Alvarez gives Dela Rosa a chance

Jan 23, 2017 - 2:55 PM

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

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea does the thumbs up sign while House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa shake hands during the latter's birthday celebration at Camp Crame on January 22, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Suarez wants death penalty under Duterte admin only

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:25 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says this could be a way to appease the Church which is strongly opposing the proposed revival of capital punishment in the country

THE MINORITY. The House minority bloc holds its weekly press conference at the House of Representatives on December 14. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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Oct 05, 2016 - 11:48 PM

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Minority lawmakers oppose same-sex unions in PH

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says a same sex couple locked in a kiss in a wedding ceremony is not pleasant to look at

AGAINST. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (left), Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza (2nd from right), and AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr (right) explain why their bloc opposes same-sex unions. Only Kabayan Representative Harry Roque (2nd from left) support it. File photos by Rappler

Lawmakers want to regulate e-cigarettes

Sep 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

These products still carry risk with them as the technology used may still be defective and the substance used still contains nicotine say the proponents of House Bill Number 3330

SAFE OR NOT? The scientific community are giving contradictory answers on the effects of using electronic cigarettes.

Bill wants state-run crematories in PH

Jul 09, 2016 - 5:15 PM

3 representatives of AKO Bicol say cremation is less costly than the traditional burial rites in the country

HIGH FEES. Lawmakers wants to address the expensive burial fees in the country through a bill creating state-run crematories. Photo from Wikipedia

Bill seeks to build drug rehab centers for the poor

Jul 07, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Drug addicts are not wasted human capital There is always a chance for change says AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe author of the proposal

SECOND CHANCE. Alleged drug addicts and pushers file through to undergo drug tests following their surrender to authorities at Camp Karingal police station in Manila on June 22. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP