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The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines says there were no marching orders from the President on 'matters that concern the daily lives of workers'
Progressive lawmakers Sarah Elago, Arlene Brosas, and Ferdinand Gaite get in trouble for using their Filipiniana attire as protest materials for the SONA
The Senate elects chairpersons for the 18th Congress' Senate committees
But Minority Leader Benny Abante vows minority his bloc will be 'no company union' in the 18th Congress
(UPDATED) The Manila 6th District congressman leads the 28-person minority bloc
Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano again debunks corruption allegations against PHISGOC, which he chairs
Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte told him 'to respect the decision of the President' in the speakership race
Manila 6th District Representative Benny Abante also gets support from lawmakers belonging to PDP-Laban, the Nacionalista party, and the party-list groups
Presidential son and Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte is a deputy speaker, while Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab heads the appropriations committee
'People love their congressmen, but they love to hate Congress.... Let us change that,' Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tells House members
(UPDATED) The Taguig City-Pateros congressman, who faced persistent talks of a challenge up to the last minute, gets 266 votes
(3rd UPDATE) Despite initial reports of neophytes wanting a change in leadership, the old leaders remain: Juan Miguel Zubiri as Majority Leader, Ralph Recto as Senate President Pro-Tempore, and Franklin Drilon as Minority Leader
Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of the opening of session of the 18th Congress Philippine Senate happening on July 22, 2019
Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of the opening of session of the 18th Congress House of Representatives happening on July 22, 2019
US President Donald Trump's comments come a week after he sparked a firestorm of outrage when he attacked the left-leaning lawmakers with a series of tweets saying they should 'go back' to their countries of origin
Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco says there will be no rift in the House to ensure that President Rodrigo Duterte's agenda is prioritized
Pampanga 3rd District Representative Aurelio Gonzales Jr says all 85 PDP-Laban congressmen will be supporting Alan Cayetano. Senate President Vicente Sotto III adds the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) will be supporting Cayetano too.
Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr files 100 bills in his first few weeks in office in a bid to 'fulfill his campaign promises'
(UPDATED) 'Thank you very much Cong. Paolo ‘Pulong’ Duterte for our talk on what the country needs and how we can put together a very responsive Congress,' says speakership bet Alan Peter Cayetano
(6th UPDATE) 'We urge our fellow lawmakers at the House of Representatives to seriously consider where they stand in the face of the harassment and persecution brought upon our party chairperson,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
The Somali-born Muslim lawmaker came to the United States as a child and eventually won a seat in Congress
Around 100 lawmakers from different parties brave the heavy rain to attend Leyte 1st District Representative Martin Romualdez's thanksgiving dinner
Democrats hold a majority in the 435-member House but are outnumbered by Republicans in the Senate, where the resolution is unlikely to be considered
Around 100 House allies show up at Leyte 1st District Representative Martin Romualdez's thanksgiving party after he vows out of the speakership race
Defeated congressional bet Jejomar Binay accuses his opponent Kid Peña of buying votes in Makati City, allegedly handing out P500 to P2,000 per voter
The lawmakers accuse the Department of Education of violating the rights of the Lumad schools' administrators, teachers, staff, and students
Opposition lawmaker Edcel Lagman himself says he is open to becoming the minority leader to stop the formation of a 'company union' in the House
Will Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Cayetano get the support of a House that isn't too fond of him? Will Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco get to serve for 21 months, as promised him?
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte reacts to the statement of his son, Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte, that the speakership race does not seem to be over yet
Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano says lawmakers who either serve for 4 years with no term limits, or 5 years with term limits will become 'more productive'
(3rd UPDATE) Anak Kalusugan Representative Michael Defensor apologizes to Sara Duterte, saying it was wrong of him to drag the Davao City mayor's name into the matter
Presidential daughter Sara Duterte previously claimed Cayetano made a 'veiled threat' against her should she decide to support the speakership bid of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco
72 lawmakers, including their leader and former speakership bet Martin Romualdez, will now back Alan Peter Cayetano for the post with 'no ifs, no buts, no excepts, and no unless'
'We are for the President’s choice,' says party-list bloc president and 1-Pacman Representative Mikee Romero
'The drug war has impaired the future of thousands of Filipino children,' say the 6 progressive legislators who filed the House resolution
'DDSM,' the presumptive Speaker's chosen name for the House majority bloc, seems to be a play on 'DDS,' the name embraced by President Rodrigo Duterte's loyalists
(4th UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte also announces that Leyte congressman Martin Romualdez will be Majority Floor Leader
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the speakership hopefuls will 'settle the issue between them' should President Rodrigo Duterte still refuse to give his blessing
It is in the interest of congressmen and their constituents if the Speaker has a direct line to Malacañang, says the Albay representative
'As president of the Congress party, I am responsible for the loss of the 2019 election, Gandhi says in a statement on his official Twitter account
(UPDATED) So far, 6 congressmen are vying to be Speaker of the House in the 18th Congress
'The Constitution entrusted to Congress the duty to end political dynasties. Unfortunately, we have failed in our duty and, hence, political dynasty still persists and so does poverty,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
After the 2019 polls, the ruling party PDP-Laban and its allies take both the Senate and the House
In refiling the bill, Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the law should be further amended 'to adapt to changing times'
'Maninidigan pa rin tayo,' says Quezon City 6th District Representative Kit Belmonte, Liberal Party secretary-general
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
Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, who is supporting speakership bet Martin Romualdez, opposes the planned sanctions of the PDP-Laban leadership
'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc
The allies of Leyte 1st District representative-elect Martin Romualdez claim he has the numbers to secure the speakership, with one lawmaker pegging it at 178 votes
The former US special counsel agrees to testify in public on July 17 about his report into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election