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Incompetent? 'Look who's talking,' Robredo camp tells Duterte

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:39 AM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo's legal adviser, Barry Gutierrez, lists the country's woes under President Rodrigo Duterte, including rising inflation, a bigger debt burden, and the spate of killings

ROBREDO ADVISER. Former Akbayan representative Barry Gutierrez legal adviser of Vice President Leni Robredo, lashes back at President Rodrigo Duterte for calling Robredo 'incompetent.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Opposition senators seek probe into PTV's planned airing of Chinese shows

Jul 09, 2018 - 2:20 PM

'Airing Chinese shows on our state-run network poses a danger of spreading Chinese propaganda sanctioned by our government,' minority senators say in filing Senate Resolution No. 780

BOOSTING TIES. Philippine Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (right) and Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua (left) try using one of the radios that the Chinese government donated to Philippine government-owned media groups, after a turnover ceremony in Malacañang Palace on February 27, 2017. Malacañang file photo

Senate minority seeks probe into China plane landings in Davao

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Opposition senators file Senate Resolution No. 779, seeking to determine if the 'technical stops' of Chinese military planes in the Philippines violated the 1987 Constitution

PLANE LANDING. Photos of a Chinese military plane landing in the Davao City Airport earlier went viral, fuelling concerns among netizens. Screenshot from Jose Antonio Custodio's Facebook page

Senators condemn killing of Tanauan mayor Halili

Jul 02, 2018 - 2:45 PM

(UPDATED) Senators call on the Philippine National Police to solve the killing, which opposition senators say is a result of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war

KILLED. Tanauan City, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili was shot in broad daylight in front of the city hall. Photo from Tanauan City's Hope Facebook

On Eid'l Fitr, senators hope BBL will become law

Jun 15, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The lawmakers believe the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which is pending at the bicameral conference committee level in Congress, will bring peace in Mindanao

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Opposition senators seek probe into Calida firm's gov't contracts

May 30, 2018 - 5:55 PM

It remains to be seen if administration senators will indeed allow opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV to lead an investigation into the contracts worth P261.39 million

Solicitor General Jose Calida explains that President Rodrigo Duterte has the power to declare Martial Law on certain conditions to protect the country from any security threats. He said during a press briefing in Malacañan on January 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photos

Opposition senators ask SC to stop PH from leaving Int'l Criminal Court

May 16, 2018 - 6:25 PM

In a petition filed before the Supreme Court, 6 senators argue that the withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court needs Senate concurrence

USURPATION OF LEGISLATIVE POWERS. Opposition senators ask the Supreme Court to invalidate the withdrawal from the International Criminal Court initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Thank you, Sutart': Sharon, Kiko pen sweet anniversary messages

Apr 29, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Happy 22nd anniversary to the couple!

ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS. The couple has been married for 22 years. Photo from Senator Kiko Pangilinan's Instagram account

Binay, Pangilinan hit Bureau of Immigration over nun's arrest

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'How can an Australian religious person be as outlawed as those Chinese syndicates in the country involved in drugs, gambling, and prostitution?' says Senator Nancy Binay

DETAINED NUN. The Bureau of Immigration detains missionary nun Sister Patricia Fox on April 16, 2018. Photo from CBCP News

'What were they thinking?': Robredo, LP solons criticized for Holocaust Memorial photo

Apr 16, 2018 - 10:30 PM

In the photo, Robredo and LP solons were seen happily posing at a monument that honors the memories of the millions who lost their lives during the holocaust

DISRESPECTFUL. Vice President Leni Robredo and Liberal Party lawmakers are criticized online for posing happily in a photo at the holocaust memorial in Berlin. Photo from Rep. Teddy Baguilat's Twitter account.

Lawmakers slam Duterte's plan to abolish NFA Council

Apr 06, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Abolishing the National Food Authority Council 'turns a blind eye to allegations of corruption and condones incompetence and mismanagement by the [NFA] administrator,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

Liberal Party to form 'The Resistance' slate for 2019 elections

Mar 27, 2018 - 1:50 PM

'Resistance is our movement. We must vigorously resist the slide to authoritarianism and anti-democratic rule,' says Liberal Party president and opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan

Photo by Liberal Party Media

Kiko Pangilinan says no issue with Sharon Cuneta, Duterte meeting

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:10 PM

'Walang problema sa akin do'n. Ang differences namin ng Pangulo, trabaho lang at hindi personal,' says the senator

Photo from SAP Bong Go

Landmark coco levy trust fund bill hurdles Congress

Mar 19, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Senate Bill 1233 places the management of the fund under a reconstituted Philippine Coconut Authority – the agency that was responsible for the misuse of the funds in the 1970s

File Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

No farmers' say in coco levy funds? Pangilinan, Recto clash

Mar 06, 2018 - 8:14 AM

Senators are set to vote on the issue, as Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto wants the government to be the sole manager of the coco levy funds, while Senator Francis Pangilinan wants farmers who paid the taxes to have a role

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Cha-Cha timeline? Discuss Con-Ass voting first, says Pangilinan

Feb 26, 2018 - 9:20 AM

There’s a pricklier issue that’s yet to be resolved: should the Senate and House vote jointly or separately in approving proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution?

CHA-CHA HEARING. Senator Francis Pangilinan during a Senate hearing on charter change. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/Senate

Experts suggest compromise for Congress: Regulate, not ban, dynasties

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Having family members in office all at the same time could be prohibited, while having family members serving one after another could be allowed

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on Charter Change

Feb 01, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Among the invited guests are justices and former members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission

Senate to resume Cha-Cha hearing in January

Jan 10, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Minority senator Francis Pangilinan, who earlier raised doubts over Congress proposing changes to the 1987 Constitution, will lead the hearing

Sharon Cuneta admits marriage to Kiko Pangilinan 'almost' ended in 2017

Jan 07, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'To Kiko, thank you. We almost lost each other last year,' says megastar Sharon Cuneta to her husband Senator Francis Pangilinan

Photo from actress' Twitter

Strive for a 'kinder, resilient' PH in 2018 – senators

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:16 PM

(UPDATED) ‘Sa darating na 2018, magpursigi tayong maging mas magiliw. Bayang magiliw. Tayo yun eh!’ says Senator Francis Pangilinan in his New Year’s Day message

HOPES FOR 2018. Senators Grace Poe, Francis Pangilinan, and Loren Legarda hope for better times for Filipinos in the new year

Minority senators oppose extension of martial law in Mindanao

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:36 PM

'As security forces reign supreme during martial law, would not military rule actually get in the way of a people-centered rebuilding and rehabilitating of the once vibrant city?' they ask

MARAWI CITY. Minority senators oppose the recommendation to extend martial law in Mindanao. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

LP senators call for impartial probe into dengue vaccine controversy

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:58 PM

'We must ensure that the investigation will not be selective and will cover all periods of implementation of the program,' says Liberal Party president Francis Pangilinan

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ahead of ASEAN Summit, senators urge gov't to enforce West PH Sea ruling

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:20 PM

'We suggest that the government use its ASEAN chairmanship to rally our allies and friends to this end – for our people, for our fisherfolk,' senators say ahead of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit

Pangilinan bill seeks new Constitution subject for Grade 12 students

Nov 09, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The proposed Constitutional Education subject would cover topics like the rights and duties of citizens, social justice, and human rights

CONSTI CLASS. LP president and Senator Francis Pangilinan wants Grade 12 students to learn about the Constitution in school. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

New blood: Liberal Party welcomes 'non-politicians' into fold

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The once-ruling party, the target of criticism by President Rodrigo Duterte and his supporters, welcomes more than 100 new members

NEW MEMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo leads the oath taking of new LP members on Tuesday, November 7. Photo from the Liberal Party

It's about principle, not loyalty, opposition tells Sara Duterte

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:16 PM

'Ang mga panunumbat ni Mayor Sara Duterte ay noong hindi ko pa kilalang mamamatay tao at magnanakaw ang tatay niyang si President Duterte. Iba na ngayon, alam ko na ang katotohanan,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Sara Duterte says father's critics in Senate once asked for his help

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:41 PM

In a Facebook post, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio calls out 3 opposition senators for being 'plastic and opportunists'

STAND AGAINST DUTERTE. 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of various groups and politicians from the opposition launches on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senators clash again over resolution vs killings in public hearing

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III vows to 'hunt down' the people behind the #SilentNoMorePH blog

HEARING ON FAKE NEWS. Senator Grace Poe presides the Senate first hearing on fake news on October 4, 2017. Photo by Alex Nuevaespa/Senate PRIB

Resolution vs killings sent to 5 of 7 senators before filing – Pangilinan's office

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan's chief-of-staff says Senate Resolution 516 was sent to the offices of Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, Senators Richard Gordon, Cynthia Villar, Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Gregorio Honasan, contrary to their claims

Senators bicker over 'exclusion' from resolution vs killing of minors

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III seeks a probe into the 'Silent No More PH' blog, which 'prostituted' 7 senators for not signing the resolution

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

On 'dilawan' tag, Aquino says listen to message before looking at color

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'

L-R, Senator Franklin Drilon, Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice Pres. Lenie Robredo and Senator Bam Aquino during a solidarity mass held at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino, Liberal Party members lead 'Mass for justice'

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Aside from condemning the atrocities during the Martial Law era, they also demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration

Sen. Bam Aquino (right) sings together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Franklin Drilon during the “Misa ng Mamamayan Para sa Katarungan” at the Parish of Holy Sacrifice on Thursday in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Mark Saludes Photo from the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

The LP question: How to be 'non-traditional' opposition

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:59 PM

'You can’t always oppose everything. You have to choose which are the ones that are going against the core interests of the party,' says the Liberal Party's vice president for external affairs

NON-TRADITIONAL OPPOSITION? 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of groups politicians from the opposition is launched on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate minority renews call for 'incompetent' Aguirre's resignation

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The Filipinos deserve better than a Cabinet official who resorts to spreading lies sowing intrigue and to name calling opposition senators say

Minority asks Pimentel to help reverse notice to visit De Lima

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

We hope that Senate President Pimentel will stand by his previous assertions of the Senate s independence says Liberal Party president Francis Pangilinan

VISIT. The Senate minority bloc visits detained Senator Leila de Lima in detention in Camp Crame. File Photo from De Lima's office

Senators to Marcoses: Return all ill-gotten wealth, not just 'crumbs'

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Kung ano ang kabuuan na ninakaw ibalik Di naman yung pinaambunan ka lang ayos na says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos (left), Congresswoman Imelda Marcos (center) and Former senator Bongbong Marcos (right) on August 9, 2017, during Inquiry into the use by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte tobaco excise tax to purchase of motor vehicles made through cash advances without the benefit of public biddings for the total amount of P66.45 million. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

UN expert Agnes Callamard on Kian: 'Make his death the last'

Aug 26, 2017 - 7:19 PM

The UN special rapporteur on summary executions sends her condolences to the family of the slain teenager on the day of his burial

UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard listens to speakers as she attends the Drugs Issues, Different Perspectives: A Policy Forum at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on May 5, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Pangilinan warns vs fowl profiteers amid bird flu outbreak

Aug 12, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan pushes for a massive information campaign after the Philippine government confirmed a bird flu outbreak in Pampanga

PINIKPIKAN. Chicken vendors in Baguio City Public Market still sells briskly live broiler-cull for 'pinipikan' under the shadow of looming concerns culling of thousands poultry in Central Luzon due to avian flu. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Liberal Party holds 1st official meeting post-2016 elections

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The party ratifies resolutions naming Vice President Leni Robredo as its chairperson and Senator Francis Pangilinan as its president

LP OFFICIALS. Top-ranking officials of the Liberal Party meet officially for the first time. Photo courtesy of Rep. Teddy B. Baguilat, Jr.

Senators admit links to 'middleman' in P6.4-B shabu shipment

Aug 09, 2017 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Alleged middleman Kenneth Dong was a campaign donor of Villanueva while Recto Hontiveros Zubiri and Pangilinan were his wedding sponsors

TIES. At least 4 senators admit to their links to Kenneth Dong, alleged middleman in the P6.4-billion worth of shabu shipment from China.

Pangilinan fears nationwide martial law

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Senator Francis Pangilinan maintains the President s grounds for declaring martial law in Mindanao is unconstitutional

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Senator Francis Pangilinan explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

Liberal Party: Aquino actions in Mamasapano 'in good faith'

Jul 14, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The LP sees his actions in relation to Mamasapano as imperatives in good faith to advance the cause of justice and peace in Mindanao says party president Senator Francis Pangilinan

MAMASAPANO CLASH. Former President Benigno S. Aquino III presents the €œMedalya ng Katapangan€ to the family of a fallen SAF trooper during the Necrological Service at Camp Bagong Diwa on January 30, 2015. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Rappler Talk: Romulo dela Rosa, new PH Coconut Authority chief

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Dela Rosa takes over following the suspension of his predecessor Avelino Andal

The fall of the 'dilawang' Liberal Party

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Liberal Party s rebranding is a hard and messy work in progress as Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year in office

Public 'deserves truth' about Duterte's health – senators

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:16 AM

2ND UPDATE Knowing the truth about the President s state of health is both a matter of public interest and national security detained Senator Leila de Lima tells Malacañang

VILLAMOR VISIT. Philippine Air Force officials welcome President Rodrigo Duterte in Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on June 15, 2017. Presidential Photo

Robredo urges Filipinos to defend 'weakening' institutions

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:15 PM

We are already seeing our institutions being eroded We must move swiftly and effectively to ensure that they are strong enough for our children s children says Vice President Leni Robredo

DDS. Vice President Leni Robredo attends a the Defend Democracy Summit (DDS) held on the 119th Independence Day of the Philippines. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Senate minority to Congress, SC: Preserve independence, democracy

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Senate minority bloc also urges the public to fight for democracy amid the proliferation of fake news

DEMOCRACY. Minority senators urge the Supreme Court and Congress to preserve its independence.

Opposition senators seek joint session on martial law

May 29, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The joint congressional session is needed to check the validity of the proclamation and to prevent abuses all 6 minority senators say in a resolution

JOINT SESSION. Opposition senators file a resolution calling for a joint congressional probe to deliberate on President Rodrigo Duterte’ declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

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