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'Honeymoon' over, opposition says after drop in Duterte ratings

Oct 08, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Critics say Filipinos are now seeing the truth behind President Rodrigo Duterte's 'empty' promise of change

DECLINE. President Rodrigo Duterte's ratings drop by 18 points int he September 2017 survey of the Social Weather Stations. Malacañang photo

Opposition urges House to support Ombudsman amid Duterte probe

Oct 03, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Lawmakers from the House's independent minority bloc slam President Rodrigo Duterte for 'aiming to discredit' the Office of the Ombudsman

PUSH FOR OMBUDSMAN. Opposition congressmen lead by L-R, Teddy Baguilat, Egay Erice, Raul Daza and Edcel Lagman hold a press conference at the House of Representative in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Chinese ships spotted near Pag-asa Island sandbars, says Alejano

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) The ships were monitored on September 18, says opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano

CHINESE ACTIVITY. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, a former soldier, says Chinese vessels were spotted near Pag-asa island and its sand bars. File photo

House OKs national ID bill

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Legislators opposing the measure say it is Marcosian and will particularly dangerous under President Rodrigo Duterte who is flirting with authoritarianism

NATIONAL ID SYSTEM. The House of Representatives OKs its version of a proposed national ID system. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang says no more Chinese flag near Kota Island

Aug 24, 2017 - 1:20 PM

UPDATED Philippine Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says he got this assurance from a reliable source

Chinese flag planted near PH-controlled Kota Island – Alejano

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Citing sources the Magdalo representative says a Chinese civilian ship planted the flag in an area in the West Philippine Sea South China Sea 3rd week of July

MONITORING. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano shows a map to illustrate China's alleged acitivities in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island

Photos show China ships fishing near Pag-asa Island

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM

CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there

'ACTIVELY FISHING.' This photo shows one of two Chinese ships that 'appear to be actively fishing, with their nets visibly in the water,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

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Aug 17, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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Alejano: Does PH have 'strategy of silence' in West Philippine Sea?

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Have we already adopted the strategy of silence inaction and subservience in West Philippine Sea so as not to offend China? asks opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano

WHAT'S THE POLICY? Opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano criticized DFA secretary Alan Peter Cayetano over recent statements made concerning the West Philippine Sea. File photo

Cayetano ribs Alejano: 'Thin line' between informing, stirring situation

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:26 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano citing military sources says Chinese vessels were spotted near Pag asa island in the West Philippine Sea

NO REASON FOR ALARM. Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano (right) stands beside Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a press conference in Manila in July 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/ AFP

Cayetano downplays reported China ships near Pag-asa Island

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:22 PM

There are reasons for the presence of certain vessels but the situation in the area is very stable Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

BETTER TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Duterte administration has improved the Philippines' ties with China. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

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Aug 15, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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Former mutineer Alejano explains why Faeldon is no longer Magdalo

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:15 PM

The embattled BOC commissioner once asked Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano s help in reforming the Customs He declined

MAGDALO. Representative Gary Alejano represents Magdalo in the House of Representatives. Rappler file photo

5 Chinese ships spotted near Pag-asa sandbars

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:21 AM

The Chinese may have a sinister plan to occupy sandbars just west of Pag asa that belong to us says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

PAG-ASA ISLAND. About a hundred Filipinos live in one of the biggest islands in the Spratlys

Delaying barangay polls 'trivializes' democratic process – House opposition

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The House of Representatives earlier voted in a caucus to postpone the elections to May 2018 and allow barangay officials to be holdovers until then

NO TO POSTPONEMENT. Opposition legislators still oppose the plan to postpone the barangay elections yet again. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino's Mamasapano indictment 'bad precedent' – Trillanes

Jul 16, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano another former military man says the top commander can t possibly usurp a lower commander s powers

MAMASAPANO'S GHOSTS. Then-president Benigno Aquino III attends the necrological services for the slain SAF troopers on January 30, 2015. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Opposition lawmakers to contest SC martial law ruling

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says they will expose serious errors in the majority decision of the Supreme Court when they file a motion for reconsideration

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW. Representatives Gary Alejano, Teddy Baguilat Jr, Edcel Lagman, Tom Villarin, and Emmanuel Billones will file a motion for reconsideration against the SC's martial law ruling. File photo by Rappler

Rename PH? Netizens say there are more pressing matters

Jun 12, 2017 - 2:25 PM

A lawmaker thinks the Philippines should get a new name but many social media users argue the focus should be on solving the country s problems

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Jun 12, 2017 - 2:05 PM

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Alejano wants commission to rename Philippines

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:50 PM

If we want to be truly independent then we should throw away the bonds of colonialism by establishing our own national identity says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

NAME CHANGE? Representative Gary Alejano wants to form a commission to rename the country. Rappler file photo

Aguirre stands by order to probe opposition for alleged destab plot

Jun 10, 2017 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED Even after the discovery of false claims and an old unrelated photo Aguirre stands by his Department Order 385 to probe into a supposed destabilization plot by opposition leaders

MILITARY COURTS. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II says in an interview with Rappler on June 1, 2017 that military courts may be established under particular circumstances during the martial law. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

NUJP to Aguirre: Media won't be scapegoats for your 'lies'

Jun 09, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Trying to blame others for your blunders unmasks you as a mean spirited coward the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines tells Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

UNDER FIRE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is under fire from media for claiming he was misquoted on reports that he linked opposition lawmakers to the Marawi siege.  File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

No public apology yet from Aguirre for fake news

Jun 08, 2017 - 9:03 PM

The Palace says Aguirre still enjoys the full trust of President Rodrigo Duterte

NO APOLOGIES YET. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II refuses to talk to reporters on June 8, 2017 who asked him about his public apology due that day, at least according to Senator Bam Aquino who he called the night before. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Palace: Aguirre doing an 'excellent job' in DOJ

Jun 08, 2017 - 2:14 PM

Despite repeated false claims made by the justice chief Malacañang says Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II continues to enjoy the full trust of President Rodrigo Duterte

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella relays the 4th quarter Social Weather Station survey which reveals that 48 percent of Filipinos expect their lives will improve  in the next 12 months as compared to the three percent who says otherwise during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 14, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

FACT-CHECK: Aguirre uses old photo to tag opposition lawmakers in Marawi crisis

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The photo of the alleged plotters turns out to have been taken in 2015 at the Iloilo Airport and not weeks before the Maute crisis erupted

OLD PHOTO. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II shows this 2015 photo to reporters on June 7, 2017 as he tags Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano and former Aquino administration political adviser Ronald Llamas. Photo from Facebook

Additional 'communication' vs Duterte filed before Int'l Criminal Court

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and congressman Gary Alejano call for a preliminary examination to give victims hope Duterte’s impunity would soon end

 END IMPUNITY. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano  urges ICC Prosecutor to bring hope and end President Rodrigo Duterte's impunity. Presidential Photo

Opposition lawmakers want SC to nullify martial law

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:46 AM

6 members of the House opposition bloc believe the President s Proclamation Number 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao is bereft of sufficient factual basis

NO TO MARTIAL LAW. Six out of the 7 members of the House opposition are against the declaration of martial law in Mindanao and wants the SC to nullify it.  NO TO MARTIAL LAW. Six out of the 7 members of the House opposition are against the declaration of martial law in Mindanao and wants the SC to nullify it.

House officially junks Duterte impeachment complaint

May 30, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Voting 217 4 0 the House of Representatives approves the committee report junking the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte

PLENARY. The House votes on the committee report junking the impeachment complaint against the President on May 30. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Opposition lawmakers hit 'creeping authoritarianism' under Duterte

May 29, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Representatives Gary Alejano Teddy Baguilat Jr and Tom Villarin say President Rodrigo Duterte cannot ignore Congress and the Supreme Court over the martial law declaration in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he reiterates that he remains true to his oath of office to protect and preserve the Filipinos in his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed government officials and the new officers of the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) officers at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on March 30, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

Lawmakers advised to stay in Manila while waiting for Duterte’s return

May 24, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the Constitution mandates Congress to convene once the President submits its report detailing his reasons for declaring martial law in Mindanao

ON STANDBY. Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (center) advises lawmakers to remain in Manila pending President Rodrigo Duterte's return from Moscow, Russia. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo orders relief operations amid Marawi clashes

May 24, 2017 - 4:45 AM

In separate statements lawmakers also condemn the Marawi clashes with some of them questioning the move to put Mindanao under martial law

MARAWI CLASHES. Vice President Leni Robredo orders relief operations for Filipinos affected by the clashes in Marawi City. Photo by OVP

House opposition backs De Lima's request to join Senate debates

May 22, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The 7 members of the House opposition bloc go to Camp Crame to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima who is in high spirits

MAGNIFICENT 7. Representatives Emmanuel Billiones, Tom Villarin, Raul Daza, Edcel Lagman, Teddy Baguilat Jr, and Gary Alejano pose for photographers outside the PNP Custodial Center after their visit to detained Senator Leila de Lima on May 22. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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May 22, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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House panel wants impeachment complaints lacking in form immediately junked

May 22, 2017 - 10:12 AM

The current Rules of Procedure in Impeachment Proceedings state lawmakers may only junk an impeachment complaint after the document s sufficiency in form and substance are assessed

FORMALITIES. Justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali presides during the hearing on May 22, when the panel formally junked the impeachment complaint against the President. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LIVE: House approval of committee report on Duterte impeachment complaint

May 22, 2017 - 8:16 AM

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May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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It takes only a day to kill an impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 20, 2017 - 2:34 PM

The House has time honored processes that protect itself from the tyranny of the majority But the allies of President Duterte could not be bothered by these when they dismissed the first impeachment complaint against him

De Lima, Trillanes slam House panel for junking Duterte impeachment

May 16, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Both senators say there is no rule requiring a complainant to have personal knowledge of accusations citing the cases of former president Joseph Estrada and former chief justice Renato Corona

IMPEACHMENT. Senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV slam the House committee on justice for junking the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte.

ICC complaint vs Duterte is 'mental hospital' material, says Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez one of the complaint s respondents says the ICC case against him the President and other officials is baseless

UNFAZED. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he is not bothered he is one of the respondents in the complaint filed against the Presidente and other officials before the ICC. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

VLOG: House panel rejects Duterte impeachment complaint

May 15, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Almost all the members of committee on justice present vote that the complaint is insufficient in form and substance

The House committee on justice hearing on May 15, 2017 on the impeachment of President Rodigo Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

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Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

May 15, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also says he will discuss with his party mates the possibility of being co complainants in the ICC case filed against the President

WHAT'S NEXT? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano mulls the next steps to take after the justice panel rejected his impeachment complaint against the President. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Alejano slams House as Duterte puppet after losing impeachment bid

May 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Hindi ako abogado na magaling na magpaikot ikot sa batas Ako ay dating sundalo Ang alam ko lamang ay kung paano i defend ang bansang ito says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano as he holds back tears

House committee junks Duterte impeachment complaint

May 15, 2017 - 1:54 PM

3rd UPDATE The committee finds the impeachment complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte insufficient in substance

The House Committee on Justice on Monday, May 15, 2017 begins its hearing on the impeachment complaint filed by Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on 1st impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 15, 2017 - 1:03 PM

The House justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance

House holds closed-door session on Duterte impeachment

May 15, 2017 - 12:52 PM

UPDATED In the first hearing on the impeachment complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte critics and allies debate its sufficiency in form

The House Committee on Justice on Monday, May 15, 2017 begins its hearing on the impeachment complaint filed by Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House hearing on Duterte impeachment complaint set on May 15

May 12, 2017 - 12:43 PM

The justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance

SUBJECT OF IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. The House has prioritized the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

House hearing on Duterte impeachment complaint eyed on May 15

May 04, 2017 - 5:53 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas shares his target timetable for the impeachment complaint after Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez moved to have it included in the order of business

IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. President Rodrigo Duterte is facing his first impeachment complaint filed by Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo