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Arroyo, lawmakers condemn killing of Batocabe

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:08 PM

(6th UPDATE) Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and other lawmakers call for a speedy probe into the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

COLLEAGUES. In this Facebook photo posted on July 26, 2018, the late AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe is seen with Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the House of Representatives. Photo from Batocabe's Facebook page

House to probe Makati bar for keeping out KaladKaren Davila

Aug 28, 2018 - 6:04 PM

'The actions taken by the management of the establishment are unjustified which resulted in the public humiliation of Jervi Li and company,' says transgender lawmaker Geraldine Roman

'We're here to help': Gender Diversity Center opens in Manila Med

Jun 04, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Gender Diversity Clinic in Manila Medical Center aims to help those in the LGBTQ community come terms with their gender identity

First transgender lawmaker joins armed forces

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman takes her oath as a reservist officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Valentine's Day

ARMY RESERVE OFFICER. Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman. Photo courtesy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Get to know Alvarez's 6 nominees to the PDP-Laban 2019 senatorial slate

Nov 19, 2017 - 7:56 PM

(UPDATED) House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez names 6 people whom he wants to be part of PDP-Laban’s senatorial slate for the 2019 elections: Mocha Uson, Harry Roque, Carlo Nograles, Francis Tolentino, Geraldine Roman, Albee Benitez

Pimentel: No party decision yet on Uson, Roque as PDP-Laban bets

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, president of the ruling party, says Mocha Uson and Harry Roque for now are just nominees of PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez

NO DECISION YET. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III clarifies that PDP-Laban has no decision yet on whether Malacañang officials Mocha Uson and Harry Roque will be part of the party's 2019 senatorial slate. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Pimentel bares initial 6 PDP-Laban Senate bets for 2019

Oct 06, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will likely be the national campaign manager of the slate, under the battle cry '12-0,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Is it 2019 yet? Speaker Alvarez tells Bacolod to vote 12-0 in senatorial race

Oct 06, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Speaker administers the oath of more than 2,000 Negrenses who have joined the administration's PDP-Laban

SHOW OF FORCE. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads the oath-taking rites of the new members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan at the University Negros Occidental-Recoletos gymnasium in Bacolod City, Thursday, October 5. Photo by Marchel P. Espina

House approves SOGIE equality bill on 2nd reading

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:14 AM

This is the farthest the bill has gone in the legislative process since it passed on 3rd and final reading during the 11th Congress

EQUALITY CHAMPS. Legislators celebrate after the SOGIE Equality Bill is approved on 2nd reading. Photo courtesy of Jeff Crisostomo

PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

May 10, 2017 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED In defending their departure from LP Representatives Geraldine Roman and Alfred Vargas say there is overwhelming support for President Rodrigo Duterte in their respective districts

PARTY HOPPING. A total of 10 lawmakers, 5 formerly from the Liberal Party, jump ship to PDP-Laban on May 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Yellow no more: Roman, 3 other LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

May 10, 2017 - 1:00 PM

3rd UPDATE Liberal Party lawmakers in the House are now down to 28 as an impeachment complaint looms against the party chairperson Vice President Leni Robredo

HELLO, PDP-LABAN. Representatives Geraldine Roman, Alfred Vargas, Ansarruddin Adiong, and Nancy Catamco are now members of the ruling party. Photos from House of Representatives

LGBT advocates lead charge for anti-discrimination bill

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Representatives Emmeline Aglipay Villar Kaka Bag ao and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House

EQUALITY CHAMPS. SOGIE Equality Act co-authors and Representatives Kaka Bag-ao and Geraldine Roman listen as House women and gender equality chairperson Emmeline Aglipay Villar sponsors the bill on 2nd reading. Photo from Bag'ao's office

4 death penalty votes that surprised us

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Some representatives voted contrary to their previous public statements or their party stand What made them change their mind?

SURPRISE VOTES? Several congressmen explain their votes on the death penalty bill.

PH military may soon have its 1st transgender officer

Feb 16, 2017 - 9:49 AM

Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman expresses her intent to join the AFP reserve corps The military welcomes it

REPRESENTATIVE. Geraldine Roman makes Philippine history as the first transgender member of the House of Representatives. Photo from Geraldine Roman's Facebook page

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near fistfight to the hours long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

All illustrations by Janina Malinis/Rappler

Leila de Lima, Geraldine Roman in FP 2016 Global Thinkers list

Dec 13, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The two Filipino lawmakers are honored under the Challengers category – people who showed that agitation takes myriad forms says the US magazine

GLOBAL THINKERS. Senator Leila de Lima (L) and Bataan 1st District Rep. Geraldine Roman (R). De Lima photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler; Roman photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Roman: 'Sky will not fall' if same-sex civil union bill is passed

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman a transwoman says it s about time for the Philippines to recognize the rights of same sex couples

LGBT RIGHTS ADVOCATE. Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman is also a co-author of the anti-discrimination bill. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Emotional Roman urges Congress to pass anti-discrimination bill

Sep 19, 2016 - 6:23 PM

Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman the country s first transgender congresswoman recalls how her late macho politician father fully supported his transgender child

FIRST SPEECH. Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman delivers her first privilege speech on September 19. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' website

Rappler Talk: Geraldine Roman on fighting discrimination

Sep 15, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Why is there a need for an anti discrimination bill? Bataan Representative Geraldine Roman explains

Kids unsafe in society that condones violence – female LP lawmakers

Aug 16, 2016 - 3:40 PM

While their party is allied with President Rodrigo Duterte s PDP Laban 5 female legislators from LP say they oppose apparent summary executions committed in the name of the war on drugs

WAR ON DRUGS. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

105 new lawmakers take crash course in legislation

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:32 PM

A mock session is conducted to show the neophyte lawmakers what happens during a regular session at the House of Representatives

MOCK SESSION. Neophyte legislators attend a mock session at the House of Representatives plenary hall on July 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Voters preferred 'anti-establishment' politicians in 2016 polls

Jun 04, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Senator elect Sherwin Gatchalian identifies 3 significant occurrences in the recently concluded elections

2016 ANALYSIS. Senator-elect Sherwin Gatchalian notes the rise of voters' preference for politicians considered anti-establishment. Rappler screenshot

Netizens question Noli de Castro for 'discriminatory' remark

May 11, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Veteran broadcaster Noli de Castro earns the ire of many netizens after supposedly making a discriminatory remark against Bataan 1st District Representative elect Geraldine Roman

Geraldine Roman, transgender pertama di parlemen Filipina

May 10, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Geraldine Roman memenangkan kursi di daerah pemilihan Bataan dan berhasil menjadi anggota parlemen transgender pertama di Filipina

REPRESENTASI WARGA. Geraldine Roman mencatatkan namanya dalam sejarah perpolitikan Filipina sebagai anggota parlemen pertama yang merupakan transgender. Foto oleh Ted Aljibe/AFP

Transgender politician makes history, wins congressional seat

May 10, 2016 - 3:42 AM

Geraldine Roman wins the first legislative district seat of Bataan to become the first transgender to ever be elected in the House of Representatives

Photo from Geraldine Roman's Facebook page

Transgender politician poised for historic win in Catholic Philippines

May 04, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Geraldine Roman campaigning to represent Bataan in the House of Representatives could be the first transgender lawmaker in the mainly Catholic Philippines

WITH THE PEOPLE. This photo taken on April 30, 2016 shows legislator candidate Geraldine Roman (C-in yellow) greeting supporters during a campaign trip to the town of Orani, Bataan. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Liberal Party touts incumbent allies in 'show of force'

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:46 PM

Allies see it a reaffirmation of support but critics dismiss it as a loyalty check for a party whose main bets struggle to dominate

'Bayot, bakla' don't mean 'weak,' transgender bet tells Duterte

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:12 PM

If he wants to be president of the country he has to be the president of everybody says Geraldine Roman the ruling LP s congressional candidate in the 1st district of Bataan

RESPECT. The LP's bet to represent the 1st district of Bataan calls on Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to respect the LGBT community in his choice of words. Rappler screenshot