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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
What's new from Yabu? Curry Cheese Gyoza and a different kind of katsu curry!
Around 100 House allies show up at Leyte 1st District Representative Martin Romualdez's thanksgiving party after he vows out of the speakership race
'I just want to say: I am sincere in following the President’s 15-21 formula,' says Cayetano to first-time lawmakers while orienting them about President Rodrigo Duterte’s legislative agenda
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
Southeast Asian politics expert Mark Thompson says the Duterte government should find a way to bring together the factions and prevent a breakup of his coalition
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) The camp of Congresswoman Stella Quimbo says former ABS representative Eugene de Vera should 'move on and accept the will of the people of Marikina,' where Quimbo won almost 85% of the total votes
'I hope you stay beside me and not behind me. We will do this together,' Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano tells the lawmakers
Trump claims that firms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter – who were not invited to the summit – discriminate against him and his supporters, even though his own Twitter account has nearly 62 million followers
House Sergeant at Arms Romeo Prestoza says they have yet to detect any 'substantial' security threats for SONA 2019
(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
'I look at everyone like a father looks at his child or an older brother to the younger brother,' Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano tells a group of lawmakers mostly allied with Leyte 1st District Representative Martin Romualdez
President Rodrigo Duterte won't take it against lawmakers if they decide not to support the speakership bid of Taguig City-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano, says Malacañang
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'
'You're excluding me. You're excluding people that look like me. You're excluding people of color,' Team USA star Megan Rapinoe tells President Donald Trump
(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
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano is already well-acquainted with the senators
'The drug war has impaired the future of thousands of Filipino children,' say the 6 progressive legislators who filed the House resolution
President Donald Trump has invited conservative critics of Big Tech but excluded the platforms themselves
'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
'The Constitution vests the choice in the members of the two houses not on anyone else. That’s what separation of powers means,' says law professor Ted Te
President Rodrigo Duterte tells the House of Representatives' next leaders that changing the Constitution is necessary, whether or not for a federal shift
(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
'Actually gusto ko po. I want to do something for him,' says Joyce Bernal on pro bono directing President Rodrigo Duterte's SONA for the second time
The Guggenheim Museum in New York is among the creations of the late American architect Frank Lloyd Wright which were selected as UNESCO World Heritage sites
Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte says he arrived at the decision after he and his father, President Rodrigo Duterte, 'agreed that this will not be the right time for me to be Speaker'
The newly-formed Duterte Coalition urges Cabinet officials not to get involved in the speakership race
Over 1,400 high-ranking uniformed personnel take two housing units each. NHA tells COA this was upon the orders of the President.
It is in the interest of congressmen and their constituents if the Speaker has a direct line to Malacañang, says the Albay representative
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president, says this will 'help settle the issue of House Speaker which has been dragging for a considerable period of time'
(UPDATED) So far, 6 congressmen are vying to be Speaker of the House in the 18th Congress
'You make a stand on the basis of circumstances. When those circumstances change, you change your stand,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo of President Duterte's promise to resign if his son joins the speakership race
Paolo Duterte says he might unite the House, but his father promised to resign from the presidency if his son becomes Speaker
After the 2019 polls, the ruling party PDP-Laban and its allies take both the Senate and the House
After its foray into the affordable housing sector, Century Properties Group gears up to also provide housing to the young workforce
President Rodrigo Duterte confirms he proposed the term-sharing agreement but maintains he is sticking to his recent decision to let House members decide on the next Speaker
'I am deeply disappointed that after we both expressed full agreement with the President's proposal, Representative Velasco and his wife are now making a turnaround,' says Taguig City-Pateros congressman-elect Alan Peter Cayetano
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says the 17th Congress filed over a hundred bills that were simply financially unsustainable. His solution: a weekly meeting with lawmakers.
'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
This move is nothing new, as most Liberal Party legislators were part of the administration-allied majority bloc in the House at the start of President Rodrigo Duterte's term