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Until the end, Suarez maintains House minority 'constructive' in 17th Congress

Jun 04, 2019 - 3:00 PM

'We have been called many names, but our accomplishments this 17th Congress show that our work speaks for itself,' says outgoing House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez

LAST PRESS CON. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (center) leads his bloc's press conference for the last time under the 17th Congress on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

De Vera’s removal 'won't affect' SC case vs Suarez – Fariñas

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The bloc of ex-House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas is asking the Supreme Court to recognize their group as the legitimate minority bloc, with expelled ABS representative Eugene de Vera as minority leader

MINORITY ROW. Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez is facing two Supreme Court cases against his minority leadership. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Battle of opposition blocs? Lagman, Suarez deliver counter-SONAs

Jul 25, 2017 - 8:49 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez s counter State of the Nation Address is less scathing compared to that of Albay Representative Edcel Lagman

COUNTER-SONAs. Representative Edcel Lagman and Minority Leader Danilo Suarez delivered their own counter-SONAs on July 25.

A year later, the House remains Duterte’s loyal defender

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The House has consistently shown it will protect the President from his critics with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leading the charge

DUTERTE-CONTROLLED HOUSE. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez leads the House of Representatives, where the President counts at least 267 lawmakers as his allies

Being 'dilawan' in the Duterte-controlled House

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided

Suarez-led House minority supports martial law in Mindanao

May 31, 2017 - 2:21 PM

The Marawi attack by the Maute Group may be tantamount to rebellion which justifies the declaration of martial law from a legal perspective says Minority Leader Danilo Suarez

HOUSE MINORITY. Representatives Lito Atienza, Danilo Suarez, Harry Roque, and John Bertiz hold a press conference on May 31. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Suarez to back impeachment complaint vs Ombudsman

May 10, 2017 - 3:07 PM

But two minority lawmakers – Representatives Lito Atienza and John Bertiz – say Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has been doing a good job

IMPEACHMENT SEASON. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz, Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, and Buhay Representative Lito Atienza hold a press conference on May 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Suarez-led House minority won’t back Duterte impeachment

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says his bloc has yet to decide on the looming impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo but once it does it will vote as one

'CONSTRUCTIVE' MINORITY? Members of the minority bloc, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (middle), hold a press conference on October 5, 2016. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Suarez not threatened by LP possibly joining opposition bloc

Mar 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Congressmen under the bloc of Minority Leader Danilo Suarez assert that Liberal Party representatives cannot just declare they are the House minority if they break away from PDP Laban

NOT THREATENED. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (middle) and his deputies, Buhay Representative Lito Atienza (left) and Kabayan Representative Harry Roque (right), hold a press conference on March 1. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Poor Globe, Smart signal? Congress can revoke telco franchise – Suarez

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:15 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez tells Globe and Smart to address complaints on poor cellphone signal and slow Internet services

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alvarez warned: You'll lose allies over arm-twisting on death penalty

Feb 08, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is trampling on the principles of House leaders by insisting on a pro death penalty vote

WARNING TO THE SPEAKER. Opposition lawmakers disagree with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's threat against House leaders who will be opposing the death penalty bill. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappelr

Alvarez urged: Don't insist on party vote on death penalty

Jan 24, 2017 - 3:21 PM

This is a very important measure where members of the House particularly the supermajority should be allowed to freely exercise their conscience and conviction says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman

Suarez on SC petition: Baguilat bloc trying to reorganize House

Jan 18, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez argues that it is beyond the Supreme Court s powers to review the dispute over his minority leadership

UNFAZED. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (front row, 2nd from left) smiles as he and other minority lawmakers show copies of his comment on the SC petition filed against him. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

Suarez wants death penalty under Duterte admin only

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:25 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says this could be a way to appease the Church which is strongly opposing the proposed revival of capital punishment in the country

THE MINORITY. The House minority bloc holds its weekly press conference at the House of Representatives on December 14. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte urged: 'Categorically condemn' killings of gov't officials

Nov 23, 2016 - 3:34 PM

They both performed well in their jobs and inspired others to do the same Is this how we recognize their value to government? asks Minority Leader Danilo Suarez following the deaths of BOC s Arturo Lachica and BIR s Jonas Amora

Lagman: Petition vs Suarez not about LP seeking power

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says they only want a genuine opposition as a eunuch of a minority makes the House the courtyard of spineless clowns

House leadership on SC petition vs Suarez: 'That's garbage'

Nov 16, 2016 - 9:40 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the Supreme Court cannot be compelled to interfere in the affairs of Congress because of the separation of powers

THE SPEAKER. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez attends the PDP-Laban thanksgiving dinner on November 16. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Suarez: LP wants to monopolize power in the House

Nov 16, 2016 - 4:37 PM

Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez says the petition for mandamus questioning his minority leadership will reveal the Liberal Party s true intentions

UNFAZED. Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez slams members of the House for questioning before the Supreme Court his election as minority leader. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmakers contest Suarez's minority leadership before SC

Nov 15, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The members of the House Magnificent 7 bloc want the Supreme Court to recognize Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr as the rightful minority leader

NOW AT THE SC. Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez's minority leadership is once again being challenged by the "Magnificent 7" bloc. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

De Lima says Arroyo also behind attacks vs her

Oct 28, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The senator likewise scoffs at the House minority opinion on the probe into her

ACQUITTED. With her acquittal, former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can now fully perform her duties as Pampanga 2nd District Representative. File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

Duterte & Japan, De Lima, Samsung| 6PM wRap

Oct 27, 2016 - 7:31 PM

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House minority wants De Lima charged for plunder, bribery, drugs

Oct 27, 2016 - 11:14 AM

The House minority says the justice committee put weeks of hearings to waste when it did not recommend prosecuting Senator Leila de Lima despite the witnesses testimonies against her

House minority wants panel to recommend filing charges vs De Lima

Oct 17, 2016 - 6:48 PM

A lawmaker insists that Senator Leila de Lima has violated the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and the Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

PINNING DE LIMA. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez believes the committee on justice should recommend the filing of criminal charges against Senator Leila de Lima over the Bilibid illegal drug trade. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Businessmen for Duterte, Dick Gordon, Nobel Prize | 6PM wRap

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:48 PM

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Minority lawmakers oppose same-sex unions in PH

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says a same sex couple locked in a kiss in a wedding ceremony is not pleasant to look at

AGAINST. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (left), Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza (2nd from right), and AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr (right) explain why their bloc opposes same-sex unions. Only Kabayan Representative Harry Roque (2nd from left) support it. File photos by Rappler

Minority on Duterte's 100 days: 'A' in drug war, inadequate in other sectors

Oct 05, 2016 - 3:50 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is advised to ensure that his Cabinet secretaries are doing their jobs properly

ASSESSING DUTERTE. Members of the minority bloc, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (middle) hold a press conference on October 5. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Marcoleta leaves 'legitimate' House minority

Oct 04, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The 7 remaining lawmakers in the bloc who consider themselves the real and authentic minority now call themselves the Magnificent 7

MAKING THE SWITCH. 1-SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta is now part of the House supermajority bloc. File photo by Rappler

Replace barangay officials with OICs until next polls – House minority

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:55 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials ability to police their own backyards

APPOINT OICs. Members of the House minority, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (3rd from left), hold a press conference on August 31. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House minority to push for tax exemption for P30k-and-below earners

Aug 17, 2016 - 6:58 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says he plans to file a bill imposing a water tax on the MWSS to address the projected government revenue loss

NO INCOME TAX FOR THE POOR. House Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza and House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez lead a press conference on August 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Suarez on possible SC case over minority leadership: ‘Bring it on’

Aug 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Bitter 8 – this is how Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza calls the bloc led by Albay congressman Edcel Lagman that plans to go to the High Court

'BRING IT ON.' Buhay Representative Lito Atienza and Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez holds a press conference on August 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Atienza: Drug-related EJKs similar to Martial Law abuses

Aug 17, 2016 - 4:21 PM

Abuse is happening every day and similar to the dark days of Martial Law the suspects are defenseless says Buhay Representative Lito Atienza

AGAINST EJKs. Buhay Representative Lito Atienza is concerned why only a few Filipinos seems to be concerned on rising number of drug-related killings. Photo of Atienza from his Facebook page, photo of drug suspect by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Suarez on Duterte's war on drugs: 'End justifies the means'

Aug 17, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The objective is to eliminate the drug issue at all cost Kung ano man ang ginagawa ng Pangulong Duterte na pamamaraan as the minority leader in my personal capacity I support him says House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez

WAR ON DRUGS OK. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez is supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Filipinos vs Cha-Cha teach Congress they can disagree with Duterte – lawmakers

Aug 02, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The legitimate and real House minority bloc says they prefer to amend the Constitution through a Constitutional Convention purely elected by the people

'LEGITIMATE AND REAL MINORITY.' Six of the 8 members of the so-called "legitimate and real" House minority bloc call a press conference on August 2. From left to right: Caloocan 2nd District Representative Edgar Erice, 1-SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta, Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, and Capiz 1st District Representative Emmanuel Billones. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Constituent Assembly reason behind Suarez’s minority leadership?

Jul 29, 2016 - 12:44 PM

For me my detractors should be able to face the mirror and look at themselves Before you accuse me look at yourself Minority Leader Danilo Suarez tells his accuser Representative Edcel Lagman

RIVALS. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman disagrees with the election of House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez.

Kerry, National Security Council, Clinton | 6PM wRap

Jul 27, 2016 - 9:22 PM

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Baguilat's allies to protest Suarez's minority leadership before SC

Jul 27, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Itong gawain ng supermajority ay gawain ng mga trapo We are turning the House of Representatives into a House of trapos says Northern Samar 1st District Representative Raul Daza

PROTEST VS SUAREZ. Representatives Gary Alejano, Edgar Erice, Teddy Baguilat Jr, Edcel Lagman, Raul Daza, Tom Villarin, Rodante Marcoleta (not in photo), and Emmanuel Billones (not in photo) to challenge win of House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Clinton, Kerry, Suarez | 12PM wRap

Jul 27, 2016 - 1:35 PM

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Danilo Suarez elected as House minority leader

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:01 AM

UPDATED Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez gets 22 votes while 3 abstain in the House minority bloc s elections

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House supermajority rejects Baguilat's claim as minority leader

Jul 26, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman delivers a privilege speech in a bid for the Lower House to recognize Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr as minority leader

STILL NO MINORITY LEADER. The House supermajority refuses to recognize Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr's claim on the minority leadership. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Congressman Baguilat: I am the House minority leader

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr wants to be declared as House minority leader during the House session on July 26

MINORITY LEADER? During the 17th Congress' opening session, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat was reluctant on winning the House minority leadership. A day later, he plans to fight for the position. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Tiangco leaves UNA over minority leadership row

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:15 AM

UPDATED Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco says he could not accept that his party mates would participate in game fixing the House minority leadership race

PRESIDENT NO MORE. Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco quits the United Nationalist Alliance. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Still no minority leader for House?

Jul 25, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr claims there was a sudden change in House rules that members of the minority still have to elect their leader

MINORITY LEADER ELECTIONS? Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat says there was a sudden change of rules that still calls for an election of a House minoiry leader among those who did not vote for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Belmonte drops bid for House minority leader

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Days before the start of the 17th Congress a majority of LP members in the Lower House are set to join PDP Laban s supermajority bloc

Outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr foregoes his bid for the minority leadership and now wants the Liberal Party to join the supermajority bloc. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bye, PDP-Laban: LP to join minority bloc in House

Jul 19, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Liberal Party the former ruling party only has around 30 to 35 members left in the House of Representatives

Lagman warns vs brewing ‘subservient’ minority in House

Jul 04, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Congressman [Edcel] Lagman has no monopoly of intention to serve Congress when everybody’s objective is to do the same says Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez

FIGHT FOR THE MINORITY. Albay First District Representative Edcel Lagman warns against a House minority bloc under Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez.

How congressmen voted for Speaker

Jul 23, 2013 - 10:30 PM

Members of the 16th Congress elected Quezon City s Feliciano Belmonte Jr as Speaker and San Juan s Ronaldo Zamora as Minority Leader Here s the list of who voted for whom

Arroyo ally hails PNoy’s ‘honesty’ but says it’s not enough

Jul 04, 2012 - 4:01 PM

Though I have no iota of doubt on the honesty and sincerity and of the President on his program it’s not enough Suarez says

House leader downplays impeach bid vs PNoy

Feb 13, 2012 - 1:45 PM

Minority won t get needed votes

LACK OF VOTES. House majority floor leader Neptali Gonzales II downplays reported impeach bid vs President Aquino

Suarez: I'm no power-grabber

Jan 14, 2012 - 5:24 PM

Quezon Rep Danilo Suarez says he will be installed as House Minority Leader on Monday signaling a showdown with Albay Rep Edcel Lagman