House independent minority - updates

Rappler's latest stories on House independent minority


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

Lagman: House lacks numbers to restore death penalty

Dec 13, 2016 - 5:45 PM

But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez tells the public to wait when congressmen finally vote on the death penalty bill during plenary saying I ll take care of it

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Representatives Tom Villarin (2nd from left) and Edcel Lagman (3rd from left) are both hoping more congressmen would oppose the reimposition of the death penalty. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Liberal Party urged to leave House supermajority

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says LP breaking away from PDP Laban will energize efforts to oppose policies that are unconstitutional and not in the people s best interests

FOR ROBREDO. Representatives Edcel Lagman and Teddy Baguilat Jr wants other LP lawmakers to break their alliance with PDP-Laban following the resignation of Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo of Robredo from the OVP, photos of Lagman and Baguilat by 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

Lawmakers hit Duterte's 'twisted, Marcosian' logic

Nov 15, 2016 - 1:57 PM

Congressmen from the independent minority bloc of the House cite the dangers of President Rodrigo Duterte s unclear thought process

"TWISTED LOGIC." House independent minority bloc members Edcel Lagman (2nd from right) and Tom Villarin (1st from right) criticize President Rodrigo Duterte's latest pronouncement on November 15. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler