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House ways and means committee chairman Joey Salceda says they are 'quietly studying' online gambling risks, adding that the industry already comprises nearly 1% of gross domestic product
'Hopefully, we can avoid any possibility of a presidential veto by working closely with Cabinet members and Senate officials,' says House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez
(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
'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
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
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'
'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
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
Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao says the proposed constitution 'represents everything that is wrong with our government'
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the House of Representatives' moves to amend the 1987 Constitution are 'part of the democratic process'
(UPDATED) Here are the key provisions under each article of the draft federal charter authored by Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and 21 other lawmakers
'Since when did a pending election protest become the basis of succession to the highest position of the land?' asks Romulo Macalintal, election lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo
House committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles makes the statement even if the committee of the whole – which realigned the funds – was convened to overrule the panel he chairs
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Camarines Sur 2nd District Luis Raymund Villafuerte, and committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles clash over the 2019 budget
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the budget department turned down their proposal to hire more labor inspectors
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the proposal was discussed with economic managers but the Department of Agriculture is against it
(2ND UPDATE) Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo files the resolution on Tuesday, August 7, calling for a Constituent Assembly but specifying that the House and the Senate would vote separately
Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo pitches 5 solutions to temper high prices in a meeting with the country's economic managers
If Davao del Norte is getting too crowded politically, is it time for Alvarez to look elsewhere and start planning for his future?
The House Majority Leader says more than enough time was given for members of the House to deliberate on the proposal
More than 9 months after an 11-day trip to tourist spots, lawmakers adopt a resolution calling for cleaner public restrooms in transportation terminals
Habang mahalagang manatiling matino ang mga pinuno ng Korte Suprema, kailangang manatiling alerto ang lahat, at di nababaling ang atensyon sa mga palabas na likha ng mga pulitikong may sariling interes o agenda
The bill will create a program that provides protection to journalists being threatened, intimidated, or harassed
Do we really think that this Congress with a subservient majority can craft a Charter, independent and intelligent enough without bowing down to outside interests or powers?
On World Population Day experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines
Testimonies from police officials and hotel security reveal a lack of coordination among those deployed to pursue gunman Jessie Carlos
Resorts World Manila COO Stephen Reilly says this shows there [was] a degree of confusion among security forces on the ground during the attack
Parañaque 2nd District Representative Gustavo Tambunting hits PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa for initially saying only the gunman died in the attack
Resorts World Manila president Kingson Sian says victims who were hiding – and eventually died of suffocation – likely thought there was more than one gunman
What is assigned to Congress is not just a discretion to revoke or not to revoke President Duterte s martial law declaration but a positive duty to review it
President Rodrigo Duterte says Congress and the Supreme Court cannot tell him what to do because they are not the ones risking their lives on the battlefield
The House ways and means panel is also eyeing a provision imposing an additional P10 excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages and carbonated drinks
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says more supermajority congressmen would be amenable to reimposing the death penalty if only applied to drug related cases
The Lower House restores the budget cuts made against state colleges and universities as well government hospitals
House Resolution 339 also seeks to commend President Rodrigo Duterte for saying that the Philippines would pursue an independent foreign policy
The Vice President elect says that instead of renting an office for her at the expensive Coconut Palace satellite offices in the countryside is a better option
UPDATED Congress as the National Board of Canvassers proclaims the president elect and vice president elect exactly a month before they take their oath on June 30
Why does Congress need to canvass votes for president and vice president before proclamation? What are the processes involved?
UPDATED The department encourages schools to resume classes as soon as possible as a way of helping students recover from disasters
The House Minority leader says lawmakers who are not guilty should not be maligned by suspicion or equally convicted in the public mind like those who are into the scam
The House minority will focus on 3 things: scrutinize the budget investigate the misuse of pork barrel and oppose piecemeal amendments to the Constitution
Only 25 out of 283 solons had perfect attendance in 2012