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After killings, bill for marshals and bodyguards for judges pushed

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:04 PM

'We cannot allow these brazen attacks on judges to go on without a forceful answer,' says Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel

P63 billion right-of-way funds proposed in 2020 budget

Sep 15, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel calls on the DPWH and DOTr to be transparent on their multi-billion proposed allocations for right-of-way infrastructure projects

PDP-Laban assures House members it's fighting for their choice committees

Aug 07, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Party leaders try to counter 'black propaganda' about supposed discontent among congressmen and congresswomen in dividing the spoils of the Speakership battle

GOING STRONG? PDP-Laban members in the House and the Senate does President Rodrigo Duterte's signature fist pump for the cameras on August 7, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

At least 40 PDP-Laban lawmakers back Velasco for Speaker

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:14 PM

(UPDATED) Aurelio Gonzales Jr, another PDP-Laban speakership bet, also throws in the towel and supports Lord Allan Velasco's bid for the highest post in the House of Representatives

THE CHOSEN ONE? Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco gets the support of at least 40 of his PDP-Laban  party mates. Photo from Velasco's Facebook page

Lawmakers on EDSA provincial bus ban: 'Give it a chance'

May 20, 2019 - 1:45 PM

But AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr still opposes the policy, saying it 'merely relocates the traffic elsewhere' and burdens LGUs on the outskirts of Metro Manila

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Denying health, life insurance to people with HIV illegal – lawmaker

Feb 27, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel makes the clarification as several insurances companies still exclude HIV-related cases from their coverages

HIV STATUS. Insurance companies in the Philippines are not allowed to deny service to persons living with HIV. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

House to investigate PhilHealth OIC's excessive travels, hotel stays

Jun 01, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Surigao Del Norte 2nd District Representative Johnny Pimentel says he will schedule a probe in August into the lavish lifestyle of PhilHealth interim president Celestina De la Serna

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Congressman tells Acosta: ‘Don’t be combative,’ cooperate with DOH

Feb 26, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Representative Johnny Pimentel reminds Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta that PAO should be coordinating with the DOH in investigating Dengvaxia deaths

'COMBATIVE.' PAO chief Persida Acosta delivers her presentation during the House hearing into the Dengvaxia probe on February 26, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

SWS survey, PNP and AFP, Narco-generals | Evening wRap

Oct 09, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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House panel cites Imee Marcos' Singaporean boyfriend in contempt

Oct 09, 2017 - 4:51 PM

The House of Representatives committee on good government will order the arrest of Mark Chua should he fail to show up a 3rd time for the hearing on Ilocos Norte funds

WHERE IS MARK CHUA? The House panel cites Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (in picture) boyfriend Mark Chua in contempt for again skipping the House probe. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House panel considers plunder charges vs Imee Marcos

Oct 09, 2017 - 4:15 PM

'She is the most responsible person in all these transactions,' says the chairman of a committee investigating alleged anomalies in the use of the province's tobacco funds

PLUNDER RAPS? Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos during the resumption of the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability inquiry into the Ilocos Government's P66.45-M purchase of motor vehicles on October 9, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

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Jul 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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SC orders Fariñas, 2 others to answer Ilocos 6 petition

Jul 25, 2017 - 6:10 PM

The detained Ilocos Norte officials are released almost simultaneously with the announcement of the High Court s directive

House defers show cause order vs 3 CA justices in Ilocos detention case

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:53 PM

This comes after House Sergeant at Arms Roland Detabali filed a motion for the 3 justices of the CA Special 4th Division to inhibit from the case

ON HOLD. Representative Johnny Pimentel and House Sergeant-atArms Roland Detabali briefs media on the possible detention rooms of Ilocos Governor Imee Marcos and the 3 CA justices on July 3, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House says Imee Marcos can still work as governor while in detention

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The House also readies the detention room of the 3 CA justices who ordered the provisional release of 6 Ilocos Norte officials implicated in the tobacco funds probe

MARCOS DETAINED? This bed would be provided to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos should she be detained by the House, but she may bring in her own. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Arresting Imee Marcos would be harder than Ronnie Dayan – lawmaker

Jul 02, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos would face arrest if she does not attend the July 25 House hearing

Marcos loyalists with Ilocos Governor Imee Marcosgather in Manila on November 7, 2016

Red flags in Imee's Ilocos Norte and P66.45M tobacco fund use

Jul 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Missing documents improper bidding processes and officials mum on the issue surround the alleged misuse by Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos of millions worth of tobacco funds

WAR IN THE NORTH. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads the probe into the alleged misuse of tobacco funds under Governor Imee Marcos.

House summons Imee Marcos to tobacco fund hearing

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:49 PM

If she fails to attend the July 25 hearing then the Ilocos Norte governor will be arrested by the House where her accuser Rodolfo Fariñas is majority leader

APPEARANCE REQUIRED. The House officially issues a subpoena for Governor Imee Marcos to testify during the probe on July 25. File photo by Mara Cepeda

House prepares detention room for Imee Marcos

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

This comes after Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos said she would not attend the House probe into the alleged misuse of provincial tobacco funds

PENDING ARREST? If Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos snubs the House hearing on July 25, lawmakers will move to arrest her. File poto by Vee Salazar/Rappler

House panels eye recommendation of charges vs Resorts World

Jun 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The House ends its probe into the deadly attack on the hotel casino with findings and recommendations expected to be out by next week

PROBE TERMINATED. The chairpersons of the 3 House committees who probed the Resorts World attack are Representatives Lucy Torres-Gomez (tourism), Gustavo Tambunting (games and amusements), and Romeo Acop (public order and safety). Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

Valuables stolen from Resorts World victims during attack, says lawmaker

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Victim Elizabeth Panlilio Gonzales the late wife of Representative Aurelio Gonzales Jr allegedly loses a Rolex watch jewelry as well as her ATM and credit cards during the attack

LOOTING REPORTS. Representative Johnny Pimentel says 'a lot of looting' happened with a lone gunman attacked Resorts World on June 2. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The good government committee tells the officials If you’re not willing to answer any questions wala po kaming magagawa kundi ibalik kayo sa detention cell

EMOTIONAL WITNESSES. Ilocos Norte officials Genedine Jambaro and Eden Battulayan tear up in front of lawmakers during the hearing on June 20. Photo by Rappler

House warns Imee Marcos: Attend probe or face arrest

Jun 18, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The Ilocos Norte governor would be cited in contempt if she skips the House hearing set for July 25 says Representative Johnny Pimentel

DAYAN'S FATE? Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has been warned by the House Committee on Good Governance and Public Accountabilityt hat she will face the same fate as Ronnie Dayan should she skip the probe on the alleged misuse of provincial tobacco funds on July 25. Rappler photo

LIVE: House probe on BuCor-Tadeco deal

May 30, 2017 - 7:27 AM

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Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

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Alvarez, Mindanao lawmakers justify martial law declaration

May 24, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Martial rule will help address Mindanao s peace and order problems say lawmakers from the region

MINDANAOANS. Representative Johnny Pimentel, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and Representative Karlo Nograles all believe martial law needs to be declared in Mindanao. Photo of Pimentel from his Facebook page, photos of Alvarez and Nograles by Rappler

House tobacco funds probe ‘ironic, unkind,’ says Imee Marcos

May 16, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos fails to attend the House investigation on May 16 because she is on medical leave due to shingles

NO MISUSE OF FUNDS? Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says the provincial government's transactions involving tobacco funds are aboveboard. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House begins probe into BuCor-Tadeco deal on May 9

May 09, 2017 - 9:13 AM

House good government and public accountability chairperson Johnny Pimentel says lawmakers are duty bound to investigate painstakingly any public transaction that is allegedly detrimental to the government

HOUSE PROBE. A joint House committee probe will begin on May 9 to look into the joint venture agreement between the Bureau of Corrections and the Tagum Agricultural Development Corporation.

House panel wants Imee Marcos to explain P66.45M in 'misused' tobacco funds

May 03, 2017 - 12:45 PM

UPDATED Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos lawyer slams the irresponsible conclusions and describes the House probe as premature politicking

IN HOT WATER. Lawmakers are accusing Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos of misusing millions of the province's tobacco funds. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Wounded soldiers eyed to man 911 disaster hotline

Sep 18, 2016 - 2:00 PM

A bill filed at the House of Representatives also calls for the creation of a commission that will oversee the operation of the emergency hotline system