Kaka Bag-ao

House approves SOGIE equality bill on 2nd reading

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:14 AM

This is the farthest the bill has gone in the legislative process since it passed on 3rd and final reading during the 11th Congress

EQUALITY CHAMPS. Legislators celebrate after the SOGIE Equality Bill is approved on 2nd reading. Photo courtesy of Jeff Crisostomo

LP House members, allies: Duterte admin 'employing fear to defeat facts'

Sep 13, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Several members of the Liberal Party in the House – alongside a long time party ally and a PDP Laban member – slam the administration for its attacks on checks and balances

DISSENT. Representatives Kaka Bag-ao and Jose Christopher Belmonte, LP members who are part of the House justice committee, thumb down the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

1st impeach complaint vs Sereno 'sufficient in form, substance'

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:54 AM

2nd UPDATE The House committee on justice finds the second complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno – filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution – insufficient in form

IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. The House committee on justice tackles the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

LGBT advocates lead charge for anti-discrimination bill

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Representatives Emmeline Aglipay Villar Kaka Bag ao and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House

EQUALITY CHAMPS. SOGIE Equality Act co-authors and Representatives Kaka Bag-ao and Geraldine Roman listen as House women and gender equality chairperson Emmeline Aglipay Villar sponsors the bill on 2nd reading. Photo from Bag'ao's office

Who decides who lives? Lawmakers explain death penalty votes

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Here are links to the speeches of 14 congressmen and women who voted no and 3 who voted yes to House Bill 4727

APPROVED. The members of the 17th congress vote on the House Bill 4727 on 3rd and final reading on March 7. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Death penalty revival puts the poor, OFWs at risk – Bag-ao

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag ao likens her colleagues yes votes for the death penalty to saying yes to killing of the poor and OFWs on death row

VOTED NO. Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao explains her vote against the death penalty. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Capital punishment in PH jeopardizes OFWs on death row – Bag-ao

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag ao tells congressmen Ang pagboto po natin ng yes sa death penalty ay katumbas sa pagdiin sa kanila sa kamatayan

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao says the death penalty bill is detrimental to OFWs on death row as well to poor Filipinos. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Hontiveros: Death penalty in our 'Kill Bill' list

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Two other lawmakers also condemn the proposal to revive the death penalty as well as plans to lower the age of criminal liability in the Philippines

'Don't use impeachment as tool for political reasons' – lawmaker

Dec 08, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Lawmakers react to Senator Leila de Lima s claim that President Rodrigo Duterte may be impeached for protecting cops tagged in the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

House death penalty bill: How they voted

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED The House justice committee votes in favor of reimposing the death penalty for heinous crimes in the Philippines Who voted for and against the measure?

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. How did the House justice panel vote on the death penalty bill?

Shameful, horrible, deplorable

Nov 08, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Lawmakers react to the SC ruling allowing a corrupt and ruthless dictator to be buried in the Libingan ng mga Bayani

AMONG HEROES. The Libingan ng mga Bayani

Lawmakers condemn Davao blast, reaffirm support for Duterte

Sep 03, 2016 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED Congressmen call for continued public support for President Rodrigo Duterte who has declared a nationwide state of lawlessness but a few of their colleagues caution against the declaration

BLAST SITE. President Rodrigo Duterte visits the blast site that left 14 people dead and 60 injured in Davao City on September 3, 2016. Photo by Robinson Ninal/PPD

Kids unsafe in society that condones violence – female LP lawmakers

Aug 16, 2016 - 3:40 PM

While their party is allied with President Rodrigo Duterte s PDP Laban 5 female legislators from LP say they oppose apparent summary executions committed in the name of the war on drugs

WAR ON DRUGS. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Proponents hope to pass anti-discrimination bill in 17th Congress

Jun 30, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The bill that seeks to end discrimination in the Philippines faces strong opposition in the Lower House

PRIDE. LGBT groups and individuals gather at the Luneta to celebrate the 22nd Pride March in the Philippines on June 25, 2016

Clients in shorts and slippers may soon be allowed in gov't offices

Nov 12, 2015 - 6:36 PM

Dinagat Representative Kaka Bag ao one of the authors of the bill believes that profiling individuals based on what they wear is a form of discrimination

LIFT DRESS CODE. Government offices require citizens to wear 'proper attire' when transacting inside public agencies' premises.

LP women: Punish party mates behind lewd gimmick

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:53 PM

This has never been and will never be consistent with the values of the Liberal Party say Representatives Henedina Abad Josephine Sato and Kaka Bag ao

PARTY PERFORMANCE. Members of female group Playgirls dance at the birthday party of Laguna 4th District Representative Benjamin Agarao. Photo from the Playgirls Facebook page

The long road to an LGBT anti-discrimination law

Jul 29, 2015 - 11:36 AM

This is a story about the Filipino people s struggle for genuine equality and acceptance amid a culture of hate and holiness

TEDxADMU: Why coordinate

Feb 21, 2015 - 11:18 AM

PRESS RELEASE: TEDxADMU will hold its third TEDx talk featuring speakers who as catalysts of change and innovation are expected to ignite deep discussions among the hundreds of participants

'Struck-down provisions do not diminish RH law'

Apr 08, 2014 - 3:36 PM

RH law authors in the House of Representatives say the battle is not over – they will fix the struck down provisions and challenge the Executive to resist attempts to repeal or weaken the law

CONSTITUTIONAL. RH law authors in the House of Representatives hail the SC decision upholding the constitutionality of the law, except for 8 provision. File photo by Rappler

Soda ban in schools has unintended consequences

Mar 19, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Is soda consumption the real enemy or the excess calories in children s diets?

BAN SOFT DRINKS. The Healthy Beverage Options Act of 2014 proposes to ban unhealthy beverages like soft drinks in all schools, from kindergartens up to high schools, both private and public. Rappler file photo, Graphic by Emil Mercado

Bill seeks to ban soft drinks in schools

Feb 27, 2014 - 6:29 PM

Studies show that carbonated or soft drinks are rich in sugar caffeine artificial sweeteners and carbonic acids which can be harmful to health

BAN SOFT DRINKS. The Healthy Beverage Options Act of 2014 proposes to ban unhealthy beverages like soft drinks in all schools, from kindergartens up to high schools, both private and public. Rappler file photo, Graphic by Emil Mercado

House bill seeks to end hunger in 10 years

Feb 04, 2014 - 4:41 PM

The bill seeks to establish a comprehensive framework to ensure the right of every Filipino to access adequate food at all times

FOOD FOR ALL. Rep. Barry Gutierrez presents the Right to Adequate Food Bill during an anti-hunger mobilization organized by the National Food Coalition at the House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Barry Gutierrez's Facebook Page

Solons on new 'pork' scheme: Not good enough

Aug 23, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Some applaud President Aquino s move to overhaul the pork barrel system but others would not settle for anything less than full abolition

Empower citizens, prepare LGUs

Jul 25, 2013 - 7:50 PM

Congresswomen Leni Robredo and Kaka Bag ao join NGOs in their crusade for people power governance

#TalkThursday with Kaka Bag-Ao

Jun 08, 2013 - 12:11 PM

Rappler speaks Kaka Bag Ao congresswoman elect of Dinagat Islands

Rappler Newscast | June 6, 2013

Jun 06, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Sotto resigns as Senate Majority Leader Dinagat congresswoman: narrow win in province shows Ecleos influence North and South Korea agree to talks

Pacquiao, Imelda Marcos wealthiest House members

May 23, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Las Piñas City Rep Mark Villar s net worth increases by P200 M

RICHEST: Sarangani Rep Manny Pacquiao. File photo by John Javellana

Dinagat: Ecleo mother defeats daughter

May 14, 2013 - 9:24 PM

Dinagat Islands Vice Gov Jade Ecleo’s fight with her mother Gov Glenda Ecleo was one of the most defiant but painful political battles in the midterm polls

Family feud and political sisterhood in Dinagat

May 09, 2013 - 4:18 PM

Jade the current vice governor is running against her re electionist mother Gov Glenda Ecleo She is fielding congresswoman Kaka Bag ao against her sister Gwendolyn Ecleo

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Can Akbayan rep still be ousted?

Feb 16, 2013 - 7:40 AM

The disqualification case vs Akbayan Rep Kaka Bag ao is dismissed on a technicality but this does not settle the issues raised by the petitioner

Photo from Rep Kaka Baga-ao's Facebook page

Did Aquino really push for the RH bill?

Jul 23, 2012 - 10:00 PM

Critics and supporters of the RH bill have different interpretations of President Aquino s use of responsible parenthood in his SONA

Has Miriam met her match in prosecutor?

Mar 01, 2012 - 12:28 AM

A lawyer stands up to Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago and tells the senator judge that respect begets respect

#CoronaTrial: Day 14

Feb 08, 2012 - 7:46 PM

Day 14: Senate caucus on bank subpoenas; Cross examination of FASAP president; PSBank president presents documents of Corona peso accounts; Discussion on bank secrecy subpoenas for SC justices documents

No need: guilt beyond reasonable doubt

Jan 18, 2012 - 4:22 PM

In the end senators will vote without having to explain their votes as in a judicial decision