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Replacing NFA's Jason Aquino not enough, say senators

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:25 PM

'More needs to be done to arrest the rising prices of rice,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

Opposition calls for Senate crowd to avert Trillanes arrest

Sep 07, 2018 - 1:00 AM

(UPDATED) 'Our presence [at the Senate] will hopefully make those effecting the illegal arrest think twice,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

PENSIVE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV looks pensive at the Senate on September 6, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler.

Kiko Pangilinan: Filipina athletes should be respected

Sep 03, 2018 - 1:17 PM

The senator also calls for improvement after the Philippine delegation fails to hit a top 15 finish

SKATE QUEEN. Margielyn Didal, who bagged the Philippines' last gold medal in the women's skate event, leads the delegation as the flag bearer.

Robredo, LP want Piñol, NFA's Aquino fired over rice crisis

Sep 03, 2018 - 12:50 PM

To help address inflation and the rice shortage, Liberal Party stalwarts call for the passage of the Bawas Presyo bill, which would suspend the excise tax on fuel under the TRAIN law

LP ADDRESSES INFLATION. From L-R: Senators Francis Pangilinan and Bam Aquino, Vice President Leni Robredo, and Representatives Miro Quimbo and Kit Belmonte. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Opposition senators a no-show in ICC oral arguments

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

The Supreme Court denies the motion for reconsideration as well as the appeal to let Senator Leila de Lima argue through video conference

NO SHOW. Opposition senators are a no show at the Supreme Court oral arguments on the withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) on August 28, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Kiko Pangilinan on lessons of fatherhood

Jun 16, 2018 - 6:00 PM

We ask real-life dads: What has fatherhood taught you?

Pangilinan: Calida must resign over family's P150-M gov't contracts

May 28, 2018 - 1:55 PM

If former tourism secretary Wanda Teo quit over her brothers' government contract, Solicitor General Jose Calida should do the same, says Senator Francis Pangilinan

Solicitor General Jose Calida explains that President Rodrigo Duterte has the power to declare Martial Law on certain conditions to protect the country from any security threats. He said during a press briefing in Malacañan on January 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photos

PH on Chinese bombers, LP’s ‘The Resistance’ slate, Royal Wedding | Midday wRap

May 21, 2018 - 12:38 PM

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'Thank you, Sutart': Sharon, Kiko pen sweet anniversary messages

Apr 29, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Happy 22nd anniversary to the couple!

ANNIVERSARY GREETINGS. The couple has been married for 22 years. Photo from Senator Kiko Pangilinan's Instagram account

Jason Aquino won, consumers lost in NFA Council shake-up – Pangilinan

Apr 17, 2018 - 4:51 PM

'Bakit 'yung may track record na malinis at nagpapaimbestiga ng mga iligal na gawain sa NFA ang tinanggal habang ang mga sangkot sa kurakot ang kinampihan?' asks Senator Francis Pangilinan, former National Food Authority Council chair

Senate hearing for Dengvaxia case. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Binay, Pangilinan hit Bureau of Immigration over nun's arrest

Apr 17, 2018 - 1:10 PM

'How can an Australian religious person be as outlawed as those Chinese syndicates in the country involved in drugs, gambling, and prostitution?' says Senator Nancy Binay

DETAINED NUN. The Bureau of Immigration detains missionary nun Sister Patricia Fox on April 16, 2018. Photo from CBCP News

Liberal Party senatorial slate, FASAP on SC ruling, Xi greets Duterte | Evening wRap

Mar 27, 2018 - 7:36 PM

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Sharon Cuneta has 'renewed appreciation' for husband Kiko Pangilinan

Mar 26, 2018 - 2:20 PM

'Almost broke up too many times...but in the end, I am his home, and he is mine,' Sharon says

Anti-political dynasty bill, Quo warranto petition vs Sereno, Evasco on rice importation | Evening wRap

Mar 22, 2018 - 9:09 PM

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Kiko Pangilinan says no issue with Sharon Cuneta, Duterte meeting

Mar 21, 2018 - 7:10 PM

'Walang problema sa akin do'n. Ang differences namin ng Pangulo, trabaho lang at hindi personal,' says the senator

Photo from SAP Bong Go

TIMELINE: The men in Sharon Cuneta's life

Feb 15, 2018 - 12:19 PM

From Gabby to Kiko: A look back at Sharon Cuneta's love life

Kuwait deployment ban, LTFRB on ride-hailing cap, Sharon Cuneta on Duterte | Evening wRap

Feb 12, 2018 - 8:17 PM

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Sharon Cuneta thanks Duterte for video message of support

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:04 PM

The actress sets politics aside to post a message from the President

APOLITICAL. Sharon Cuneta expresses her apolitical stance as she thanks President Rodrigo Duterte for sending her a video message. Screenshot from Facebook.com/SharonCunetaOfficial

LIVE: Senate hearing on Charter Change

Feb 01, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Among the invited guests are justices and former members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission

Senate to resume Cha-Cha hearing in January

Jan 10, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Minority senator Francis Pangilinan, who earlier raised doubts over Congress proposing changes to the 1987 Constitution, will lead the hearing

Sharon Cuneta admits marriage to Kiko Pangilinan 'almost' ended in 2017

Jan 07, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'To Kiko, thank you. We almost lost each other last year,' says megastar Sharon Cuneta to her husband Senator Francis Pangilinan

Photo from actress' Twitter

Other presidents did not declare martial law despite rebellion – Pangilinan

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM

In response, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says President Rodrigo Duterte is different from his predecessors, and 'what we have on hand is the 2017 situation'

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Psychological effect on AFP? Senators slam reason for martial law extension

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:47 PM

Minority senators say this is not a constitutional basis to extend martial law for another year, saying it is not among the conditions set in the 1987 Constitution

CANCELLED VISIT. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana speaks to troops at the 103rd Brigade headquarters in Marawi City. File photo

Senators slam DOJ for clearing Faeldon in P6.4-B shabu mess

Nov 23, 2017 - 3:43 PM

'Ang tanong ngayon, sino na ang responsable sa pagpasok ng P6.4 billion shabu, yung security guard ng Customs? Mr. Duterte, pinagloloko mo yung mga tao,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon attends the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the P6.4B worth of shabu shipment from China on July 31, 2017. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Duterte still unaware of 2013 amendment to Pangilinan law

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:41 AM

The President still does not have his facts right when it comes to the amended Juvenile Justice Act of 2006. It's unclear if Duterte was told about the amendment but ignored or forgot about it.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 43rd Philippine Business Conference (PBC) and Expo concluding ceremony at the Manila Hotel on October 19, 2017, reiterates his vow to eliminate corruption in government, purge the country of illegal drugs and deal with the enemies of the state. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pimentel, Sara Duterte, Odette | Evening wRap

Oct 12, 2017 - 7:17 PM

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Sara Duterte says father's critics in Senate once asked for his help

Oct 12, 2017 - 3:41 PM

In a Facebook post, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio calls out 3 opposition senators for being 'plastic and opportunists'

STAND AGAINST DUTERTE. 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of various groups and politicians from the opposition launches on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Opposition senators claim staff, LP emails hacked

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV presents screenshots to show hackers seemingly planting evidence to link the opposition to 'imaginary' destabilization plots

File photo from Senate PRIB

Resolution vs killings sent to 5 of 7 senators before filing – Pangilinan's office

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:49 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan's chief-of-staff says Senate Resolution 516 was sent to the offices of Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, Senators Richard Gordon, Cynthia Villar, Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Gregorio Honasan, contrary to their claims

On 'dilawan' tag, Aquino says listen to message before looking at color

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III: 'Dapat bago tignan nila 'yung kulay, dapat tignan nila kung may saysay ba 'yung sinasabi. Meron bang dahilan para umalma sa mga patayan na nangyayari?'

L-R, Senator Franklin Drilon, Former Pres. Noynoy Aquino, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, Vice Pres. Lenie Robredo and Senator Bam Aquino during a solidarity mass held at Parish of the Holy Sacrifice at UP Diliman in Quezon City on Thursday, to commemorate the 45 years of Marcos declaration of Martial Law. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aquino, Liberal Party members lead 'Mass for justice'

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Aside from condemning the atrocities during the Martial Law era, they also demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration

Sen. Bam Aquino (right) sings together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, former President Benigno Aquino III and Sen. Franklin Drilon during the “Misa ng Mamamayan Para sa Katarungan” at the Parish of Holy Sacrifice on Thursday in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration. Photo by Mark Saludes Photo from the Office of Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

The LP question: How to be 'non-traditional' opposition

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:59 PM

'You can’t always oppose everything. You have to choose which are the ones that are going against the core interests of the party,' says the Liberal Party's vice president for external affairs

NON-TRADITIONAL OPPOSITION? 'Tindig Pilipinas' a cause-oriented group composed of groups politicians from the opposition is launched on September 18, 2017 at Club Filipino in San Juan. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre, Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth, Duterte | Evening wRap

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

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Senators to Marcoses: Return all ill-gotten wealth, not just 'crumbs'

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Kung ano ang kabuuan na ninakaw ibalik Di naman yung pinaambunan ka lang ayos na says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos (left), Congresswoman Imelda Marcos (center) and Former senator Bongbong Marcos (right) on August 9, 2017, during Inquiry into the use by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte tobaco excise tax to purchase of motor vehicles made through cash advances without the benefit of public biddings for the total amount of P66.45 million. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Drilon to Senate majority: Be impartial in probe into Kian's death

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:04 PM

While the majority bloc s move was late opposition senators still welcome their move to investigate the drug related killings under President Rodrigo Duterte

Liberal Party holds 1st official meeting post-2016 elections

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The party ratifies resolutions naming Vice President Leni Robredo as its chairperson and Senator Francis Pangilinan as its president

LP OFFICIALS. Top-ranking officials of the Liberal Party meet officially for the first time. Photo courtesy of Rep. Teddy B. Baguilat, Jr.

Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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Lacson slams Trillanes for calling Senate a 'puppet' of Duterte

Jul 03, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Itong Senado na dati ay yan yung last bastion of democracy eh ngayon wala na para na rin kaming mga tuta nitong administrasyon na ito says minority Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

PDAF IS BACK? Senator Panfilo Lacson laments the supposed return of the Priority Development Assistance Fund in the 2017 national budget. File photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:52 PM

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Robredo urges Filipinos to defend 'weakening' institutions

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:15 PM

We are already seeing our institutions being eroded We must move swiftly and effectively to ensure that they are strong enough for our children s children says Vice President Leni Robredo

DDS. Vice President Leni Robredo attends a the Defend Democracy Summit (DDS) held on the 119th Independence Day of the Philippines. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Senate minority to Congress, SC: Preserve independence, democracy

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Senate minority bloc also urges the public to fight for democracy amid the proliferation of fake news

DEMOCRACY. Minority senators urge the Supreme Court and Congress to preserve its independence.

Sharon Cuneta denies Kiko Pangilinan-Risa Hontiveros affair

May 14, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Sharon admits she is going through a rough time but denies rumors that her husband is involved with another woman

Ratings drop shows drug war now 'national nightmare' – senators

Apr 19, 2017 - 2:41 PM

2ND UPDATE The fear is real says Senator Risa Hontiveros in response to the decline in public satisfaction with the Duterte administration s controversial campaign

3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016.

FACT CHECK: Duterte misinformed that child offenders can just 'go home'

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The President s remarks before the boy scouts show he wasn t aware the Pangilinan Law was amended in 2013 allowing child offenders aged 12 to 15 to be detained in youth centers

CRIMINAL LIABILITY. President Rodrigo Duterte pushes for lowering minimum age of criminal responsibility before 4- to 10-year-old kids. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Pangilinan seeks Senate probe into corruption in PH Coconut Authority

Apr 01, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr chair of the PCA governing board says the board members are ready to attend the probe and stand by the suspension of PCA Administrator Avelino Andal

Commemoration Dinner on the 4th death anniversary of former DILG secretary Jesse Robredo at the Centennial Hall of Club Filipino in San Juan on August 18, 2016.

Senators hold judgment on impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Several senators note that the House is mandated to determine the complaint s validity But for an administration ally there is no compelling reason to impeach the President

IMPEACHMENT. Senators say it is up to the House of Representatives, as mandated by the 1987 Constitution, to decide on the 1st impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo

Duterte appointees 'destabilizing' gov't – Pangilinan

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan cites as examples the troubles besetting the PNP Bureau of Immigration Tourism Promotions Board and the DFA

Commemoration Dinner on the 4th death anniversary of former DILG secretary Jesse Robredo at the Centennial Hall of Club Filipino in San Juan on August 18, 2016.

War on drugs, Senate, Samsung | Evening wRap

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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Pangilinan hits Pimentel: LP did not 'hamper' Senate agenda

Feb 28, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The Liberal Party president reminds Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III that 20 of 29 bills nearing approval into law are being defended by LP senators

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 28, 2017

Feb 28, 2017 - 10:32 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Tuesday