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Chinese ships spotted near Pag-asa Island sandbars, says Alejano

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:12 PM

(UPDATED) The ships were monitored on September 18, says opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano

CHINESE ACTIVITY. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, a former soldier, says Chinese vessels were spotted near Pag-asa island and its sand bars. File photo

FAST FACTS: Who is outgoing Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon?

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:44 PM

No stranger to controversy the outgoing Customs chief previously gained attention for his role in two mutinies and life as a rebel soldier on the run

OUTGOING CHIEF. Outgoing Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon was a rebel soldier who gained attention for his role in two mutinies. File photo from Malacanang

Chinese flag planted near PH-controlled Kota Island – Alejano

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Citing sources the Magdalo representative says a Chinese civilian ship planted the flag in an area in the West Philippine Sea South China Sea 3rd week of July

MONITORING. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano shows a map to illustrate China's alleged acitivities in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Cayetano conceals facts about China ships near Sandy Cay

Aug 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

While keeping the facts secret Secretary Cayetano hits Justice Carpio for using the wrong facts about Sandy Cay near Pag asa Island in the disputed West Philippine Sea

CONCEALING FACTS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano refuses to disclose the facts about the Chinese ships reportedly guarding Sandy Cay near Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Screen grab from Rappler video

Carpio to Duterte, Cayetano: Protest China 'invasion'

Aug 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

By any yardstick this is a seizure of Philippine territory Justice Carpio says as Chinese ships guard a sandbar near Pag asa Island

Photos show China ships fishing near Pag-asa Island

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:55 PM

CSIS images also show more Chinese ships in the West Philippine Sea even as Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano justifies the presence of Chinese vessels there

'ACTIVELY FISHING.' This photo shows one of two Chinese ships that 'appear to be actively fishing, with their nets visibly in the water,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

Alejano: Does PH have 'strategy of silence' in West Philippine Sea?

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Have we already adopted the strategy of silence inaction and subservience in West Philippine Sea so as not to offend China? asks opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano

WHAT'S THE POLICY? Opposition lawmaker Gary Alejano criticized DFA secretary Alan Peter Cayetano over recent statements made concerning the West Philippine Sea. File photo

Cayetano downplays reported China ships near Pag-asa Island

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:22 PM

There are reasons for the presence of certain vessels but the situation in the area is very stable Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

BETTER TIES. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Duterte administration has improved the Philippines' ties with China. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Former mutineer Alejano explains why Faeldon is no longer Magdalo

Aug 15, 2017 - 5:15 PM

The embattled BOC commissioner once asked Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano s help in reforming the Customs He declined

MAGDALO. Representative Gary Alejano represents Magdalo in the House of Representatives. Rappler file photo

5 Chinese ships spotted near Pag-asa sandbars

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:21 AM

The Chinese may have a sinister plan to occupy sandbars just west of Pag asa that belong to us says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

PAG-ASA ISLAND. About a hundred Filipinos live in one of the biggest islands in the Spratlys

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Jun 12, 2017 - 2:05 PM

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No public apology yet from Aguirre for fake news

Jun 08, 2017 - 9:03 PM

The Palace says Aguirre still enjoys the full trust of President Rodrigo Duterte

NO APOLOGIES YET. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II refuses to talk to reporters on June 8, 2017 who asked him about his public apology due that day, at least according to Senator Bam Aquino who he called the night before. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

FACT-CHECK: Aguirre uses old photo to tag opposition lawmakers in Marawi crisis

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The photo of the alleged plotters turns out to have been taken in 2015 at the Iloilo Airport and not weeks before the Maute crisis erupted

OLD PHOTO. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II shows this 2015 photo to reporters on June 7, 2017 as he tags Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano and former Aquino administration political adviser Ronald Llamas. Photo from Facebook

Additional 'communication' vs Duterte filed before Int'l Criminal Court

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and congressman Gary Alejano call for a preliminary examination to give victims hope Duterte’s impunity would soon end

 END IMPUNITY. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano  urges ICC Prosecutor to bring hope and end President Rodrigo Duterte's impunity. Presidential Photo

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May 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

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It takes only a day to kill an impeachment complaint vs Duterte

May 20, 2017 - 2:34 PM

The House has time honored processes that protect itself from the tyranny of the majority But the allies of President Duterte could not be bothered by these when they dismissed the first impeachment complaint against him

De Lima, Trillanes slam House panel for junking Duterte impeachment

May 16, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Both senators say there is no rule requiring a complainant to have personal knowledge of accusations citing the cases of former president Joseph Estrada and former chief justice Renato Corona

IMPEACHMENT. Senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV slam the House committee on justice for junking the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte.

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May 15, 2017 - 9:51 PM

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Alejano willing to lose Congress seat after seeking Duterte ouster

May 15, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also says he will discuss with his party mates the possibility of being co complainants in the ICC case filed against the President

WHAT'S NEXT? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano mulls the next steps to take after the justice panel rejected his impeachment complaint against the President. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Alejano slams House as Duterte puppet after losing impeachment bid

May 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Hindi ako abogado na magaling na magpaikot ikot sa batas Ako ay dating sundalo Ang alam ko lamang ay kung paano i defend ang bansang ito says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano as he holds back tears

Kadamay takeover poses threats to security, democracy – Alejano

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:57 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano claims Kadamay set up checkpoints inside the government housing project in Bulacan making it difficult for beneficiaries and local officials to enter the premises

KADAMAY THREAT? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano joins other lawmakers in a press conference after inspecting NHA housing sites in Pandi, Bulacan a few weeks after thousands of Kadamay on April 25. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

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Mar 30, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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Mar 30, 2017 - 1:12 PM

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Alejano wants Duterte impeached over Benham Rise, West PH Sea row

Mar 30, 2017 - 10:05 AM

UPDATED In his supplementary impeachment complaint Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also alleges that the Philippine leader is forging secret deals with Beijing

WARMER RELATIONS. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands prior to their bilateral meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

No to impeaching Duterte and Robredo

Mar 28, 2017 - 6:09 PM

What is a good thing – making top officials accountable – has now been distorted as a way of defeating the will of the people

Perfect storm in wild, wild Philippines

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:07 PM

For our sake we better understand what is happening and act collectively to avert the worst outcome

Planned impeachment complaint vs Robredo 'leaves bad taste' – opposition

Mar 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez s plan to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo will be construed as vindictive and unfair

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Mar 17, 2017 - 8:33 PM

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Alvarez mulls filing impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the complaint could be about Vice President Leni Robredo s betrayal of public trust for her criticism of the war on drugs in a video sent to the UN

ANOTHER IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez believes Vice President Leni Robredo is behind the first impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte.

Impeachment complaint vs Duterte ‘graver’ than Estrada’s – Alejano

Mar 17, 2017 - 4:31 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says Estrada did not kill anybody and did not misuse public funds

IMPEACHING A PRESIDENT? Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano compares the impeachment complaints filed against President Rodrigo Duterte and former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada.

Robredo only stated facts in UN video, says spokesperson

Mar 17, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo also denies any hand in the first impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte

NOT GUILTY. The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo defended she is not behind the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Palace links Robredo to impeachment complaint

Mar 17, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Malacañang calls the impeachment complaint the latest move in an orchestrated effort of a well funded destabilization campaign

BEHIND PLOT? The Palace suspects a link between Vice President Leni Robredo and the impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Alejano ‘ready to face consequences’ after impeachment complaint

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says he has fears in life but filing an impeachment complaint against the President is his duty

FIGHTER. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano is a former soldier. Photo by Rappler

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Mar 17, 2017 - 1:18 PM

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Robredo behind Duterte impeach move – Alvarez

Mar 17, 2017 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano the lawmaker who filed the complaint denies the accusation saying this is solely the decision of the Magdalo

ALLEGATION. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Vice President Leni Robredo will be the one benefitting should President Rodrigo Duterte be impeached. File photo by Rappler

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Mar 16, 2017 - 10:30 PM

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Duterte impeachment complaint 'a fight for all Filipinos,' says Alejano

Mar 16, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says he will seek support for the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte in the coming weeks

THE COMPLAINANT. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says he merely provided 'a venue for expression' to express dissent against President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Rappler

Alejano denies impeach bid part of destabilization plot

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also clarifies that his party is the only group responsible for the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte

THE FIRST. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano shows to the media the impeachment complaint he filed against the President on March 16. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alvarez tags impeachment complaint vs Duterte as 'stupidity'

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:15 PM

UPDATED Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez doubts the substance of the first impeachment complaint filed against the President saying it will likely be rejected by the House

NOT THREATENED? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez gives his two cents on the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte, his longtime ally. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gary Alejano, mutineer and ex-Marine, leads impeach bid vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 4:42 PM

The Marine soldier who once turned against a president he was tasked to secure leads another fight – this time in Congress

Rep. Gary Alejano of the Magdalo Party-list group announce the filling of Impeachment charges against President Rodrigo Duterte at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on March 16, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Gary Alejano's impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 4:36 PM

Rappler talks to Gary Alejano the Magdalo representative who fired the first salvo against President Rodrigo Duterte

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Mar 16, 2017 - 2:21 PM

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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

Highlights: Impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The complaint says that given the unlawful activities and predicate crimes provided in the Anti Money Laundering Act there is basis for the House to direct AMLC to submit Duterte s bank accounts and properties

Rep. Gary Alejano of the Magdalo Party-list group announce the filling of Impeachment charges against President Rodrigo Duterte at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on March 16, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Palace insists no basis to impeach Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:36 AM

UPDATED Malacañang suspects the impeachment complaint is part of coordinated efforts to discredit the Duterte administration

FACING IMPEACHMENT? President Rodrigo Duterte is flanked by his allies in Congress, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

First impeachment complaint filed vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 10:16 AM

UPDATED Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano a former mutineer and ally of opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV fires the first salvo against President Duterte

FILED. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano (right) shows a copy of the impeachment complaint he filed against President Rodrigo Duterte at the House of Representatives. At left is former Magdalo congressman Ashley Acedillo. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

ICC case vs Duterte is PH's 'last recourse' – opposition lawmakers

Mar 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The congressmen argue that the ICC may step in if the Philippines is shown to be unwilling or unable to investigate prosecute and try in good faith

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Death penalty is 'sanitized vengeance' – Alejano

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano votes against the capital punishment because the measure would make the Philippines lose our moral and competitive edge

VOTED NO. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano explains his vote against the death penalty bill. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph