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Romualdez: I'm a 'strong contender' for Speaker

Jun 26, 2019 - 3:48 PM

The allies of Leyte 1st District representative-elect Martin Romualdez claim he has the numbers to secure the speakership, with one lawmaker pegging it at 178 votes

MULTI-PARTY CAUCUS. Leyte 1st District Representative Martin Romualdez meets with more 30 legislators representing different political parties on June 26, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappelr

Duterte meets with Speaker hopefuls in Japan

May 29, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Three rivals for the speakership – Lord Allan Velasco, Martin Romualdez, and Alan Peter Cayetano – meet with President Rodrigo Duterte while in Japan for an official trip

Duterte tells Paolo: Vie for speakership, I'll resign

May 27, 2019 - 6:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says he is not taking any sides when it comes to the speakership bids of Alan Peter Cayetano, Lord Allan Velasco, Pantaleon Alvarez, and Martin Romualdez

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the commencement exercises of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) ‘Mabalasik’ Class of 2019 at Fort General Gregorio Del Pilar in Baguio City on May 26, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Sara Duterte spurns Alvarez peace offer, says Cayetano made 'veiled threat'

May 22, 2019 - 12:01 AM

The Davao City mayor claims Alan Peter Cayetano, another one vying for the speakership, warned her against supporting the speakership bid of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with his children, reelectionist Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and vice mayoral candidate Sebastian Duterte, during his attendance to the Hugpong ng Pagbabago-Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (HNP-HTL) campaign sortie at the Davao City Recreation Center on May 10, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Paolo Duterte for Speaker? Ask the President, says Sara

May 21, 2019 - 11:17 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says the question on Paolo's interest for speakership 'should best be addressed by our father because he is the President and our patriarch'

HOUSE SPEAKERSHIP. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says she is not the correct person to endorse someone to be the next House Speaker. Sara Duterte file photo by Maria Tan/Rappler, Paolo Duterte file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sara Duterte says Martin Romualdez 'will be next Speaker'

Mar 19, 2019 - 5:23 PM

But the presidential daughter has also promoted the possible speakership of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco and former foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

Lakas-CMD eyes Bong Revilla, Martin Romualdez for senator in 2019

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Both party bets, however, have yet to express their intention to run in the mid-term polls. Revilla is being tried for plunder, while Romualdez lost in the 2016 senatorial race.

SENATORIAL CANDIDATES? Former senator Bong Revilla and ex-Leyte representative Martin Romualdez are among the people being considered by Lakas-CMD for its senatorial slate. File photos by Rappler

Bongbong Marcos brings relief goods to Leni's bailiwick

Jan 06, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The losing vice presidential candidate and his cousin who also lost a senatorial bid in May 2016 bring help to typhoon victims in some Bicol areas

DEVASTATION. Some Bicol provinces were declared under a state of calamity after typhoon Nina roared through the region during the holidays. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Still no minority leader for House?

Jul 25, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr claims there was a sudden change in House rules that members of the minority still have to elect their leader

MINORITY LEADER ELECTIONS? Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat says there was a sudden change of rules that still calls for an election of a House minoiry leader among those who did not vote for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

3 Mindanao lawmakers shift to Duterte's PDP-Laban

May 24, 2016 - 10:36 PM

Peter Unabia and Mylene Albano of the Liberal Party along with Rogelio Pacquiao take their oath as PDP Laban members

NEW ALLIANCES. Several members of the House of Representatives have deflected to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

LP lawmakers told: Support PDP-Laban, but stay with party

May 23, 2016 - 6:02 PM

More realignments in the House of Representatives: the National Unity Party reunites with Lakas CMD before entering into a coalition with PDP Laban

'I'm sure Alvarez will be next Speaker' – Belmonte

May 20, 2016 - 9:56 PM

UPDATED He has or will soon have the numbers longtime House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte says of newly elected Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez

NPC to form alliance with Duterte's PDP-Laban

May 19, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Nationalist People s Coalition is the latest political party to express support for the incoming administration of president elect Rodrigo Duterte

COALITION. The Nationalist People's Coalition - the country's second largest political party - is now allied with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan.

Marcos hits Roxas: 'Bayani lang sa komiks'

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:34 PM

Vice presidential bet Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr takes potshots at Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas and the Aquino administration during his campaign rally in Tacloban Leyte

WARAYNONS. The Marcoses and the Romualdezes join forces in a campaign rally held Monday night in Balyuan, Tacloban City. Photo by Chris Billes/Rappler

Imelda in E.Visayas: Bring back a Marcos to national government

Apr 26, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Former first lady Imelda Marcos says her son vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr will be the voice of the long abandoned region in the national government

WARAYNONS. The Marcoses and the Romualdezes join forces in a campaign rally held Monday night in Balyuan, Tacloban City. Photo by Jene Anne Pangue/Rappler.com

As Roxas campaigns in Leyte, Martin Romualdez makes amends

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:56 PM

The UNA senatorial candidate issues a press statement calling for an end to the blame game over Super Typhoon Yolanda

Reelectionists, ex-senators still lead Senate race – Laylo survey

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:57 PM

Sotto Pangilinan Recto Drilon Lacson and Zubiri are among the candidates in the winning circle in the latest The Standard Poll

Aquino signs law on VAT exemption for PWDs

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:15 AM

2ND UPDATE Filipinos with disabilities can breathe a sigh of relief following the signing of Republic Act 10754 which now allows them to fully enjoy their mandated discounts

Senate bets vow to act on sectoral concerns

Mar 19, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Seven senatorial candidates court the support of 7 marginalized sectors promising to pursue their priority agenda

SECTORAL CONSULTATION. Senatorial bets attend Ang Kailangang Boses a forum in Ateneo de Manila University where they listened to representatives from various sectors. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

Admin senatorial bets dominate winners' circle – Laylo survey

Mar 11, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The Standard Poll conducted by Laylo Research Strategies shows that of the 14 probable winners in the Senate race 5 are from the ruling LP while 3 others are guest candidates of the ruling Daang Matuwid coalition

DAANG MATUWID. LP chairman President Benigno Aquino III along with the Daang Matuwid coalition slate in Capiz on February 09, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Will it be Bongbong Marcos-Martin Romualdez in 2022?

Mar 05, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez is often seen by his cousin s side in sorties leading some to mistake them for a 2016 tandem

BUDDIES. Vice presidential candidate Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr and senatorial candidate Martin Romualdez mount a very tight campaign for the 2016 elections. Photo courtesy of Martin Romualdez's official website

Comelec on Pacquiao, NPC endorsement, Zika virus | 6PM wRap

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Green groups urge 'zero vote' vs pro-mining bets

Mar 01, 2016 - 3:21 PM

3rd UPDATE They single out presidential bets Mar Roxas and Jejomar Binay and senatorial aspirant Martin Romualdez but do not cite the tandem of Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Cayetano

ZERO VOTE. Green groups urge the public not to vote candidates with ties to mining operations in the Philippines. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Binay to police: 'No more Mamasapanos' under my watch

Feb 27, 2016 - 6:32 PM

At the Philippine National Police Academy alumni homecoming the Vice President courts policemen with promises of better equipment and more benefits under his presidency

KEYNOTE ADDRESS. Vice President Jejomar Binay keynoted the 36th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) grand alumni homecoming in Silang, Cavite on February 27, 2016. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Bongbong in Vigan: Allies campaign for Binay-Marcos ticket

Feb 11, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Will key supporters Ilocos Sur Governor Chavit Singson and cousin Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez influence Bongbong Marcos to abandon Miriam Santiago?

'I'm not my father's copycat' – Bongbong Marcos

Feb 10, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Vice presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos is asked what legacies of his father the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos he intends to continue

Senate bets against divorce, support same-sex union

Jan 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Asked about same sex marriages one of the candidates says the issue is human rights and not religious rights

ONE RING TO RULE THEM ALL. Love happens not only between men and women, but also between people of the same sex. Photo by George Moya / Rappler

Senate bets from political clans support anti-dynasty bill

Jan 30, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Senatorial candidates Mark Lapid Jericho Petilla and Martin Romualdez say they are for the passage of the anti dynasty bill

 ABOLISH DYNASTIES? Senatorial candidates Mark Lapid, Jericho Petilla and Martin Romualdez are all members of political families.

Romualdez: Invest in tech to solve traffic, disaster woes

Jan 23, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez however does not mention specific programs he plans to push should he be elected senator

TECH TO THE RESCUE? Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez talks about his platform as senatorial candidate during Rappler's #TheLeaderIWantForum on January 20. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Colmenares, Kapunan, Romualdez praised for stand on divorce, same-sex marriage

Jan 21, 2016 - 9:29 PM

Filipinos weigh in on the senatorial candidates views on thorny marriage issues

SENATE BETS. The candidates running for senate seats share their views on marriage issues with #TheLeaderIWant forum's audience.

Leyte students to Romualdez: Don't use Yolanda in campaign

Jan 21, 2016 - 5:54 PM

But in the forum senatorial bet Martin Romualdez thanks students who extended help after Yolanda calling them an inspiration that lifted us all

Senatorial candidate and incumbent Leyte Representative Martin Romualdez gives his speech during #TheLeaderIWant Forum at the De La Salle University Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium on January 20, 2016

Make marriage annulment easier – senatorial bets

Jan 20, 2016 - 9:49 PM

Senatoriables Lorna Kapunan Neri Colmenares and Martin Romualdez also say it s time to at least debate same sex marriage

FAMILY LAWS. Senatorial candidates (from left) Neri Colmenares, Lorna Kapunan, and Martin Romualdez discuss their stand on annulment, divorce, and same-sex marriage at Rappler's 'The Leader I Want' forum on January 20, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why run for senator? 'Maraming gunggong sa Senado'

Jan 20, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Three candidates tell TheLeaderIWant forum why they want to be senator

WHAT MADE THEM RUN? Senatorial bets Lorna Kapunan, Martin Romualdez, and Neri Colmenares answer questions during the The Leader I Want forum organized by Rappler on Wednesday, January 20. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Gordon, Romualdez: Use Subic, Clark airports

Nov 13, 2015 - 7:56 PM

Senatorial candidates Dick Gordon and Martin Romualdez urge the full use of Subic and Clark airports in light of the flight cancellations due to APEC

LESS CONGESTION. Using the Subic Bay and Clark international airports will help ease decongestion in Metro Manila. Photos from the official websites of the Clark Internal Airport and Subic Bay

VLOG: Romualdez wants 'malasakit' for Filipino workers

Nov 13, 2015 - 4:15 PM

The Leyte First District Representative wants higher salaries for government workers

Romualdez cousins supporting Binay in 2016?

Nov 08, 2015 - 8:29 AM

Binay and his senatorial candidates join the unveiling of the Anibong Memorial Marker in Tacloban giving political color to the commemoration of typhoon Yolanda

POLITICAL EVENT? Vice President Jejomar Binay and his UNA senatorial candidates attend the unveiling of the Anibong Memorial Marker in Tacloban City on November 7, 2015. to commemorate Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

UNA senate slate, Chinese consul shot, Typhoon Lando | 6PM wRap

Oct 21, 2015 - 7:35 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Binay finally completes UNA Senate slate

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:46 PM

Binay s senatorial slate is composed of celebrities current and former lawmakers and labor and security advocates Only 6 are official UNA candidates

OPPOSITION SLATE. Vice President Jejomar Binay fills his senatorial slate with 6 UNA bets, and 6 guest candidates.

Typhoon Lando, Poe’s citizenship, EU talks | 6PM wRap

Oct 19, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Day 2: 15 more presidential wannabes file COCs

Oct 13, 2015 - 9:55 PM

So far a total of 37 candidates have filed certificates of candidacies for president

RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. Romeo John Ygonia files his COC at the COMELEC office in Manila on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Duterte identifies senatorial candidates he will support

Oct 10, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Speculation is mounting that Duterte is running for president He is careful to say he will support select senatorial candidates whether or not he runs

NAVOTAS-MALABON. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte visits Metro Manila in September 2015. Rappler file photo

Local Vote: Cagayan, Negros Occidental, Tacloban City, Leyte

Aug 22, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Rappler s weekly wrap up: Not campaigning? Declared LP bet distributes PCSO ambulances in Cagayan; Negros Occidental’s closely watched contest: vice governorship; Romualdez wives to seek husbands posts;

 FROM LEFT: Presidential Legislative Liaison Officer Manuel Mamba of Cagayan, 4th District Representative Jeffrey Ferrer of Negros Occidental, and Councilor Cristina Gonzalez of Tacloban City, Leyte

Political Ads: Mark Villar, Sherwin Gatchalian, Bongbong Marcos, Grace Poe

Aug 18, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Rappler s round up of political advertisements in the last two weeks

Declare Bangsamoro peace deals unconstitutional – Philconsa

Jun 19, 2015 - 2:51 PM

Philconsa leads a group in filing a petition against the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro the basis of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

DEAL IN PERIL? Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak witness the exchange of documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on March 27, 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Brillante Mendoza, cast of 'Taklub' at special screening

Jun 02, 2015 - 6:05 PM

The film first premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it competed in the Un Certain Regard category

Leyte, Tacloban ready to help Samar Island

Dec 07, 2014 - 4:02 PM

Rival politicians in Leyte share the same concern for their fellow Warays across the typhoon battered island

HELP US. A typhoon victim pleads for help in Taft, Samar on December 7, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Q&A: Yolanda recovery: 'We need to see action and results'

Jul 28, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez: Our people have been suffering for 9 long months now while the debris has been cleared Yolanda’s pervasive impact on their lives remains

SLOW RECOVERY. Leyte Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez says bureaucracy and lack of resources remain the stumbling blocks on the road to recovery particularly in the areas of shelter, livelihood, and financial assistance from the national government

Bong Revilla speech not for you – Lakas president

Jun 11, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The Lakas CMD stands by its chairman Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr

PARTYMATES. Leyte Rep Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Senator Ramon

Rappler Newscast | April 16, 2014

Apr 16, 2014 - 9:32 PM

Lacson accuses the Romualdezes of mounting an anti government rally The first MERS case in PH confirmed RH law proponents say proper implementation will improve Filipinos’ lives

Lacson links Romualdezes to anti-government rally

Apr 16, 2014 - 7:15 AM

Not my style If I have any grievances I direct it to whoever is the concerned says Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez who denies helping protesters against slow rehab in Yolanda areas

POLITICALLY MOTIVATED? A Yolanda survivor holding a placard joins a demonstration to protest and call for the continuous supports of relief for typhoon survivors, near the Malacañang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, on Feb 17, 2014.