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Cayetano, House leaders ask Comelec to proclaim Duterte Youth, Senior Citizens

Nov 26, 2019 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon slams the House resolution, saying it 'encroaches' on the poll body's independence

PRESSURE ON COMELEC? House leaders file a resolution asking the Commission on Elections to proclaim two embattled party-list groups. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Drilon slams congressman for blaming SEA Games 2019 hosting woes on Senate

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:14 PM

Lawmaker-athlete Mikee Romero blames the Senate for the 2019 budget impasse, saying it hampered hosting preparations. Drilon retorts it was the House’s ‘unconstitutional insertions’ that really delayed the budget.

BUDGET ISSUES. Senator Franklin Drilon flagged issues in the budget for the Philippines' hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Polo action kicks off SEA Games 2019 hostilities

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:48 PM

The Philippines will vie with 3 other countries for the two medals up for grabs in polo

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Rep. Mikee Romero (second from right) says he and his teammates (from left) Coco Garcia, Nicole Eusebio, Jam Eusebio, Santi Juban, Anthony Garcia, and Antonio Veloso are ready for the challenge. Photo release


Mikee Romero files House resolution banning foreign players in collegiate leagues

Sep 30, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Mikee Romero says the practice of acquiring foreign players 'stops the growth and shortchanges the development of various sports programs in the Philippines'

FILIPINO ONLY. Mikee Romeo says he filed the bill for the 'good of Philippine basketball.' File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler


Mikee Romero says Gilas needs 5 naturalized players

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:13 PM

GlobalPort owner Mikee Romero believes that Gilas Pilipinas can add height by naturalizing more eligible big men

HEIGHT. Mikee Romero says that the Gilas program should look for more eligible foreigners that can be naturalized like resident big man Andray Blatche. Photo from fiba.basketball

Party-list bloc 'respects' cancellation of Cardema nomination

Aug 14, 2019 - 1:30 PM

1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero says that while the party-list bloc recognizes Duterte Youth as a winning group in the 2019 polls, they have yet to recognize its nominee

OUT OF HIS POST. Malacañang says Ronald Cardema is considered resigned as chairman of the National Youth Commission since he filed a petition for substitution as Duterte Youth party nominee. File photo from National Youth Commission

Mikee Romero to file 'Eddie Garcia Law' on safe workspaces for actors

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The 1-Pacman representative is set to file the bill in July in honor of his late stepfather

SAFETY OF ACTORS. 1-Pacman Representative Mikee Romero wants safer workspaces for actors like his late father, Eddie Garcia. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Mikee Romero, Albee Benitez still richest congressmen in 2018

Jun 12, 2019 - 6:16 PM

1-Pacman Representative Mikee Romero and Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Albee Benitez are the House's billionaires, while Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago still has the lowest net worth

BILLIONAIRES' CLUB. 1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero and Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Alfredo Benitez are the richest congressmen in 2018.

Party-list bloc will vote for Duterte's bet in speakership race

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:16 PM

If President Rodrigo Duterte doesn't endorse anybody in the speakership race, then the party-list lawmakers are consulting her daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for her choice

'20% OR NOTHING.' Several members of the party-list coalition in the House of Representatives hold a press conference on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

LOOK: Duterte Youth’s Cardema attends House party-list bloc meeting

Jun 04, 2019 - 4:51 PM

Ronald Cardema meets with other party-list lawmakers on the same day the Comelec grants his petition to be the first nominee of Duterte Youth in the 18th Congress

NOT A CONGRESSMAN YET. Duterte Youth Chairman Ronald Cardema is seen at the party-list bloc's meeting at Batasang Pambansa on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

3 billionaires in House of Representatives in 2017

Jul 15, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Mikee Romero (1-Pacman), Emmeline Aglipay Villar (Diwa), and Albee Benitez (Negros Occidental 3rd District) are the richest members of the House

'PBA has to move on' – Mikee Romero reiterates league to start on time

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:43 PM

'We want to be one voice in representing the whole PBA.'

STARTING ON TIME. The 43rd season of the PBA will be starting on December 17 at the Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Josh Albelda

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May 20, 2016 - 12:42 PM

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Ako Bicol leads party-list race; 2 new groups in top 10

May 11, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Debuting in Congress are 1Pacman and Kabayan with businessman Mikee Romero and lawyer Harry Roque as first nominees respectively

Yeo puzzled by benching, but respects Globalport decision

Mar 07, 2016 - 3:51 PM

If I get traded that s okay if not then I ll keep working says Joseph Yeo

BENCHED. Veteran Globalport guard Joseph Yeo (R), seen here in action during a previous game against Mahindra, has been benched in the past two Batang Pier games. Photo from PBA Images

Globalport owner Romero to give coach Jarencio 'more chances'

Oct 26, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Talks of change of coaches are just rumors To be fair to coach Pido we ll be giving him more chance says Mikee Romero

MORE CHANCES. Pido Jarencio will continue to call the shots for GlobalPort Batang Pier. File photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

AirAsia to move 3 international flights to NAIA3

Sep 11, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Budget carrier AirAsia will take advantage of the newly rehabilitated NAIA3 terminal

MANILA-BOUND. AirAsia flights will be from its new hub in Manila following decision to downsize operations in Clark. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

The road to PBA expansion

Mar 05, 2014 - 11:33 PM

As the PBA mulls the possibility of expansion Rappler s Jane Bracher mulls the pros and cons

MORE THE MERRIER? The Kia Motors Corporation and Blackwater Sports have both sent letters of intent to join the PBA as expansion teams. But will they be welcome additions?

AirAsia PH to refund passengers

Sep 14, 2013 - 10:22 AM

AirAsia Philippines offers to refund passengers affected by move to suspend Clark flights

GOOD TIMES. AirAsia and Clark airport officials pour champagne on newly arrived Airbus A320 passenger aircraft on August 15, 2011. File Photo by AFP

Clark Airport supports AirAsia's move to NAIA

Sep 13, 2013 - 5:08 PM

Clark International Airport s president says he supports the move of AirAsia which is its biggest locator to move its hub to Manila

GOOD TIMES. AirAsia and Clark airport officials pour champagne on newly arrived Airbus A320 passenger aircraft on August 15, 2011. File Photo by AFP

AirAsia PH moves to Manila from Clark

Sep 13, 2013 - 3:48 PM

AirAsia s decision to move to congested NAIA and leave Clark which fits its business model of locating in secondary airports is months and millions of dollars in the making

MANILA-BOUND. AirAsia flights will be from its new hub in Manila following decision to downsize operations in Clark. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

Journalists, politicos fight corruption before elections

Jan 22, 2013 - 6:11 PM

As many as 90 of journalists may engage in mild forms of corruption during elections