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U.S. Democrats demand release of full Mueller report, documents

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Top US congressional Democrats House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demand the full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election

DEMOCRATS. In this file photo taken on January 09, 2019 US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer speak to the media following a meeting with US President Donald Trumpat the White House in Washington, DC.  Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Suarez remains minority leader, Duterte on Uson, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:35 PM

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2 Supreme Court cases loom over Suarez's minority leadership

Aug 07, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The blocs of ex-majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas and Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo plan to file separate cases questioning the minority leadership of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez

MINORITY LEADER. Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez gestures as he speaks at the plenary for the first time since being retained as the House minority Leader on August 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Danilo Suarez stays as House minority leader

Aug 07, 2018 - 3:35 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers keep Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez as minority leader, though he previously voted in favor of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as Speaker

New Minority Leader Representative Danilo Suarez odf 3rd District of Quezon deliver his speech after he was confirm at the plenary as the Minority Leader on August 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Minority Leader' Eugene de Vera? House rules silent on leadership succession

Jul 31, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says any rule on the succession of power 'must be explicit'

MAGNIFICENT 7. (From L-R) Representatives Emmanuel Billiones, Teddy Baguilat Jr, Gary Alejano, Edcel Lagman, Edgar Erice, Raul Daza, and Tom Villarin have long been part of the opposition in the House. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House power struggle, free UP tuition, Pope Francis | Midday wRap

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:01 PM

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Fariñas 'going to SC' if Suarez stays as House minority leader

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:55 PM

'This is no laughing matter,' says former House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas, as the minority bloc leadership remains in limbo

Congressman Rodolfo Farinas during Congress session on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Drilon says Duterte is right, peace talks should be in PH

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:56 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says holding the peace talks here will show the government's sincerity and confidence in both parties, and the communists' recognition of the legitimacy of the Philippine government

PEACE TALKS. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says 'it's about time' that the peace talks are held on Philippine soil. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

13 Senators sign draft resolution asking SC to review Sereno ouster

May 16, 2018 - 11:32 PM

The draft resolution asks the Supreme Court to review its decision to 'nullify the appointment' of Sereno as chief justice

Suarez-led House minority won’t back Duterte impeachment

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says his bloc has yet to decide on the looming impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo but once it does it will vote as one

'CONSTRUCTIVE' MINORITY? Members of the minority bloc, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (middle), hold a press conference on October 5, 2016. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Suarez on SC petition: Baguilat bloc trying to reorganize House

Jan 18, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez argues that it is beyond the Supreme Court s powers to review the dispute over his minority leadership

UNFAZED. Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (front row, 2nd from left) smiles as he and other minority lawmakers show copies of his comment on the SC petition filed against him. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Don't dump old friends for new suitors, PH urged

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:39 PM

What s the advantage of running away from the claws of the American eagle only to rush to the embrace of a Chinese or Russian bear? asks Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto

BOOSTING TIES. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua stands near Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for a meeting in Malacañang on December 19, 2016. Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

14 things the Senate minority wants to see in the 2017 budget

Nov 29, 2016 - 8:45 AM

UPDATED The list includes itemization of lump sum funds increased budget for health programs and trimming down of government overhead expenses

Lagman: Petition vs Suarez not about LP seeking power

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says they only want a genuine opposition as a eunuch of a minority makes the House the courtyard of spineless clowns

House leadership on SC petition vs Suarez: 'That's garbage'

Nov 16, 2016 - 9:40 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the Supreme Court cannot be compelled to interfere in the affairs of Congress because of the separation of powers

THE SPEAKER. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez attends the PDP-Laban thanksgiving dinner on November 16. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Suarez: LP wants to monopolize power in the House

Nov 16, 2016 - 4:37 PM

Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez says the petition for mandamus questioning his minority leadership will reveal the Liberal Party s true intentions

UNFAZED. Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez slams members of the House for questioning before the Supreme Court his election as minority leader. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmakers contest Suarez's minority leadership before SC

Nov 15, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The members of the House Magnificent 7 bloc want the Supreme Court to recognize Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr as the rightful minority leader

NOW AT THE SC. Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez's minority leadership is once again being challenged by the "Magnificent 7" bloc. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House minority to push for tax exemption for P30k-and-below earners

Aug 17, 2016 - 6:58 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says he plans to file a bill imposing a water tax on the MWSS to address the projected government revenue loss

NO INCOME TAX FOR THE POOR. House Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza and House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez lead a press conference on August 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Suarez on possible SC case over minority leadership: ‘Bring it on’

Aug 17, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Bitter 8 – this is how Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza calls the bloc led by Albay congressman Edcel Lagman that plans to go to the High Court

'BRING IT ON.' Buhay Representative Lito Atienza and Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez holds a press conference on August 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Suarez on Duterte's war on drugs: 'End justifies the means'

Aug 17, 2016 - 3:10 PM

The objective is to eliminate the drug issue at all cost Kung ano man ang ginagawa ng Pangulong Duterte na pamamaraan as the minority leader in my personal capacity I support him says House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez

WAR ON DRUGS OK. House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez is supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Constituent Assembly reason behind Suarez’s minority leadership?

Jul 29, 2016 - 12:44 PM

For me my detractors should be able to face the mirror and look at themselves Before you accuse me look at yourself Minority Leader Danilo Suarez tells his accuser Representative Edcel Lagman

RIVALS. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman disagrees with the election of House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez.

Kerry, National Security Council, Clinton | 6PM wRap

Jul 27, 2016 - 9:22 PM

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Baguilat's allies to protest Suarez's minority leadership before SC

Jul 27, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Itong gawain ng supermajority ay gawain ng mga trapo We are turning the House of Representatives into a House of trapos says Northern Samar 1st District Representative Raul Daza

PROTEST VS SUAREZ. Representatives Gary Alejano, Edgar Erice, Teddy Baguilat Jr, Edcel Lagman, Raul Daza, Tom Villarin, Rodante Marcoleta (not in photo), and Emmanuel Billones (not in photo) to challenge win of House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Clinton, Kerry, Suarez | 12PM wRap

Jul 27, 2016 - 1:35 PM

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Danilo Suarez elected as House minority leader

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:01 AM

UPDATED Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez gets 22 votes while 3 abstain in the House minority bloc s elections

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House supermajority rejects Baguilat's claim as minority leader

Jul 26, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman delivers a privilege speech in a bid for the Lower House to recognize Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr as minority leader

STILL NO MINORITY LEADER. The House supermajority refuses to recognize Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr's claim on the minority leadership. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Congressman Baguilat: I am the House minority leader

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr wants to be declared as House minority leader during the House session on July 26

MINORITY LEADER? During the 17th Congress' opening session, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat was reluctant on winning the House minority leadership. A day later, he plans to fight for the position. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Tiangco leaves UNA over minority leadership row

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:15 AM

UPDATED Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco says he could not accept that his party mates would participate in game fixing the House minority leadership race

PRESIDENT NO MORE. Navotas Representative Toby Tiangco quits the United Nationalist Alliance. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Recto: Senate minority won't oppose just for the sake of it

Jul 25, 2016 - 3:15 PM

This is one Senate minority I assure you that will know when to stand its ground and when to seek common ground says new Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto

Lagman warns vs brewing ‘subservient’ minority in House

Jul 04, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Congressman [Edcel] Lagman has no monopoly of intention to serve Congress when everybody’s objective is to do the same says Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez

FIGHT FOR THE MINORITY. Albay First District Representative Edcel Lagman warns against a House minority bloc under Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez.

Senate implements Enrile suspension

Sep 01, 2014 - 2:42 PM

The 90 day suspension ordered by the anti graft court starts September 1 Senate President Drilon says during the period Enrile is not allowed to file bills sign committee reports and receive salaries

Weaker Senate opposition without Enrile?

Jul 28, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Deputy Minority Leader Vicente Tito Sotto III does not see any negative impact on checks and balances in the chamber We just have more work now

'NO DIFFERENCE.' Deputy Senate Minority Leader Tito Sotto says the minority will continue scrutinizing administration measures even without Enrile and Estrada.

Full text: Miriam's 'Navigating the Crimes of the Plunder Mastermind'

Dec 04, 2013 - 6:51 PM

Privilege speech of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago against Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile delivered on Dec 4 2013

Full text: Enrile on Miriam's lies, 'deep-seated animosity'

Nov 27, 2013 - 6:24 PM

Privilege speech of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile delivered on Thursday Nov 7 2013

Enrile: Miriam cuckoo, inane, obsessive hater

Nov 27, 2013 - 5:11 PM

The Senate Minority Leader cites personal reasons for Santiago s deep seated animosity against him The lady senator vows to retaliate on December 4

'BITTER HATER.' Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile devotes his 30-minute privilege speech to denying Santiago's allegations and personally attacking her. Photo by Joe Arazas/Senate Photo Release

How congressmen voted for Speaker

Jul 23, 2013 - 10:30 PM

Members of the 16th Congress elected Quezon City s Feliciano Belmonte Jr as Speaker and San Juan s Ronaldo Zamora as Minority Leader Here s the list of who voted for whom

'Race for House minority leadership still fluid'

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:17 PM

Leyte Rep Martin Romualdez says Lakas still can t determine their numbers in the House San Juan Rep Ronaldo Zamora is also positioning as minority leader

Suarez: I'm no power-grabber

Jan 14, 2012 - 5:24 PM

Quezon Rep Danilo Suarez says he will be installed as House Minority Leader on Monday signaling a showdown with Albay Rep Edcel Lagman