Rappler's latest stories on PDP-Laban
Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco, the man whom Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano accuses of trying to oust him, does not attend the meeting
There are also plans for Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco to talk with Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano separately, but it remains to be seen if the latter would even be open to such a meeting
Though not a major party in the House with just 30 allies, Lakas-CMD remains influential given its ties to former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez
(UPDATED) 'Nakakahiya na.... Hintuin na natin itong ugali na wala tayong mga prinsipyo, wala tayong pinapanindigan,' says House Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel
(UPDATED) La Union Representative Sandra Eriguel says she joined the National Unity Party as it is 'the party to reckon with, the party of the future'
Ambassador Huang Xilian also says he would work on enhancing mutual trust and understanding between China and the Philippines, especially as the two countries mark their 45th year of diplomatic relations in 2020
PDP-Laban spokesperson Ron Munsayac says that Pimentel, the party chairman emeritus, is in the intensive care unit
Meanwhile, 'speaker-in-waiting' Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco is appointed as the leader of PDP-Laban House lawmakers
'We will call for a national assembly. We will listen to the voice of the members kung sino ang gusto nila (who they want). Definitely, there will be some changes,' says party president Aquilino Pimentel III
Party leaders try to counter 'black propaganda' about supposed discontent among congressmen and congresswomen in dividing the spoils of the Speakership battle
But the Supreme Court does not close the doors to the rival faction filing a direct case against the legitimacy of Senator Koko Pimentel's group
'I hope you stay beside me and not behind me. We will do this together,' Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano tells the lawmakers
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president, says this will 'help settle the issue of House Speaker which has been dragging for a considerable period of time'
Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, who is supporting speakership bet Martin Romualdez, opposes the planned sanctions of the PDP-Laban leadership
(UPDATED) Aurelio Gonzales Jr, another PDP-Laban speakership bet, also throws in the towel and supports Lord Allan Velasco's bid for the highest post in the House of Representatives
The President will choose from 3 names – Lord Allan Velasco, Dong Gonzales, and Pantaleon Alvarez
'The party of President Duterte is the biggest bloc in Congress with more than 94 representatives on top the party-list congressmen allied with us,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president
'I had to be invisible to be present'
Expect the administration's pet programs such as the anti-illegal drug campaign and push for federal constitution to continue in provinces and hometowns, political scientist Ela Atienza says
Maguindanao 2nd District Representative Zajid Mangudadatu, a 3-term congressman, ranks 19th in the partial, unofficial tally
'If you believe in Bikoy, kindly vote for Otso Diretso,' the President says in his winding speech during PDP-Laban's miting de avance
PDP-Laban was founded to fight the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Decades later, Marcos' daughter Imee is an ally of the party.
The entertainment starts two hours before the main program, with PDP-Laban and Duterte rallies usually taking 8 to 10 hours
But former police chief Ronald dela Rosa also says the ruling party's senatorial bets won't allow President Duterte to dictate on them should they get elected
Rappler counts 18 one-on-one races for gubernatorial posts and 56 one-one races for legislative district representatives contested by candidates of President Duterte's PDP-Laban party
'Kalokohan,' says Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan, adding that this decision is against democracy
The political party chaired by President Duterte struggles to mix its party 'principles' with its current political reality
Mandaluyong City candidates under PDP-Laban seek support for senatorial bets who are also running under the administration slate
Most of them are part of the administration slate PDP-Laban and Hugpong ng Pagbabago
'We brought PDP-Laban and some of their guest candidates here. You know their qualifications, their background, how they helped us,' House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo tells her constituents
Some candidates throw their support behind the ongoing campaign, while others propose different solutions to the illegal drug problem
Whether it’s a flair for drama or the need for speed they find reason to set loose their big bikes on the campaign trail
People spend 8 to 10 hours in a single PDP-Laban campaign rally, led by President Rodrigo Duterte
Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City
PDP-Laban senatorial candidate Francis Tolentino says the Chief Executive's absence from the rally is 'nothing to worry about'
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines also documents how Bobby Lagsa was 'evicted' from the event hours before President Duterte arrived
The opposition senator says his friendship with Governor Manuel Mamba, a former party mate who has jumped ship to President Duterte's party, is 'beyond politics'
(UPDATED) The PDP-Laban says it will ask these candidates to explain. If they do not give a 'satisfactory' statement, they will be expelled from the party.
Governor Bojie Dy, who endorsed Duterte's opponent in 2016, vows to deliver Isabela's vote for senatorial candidates endorsed by the President
During a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cauayan City, Isabela, the President denounced the rape and murder of 16-year-old Cristine Silawan
President Duterte hopes to convince 1.7 million Negros Occidental voters to send his bets to the Senate in the May 2019 polls
Will he run for president? How can he juggle the duties of being a senator, maintaining his status as a world boxing champ, and managing the campaign of the ruling PDP-Laban?
Among the candidates are Bong Revilla, Imee Marcos, Jinggoy Estrada, and Grace Poe
(UPDATED) When the 18th Congress convenes after the 2019 elections, the PDP-Laban party says it is confident it will get back the speakership snatched last year by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
In 2016, these local politicians supported then-administration standard bearer Mar Roxas
(UPDATED) Senator Koko Pimentel confirms Alunan as Duterte's choice to complete his roster of senatorial bets for the May 2019 midterm polls
(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
The administration is said to have 3 different senatorial slates: PDP-Laban, Hugpong ng Pagbabago, and President Rodrigo Duterte's own list called 'Du It Pilipinas'
It's a strategic decision, says PDP-Laban president Senator Aquilino Pimentel III
The poll body resolves the row among factions in President Rodrigo Duterte's party: only nominations signed by the Pimentel group are recognized