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Mocha Uson’s absence defers House debates on PCOO’s 2019 budget

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:10 PM

A peeved Deputy Speaker Prospero Pichay Jr confronts presidential communications officials about the controversial assistant secretary's absence

ABSENT. PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson fails to attend the House's plenary debates on the proposed 2019 budget on October 2, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House panel to probe NAIA runway mess

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) A lawmaker says officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport lacked the foresight to anticipate the runway incident that paralyzed its operations for days

AIRPORT CHAOS. Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 after a Xiamen Air plane slids off the runway on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Rudy Fariñas, Arroyo meets economic managers, Facebook cleanup | Midday wRap

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

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Fariñas received offer to abandon Alvarez before House coup

Jul 31, 2018 - 10:27 PM

Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas shares he told the coup plotters against his ally Pantaleon Alvarez: ‘No, I'm sorry. I’m loyal as a person. I am the Majority Leader of Speaker Alvarez. I will be Majority Leader to him only'

LOYAL TO ALVAREZ. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas speaks to reporters for the first time after the House coup that unseat his ally Pantaleon Alvarez as Speaker. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House committee approves P2-billion increase in 2018 judiciary budget

Aug 07, 2017 - 9:41 PM

But the proposed budget for the anti graft court Sandiganbayan is P103 million less than its allocation for the current year

JUDICIARY. Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang attends the budget hearing of the judiciary on August 7, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

News Briefs: February 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday February 23

Tracking Sandiganbayan: Who's who in PH's biggest corruption cases?

Jan 22, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Which corruption cases are still pending before the anti graft court and what are their statuses in the judicial process?

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near fistfight to the hours long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

All illustrations by Janina Malinis/Rappler

Barbers files ethics complaint vs Pichay for illegal mining, disorderly conduct

Nov 15, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Representative Prospero Pichay Jr says a thorough and impartial probe would show that Representative Robert Ace Barbers was motivated by partisan politics when he made the allegations against him

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers files an ethics complaint against Surigao del Sur 1st District Representative Prospero Pichay Jr. Photo of Barbers from his Facebook page, photo of Pichay from HReps Media

Barbers wants Pichay probed for corporate identity theft, graft, illegal mining

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Pichay denies Barbers allegations calling them utter lies without basis which are motivated by partisan politics

THE ACCUSER. Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers delivers a privilege speech against Surigao del Sur 1st District Representative Prospero Pichay Jr on November 14. Screengrab from HReps website

Pichay files ethics complaint vs Barbers after near brawl in House

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:27 PM

UPDATED Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers says he had expected the ethics complaint and will file a more meaty counter complaint soon

ETHICS COMPLAINT. As promised, Representative Prospero Pichay Jr (right) files an ethics complaint against Representative Robert Ace Barbers. Photo of Pichay by Rhona Wise/AFP, photo of Barbers from his FB page

Ombudsman files 2 new criminal charges vs Pichay

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Prosecutors say Prospero Pichay Jr caused undue injury to LWUA when he used its funds to sponsor a National Chess Federation of the Philippines chess tournament held in honor of him

Pichay file photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Sandiganbayan affirms graft charges vs Pichay over LWUA losses of P80M

Oct 19, 2016 - 9:12 PM

Prosecutors accuse LWUA officials of fraud in connection with the purchase of a 60 stake in a thrift bank that went into receivership in 2011

Barbers vs Pichay, Manila City Jail, Bhumibol of Thailand | 6PM wRap

Oct 13, 2016 - 9:44 PM

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Speaker Alvarez on lawmakers' fight: It's embarrassing

Oct 13, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Despite the near brawl during a committee hearing House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says they will continue to push for Congress to be convened as a Constituent Assembly to initiate the shift to federalism

EMBARASSED. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said that the conflict between two lawmakers during a House hearing on constitutional amendment is an embarrassment. Rappler file photo

Lawmakers squabble at House hearing on amending Charter

Oct 12, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Surigao Del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers and Surigao del Sur Representative Prospero Pichay Jr get into a heated argument at a hearing of the House committee on constitutional amendments

SQUABBLE. Lawmakers try to keep apart Representatives Prospero Pichay (right( and Ace Barbers (left). Sourced photo

Lawmaker says DENR can't stop ore shipment of suspended mine

Sep 05, 2016 - 10:29 PM

I have to protect my investments There is no legal remedy for them to stop the shipment says Surigao del Sur Representative Prospero Pichay Jr who is also president of Claver Mineral Development Corporation

SHIPMENT ALLOWED. Surigao del Sur Representative Prospero Pichay Jr defends the ore shipment of suspended mining firm Claver Mineral Development Corporation. Pichay file photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA; Background photo from Claver's website

LWUA lost P80M in bank takeover, Pichay to face charges

Apr 17, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Besides former LWUA administrator and Congressman Prospero Pichay Jr current Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian and Alay Buhay Party list Representative Weslie Gatchalian are set to be indicted

PSC claims it isn't hindering Wesley So's US transfer

Aug 14, 2014 - 4:05 PM

As Filipino chess Grandmaster Wesley seeks his release to transfer to the US team a confidante says National Chess Federation of the Philippines officials have grown combative and hostile

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. Top-rated Filipino chess player Wesley So remains in limbo as he tries to gain his release to join the US chess team. Photo from So's Facebook

3 other lawmakers in COA report could qualify for plunder

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:16 AM

If the 40 50 kickback system is applied to the COA special audit report results at least 4 former lawmakers will qualify for plunder One of them however is already deceased

Wesley So seeks outright release from PH Chess Federation

Jun 10, 2014 - 2:52 PM

Wesley So the country s top chess player has hardened his position and seeks to be released from the National Chess Federation of the Philippines

US BOUND. Top-rated Filipino chess player Wesley So is looking to play for the US team instead. Photo from So's Facebook

Chess ace Wesley So wants to play for US

Jun 08, 2014 - 7:19 PM

The nation s top chess talent plans to sever ties with the National Chess Federation of the Philippines to play for the US

US BOUND. Top-rated Filipino chess player Wesley So is looking to play for the US team instead. Photo from So's Facebook

[Exclusive] Ex-Nabcor execs copied Napoles pork barrel scam

May 17, 2014 - 2:05 PM

The affidavits of Mendoza and Castelo indicate Javellana and other Nabcor officials were not just passive actors in the plunder of the entire P300 million GMA Fund but may have also learned a trick or two from Napoles herself

Rival NGOs beat Napoles in House 'pork barrel'

Oct 19, 2013 - 4:42 PM

Napoles may be the poster queen of pork barrel but she does not have a monopoly of the PDAF of House members

Napoles businesses earned less than P1M

Aug 15, 2013 - 9:17 PM

Going by the official filings of her registered businesses Janet Napoles does not have the means to acquire and maintain her properties

STARTING IT IN THE MILITARY. Janet 'Jenny' Napoles