Representative Feliciano Belmonte - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Representative Feliciano Belmonte


Robredo: Liberal Party leadership? I have a full plate

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:30 PM

The Vice President prefers to focus on her tasks including her work as housing chief but is open to leading the LP eventually

CEREMONIAL HEAD. Vice President Leni Robredo said she is not taking an active leadership role in the Liberal Party due to the heavy work cut out for the Office of the Vice President. Photo courtesy of 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

Lawmakers push for national ID system to reduce red tape

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world without a national identification system says a proponent

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

Jun 21, 2016 - 5:47 PM

The outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives says waiving the bidding for transportation contracts is fine as long as all information are made public

LP LEADER. Outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said he might lead the members of the LP who will join the majority coalition if their members won't be asked to jump ship to PDP-Laban. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The National Unity Party is the latest political party to express support for President elect Rodrigo Duterte s PDP Laban

NEW ALLIES. The National Unity Party joins forces with the incoming ruling party, PDP-Laban. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Belmonte: 'Sizeable number of LP members still on my side'

May 31, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says the party leadership s preferred scenario is for the LP to remain intact even as some of its members coalesce with the new majority bloc in the House

HOUSE LEADER. House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte opens the 3rd regular session of the 16th congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pia Cayetano: K to 12 has to happen at the 'right time'

Mar 25, 2015 - 1:23 PM

The senator cites gaps in the major education reform program that may hinder its effective implementation if not done at the proper time

New deadline for Bangsamoro law passage: June 30

Mar 02, 2015 - 6:15 PM

The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law would not pass unamended House leaders maintain

BANGSAMORO. Muslim groups led by Mindanao Alliance for Peace rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday to call for the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law which will result to sustainable peace for the Bangsamoro. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

JDF hearings on hold as House scrutinizes budget

Aug 29, 2014 - 5:17 PM

Should the jurisdiction over the construction of halls of justice be transferred from the Department of Justice to the Supreme Court?

Belmonte is 1st admin stalwart to get negative SWS ratings

Jul 08, 2014 - 8:41 AM

Administration figures may get even worse ratings in coming surveys that will capture public sentiment on the Priority Development Assistance Fund PDAF and the Disbursement Acceleration Program DAP

Belmonte to Palace: Submit Bangsamoro bill after SONA

Jun 04, 2014 - 8:26 PM

The House Speaker says lawmakers cannot discuss the bill substantially in just 3 session days They need ample time to study the creation of a political entity more powerful than ARMM

STAKEHOLDERS. Peace supporters gather ahead of the scheduled signing of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on April 20, 2014. Photo by Bangsamoro Transition Commission

Former Marinduque Rep to SC: Order Congress to install me

Feb 25, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Velasco also asks the SC to order the House of Representatives Secretary General to include his name in the roster of members

Solons waive 2013 PDAF for Yolanda (Haiyan) victims

Nov 12, 2013 - 4:34 PM

House members are creating a rehab fund for 2014 and donating at least P10 000 of their salaries to victims of Yolanda Haiyan

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