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LPGMA congressman Albano dies at 85

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:03 PM

(UPDATED) LPGMA Representative Rodolfo Albano Jr succumbs to heart failure, says his son Isabela Governor Rodito Albano III

REST IN PEACE. LPGMA Representative Rodolfo Albano Jr succumbs to heart failure. Photo from the House of Representatives website

How heightened emotions, stress define bicam on proposed BBL

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:32 AM

(UPDATED) Tensions flare as lawmakers finalize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. It is expected to continue, especially as they try to break the impasse on the most crucial issues of territory and plebiscite.

BBL BICAMERAL. Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Monday met in a bicameral conference to reconcile their respective proposals, House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717, on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas headed the House panel while Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri led the Senate panel. The House delegation is composed of Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sinsuat Sema, and Representatives Juan Pablo Bondoc, Arthur Defensor Jr., Johnny Ty Pimentel, Eugene Michael De Vera, Pedro Acharon Jr., Mauyag Papandayan Jr., Ruby Sahali, Rodolfo Albano III, Amihilda Sangcopan, Wilter Wee Palma II, Celso Lobregat, Mohammad Khalid Dimaporo, Abdullah Dimaporo, Romeo Acop, Seth Frederick Jalosjos, Shernee Abubakar Tan, and Rodante Marcoleta. The Senate panel includes Senators Sonny Angara, Aquilino Pimentel III, Sherwin Gatchalian, Joel Villanueva, Francis Escudero, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Loren Legarda, and Francis Pangilinan. Senate President Vicente Sotto III was also present for the deliberations. (P Camero/CMB Engracia)

Isabela lawmaker admits to gambling, defends politicians in casinos

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The lawmaker who filed the bill seeking a P3 000 casino entrance fee admits he also gambles but argues the law does not prohibit legislators from doing so

GAMBLING LAWMAKER. Representative Rodolfo Albano III says lawmakers are allowed to gamble because they were elected by the people, who supposedly about their activities already. Photo by Rappler

Lawmaker wants P3,000-casino entrance fee after Resorts World attack

Jun 09, 2017 - 1:25 PM

It only seeks to address some poor people who have no more money and yet go inside and gamble all they have left for their families says Isabela 1st District Representative Rodolfo Albano III

CASINO ENTRANCE FEE? A lawmaker wants to charge gamblers P3,000 before entering any casinos.  CASINO ENTRANCE FEE? A lawmaker wants to charge gamblers P3,000 before entering any casinos.

House ousts Floirendo from Commission on Appointments

May 08, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr s removal from the House contingent to the Commission on Appointments comes a day before a House probe into his banana firm s operations

CONFLICT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr is facing a graft complaint and congressional probe, all thanks to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

CA okays secret voting a day before Lopez, Yasay confirmation hearing

Mar 07, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Asked about transparency Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says individual members can divulge their own votes

SECRET VOTING. The Commission on Appointments changes rules to allow secret voting, a day before the confirmation hearings of controversial Cabinet secretaries Perfecto Yasay Jr and Gina Lopez. File photo from CA website

House to probe 'unchanging patterns' of food insecurity in PH

Oct 09, 2015 - 3:18 PM

The House inquiry seeks to get recommendations from government agencies on how to address the unchanging patterns of malnutrition in the country

EASING HUNGER. Filipino children eat their meals during a feeding program initiated by a child advocates group to fight malnutrion and hunger (27 March 2009). Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Medical marijuana advocates: Hold tests to end 'doomsday' fears

Aug 19, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Advocates of House Bill 4477 say the issue is no longer about the medical benefits of marijuana but a question of implementation and regulation in the Philippines

FOR MEDICAL USES. Eight-year-old Sachi Ballesteros suffers seizures. His father, Romeo, calls for the passage of HB 4477. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

House forms technical working group on medical marijuana bill

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Advocates say the creation of the technical working group is an important step toward the passage of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill but the Dangerous Drugs Board thinks the bill is unnecessary

Legalizing medical marijuana: 'Listen to patients'

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Can doctors support the legalization of medical marijuana in good faith?

'LISTEN TO PATIENTS.' Junice Melgar (L), Manuel Teehankee (C), and Malou Tiquia (R) are the adjudicators of the inter-university debate on legalizing medical marijuana held Tuesday, June 9 at the House of Representative. Photo by Kristine Pauline Ongtengco

Law students debate on legalizing medical marijuana in PH

Jun 10, 2015 - 9:38 AM

The Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill is still pending with the House committee on health more than a year after it was filed in 2014

PH doctors say no to medical marijuana bill

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:22 PM

Medical groups oppose House Bill 4477 which they say is contrary to the policy of the state to safeguard the well being of its citizenry

DOCTORS SAY NO. Medical doctors led by Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Dra. Minerva Calimag show the signed joint statement of the medical community opposing the proposed House Bill 4477 or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Bill, which allows the use of medicinal marijuana in the country. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH doctors want task force on medical marijuana

Oct 02, 2014 - 9:02 AM

Various medical groups say that regulation of medical marijuana should be left to the Food and Drug Administration

Solon: Let's start talking about medical marijuana

Jun 19, 2014 - 2:06 PM

A bill recently filed by Isabela Representative Rodolfo Albano III seeks to regulate but not decriminalize marijuana

Bill on medical use of marijuana filed in Congress

May 28, 2014 - 12:54 PM

The bill seeks to establish under the health department a Medical Cannabis Regulatory Authority that will regulate the medical use of cannabis in the country

Sotto: Legalizing marijuana evil, disaster

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:46 PM

The former Dangerous Drugs Board head says: You don’t declare a nuclear bomb legal just because a small component of it can be used to light up your house

When medicines fail, marijuana is moms' last hope

Feb 02, 2014 - 1:19 PM

A group of Filipino mothers is seeking access to medical marijuana in the country