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Arroyo orders recall of ex-lawmakers' No. 8 car plates

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:07 PM

A viral video of a road rage incident prompts Speaker Gloria Arroyo to recall the protocol license plates issued to lawmakers in past Congresses

RECALL ORDER. The number 8 protocol plate is issued to all congressmen. Photo from DOTC's Twitter account.

House to 'abide by’ Sandiganbayan verdict vs Imelda Marcos

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the House leadership will 'respect' the guilty verdict handed down to Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos

GUILTY OF GRAFT. Ilocos Norte Representative Imelda Marcos is found guilty of 7 counts of graft for illegally creating and maintaining Swiss foundations. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Andaya escapes 'assassination attempt' after filing COC for governor

Oct 17, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Andaya believes the alleged kill attempt was ordered by his political enemies in Camarines Sur, where he hopes to get elected as governor in 2019

MAJORITY LEADER. Camarines Sur 1st District Representative Rolando Andaya at the House of Representatives. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House fails to meet own deadline to pass 2019 budget by October

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:36 PM

The House of Representatives will still have time to pass the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019 when session resumes on November 12

HOUSE PLENARY. The of House of Representatives has still not approved the 2019 budget on 3rd and final reading. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Makabayan on 'pork barrel': Lawmakers fighting over people's money

Sep 19, 2018 - 12:30 PM

But House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the realigned P51.792 billion would be itemized so it would not become a version of the illegal pork barrel

HIDDEN PORK BARREL? Lawmakers gather at the Batasang Pambansa's plenary hall on July 24, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers realign P51 billion in DPWH funds to other agencies

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:20 PM

(UPDATED) Part of the P51 billion is realigned to other items under the Department of Public Works and Highways, but ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio questions these as 'lump sums with no details'

BUDGET TALKS. The House of Representatives convenes into a committee of the whole, which approved the reallocations from the DPWH budget in 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Shouting match erupts in House meeting over 2019 budget

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:11 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Camarines Sur 2nd District Luis Raymund Villafuerte, and committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles clash over the 2019 budget

SHOUTING MATCH. (From L-R): House committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, and Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte. File photos by Rappler

P50-B ‘misplaced’ funds discovered in 2019 budget

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Plenary deliberations on the proposed 2019 budget are delayed by a day as lawmakers continue to report to Speaker Gloria Arroyo on alleged insertions

BUDGET REVIEW. Speaker Gloria Arroyo gestures before the start of the meeting of the constitutional amendments panel on on August 7, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Andaya says Nograles to stay as appropriations panel chair

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:55 PM

After reports surfaced that Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles would be removed as committee chairman, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says 'there is no reorganization'

Congressman Karlo Nograles on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, during hearing on the proposed P3.8-trillion budget for 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

House, Senate want to delay filing of candidacies for 2019 elections

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers say moving the period of filing of candidacies to October 11 to 17 would allow them to focus on their legislative duties before the election season begins

COC FILING. A Comelec official in Manila processes certificates of candidacies filed on April 20, 2018 for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House wants National Price Coordinating Council to submit report on inflation

Sep 10, 2018 - 3:35 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the report will aid lawmakers in crafting better laws that would punish rice hoarders and price manipulators

RICE SHORTAGE. Individuals line up to buy rice fro the National Food Authority at P27 per kilo at the commonwealth Market on September 5, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Andaya copies Enrile in Malampaya scam charges, asks for specifics

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:32 PM

While requesting for a bill of particulars, the House Majority Leader also asks for a reset of his arraignment

Screenshot by Rappler

'Fumigate the bigger pests' in rice crisis: hoarders, price speculators

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:25 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya suggests ways to address the ongoing rice crisis

Rice. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Arroyo supports possible martial law extension in Mindanao

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:25 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya also says extending martial law is Malacañang's call. 'If the President will ask for it, then it shall be given.'

ALLIES. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sits beside President Rodrigo Duterte during the 116th Labor Day celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. File phoo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

House to resume budget hearings after meeting with Duterte

Aug 15, 2018 - 4:05 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says President Rodrigo Duterte helped create 'clear lines of communication' between the executive and lawmakers over the 2019 budget impasse

BUDGET TALKS. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya relays what he and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo discussed with President Rodrigo Duterte over the 2019 budget. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Congress to suspend session so Duterte can lower tariffs on fish, corn

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign this August an executive order reducing the tariffs on fish and corn, says House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya

SUSPENSION TO ADDRESS INFLATION. The 17th Congress will adjourn session between August 16 to 27, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House coup in 2008 not a precedent for Suarez minority, says Quimbo

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo says a House journal proves the minority leader during the 2008 coup did not vote for the winning candidate for speaker then

'GENUINE MINORITY'. Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo gestures as he questions the retention of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez as minority leader on July 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Arroyo allies vow pork barrel won't return in 2019 budget

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:55 PM

Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro says Senator Panfilo Lacson's warning against the possible return of pork barrel is just 'speculative'

NO PORK? Allies of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the unconstitutional pork barrel will not return under her watch. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Proposed cash-based budget for 2019 ‘confusing’ lawmakers

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:07 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya calls for an all-members caucus to explain to his colleagues what is a cash-based budgeting system

BUDGET CONFUSION. Lawmakers are having trouble understanding the cash-based budgeting system being proposed for 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Rolando Andaya on being House majority leader under Speaker Gloria Arroyo

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Rappler sits down with Andaya to discuss the changes in the House of Representatives

House coups in 2000, 2008 'precedents' for Suarez minority

Aug 08, 2018 - 4:30 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, a lawmaker for 17 years, says past ousters in the lower chamber support the minority leadership of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez

'PRECEDENTS.' House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya defends the decision of the House to retain Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez as minority leader. Photo by Rappler

Plenary vote will 'most likely' resolve House minority row

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:15 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the 2017 Supreme Court ruling on the minority leadership states the SC 'cannot intervene in the procedural rules of the House'

MINORITY TALKS. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya talks to reporters about the ongoing battle for the minority bloc on August 6, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Rolando Andaya is new House majority leader

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers also accept the nomination of Roberto Maling as acting secretary-general and Romeo Prestoza as sergeant-at-arms

House Speaker Gloria M. Arroyo administrer the Oath Taking of the new House Majority Rolando Andaya on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers ‘left out in the cold’ now eyeing to leave PDP-Laban

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:37 PM

Deputy Speaker Rolando Andaya, himself a Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan member, says the 'tipping point' for the looming exodus is Gloria Arroyo's rise as Speaker

ARROYO ALLIES. Lawmakers applaud after they led a House coup that installed former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as the new Speaker. Photo by Mara Grace dela Serna/Rappler

Lawmakers contest opt-in clause, fiscal autonomy, autonomous uniformed services in BBL

May 22, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) Leaders of the House meet with government officials and members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission to discussed the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law amendments

BBL MEETING. House leaders meet with the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and government officials on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law on May 22, 2018. All photos from House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

Ruby Tuason pleads not guilty in Malampaya fund scam

Feb 23, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Former budget chief Rolando Andaya Jr files for a bill of particulars and delays his arraignment

ARRAIGNED. Ruby Tuason pleads not guilty to 97 counts each of graft and malversation in the P900 million Malampaya fund scam during her arraignment at the Sandiganbayan on February 23, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Plunder charges dropped vs Arroyo execs, Napoles in Malampaya scam

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:59 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman instead files 97 counts of graft and malversation against former Arroyo Cabinet officials Rolando Andaya Jr and Nasser Pangandaman, Janet Lim-Napoles, and more than 20 others in the scam

COA urges 'immediate' investigation into P38-B Malampaya fund releases

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:33 PM

'The DBM’s laxity in the release of SAROs to Implementing Agencies and without thorough evaluation, contributed to the misuse of funds by the IAs,' says the Commission on Audit

INVESTIGATION. The Commission on Audit (COA) recommends investigation into budget department officials for the irregular disbursement of P38 billion worth of Malampaya funds.

COA seeks Ombudsman probe into misuse of DAR funds

Oct 01, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The case involves the Agrarian Reform Fund (ARF) which was used for P61.5 million worth of incentives and other cash benefits from 2007 to 2009

NOTICE OF DISALLOWANCE. The Commission on Audit (COA) affirms the notice of disallowance it issued against the use of the agrarian reform fund to pay cash incentives to DAR officials from 2007-2009.

Baterina of Ilocos charged over PDAF scam

Mar 20, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The Ombudsman drops charges against former budget secretary and now Camarines Sur Rep Rolando Andaya Jr

CHARGED. Ilocos Sur 1st District Representative Salacnib Baterina is charged of 3 counts of graft, 3 counts of malversation and 1 count of direct bribery for the misuse of P33.9 million worth of his priority development assistance fund (PDAF)

Lagman on death penalty amendments: House leaders ignoring rules

Feb 28, 2017 - 8:30 PM

To tell you frankly the House leadership has fed to the shredding machine the rules of the House says Representative Edcel Lagman on the supposed railroading of the death penalty bill

ANTI-DEATH PENALTY. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman is not backing down on his fight against the death penalty bill. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Arroyo spared, ex-Cabinet men charged in Malampaya scam

Dec 27, 2016 - 3:37 PM

UPDATED Former budget secretary Rolando Andaya Jr ex agrarian reform chief Nasser Pangandaman and 23 others face plunder and graft charges

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

LOOK BACK: High-profile ponencias of retiring SC Justice Jose Perez

Dec 14, 2016 - 3:23 PM

The Supreme Court s first homegrown justice retires on December 14 after more than 4 decades serving in the High Tribunal

HOMEGROWN JUSTICE. SC Associate Justice Jose Perez retires from the SC on December 14, 2016, after over 4 decades of service.

Bicol politicians promise 1M votes for Duterte

Apr 30, 2016 - 9:25 AM

Several candidates for major local positions even local rivals in the region have formed One Bicol for Duterte 2016

ONE BICOL. Bicol politicians join Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Cayetano in a rally 10 days before elections. They form One Bicol for Duterte 2016 and vow to deliver 1 million votes. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Bong Revilla wants PNoy, Mar, PGMA as witnesses

Jul 09, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Revilla s lawyer in his plunder case Joel Bodegon still needs to defend to the court why the testimonies of Aquino and Roxas are vital in trial

Did Senator Bong Revilla lie?

Jan 29, 2014 - 5:21 PM

An April 2007 letter to the DA bearing a bar code and signature of Revilla names Richard Cambe as the senator s OIC chief of staff

GMA, Napoles face plunder charges over Malampaya fund

Oct 03, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Arroyo and 5 members of her cabinet are named in the plunder complaint for the misuse of the Malampaya fund

GMA: Wide discretion over Malampaya fund lawful

Oct 03, 2013 - 5:54 PM

Arroyo s Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr decries the DOJ s file now investigate later tactic

Plunder raps vs GMA over Malampaya fund

Oct 03, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Janet Lim Napoles political liaison Ruby Tuason 21 Cabinet execs and NGO presidents are charged too Justice Secretary De Lima says P337M in kickbacks were distributed by Napoles to gov t officials

How the Malampaya fund was plundered

Sep 20, 2013 - 3:29 PM

Rappler follows the trail of P900 million from the Malampaya Fund lost to the pockets of fake NGOs linked to Janet Napoles. Former Agrarian Reform Secretary Nasser Pangandaman's party list group AA-Kasosyo is also linked to Napoles NGOs.

Poe wants probe on NGOs' use of pork

Aug 19, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Bayan Muna also calls for a joint DOJ Ombudsman probe on the pork barrel scam

IT'S DANGEROUS. Sen Grace Poe what is dangerous about the failure of the passage of the bill is if an administration that is not transparent takes over in 2016. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Andaya, Rolando Jr.

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM