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CDO congressman calls for resignation of PMA head over hazing death

Sep 23, 2019 - 5:31 PM

The House is set to conduct a probe into the death of cadet Darwin Dormitorio, per resolution filed by AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr

GCTA author wants convicts in prison drug trade ineligible for early release

Sep 18, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez says his proposed amendment would help ensure heinous crime convicts would not benefit from the GCTA law, which he co-authored

FIGHTING PRISON DRUG TRADE. Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez is a principal author of the GCTA law. Screenshot by Rappler

De Lima, Roxas signed IRR 'in good faith' – GCTA law author Rodriguez

Sep 17, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez believes the two former Cabinet officials should not be held liable for the GCTA mess

GCTA LAW AUTHOR. Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez is one of the principal authors of the GCTA law. Screenshot by Rappler

Rappler Talk: Rufus Rodriguez on amending the GCTA law

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:43 AM

Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez discusses how to improve the GCTA law he had co-written

Warrants needed to rearrest freed convicts – GCTA law author

Sep 12, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Cagayan de Oro congressman Rufus Rodriguez, one of the principal authors of the GCTA law, says the courts must issue warrants for the arrest of the convicts released

SECURITY PROVISIONS. Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez chairs the 46th hearing on the proposed Bangamoro Basic Law on Thursday, April 23, 2015. Photo by Rappler

Lawmakers want to increase tourism department's budget by P800 million

Sep 04, 2019 - 12:29 PM

The budget department has slashed to P3.8 billion the P4.3 billion originally proposed by the Department of Tourism mostly for its regional projects

MORE FUNDS. DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat's agency is strongly supported by lawmakers during its budget hearing in the House on September 4, 2019. February 2019. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

House panel swiftly approves P673-million OVP budget for 2020

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:40 PM

An administration-allied legislator vows to further increase the budget of Vice President Leni Robredo's office 'in the proper time' to augment her anti-poverty projects

ANGAT BUHAY. Vice President Leni Robredo's flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay receives praises from a lawmaker during the budget hearing on August 27, 2019. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

Lawmaker seeks longer term for House members, but shorter term in Senate

Jul 24, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez also proposes to extend the current 3-year term of local government officials to 4 years

TERM LIMITS. A congressman wants to amend the 1987 Constitution's current provisions on term limits for lawmakers and local government officials. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Rodriguez concedes to Moreno in Cagayan de Oro mayoral race

May 09, 2016 - 11:19 PM

Rufus Rodriguez is gracious in defeat congratulating incumbent mayor Oscar Moreno after 85 of votes had been canvassed

GRACIOUS IN DEFEAT. Rufus Rodriguez (L) and incumbent mayor Oscar Moreno (R) set aside their differences as Rodriguez conceded defeat. File photos/Rappler

Who will sit on the throne of Cagayan de Oro City?

May 05, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The face off for the seat of the Gateway to Northern Mindanao revolves around a re electionist an incumbent representative and a former mayor

Cagayan de Oro mayoral bets: Where they stand on issues

Apr 30, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Incumbent Mayor Oscar Moreno former city mayor Vicente Emano and lawmaker Rufus Rodriguez trade barbs over how they would run the city if they win the elections

FRIENDLY. Cagayan de Oro Mayor bet Vicente Emano (left) of PaDayon Pilipino Party, City mayor Oscar Moreno of Liberal Party and city 2nd district representative Rufus Rodriguez held hands after the third and final debate in Lim Ket Kai Mall on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Climate change battleground for CDO local bets

Apr 13, 2016 - 10:05 PM

A forum for candidates in Cagayan de Oro puts a spotlight on climate change and environmental issues

Personal grudge behind Marawi mayor's ambush?

Apr 09, 2016 - 5:32 PM

UPDATED Salic s family members however believe the attempt on his life is linked to politics

House panel OKs tax exemption for Pia Wurtzbach

Jan 26, 2016 - 3:36 PM

The House ways and means committee unanimously passes House Bill 6367

MISS UNIVERSE. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach greets employees of Malacañan Palace on January 26, 2016. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Is Pia coming or not? Confusion leads to blame game in CDO

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:39 PM

The homecoming of Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach to Cagayan de Oro where she spent her childhood may happen in April

HOMECOMING. Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach greets well-wishers upon her arrival at the Manila international airport on January 23, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Honoring Miss Universe: House mulls tax exemption for Pia Wurtzbach

Jan 23, 2016 - 5:29 PM

Cagayan de Oro City Representative Rufus Rodriguez is confident that Congress will pass the proposed measure

HOMECOMING. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach returns to the country for the first time after her controversial win. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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Jan 22, 2016 - 6:51 PM

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Despite PDAF complaints, lawmakers file candidacies for 2016 polls

Oct 25, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Undeterred at least 10 of the 24 present and former lawmakers identified in the PDAF complaints before the Ombudsman want to run in the May 2016 elections

Political kingpin Emano no-show in UNA's Mindanao launch

Oct 04, 2015 - 12:21 AM

Emano’s absence fuels speculation that he is not in top shape and may not be able to join sorties if he runs for mayor of Cagayan de Oro City

UNA IN MINDANAO. Vice President Jejomar Binay speaks during the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) Mindanao Launch in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental on October 3, 2015. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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Aug 07, 2015 - 7:23 PM

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Rodriguez to Marcos: Reconsider proposal to amend ARMM law

Jun 10, 2015 - 2:44 PM

The House of Representatives won t finish debates on the Bangsamoro bill before Congress adjourns session

CONFLICTING VERSIONS? Cagayan De Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez, primary sponsor of the Bangsamoro bill, appeals to the Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr to consider the House version of the bill. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MILF: 2 House BBL amendments violate peace accord

May 21, 2015 - 3:54 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front appreciates but does not necessarily accept the version of the proposed Bangsamoro basic law passed at committee level in the House of Representatives

LEGISLATIVE PHASE. Thousands of supporters of the Bangsamoro Basic Law rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, May 11 2015, as they call for the immediate passage of the law in Congress. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bangsamoro bill hurdles House committee

May 20, 2015 - 2:50 PM

UPDATED The bill goes to the committee on appropriations and the committee on ways and means before moving to the plenary

FIRST STAGE. Members of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the proposed Bangsamoro basic law cast their vote.

House panel finishes BBL amendments after marathon vote

May 20, 2015 - 12:42 AM

After holding a two day hearing the ad hoc committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law finished voting on all proposed amendments to the bill The final committee vote on the proposed is set for Wednesday May 20

COMMITTEE LEVEL. Members of the House Adhoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law vote on proposed amendments during the second day of the hearing at the House of Representative in Quezon City on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Photo Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aquino allies block Lobregat amendments in Bangsamoro law

May 18, 2015 - 11:49 PM

Will the committee vote on individual amendments serve as a preview on how the vote will go for the proposed Bangsamoro basic law?

FULL FORCE. The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law puts the bill to a vote May 18, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House panel vote on BBL moved to May 18

May 11, 2015 - 9:46 PM

Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez says the scheduled vote was postponed to give lawmakers ample time to study the proposed changes

DISCUSSIONS. What would be the final version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law? File photo by Rappler

Amendment proposals delay House panel vote on BBL

May 11, 2015 - 5:19 PM

The House ad hoc committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law moves the scheduled vote to Tuesday morning May 11

VOTE. Thousands of supporters of the Bangsamoro Basic Law rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, May 11 2015, as they call for the immediate passage of the law in the congress. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House panel set to vote on Bangsamoro bill

May 11, 2015 - 9:48 AM

What kind of Bangsamoro Basic Law would pass the committee level?

Spell out indigenous peoples' rights in BBL – peace council

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:28 PM

The proposed Bangsamoro law recognizes promotes and protects the rights of lumads but does not mention the IPRA a law passed in 1997 that has yet to be implemented in ARMM

RECOMMENDATIONS. Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. and other members of the Citizen's Peace Council present their report during the hearing for the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on  April 27, 2015.

Peace Council: Bangsamoro law constitutional, acceptable

Apr 27, 2015 - 1:43 PM

House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law chair Rufus Rodriguez however maintains his position on deleting 8 provisions of the proposed law

RECOMMENDATIONS. Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. and other members of the Citizen's Peace Council answer questions from lawmakers during the hearing for the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the House of Representative in Quezon City on April 27, 2015.

Senate, House panel chairs differ on key BBL provisions

Apr 24, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Will this lead to further delays and dilution as the proposed law faces a tight deadline amid uncertainty about its fate in Congress?

Submit citizens' council report on BBL asap – Rodriguez

Mar 27, 2015 - 11:12 PM

The citizens council on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law handpicked by President Benigno Aquino III needs to take note of the tight timeline to pass the law in Congress a House leader says

PEACE RALLY. Muslims from Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Pangasinan converge at the Mendiola Peace Arch to push for the Bangsamoro Basic Law. All photos by George P Moya/Rappler

House to resume hearings on Mamasapano in April

Mar 18, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Congressmen clamored for it: deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will resume April 20 30 while voting is scheduled May 11 12

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

Probe of Frederico’s former shelter pushed in House

Feb 26, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Aside from Manila s Reception and Action Center RAC lawmakers also want to look into the state of all other child shelters in the country

CHILDREN'S WELFARE. A poster used by NGOs and children's rights advocates during a protest calling for the closure of Manila RAC. All photos from Bahay Tuluyan

Bangsamoro law: MILF asked to show good faith first

Feb 24, 2015 - 5:32 PM

A House leader says that without confidence building measures on the part of the MILF the proposed law is not likely to pass in the chamber

PEACE RALLY. Muslims from Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Pangasinan converge at the Mendiola Peace Arch to push for the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo by George P Moya/Rappler

Mamasapano clash delays passage of Bangsamoro law

Feb 09, 2015 - 9:42 PM

The pending probe in the House of Representatives will make it difficult for the proposed law to be passed by March says the chair of the ad hoc committee tackling the measure

House to remove unconstitutional powers in Bangsamoro bill

Feb 03, 2015 - 5:47 PM

The House ad hoc committee is set to remove provisions giving the envisioned autonomous government the power to establish its own auditing electoral human rights and civil service bodies

DISCUSSIONS. What would be the final version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law? File photo by Rappler

‘No Maguindanao clash reports, no Bangsamoro law hearings’

Feb 03, 2015 - 2:49 PM

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee wants the OPAPP ARMM AFP and PNP to submit their report on what happened in Mamasapano Maguindanao on January 25

REPORT. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gregorio Catapang graces with Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez at the executive meeting of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro on February 3, 2015. Photo by Rappler

Hall of Justice in CDO razed to the ground, 2 dead

Jan 31, 2015 - 1:53 PM

UPDATED The fire which killed a court aide and a security guard can delay the administration of justice and have a bearing on high profile cases involving alleged Malaysian terrorist Marwan and the Aman Futures scam

FIRE HAZARD. The Hall of Justice in Cagayan de Oro is razed to the ground following a 6-hour fire Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Legal experts take on Bangsamoro bill

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Will the ghost of the failed Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domains haunt discussions?

LEGISLATIVE MILL. President Benigno S. Aquino lll witnesses the hand over of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law by Bangsamoro Transition Commission Chairman Mohagher Iqbal and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles to Speaker of the House Feliciano Belmonte and Senate President Franklin Drilon during the turnover ceremony at Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace, September 10, 2014. Photo by Rey Baniquet/NIB/Malacañang Photo Bureau

House panel wants original Bangsamoro draft

Sep 24, 2014 - 5:56 PM

Chief Peace Adviser Teresita Deles says President Benigno Aquino III would decide on how to respond to the request

NITTY-GRITTY.  Peace negotiators answer questions from lawmakers on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo by Rappler

DOJ wary about safe conduct pass for Misuari, Kato

Sep 16, 2014 - 6:28 PM

A House panel postpones its decision to invite rebel leaders to hearings on the proposed Bangsamo law over strong objections from Zamboanga Representative Celso Lobregat

House seeks safe conduct pass for Misuari, Kato

Sep 15, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Congressman Rufus Rodriguez wants to hear out the MNLF and BIFF leaders on the Bangsamoro bill He says the suspension of arrest warrants would have no effect on their pending cases

More non-performing GOCCs under review

Mar 03, 2014 - 6:34 PM

The Governance Commission on GOCCs aims to reduce the number of government owned and controlled corporations to less than 100 by the year s end

UNDER REVIEW. The Governance Commission of GOCCs says it aims to reduce number of GOCCs to less than 100 by the end of the year. Photo by Rappler

CA confirms generals tagged in human rights cases

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:45 PM

The Commission on Appointments confirms the promotion of 2 generals controversial for their alleged human rights violations

Belmonte's charter change train takes off

Feb 18, 2014 - 4:00 PM

Taking the legislative route the House Speaker proposes to relax constitutional limits on foreign ownership of land and businesses

BELMONTE'S MOVE: House committee on constitutional amendments takes up House Resolution 1. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Solon files bill on journalist accreditation

Oct 15, 2013 - 2:34 PM

NUJP slams the bill as illogical and superfluous

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Doctors ask: 'Busy Presidente Mar Roxas, nasaan ka?'

Aug 05, 2013 - 9:10 PM

Stickers and T shirts were distributed by the Philippine Medical Association taking to task DILG Sec Mar Roxas for not getting in touch with doctors after the Cagayan de oro blast

Benguet, 9 Luzon provinces cited for high HDI scores

Jul 29, 2013 - 4:17 PM

10 provinces are cited for their high human development index scores