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‘A taste of justice’ in Imelda Marcos’ guilty verdict – congressmen

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:11 PM

But Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says closure will come only after a 'full and voluntary acknowledgement by the Marcoses' of their abuses during Martial Law

GUILTY MARCOS. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos (middle)talks to her children, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and ex-senator Bongbong Marcos, during a congressional hearing on August 9, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers hit military 'takeover' of BOC: 'Martial law na ba?'

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'It's an extreme response, putting a purely civilian bureaucracy under military control. It's as if President Duterte has imposed nationwide martial law,' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin

LIKE MARTIAL LAW? President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes one of the awardees during his visit to Camp Juan Ponce Sumuroy in Catarman, Northern Samar on October 2, 2018. File pohoto by Robinson Niāal Jr/Presidential Photo

Duterte 'recycled' Lapeña to prevent shabu probe backlash – lawmakers

Oct 26, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Opposition lawmakers say President Duterte has given government positions to former military and police officers 'not suited for the jobs they are rewarded with'

ON TO TESDA. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena attends the September 27, 2018 House probe into the multi-billion pesos worth of missing shabu smuggled into the country. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sara Duterte wants Makabayan bloc expelled from Congress

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio's anger stems from the claim of ACT Teachers' Davao chapter that her city is the only major city in the country that does not give allowances to teachers

Hugpong ng Pagbabago press conference on August 13, 2018 in Pasay City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House lawmakers want more budget for CHR for 2019

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:49 PM

'If they have more money, the Commission on Human Rights will perform more than what they are able to do now in so far as the investigations of cases are concerned,' House Committee on Appropriations Vice Chairperson Raul del Mar says

Makabayan bloc wants annual commemoration of First Quarter Storm

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:42 PM

House Bill 8271 seeks to commemorate the turbulent period in Philippine history marked by mostly student-led mass demonstrations and protests against the Marcos dictatorship

NEVER FORGET. The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives pushes for a bill to commemorate the First Quarter Storm. Photo courtesy of Makabayan

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

Why should Filipinos fund P100-M campaign for 'uncertain' federalism?

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:22 PM

'Mukhang waste of funds ang nakikita natin dito,' says ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio

'UNCERTAIN'. ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio warns the DILG of campaigning for a draft constitution. Rappler screenshot file photo

Lawmakers want probe on DepEd's Results-Based Performance Management System

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:33 PM

ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro say the system has resulted in the loss of benefits and continued rejection of decent salaries for teachers

OVERWORKED. Lawmakers say teachers are often burdened by excessive paperwork from the Department of Education's  Results-Based Performance Management System. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Makabayan bloc seeks probe into Duterte order vs 'tambays'

Jun 25, 2018 - 4:55 PM

(UPDATED) The progressive legislators also want to investigate the death of Genesis Argoncillo, a 25-year-old nabbed by the police in its anti-tambay operations and who later died in prison

PROBE SOUGHT. The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives wants to probe the Duterte administration's crackdown against 'tambays.'

Makabayan lawmakers seek Filipino citizenship for Sister Patricia Fox

May 30, 2018 - 10:50 AM

The Makabayan bloc says Filipino citizenship would be a 'fitting recognition' for the Australian nun's 'selfless service' to poor and oppressed Filipinos in the past 27 years

FILIPINO CITIZEN SOON? Sister Patricia Fox files a petition on May 25, 2018 at the DOJ to allow her to stay in the Philippines. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Makabayan bloc asks SC to allow intervention in petition vs Sereno

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The House Makabayan bloc argues that the quo warranto petition seeking to void the Chief Justice's appointment would cause them to be 'deprived of their collective right' to bring the impeachment process to a 'logical conclusion'

EMBATTLED CHIEF JUSTICE. Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno delivers a speech during the Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

Tensions flare as lawmakers rush to approve barangay poll postponement

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:44 PM

'Ang kapal ng mukha 'nyo para sabihin na hindi self-serving ang proposal,' a lawmaker tells a panelist supporting the bid to postpone the barangay polls again

TENSION IN THE HOUSE. Opposition lawmaker Antonio Tinio slams Liga ng Barangay president Edmund Abesamis as 'thick faced' in a House hearing on March 12, 2018, about proposals to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections for the 3rd time. Screenshot from Rappler video

Is Duterte a dictator? Here's what allies, enemies say

Feb 09, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Allies say either he isn't one or argue that there's nothing wrong with his style of leadership. Critics meanwhile point out the President has only made explicit the obvious.

DICTATOR? President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) Governing Council Commemorative Session and Concert Program at the Malacañang Palace on October 25, 2017. Malacañang Photo

SC orders government to answer petition vs tax reform law

Jan 23, 2018 - 3:14 PM

(UPDATED) The House Makabayan bloc says the law is invalid because the ratification that occurred at the Lower House violated rules

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Calida mocks petitioners vs tax reform law: 'Is that all you have?'

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:39 PM

'Why am I not surprised at your blatant disrespect for basic democratic principles, Mr Solicitor General?' says ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio, one of the petitioners

Members of the Makabayan Bloc file a petition to derail the implementation of the the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law before the Supreme Court in Manila on January 11, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler.

Why 1-year martial law extension? Security officials give different answers

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza argues that the request goes against the 'intention' of the framers of the 1987 Constitution 'that never again should any president be allowed to utilize martial law indefinitely'

MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Officials from the executive, including the security sector, defend their request for a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. Screenshot from the House livestream

DepEd to restore teachers' loan deductions on October 30

Oct 30, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The DepEd says GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments deducted from teachers' salaries this month would be returned to their bank accounts

RESTORED INCOME. A teacher holds a lesson in a public school in Marikina City on September 27. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Honeymoon' over, opposition says after drop in Duterte ratings

Oct 08, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Critics say Filipinos are now seeing the truth behind President Rodrigo Duterte's 'empty' promise of change

DECLINE. President Rodrigo Duterte's ratings drop by 18 points int he September 2017 survey of the Social Weather Stations. Malacañang photo

Makabayan bloc leaves House majority

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

2nd UPDATE It would be a violation of our duties and principles to remain with a majority that enables and defends the fascist pro imperialist and anti people policies of the Duterte regime says the Makabayan bloc

GOODBYE MAJORITY. The Makabayan bloc officially ends its membership in the House majority bloc. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Marcos' 100th birthday 'no reason to celebrate' – lawmakers

Sep 11, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Legislators from the House point out that President Rodrigo Duterte s proclamation counters Philippine law which recognizes the atrocities during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos

'NO HERO.' About a thousand Moro, Lumad Cordillerans and other natinal minorities join the rest of the Filipino people rally at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in protest against President Rodrigo Duterte decision to declare former President Ferdinand Marcos Birthday Sept 11 as a local holiday im Ilocos Norte . Photo by Maria Tan

Makabayan lawmakers slam lack of data on extrajudicial killings

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:22 PM

DOJ’s extrajudicial killing committee records zero incidence in 2016

BUDGET HEARING. DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II attends the Senate Budget hearing on August 31, 2017 as data on drug war-related killings are consistently raised in both chambers of Congress. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

‘Is Duterte the Marcos spokesman?’ – lawmakers

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang CARMMA adds Not only has Duterte sponsored the official rehabilitation of the dictator he now also facilitates the exemption of the Marcos heirs from accountability and punishment

Leftist lawmakers on Taguiwalo: 'Inilaglag siya ni Pangulong Duterte'

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Other Duterte appointees who faced opposition in the Commission on Appointments managed to get the nod of the powerful body through the help of the Chief Executive says ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio

MAKABAYAN. Leftist legislators say Duterte 'ditched' Judy Taguiwalo former DSWD secretary. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Congress must uphold 'civilian supremacy' over the military – Tinio

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:42 AM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says history has proven that armed rebellion is not the solution to address the problems in Mindanao

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative Antonio Tinio explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

Lorenzana on PH-wide martial law: ‘It won’t happen’

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:51 PM

UPDATED The administrator of martial law in Mindanao assures lawmakers that there is no plan to expand martial rule to Luzon and Visayas

MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana faces a joint session of Congress on July 22, 2017. Photo from the office of Senator Francis Pangilinan

Lawmakers slam Alvarez's proposal to extend martial law to 2022

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says any extension shall be upon the initiative of the President

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW. Representatives Antonio Tinio, Edcel Lagman, and Carlos Zarate all filed petitions against the Mindanao martial law, but they were thumbed down by the SC. File photos by Rappler

After SC ruling, lawmakers fear PH-wide expansion of martial rule

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Martial law becomes a hard habit to break says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin who warned of President Rodrigo Duterte s creeping authoritarian rule in the guise of safety and security

EXTENSION? President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he reiterates that his only mandate as the country's head of state is to protect and preserve the Filipinos in his speech during the province's 50th founding anniversary at the Davao del Sur Sports and Business Complex in Digos City on July 1. Photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

House supports Mindanao martial law, finds no need to revoke it

May 31, 2017 - 7:06 PM

House Resolution Number 1050 in effect rejects the Makabayan bloc s resolution calling for a joint session to revoke martial law in Mindanao

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE. Cabinet secretaries swear to tell the truth during their briefing with lawmakers on the Mindanao martial law. This briefing led to the drafting of House Resolution 1050 in the afternoon of May 31. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House OKs bill protecting broadcast, online journalists

May 30, 2017 - 5:03 PM

House Bill 684 seeks to expand the coverage of the 70 year old Shield Law which only exempts print journalists from revealing their news sources

MEDIA PROTECTION. Lawmakers approve the bill including broadcast and online journalists under the coverage of the Shield Law.

House Makabayan bloc calls for joint session to revoke martial law

May 30, 2017 - 4:35 PM

The Makabayan lawmakers argue the President s report to Congress on martial law in Mindanao reveals exaggeration or falsity of the alleged events

NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW. Representatives Carlos Zarate, Antonio Tinio, Emmi de Jesus and Sarah Elago face the media after filing their resolution on May 30. Photo from Makabayan bloc

Leftist bloc mulls leaving House coalition over martial law

May 25, 2017 - 5:03 PM

Its allied groups are also planning to challenge the declaration before the Supreme Court

Lawmakers want BuCor-Tadeco deal probed over land distribution

May 07, 2017 - 7:40 AM

The Makabayan bloc says hectares of land at the Davao Prison and Penal Farm were no longer distributed to farmer beneficiaries after the BuCor Tadeco deal was sealed

ANOTHER HOUSE PROBE. Makabayan bloc lawmakers Sarah Elago, Arlene Brosas, France Castro, and Ariel Casilao filed House Resolution Number 953 against the BuCor-Tadeco deal. Photo courtesy of Anakpawis

House committee approves Duterte tax reform package

May 03, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The House ways and means panel is also eyeing a provision imposing an additional P10 excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages and carbonated drinks

TAX REFORM. House committee on ways and means chairperson Dakila Cua leads the panel tackling the Department of Finance's proposed tax reform package. File photo by Rappler

Makabayan bloc calls for national minimum wage

May 01, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate challenges the President to make real his promise lifting the workers from the bondage of exploitation

LABOR DAY PROTEST. Thousands of Kadamay members march in Quezon City on May 1, calling for an end to contractualization and an increase to the daily minimum wage. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:52 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio warns against complacency in the passage of the freedom of information law

FOI FORUM. The Right to Know, Right Now! coalition organized a forum to present their report on tracking the implementation of the freedom of information executive order in Quezon City Friday, March 17. Photo by the PCIJ

House panel approves FOI bill with 8 exceptions

Feb 15, 2017 - 4:10 PM

House public information committee chairperson Antonio Tinio says the FOI bill aims to flesh out the policy of full public disclosure in the country

APPROVED. The House committee on public information chaired by ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio (1st from right) approves the FOI bill. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gloria Arroyo on Robredo resignation: It was ‘inevitable’

Dec 05, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Former president Gloria Arroyo says that during her administration a senior official was also fired via text message

'INEVITABLE.' Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is not surprised that Vice President Leni Robredo left the Duterte Cabinet. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Makabayan bloc keeps alliance with Duterte despite Marcos burial

Nov 21, 2016 - 6:45 PM

But the left leaning lawmakers maintain their staunch opposition to the interment of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

MAKABAYAN BLOC. Representatives Ariel Casilao, Sarah Elago, Carlos Zarate, Antonio Tinio, France Castro, and Arlene Brosas are 6 of the 7-member Makabayan bloc. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Probe PNP’s ‘fascistic’ protest dispersal, lawmakers ask

Oct 20, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Congress must not allow such fascistic actions of the Philippine National Police to prosper under the new administration says the House Makabayan bloc in their resolution

'FASCIST' DISPERSAL? A police officer hits protesters inside their jeepney with a stick  during a violent clash between the PNP and IP rallyists on October 19. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang eyes online portal to process FOI requests

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The Presidential Communications Office will also train agencies to prepare them for the full implementation of the executive order on Freedom of Information

E-FOI. Malacañang is eyeing an online platform where requests for FOI will be lodged in and processed.

Lawmakers warn vs drug testing for college admission

Sep 01, 2016 - 4:10 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says the government cannot impose too many limitations on Filipinos right to education

DRUG TESTING. Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago (2nd from left) and ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio (4th from left) weigh in on the proposal to include drug testing in college and university admission requirements. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Congress can pass FOI in 2016 – House committee chair

Aug 17, 2016 - 6:36 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says President Rodrigo Duterte s EO on full public disclosure for the executive branch has set the tone for the FOI bill s passage

TIME TO PASS FOI. House Committee on Public Information Antonio Tinio says the 17th Congress can pass the FOI bill into law within 2016. File photo by Rappler

Lawmakers warn vs abuse of power under Constituent Assembly

Jul 29, 2016 - 1:30 PM

A [Constituent] Assembly under a supermajority in both chambers of Congress is like having zombies to rewrite our Constitution says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin

FEDERALISM CHAMPION. In his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte urges Filipinos to have a federal parliamentary form of government. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD

Only ranking officials will benefit from gov't salary hike – congressman

Nov 10, 2015 - 7:40 PM

Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says teachers for example will get 12 increase while the position of president will get 233

Alliance of Concerned Teachers Party-list Representative Antonio Tinio together with public school teachers and lawmakers of the Makabayan bloc.

Bulk of CHED's proposed 2016 budget for K to 12 transition

Aug 26, 2015 - 3:23 PM

P8 28 billion in the Commission on Education s proposed budget will be used to assist college workers affected by K to 12 adjustments among other purposes

20 questions for Aquino on Mamasapano

Mar 30, 2015 - 2:29 PM

The leftist Makabayan bloc asks the committee chairs to invite President Benigno Aquino III to the scheduled joint hearing on Mamasapano

President Benigno Aquino III announce that suspected Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) terrorist Zulkipli bin Hir alyas Marwan confirmed dead during SAF operation in Brgy. Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao and Accepted the Resignation of Suspended PNP Chief P/ Director General Allan Purisima during his message on Friday(Frebruary 6, 2015) held at the President hall in Malacanang.(Photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

Malacañang noncommittal on pay hikes for teachers

Oct 05, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Lawmakers must first consider where the budget for the pay hikes would be sourced from Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr says

WORLD TEACHERS DAY. Will teachers receive salary increases in 2016? File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

DBM withdraws errata for 2015 budget

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:55 PM

Party list lawmakers have suspected that the errata submitted by the budget department could be midnight insertions in what they call an election budget

Luistro: P25K minimum pay for teachers 'realistic'

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:13 PM

The education secretary says he is very supportive of any increase in the salary of teachers within the budget of the administration