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Cayetano warns gov't officials over 'inexcusable' Bayanihan law problems

Jun 05, 2020 - 8:05 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House 'will be having an accounting' of the problematic implementation of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

SUBSIDY PROGRAM. A mother and her 7-month old son wait for the distribution of the government's emergency subsidy program on May 12, 2020 at Barangay San Jose in Rodriguez, Rizal. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano justifies anti-terror bill: ‘Let us read before we criticize’

Jun 05, 2020 - 2:41 PM

'Basahin natin before we criticize, because ang daling sabihin eh [na may] repression, wala ng democracy, draconian,' says House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

House Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano at a press conference in Congress on Monday, February, 24, 2020. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

May 24, 2020 - 9:01 AM

A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.

SUBSTITUTES. ‘newme’ avatar robots representing graduates of the Business BreakThrough University in Tokyo exit the stage after receiving diplomas from president Kenichi Ohmae on March 28, 2020. Photo from the BBT University website

IN PHOTOS: Robots represent graduating high school students in Taguig

May 22, 2020 - 5:39 PM

The Senator Renato ‘Compañero’ Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School resorts to technology to comply with the prohibition on mass gatherings

House to decide on new ABS-CBN franchise 'by August' – Cayetano

May 20, 2020 - 12:02 PM

The House committee on legislative franchises will resume its hearings on the ABS-CBN franchise bill on May 26

ABS-CBN CLOSURE. Several ABS-CBN supporters light candles in front of the network's Quezon City headquarters after it was ordered shut down on May 5, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Equal protection': Cayetano defends 10% ads for gov't use in ABS-CBN franchise bill

May 18, 2020 - 8:59 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also says requiring networks to allocate air time for government ads 'will give a great advantage to the government to be able to communicate with our people directly'

DEFENDING HB 6732. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano is being interpellated on the temporary ABS-CBN franchise bill during the session on May 18, 2020. Photo from the House of Representatives' Twitter account

In House temporary franchise bill, gov’t to take 10% of ads in ABS-CBN

May 18, 2020 - 9:49 AM

However, a similar provision is also found in the laws renewing the franchises of two other major broadcast networks: GMA-7 and TV5

ABS-CBN SHUTDOWN. The facade of ABS-CBN in Quezon City, as pictured on the day NTC ordered it to close down on May 5, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] Cayetano’s ABS-CBN gambit

May 14, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'It’s a hostage situation. Hopefully there are right-minded senators or Supreme Court justices who could take down the hostage-takers.'

Cayetano: I don’t want my stint to end without finishing ABS-CBN hearings

May 14, 2020 - 2:52 PM

'October is the date nung palitan namin sa Speaker. So ayoko matapos noon, sabihin, ‘Eh walang hearing. Walang oras eh,’ ’di ba?' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

FRANCHISE ISSUE. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano delivers his sponsorship speech for the bill granting ABS-CBN a temporary franchise valid until October 2020 on May 13, 2020. Photo courtesy of PPAB

Cayetano lashes out at critics: ABS-CBN franchise issue 'not about silencing media'

May 13, 2020 - 9:27 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also claims there are ABS-CBN employees who supposedly used the network to meddle in past elections

TOP HOUSE LEADER. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the plenary session on September 9 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House poised to grant ABS-CBN provisional franchise until October 2020

May 13, 2020 - 6:01 PM

(3rd UPDATE) After sitting on the issue for months, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and 7 other House leaders file a bill seeking to give a provisional legislative franchise to the embattled ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN FRANCHISE. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano delivers his sponsorship speech for House Bill 6732 on May 13, 2020. Screenshot from the House of Representatives' YouTube account

Cayetano: Resumption of ABS-CBN hearings ‘does not mean automatic renewal’

May 12, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise is still not a House priority after Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says 'there are still other concerns that need to be resolved' first

ABS-CBN STILL NOT A PRIORITY. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano helds a press conference on February, 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bill authors ask Cayetano: ‘Put an end to confusion,' resume ABS-CBN hearings

May 12, 2020 - 11:11 AM

'We believe, too, that resolving the ABS-CBN issue the soonest is equally important given the impact...of its continued shutdown in this time of crisis,' say the 14 House members

SHUTDOWN. A man lights a candle at the ABS-CBN's facade in Quezon City after its closure on May 5, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Calida and Duterte: A 4-decade friendship as lawyers, gun enthusiasts, friends of Bongbong Marcos

May 09, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Up to the last minute before the 2016 presidential campaign, Jose Calida pushed for Bongbong Marcos to be Duterte's running mate. But Alan Peter Cayetano prevailed.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Solicitor General Jose Calida prior to the start of the 46th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang March 2, 2020. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Cayetano: 'There will be a reckoning' for Calida, NTC

May 08, 2020 - 10:29 AM

'The NTC appears to have succumbed to pressure from the Solicitor General, and issued a cease and desist order to ABS-CBN,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, as he washed his hands of the ABS-CBN shutdown

CAYETANO VS CALIDA, NTC. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the plenary session on September 9, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Pagkukulang niya ito sa bayan': Lawmakers blame Cayetano for ABS-CBN shutdown

May 06, 2020 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Congressmen argue that the National Telecommunications Commission, which ordered ABS-CBN to cease operations, should not be a 'scapegoat' for what Congress failed to do

ON THE HOT SEAT. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference on February, 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cayetano says 'no intention' to shut down ABS-CBN as franchise expiry nears

May 01, 2020 - 3:37 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House has no plan to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to order the closure of the media giant, whose franchise expires on May 4

HOUSE LEADER. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference on February, 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cayetano insists beef with DBM chief over infra budget not about pork barrel

Apr 26, 2020 - 2:21 PM

'Kung ang iniisip ng iba na may pinoprotektahan dito 'yung tinuturing mong pork barrel eh 'di sana nilagay na namin sa batas na bawal kunin 'yong infra,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act

HOUSE LEADER. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the special session on March 23, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House likely to hold virtual sessions once it reconvenes on May 4

Apr 24, 2020 - 6:03 PM

'Totoo po na may danger, pero ang katotohanan, kailangang makita ng tao...na ‘yung gobyerno nagtatrabaho para sa kanila,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

HOUSE LEADERSHIP. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano talks to several lawmakers during the special session on March 23, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Brewing disagreement' between House, DBM as funding for select infra halted

Apr 24, 2020 - 4:53 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says if this is the case, then Congress should not have passed the Bayanihan law

SPEAKER VS DBM? Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano speaks during a press conference on February, 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cops stormed posh Taguig condo upon Mayor Lino Cayetano's orders

Apr 20, 2020 - 9:01 PM

Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano's office allegedly receive reports that residents of Pacific Plaza Towers have gathered around the pool without wearing face masks

LOCAL CHIEF. Lino Cayetano at a meeting. Photo from Cayetano's Facebook page

House members to donate May salary to raise P50M for coronavirus fight

Apr 05, 2020 - 9:44 AM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says almost 200 lawmakers have already agreed to donate their May salaries in full

IN SESSION. Members of the House of Representatives hold their plenary session on March 7, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cayetano defends Duterte’s shoot to kill order: ‘I don’t really think that’s literal’

Apr 03, 2020 - 5:15 PM

'I always take the President seriously but not always literally,' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial shoot to kill order

DUTERTE ALLY. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference on February, 24, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cayetano lashes out: ‘If holding up sign gets people to stay home, I will do it again’

Mar 24, 2020 - 8:03 AM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano argues House and Cabinet members 'meant well' when they posed with the now-viral manila paper signs

ADDRESS TO CRITICS. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano delivers a speech during the special session on March 23, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pinoys online livid over ‘Stay at home for us’ gimmick in House

Mar 23, 2020 - 5:31 PM

Social media users are appalled by the gall of Cabinet and House members to lump themselves with the overworked health workers on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19

'STAY AT HOME FOR US.' Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (1st from L) and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (center) hold up their now-notorious manila paper message on March 23, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Lord’ Alan Peter Cayetano? Speaker has painting of lawmakers praying over him

Mar 11, 2020 - 7:32 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano loves this unique painting inside his office

PRAYING TO THE 'LORD.' Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (center) leads a press conference with other House leaders with a unique painting as their backdrop. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House OKs bill creating Department of Filipinos Overseas and Foreign Employment

Mar 11, 2020 - 5:50 PM

But Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says the measure will encourage and promote the 'export of Filipino manpower'

OFW WELFARE. Filipino domestic helpers line up to send money at a remittance center in the central district of Hong kong on November 30, 2008. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Foes to allies? Fierce critic Alan Cayetano woos Gloria Arroyo

Mar 11, 2020 - 4:53 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tells his predecessor, 'hopefully, ma’am this bridge, from your speakership to mine, will also serve as bridge from your family to mine'

ALL SMILES. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (L) sits beside former president and speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo inside the House of Representatives on March 11, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Cayetano: ‘Congress is not here to comfort ABS-CBN’

Mar 10, 2020 - 9:16 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano seems to be getting fed up the House being told what to do on the renewal of ABS-CBN's soon-to-expire franchise

FRANCHISE ISSUE. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (center) holds a press conference with House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez (L) and House committee on legislative franchises chair Franz Alvarez (R) on March 10, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PDP-Laban to support Cayetano as long as he’s Speaker

Mar 09, 2020 - 10:21 PM

Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco, the man whom Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano accuses of trying to oust him, does not attend the meeting

DUTERTE ALLIES. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (center, back row) and PDP-Laban lawmakers do President Rodrigo Duterte's fist pose after their meeting on March 9, 2020. Photo from Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel

Territorial dispute: Pia Cayetano fumes over Marcos tackling Citira at committee hearing

Mar 09, 2020 - 9:14 PM

'Please don’t try to mediate,' Senator Pia Cayetano, chair of the ways and means committee, tells fellow senators. 'Resolve the jurisdictional issue.'

'CLARITY'. Senator Pia Cayetano says she wants clarity over Senate rules. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

As coup rumors swirl, PDP-Laban sets meeting with Cayetano

Mar 05, 2020 - 7:22 PM

There are also plans for Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco to talk with Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano separately, but it remains to be seen if the latter would even be open to such a meeting

PARTY UNDER SIEGE. Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco addresses his party mates in the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan on March 5, 2020. Photo courtesy of PDP-Laban

Sara Duterte's party to Cayetano: Ungab ouster ‘an insult to the President’

Mar 04, 2020 - 9:12 PM

But Hugpong ng Pagbabago says it 'does not want to spar with Cayetano' but merely wants to 'sit and watch his show' in the House where the Speaker is crying coup d'etat

DUTERTE AND CHILDREN. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte flank their father, President Rodrigo Duterte, before the latter's 3rd State of the Nation Address in July 2018. Presidential Photo

House to finally start hearing ABS-CBN franchise renewal on March 10

Mar 04, 2020 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says ABS-CBN executives will not be invited yet, as the hearing on March 10 will focus on the National Telecommunications Commission

Employees and supporters of ABS CBN continue their Friday protest to demand from the government to renew their franchise on February 28, 2020. Holding a rally at the ABS CBN compound at Sgt. Esquearra in Quezon City. Reiterating their call to defend press freedom and vowed to continue the protest actions until the franchise have been renewed. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Higher satisfaction ratings for Robredo, Sotto, Cayetano in last quarter of 2019

Mar 03, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo gets a 'good' net satisfaction rating, while Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano obtain 'very good' scores, according to a Social Weather Stations poll

GOOD, VERY GOOD RATINGS. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Senate President Vicente Sotto III in his office on September 25, 2018. File photo by OVP

Hugpong ng Pagbabago: Ungab's ouster in House 'grossly unacceptable'

Mar 03, 2020 - 10:44 AM

The regional party led by Mayor Sara Duterte lauds Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab for 'being a good soldier of President Rodrigo Duterte and for doing his job with pride and principle'

CLOSE ALLIES. Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab poses with presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Photo from Ungab's Facebook page

Cayetano: Ungab, Leachon ousted because 'they're more interested in intrigues'

Mar 02, 2020 - 11:23 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says issues with his 'working relationship' with Representatives Isidro Ungab and Salvador Leachon are the reason they lost their House posts

CHAIR NO MORE. Then-House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab defends the proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 during plenary session on September 10, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cayetano to Velasco: You'll be Speaker if Duterte wants you to be Speaker

Mar 02, 2020 - 10:49 PM

''Wag kang matatakot na hindi ka magiging Speaker. Kasi kung 'yan talaga ang gusto ng Presidente...mangyayari 'yan, 'di ba?' Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tells his rival Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco

MESSAGE TO VELASCO. Speaker alan Peter Cayetano talks to reporters after meeting with NUP and NP members in the House on March 2, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ungab, Leachon stripped of key House posts amid coup rumors

Mar 02, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Davao City congressman Isidro Ungab and Oriental Mindoro congressman Salvador Leachon are booted out of key posts after drawing the ire of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his loyal allies

BOOTED OUT. Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab (L) and Oriental Mindoro 1st District Representative Salvador Leachon. Photos from congress.gov.ph

Is there a House coup or is Cayetano just out to scrap term-sharing with Velasco?

Mar 02, 2020 - 2:04 PM

It seems an alleged failed coup attempt by Marinduque Lord Allan Velasco is working to the advantage of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

POWER SHAKEDOWN. Taguig City-Pateros 1st District Representative Alan Peter Cayetano (L) and Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco (R) are supposed to share terms as Speaker. File photos of Cayetano, House by Rappler, photo of Velasco from his Facebook page

Cayetano: Duterte deferring to Congress means ABS-CBN likely to get NTC permit

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also insists it would 'do more harm than good' to ABS-CBN if the House would squeeze in a hearing on its franchise renewal before Congress takes a break in March

FRANCHISE WOES. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano talks about the fate of ABS-CBN's franchise renewal in the House on February 27, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Cayetano says Velasco is behind ouster plot

Feb 27, 2020 - 12:48 PM

(UPDATED) House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco has been doing the rounds offering funds and chairmanships

UNEASY RESTS. File photo of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Velasco denies plotting oust-Cayetano coup amid ABS-CBN issue

Feb 27, 2020 - 10:51 AM

'Tayo po ay lalaking may isang salita,' says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco

NOT PLOTTING. File photo of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco. Photo from Velasco's Facebook page

The significance of February 25, 1986

Feb 26, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Once before we rejected a dictator

Cayetano: House notice to NTC 'sufficient’ to allow ABS-CBN to keep operating

Feb 24, 2020 - 8:53 PM

The Speaker says the House leadership is talking to the National Telecommunications Commission to help secure a provisional authority for ABS-CBN

STILL NO HEARING. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano tells reporters on February 24, 2020 why the House leadership still finds no urgency in holding its first hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise renewal. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Can ABS-CBN operate past its franchise expiration date?

Feb 23, 2020 - 4:53 PM

(UPDATED) ABS-CBN is advised to seek provisional authority from the NTC to extend their franchise to 2022

Employees and supporters of ABS-CBN join the protest calling for the franchise renewal of the network on February 21, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Cayetano: Illegal for Senate to hold ABS-CBN franchise hearing ahead of House

Feb 20, 2020 - 8:10 PM

But Senator Grace Poe says there's nothing wrong with the Senate pushing through with its hearing, since the upper chamber has done this in the past for bills on the national budget and tax hikes

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY COURTESY. Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano, 3rd from left, is welcomed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III and other senators during a Senate hearing on the 2020 budget of the Philippine Sports Commission on November 19, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House to delay ABS-CBN hearings until May or August

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) ABS-CBN's franchise expires on March 30, but Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the House must tackle priority bills first

NOT URGENT? Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, seen in this photo in a huddle with lawmakers, finds no urgency in holding hearings on the renewal of ABS-CBN's franchise. Photo courtesy of Cayetano's office

Cayetano stalls ABS-CBN franchise hearing, slams election coverage

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:22 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Can anyone honestly say, after watching the coverage of the network during the 2010 and 2016 elections, that ABS-CBN did not take sides and favor any candidate?' says Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

GHOST OF ELECTIONS PAST. Alan Peter Cayetano, then candidate for Taguig-Pateros congressman, shows the indelible ink on his finger after casting his vote on May 13, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Cayetano defends House session in Batangas: It's symbolic

Feb 12, 2020 - 7:52 AM

'If you're asking nakasagabal ba kami nang onti, yes.... But I think the symbolism at 'yung pakikiramay much, much outweighs [everything else],' says House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

DEFENSE. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, House Minority Leader Bienvenido Abante Jr, and House committee on disaster management chair Lucy Torres Gomez answer questions from the media on January 22, 2020. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler