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Meralco denies 'midnight deals' with ERC on 7 coal power plants

Jul 04, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Meralco first vice president Ivanna de la Peña says talks for power supply agreements on 7 coal fired power plants started as early as 2012

'NO MIDNIGHT DEALS.' Meralco 1st vice president Ivanna dela Pena faces lawmakers in a hearing on July 4. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CCTV monitoring team, funeral homes reps invited to Resorts World probe

Jun 13, 2017 - 7:42 PM

The House committees invite the Resorts World security team who were supposed to man the CCTV surveillance room but who left their posts during the attack on June 2

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. Three House committees will continue their probe into the deadly Resorts World attack on June 14. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

3 questions answered at House probe into Resorts World attack

Jun 08, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Lawmakers want to clip Pagcor s powers to grant licenses to casinos after Resorts World Manila management admitted security lapses in the June 2 incident

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. Lawmakers start their probe into the deadly Resorts World attack on June 7. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Resorts World to fund education of victims’ children until college

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Resorts World also vows to pay P1 million each to the victims families and P500 000 to those injured during the attack

VICTIM ASSISTANCE. Resort World Manila President Kingson Sian (left) and chief operating officer Stephen Reilly swear their oaths before lawmakers on June 7. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Resorts World Manila COO admits 'lapses in security' during attack

Jun 07, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Stephen Reilly: When we played the first videos I pointed out there should have been security personnel posted on certain points and they were not present

SECURITY LAPSES. Resort World Manila president Kingson Sian (left) and chief operating officer Stephen James Reilly (right) during the congressional probe on June 7. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

House to clip Pagcor powers after Resorts World attack

Jun 07, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Pagcor head Andrea Domingo says Resorts World failed to comply with a recent advisory to strengthen security measures

PAGCOR Chairperson Andrea Domingo during the Congressional committee hearing on Resort World Manila incident at the Dignitaries Louncge of NAIA Terminal 3 in Pasay City. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/RAPPLER

Resorts World attack: 4 questions that beg for an answer

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:13 AM

As the House of Representatives begins its probe into the robbery and arson attack on the popular casino we revisit what we know about the incident and the questions that need to be answered

RESORTS WORLD MANILA ATTACK. Ambulances wait outside Resorts World Manila after a gunman stormed the casino in an alleged robbery attempt on June 2, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/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

House probe into Bilibid drugs: What to expect

Sep 19, 2016 - 11:34 PM

The House committee on justice plans to conduct back to back hearings on September 20 and 21

CONGRESSIONAL PROBE. The Lower House will investigate how drugs proliferated inside the New Bilibid Prison during the stint of Senator Leila de Lima as justice secretary.

Alvarez to probe drug use in Bilibid during De Lima's time

Jul 22, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The incoming House Speaker says this should be the subject of a congressional inquiry and not the rising number of drug suspects killed since the Duterte administration took over

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. Incoming House Speaker Bebot Alvarez to file a House resolution that would investigate the Department of Justice when it was still helmed by Senator Leila de Lima.

De Lima files Senate reso to probe drug suspect killings

Jul 14, 2016 - 1:10 PM

We know all too well of the several instances of police rub outs and the number of shortcuts taken by law enforcers in the guise of legitimate self defense or defense of others says Senator Leila de Lima

WAR VS DRUGS. Police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila on July 8, 2016. Senator Leila de Lima wants to investigate the rising number of drug suspects being killed. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Duterte’s war vs drugs has 2 faces – lawmaker

Jul 14, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilar Jr says past congressional probes helped the Ombudsman determine cases to be filed against erring public officials

'LET CONGRESS PROBE.' Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr defends his call for a congressional probe against drug-related extrajudicial killings on July 14. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SAF 44 relatives: Resume Mamasapano probe

Mar 10, 2015 - 6:29 PM

They already killed the SAF 44 Now they want to kill the case

ON THEIR OWN. Widows of the Fallen 44 SAF visits the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday (March 3). The widows asked for the continuation of the Congress hearing on the Mamasapano clash. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Congressional probe on Cebu Pacific, CAB sought

Dec 28, 2014 - 6:25 PM

Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares lists at least 7 issues against Cebu Pacific

HOLIDAY FLIGHTS. Filipino informal settlers work next to a Christmas tree at a government housing project as a Cebu Pacific Air aircraft flies overhead in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, on December 3, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig / EPA

SC on House probe: Spare us while we review DAP ruling

Aug 14, 2014 - 7:13 PM

The Chief Justice says arguments aired by critics of the Judiciary Development Fund bear similarities with the points to be deliberated upon by the court in pending motions on the Palace s spending program

Sereno: House probe on judiciary fund premature

Aug 05, 2014 - 11:35 AM

The House does not seem to be fully cognizant of the kind of healthy relationship that should exist between the two branches of government says the Chief Justice

645 towns have no fire stations

Mar 27, 2012 - 2:47 PM

There are 645 towns without fire stations