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House panel tackles bill vs late-night karaoke, loud sound systems

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:24 AM

House Bill 1035 is scheduled for committee discussion nearly two years after it was referred to the committee

BILL VS LATE-NIGHT KARAOKE. A House committee will begin discussing the proposal to bar loud sounds affecting residential areas to protect public health and welfare. Image of women in karaoke bar from Shutterstock

Gwen Garcia and the Balili property: A tale of two controversies

Feb 16, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The Balili cases also tell the story of the tangled web that is the local politics of vote-rich Cebu

EMBATTLED. The former governor and current deputy speaker faces yet another controversy over her stint as Cebu governor. File photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

Bill seeks higher pay for mid-level gov't employees

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:32 PM

The bill will authorize department heads to readjust salaries of salary grades 21-29 outside of the indicated brackets in the Salary Standardization Law

READJUSTMENT. House Bill 6712 seeks to authorize department heads to readjust the salaries of mid-level government employees.

Did Sereno use Aguirre to limit martial law scope in Mindanao?

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwen Garcia asks the justice secretary if Sereno's request to downplay the danger posed by the Maute trial being held in Cagayan de Oro gave her basis for her vote on martial law coverage in Mindanao

Witness DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre during the continuation of the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. DARREN LANGIT

Bulacan congresswoman is new deputy speaker for Central Luzon

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:08 PM

Representative Linabelle Villarica in turn will be replaced by Isabela 2nd District Representative Ana Go as chairperson of the House foreign affairs committee

REPLACEMENT. Bulacan 4th District Representative Linabelle Villarica is elected Deputy Speaker for Center Luzon on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She replaces Pampanga 2nd District Representative and former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who was stripped of the post after voting against the death penalty bill. Rappler file photo

SC orders Lorenzana, Año to attend oral arguments on martial law

Jun 14, 2017 - 2:39 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida asks that the briefing of the administrator and the implementer of martial law in Mindanao be done privately for reasons of security

CALLED TO THE COURT. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, a retired general who once commanded the Army Special Command and designated martial law administrator, is called to the Supreme Court. Rappler photo

SC's Del Castillo: Isn't Marawi siege act of rebellion?

Jun 13, 2017 - 1:36 PM

UPDATED Petitioner Lagman says the raising of an ISIS flag in Marawi City is nothing but cheap propaganda

ORAL ARGUMENTS. Justices of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno start the first oral arguments on the petition to lift the martial law in Mindanao on June 13, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler


De Lima moves to drop disobedience charges in QC court

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The detained senator says the lawmakers had no authority to file a suit against her

DISOBEDIENCE CASE. Detained Senator Leila De Lima attends her arraignment on March 13, 2017 at the Quezon City Metropolitan Court Branch 34 for the charge of Disobedience to Summons. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Gov't employees, informal settlers to get idle PNP, AFP houses – NHA

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:21 PM

The National Housing Authority asks Congress to approve the re awarding of more than 55 000 idle houses as these were specifically meant for cops and soldiers under the law

RE-AWARDING. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says idle housing units for the PNP and AFP personnel will be given to government employees such as public school teachers and municipal and barangay employees. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Citizens' assembly' vs Marcos hero's burial

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Several groups from different affiliations together with Liberal Party members attend the citizens assembly

NO HERO. Citizens urged President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision in allowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Danilo Suarez elected as House minority leader

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:01 AM

UPDATED Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez gets 22 votes while 3 abstain in the House minority bloc s elections

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ex-La Union congressman charged for P66.5-M PDAF scam

May 21, 2016 - 7:45 AM

Former La Union Second District Representative Thomas Dumpit Jr is being charged by the Office of the Ombudsman for the anomalous utilization of his PDAF

Congressman Thomas Dumpit Jr. Photo from Linked in.

Briones to Duterte: Form economic team ASAP

May 19, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Former national treasurer Leonor Briones also calls on president elect Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the details of his economic agenda for further public scrutiny and dialogue

CANDIDATE WATCH. Former national treasurer and Social Watch lead convenor Leonor Briones asks how presidential bets will fund their programs. Photo by Social Watch

LIST: Proclaimed local winners, May 12

May 12, 2016 - 6:42 PM

Here are the proclaimed winners for the posts of governor vice governor board member district representative mayor vice mayor and councilor as of May 12

LIST: Proclaimed local winners, May 11

May 11, 2016 - 10:44 AM

Here are the proclaimed winners for the posts of governor vice governor board member district representative mayor vice mayor and councilor as of May 11

LIST: Proclaimed local winners, May 10

May 10, 2016 - 6:52 AM

Here are the proclaimed winners for the posts of governor vice governor board member district representative mayor vice mayor and councilor as of May 10

Local elections 2016: Know your candidates and localities on Rappler

Mar 26, 2016 - 7:18 PM

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MAP: Where will members of Congress go in 2016?

Jan 31, 2016 - 4:00 PM

More than half of all district representatives are gunning for reelection in 2016

145 out of the 178  district representatives seek re-election into the 17th Congress.

Ex-Albay congressman Lim faces charges for PDAF misuse

Nov 23, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Millions of pesos were supposedly for livelihood kits but Lim s constituents did not get these

GHOST PROJECT. P27 million worth of pork barrel funds were allocated to non-existent projects.

178 congressmen eligible for reelection in 2016 polls

May 16, 2015 - 9:14 AM

Out of the 178 district congressmen 91 are on their first term and 87 are on their second consecutive term

Political bigwigs to gather for Cebu congressman's wedding

Mar 06, 2015 - 8:21 PM

Who cares about party lines? On March 7 Cebu 6th District Representative Luigi Quisumbing marries Maricar Hofileña the teenage crush whom he only saw again after 20 years

LONG LOVE STORY. ‘Yes, there are politicians, but these are people we know and have come to respect,’ says Cebu congressman Luigi Quisumbing of his wedding to his teenage crush Maricar Hofileña on Saturday, March 7.’ Photo courtesy of Quisumbing