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Santo Tomas village appeals: Take care of in-house evacuees too

Jan 25, 2020 - 9:04 PM

’Yung barangay dito…kahit hindi kami tiga-rito, tinanggap nila kami ng buong-buo,' says Cherryl Lazara, an evacuee who sought refuge in San Luis, Sto Tomas, Batangas

AID. More than half of evacuees chose to live outside of evacuation centers. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

LOOK: Eyed relocation site for Taal evacuees in Ibaan, Batangas

Jan 25, 2020 - 4:41 PM

The eyed relocation site has 1,200 units, a school building, and a gymnasium

HOUSING SITE. The compound has 1,200 units. Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

Trump impeachment prosecutor: Philippine EJK victims, kin look to U.S. for rule of law

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:02 PM

'They’re not going turn to Russia. They’re not going turn to China…. They look to us because we are still the indispensable nation. They look to us because we have a rule of law,' says US Congressman Adam Schiff

RULE OF LAW. US Congressman Adam Schiff says the Philippines looks to the United States for rule of law. Screenshot from Adam Schiff's Twitter

HRET junks poll protest vs Northern Samar congressman Daza

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:46 PM

The tribunal says Harlin Abayon's election case against Northern Samar 1st District Representative Paul Daza was 'insufficient in form and substance'

VICTOR. The HRET upholds the victory of Northern Samar 1st District Rep Paul Daza in the 2019 elections. Photo courtesy of congres.gov.ph

WATCH: Taal evacuees cry for help as House holds 'symbolic' session in Batangas

Jan 23, 2020 - 7:40 AM

The House of Representatives holds its plenary session in Batangas City, which sits just outside the danger zone of the restive Taal Volcano

OUT-OF-TOWN. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano (standing in front of the Philippine flag) presides over the House plenary session at the Batangas City Convention Center on January 22, 2020. Rappler screenshot

Cayetano defends House session in Batangas: It's symbolic

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:50 PM

'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

Teary-eyed evacuees' appeal: Allow us to fish in Taal Lake again

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:25 PM

Agoncillo Mayor Daniel Reyes tells lawmakers that Batangueños also need psychological interventions to help them process trauma from the Taal Volcano eruption

APPEAL FOR HELP. Edwina Bilog, an evacuee from San Nicolas, Batangas, shares to lawmakers on January 22, 2020 how difficult life has been for her in the past days since the Taal Volcano erupted. Photo by Rappler

Batangas lawmakers seek P30-B supplemental budget for Taal eruption

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:10 PM

If passed into law, the bill earmarks a supplemental budget aimed to help victims of the Taal Volcano eruption valid until December 31, 2022

REHAB FUND NEEDED. Houses along the lakeside of Barangay San Isidro in Talisay, Batangas are still blanketed by ash from the eruption of Taal Volcano on January 20, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIVE: House holds session in Batangas amid eruption of the Taal Volcano

Jan 22, 2020 - 1:49 PM

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House names non-Cordilleran as Benguet caretaker congressman

Jan 21, 2020 - 8:18 PM

The law requires that a special election be held after the death of Benguet Representative Nestor Fongwan Jr, and that's what residents call for

Photo from congress.gov.ph

Lawmakers to recall Cha-Cha resolution they approved in secret

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:08 PM

The House committee on constitutional amendments also plans to reopen public hearings after the executive branch submitted a new list of proposed changes to the charter

CHA-CHA TALKS. House committee on constitutional amendments chair Rufus Rodriguez says he would reopen their public hearings on charter change this month. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House willing to hike supplemental budget for Taal eruption to P50 billion 'if needed'

Jan 21, 2020 - 12:35 PM

Several members of the House committee on rules also donate P500,000 to districts in Batangas affected by the volcanic eruption

RELIEF FOR EVACUEES. Volunteers hand out aid donations to families affected by the eruption of the Taal volcano, in Buso Buso on January 20, 2020. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Ateneo's Kouame eyed for naturalization for Gilas Pilipinas

Jan 20, 2020 - 6:37 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas seeks to add Angelo Kouame to its pool of naturalized players for the 2023 FIBA World Cup

IVORIAN TOWER. The SBP has taken notice of Angelo Kouame after helping Ateneo win back-to-back UAAP crowns. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


House probe into alleged ‘lopsided’ LRT concession agreement sought

Jan 20, 2020 - 5:44 PM

ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap files the resolution just 3 days after President Rodrigo Duterte said he would check the LRT contract, which involves the Ayalas and business tycoon Manny Pangilinan

DUTERTE VS AYALAS, MVP. A lawmaker wants a House probe into the government's concession agreement with the Light Rail Manila Corporation. File photo from LRMC

Even with possible ‘hazardous’ Taal eruption, House to hold session in Batangas

Jan 20, 2020 - 4:10 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the lawmakers plan to 'listen to the first responders, listen to those who are directly affected' by the Taal Volcano eruption

LEADERSHIP DECISION. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says the proposal to hold the January 22, 2020 session in Batangas City was backed by other House leaders. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmaker questions how power firm with P7,000 capital got P100-M deal

Jan 20, 2020 - 3:05 PM

Congressman Jericho Nograles says IEMOP had no experience and no assets, but still bagged the contract to operate the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market

House aims to OK bills creating 3 new departments by March

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Lawmakers want to create new government departments focused on overseas Filipino workers, water resources, and disaster resilience

PRIORITY BILLS. The House of Representatives will focus on 3 bills creating new departments once session reopens on January 20, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang defends Phivolcs amid criticism over Taal eruption warnings

Jan 16, 2020 - 4:20 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with state volcanologists' response to the ongoing eruption of the Taal Volcano

TAAL ERUPTION. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. shows to media the Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Prediction Division room during a press conference on January 15, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Cavite lawmaker wants House probe into gov’t response to Taal eruption

Jan 14, 2020 - 12:32 PM

Congressman Elpidio Barzaga Jr also says charges should be filed against 'unscrupulous persons' who raised the prices of face masks, food, and other supplies

Evacuees get off trucks of the DPWH and PNP after evacuating from their homes due to the eruption of Taal volcano in Batangas on Monday, January 13. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

U.S. House votes to curb Trump war power on Iran

Jan 10, 2020 - 10:47 AM

'We cannot allow our country to be lied into another war,' says Democrat Ayanna Pressley

IRAN CRISIS. US President Donald Trump speaks from the White House on January 8, 2020 in Washington, DC, addressing the Iranian missile attacks (Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP)

House panel chair to ABS-CBN: Franchise renewal ‘not a right, but a privilege’

Jan 02, 2020 - 11:03 AM

Palawan 1st District Representative Franz Alvarez once again says his committee will tackle the bills renewing ABS-CBN's franchise, which will expire in March

Cayetano’s charm offensive in House shields him from SEA Games backlash

Dec 29, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Once the least trusted among the bets for Speaker, Alan Peter Cayetano works double time to woo House members. His tactics seem to be paying off.

THE VICTOR. Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano addresses the House of Representatives for the first time on July 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

National budget may be signed in January 2020 – Cayetano

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:25 PM

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says that while the budget signing will be slightly behind schedule, projects will not be delayed

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, and other House leaders hold press conference on December 23, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

New ‘Terrace House’ cast member is a Filipino named Johnkimverlu Tupas

Dec 20, 2019 - 4:34 PM

He appears starting from the 26th episode of the current season

TERRACE HOUSE. Johnkimverlu Tupas, is the new cast member on the Japanese reality show. Screenshot from YouTube.com/terracehousecx

131 lawmakers call for resumption of peace talks

Dec 20, 2019 - 2:40 PM

The prospect of renewed peace talks seems bleak for now, as Duterte and communist leader Jose Maria Sison cannot agree on where to hold the negotiations

PEACE TALKS? Armed members of the New Peoples Army-Melito Glor Command gather on a clearing in the lower Sierra Madre mountains in Quezon Province, south of Manila, to celebrate the 50th year founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cayetano gives P150,000 Christmas bonus to each House employee

Dec 19, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Some congressional employees are reportedly ‘disgruntled’ because, after tax, they are taking home only P112,000 each

Lawmakers laud Ampatuan conviction: Long time coming

Dec 19, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives welcome the conviction of the principal accused in the worst case of election-related violence in the Philippines

Militant groups protest for justice during the Ampatuan promulgation outside Camp Bagong Diwa on December 19, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Benguet Representative Nestor Fongwan dies at 68

Dec 19, 2019 - 1:09 PM

(UPDATED) The congressman's remains will be brought to his home in Guadayan, Puguis, La Trinidad, says his son, Benguet Board Member Nestor 'Bobot' Fongwan Jr

Photo from House of Representatives website

Bill increasing pay for gov't workers starting 2020 now up for Duterte's signature

Dec 18, 2019 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) If passed into law, the House bill would also require government offices to grant employees a mid-year bonus equivalent to a month's basic salary as of May 15 of the given year

PAY HIKE. Elementary students listean to their teacher inside a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] Whatever happens to the Constitution, you and I share the blame

Dec 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Did the opposition oppose responsibly? Did the watchdogs watch intelligently? Did the voters care enough?

[OPINION] How millennials are helping informal settlers and the homeless

Dec 15, 2019 - 5:00 PM

It is precisely because we millennials are socially aware and innovative that we are needed in the public sector

Behind closed doors, lawmakers OK resolution amending Constitution

Dec 12, 2019 - 3:10 PM

The House committee on constitutional amendments discreetly approves a resolution easing restrictions on foreign investments and extending the terms of House members and LGU officials to 5 years

DISCREET VOTING. The House committee on constitutional amendments approves a resolution amending the Constitution behind close doors. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Congress passes P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020

Dec 11, 2019 - 4:10 PM

But Senator Panfilo Lacson accuses the House of allegedly inserting P16.345 billion worth of projects in the 2020 budget

Plenary Hall-The of House of Representatives approved the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bicam approves P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:55 AM

The Senate and the House of Representatives are expected to ratify the bicam report on the 2020 budget on Wednesday, December 11, during their respective sessions

BICAM. The Senate contingent, led by Senator Sonny Angara as the Senate finance chairman, signs the panel report on the bicam-approved P4.1-trillion 2020 budget. Photo from Office of Sherwin Gatchalian

House panel OKs P20 per kilo tax on single-use plastic bags starting 2020

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The proposed excise tax is expected to generate P4.8 billion on its first year of implementation to fund the government's solid waste management efforts

NEW TAX? Lawmakers want to impose a tax on single-use plastics in the Philippines. Photo by Shutterstock

Trump likely to face at least 3 articles of impeachment

Dec 06, 2019 - 10:43 AM

At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, 3 constitutional scholars called as witnesses by the Democrats outlined the possible articles of impeachment which Trump could face

US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida to officially launch his 2020 campaign on June 18, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Trump committed impeachable crimes, 3 scholars tell Congress

Dec 05, 2019 - 7:24 AM

But a fourth expert strongly dissents, saying there was 'woefully inadequate' evidence that Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors necessary for removal

(L-R)Prof. Noah Feldman, Prof. Pamela S. Karlan Prof. Michael Gerhardt, and Prof. Jonathan Turley take the oath during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the impeachment of US President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 4, 2019. The next phase of impeachment begins December 4, 2019 in the US Congress as lawmakers weigh charges against Donald Trump, after the high-stakes inquiry into the president detailed "overwhelming" evidence of abuse of power and obstruction. Four constitutional scholars will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in the first of a series of hearings to establish the gravity of Trump's alleged crimes.  Brendan Smialowski / AFP

House passes bills declaring waling-waling, balangay as national symbols

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Counterpart measures in the Senate, however, are yet to be filed

NEW NATIONAL SYMBOLS? Lawmakers are pushing for bills that would make the balangay and the waling-waling as national boat and orchid, respectively. Photos from Wikipedia

Francisco Datol Jr returns as Senior Citizens congressman

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The House allows Francisco Datol Jr to take his oath after the Comelec issues a certificate of proclamation to the Senior Citizens party-list group

THE RETURN. Francisco Datol Jr (2nd from R) takes his oath as Senior Citizens congressman on December 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House won't tackle ABS-CBN franchise renewal bill in 2019 anymore

Dec 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'We have more than enough time...to tackle it in January, February, dahil March pa naman 'yung expiration ng [ABS-CBN] franchise,' says House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano

U.S. House passes Uighur bill urging sanctions on Chinese officials

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:03 AM

The legislation adds to tensions between the two superpowers just as they are locked in negotiations to finalize a "phase one" deal to resolve their protracted trade war

REPRESSION. This photo taken on June 4, 2019 shows the Chinese flag flying over the Juma mosque in the restored old city area of Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

Trump on trial: the road to impeachment

Dec 04, 2019 - 8:22 AM

Here are the next steps of the process of impeaching US President Donald Trump:

DAMAGING. This photo of a computer screen shows a copy of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Report of The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report on December 3, 2019 in Washington,DC.  Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Lawmakers to consider drawing up Trump impeachment articles

Dec 04, 2019 - 7:32 AM

(UPDATED) The House Intelligence Committee report published Tuesday accuses US President Donald Trump of subverting national security as he pressured Ukraine for dirt on a Democratic election rival

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 03: The House Intelligence Committee's Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report was released December 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. The report says the committee's investigation 'uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election.' (Photo Illustration by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Bicam meetings on 2020 budget to push through despite Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 03, 2019 - 10:20 AM

House appropriations committee chair Isidro Ungab and Senate finance committee chair Juan Edgardo Angara will meet to settle contentious provisions of the House and Senate versions of the 2020 general appropriations bill

CLOSED DOOR MEETING. Senate committee on finance chair Juan Edgardo Angara and House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab will meet to discuss the proposed 2020 budget on December 3, 2019. Photo from Ungab's Facebook page

Bicam to ‘amicably resolve’ 2020 budget issues behind closed doors

Nov 29, 2019 - 1:30 PM

House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab and Senate committee on finance chair Juan Edgardo Angara will meet one-on-one to settle the conflicting provisions in the budget bill

BUDGET TALKS. The 18th Congress' bicameral conference committee on the proposed 2020 budget convenes on November 29, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Cayetano seeks COA special audit of SEA Games 2019

Nov 28, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Speaker and SEA Games organizing committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano maintains there's no conflict of interest in his dual roles

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano defends being both Phisgoc chair and leader of the House of Representatives at the same time. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Washington airspace alert sparks White House lockdown

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The North American Aerospace Defense Command deploys a US Coast Guard helicopter to investigate what appeared to be an unidentified aircraft nearing tightly controlled Washington airspace but found nothing

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Court says White House must comply with impeachment subpoenas

Nov 26, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Judge Ketanji Jackson says in the decision, 'No one, not even the head of the Executive branch, is above the law'

TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE. In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 US President Donald Trump updates the media on Hurricane Dorian preparedness from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Cayetano, House leaders ask Comelec to proclaim Duterte Youth, Senior Citizens

Nov 26, 2019 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon slams the House resolution, saying it 'encroaches' on the poll body's independence

PRESSURE ON COMELEC? House leaders file a resolution asking the Commission on Elections to proclaim two embattled party-list groups. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmaker seeks 'win-win' rate in regulating parking fees

Nov 25, 2019 - 2:07 PM

In the proposed bill that will regulate parking fees, parking facility operators will also be banned from waiving liability for loss or damage of property, and should thus provide and maintain security in parking spaces

REGULATED PARKING FEES. Establishments may soon be mandated to have a standardized parking fee of P40 for 8 hours. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler