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After junking franchise, House panel wants to probe ABS-CBN property, digital TV

Jul 10, 2020 - 8:56 PM

The House committee on legislative franchises also recommends an inquiry on the sale of Philippine Depositary Receipts by all industries required to be 100% Filipino-owned, including media

Employees and supporters of media giant ABS CBN tropped to the House of Representatives to protest the franchise renewal of the network on July 6, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappelr

Opposition lawmakers: Resist anti-terror law – the 'death warrant to human rights'

Jul 03, 2020 - 11:45 PM

'We will show them that in the face of repression, an awakened people will resist and fight back' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate

Thousands of brave the rain to protest the anti terrorism bill during the Grand Mañanita Independence Day rally inside the University of the Philippine campus in Diliman, QC on June 12, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Cayetano: Congress can amend or repeal anti-terror law if abuses happen

Jun 19, 2020 - 8:04 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano also appeals to the military to 'work together' with the government to ensure there will be 'zero abuses' should the anti-terror bill becomes law

SPEAKER'S VOTE? Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano gestures as he presides over the plenary session on September 9, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Enrile echoes ABS-CBN: Lopezes did not lose ownership during Martial Law takeover

Jun 17, 2020 - 5:33 PM

Martial Law implementer Juan Ponce Enrile tells lawmakers that though the Marcos regime took over ABS-CBN, the title of the facilities 'remained with the owners'

SEQUESTERING ABS-CBN. Former Martial Law chief implementer Juan Ponce Enrile joins the joint House committee hearing on ABS-CBN's franchise on June 17, 2020 through video conferencing app Zoom. Screenshot from Zoom

'Recovery, not repression': Groups hit passing of anti-terror bill

Jun 04, 2020 - 7:25 PM

Various groups across key sectors say the approval of the bill reflects government's misplaced priorities

Mindanao lawmakers: Anti-terror bill will further incite violence, not end terrorism

Jun 03, 2020 - 11:23 PM

'This law is not meant to combat terrorism. It is meant to give the state the power to tag whomever they please as a terrorist. Hindi pa ba tayo natuto?' says House Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman of Basilan

JUNK TERROR BILL. A protester raises a sign against the anti-terror law outside the University of the Philippines' Quezon Hall in Quezon City on June 3, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Draconian' anti-terror bill, feared to be used vs gov't critics, hurdles Congress

Jun 03, 2020 - 6:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The bill would allow the proposed Anti-Terror Council, which would be composed of top Cabinet officials, to order the arrest of people it deems to be terrorists

JUNK TERROR BILL. Groups from different sectors stage a protest caravan and noise barrage outside the gates of the House on June 3, 2020 demanding the scrapping of the anti-terrorism bill. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

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May 17, 2020 - 5:21 PM

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Two crises collide: The pandemic is a grave subplot in Metro Manila's housing horror story

May 09, 2020 - 8:05 AM

COVID-19 could have dire implications for the megacity’s housing crisis. With a government that's historically misfired in supplying homes to its poorest, is there any hope?

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

LOOK: Pancake House now serves Soufflé Pancakes

Feb 14, 2020 - 1:51 PM

Pancake House is jumping on the fluffy pancakes trend, and we're definitely not complaining!

After killings, bill for marshals and bodyguards for judges pushed

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:04 PM

'We cannot allow these brazen attacks on judges to go on without a forceful answer,' says Deputy Speaker and Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel

House down as Alaska stays in a rut

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:47 AM

Franko House admits he didn't play his 'best game' as Alaska remains at the bottom of the standings at 0-4

DETERMINED. Franko House vows to make the adjustments he needs to help Alaska win. Photo from PBA Images


New housing department wants P47.5-billion budget in 2020

Sep 24, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Senator Francis Tolentino proposes that housing funds under other agencies be consolidated under the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development instead

HIGHER BUDGET. DHSUD Secretary Eduardo del Rosario at the proposed 2020 budget of Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development and its attached agencies. September 24, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

At budget hearing, Lorenzana dares Makabayan bloc to condemn CPP-NPA

Aug 27, 2019 - 7:30 PM

In a face-off with the defense chief, leftist lawmakers denounce 'red-tagging' by the government and challenge him to show evidence of their alleged involvement with the New People’s Army

Why is PCSO supporting ‘partisan tool’ Malasakit Centers? – Lagman

Aug 23, 2019 - 1:28 PM

The House appropriations committee asks for PCSO's legal basis for supporting Malasakit Centers, a pet project of Senator Bong Go. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman says he has received complaints about Bicol Malasakit Centers.

Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go attended on Monday the launching of the Malasakit Center at the Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City, providing better access to cheap and quality healthcare among residents in dire need of government assistance. Photo courtesy of Senator Bong Go's Office

'Worse than prison': Abuses in Philippine youth homes

Jul 22, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Officially called 'Houses of Hope,' proponents in the Philippines say youth detention centers are places for reformation and education, but critics slam many of them as 'hellholes' where children are treated like caged animals

'HOUSES OF HOPE?' In this photo taken on May 21, 2019, minors being held at a juvenile detention center gather for roll call in Malolos town, Bulacan province, north of Manila. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

State houses meant for low-ranked cops, soldiers went to top brass – COA

Jul 05, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Over 1,400 high-ranking uniformed personnel take two housing units each. NHA tells COA this was upon the orders of the President.

HOUSING PROJECT. This housing project site in Pandi, Bulacan, is among the sites intended for the housing project of soldiers and cops, but which were occupied and eventually awarded to members of urban poor group Kadamay. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Century Properties sets P30 billion capex until 2021 amid expansion plans

Jun 28, 2019 - 5:26 PM

After its foray into the affordable housing sector, Century Properties Group gears up to also provide housing to the young workforce

Century Properties secures funding for affordable housing projects

Apr 15, 2019 - 7:50 PM

The company initially planned to get only P2 billion in funding but was met with 'significant interest,' raising P3 billion

New law creates Department of Housing and Urban Development

Feb 19, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The new department replaces the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board

On a personal initiative, Marawi City Majul Gandamra, his fami ly and friends donated 46 hectares of land for settlements, consisting of temporary shelters in Bo. Boganga. Photo by Ayunan G. Gunting-Al Hadj

House wants to create Philippine Space Agency

Dec 04, 2018 - 7:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) If passed into law, House Bill 8541 would create a national agency in charge of space science, engineering, and other related fields

SPACE PROGRAM. Lawmakers approve a bill seeking to create the Philippine Space Agency.

House approves draft federal constitution on 2nd reading

Dec 04, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Lawmakers give their nod to Resolution of Both Houses 15 after dedicating only 3 days of plenary sessions for debates

CHA-CHA. Lawmakers support shifting the Philippines to a federal system of government. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Andaya: De Vera 'abandoned' ABS through Marikina congressional bid

Nov 20, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Expelled ABS representative Eugene de Vera is running for Marikina 2nd District congressman in the 2019 polls

Majority Leader Rolando Andaya. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Minority leadership row triggers De Vera's removal from ABS party

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Ex-House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas defends ousted congressman Eugene de Vera, arguing that the latter's removal as House member is illegal

BATTLE FOR MINORITY. Expelled ABS Representative Eugene de Vera is questioning the post of House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez before the Supreme Court. File photos by Rappler

Robredo: Critics ‘too desperate’ to remove me

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also slams House committee on constitutional amendments chair Vicente Veloso for his defense of the proposed provision removing her in the line of succession

VP ANSWERS BACK. A Philippine flag is seen behind Vice President Leni Robredo as she delivers a speech on October 2, 2018. File photo by OVP

House aims to pass draft federal charter by early 2019

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has given the House committee on constitutional amendments marching orders to finish work on the proposed new charter 'on time'

CHA-CHA. Leyte 3rd District Representative Vicente Veloso chairs the House committee on constitutional amendments. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No set number of federal states under Arroyo’s draft constitution

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:57 PM

It leaves it with local government units to group themselves and petition Congress to turn them into autonomous states or regions

MORE POWER FOR CONGRESS. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (5th from R) and other lawmakers pose for the camera while doing President Rodrigo Duterte's signature fist pump. Photo from Facebook page of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

LOOK: Arroyo gives birthday cakes to House journalists

Sep 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Leyte 1st District Representative Yedda Romualdez sing 'Happy Birthday' to journalists covering the House and celebrating their birthdays

GREETINGS FORM GMA. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo stands beside House journalists who are celebrating their birthdays on July to September. Photo courtesy of Perfecto Camero

Arroyo to House panel: Stop deliberations on draft federal charter

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the House committee on constitutional amendments should focus on convincing the Senate to convene into a Constituent Assembly, which will then discuss the proposed constitution

CHA-CHA TALKS. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gives her marching orders to House constitutional amendments panel chairperson Vicente Veloso on August 7, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

The women behind the fall of Alvarez

Jul 27, 2018 - 3:09 PM

How did formidable forces of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Sara Duterte Carpio, and Imee Marcos topple Pantaleon Alvarez in the House of Representatives?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018, US President Donald Trump greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump and Abe agreed on May 28, 2018, that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program, the White House said. The US and Japanese leaders will meet ahead of a much anticipated summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un back on schedule for June 12 in Singapore just days after Trump announced he was canceling it.   / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

House OKs bill increasing allowed campaign expenses for candidates

May 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

House Bill No. 7295 also increases the maximum campaign expenditure that political parties and candidates without political parties may spend per voter

CANDIDATES' FLYERS. Campaign materials for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections are found along Roces Avenue in Quezon City on May 10, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

House OKs bill adopting military rank names for PNP

May 17, 2018 - 7:03 PM

House Bill 5236 seeks to quell public confusion on how cops should be addressed, says its principal author former police general Romeo Acop

NEW RANKS SOON? House approves House Bill 5236, which adopts military naming for police ranks

House OKs on 2nd reading bill to postpone barangay, SK elections

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:09 PM

During an all-member caucus, House members agree to pass the measure to move the barangay polls to October

HOUSE VOTE. The House of Representatives approves another measure to postpone the barangay elections. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Gary Alejano: Duterte can't do to ICC what he does to CHR, SC, Ombudsman

Feb 26, 2018 - 2:43 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration have no control over the International Criminal Court, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says

Changing the Constitution: What are being proposed so far

Feb 03, 2018 - 8:42 PM

We track the proposed revisions to the 1987 Constitution, based on draft constitutions and proposed changes by the House of Representatives

Cha-Cha without Senate 'pathetic, ridiculous' – senators

Jan 23, 2018 - 12:50 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alavarez is insisting that the House of Representatives can push through with amending the Charter even without the Senate's participation

STALEMATE? The House and Senate continued to be at odds over how they'll amend the Constitution. File photo of the House of Representatives plenary hall by Darren Langit/Rappler

Con-Ass pushing through with or without Senate – Alvarez

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez insists on his interpretation of the Constitution, even if it differs from that of his colleagues in the Senate and the framers of the 1987 Charter

PUSHING FOR CHACHA. Like his party mate President Rodrigo Duterte, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez supports a Constituent Assembly to pave the way for federalism. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Krisis ng tiwala sa Kongresong uukit ng Saligang Batas

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Magtitiwala ka bang isulat ng mga maginoong ito ang kinabukasan ng bayan at ng susunod na henerasyon?

Alvarez defends budget cuts for opposition lawmakers

Dec 21, 2017 - 11:46 AM

(UPDATED) The Speaker says funds have been reallocated for free college tuition and for the salary hikes for soldiers and policemen

BUDGET CUTS. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez defends the budget cuts for opposition lawmakers in 2018. Rappler file photo

Opposition congressmen get zero budget in 2018

Dec 20, 2017 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) House opposition leader Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says the move was done in the bicameral conference 'reportedly upon instructions of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez'

NO BUDGET. Opposition congressmen lead by Raul Daza (left) and Edcel Lagman (right) hold a press conference at the House of Representatives in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

1st package of tax reform bill now up for Duterte's signature

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:15 PM

If the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion bill is signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte, Filipinos will have higher take-home pay but will have to shell out more for fuel, cars, tobacco, and sugar-sweetened drinks

Some Kadamay members in Bulacan previously given NHA houses

Nov 27, 2017 - 2:25 PM

This makes the Kadamay members ineligible for another housing unit from the government

INELIGIBLE. At least 70 Kadamay members are ineligible to be awarded their houses in Pandi, Bulacan since they have previously received unit under another project by the National Housing Authority. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Long wait for new homes leaves some Kadamay members jobless

Nov 23, 2017 - 4:16 PM

Kadamay members who joined the Occupy Bulacan movement in March say they can't complete the requirements for job applications because their barangay won't issue them residence certificates

9 MONTHS. Kadamay members' ownership of the housing units they occupied in Pandi, Bulacan remains pending 9 months since they staged their movement. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

House okays mental health bill on 2nd reading

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:35 AM

The bill makes it illegal for people will mental health conditions to be placed in solitary confinement, and also covers drug dependents who surrender and turn out to be mentally ill

CHR budget betrays vindictive character of Congress

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Do we really think that this Congress with a subservient majority can craft a Charter, independent and intelligent enough without bowing down to outside interests or powers?

CONGRESS. The Congress Plenary Hall awaits legislators. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House approves bill postponing barangay, SK polls to May 2018

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The Senate's counterpart measure suggests a different date, October 2018

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Old and new voters troop to the Quezon City Hall to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler