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Enrile’s claims about Martial Law ‘revolting, insanely disgusting’ – lawmakers

Sep 21, 2018 - 6:49 PM

Opposition lawmakers slam ex-defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile for deliberately attempting to distort the truth about Martial Law

HISTORICAL REVISIONISM. Ex-defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile is interviewed by Bongbong Marcos, the son of the late dictator that Enrile once served. Screenshot from Bongbong's YouTube account

Robredo, LP want Piñol, NFA's Aquino fired over rice crisis

Sep 03, 2018 - 12:50 PM

To help address inflation and the rice shortage, Liberal Party stalwarts call for the passage of the Bawas Presyo bill, which would suspend the excise tax on fuel under the TRAIN law

LP ADDRESSES INFLATION. From L-R: Senators Francis Pangilinan and Bam Aquino, Vice President Leni Robredo, and Representatives Miro Quimbo and Kit Belmonte. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

PDEA chief insists magnetic lifters in Cavite contained shabu

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino tags as 'unfair' criticisms being hurled at him that he was wrong in announcing the magnetic lifters contained illegal drugs

DRUG CONTAINERS? PDEA agents secure 4 empty magnetic scrap lifters inside a warehouse in Cavite on August 10, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PDEA urged to recant statement magnetic lifters contain P6.8-B shabu

Aug 14, 2018 - 1:43 PM

But Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency deputy director Ruel Lasala said they still affirm the magnetic lifters were used to smuggle illegal drugs

HOT SEAT. PDEA deputy director Adrian Alvariño and deputy directors Ruel Lasala and Ismael Fajardo Jr face the House committee on dangerous drugs on August 14, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House to probe P6.8-billion shabu smuggled from China, Taiwan

Aug 13, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Opposition lawmakers Miro Quimbo and Gary Alejano slam the drug smuggling, calling it a 'big blow' to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign

Bureau of Customs commissioner Isidro Lapeña and PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino extract the alleged shabu worth P3.4 billion inside steel cases during a press conference at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) in Port Area, Manila on August 7, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House coup in 2008 not a precedent for Suarez minority, says Quimbo

Aug 09, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo says a House journal proves the minority leader during the 2008 coup did not vote for the winning candidate for speaker then

'GENUINE MINORITY'. Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo gestures as he questions the retention of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez as minority leader on July 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mocha federalism video, House minority dispute, EDSA driver-only car ban | Midday wRap

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:42 PM

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Trending: Suarez #FakeMinority

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Netizens have a field day after the House of Representatives finally declared Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez as Minority leader

Suarez remains minority leader, Duterte on Uson, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:35 PM

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No genuine House minority under Danilo Suarez, says Robredo

Aug 07, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she trusts Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo, her party mate at the Liberal Party, will lead his bloc to be the 'real opposition' in the House

AGAINST SUAREZ. Vice President Leni Robredo slams the retention of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez as House minority leader. File photo by OVP

2 Supreme Court cases loom over Suarez's minority leadership

Aug 07, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The blocs of ex-majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas and Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo plan to file separate cases questioning the minority leadership of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez

MINORITY LEADER. Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez gestures as he speaks at the plenary for the first time since being retained as the House minority Leader on August 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Plenary vote will 'most likely' resolve House minority row

Aug 06, 2018 - 8:15 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the 2017 Supreme Court ruling on the minority leadership states the SC 'cannot intervene in the procedural rules of the House'

MINORITY TALKS. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya talks to reporters about the ongoing battle for the minority bloc on August 6, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House power struggle, free UP tuition, Pope Francis | Midday wRap

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:01 PM

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Liberal Party lawmakers claim they're real House minority

Jul 25, 2018 - 5:05 PM

They say Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez can no longer be minority leader since he voted for new House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos admits she made the allegation against the Liberal Party and its chairman emeritus former president Benigno Aquino III out of mere suspicion

'SORRY.' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos flanked by her mother Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos and legal counsel Juan Ponce Enrile. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Being 'dilawan' in the Duterte-controlled House

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided

Higher excise tax on fuel to further burden poor – Quimbo

May 18, 2017 - 5:42 PM

A P3 increase in diesel prices may lead to a P0 52 increase in minimum fare in jeepneys mostly used by wage earners

FOR EVERY JUAN. House Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo talks about the tax reform program in a forum at Ateneo Graduate School of Business. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

If LP exodus continues, party loses Commission on Appointments seat

May 17, 2017 - 2:42 PM

With more LP lawmakers possibly jumping ship to PDP Laban it may soon lack the minimum 24 members required to maintain its slot in the CA

CRITICAL CA MEMBER. LP member and Occidental Mindoro Representative Josephine Ramirez Sato is one of the more feisty members of the Commission on Appointments. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


PDP-Laban welcomes 5 more ex-LP lawmakers

May 10, 2017 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED In defending their departure from LP Representatives Geraldine Roman and Alfred Vargas say there is overwhelming support for President Rodrigo Duterte in their respective districts

PARTY HOPPING. A total of 10 lawmakers, 5 formerly from the Liberal Party, jump ship to PDP-Laban on May 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Friday

LP House majority won’t support Duterte, Robredo impeachment

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:06 AM

2ND UPDATE Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says this common consensus was reached during a meeting of 15 LP House majority caucus members with their party chair Vice President Leni Robredo

Miro Quimbo. Rappler file photo

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, March 20-26, 2017

Mar 26, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hello Here s a round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

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Mar 21, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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Quimbo confident Alvarez will be prudent on impeachment complaint

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the House of Representatives should just focus on important legislation and not on the impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo

'CONFIDENT' OVER ALVAREZ. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo trusts Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will consider the greater interests of the House. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Impeachment complaints vs Duterte, Robredo 'doomed,' says LP leader

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says there are many smart lawmakers in the House who will refuse to be used in political infighting

LP LEADER. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the LP will fight for Vice President Leni Robredo should an impeachment complaint be filed against her. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alvarez urged to endorse impeachment complaint vs Robredo

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Marcos loyalists Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez the complainants accuse Vice President Leni Robredo of betraying public trust But LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo slams the complaint as baseless

IMPEACHMENT LOOMING? An impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo has been drafted by members of the Volunteers for Good Government. Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads

Mar 16, 2017 - 5:10 PM

LP secretary general Jose Christopher Belmonte says it is heartwarming that none of the party s lawmakers are willing to take the place of their ousted colleagues

NO LONGER A HOUSE LEADER. Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte loses his committee chairmanship after voting to the death penalty bill. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

4 death penalty votes that surprised us

Mar 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Some representatives voted contrary to their previous public statements or their party stand What made them change their mind?

SURPRISE VOTES? Several congressmen explain their votes on the death penalty bill.

DOF eyeing tax exemption for annual income below P250,000

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo says this proposal is already a great victory for tax reform advocates

TAX REFORM. The Department of Finance eyes to grant tax exemption to individuals earning P250,000 and below.

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo explains what it s like being member of the Liberal Party under a Duterte controlled House of Representatives After elections from close to a hundred members were reduced to 32

REALPOLITIK DECISION. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo recalls why the Liberal Party decided to stay in the House majority. File photos by Rappler

Quimbo doesn't see LP leaving House coalition

Jan 12, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the supposed plot against President Rodrigo Duterte is all hogwash

LP IN THE HOUSE. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo talks about how it is like being a Liberal Party member in the House, where most congressmen are allies of the President. Photo by Rappler

DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Jan 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says most of the members of the Duterte Cabinet support unitary taxation on cigarettes

UNITARY TAXATION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial opposes House Bill 4144 which proposes a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. Rappler screenshot

Quimbo: Political will in drug war should also be applied in taxation

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says taxation just like the war on drugs is an issue of corruption that the government is capable of addressing

PRO-TAX REFORM. Marikina City 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo appears in a Rappler Talk episode on January 11. Photo by Rappler

Imposing vanity tax 'discriminatory’ vs women – Quimbo

Jan 11, 2017 - 5:25 PM

House Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says excise tax is usually imposed on luxury items or those that pose health risks neither of which apply on beauty products and services

NO TO VANITY TAX. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo does not think the DOF should impose excise taxes on beauty products and services. Photo by Rappler

Rappler Talk: Miro Quimbo on tax reform

Jan 11, 2017 - 11:23 AM

What are the effects of the Duterte administration s tax reform programs? Marikina 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo explains

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near fistfight to the hours long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

All illustrations by Janina Malinis/Rappler

Trump victory to affect BPO industry, OFWs – PH lawmakers

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED Several congressmen say US President elect Donald Trump might take BPO jobs back to America as well as have illegal Filipino migrants deported

THE WINNER. Republican candidate Donald Trump is the new US president. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: The 12 Deputy Speakers of the 17th Congress

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:51 PM

The House leadership appoints 7 more deputy speakers as the 17th Congress prepares for a shift to federalism

House deputy speakers open to drug testing for lawmakers

Aug 08, 2016 - 8:00 PM

For now the House Majority Floor Leader says lawmakers or House employees who wish to undergo drug testing may do so on their own

OPEN TO DRUG TEST. Deputy House Speakers Eric Singson, Mercedes Alvarez, Fredenil Castro, and Miro Quimbo hold a press conference on August 8. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House has 'no jurisdiction' over mayor-turned-congressman on Duterte list

Aug 08, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo also says House leaders have yet to discuss their plans should the President accuse an incumbent lawmaker of involvement in drugs

DUTERTE'S LIST. President Rodrigo Duterte tagged Pangasinan 1st District Representative Boying Celeste as among the officials allegedly part of the drug trade.

House leaders: Marcos' burial will not wash away sins of martial law

Aug 08, 2016 - 4:40 PM

Kung akala ng mga tao ay nagbibigay ito ng katahimikan sa mga kasong dapat kaharapin ng mga Marcos nagkakamali sila says House Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo

LAW PREVAILS ON MARCOS BURIAL. Deputy House Speakers Eric Singson, Mercedes Alvarez, Fredenil Castro, and Miro Quimbo hold a press conference on August 8. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Quimbo wants to lower corporate income tax to 25%

Aug 04, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo also authors a measure seeking to adjust individual income tax to inflation

LOWER TAXES. Deputy House Speaker Miro Quimbo files bills seeking to lower personal income and corporate taxes. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Congress vows to 'work day and night' as Constituent Assembly

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:36 PM

The deputy speakers say the House of Representatives can its working hours so members can equally focus on legislation and amending the 1987 Constitution

'WE CAN DO IT.' Deputy House Speakers Raneo Abu, Miro Quimbo, and Fredenil Castro assure that the 17th Congress can handle convening as a Constituent Assembly. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Belmonte eyed to lead new House committee on West PH Sea

Aug 03, 2016 - 2:46 PM

House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas hopes former Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr s strong sense of nationalism will make him accept the job

Ex-Gloria Arroyo allies nab top posts in House

Jul 30, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The House Speaker Minority Floor Leader and a Deputy Speaker once held appointive positions when Gloria Arroyo was still president

THE ARROYO CONNECTION. Former president Gloria Arroyo previously gave government positions to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo, and House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez.

Belmonte drops bid for House minority leader

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Days before the start of the 17th Congress a majority of LP members in the Lower House are set to join PDP Laban s supermajority bloc

Outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr foregoes his bid for the minority leadership and now wants the Liberal Party to join the supermajority bloc. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Inside Balay: Who's who in the Roxas campaign

Mar 04, 2016 - 2:13 PM

It s a mix of family members former and current government officials and LP and coalition stalwarts

YELLOW CAMPAIGN. Who are Roxas' most trusted people in his 2016 run? Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

In Manila, Roxas supporters also cheer on Santiago during debate

Feb 21, 2016 - 10:32 PM

I think people will also find it funny because Miriam was really hitting most of the time Vice President Binay says the Liberal Party s Miro Quimbo

POLITICAL DYNASTY. Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Miriam Santiago discuss political dynasties during the 3rd round of the presidential debate on Sunday, February 21. Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

LP Senate sweep? ‘Unlikely,’ says campaign manager

Feb 09, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Still Marikina Representative Miro Quimbo hopes for a repeat of the 2013 senatorial polls where the ruling party’s bets won 10 out of 12 seats

Tax Incentives and Management Act now a law

Dec 10, 2015 - 8:44 AM

UPDATED The law aims to monitor and evaluate tax incentives granted by government to the private sector

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Integrity Summit 2015 held at the Rizal ballroom Shangrila Hotel in Makati City. (Wednesday Dec. 9, 2015). The Integrity Summit aims to recognize the private sector’s effort and commitment to develop a culture of integrity alongside the creation of strategic integrity alliances across all sectors,Themed "Investing in Integrity," the event enjoins all sectors to heed the urgent call to go beyond fighting corruption towards building systems for integrity and multi-sector circles of integrity. (Photo By Lauro Montellano Jr. /Malacañang Photo Bureau)