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'Death is the only language these criminals and big-time syndicates understand,' says House committee on dangerous drugs chairperson Robert Ace Barbers
(UPDATED) More questions were uncovered by the Senate blue ribbon committee in the P6.8-billion shabu probe. The House committee on dangerous drugs and committee on good government now faces the pressure to answer them.
Lawmakers are hoping Congress leaders will assert the independence of the legislative branch in the issue of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the report will aid lawmakers in crafting better laws that would punish rice hoarders and price manipulators
(UPDATED) Akbayan points out that President Rodrigo Duterte made public the proclamation ordering Senator Trillanes' arrest 'while he's in a junket trip to Israel'
The Office of the Vice President's proposed budget for 2019 is P96 million less than in 2018, which Leni Robredo says would affect her anti-poverty program
Senator Panfilo Lacson questions the apparent change of heart of the House of Representatives, following the assumption of House Speaker Gloria Arroyo
While senators are united against having a reenacted budget next year, it is not enough, as House approval is needed
'It looks like it's the minority who is in power in Congress,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque as he expresses Malacañang's displeasure over the House's suspension of budget hearings
Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges president Tirso Ronquillo says the proposal may negate the K-12 program
'This is a professor-to-professor discussion on the economy, especially to address the inflation,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the start of the meeting
The work is cut out for the lawmakers forming the bicameral conference committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law, with its House and Senate versions proposing conflicting amendments
(UPDATED) In two years, President Rodrigo Duterte has convened the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council only 4 times
A blog falsely translates Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin's Filipino quote concerning his party mate Senator Risa Hontiveros
(UPDATED) 'Isang malaking kalokohan para sabihin pa natin na mas mura lahat ng bagay kapag ikaw ay nakatira sa probinsiya,' says Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago
Like senators, the House leadership hopes to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law before Congress adjourns sine die on June 2
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says this follows the timeline of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, chair of the Senate subcommittee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law
House Bill 7303 is the farthest that any proposal to introduce divorce has made it in the lower chamber
Senator Panfilo Lacson, author of Senate Bill 1738, says at present there are 33 different ID cards issued by various government agencies, which lead to 'duplication of efforts and uncoordinated identity approaches'
The chairman of the House justice committee says there's more than enough evidence to convict Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
This is the farthest a divorce law proposal has gone in the legislative process
'There are no strings to his volunteering his services,' says House justice committee chair Reynaldo Umali
Unlike the Corona impeachment, the Sereno impeachment went through the scrutiny of the House committee on justice
38 members of the House committee on justice deem there is probable cause in the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, while 2 members dissent
After months of deliberations, the House justice committee decides there's probable cause to impeach Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
How will the House committee on justice tackle probable cause in the complaint?
All will be watching SC justices, especially the group known to be constitutionalists, and how they will act on this very crucial episode in the judiciary's history
(UPDATED) BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa estimates that Sereno apparently failed to pay the bureau around P2 million, including interest and surcharges. Her camp says she paid P8.67 million for income earned from Piatco from 2004-2009.
Mendoza’s appointment is the topic of discussion of the House justice committee on Tuesday morning, as one of the last grounds in lawyer Larry Gadon’s impeachment complaint
After 5 months, the House impeachment committee is finally set to finish deliberations on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
Lawmaker Edcel Lagman is among those who argue that divorce is needed in the Philippines
They say Maria Lourdes Sereno was included in the shortlist for Chief Justice even if she failed to submit her SALNs, documents that are required of all government officials
There is no way Speaker Alvarez can get a new constitution approved in a plebiscite at the time of the May 14 barangay elections
UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says nutrition is 'not yet' a priority of the current administration, but 'there seems to be an increasing interest'
House Speaker Pantaleon Alavarez is insisting that the House of Representatives can push through with amending the Charter even without the Senate's participation
This isn't the first time the Speaker has criticized the Senate, which he has called 'mabagal na kapulungan (the slow chamber)'
Watch live on Rappler as the Senate and the House of Representatives convene in a joint session to decide on President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says this would give the ruling party time to screen candidates for the 2019 midterm elections
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III hopes the new tax reform package can be implemented by January 1, 2018
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?
The Civil Service Commission s proposed 2018 budget is at P1 5 billion slightly higher than its 2017 budget of P1 4 billion
We must change this perception by convincing the public and encouraging our employees to help reform the agency We need these players to do that says the embattled Customs commissioner
3rd UPDATE Lawmakers vote 261 18 to approve President Rodrigo Duterte s request to extend martial law in Mindanao
On World Population Day experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines
Watch highlights of the hearing on Rappler
On Tuesday March 7 the representatives present at the plenary session will be given 8 minutes each to explain their votes on HB 4727 Follow live updates here
130 congressmen want the Philippine government and communists to return to the negotiating table
An election lawyer says Roque could only be removed either via expulsion with a two thirds vote of all House members or through a ruling by the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal