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Arroyo: Others got bigger allocations in 2019 budget

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:07 PM

'I’m only upper middle class as far as the allocations are concerned,' says Speaker Gloria Arroyo on the pork barrel accusations against her

NOT PORK? Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo addresses the pork barrel accusations against her on December 11, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Peace deal gone wrong revives Marcos-Fariñas clash in Ilocos Norte

Dec 01, 2018 - 9:15 AM

(UPDATED) The decision of ex-Ilocos Norte governor Michael Marcos Keon to run against reelectionist Laoag Mayor Chevylle Fariñas becomes the deal breaker for family patriarch Rodolfo Fariñas

FAILED PEACE TALKS. Rudy Fariñas and Bongbong Marcos wanted to prevent a showdown between their families in 2019. File photos of Fariñas, Marcoses by Rappler, photo of Matthew Marcos Manotoc from his Facebook page

Rudy Fariñas runs for Ilocos Norte governor vs Marcos' grandson

Nov 29, 2018 - 9:54 PM

The former House majority leader will go head to head against the grandson of graft convict and Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos

THE RIVALRY HEATS UP. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rudy Fariñas is eyeing to become governor in 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

De Vera’s removal 'won't affect' SC case vs Suarez – Fariñas

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:00 AM

The bloc of ex-House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas is asking the Supreme Court to recognize their group as the legitimate minority bloc, with expelled ABS representative Eugene de Vera as minority leader

MINORITY ROW. Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez is facing two Supreme Court cases against his minority leadership. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Fariñas: House’s expulsion of De Vera ’mockery of our republicanism’

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:26 PM

Ex-House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas faces off with his successor, Rolando Andaya Jr, as he defends his ally, expelled ABS representative Eugene de Vera

DEFENDING DE VERA. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas gestures while speaking during the session on July 30, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/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

Fariñas, Alvarez deny ‘parking’ money for lawmakers in 2019 budget

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The denial comes after House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez tells reporters about an alleged 'parking' scheme in the proposed 2019 budget for favored lawmakers

NO 'PARKING'. Former House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas  makes a pledge during the assembly of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan on August 2, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Fariñas bloc takes Suarez minority leadership row to SC

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:48 AM

The bloc of ex-majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas argues that the current House leadership has committed 'grave abuse of discretion' by retaining Danilo Suarez as minority leader

MINORITY LEADER. Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez faces another Supreme Court case questioning his minority leadership. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

House Minority leader, Starbucks and Alibaba, Apple hits $1 trillion | Midday wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:02 PM

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Alvarez-Fariñas bloc elects De Vera as minority leader

Aug 02, 2018 - 6:20 PM

But two other blocs in the House of Representatives have their own minority leaders, and it's unclear who'll prevail

Rudy Fariñas, Arroyo meets economic managers, Facebook cleanup | Midday wRap

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

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Alvarez-Fariñas bloc to be 'very helpful' minority under Arroyo

Aug 01, 2018 - 8:50 AM

'Whatever is the success of the 17th Congress will be my success. Its failure will be my failure because 2/3 of the 17th Congress, I was the majority leader,' says Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas

'VERY HELPFUL MINORITY.' Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas gestures during the debates over the House minority on July 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘No grudges’ for Fariñas after Arroyo takeover in House

Jul 31, 2018 - 11:09 PM

'I know how politics is. Politics is the art of the possible. And if it’s possible, it means to meet the kindest and cruelest of persons,' says former House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas on the House coup

'NO GRUDGES.' Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas speaks at the plenary on July 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Fariñas received offer to abandon Alvarez before House coup

Jul 31, 2018 - 10:27 PM

Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas shares he told the coup plotters against his ally Pantaleon Alvarez: ‘No, I'm sorry. I’m loyal as a person. I am the Majority Leader of Speaker Alvarez. I will be Majority Leader to him only'

LOYAL TO ALVAREZ. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas speaks to reporters for the first time after the House coup that unseat his ally Pantaleon Alvarez as Speaker. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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Jul 31, 2018 - 2:01 PM

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Fariñas 'going to SC' if Suarez stays as House minority leader

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:55 PM

'This is no laughing matter,' says former House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas, as the minority bloc leadership remains in limbo

Congressman Rodolfo Farinas during Congress session on Monday, July 30, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Imee Marcos blocking Fariñas’ bid to retain House leadership

Jul 30, 2018 - 4:02 PM

His vicious conflict with Ilocos Norte's Governor Imee Marcos could cost Representative Rodolfo Farñas his position as House majority leader

CLASH. Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads the probe into the alleged misuse of tobacco funds under Governor Imee Marcos.

Only 76 lawmakers attend House majority caucus

Jul 23, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia says all majority lawmakers present are satisfied with how the House is being run

AFTER THE CAUCUS. Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia says 76 lawmakers attended the all-member caucus on Monday, July 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alvarez-Arroyo showdown, lawmakers in pre-SONA talks

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:34 AM

Several sources tell Rappler several lawmakers met over the weekend to secure numbers to oust Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

CAUCUS. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the all-member caucus on Monday, July 23. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Fariñas stands by constitutionality of draft Bangsamoro Organic Law

Jul 19, 2018 - 7:18 AM

House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas welcomes moves to challenge the bill before the Supreme Court

BICAM FINISHED. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas (2nd from L) and Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri (2nd from R) present the draft Bangsamoro Organic Law together with BTC chairperson Ghazali Jaafar (middle) and MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal (1st from R). Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

How heightened emotions, stress define bicam on proposed BBL

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:32 AM

(UPDATED) Tensions flare as lawmakers finalize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. It is expected to continue, especially as they try to break the impasse on the most crucial issues of territory and plebiscite.

BBL BICAMERAL. Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate on Monday met in a bicameral conference to reconcile their respective proposals, House Bill 6475 and Senate Bill 1717, on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas headed the House panel while Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri led the Senate panel. The House delegation is composed of Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sinsuat Sema, and Representatives Juan Pablo Bondoc, Arthur Defensor Jr., Johnny Ty Pimentel, Eugene Michael De Vera, Pedro Acharon Jr., Mauyag Papandayan Jr., Ruby Sahali, Rodolfo Albano III, Amihilda Sangcopan, Wilter Wee Palma II, Celso Lobregat, Mohammad Khalid Dimaporo, Abdullah Dimaporo, Romeo Acop, Seth Frederick Jalosjos, Shernee Abubakar Tan, and Rodante Marcoleta. The Senate panel includes Senators Sonny Angara, Aquilino Pimentel III, Sherwin Gatchalian, Joel Villanueva, Francis Escudero, Franklin Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Loren Legarda, and Francis Pangilinan. Senate President Vicente Sotto III was also present for the deliberations. (P Camero/CMB Engracia)

Final version of BBL must pass ‘test of constitutionality,’ say bicam members

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law's constitutional issues must be resolved to avoid a scenario where the Supreme Court will later deem it unconstitutional

BICAM BEGINS. The bicameral conference committee members begin their week-long meetings on the proposed BBL. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Sereno: House leaders held Judiciary budget 'hostage' for my ouster

Jun 19, 2018 - 9:55 PM

'The House leadership was going to hold hostage the Judiciary’s budget unless the SC cooperated fully with its plan to remove me,' says Maria Lourdes Sereno

CONSPIRACY? Ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks at UP Diliman. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

House: Impeachment case vs Sereno 'moot and academic'

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez urges the public to respect the decision of the Supreme Court to oust with finality former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

THE PLENARY. The House of Representatives is expected to render as moot and academic the pending impeachment complaint against ousted SC chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Laoag Vice Mayor Michael Fariñas buried

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:09 PM

House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas led the pall bearers in bringing his nephew's remains to the Maharlika Memorial Gardens in Laoag City

BURIAL. The vehicle bearing the casket of Laoag Vice Mayor Michael V. Fariñas passes through the city streets on June 15, 2018. Rappler photo

Bicam members: Who will finalize the Bangsamoro law?

May 31, 2018 - 7:00 AM

28 senators and representatives are chosen to reconcile conflicting provisions in the bills separately passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives

APPROVED. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and fellow Mindanao lawmakers celebrate after passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Photo from the House of Representatives

Duterte on BBL, Inquirer and Mon Tulfo, Cayetano lectures DFA personnel | Midday wRap

May 29, 2018 - 12:02 PM

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Malacañang on Calida, Land Management Bureau fire, Sung Kim on U.S.-North Korea summit | Evening wRap

May 28, 2018 - 10:06 PM

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Congress leaders to meet with Duterte over struggle in BBL compromise

May 28, 2018 - 2:45 PM

If all goes well during the meeting with the President, the House leadership will bring the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to the plenary for 2nd and 3rd reading approval on Tuesday, May 29

NO COMPROMISE YET. House leaders meet with the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and government officials to discuss amendments to the BBL on May 22, 2018. File photo from House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

House to Duterte: Certify BBL as urgent to meet June 2 deadline

May 24, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Like senators, the House leadership hopes to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law before Congress adjourns sine die on June 2

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte does the peace sign as he poses for a photo with members of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels during the turnover ceremony of the new proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on July 17, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

House to await resolution of Sereno motion for reconsideration before plenary vote

May 11, 2018 - 5:46 PM

'Out of respect to a co-equal [branch] that has ruled that it has jurisdiction over the matter of the legality of the appointment of respondent Sereno, the House of Representatives should wait for the resolution of the motion for reconsideration, if one is filed,' says House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

WAITING HOUSE. The articles of impeachment against Maria Lourdes Sereno, whom the SC ousted as chief justice on May 11, 2018, is still pending at the House of Representatives. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Umali, Fariñas: Sereno impeachment different from Corona trial

Mar 08, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Unlike the Corona impeachment, the Sereno impeachment went through the scrutiny of the House committee on justice

TALE OF TWO IMPEACHMENTS. Representatives Reynaldo Umali (center) and Rodolfo Fariñas (in white) during the justice committee's hearing on March 8, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CA confirms Alvarez, 6 other Duterte allies as colonels in AFP reserve corps

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'These are the best and brightest that the august chamber can offer the Philippines,' says Commission on Appointments vice chair and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora

Deliberation on the ad interim appointments and nominations of Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Senate on March 7, 2018. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Fariñas on Sereno cases: SC decision first before House vote

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:40 PM

'I would rather wait [for the Supreme Court to make a decision] because it's not like [they will sit on it]. This will be of utmost importance to the Supreme Court that will be resolved in a month's time'

RULES CHAIRMAN. House Majority leader Rodolfo Farinas attends a ajustice committee hearing to tackle the impeachment complaint filed against the Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Is Duterte a dictator? Here's what allies, enemies say

Feb 09, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Allies say either he isn't one or argue that there's nothing wrong with his style of leadership. Critics meanwhile point out the President has only made explicit the obvious.

DICTATOR? President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) Governing Council Commemorative Session and Concert Program at the Malacañang Palace on October 25, 2017. Malacañang Photo

SC orders government to answer petition vs tax reform law

Jan 23, 2018 - 3:14 PM

(UPDATED) The House Makabayan bloc says the law is invalid because the ratification that occurred at the Lower House violated rules

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos led supporters gather infront of the Supreme Court on October 17, 2016 for a mass and to call for the immediate burial of former President Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Con-Ass railroaded? ‘Unfair, unfounded’ – Fariñas

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:03 PM

The House Majority Leader says more than enough time was given for members of the House to deliberate on the proposal

CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY. The House committee on justice as resumes its probe into the proliferation of drugs in the New Bilibid Prison on October 10, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sereno’s land cruiser can be graft violation – lawmaker

Jan 17, 2018 - 2:01 PM

Sereno’s spokesperson claims the Chief Justice never specified the brand vehicle, and that she is not the first to have a vehicle preference

Witnesses Atty. Thelma Bahia Deputy Court Administrator (left), Atty. Corazon Ferrer-Flores (center) Deputy Clerk of Court-Fiscal Management and Budget Office, Atty. Ma. Carina Cunanan (right) Procurement Head and Asst. Chief Administrative Services of Supreme Court take their oath before testifying at the House of Representatives during hearing on Determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno o Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

December 8 now officially non-working holiday in the Philippines

Dec 29, 2017 - 2:31 PM

President Duterte signs the new law declaring the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary a non-working holiday in the country

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SC Justices in impeachment hearing, Fariñas on martial law, China Telecom | Midday wRap

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:08 PM

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Before foreign legislators, Fariñas defends Duterte's drug war

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:39 PM

'[Duterte] continues to enjoy not only the support of the political leaders of the Philippines but the entire Filipino nation,' says Rodolfo Fariñas, House Majority Floor Leader

DRUG WAR DEFENDER. Rodolfo Fariñas, one of Duterte’s key allies in the House, defends the President and the drug war before a gathering of legislators from all over the world. Photo courtesy of Representative Rodolfo Fariñas

De Castro testimony exposes division in the Supreme Court

Nov 29, 2017 - 1:36 PM

House members get touchy when De Castro is asked how she felt when Sereno was chosen over her to become Chief Justice

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

House vows to pass BBL by March 2018

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:50 PM

There might be no need for Congress to hold a special session, as far as House leaders are concerned

HOUSE LEADERS. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas during the deliberation on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. Photo courtesy of the House of Representatives

Alvarez on revolutionary gov't: Duterte has people's mandate

Nov 28, 2017 - 3:10 PM

'What can we do? It's not like we can say no,' says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in jest

KEEPING THEIR HEADS IN THE GAME. House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez exchanges ideas with Majority Floor Leader Rep. Rodolfo C. Fariñas and Justice Committee Chairman Rep. Reynaldo V. Umali during the deliberation on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. Alvarez and Fariñas also took time to meet the press on the sidelines of the committee hearing. Earlier, Speaker Alvarez and MFL Fariñas attended the Committee on Appropriations hearing to give a push to House Joint Resolution No. 18 authorizing the increase in the base pay of military and uniformed personnel which they filed together with Minority Leader Rep. Danilo Suarez and Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles. (DP/PC)

Fariñas: House can't compel Sereno to face impeachment panel

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:19 PM

(UPDATED) The House justice committee is still discussing an impeachment complaint filed against the Chief Justice

'IMPEACHMENT COMMITTEE.' House Leader Rodolfo Fariñas tells the committee they can't compel Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to attend its hearings on the impeachment case against her. Photo by Darrel Langit/Rappler

Pimentel: No party decision yet on Uson, Roque as PDP-Laban bets

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, president of the ruling party, says Mocha Uson and Harry Roque for now are just nominees of PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez

NO DECISION YET. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III clarifies that PDP-Laban has no decision yet on whether Malacañang officials Mocha Uson and Harry Roque will be part of the party's 2019 senatorial slate. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Pimentel bares initial 6 PDP-Laban Senate bets for 2019

Oct 06, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will likely be the national campaign manager of the slate, under the battle cry '12-0,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

Fariñas scolds PSPG for 'lecturing' House over legislative police

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:23 PM

The police general immediately apologizes, and later admits to media that he committed lapses in producing the position paper

LEGISLATIVE POLICE. Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas pushes for the creation of a police force that reports directly to Congress. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

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