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Rudy Fariñas, boss in the House

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The Ilocos Norte politician makes things work in a chamber of sometimes unruly lawmakers

IN HIS ELEMENT. As House Majority Leader, Rodolfo Fariñas has delivered the votes needed to pass the President's priority bills. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

VLOG: House panel rejects Duterte impeachment complaint

May 15, 2017 - 10:07 PM

Almost all the members of committee on justice present vote that the complaint is insufficient in form and substance

The House committee on justice hearing on May 15, 2017 on the impeachment of President Rodigo Duterte. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lascañas, Andanar, peace talks | Evening wRap

Feb 20, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

3rd lawmaker tagged in Duterte drug list – Speaker

Jan 25, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Two lawmakers are from Luzon and the other one is from Mindanao says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

NARCO LIST. Three lawmakers have been tagged in President Rodrigo Duterte's list of government officials involved in illegal drugs. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Fariñas teases 'ex yellow' Umali in front of LP stalwart Drilon

Dec 17, 2016 - 4:36 PM

Liberal Party stalwart Franklin Drilon says in jest: Oo iniwan na kami niyan eliciting laughter from some lawmakers nearby

LP NO MORE. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas teases Representative Rey Umali in front of Liberal Party stalwart, Senate President Franklin Drilon about his departure from LP.

Lawmakers pay last respects to ‘Iron Lady’

Sep 30, 2016 - 8:29 AM

Colleagues in Congress recall how the late senator Miriam Santiago has touched their lives

IN MEMORY. A wreath placed outside the wake of the late Senator Miriam Santiago. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Tiamzons, Duterte vs De Lima, Usain Bolt | 6PM wRap

Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Zak Yuson

House to probe drug use in Bilibid during De Lima’s time

Aug 19, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Some Duterte allies in the House want a congressional inquiry – in aid of legislation – into the drug use at the maximum security prison when Senator Leila de Lima was still justice secretary

UNDER SCRUTINY. Senator Leila De Lima holding a press conference at the Senate on August 18 after President Rodrigo Duterte's claimed that she had an affair with her driver allegedly linked to the drug trade. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

5 women lawmakers are new House deputy speakers

Aug 15, 2016 - 8:07 PM

The House of Representatives now has 10 deputy speakers

NEW DEPUTY SPEAKERS. The House of Representatives names 5 new deputy speakers on August 15. Photos of Albano and Garin courtesy of House of Representatives media, photo of Garcia from cebu.gov, photo of Cayetano by Rappler, photo of Arroyo by Rolex dela Peña/EPA

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.

Fariñas: Suspension of lawmaking for Con-Ass 'not fatal'

Aug 05, 2016 - 2:25 PM

You are talking about divorce you are talking about death penalty E paano kung sa bagong Constitution bawal pala ‘yun? Sayang lang ang ginawa mong batas says House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas

STOP PASSING BILLS? House Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas is in favor of temporarily stopping legislation for charter change. File photo by Rappler

House to appoint more deputy speakers to prepare for federalism

Aug 04, 2016 - 7:51 PM

The Lower House plans to increase its deputy speakers from 5 to 12 They will represent the regions should the Philippines become a federal state

PRO-FEDERALISM. The leadership at the House of Representatives is in favor of shifting to federalism, just like President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

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

Lawmakers warn vs abuse of power under Constituent Assembly

Jul 29, 2016 - 1:30 PM

A [Constituent] Assembly under a supermajority in both chambers of Congress is like having zombies to rewrite our Constitution says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin

FEDERALISM CHAMPION. In his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte urges Filipinos to have a federal parliamentary form of government. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD

Pantaleon Alvarez is new House Speaker

Jul 25, 2016 - 1:11 PM

4th UPDATE Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez clinches a landslide victory with 251 votes

NEW HOUSE SPEAKER. PDP-Laban stalwart and Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez is sworn in as House Speaker on July 25, 2016. Rappler screenshot

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

Bye, PDP-Laban: LP to join minority bloc in House

Jul 19, 2016 - 5:55 PM

The Liberal Party the former ruling party only has around 30 to 35 members left in the House of Representatives

Rudy Fariñas' son killed in motorcycle crash

Nov 15, 2015 - 2:21 PM

UPDATED The accident happened along Barangay 40 Buyon Bacarra Ilocos Norte The Ilocos Norte congressman was abroad during the accident

Fariñas to CA: Stop bypass, vote on Aquino Cabinet

Jun 04, 2014 - 4:17 PM

To my colleagues in Congress let’s show political will The delay in confirmation is happening because we allow it That violates the Constitution says the majority leader of the CA

'VOTE SOON.' Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Fariñas says he will soon move for a vote to confirm Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

VLOG: Ilocos Norte under the Marcoses

Feb 16, 2013 - 4:45 PM

The Marcoses are not doing poorly But expectations are higher for a province that got a lot from government

Trouble in Laoag: Fariñas vs Fariñas

Feb 16, 2013 - 10:41 AM

Politics pits cousins uncles nephews against each other

SPOTTED: Rudy Fariñas at Ateneo-UST basketball game

Jul 19, 2012 - 6:44 PM

Second CoronaTrial alum seen at an Ateneo UAAP basketball game

Fariñas salutes Lito Lapid

May 30, 2012 - 6:38 AM

Prosecutor Rodolfo Fariñas thanks Sen Lito Lapid for using his palusot speech to argue for Corona s conviction

The return of Rudy Fariñas

May 28, 2012 - 11:53 PM

They ve seen the worst of me now is the time to see the best of me says the once troubled Rudy Fariñas

Enrile: Impeachment not a criminal trial

Feb 23, 2012 - 5:21 PM

As such it need not hew to the stricter standards of criminal proceedings

Who's who at the Roman Romulo - Shalani Soledad wedding

Jan 22, 2012 - 5:30 PM

On the eve of the Chinese New Year Shalani Soledad will tie the knot with Roman Romulo

Roman Romulo and Shalani Soledad Wedding Jan 22,2012. Photos by Alvin Lao

Fariñas, Rudy

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM