Bebot Alvarez - updates

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[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Ang kahibangan ng 5 taong batas militar ni Alvarez

Jul 17, 2017 - 9:16 AM

Sawang-sawa na raw siya sa mga travel advisory na nagbababala sa mga nais tumapak sa Mindanao. Pero saang La La Land dadagsain ng turista ang isang lugar na nasa ilalim ng martial law?

#AnimatED: Gyera ng mga kerida

Apr 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ito ba’y bahagi ng nagbabagong hugis ng pulitika? Wala na silang pakundangan sa dangal ng institusyong kanilang kinakatawan?

Con-Con won’t guarantee election of 'right people' – Alvarez

Aug 02, 2016 - 11:38 AM

In defending the Constituent Assembly Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says all elections – even the polls for Constitutional Convention delegates – may be influenced by big businessmen and other vested interests

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

Pantaleon Alvarez, Duterte’s lieutenant at the House

Jul 30, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The man behind Rodrigo Duterte s rise to the presidency plans to leave a mark as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives

HOUSE SPEAKER. The challenge ahead for new House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is tremendous, but he is undaunted. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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.

Duterte wants Constituent Assembly to amend Constitution – Alvarez

Jul 28, 2016 - 4:50 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the Duterte administration wants to start the shift to a federal system after the 2019 midterm polls

CHANGE OF PLANS. President Rodrigo Duterte foregoes his earlier preference to call for a Constitutional Convention to switch to federalism. He now wants a Constituent Assembly composed of sitting lawmakers. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD

Federalism 'much deeper change' than war on drugs – analysts

Jul 26, 2016 - 10:09 AM

During his first State of the Nation Address President Rodrigo Duterte urges Filipinos to hurry up the federal system of government and to make sure a president with ceremonial powers is elected – even if it s not him

PITCH FOR FEDERALISM. Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address during the opening of the 17th Congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City, on July 25, 2016. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

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

Alvarez to PDP-Laban lawmakers: Bring back trust in Congress

Jul 22, 2016 - 8:02 PM

In the Pulse Asia survey released on April 4 the House of Representatives registered the lowest approval rating top government institutions

THE SPEAKER AND SENATE PRESIDENT. Presumptive House Speaker Bebot Alvarez and incoming Senate President Koko Pimentel, PDP-Laban stalwarts, are expected to take the reins at the 17th Congress. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Alvarez to probe drug use in Bilibid during De Lima's time

Jul 22, 2016 - 7:01 PM

The incoming House Speaker says this should be the subject of a congressional inquiry and not the rising number of drug suspects killed since the Duterte administration took over

IN AID OF LEGISLATION. Incoming House Speaker Bebot Alvarez to file a House resolution that would investigate the Department of Justice when it was still helmed by Senator Leila de Lima.

LP to seal coalition with PDP-Laban ‘by next week’ – Alvarez

Jul 13, 2016 - 6:36 PM

LP member Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the Liberal Party members will finalize their decision in a meeting on July 14

Incoming House Speaker Alvarez: No pork on my watch

Jul 12, 2016 - 8:06 PM

But every congressman may propose up to P50M worth of hard projects or infrastructure and P30M for soft projects like scholarships and livelihood assistance

NO PORK. Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Bebot Alvarez denies the return of the pork barrel in the 17th Congress. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alvarez: No need for probe into rising drug suspect killings

Jul 12, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Incoming House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez finds it futile for legislators to conduct an investigation because Congress does not have prosecutorial powers

'WHAT'S THE POINT?' Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Bebot Alvarez disagrees with the proposal for Congress to investigate the recent drug-related killings. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Alvarez to Pangilinan, Aquino: Bill seeks to rehabilitate child offenders

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Bebot Alvarez says House Bill No 2 seeks to prevent the exploitation of young Filipinos by criminal syndicates

CLARIFICATION. Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Bebot Alvarez defends his bill after Senators Francis Pangilinan and Bam Aquino issued warnings against it.

Congressmen want 9-year-old kids charged for crimes

Jul 06, 2016 - 4:24 PM

UPDATED Davao del Norte 1st district s Pantaleon Alvarez and Capiz 2nd district s Fredenil Castro file an accompanying bill seeking to restore the death penalty

YOUNGER CRIMINALS? Two lawmakers are pushing to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

How do you want to elect your Con-Con delegates?

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED There are 3 proposals filed with the House of Representatives calling for a constitutional convention to pave the way for federalism Each seeks a different number of seats and manner of electing delegates

Graphic by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

Alvarez files con-con bill for federalism

Jul 01, 2016 - 1:02 PM

UPDATED Davao del Norte First District Representative Bebot Alvarez who is expected to be the House Speaker is eyeing to set up a federalist form of government within President Rodrigo Duterte s term

FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS. Davao del Norte First District Representative Bebot Alvarez is pushing for federalism. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

Jun 21, 2016 - 5:47 PM

The outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives says waiving the bidding for transportation contracts is fine as long as all information are made public

LP LEADER. Outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said he might lead the members of the LP who will join the majority coalition if their members won't be asked to jump ship to PDP-Laban. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The National Unity Party is the latest political party to express support for President elect Rodrigo Duterte s PDP Laban

NEW ALLIES. The National Unity Party joins forces with the incoming ruling party, PDP-Laban. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Belmonte: 'Sizeable number of LP members still on my side'

May 31, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says the party leadership s preferred scenario is for the LP to remain intact even as some of its members coalesce with the new majority bloc in the House

HOUSE LEADER. House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte opens the 3rd regular session of the 16th congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Next Speaker? Pantaleon Alvarez and the ghost of NAIA 3

May 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The newly elected Davao del Norte representative is being eyed by PDP Laban Duterte s party as next House Speaker