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House resolution seeks to adopt 'restrictive' rules on media coverage

Sep 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) House committee on public information chairperson Ben Evardone says some of the provision will make it difficult for journalists to gain access to the House of Representatives

COVERING THE HOUSE. Lawmakers attend the session at the House of Representatives on December 13, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers told: Substandard materials used in post-Yolanda housing

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:45 PM

A House committee looks into the progress – or lack thereof – of housing projects for Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan survivors

SLOW PACE. Legislators visit a post-Yolanda housing site in Hernani, Eastern Samar. Photo courtesy of the House committee on housing and urban development

Lawmakers want state of calamity declared in Eastern Visayas

Jul 12, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Representatives Ben Evardone and Edgar Sarmiento make the call after the Leyte earthquake destroyed the region s main power source

STATE OF CALAMITY. A resident still shocked after the 6.5 magnitude earthquake damaged his house in Cabaonan, Ormoc City on July 6. Photo by Gelo Litonjua

House bill wants ATM skimmers jailed for life, fined up to P5 million

Jul 04, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The bill seeks to declare ATM skimming as a crime of economic sabotage

PENALIZING BANK FRAUD. One of the latest devices ATM skimmers are using to retrieve information from bank users. File photo by Rappler

Senate, House OK on final reading bills including casinos in AMLA

May 30, 2017 - 12:20 PM

UPDATED The two chambers of Congress are set to convene a bicameral conference committee to finalize the measure before President Rodrigo Duterte signs it into law

CASINOS UNDER AMLA. Tourist and casino players arrive at the grand opening of the City of Dreams mega-casino in Manila on February 2, 2015. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers inspect tourist spots, nautical highway

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Duterte allies in the House go on a nautical highway expedition as soon as Congress goes on break They don t bring along a colleague who would have provided some valuable insight

OUT AT SEA. Lawmakers pose for a photo while aboard a vessel during the Western and Eastern Nautical Highway Expedition. All photo from the House of Representatives

Lawmakers to 'inspect' tourist spots, RORO ships

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez denies the trip is a junket saying they will be working within the allowable budget for out of town committee hearings

'OVERSIGHT' FUNCTION. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will be leading House leaders on a RORO caravan around the country in the next 2 weeks. File photos by Rappler

Lawmakers condemn Davao blast, reaffirm support for Duterte

Sep 03, 2016 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED Congressmen call for continued public support for President Rodrigo Duterte who has declared a nationwide state of lawlessness but a few of their colleagues caution against the declaration

BLAST SITE. President Rodrigo Duterte visits the blast site that left 14 people dead and 60 injured in Davao City on September 3, 2016. Photo by Robinson Ninal/PPD

First to suffer Yolanda's wrath, among last to get relief

Nov 21, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Why bring relief to Capiz before worse hit Eastern Samar? The command center in Tacloban City was supposed to take care of Eastern Samar but that didn t happen

FLATTENED. Reports say that 100% of the structures in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, are damaged. Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command Facebook page

Use scrapped PDAF for disaster aid – solons

Nov 19, 2013 - 6:59 PM

Legislators have mixed reactions to the SC ruling: A boost for transparency a vindication of their crusade a sad day for their constituents

What about Eastern Samar?

Nov 14, 2013 - 7:01 PM

Massive relief ops have yet to reach this other province devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan despite promises from the national government

FLATTENED. Reports say that 100% of the structures in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, are damaged. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

At least 200 believed dead in Eastern Samar

Nov 09, 2013 - 8:21 PM

Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone says as of 8 pm Saturday most of the casualties were reported to be from the municipality of Hernani

Opposition solons: What triggered PNoy's speech?

Oct 30, 2013 - 10:03 PM

Lawmakers react to President Benigno Aquino III s surprise speech on national TV to defend a controversial government spending program

'FOCUS.' President Benigno Aquino III addresses the public on Wednesday, October 29. Malacanang photo

LP disowns mayor, mum on Drilon-Napoles link

Oct 15, 2013 - 1:14 AM

But government s news releases say Candaba Mayor Rene Maglanque was an ally Party statement fails to address allegations that PDAF scam mastermind was a campaign donor

PHOTO OP? Senate President Franklin Drilon with wife Mila (in yellow) and couple Jaime and Janet (in red) Napoles. Photo obtained by Rappler

Aquino ally wants to limit use of Malampaya fund

Oct 04, 2013 - 3:48 PM

Representative Ben Evardone says the fund should be used only for energy related programs and projects

LIMIT USE OF MALAMPAYA FUND. Eastern Samar Rep Ben Evardone files a measure seeking to limit use of the controversial fund to "energy-related" projects

House to realign PDAF to national agencies

Sep 10, 2013 - 6:45 PM

How to divide the P25 billion among which agencies – and what happens to congressmen s scholars and indigent patients – are details that have not been ironed out

UNA: LP lying about Mrs Binay

Mar 23, 2013 - 9:28 PM

UNA insists the Sandiganbayan lifted the hold departure order against the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay

Political mudslinging is in vogue

Feb 23, 2013 - 4:13 PM

Despite calls to raise the level of campaigning members of the 2 opposing coalitions are unable to resist the urge to go negative

Evardone on FOI: ‘Give up, surrender, white flag’

Jan 31, 2013 - 11:49 AM

FOI is dead says Rep Evardone

Expect Aquino in campaign sorties - LP

Jan 29, 2013 - 5:15 PM

LP stalwarts say Aquino will be very active in the senatorial campaign for the May elections

SCREENSHOT of the Team PNoy commercial

FOI reaches House plenary. But is it too late?

Jan 28, 2013 - 7:29 PM

Session suspended immediately after the FOI bill was sponsored

Finally, FOI moves to House plenary

Dec 11, 2012 - 5:38 PM

The Freedom of Information Act will now move to the plenary after the House committee on public information approved its report on the bill Tuesday

RESURRECTED. Seventeen members of the House committee on public information voted to adopt the consolidated Freedom of Information Act. Photo by Angela Casauay

Aquino urged to certify FOI bill as urgent

Dec 02, 2012 - 1:25 PM

But it s an unlikely move for President Aquino who did not include the bill in his priority list

Solons blame Wynn, say Naguiat a 'victim'

Feb 27, 2012 - 7:23 PM

The House committee on games defends the Pagcor chief and moves to ban Steve Wynn from investing here

Evardone, Ben

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM