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PDP-Laban assures House members it's fighting for their choice committees

Aug 07, 2019 - 11:52 PM

Party leaders try to counter 'black propaganda' about supposed discontent among congressmen and congresswomen in dividing the spoils of the Speakership battle

GOING STRONG? PDP-Laban members in the House and the Senate does President Rodrigo Duterte's signature fist pump for the cameras on August 7, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Martial law extension needed for 'public safety' – Mindanao congressmen

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:18 PM

'If there are indeed abuses as what other sectors claim to, why are we, Mindanaons, still craving for the continued implementation of martial law?' asks Misamis Occidental 2nd District Representative Henry Oaminal

JOINT SESSION. The Senate and the House of Representatives voted in favor of a year-long extension of martial law in Mindanao on December 12, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

House to host 38th AIPA General Assembly

Apr 22, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Quirino Representative Dakila Cua says the House will be tasked to draft committee resolutions involving matters of common interest to member states including regional cooperation security and economics

ALONGSIDE THE ASEAN. The AIPA presidency was turned over to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez by 37th AIPA General Assembly president and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Winn Khaing of Myanmar.

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

Alvarez clarifies: Plunder still in current version of death penalty bill

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says there are more reasons now for plunder to remain listed under the controversial death penalty measure

PRO-DEATH PENALTY. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez wants the death penalty bill passed on 3rd and final reading by March. File photo by Rappler

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near fistfight to the hours long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

All illustrations by Janina Malinis/Rappler

A can of contradictions in Ronnie Dayan's testimony

Nov 27, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Lawmakers cast doubt on Ronnie Dayan s testimony which contains clear contradictions to what past witnesses claimed before the House committee on justice

THE WITNESS. Ronnie Dayan, Senator Leila de Lima's former security aide, lover, and alleged bagman, appears before the House committee on justice on November 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Congressmen justify drug war extension

Sep 19, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Barbers chairman of the committee on dangerous drugs says the campaign against illegal drugs should not be time bound

SUPERMAJORITY. Deputy Speaker Ferdinand Hernandez, Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Barbers, and Deputy Speaker Frederick Abueg defends President Rodrigo Duterte's request for a 6-month extension on the drug war. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

LOOK: The 12 Deputy Speakers of the 17th Congress

Aug 17, 2016 - 8:51 PM

The House leadership appoints 7 more deputy speakers as the 17th Congress prepares for a shift to federalism