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Defending its budget, DPWH says 18 contractors blacklisted

Aug 27, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Despite the controversies hounding the DPWH budget, most of the questions of lawmakers during the budget hearing involved parochial concerns of their districts

'NO PORK.' DPWH Secretary Mark Villar defends his agency's proposed P543-billion budget for 2020 before the House committee on appropriations. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House panel swiftly approves P673-million OVP budget for 2020

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:40 PM

An administration-allied legislator vows to further increase the budget of Vice President Leni Robredo's office 'in the proper time' to augment her anti-poverty projects

ANGAT BUHAY. Vice President Leni Robredo's flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay receives praises from a lawmaker during the budget hearing on August 27, 2019. File photo by Charlie Villegas/OVP

LIST: How the House justice panel voted on lowering criminal liability age

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:19 AM

(UPDATED) Only Agusan del Norte 1st District Representative Lawrence Fortun and Agri Representative Orestes Salon vote against the controversial bill

HOW THEY VOTED. The House committee on justice tackles the bill lowering the criminal liability age on January 21, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House kicks off probe into alleged budget anomalies under Diokno

Jan 02, 2019 - 8:56 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya and Minority Leader Danilo Suarez are expected to grill DPWH officials on January 3 over the supposed questionable billions in pesos worth of funds under the 2018 and 2019 budgets

HOT SEAT. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno answers lawmakers' questions over alleged budget anomalies during the question hour at the House plenary on December, 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[WATCH] Chatham House Prize 2018: The Committee to Protect Journalists

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:40 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists is awarded the 2018 Chatham House Prize in recognition of its efforts to defend the right of journalists to work without fear

House panel recommends charges vs cops over secret jail cell in Tondo

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The House committee on human rights says the living conditions of detainees inside the jail cell were 'beyond humane' and violated UN standards

IN THE DARK. Twelve allegedly illegally detained men and women are found in a 'hidden lock-up cell' in MPD Station 1 on April 27, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

LIVE: House ethics and privileges panel holds special meeting on Bertiz controversies

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Watch the special meeting on Wednesday, October 3

House ethics probe looms over lawmaker John Bertiz

Oct 01, 2018 - 1:15 PM

If no outside party files an ethics complaint against ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz, House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says lawmakers themselves will trigger the probe

ON THE HOT SEAT. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz is under fire over his recent controversial actions.

Andaya says Nograles to stay as appropriations panel chair

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:55 PM

After reports surfaced that Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles would be removed as committee chairman, House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says 'there is no reorganization'

Congressman Karlo Nograles on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, during hearing on the proposed P3.8-trillion budget for 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Karlo Nograles to be kicked out as appropriations panel chair

Sep 17, 2018 - 12:03 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Plenary deliberations for the proposed 2019 budget are delayed at the House following the looming change in the appropriations panel chairmanship

REPLACED. Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles will no longer chair the the House committee on appropriations. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Despite suspended hearings, Nograles vows timely 2019 budget

Aug 12, 2018 - 3:36 PM

'This is a temporary setback, but rest assured we will get the budget passed on time,' says House appropriations committee chair Karlo Nograles

2019 BUDGET ISSUES. Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles presides over an agency's budget briefing on August 9, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House panel recommends charges vs Imee Marcos over vehicle purchases

Jul 05, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The House committee on good governance says the purchase of the 110 Foton minicabs were done without public bidding and through cash advances

IMEE MARCOS. Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos during House hearing at the House committee on good government and public accountability on the alleged misuse of the P66.45 million in tobacco funds to purchase motor vehicles in Congress on Thursday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House panel to DOH: Fund vaccinated kids' profiling, not anti-dengue kits

May 16, 2018 - 3:45 PM

House appropriations committee chairperson Karlo Nograles says the Department of Health should prioritize the medical profiling of the children who got the risky Dengvaxia vaccine

ANTI-DENGUE KITS. These are samples of the anti-dengue kits the DOH plans to give to all children vaccinated with Dengvaxia. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House to probe Zamboanga City housing project

May 15, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Z3R project currently houses families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga siege

COLLAPSED. The footbridge in Barangay Mariki, Zamboanga City. Photos by Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato of the Zamboanga City government

‘Educate first’: Filipinos react to Baybayin as national writing system

Apr 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill seeking to make the pre-Hispanic script the Philippines' national writing system

LOOK: Zamboanga City footbridge collapses during officials’ inspection

Apr 26, 2018 - 11:40 PM

Mayor Beng Climaco appeals to the House of Representatives to probe the 'poor state' of NHA's housing project for families displaced by the 2013 Zamboanga City siege

Zamboanga footbridge. Credit to Kathy Wee Sit and Vic Larato/Zamboanga City government

House panel mulls declaring Boy Scouts of the Philippines as NGO

Apr 14, 2018 - 7:14 PM

A technical working group will consolidate 4 bills recognizing the Boy Scouts of the Philippines as an independent, voluntary, and autonomous organization

MEMORIAL. In this file photo, scouts commemorated in 2013 the 20 Boy Scouts and 4 scoutmasters who died in a plane crash in 1963. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

House summons Imee Marcos, Ilocos Norte officials to another probe

Mar 20, 2018 - 7:48 AM

This isn't the first time that the Ilocos Norte governor and former House member is summoned to a probe by the House committee on good government and public accountability

SUMMONED AGAIN. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos during House probe into the utilization of the tobacco excise tax and determination of the tangible benefits acquired by tobacco farmers of Ilocos Norte on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno impeachment, Mercado on frigates deal, UNCHR chief slams Duterte | Midday wRap

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:51 PM

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House reps question SC lawyer's faith, intentions at Sereno impeach hearing

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:04 AM

(UPDATED) Lawyer Jocelyn Fabian is questioned on her competence, and at times mocked for her Christian faith, during the continuation of the impeachment hearing vs Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Resource person Atty. Jocelyn Fabian Head of the Two technical working group of Supreme Court testifying before 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

Sereno camp: We expect an ‘intensified’ smear campaign in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 2:12 PM

'Sila na lang ang hindi nakakaalam na malapit na ma-impeach si CJ Sereno,' says complainant Larry Gadon

CALL TO ACTION. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno calls on constitutional bodies to maximize their mandate to protect human rights in the country amid the Duterte administration's drug war. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

The year of impeachments: 'Bastardization' or checks and balances?

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Is it impeachment overload at the House of Representatives?

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

Dec 11, 2017 - 12:08 PM

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DSWD eyes lifting moratorium on 4Ps application before Christmas

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Once the moratorium is lifted, around 48,000 additional families may be accepted into the anti-poverty program

MORATORIUM. The Department of Social Welfare and Development eyes to lift the moratorium on accepting new 4Ps beneficiaries before Christmas.

TIMELINE: Dengue immunization program for public school students

Nov 30, 2017 - 9:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here are the key moments in the controversial implementation of the dengue immunization program by the Department of Health

NOT SAFE. A boy reacts while receiving the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine at an elementary school in Marikina City on April 4, 2016. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC votes unanimously to allow justices to attend Sereno impeachment hearing

Nov 28, 2017 - 1:59 PM

(3rd UPDATE) At least 10 current and former Supreme Court justices, along with employees, are listed in the Gadon complaint as possible resource persons. SC Spokesman Theodore Te says they can testify on 'administrative matters'.

Sereno impeachment: Summary of the Chief Justice's earnings, expenses

Nov 26, 2017 - 7:05 PM

A lawmaker wants Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to present proof of her purchases, such as receipts

SALN ISSUE. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's spokesperson says that the chief magistrate has no non-disclosures to speak of as the House of Representatives hears her impeachment case.

Umali warns House committee can have CJ Sereno arrested

Nov 26, 2017 - 2:42 PM

Sereno's spokesperson asks House justice committee chairman Reynaldo Umali to respect the separation of powers

ARREST BY HOUSE? In this file photo, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks at the University of San Carlos Auditorium Talamban Campus in Cebu City on August 24, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Sereno camp: Gadon is using House to 'fish' for evidence

Nov 23, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Gadon says issuing subpoena to witnesses is the House's constitutional duty

Atty. Larry Gadon during the Continuation on the deliberation on the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

[OPINION] Gadon crumbles, will House fall with him?

Nov 23, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The chief complainant has showed his contempt for the House of Representatives and the country by filing a perjurious complaint

Can House subpoena justices to Sereno impeachment hearing?

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:30 PM

In 2012, the Supreme Court issued a resolution, saying justices cannot be compelled to testify in impeachment proceedings

Justice De Castro 'very much willing' to testify vs Sereno, says Larry Gadon

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon says his 'friend' is talking to Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro on his behalf

TESTIFY? Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo De Castro is "willing" to testify against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, according to complainant Larry Gadon.

Sereno lawyer: Expedite hearing, bring impeachment to Senate

Nov 22, 2017 - 2:14 PM

'We are willing to face them before the Senate where the rights of the chief justice will be protected,' says Alexander Poblador, lead counsel of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

SERENO TEAM. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's legal team attends the House committee on justice hearing on an impeachment case against her. Photo by Darren Langit

House panel: Sereno lawyers can't cross-examine in impeachment hearing

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:27 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno had earlier asked that her lawyers be allowed to questions the witnesses against her

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Alvarez: Sereno lawyers can't attend hearing if she isn't there

Nov 20, 2017 - 4:05 PM

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the lawyers of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will only be allowed to attend her impeachment hearing if she is present

ONLY SERENO. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says only Chief Justice Maria Lourdes herself – and not her lawyers – can appear before the House committee on justice. Rappler file photo

House justice committee invites Sereno to impeachment hearing

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno earlier asked the committee to allow her lawyers to cross-examine the complainant's witnesses

COMMITTEE HEARING. The House Justice committee will continues its deliberations on the impeachment complaint filed agaist Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

LIVE: House briefing on PUV modernization

Oct 19, 2017 - 1:02 AM

Watch the briefing live on Rappler on Thursday, October 19

Comelec Chairman Bautista to 'abide' by impeachment rules

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista says 'it is unfortunate' that the House of Representatives voted to impeach him

IMPEACHED OFFICIAL. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista is impeached by the House of Representatives hours after he announced his resignation on October 11, 2017. Photo by Baen Nabong/Rappler

House impeaches Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:08 PM

The House overturns the resolution of the committee on justice, which earlier junked the impeachment complaint

IMPEACHED. The House of Representatives votes to impeach Commission on Elections Andres Bautista hours after the latter announced his resignation from his post on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIVE: House discussion on proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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House panel formally junks Bautista impeachment complaint

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The committee report and resolution will now be forwarded to the House plenary

JUNKED COMPLAINT. The House committee on justice officially dismisses an impeachment complaint against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno team: 'Dangerous precedent' to bar cross-examination

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The House committee on justice is set to tackle the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday, October 5

JUSTICE COMMITTEE. The committee is set to meet again, this time to discuss if there is sufficient grounds to pursue the impeachment complaint. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Gadon claims Sereno's reply full of 'lies'

Sep 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Lawyer Larry Gadon, the complainant in the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, says she used 'lame logic' in her explanations

IMPEACHMENT. Larry Gadon, the complainant in the impeachment case vs Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Bill imposing curfew for children passes House panel

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:34 PM

The bill 'aims to ensure the safety and self-esteem of children, prevent them from being used to commit crime, and protect them from abuse and exploitation'

CHILDREN'S WELFARE. A bill that would impose a curfew on children for their safety passes the House panel's scrutiny. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

LIVE: House hearing on Anti-Hazing Law

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:11 AM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Tuesday, September 26

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

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Watch the hearing live on Rappler

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Sep 20, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Patricia Bautista 'disappointed but undeterred' by impeachment dismissal

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'I believe in the goodness, the goodwill, and the good sense of the Filipino people,' says the wife of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

'FIGHT CONTINUES.' Patricia Bautista, wife of Comelec chairman Andres Bautista. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

House panel junks Bautista impeachment complaint

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) The complainants fail to indicate they have personal knowledge of their allegations against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

IMPEACHMENT JUNKED. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista gets emotional during a press conference at the Comelec main office in Manila on August 7, 2017 regarding his marital dispute with his wife Patricia Cruz-Bautista. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler