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CA confirms army reservist Colonel Sara Duterte

Mar 11, 2020 - 4:56 PM

The Commission on Appointments also confirms 21 senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines led by Navy chief Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo

CONFIRMED. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and senior AFP officials post for a photo at the Senate session hall. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Sara Duterte's party to Cayetano: Ungab ouster ‘an insult to the President’

Mar 04, 2020 - 9:12 PM

But Hugpong ng Pagbabago says it 'does not want to spar with Cayetano' but merely wants to 'sit and watch his show' in the House where the Speaker is crying coup d'etat

DUTERTE AND CHILDREN. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte flank their father, President Rodrigo Duterte, before the latter's 3rd State of the Nation Address in July 2018. Presidential Photo

Hugpong ng Pagbabago: Ungab's ouster in House 'grossly unacceptable'

Mar 03, 2020 - 10:44 AM

The regional party led by Mayor Sara Duterte lauds Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab for 'being a good soldier of President Rodrigo Duterte and for doing his job with pride and principle'

CLOSE ALLIES. Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab poses with presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Photo from Ungab's Facebook page

Cayetano: Ungab, Leachon ousted because 'they're more interested in intrigues'

Mar 02, 2020 - 11:23 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says issues with his 'working relationship' with Representatives Isidro Ungab and Salvador Leachon are the reason they lost their House posts

CHAIR NO MORE. Then-House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab defends the proposed P4.1-trillion budget for 2020 during plenary session on September 10, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ungab, Leachon stripped of key House posts amid coup rumors

Mar 02, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Davao City congressman Isidro Ungab and Oriental Mindoro congressman Salvador Leachon are booted out of key posts after drawing the ire of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his loyal allies

BOOTED OUT. Davao City 3rd District Representative Isidro Ungab (L) and Oriental Mindoro 1st District Representative Salvador Leachon. Photos from

Bicam meetings on 2020 budget to push through despite Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 03, 2019 - 10:20 AM

House appropriations committee chair Isidro Ungab and Senate finance committee chair Juan Edgardo Angara will meet to settle contentious provisions of the House and Senate versions of the 2020 general appropriations bill

CLOSED DOOR MEETING. Senate committee on finance chair Juan Edgardo Angara and House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab will meet to discuss the proposed 2020 budget on December 3, 2019. Photo from Ungab's Facebook page

House turns resolution extending 2019 budget validity into bill

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:01 PM

House committee on appropriations is doing this in response to a Supreme Court ruling that a mere resolution cannot change the law, like the 2019 General Appropriations Act

House says possible to pass 2020 budget by September 20

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:41 PM

(UPDATED) This comes a day after President Duterte certifies the bill as urgent and it is revealed lawmakers will get P100 million each for their pet projects

House kicks off plenary debates on 2020 budget

Sep 10, 2019 - 7:25 PM

The House plenary deliberations are expected to run until September 20

BUDGET DEBATES. The proposed 2020 budget has reached the House plenary on September 10, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lawmakers want to reinstate in 2020 budget P90-B district allocations

Sep 09, 2019 - 6:14 PM

House appropriations chair Isidro Ungab says the congressmen want to 'reallocate' the billions of infra funds for their respective districts. These are the same funds which caused this year's budget crisis.

BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS. House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab speaks to reporters on September 9, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

All is well? Cayetano berates Ungab over 2020 budget row

Sep 02, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano unsurprisingly takes the side of his ally and Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte instead

SORTED OUT? House committee on appropriations chair Isidro Ungab (2nd from L) stands awkwardly with other House leaders after their meeting on September 2, 2019. Photo courtesy of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano's office

House leaders say issues after withdrawal of 2020 budget already ‘sorted out’

Sep 02, 2019 - 8:52 PM

(UPDATED) Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano calls for a meeting among House leaders to resolve the clash between Representatives Isidro Ungab and Luis Raymund Villafuerte

'SORTED OUT.' (From L-R) Senior Deputy Majority Leader Boying Remulla, House appropriations panel chair Isidro Ungab, Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, appropriations panel vice chairperson Elenita Ermita Buhain, Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte, and Deputy Speaker Neptali Gonzales II. Photo courtesy of Cayetano's office

Ungab to Villafuerte: Bill withdrawal to 'definitely derail' 2020 budget passage

Sep 02, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Two factions of Duterte allies in the House of Representatives are now clashing over the proposed 2020 budget

CLASH OF DUTERTE ALLIES. House committee on appropriations chairperson Isidro Ungab opposes Deputy Speaker LRay Villafuerte's withdrawal of the 2020 budget bill from the plenary. Photo from Ungab's Facebook page

Smells like pork? ‘Premature’ 2020 budget bill withdrawn in House plenary

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:50 AM

Deputy Minority Leader Carlos Zarate warns the withdrawal 'smells like the greasy patronage pork is being put into the oven'

BUDGET ISSUES. A top official in the House confirms withdrawing the 2020 budget bill from the plenary last week. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

EXPLAINER: The Philippines’ next House Speaker

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:58 PM

Will Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Cayetano get the support of a House that isn't too fond of him? Will Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco get to serve for 21 months, as promised him?

Hugpong endorses Davao City's Isidro Ungab for House Speaker

Jul 03, 2019 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) So far, 6 congressmen are vying to be Speaker of the House in the 18th Congress

ASPIRANT. File photo of Isidro Ungab. From his Facebook account

Briones to Duterte: Form economic team ASAP

May 19, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Former national treasurer Leonor Briones also calls on president elect Rodrigo Duterte to discuss the details of his economic agenda for further public scrutiny and dialogue

CANDIDATE WATCH. Former national treasurer and Social Watch lead convenor Leonor Briones asks how presidential bets will fund their programs. Photo by Social Watch

House approves bill increasing gov't pay

Dec 10, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The proposed measure aims to increase the base pay of public sector employees by 45 after 4 tranches

SSL 4. The measure is expected to be implemented by January 1, 2016.

Bicam OKs P3-T budget for 2016

Dec 09, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Congress leaders expect President Benigno Aquino III to sign the proposed 2016 budget before Christmas

BIGGEST BUDGET. The proposed 3-Trillion national budget for 2016 is the largest budget proposal submitted to Congress.

Roxas on Ungab's rumored move to Duterte camp: I understand

Dec 07, 2015 - 8:54 PM

Liberal Party stalwart and Davao City lawmaker Isidro Ungab is reportedly jumping ship

House committees approve Bangsamoro tax, funding

May 26, 2015 - 10:04 PM

The proposed Bangsamoro parliament is expected to get P36 8 billion in its first year The bill moves to the House of Representatives plenary for approval

APPROVED. The House committee on ways and means discusses the proposed Bangsamoro basic law. Photo by Rappler

Senate approves P2.6T budget for 2015

Nov 26, 2014 - 7:36 PM

The budget bill now proceeds to the bicameral conference committee to reconcile the versions of the Senate and the House of Representatives

PASSED ON 3RD READING: Senator Francis Escudero meets own deadline to pass P2.6T budget for 2015. Senate file photo

Errata for 2015 budget 'only' P4.7B – Ungab

Oct 28, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Bayan Muna corrects itself about the supposed P423 billion inserted in the DILG budget but questions why special allocations for local governments are under the agency s budget

AMENDMENTS OR INSERTIONS. Proposed changes to the 2015 budget faces scrutiny. File photo by Rappler

DBM withdraws errata for 2015 budget

Oct 02, 2014 - 6:55 PM

Party list lawmakers have suspected that the errata submitted by the budget department could be midnight insertions in what they call an election budget

'Tinio breached Congress protocol, trust in impeach meeting'

Aug 12, 2014 - 9:15 PM

Lawmakers say ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio recorded and released details of an August 4 executive session with the CHED chairman that was supposed to be off the record and confidential

A year of sin tax: More work ahead

Dec 21, 2013 - 10:41 PM

Even with an increase in excise taxes since the sin tax law was enacted the country s cigarette and tobacco prices are still among the lowest in the world

Congress divided on making bicam budget meetings public

Dec 06, 2013 - 12:14 PM

The House of Representatives is open to televising and livestreaming the bicam meetings on the 2014 budget Senate leaders seem divided on the matter

House, Senate bolster calamity budget

Dec 03, 2013 - 8:52 PM

The House approves the supplemental budget from P14 6 B unused PDAF while both chambers pass the bill extending the validity of the P12 B savings

CALAMITY FUND. The House of Representatives on Tuesday, December 3, approved the P14.6 supplemental budget. Photo by Rappler

Rival NGOs beat Napoles in House 'pork barrel'

Oct 19, 2013 - 4:42 PM

Napoles may be the poster queen of pork barrel, but she does not have a monopoly of the PDAF of House members

Tiangco: Palace trying to control funds of autonomous bodies

Oct 11, 2013 - 8:08 PM

The Navotas congressman says the Palace is being consistent in its attempts – it tried to do this with Supreme Court personnel budget before

NO RIGHT. UNA campaign manager Toby Tiangco says Sen Franklin Drilon has no right to tell him and UNA to concede. File photo

Scholars, patients? DepEd, DOH get least of realigned PDAF

Sep 11, 2013 - 7:35 PM

Congressmen agree to realign P25 billion PDAF to 6 agencies – with DPWH getting the biggest slice of the pie

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

Known fake NGOs kept getting funds from DA – Alcala

Sep 04, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Kabuhayan at Kalusugan Alay sa Masa Foundation – a fake NGO not linked to Napoles – got half a billion pesos from the agriculture department

CRACKDOWN. Agriculture chief Proceso Alcala identifies 7 NGOs his department will probe after they received pork barrel funds. Photo by Kathrino Resurreccion from Department of Agriculture website

P25-B lump sum PDAF to be removed, but…

Sep 02, 2013 - 2:40 PM

It remains unclear what would happen to the amount An earlier compromise – breaking it into line items in the budget – is now being reconsidered

Solons on new 'pork' scheme: Not good enough

Aug 23, 2013 - 5:42 PM

Some applaud President Aquino s move to overhaul the pork barrel system but others would not settle for anything less than full abolition

Davao City rep heads appropriations committee

Jul 23, 2013 - 6:50 PM

Davao City 3rd district representative Isidro Ungab is the new chairperson of the House Appropriations committee

Survey predicts Davao city polls

May 13, 2013 - 6:50 PM

Ateneo de Davao university conducts a city wide survey on who they will vote in the 2013 national and local elections

Historic sin tax bill awaits Aquino's OK

Dec 11, 2012 - 6:32 PM

The Senate and the House ratify the bicameral conference report on the bill that will increase taxes on cigarettes and alcohol products

Ungab, Isidro

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM