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Former Army chief Alberto is new PH ambassador to Israel

Mar 12, 2020 - 8:11 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also reappoints former speaker Jose de Venecia Jr as special envoy for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

NEW AMBASSADOR. In this file photo, former Philippine Army commanding general Major General Macairog Alberto attends a defense and security exhibition held in Bangkok in November 2019. File photo from Philippine Army

Arroyo, De Venecia reunite as Lakas-CMD vow to ‘win’ members back

Mar 09, 2020 - 11:33 PM

The once formidable Lakas-CMD is slowly increasing its numbers in the House, where its party president Martin Romualdez is the influential Majority Leader

GOING STRONG. Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (center), former House speaker Jose de Venecia Jr (3rd from L, front row) pose for a photo with other Lakas-CMD members in the House on March 9, 2020. Photo from the Office of House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez

House coups in 2000, 2008 'precedents' for Suarez minority

Aug 08, 2018 - 4:30 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, a lawmaker for 17 years, says past ousters in the lower chamber support the minority leadership of Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez

'PRECEDENTS.' House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya defends the decision of the House to retain Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez as minority leader. Photo by Rappler

Cayetano on joint dev't in South China Sea: Check Constitution first

May 16, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The incoming Philippine Foreign Secretary says there are ideas that are practical and good but not necessarily legal

Duterte envoy De Venecia proposes joint development with China

May 14, 2017 - 4:35 PM

At the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing Duterte envoy Jose de Venecia Jr suggests turning the South China Sea into a zone of friendship

'POTENTIAL FOR PEACE.' Duterte's special envoy and former House Speaker Jose De Venecia proposes joint development of oil and natural gas in the South China Sea. Image from BRI livestream

Duterte appoints ex-Speaker Jose de Venecia as special envoy

May 09, 2017 - 11:20 AM

UPDATED The 80 year old former Pangasinan lawmaker is back in government after a long break from politics

NEW DUTERTE APPOINTEE. President Rodrigo Duterte with former speaker Jose de Venecia Jr after they met in Malacanang on March 7, 2017. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Joseph Ocol: Former whistle-blower now producing chess champs

Aug 09, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Chess is like life Every move you make has a consequence says Teacher Ocol who decades ago exposed irregularities in the 1998 Philippine Centennial Expo project in Clark

Aquino told: Tell ‘accurate’ Mamasapano story

Feb 28, 2015 - 12:48 PM

How can government regain public trust after the bloody Maguindanao operation? The President should address the growing search for truth justice accountability

These Arroyo men sympathize with Aquino, offer advice

Feb 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM

President Aquino will survive the Mamasapano crisis the former senior government officials say but the incident should also make the public consider federalism as a solution to the Mindanao conflict

FORMER ARROYO MEN: Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz, Speaker Jose De Venecia Jr, NEDA director general Romulo Neri, and Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo

Staying power: Cunanan appointed by 3 presidents

Mar 06, 2014 - 7:28 PM

UPDATED Presidents Estrada Arroyo and Aquino named him to key positions despite problems with his academic credentials – a detail that didn t escape senators

PROVISIONAL WITNESS. Former TRC chief Dennis Cunanan is the latest addition to the list of witnesses in the pork barrel scam. Photo from

Joey De Venecia withdraws Senate bid

Oct 01, 2012 - 8:49 AM

Jose de Venecia III announces that he will drop out of the 2013 race for the Senate leaving UNA with one less candidate in its slate

Jose de Venecia III. Photo courtesy of De Venecia's page on Facebook.

SPOTTED: Pinoy personalities at Pacquiao-Bradley fight

Jun 11, 2012 - 5:55 AM

Filipino and foreign talents trooped to MGM Grand to watch the Pacquiao Bradley fight

Filipino-American rapper

JDV confirms visit to China with Arroyos

Jan 24, 2012 - 6:25 PM

The former House Speaker says he got a surprise invite from Mrs Arroyo in 2006

PDP-Laban and LP alliance in 2013?

Jan 21, 2012 - 2:49 PM

Preparations for midterm elections shaping up

JDV to testify vs the Arroyos? About what?

Jan 04, 2012 - 8:10 PM

In 2008 De Venecia already hinted that he would testify on the botched NBN ZTE deal Nothing came out of it