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3 cousins die on their way to painting grandmother's tomb

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:09 PM

The boys were traveling from Kabayan, Benguet, to Busilac, Nueva Vizcaya

Tropical Depression Kabayan out, Liwayway in

Sep 01, 2019 - 12:10 PM

(UPDATED) Tropical Depression Kabayan leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility just 4 hours after it formed on Sunday, September 1, but Tropical Depression Liwayway develops

LPA off Cagayan now Tropical Depression Kabayan

Sep 01, 2019 - 6:35 AM

Tropical Depression Kabayan is the Philippines' 11th tropical cyclone for 2019, but it is not staying long

Kabayan: Roque sent 'feelers' to be 2019 nominee

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:17 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says the supposed request is 'absolutely false'

Senate: Hearing on Ethical Standards for Public Servants. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Paul Hernandez takes oath as new Kabayan lawmaker

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Paul Hernandez replaces the late Ciriaco Calalang as one of the two representatives of Kabayan at the House of Representatives

NEW LAWMAKER. Pastor Paul Hernandez takes his oath before Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Screenshot from the House of Representatives

Arroyo hails late Kabayan lawmaker as 'champion of children's rights'

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

In her eulogy for the late Kabayan Representative Ciriaco Calalang, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recalls his volunteer legal services for children during her time as social welfare secretary

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS. The late Kabayan Representative Ciriaco Calalang died 2018. Photo by Kabayan

Kabayan Representative Ciriaco Calalang dies

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Kabayan Representative Ron Salo says the late Ciriaco Calalang was a 'good, favorite uncle' within their party

REST IN PEACE. The late Kabayan Representative Ciriaco Calalang was sworn in as a lawmaker on January 20, 2018. Photo by Kabayan

Kabayan's Salo changes tune, endorses Roque for Senate

Mar 22, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque's former nemesis in the House endorses a possible bid for the Senate in 2019

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announces that the scholarship program for medical students and midwifery are now available in three partner schools in Cebu and Visayas during a press briefing at the New Executive Building in Malacañang on February 19, 2018. YANCY LIM

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 17, 2018

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Rappler press conference on SEC registration on January 15, 2018

Kabayan reps want Philippine capital moved to Davao City

Jan 17, 2018 - 10:20 AM

Kabayan Representatives Ron Salo and Ciriaco Calalang file a bill that aims to move the country's seat of government from Manila to Davao

Roque not dropping ethics complaints vs Salo

Nov 08, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The fight continues even as former Kabayan representative Harry Roque has already joined a different branch of government

KABAYAN SQUABBLE. Palace Spokesman Harry Roque (left) and Kabayan Representative Ron Salo continue to argue, this time over who should be taking over Roque's post in the House. File photo of Roque by Rappler, photo of Salo from his Facebook account

As Roque joins Malacañang, Kabayan squabbles over his replacement

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Harry Roque, Palace spokesman, and Ron Salo, Kabayan representative, continue to argue over the fate of the party's representation in the House

KABAYAN SQUABBLE. Palace Spokesman Harry Roque (left) and Kabayan Representative Ron Salo continue to argue, this time over who should be taking over Roque's post int he House. File photo of Roque by Rappler, photo of Salo from his Facebook account

Incoming Duterte spokesman Harry Roque still wants Kabayan's Salo out

Nov 01, 2017 - 2:14 PM

(UPDATED) Harry Roque, first nominee of Kabayan party list, is set to leave the House as he becomes President Rodrigo Duterte's next spokesman

INCOMING SPOKESMAN. Despite his pending exit from the House, Harry Roque wants the ethics committee to decide on his case against fellow Kabayan partylist nominee Ron Salo. Rappler file photo

Rights groups to Roque: Reconsider offer to be Duterte spokesman

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Bertha Justice Network asks known human rights lawyer and now Kabayan Representative Harry Roque to think twice before accepting the President's offer to be spokesman

NOT THE HARRY WE KNOW. A group of human rights organizations says they know Kabayan Representative Harry Roque as a staunch human rights activist. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PNP on anti-drugs ops: Thousands of deaths, only 10 inquest reports

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque requests for the inquest reports on more than 3,800 deaths attributed to police operations. The PNP submits only 10.

POLICE REPORTS. The Philippine National Police submits to the House of Representatives 10 inquest reports when it is supposed to investigative 3,800 cases where drug suspects died at the hands of cops. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#OFWRights: Align OFWs' repatriation with PH economic plans – experts

Sep 03, 2017 - 1:00 PM

In the 2016 elections Duterte received overwhelming support from OFWs – majority of whom voted for him on his promise to make working abroad an option instead of a necessity

JOB SEARCH. OFWs search for jobs online inside POEA.Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Kabayan moves to oust Harry Roque again

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:25 PM

UPDATED The party files a petition before the Commission on Elections and an ethics complaint before the House of Representatives

PARTY LIST INFIGHTING. Kabayan party list again tries to oust Representative Harry Roque from his post. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Party stand trumps conscience vote on death penalty – Salo

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:55 AM

Kabayan Representative Ron Salo a preacher says he personally opposes the death penalty but he cast the yes vote of the party he represents

VOTED YES. Kabayan Representative Ron Salo explains his vote in favor of the death penalty. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

FULL TEXT: 'Kill a person and you kill him his other rights' – Roque

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says: The right to life is non derogable whether in times of peace or in times of war This right cannot be denied to anyone regardless of the circumstances

VOTED NO. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque explains his vote against the death penalty. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

Roque on De Lima preferring AFP custody: 'Dahil maraming lalaki?'

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque immediately apologizes for his remarks saying I was out of line

'OUT OF LINE.' Kabayan Representative Harry Roque apologizes for a statement she made against Senator Leila de Lima. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Harry Roque files criminal charges against party mates

Feb 16, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque accuses his party mates of violating his parliamentary immunity when they issued a resolution removing him from Kabayan

THE COMPLAINANT. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque swears in his affidavit sworn before State Prosecutor Susan Azarcon. Photo from Roque's office

Roque files ethics complaint vs De Lima over Bilibid drug trade

Feb 16, 2017 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED Kabayan Representative Harry Roque claims Senator Leila de Lima had conspired with his party mate Representative Ron Salo to hide their alleged involvement in the drug trade

ONE MORE CASE. Senator Leila de Lima is already facing a number of other complaints for supposed involvement in the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

Harry Roque files indirect contempt charges vs party mate

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says his party mate Representative Ron Salo and the latter s chief of staff violated the confidentiality clause of the Rules of Court

KABAYAN CIVIL WAR. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque files another complaint against his party mate Ron Salo. Photo of Roque by Rappler, photo of Salo from his Facebook account

No, Kabayan, you can't just kick out Harry Roque

Jan 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

For all legal intents and purposes it s Harry Roque not Kabayan Party List who is the member of the House of Representatives

Who could replace Harry Roque as Kabayan Party List rep?

Jan 25, 2017 - 3:21 PM

An election lawyer says Roque could only be removed either via expulsion with a two thirds vote of all House members or through a ruling by the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal

3RD NOMINEE. Kabayan party list's 3rd nominee, Ciriaco Calalang. Photo from Comelec document

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Jan 24, 2017 - 7:43 PM

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Kabayan votes to remove Harry Roque as House rep

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Harry Roque ousted by his party s board for his behavior at a congressional probe into Bilibid drugs asks the Comelec to nullify the party s resolution

RIFT. Kabayan Partylist removes Harry Roque as its representative. Rappler file photo

Harry Roque's conflicts with party mates escalate into disbarment case

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:47 PM

The human rights lawyer is being accused of spreading lies against his party mate and fellow Kabayan congressman Ron Salo

Kabayan Rep Harry Roque is embroiled in highly-publicized conflicts with his party mates

Rep Harry Roque under investigation by own party

Dec 12, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Kabayan s Pastor Cesar Pabuayon says Representative Harry Roque s questions on the De Lima Dayan love affair during a House hearing greatly affected the moral sensibilities of the party elders

BEING PROBED. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque is being investigated by his own party-list following his line of questioning during a House hearing. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

DOH: Zika virus endemic in PH

Oct 04, 2016 - 8:54 PM

It was just established within the week that the Philippines is indeed endemic for Zika virus Category 2 says lawmaker Scott Davies Lanete who sponsored the health department s proposed budget at the Lower House

ENDEMIC. Health officials say the Philippines is endemic for Zika virus. File photo of a jar with larvas of Aedes eegypti mosquito by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Duterte does not need emergency powers to address traffic – lawmaker

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte might be requesting for emergency powers just to get blanket authority over the traffic problem

ADDRESSING TRAFFIC. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque doubts the need to grant President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to address traffic. Photo of Roque from his office, photo of Duterte by King Rodriguez/PPD

Rename cemetery to Libingan ng mga Bayani at mga Dating Pangulo – lawmaker

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says renaming the Libingan ng mga Bayani may breach the divide among Filipinos over the planned hero s burial for Ferdinand Marcos

RENAME THE CEMETERY. A lawmaker wants to rename the Libingan ng mga Bayani in relation to the plan to bury former President Ferdinand Marcos there. Graphic by Nina Martinez/Rappler

Lawmaker to Duterte: Convene LEDAC after PH-China case ruling

Jul 12, 2016 - 2:34 PM

Manalo matalo hindi po matatapos ang hidwaan sa pinag aagawang isla at karagatan says Kabayan Representative Harry Roque

ADVISE TO DUTERTE. Kabayan Representative Harry Roque holds a press conference ahead of the historic ruling on the dispute West Philippine Sea. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmaker wants protection program for journalists

Jul 08, 2016 - 9:43 AM

The proposed Journalist Protection Security and Benefit Act seeks to protect members of the media who have reasonable grounds to believe that their lives are in danger

MEDIA SAFETY. The Philippines remains one of the most deadly places for journalists in the world.

Federalism will not solve corruption, poverty – lawmaker

Jul 07, 2016 - 2:57 PM

Kabayan party list Representative Harry Roque says there is no public clamor for federalism but AKO Bicol s Rodel Batocabe says if the administration is serious about charter change it should be pursued now

CHARTER CHANGE. Kabayan Party-list Representative Harry Roque and AKO Bicol Party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe give their two cents on the proposal to switch to federalism.

17th Congress: Meet the party list's new faces

May 19, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Out of the 46 proclaimed on Thursday May 19 only 7 are fresh faces making their first entry into the House of Representatives

Ako Bicol leads party-list race; 2 new groups in top 10

May 11, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Debuting in Congress are 1Pacman and Kabayan with businessman Mikee Romero and lawyer Harry Roque as first nominees respectively

Senatorial bets galore on Day 3 of COC filing

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM

On Wednesday alone 28 senatorial aspirants filed their candidacies along with 20 aspirants for president and 4 for vice president

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives

FILING. The Commission on Elections accepts certificates of nominations from representatives of partylists. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Poe-Escudero in Cebu, tropical storm Kabayan, Gilas vs Lebanon | 12PM wRap

Oct 02, 2015 - 12:31 PM

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Class suspensions: Friday, October 2

Oct 02, 2015 - 3:06 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of schools and areas where classes have been suspended for Friday October 2

Trust ratings, Duterte in 2016, Tolentino’s ‘gifts’ | 6PM wRap

Oct 01, 2015 - 7:45 PM

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Tropical depression Kabayan: Signal #1 in 19 areas in Luzon

Oct 01, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The weather system intensifies and accelerates putting more areas under storm signals

INFOGRAPHIC: The traits of a modern-day Pinoy abroad

May 19, 2015 - 10:55 AM

What makes the modern Pinoy abroad more empowered in this day and age?

TOPS 2014: 10 outstanding PH public school students chosen

Feb 25, 2015 - 11:03 PM

Poverty is not a hindrance to success

From love motels to Christian hotels

Feb 13, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Coming from the love motels family Wyden King has turned around and now runs his own chain of hotels guided by Christian principles

Why is 'Are you Filipino?' offensive to some Fil-Ams?

Jan 29, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Shakira Sison questions why a seemingly innocuous question can be reciprocated with such disgust and awkwardness

Photo by Kanako Shimura.

Search for the Ten Outstanding Public School Students of the Philippines (TOPS) 2014

Oct 08, 2014 - 12:56 PM

UPDATED Time to give back For the first time recipients of the TOPS Awards will help look for the next deserving batch of scholars

Mark your calendars for Panagbenga 2014

Jan 05, 2014 - 12:01 PM

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