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Lawmakers, House staff honor ‘the wonderful life’ of Prospero Nograles

May 07, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The closest friends and colleagues of the country's first Mindanaoan speaker remember his closeness to the House staff and his love for the song, 'What a Wonderful World'

TRIBUTE. The House of Representatives holds a Requim Mass and necrological service for the late speaker Prospero Nograles Jr on May 7, 2019. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lagman: House version of 2019 budget 'completely constitutional'

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, leader of the opposition bloc in the House, joins the 3-member team tasked to end the budget deadlock with the Senate

BUDGET ISSUES. Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman stands by the House's version of the 2019 budget. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House leadership scrambles to address budget deadlock

Mar 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo clarifies the House has not yet withdrawn the enrolled version of the 2019 budget, contradicting her appointed negotiator San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora

HOUSE CLASH. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, House committee on appropriations chair Rolando Andaya Jr, and San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora differ in their statements in addressing the budget deadlock. File photos by Rappler

Gina Lopez 'surprised, disappointed' by CA votes

May 04, 2017 - 2:22 PM

My experience with them is that these were persons of principle says the former environment chief of some lawmakers who voted against her confirmation

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing in Commission of Appointments at Senate on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Photo by Jasmin Dulay

Pacquiao: Lopez has '50-50' chance of confirmation

May 02, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Some members of the Commission on Appointments environment panel weigh in on the chances of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

FIRST HEARING. Senator Manny€ Pacquiao, chair of the Commission on Appointments (CA) committee on environment and natural resources, shares a light conversation with CA vice chair and San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora and Environment Secretary Gina Lopez (middle) during a hearing on March 8, 2017. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

Are the odds stacked against Gina Lopez in the CA?

Mar 18, 2017 - 4:19 PM

We respect her passion we even admire her for that but being a secretary passion is not enough says Commission on Appointments member Josephine Ramirez Sato

'TELL THE TRUTH.' Environment Secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing before the Commission on Appointments on March 9, 2017. File photo by Jasmin Dulay

Will Duterte reappoint Lopez? 'It's possible'

Mar 11, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella does not give a categorical answer on Environment Secretary Gina Lopez reappointment but says the President appreciates her concern for the environment

CONCERN FOR ENVIRONMENT. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez shares the podium with Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 9, 2017. File photo by Malacañang

CA vice chair not satisfied with Lopez's answers

Mar 09, 2017 - 8:19 PM

San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora is not sure if the commission will have enough time to deliberate on Lopez s ad interim appointment

NOT SATISFIED. Representative Ronaldo Zamora talks to reporters after the confirmation hearing of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez before a committee of the Commission on Appointments. Screenshot by Rappler

Mining magnate Zamora to Lopez: I've never 'killed a mountain'

Mar 09, 2017 - 2:20 PM

UPDATED Mountains I have climbed and time I have killed – but not even in my wildest imagination have I ever killed a mountain Not guilty says businessman Manuel Zamora in response to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

DENR secretary Gina Lopez answers questions from the members of the congress during her confirmation hearing at the Senate in Pasay City on March 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Lopez to CA member: Tell your brother he killed a mountain

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:34 AM

UPDATED Lopez to Representative Ronaldo Zamora: That s your brother s mine… Tell your brother he totally killed the mountain

DENR secretary Gina Lopez answers questions from the members of the congress during her confirmation hearing at the Senate in Pasay City on March 8, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Opposition to Lopez's confirmation gives Pacquiao 'headache'

Mar 01, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao CA environment committee chair says aside from at least 27 complaints against the environment chief there are also CA members opposed to her confirmation

CONFIRMATION. At least 27 oppositions have been filed before the Commission on Appointments against Environment Secretary Gina Lopez over mining closures.

CA delays Yasay's confirmation over U.S. citizenship issue

Feb 08, 2017 - 10:56 AM

The House contingent of the Commission on Appointments asks Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr about his citizenship but the Cabinet official has yet to respond

PHILIPPINES' TOP DIPLOMAT. Perfecto Yasay Jr speaks before the United Nations General Assembly

‘Twitter rockstar’ Teddyboy Locsin confirmed as envoy to UN

Dec 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Teodoro Teddyboy Locsin Jr is even fit to become UN secretary general the vice chairman of the Commission on Appointments says

ENVOY TO UN. Former Makati representative Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr (1st from right) poses with senators and other officials after the Commission on Appointments on December 13, 2016, confirmed his nomination as envoy to the UN. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

No questions asked: CA confirms Diokno in less than 20 minutes

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Lawmakers did not ask any questions and were all praises for the budget chief

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

CA confirms AFP chief Visaya, 24 others despite SALN 'issues'

Sep 21, 2016 - 4:18 PM

San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora says Even if there is no opposition to your appointment there are some issues being raised about your nominations

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Still no minority leader for House?

Jul 25, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr claims there was a sudden change in House rules that members of the minority still have to elect their leader

MINORITY LEADER ELECTIONS? Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat says there was a sudden change of rules that still calls for an election of a House minoiry leader among those who did not vote for Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

San Juan City still 'Ejercito-Estrada country' but...

May 11, 2016 - 8:09 PM

Members of the Ejercito Estrada clan emerge victorious in the local elections in San Juan City but the race is not as tight as before

San Juan race heating up with curses

Apr 14, 2016 - 7:04 PM

Video of a cursing Congressman Ronny Zamora is circulated by the camp of political rival Mayor Guia Gomez

TIGHT AND HEATED. Elections is heating up in San Juan City where former allied families Ejercitos and Zamoras are now up against each other.

Grace Poe torn between Ejercitos, Zamoras in San Juan

Mar 31, 2016 - 2:27 PM

The presidential bet is longtime friends with the Ejercitos while her husband Neil Llamanzares is a relative of the Zamora family

SAN JUAN RACE. Presidential bet Grace Poe refused to say whom she is supporting in the mayoralty race in the city where she will vote, San Juan.

Grace Poe and the long road to Erap's endorsement

Mar 29, 2016 - 2:27 PM

On choosing Poe over Binay the former president says it is high time to give chances to younger politicians

ROAD TO ENDORSEMENT. Reelectionist Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada endorses his goddaughter, presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Who are running Grace Poe's campaign?

Feb 26, 2016 - 10:00 AM

They come from different backgrounds – business politics media law and her own family among others – a mix of campaign first timers and veterans

Senator Grace Poe and Senator Chiz Escudero visit Saint Louis University during a school visit in Baguio City. Photo by Arnold Almacen

Roxas gets Guia Gomez's nod in San Juan

Jan 18, 2016 - 6:55 AM

UPDATED The San Juan City mayor sides with LP standard bearer Manuel Roxas II as the Ejercito Estrada clan gears up for a heated electoral battle against another equally influential political family: the Zamoras

WARM WELCOME. Administration presidential bet Mar Roxas (L) greets San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez (R) prior to the flag-raising ceremony at the San Juan City Hall, January 18, 2016. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Zamoras, Estradas clash for control of San Juan

Oct 07, 2015 - 7:35 PM

The Estradas consider this a betrayal by the clan of a former ally

Who will Grace Poe support in San Juan?

Oct 06, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Will it be the Estradas or the Zamoras? Both families are closely connected to the neophyte Senator Poe

CHOICE IN SAN JUAN. Senator Grace Poe is related to both former President and now Manila mayor Joseph Estrada and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora.

Ex-Estrada ally declares bid to 'end dynasty' in San Juan

Oct 06, 2015 - 5:07 PM

But Vice Mayor Francis Zamora s father himself has been holding posts in San Juan for more than 20 years in some years

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Pacquiao asset freeze: 'Below the belt'

Nov 27, 2013 - 8:39 PM

Lawmakers do not question the BIR for pursuing a case but for the ill timed and hasty freeze order– after Pacquiao’s boxing victory and his announcement to help typhoon victims

No resolution – yet – pushing for PDAF abolition

Sep 04, 2013 - 8:45 PM

No resolution yet calling for the abolition of the P25 2 B PDAF for 2014

Solons want closer scrutiny of Malampaya funds

Aug 14, 2013 - 7:44 PM

The Malampaya Fund is an off budget item and does not go through congressional deliberation

Zamora vows to probe pork barrel scam

Jul 29, 2013 - 9:43 PM

The House Minority leader says lawmakers who are not guilty should not be maligned by suspicion or equally convicted in the public mind like those who are into the scam

House minority to Aquino: Where's the road map?

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:21 PM

The House minority will focus on 3 things: scrutinize the budget investigate the misuse of pork barrel and oppose piecemeal amendments to the Constitution

How congressmen voted for Speaker

Jul 23, 2013 - 10:30 PM

Members of the 16th Congress elected Quezon City s Feliciano Belmonte Jr as Speaker and San Juan s Ronaldo Zamora as Minority Leader Here s the list of who voted for whom

Belmonte still Speaker; Zamora new House Minority Leader

Jul 22, 2013 - 12:29 PM

UPDATED San Juan Rep Ronaldo Zamora wins a tight race for the minority post beating Leyte Rep Ferdinand Martin Romualdez

Makabayan bloc boosts Zamora bid for Minority leader

Jul 20, 2013 - 8:24 PM

The 7 member Makabayan bloc decides on Saturday July 20 to vote for San Juan Rep Ronaldo Zamora in the Speakership battle on Monday

In Erap City, 'blood thicker than water'

Apr 03, 2013 - 12:12 AM

In San Juan where Erap was mayor for 17 years his families are willing to set aside their personal differences to keep their hold on city hall

Carpio 'looking forward' to interview with PNoy

Aug 22, 2012 - 6:22 PM

Carpio has yet to hear from the Palace regarding a possible interview

Aquino to interview CJ aspirants

Aug 21, 2012 - 4:02 PM

The interview schedules of chief justice nominees have yet to be finalized according to the Palace


JBC: How they voted on CJ shortlist

Aug 13, 2012 - 9:08 PM

JBC members do not explain their votes however


Zamora: Decide on Marcos cases

Jul 27, 2012 - 1:52 PM

If appointed chief justice Zamora says he would get more funds look at methods and improve technology

#SCwatch: JBC interviews, Day 4

Jul 27, 2012 - 8:06 AM

Live blog the fourth and last day of the public interviews of the nominees for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the Judicial and Bar Council JBC

Saguisag: SC SALN guidelines ‘kengkoy’

Jun 22, 2012 - 3:24 PM

Former Senator Rene Saguisag criticizes the Supreme Court s guidelines on the release of justices SALNs

2010 presidential wannabe eyes CJ post

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:28 PM

Ferdinand Jose Pijao a nuisance candidate in the 2010 presidential elections wants to try his luck getting into the judiciary

Do we need an 'interim chief justice?'

Jun 18, 2012 - 7:22 PM

Former Rep Ronaldo Zamora and SC Justice Roberto Abad are both 68 years old and lawyer Rene Saguisag believes either of them should be named interim chief justice