Salvador Leachon - updates

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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

At least 40 PDP-Laban lawmakers back Velasco for Speaker

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:14 PM

(UPDATED) Aurelio Gonzales Jr, another PDP-Laban speakership bet, also throws in the towel and supports Lord Allan Velasco's bid for the highest post in the House of Representatives

THE CHOSEN ONE? Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco gets the support of at least 40 of his PDP-Laban  party mates. Photo from Velasco's Facebook page

Gov’t lacks support staff, youth centers to rehab children – lawmakers

Jan 22, 2019 - 7:08 PM

House committee on justice chair Salvador Leachon admits this, but argues this is why the bill lowering the minimum criminal liability age should be passed

OPPOSITION. Bukidnon 3rd District Representative Manuel Zubiri opposes the bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility on January 22, 2019. Screenshot from the HOR's YouTube account

House panel to take up impeach complaints vs SC justices Sept 4

Aug 27, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Chairman Salvador Leachon says the House justice committee will coordinate with the complainants – opposition congressmen – if they want the complaints 'tackled simultaneously and jointly'

A can of contradictions in Ronnie Dayan's testimony

Nov 27, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Lawmakers cast doubt on Ronnie Dayan s testimony which contains clear contradictions to what past witnesses claimed before the House committee on justice

THE WITNESS. Ronnie Dayan, Senator Leila de Lima's former security aide, lover, and alleged bagman, appears before the House committee on justice on November 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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House to probe drug use in Bilibid during De Lima’s time

Aug 19, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Some Duterte allies in the House want a congressional inquiry – in aid of legislation – into the drug use at the maximum security prison when Senator Leila de Lima was still justice secretary

UNDER SCRUTINY. Senator Leila De Lima holding a press conference at the Senate on August 18 after President Rodrigo Duterte's claimed that she had an affair with her driver allegedly linked to the drug trade. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Court orders suspension of Oriental Mindoro lawmaker Leachon

Apr 07, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Congressman Salvador Doy Leachon faces graft charges over alleged irregularities committed when he was mayor of Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro

ORDERED SUSPENDED. Oriental Mindoro Representative Paulino Salvador "Doy" Leachon faces suspension but will the House implement the order? Photo from Leachon's Facebook page