Sherwin Tugna - updates

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Tensions flare as lawmakers rush to approve barangay poll postponement

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:44 PM

'Ang kapal ng mukha 'nyo para sabihin na hindi self-serving ang proposal,' a lawmaker tells a panelist supporting the bid to postpone the barangay polls again

TENSION IN THE HOUSE. Opposition lawmaker Antonio Tinio slams Liga ng Barangay president Edmund Abesamis as 'thick faced' in a House hearing on March 12, 2018, about proposals to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections for the 3rd time. Screenshot from Rappler video

Should Comelec buy vote-counting machines or lease them first?

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The joint congressional oversight committee will tackle the poll body's recent decision to purchase from Smartmatic the machines used in 2016, for the 2019 elections

PURCHASE OR LEASE? The Comelec is already preparing for the 2019 elections, the fourth time it will be automated using vote-counting machines. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

House committee oks bill postponing barangay elections

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:36 PM

During its first hearing on the move to postpone the barangay elections yet again, the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approves the measure 19-2

POSTPONED AGAIN? The Commission on Elections and local barangay officials attend a hearing on the proposed postponement of the barangay elections to May 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Chairman Bautista skips House barangay election hearing

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:19 PM

The Comelec chairman tells the House committee he s set to attend another hearing in Davao City also concerning the barangay and SK elections

EMBATTLED. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista stands beside Comelec employees after he attends mass with some officials at the Manila Cathedral on August 10, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House pushes for holdover barangay officials until May 2018

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Congressmen are looking at synchronizing the village and youth elections with the plebiscite for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

BARANGAY POLL DECISION. Contrary to the desire of President Rodrigo Duterte, the House of Representatives votes to allow elected barangay officials to be 'holdovers' until elections are held, possibly in 2018. File photo

Restoring peace in Mindanao a battle for all Filipinos – Tugna

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:13 AM

CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna argues the country must win at all costs against the terrorists attacking parts of Mindanao

PRO-MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. Representative Sherwin Tugna explains his vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao during the joint session on July 22. Screenshot from RTVM

IN PHOTOS: Lawmakers throw belated birthday bash for Duterte

Apr 09, 2017 - 2:49 PM

Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco and his wife Wen organize the party for the President whom lawmakers say did not give any marching orders during the gathering

President Rodrigo Duterte poses with lawmakers durning his belated birthday celebration on April 8. Photo from Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy

FULL TEXT: Cibac supports death penalty, hopes no wrongful convictions – Tugna

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:45 AM

CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna says his party approved the death penalty bill with an understanding it will be supported by government s efforts to address corruption in the police and judiciary

VOTED YES. CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna explains his vote in favor of the death penalty. Screengrab from

After resignation call, Alvarez gives Dela Rosa a chance

Jan 23, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Other lawmakers also urge Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa to clean the ranks of the police force and to assess his own comical demeanor

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea does the thumbs up sign while House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa shake hands during the latter's birthday celebration at Camp Crame on January 22, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Trump victory to affect BPO industry, OFWs – PH lawmakers

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:55 PM

UPDATED Several congressmen say US President elect Donald Trump might take BPO jobs back to America as well as have illegal Filipino migrants deported

THE WINNER. Republican candidate Donald Trump is the new US president. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

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Jul 11, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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Duterte asks lawmakers to revive death penalty

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:31 PM

[He] mentioned he thought we should bring back the death penalty especially for drug traffickers says Senator Sonny Angara one of the lawmakers at the late night Saturday meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City

DEATH PENALTY. President Rodrigo Duterte meets Congressional allies in Davao City and asks them to revive the death penalty. File photo

Desire vs necessity: Solons weigh in on Blatche naturalization bill

Mar 07, 2014 - 4:36 AM

As House Bill 3783 seeks to naturalize NBA center Andray Blatche for the FIBA World Cup politicians argue its merit

FILIPINO OR NOT? Filipino solons continue to debate the merits of naturalizing Brooklyn Nets center Andray Blatche. Photo by Erik Lesser/EPA

After 'My Husband's Lover' measure, same-sex marriage bill?

Aug 12, 2013 - 8:56 PM

Cibac Rep Sherwin Tugna says the Lagman bill which seeks to penalize same sex adultery is a dangerous precedent that can lead of same sex marriage proposals

MOVEMENT. Gay rights activists call for an end to discrimination and violence against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and the creation of anti-discrimination laws. File photo by EPA/Rolex Dela Pena

Lax no-gun policy at the House despite suicide attempt

Jun 28, 2013 - 2:07 PM

Despite a suicide attempt implementing a no gun policy at the House of Representatives looks to be tough going

NO GUNS ALLOWED? Will the House of Representatives be stricter on its no-gun policy after a suicide attempt? Photo by Rappler/Angela Casauay

Final push for testimonies of PAL execs, Justice Sereno

Feb 24, 2012 - 7:40 PM

Disallowed testimonies are crucial to the prosecution