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Pangilinan's resignation 'a sign of humility' – Liberal Party execs

May 21, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Erin Tañada, Liberal Party vice president for external affairs and Otso Diretso senatorial candidate, says he admires Senator Kiko Pangilinan's courage during the tough campaign

STILL TRUSTED. Resigned LP president and Senator Kiko Pangilinan (right) is still be trusted by other LP leaders like Erin Tañada(left), who ran but lost for senator. VP Leni Robredo (center) has not accepted Pangilinan's resignation. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Arroyo, lawmakers condemn killing of Batocabe

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:08 PM

(6th UPDATE) Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and other lawmakers call for a speedy probe into the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

COLLEAGUES. In this Facebook photo posted on July 26, 2018, the late AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe is seen with Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the House of Representatives. Photo from Batocabe's Facebook page

Arroyo’s presence a ‘go signal’ to junk impeachment vs SC justices – Lagman

Sep 11, 2018 - 3:15 PM

(UPDATED) Opposition lawmakers say it was obvious the House committee on justice already wanted to dismiss the impeachment complaints against the Supreme Court justices

'GO SIGNAL.' Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sits beside House committee on justice chairperson Salvador Leachon, who presided over the impeachment hearing against the 7 SC justices. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alvarez proposal on no 2019 elections 'off-tangent, misplaced' – lawmakers

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says the proposal of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shows how the administration is 'detached' from the real needs of the people

WARM WELCOME: Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez receives a warm and enthusiastic welcome from his constituents as he arrives at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Tagum City, 6 April 2018, Friday, for the mass oath-taking of an estimated 30,000 new members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP).

'Failed PR stunt': House opposition criticizes Duterte admin's ASEAN hosting

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The opposition bloc criticizes the administration for a costly 'photo op' and hits the regional bloc for its silence on human rights issues, including those in the Philippines itself

HOSTING DUTIES DONE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi exchange pleasantries following the closing ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Philippine International Convention Center on November 14, 2017. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photo

'Honeymoon' over, opposition says after drop in Duterte ratings

Oct 08, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Critics say Filipinos are now seeing the truth behind President Rodrigo Duterte's 'empty' promise of change

DECLINE. President Rodrigo Duterte's ratings drop by 18 points int he September 2017 survey of the Social Weather Stations. Malacañang photo

Opposition urges House to support Ombudsman amid Duterte probe

Oct 03, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Lawmakers from the House's independent minority bloc slam President Rodrigo Duterte for 'aiming to discredit' the Office of the Ombudsman

PUSH FOR OMBUDSMAN. Opposition congressmen lead by L-R, Teddy Baguilat, Egay Erice, Raul Daza and Edcel Lagman hold a press conference at the House of Representative in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

LP House members, allies: Duterte admin 'employing fear to defeat facts'

Sep 13, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Several members of the Liberal Party in the House – alongside a long time party ally and a PDP Laban member – slam the administration for its attacks on checks and balances

DISSENT. Representatives Kaka Bag-ao and Jose Christopher Belmonte, LP members who are part of the House justice committee, thumb down the impeachment complaints against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

'Justice must be served': Lawmakers oppose immunity for Marcoses

Sep 06, 2017 - 9:20 PM

This is more than just the money It s about justice and accountability for the crimes against the people during Martial Law says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat

ALLIES. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (left) says they hope President Rodrigo Duterte (right) would 'end' decades of cases against their family. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Liberal Party to field senatorial bets in 2019 – Drilon

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:02 AM

Only one name is sure so far in the Liberal Party s senatorial slate for 2019: reelectionist Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

‘Is Duterte the Marcos spokesman?’ – lawmakers

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang CARMMA adds Not only has Duterte sponsored the official rehabilitation of the dictator he now also facilitates the exemption of the Marcos heirs from accountability and punishment

House opposition seeks EJK probe, PNP budget review

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Will the House leadership act on this one?

OPPOSITION. Members of the House opposition bloc try again to probe the rise in killings attributed to the war on drugs. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House silence over killings 'disturbing,' opposition says

Aug 19, 2017 - 7:53 PM

Opposition lawmakers call for a probe into the recent spike in drug war killings including the death of 17 year old student Kian Loyd delos Santos

DRUG WAR OUTRAGE. Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat calls on a probe into EJKs in drug war even if resolutions were ignored in the past. Rappler file photo

Opposition lawmakers hit Duterte's 'whimsical' martial law request

Jul 18, 2017 - 4:50 PM

But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Congress will probably grant the President s request to extend martial law citing a survey that says majority of Filipinos support the original proclamation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte lauds the men and women of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) who have continued to serve the country in his speech during the PAF's 70th Anniversary celebration at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on July 4, 2017. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Opposition lawmakers to contest SC martial law ruling

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says they will expose serious errors in the majority decision of the Supreme Court when they file a motion for reconsideration

ANTI-MARTIAL LAW. Representatives Gary Alejano, Teddy Baguilat Jr, Edcel Lagman, Tom Villarin, and Emmanuel Billones will file a motion for reconsideration against the SC's martial law ruling. File photo by Rappler

After SC ruling, lawmakers fear PH-wide expansion of martial rule

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Martial law becomes a hard habit to break says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin who warned of President Rodrigo Duterte s creeping authoritarian rule in the guise of safety and security

EXTENSION? President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he reiterates that his only mandate as the country's head of state is to protect and preserve the Filipinos in his speech during the province's 50th founding anniversary at the Davao del Sur Sports and Business Complex in Digos City on July 1. Photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

Duterte ‘held nation together’ but missed campaign vows – Lagman

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Another opposition lawmaker Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr says the President is too preoccupied with the drug war that he forgets his other promises

FATHER OF THE NATION. President Rodrigo Dutere attends as guest of honor during the 140th founding anniversary celebration of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

Being 'dilawan' in the Duterte-controlled House

Jun 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided

Opposition lawmakers want SC to nullify martial law

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:46 AM

6 members of the House opposition bloc believe the President s Proclamation Number 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao is bereft of sufficient factual basis

NO TO MARTIAL LAW. Six out of the 7 members of the House opposition are against the declaration of martial law in Mindanao and wants the SC to nullify it.  NO TO MARTIAL LAW. Six out of the 7 members of the House opposition are against the declaration of martial law in Mindanao and wants the SC to nullify it.

Mt Province Rep Maximo Dalog dies

Jun 03, 2017 - 1:07 PM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr calls the late Mountain Province Representative Maximo Dalog a wise man and leader of the Cordilleran legislators

THE LAWMAKER. The late Mountain Province Representative Maximo Dalog was the chairperson of the House North Luzon growth quadrangle committee. Photo from the website of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

Opposition lawmakers hit 'creeping authoritarianism' under Duterte

May 29, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Representatives Gary Alejano Teddy Baguilat Jr and Tom Villarin say President Rodrigo Duterte cannot ignore Congress and the Supreme Court over the martial law declaration in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he reiterates that he remains true to his oath of office to protect and preserve the Filipinos in his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly-appointed government officials and the new officers of the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) officers at the Heroes Hall in Malacañan Palace on March 30, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./Presidential Photo

House opposition backs De Lima's request to join Senate debates

May 22, 2017 - 4:20 PM

The 7 members of the House opposition bloc go to Camp Crame to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima who is in high spirits

MAGNIFICENT 7. Representatives Emmanuel Billiones, Tom Villarin, Raul Daza, Edcel Lagman, Teddy Baguilat Jr, and Gary Alejano pose for photographers outside the PNP Custodial Center after their visit to detained Senator Leila de Lima on May 22. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Suarez-led House minority won’t back Duterte impeachment

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says his bloc has yet to decide on the looming impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo but once it does it will vote as one

'CONSTRUCTIVE' MINORITY? Members of the minority bloc, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (middle), hold a press conference on October 5, 2016. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ratings drop shows drug war now 'national nightmare' – senators

Apr 19, 2017 - 2:41 PM

2ND UPDATE The fear is real says Senator Risa Hontiveros in response to the decline in public satisfaction with the Duterte administration s controversial campaign

3 suspected drugs personalities were apprenhended by cops while 3 others died after a shootout in Maypajo, Caloocan City on September 30, 2016.

Planned impeachment complaint vs Robredo 'leaves bad taste' – opposition

Mar 20, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez s plan to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo will be construed as vindictive and unfair

Who decides who lives? Lawmakers explain death penalty votes

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Here are links to the speeches of 14 congressmen and women who voted no and 3 who voted yes to House Bill 4727

APPROVED. The members of the 17th congress vote on the House Bill 4727 on 3rd and final reading on March 7. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Everyone has the right to redemption – Baguilat

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:55 AM

Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr votes no and asks Ang ipapamana ba natin sa ating mga kababayan ay buhay o kamatayan?

VOTED NO. Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr explains his vote against the death penalty. Screengrab from congress.gov.ph

After death penalty vote, House a 'chamber of puppets and bullies'

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:27 AM

UPDATED Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman a longtime politician decries the inordinate muzzling of the opposers of the death penalty measure

'HOUSE OF HORRORS?' Congressmen look behind Deputy Majority Floor Leader Juan Pablo Bondoc after opposition lawmakers behind opposed the approval on 2nd reading of HB 4727. Photo by Rappler

Will LP bolt House majority? Decision after death penalty vote

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:40 PM

UPDATED Liberal Party stalwarts say their party mates are willing to lose their House leadership titles should they vote against the controversial death penalty measure

THE LIBERALS. LP president and Senator Francis Pangilinan, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr, and LP secretary-general and Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte talk to the media after their party caucus. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Alvarez on De Lima: 'PH justice system is working'

Feb 24, 2017 - 11:16 AM

An opposition lawmaker says however that Senator Leila de Lima s arrest means it is now open season to hunt down the political opposition with trumped up charges

Alvarez warned: You'll lose allies over arm-twisting on death penalty

Feb 08, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is trampling on the principles of House leaders by insisting on a pro death penalty vote

WARNING TO THE SPEAKER. Opposition lawmakers disagree with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's threat against House leaders who will be opposing the death penalty bill. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappelr

Cleansing PNP, drug war should be ‘simultaneous’ – lawmakers

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro says that the beastly and uncivilized conduct of a few scalawags does not speak for the entire PNP

CLEANING RANKS OVER DRUG WAR? Administration and opposition lawmakers weigh in on PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa's order for the police to stop participating in the drug war to clean their ranks.

Lawmakers to Duterte: Even with drug war, no need for martial law

Jan 16, 2017 - 3:25 PM

One lawmaker also says it is illogical for the President to warn that he might declare martial law since the government is saying that it is winning the drug war

NO MARTIAL LAW? Pres. Rodrigo Duterte delivers his arrival message at the Davao International Airport on December 17, 2016 after his state visits to Cambodia and Singapore. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

House of Representatives: 10 biggest moments in 2016

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:30 AM

From congressmen in near fistfight to the hours long drama of the Bilibid drugs probe here are the top newsmakers at the House of Representatives in 2016

All illustrations by Janina Malinis/Rappler

Liberal Party urged to leave House supermajority

Dec 05, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says LP breaking away from PDP Laban will energize efforts to oppose policies that are unconstitutional and not in the people s best interests

FOR ROBREDO. Representatives Edcel Lagman and Teddy Baguilat Jr wants other LP lawmakers to break their alliance with PDP-Laban following the resignation of Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo of Robredo from the OVP, photos of Lagman and Baguilat by Rappler

Lagman: Petition vs Suarez not about LP seeking power

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:56 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says they only want a genuine opposition as a eunuch of a minority makes the House the courtyard of spineless clowns

Lawmakers contest Suarez's minority leadership before SC

Nov 15, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The members of the House Magnificent 7 bloc want the Supreme Court to recognize Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr as the rightful minority leader

NOW AT THE SC. Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez's minority leadership is once again being challenged by the "Magnificent 7" bloc. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

Lawmakers condemn US embassy protest clash: 'Heads should roll'

Oct 20, 2016 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED As a society our trust in the police may only be earned if they respect the rule of law and our fundamental rights says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr

Protesters lie on the ground after being hit by a police van during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on October 19, 2016. Photo by AFP

De Lima on drug case: 'Justice under Aguirre is fake'

Oct 11, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Maybe because that is the domain of Aguirre the master of fakery says Senator Leila de Lima after an anti crime group filed a drug case against her before the DOJ and not the Ombudsman

Same-sex civil marriage bill may 'divide' House – minority lawmakers

Oct 04, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Legislators agree that the bill Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez plans to file will spark an intelligent deliberation on LGBT rights at the House of Representatives

LGBT RIGHTS. A couple kisses during the 22nd Manila Pride March in June 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Witness' allegations vs Duterte must be probed – minority lawmakers

Sep 15, 2016 - 7:00 PM

We can t take yet this as gospel truth I will not condemn so easily More investigations are needed to validate facts says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr

ACCUSED. Senate witness Edgar Matobato claims President Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings in Davao City when he was still mayor. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

House probe on Bilibid drugs under De Lima 'reeks of harassment'

Aug 20, 2016 - 6:06 PM

This proposed investigation reeks of harassment and various constitutional violations as it seeks to spend people’s money on a witch hunt says Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr

NO LOGIC. Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat Jr (right) raises questions about House Resolution No. 105 filed by administration allies, led by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (left).

Lawmakers on Duterte's 1st 50 days: 'Change is here'

Aug 18, 2016 - 5:17 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is also urged to be more magnanimous in accepting criticism and to engage in less word wars with his detractors

DUTERTE ALLIES. From left to right: Iloilo 1st District Representative Richard Garin, Zamboanga City 1st District Representative Celso Lobregat, Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles, Nueva Ecija 4th District Representative Magnolia Antonino-Nadres, PBA Representative Mark Sambar, and Quezon City 5th District Representative Alfred Vargas. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmakers, NGO file 2nd petition vs Marcos hero's burial

Aug 16, 2016 - 4:07 PM

Congressmen have joined the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearances in a bid to stop the burial of the late strongman at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

SECOND APPEAL. The group Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearances (FIND) and several lawmakers jointly filed a second petition before the Supreme Court to oppose the planned interment of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the national shrine.

IN PHOTOS: 'Citizens' assembly' vs Marcos hero's burial

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Several groups from different affiliations together with Liberal Party members attend the citizens assembly

NO HERO. Citizens urged President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision in allowing the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Groups mull asking SC to stop Marcos hero's burial

Aug 09, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The other option is to persuade President Duterte to change his mind

SC INTERVENTION? Representative Edcel Lagman (middle) says the coalition against President Ferdinand Marcos' hero's burial is eyeing to seek an injunction from the Supreme Court. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

To bury Marcos at Libingan is to bury martial law 'atrocities' – lawmakers

Aug 08, 2016 - 6:30 PM

We seem to equate moving on with forgetting the evils of martial law and extolling those who perpetuated it says Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr

Filipinos vs Cha-Cha teach Congress they can disagree with Duterte – lawmakers

Aug 02, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The legitimate and real House minority bloc says they prefer to amend the Constitution through a Constitutional Convention purely elected by the people

'LEGITIMATE AND REAL MINORITY.' Six of the 8 members of the so-called "legitimate and real" House minority bloc call a press conference on August 2. From left to right: Caloocan 2nd District Representative Edgar Erice, 1-SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta, Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, and Capiz 1st District Representative Emmanuel Billones. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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