Turncoat - updates

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As allies jump ship, PDP-Laban stalwart wants 'balimbing' ban

Feb 19, 2020 - 2:20 PM

(UPDATED) 'Nakakahiya na.... Hintuin na natin itong ugali na wala tayong mga prinsipyo, wala tayong pinapanindigan,' says House Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel

ENOUGH WITH PARTY SWITCHING. House Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel, a PDP-Laban stalwart, backs the proposal to amend the charter to bar turncoats. File photo from Pimentel's Facebook page

Midterm exodus: When political butterflies switch party alliances

May 11, 2019 - 10:19 AM

Data analysis of recent elections shows that many local politicians usually jump to the party of the incumbent president during midterm elections

Manny Pacquiao: 'Too much democracy is bad for the Philippines'

Mar 02, 2019 - 3:55 PM

But at the same time, Senator Manny Pacquiao uses democracy to defend his stance against laws banning political dynasties and turncoatism

Sen. Manny Pacquiao during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad.

Con-Com proposes ban on political turncoats, stricter rules for political parties

May 02, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The Consultative Committee hopes the proposed provisions will lead to 'genuine party politics' based on ideologies instead of on personalities, but at least one member warns this would unduly punish those who feel that their party no longer represents their ideals

Con-Com eyes ban on political butterflies in proposed charter

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The Consultative Committee en banc is set to vote on the proposal on May 2

The Liberal Party and realpolitik in the House

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo explains what it s like being member of the Liberal Party under a Duterte controlled House of Representatives After elections from close to a hundred members were reduced to 32

REALPOLITIK DECISION. Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo recalls why the Liberal Party decided to stay in the House majority. File photos by Rappler

Duterte teases Joey Salceda: Now, you are out of grace

Dec 09, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Duterte puts Salceda on the spot during his visit to Albay: Dapat si Joey andoon sa Malacañang eh Now you are out of grace in apparent reference to Salceda s support for the presidential bid of Grace Poe in the last elections

DUTERTE'S TEASING. President Duterte leads the groundbreaking of the Bicol International Airport with Representative Joey Salceda (right, in blue). Photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past including measures pushing for freedom of information ending political dynasties and increasing the pension for SSS members

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Senate President Koko Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listens to President Rodrigo Duterte as he delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Aquino: I understand LP lawmakers jumping ship to PDP-Laban

May 26, 2016 - 10:29 PM

President Benigno Aquino III recalls that the Liberal Party was once a small party until he became president and politicians decided to switch to their side

President Benigno Aquino III laments the start of Liberal Party members jumping ship to PDP-Laban, the party of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

2010 repeat: Is Joey Salceda jumping ship?

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The Albay governor – who also happens to be the Liberal Party s provincial chair – is absent from a show of force in the historic Club Filipino

ROXAS NO MORE? Albay Governor Joey Salceda attends the endorsement of Mar Roxas at Club Filipino. Rappler file photo

#PugadBaboy: Turncoat punchline 2

Jul 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Turncoat

Jul 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Turncoat punchline 3

Jul 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

More than half of re-electionists are turncoats

Apr 16, 2013 - 12:02 PM

A big majority of the turncoats ran and won under Lakas in 2010 and are now running under the Liberal Party

#PHvote quotes: Tempers flare up in campaigns

Mar 09, 2013 - 1:13 PM

No holds were barred for candidates as they attacked each other the Commission on Elections the President the Church heck even attacked the voters

Drilon to UNA: I'm not a turncoat, I left GMA early

Mar 04, 2013 - 4:48 PM

A day after he was criticized for being a turncoat Team PNoy campaign manager Franklin Drilon defends himself and his past alliance with former President Arroyo

Hate turncoats? Anti-Balimbing bill to punish them

Jun 14, 2012 - 1:17 PM

A new bill seeks to punish politicians who change parties 8 months before the next elections But is it the solution?