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Ex-Ifugao congressman Gualberto Lumauig dies

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM

(UPDATED) The late Ifugao representative Gualberto Lumauig will be buried at the Loyola Memorial Park on November 27

THE FIRST. The late Gualberto Lumauig was the first governor of the Ifugao province. Photo from Gina Lumauig

With China in West PH Sea, lawmakers say Independence Day 'devoid of spirit'

Jun 12, 2018 - 8:56 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Opposition lawmakers say the country is not truly given the government's failure to assert the country's rights against China in the West Philippine Sea

FREEDOM. Boy Scouts of the Philippines wave Philippine flaglets with full of gladness in celebration of Independence Day in 2017.  File photo by SM City Tarlac

House opposition hits Calida's ‘desperate’ move to oust Sereno

Mar 05, 2018 - 5:10 PM

Members of House opposition blocs say the Office of the Solicitor General is doing this since the Duterte administration doesn't have the numbers in the Senate to convict the Chief Justice

Lawmakers welcome AFP's killing of Hapilon, Omar Maute

Oct 16, 2017 - 2:05 PM

(UPDATED) With the crisis in Marawi believed to be nearing its end, lawmakers also call for the immediate rehabilitation of the war-torn city

2 party-list reps make up House 'billionaires' club' in 2016

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:07 PM

1 Pacman Representative Michael Romero is the richest congressman with a net worth of over P7 billion in his 2016 SALN

RICHEST REPRESENTATIVES. Michael Romero and Emmeline Aglipay-Villar are the richest at the House of Representatives in 2016. Photo from Facebook and Twitter accounts

Comprehensive or lacking? Lawmakers weigh in on Duterte's SONA

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Legislators wonder why President Rodrigo Duterte who won the 2016 elections on the promise of change left out key pledges in his second State of the Nation Address

WAS IT ENOUGH? President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his second State of the Nation Address. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

News Briefs: March 10, 2017

Mar 10, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday March 10

3rd lawmaker tagged in Duterte drug list – Speaker

Jan 25, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Two lawmakers are from Luzon and the other one is from Mindanao says House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

NARCO LIST. Three lawmakers have been tagged in President Rodrigo Duterte's list of government officials involved in illegal drugs. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

2 incumbent lawmakers in Duterte’s narco list – Alvarez

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says one of the 2 congressmen hails from Mindanao and is allegedly a drug protector

REPS IN THE NARCO LIST. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says is still mulling whether or not he would talk to the congressmen allegedly involved in drugs. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

17th Congress of the Philippines: Will laws remain unfunded?

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The Congress that has made the most number of empty promises so far is the 15th Congress How will the 17th Congress fare?

UNFUNDED. Several laws passed since 1991 remain without funding.

By the numbers: 17th Congress

Jul 25, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Get to know the current members of the Senate and the House of Representatives

MAP: Where will members of Congress go in 2016?

Jan 31, 2016 - 4:00 PM

More than half of all district representatives are gunning for reelection in 2016

145 out of the 178  district representatives seek re-election into the 17th Congress.

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May 22, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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178 congressmen eligible for reelection in 2016 polls

May 16, 2015 - 9:14 AM

Out of the 178 district congressmen 91 are on their first term and 87 are on their second consecutive term

Lacson to call out Aquino admin if Napoles list sanitized

May 07, 2014 - 3:37 PM

Rehabilitation Secretary Panfilo Lacson says the number of senators implicated in the scam is enough to ratify a treaty

NAPOLES MEETING. Lacson says he met with Napoles' husband and children to discuss her bid for immunity. File photo by Jose Del

BIR checking assets of PDAF scam suspects

Oct 24, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Without cases filed against senators and congressmen before a court the BIR cannot look into their bank accounts only certain properties

NEW HEAD. Kim Henares will coordinate all operations and policy engagements of all revenue collections agencies. Photo by Rappler

Congressmen to give P10,000 of salary to Zambo victims

Sep 19, 2013 - 4:44 PM

A resolution has been filed enjoining congressmen to donate at least one fifth of their net monthly pay to fund relief operations in Zamboanga City

SWELLING. The number of evacuees in conflict-torn Zamboanga City has risen to 126,000 on the 10th day, September 18. Rappler photo

DOJ set to file pork barrel scam cases

Sep 15, 2013 - 10:13 PM

The first batch of cases against those who siphoned off public funds will be filed with the Ombudsman. Probers have classified them into 'recidivists' and those who fell for the scam only once.

RESIGN. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima appealed to some NBI Deputy Directors with trust issues to tender their courtesy resignations. File photo by Rappler

Group files plunder raps vs Napoles, solons

Sep 13, 2013 - 6:02 PM

Citizens’ Crime Watch files a complaint before the Ombudsman against alleged PDAF scam mastermin Janet Lim Napoles and 28 incumbent and former lawmakers

Aquino rejects abolition of pork barrel anew

Aug 19, 2013 - 2:06 PM

'Maybe what we should do is that those who misuse the pork barrel should really face more serious punishment'

KEEP PDAF. President Benigno Aquino III stood firm on his stance to keep pork barrel. Malacañang Photo Bureau

FAST FACTS: Get to know the members of the 16th Congress

Jul 22, 2013 - 8:14 AM

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DOJ offers protection to scam whistleblower, family

Jul 15, 2013 - 7:18 PM

De Lima refuses to confirm the involvement of lawmakers named by Benhur Luy in the scam until investigators have gathered enough solid evidence

UNDER WPP. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima recommends Benhur Luy, the whistle blower of the P10 billion pork barrel scam, to be placed under the witness protection program. FILE/AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

Palace cautions public on stem cell treatment

Jun 28, 2013 - 8:11 PM

Malacañang reminds the public there is no such thing as a treatment that cures all illnesses

Ledesma, Pacquiao top House absentees

Jun 25, 2013 - 12:11 PM

Who are the top absentees in the House in the 15th Congress? Who registered a perfect attendance?

CRASH COURSE. The 16th Congress opens July 22. Photo by Egay G. Aguilar

Pacquiao, Imelda Marcos wealthiest House members

May 23, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Las Piñas City Rep Mark Villar s net worth increases by P200 M

RICHEST: Sarangani Rep Manny Pacquiao. File photo by John Javellana

More seats up for grabs in 10 LGUs

Mar 31, 2013 - 12:31 PM

The creation of new districts and cities has opened seats to 5 additional congressmen and 28 councilors

US lawmakers support PH legal track on China

Jan 30, 2013 - 6:31 PM

The legal track promotes a peaceful resolution to the dispute in the West Philippine Sea 5 visiting US congressmen say

PH-US TIES. President Benigno Aquino III exchanges views with the United States Congressional Delegation headed by newly selected chairman of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs Representative Edward Royce, during the courtesy call at the Music Room, Malacañang Palace on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Solons to Pacquiao: A win will lift Filipino spirits

Dec 08, 2012 - 4:09 PM

Manny Pacquiao s fellow lawmakers are confident he will once again score a victory against Juan Miguel Marquez when the two meet on Sunday December 9

BOXING ICON. Members of the House of Representatives with Sarangani Rep Manny Pacquiao. Photo from

The RH bill Christmas carol

Nov 23, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Christmas wishes of an RH bill advocate

Governor hopefuls: a solon in 1 of 3 provinces

Nov 17, 2012 - 3:21 PM

In more than half of the 80 provinces lawmakers former governors relatives of former governors want to take the capitol

Ooops... No room for FOI bill

Oct 09, 2012 - 4:05 PM

Unbelievable and a little funny but true The House of Representatives is postponing the scheduled committee hearing on the FOI bill because there is no available room

Is your representative among 117 supporting FOI bill? See list

Aug 06, 2012 - 12:25 PM

Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Erin Tañada III says he expects more lawmakers to support the bill

Rematch or retire? Politicians advise Pacquiao

Jun 11, 2012 - 12:43 PM

Others tell him to choose between his boxing and political careers

Top 10 richest congressmen

May 03, 2012 - 7:34 PM

Pacquiao remains the lone billionaire in the House of Representatives

Proposal: Anti-Used Cooking Oil Act of 2012

Mar 17, 2012 - 2:01 PM

Violators will be fined P10 000 P50 000

Null and void: Defense attacks complaint

Mar 13, 2012 - 12:59 AM

Before presenting any sort of evidence the defense argues the complaint is not valid in the first place

Lagman abandons Arroyo, quits Lakas

Jan 19, 2012 - 5:07 PM

Rep Suarez takes over as minority leader

Prosecution: first day jitters

Jan 18, 2012 - 7:10 AM

Team members blame first day jitters for their poor showing on Day 2 of the impeachment trial against Chief Justice Renato Corona

BARZAGA. The Internet buzzes with percieved blunders of prosecution team member Rep. Elpidio Barzaga.

Day 2: prosecution's bad day

Jan 18, 2012 - 6:47 AM

Day 2: the impeachment court votes to deny the motion of the prosecution to summon Corona and his family and the prosecution and defense argue over which article to tackle first

2ND DAY. Natashya Gutierrez reports on the second day of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Corona.