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Trump triumphs as Congress passes sweeping tax cuts

Dec 21, 2017 - 8:28 AM

'We are making America great again,' says US president Donald Trump

MAJOR VICTORY. Donald Trump reaches a milestone for his administration with the tax cuts. AFP photo

Ledac agrees to pass federalism, national ID bills by December

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:20 PM

The two bills along with 12 others are classified as urgent by the Ledac Executive Committee

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers his speech as he opened the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress. Photo by Rappler

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED Speaker Alvarez presents this year s House agenda

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 24, 2017

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:42 AM

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Congress passes 3 out of 12 bills in Duterte's 1st SONA

Jul 22, 2017 - 10:36 AM

These 3 bills still await President Rodrigo Duterte s signature

Congress sets aside death penalty, age of criminal responsibility

May 03, 2017 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali says the controversial bills will be taking the back burner with his committee expected to tackle impeachment complaints

As chair of the House justice committee, Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Representative Reynaldo Umali will be at the forefront of the pending impeachment proceedings at the House. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIST: 14 bills the 17th Congress aims to pass by May 31

May 02, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Legislators are eyeing to pass 14 measures in less than a month including bills that would provide free public Wi Fi and extend the validity of drivers licenses

The pet bills of President Duterte

Aug 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Duterte did not mention in his first SONA two bills that his top allies in the 17th Congress declared they would prioritize: the reimposition of the death penalty and the lowering to 15 years the minimum age of criminal responsibility

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his State of the Nation Address, as Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listen. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Manny Pacquiao eager to back Duterte’s legislative agenda

May 28, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Asked if he will remain in UNA the political party of Jejomar Binay Pacquiao says Yung partido pang eleksyon lang ‘yan

Manny Pacquiao plays basketball with close aides of Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte on May 28, 2016 in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Senate OKs bill helping SMEs get funding

Feb 24, 2014 - 8:46 PM

It seeks to put up Negosyo Centers in cities and towns to help entrepreneurs register and manage businesses and gain access to sources of financing

Laws that discriminate against women

Sep 24, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Women s rights groups are advocating for a change to archaic laws that discriminate against women

Drilon: Laws to address clamor for Charter change

Jul 18, 2013 - 7:11 PM

Sen Franklin Drilon says laws will address the clamor for economic reforms and inclusive growth

'DIVERTING ATTENTION.' Incoming Senate President Franklin Drilon said instead of "diverting attention" through charter change, the administration will push for economic reforms through passing laws.

The Senate's legislative agenda

Jul 23, 2012 - 12:39 PM

We do not have the fairy tale illusions that legislation will remedy every national ill