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Senate minority seeks probe into China plane landings in Davao

Jul 09, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Opposition senators file Senate Resolution No. 779, seeking to determine if the 'technical stops' of Chinese military planes in the Philippines violated the 1987 Constitution

PLANE LANDING. Photos of a Chinese military plane landing in the Davao City Airport earlier went viral, fuelling concerns among netizens. Screenshot from Jose Antonio Custodio's Facebook page

Opposition seeks Senate's united stand on jurisdiction on Sereno

May 15, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the proposed resolution is meant 'to inform the Supreme Court of the sentiment of the Senate insofar as the legal issue is concerned'

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, supported the motion of the Senate Ethics Committee rejecting the ethics case filed against detained Senator Leila de Lima by lawyer Abelardo de Jesus in September 2016, after President Rodrigo Duterte accused her of involvement in the narcotics trade. “She did not violate the Senate rules and it is not related to De Lima’s official function. We moved for the dismissal of the case without prejudice to reviving the case in the future," Drilon said. (PRIB Photo by Romeo Bugante/AYA/20 February 2018)

SC decision vs De Lima 'unfortunate,' say minority senators

Oct 10, 2017 - 2:41 PM

The Supreme Court decision junking Senator Leila de Lima's petition 'highlighted Duterte's total control and manipulation of the three branches of government for his evil political ends,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Photo from De Lima's office

Senate minority renews call for 'incompetent' Aguirre's resignation

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The Filipinos deserve better than a Cabinet official who resorts to spreading lies sowing intrigue and to name calling opposition senators say

Minority asks Pimentel to help reverse notice to visit De Lima

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

We hope that Senate President Pimentel will stand by his previous assertions of the Senate s independence says Liberal Party president Francis Pangilinan

VISIT. The Senate minority bloc visits detained Senator Leila de Lima in detention in Camp Crame. File Photo from De Lima's office

Senate minority hits Gordon plan to file ethics case vs Trillanes

Sep 01, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Is this ethics case meant to silence the opposition in the Senate and the critics of the administration? opposition senators ask

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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May 30, 2017 - 6:54 PM

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Senate minority bloc visits De Lima in detention

May 01, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The minority bloc is keen on requesting the court to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to attend critical Senate debates and votes

Photo from De Lima's office

De Lima says Arroyo also behind attacks vs her

Oct 28, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The senator likewise scoffs at the House minority opinion on the probe into her

ACQUITTED. With her acquittal, former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo can now fully perform her duties as Pampanga 2nd District Representative. File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

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

Lagman warns vs brewing ‘subservient’ minority in House

Jul 04, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Congressman [Edcel] Lagman has no monopoly of intention to serve Congress when everybody’s objective is to do the same says Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez

FIGHT FOR THE MINORITY. Albay First District Representative Edcel Lagman warns against a House minority bloc under Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez.

Senate minority bloc plans to deliver contra-SONA

Jul 10, 2014 - 7:02 PM

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile who is detained at Camp Crame gives his go signal

MINORITY BLOC. Senator JV Ejercito wants the Senate Minority bloc to deliver a contra-SONA. File photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Senate minority slams uniform budget for oversight committees

Aug 19, 2013 - 6:43 PM

Senators say the new system does not address the real issues behind bloated committees

'NOT EQUAL.' Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile says the minority bloc opposed the decision to give equal budgets to all oversight committees because they do not have the same importance. Photo by Senate PRIB/Joe Arazas

House Minority files resolution to probe into 'pork' scam

Aug 06, 2013 - 5:21 PM

The investigation seeks to come up with legislation to correct many processes and procedures involved in the identification implementation monitoring auditing and public accountability

9 UNA members to join House majority

Jun 26, 2013 - 5:01 PM

Will Sarangani Rep Manny Pacquiao of UNA join the House majority after he didn t get the chairmanship he wanted?