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NUP amasses power in House after 4 more lawmakers defect from PDP-Laban

Feb 05, 2020 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) La Union Representative Sandra Eriguel says she joined the National Unity Party as it is 'the party to reckon with, the party of the future'

NEW MEMBER. PDP-Laban loses two crucial members in Deputy Speakers Boyet Gonzales and Dan Fernandez, who are now allied with NUP.

NUP doubles power in House after backing Cayetano for Speaker

Aug 06, 2019 - 6:11 PM

The National Unity Party is now the second biggest bloc in the House of Representatives

MORE POWERFUL. Members of the National Unity Party pose for a picture during their meeting on August 6, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

With Paolo Duterte in its ranks, NUP emerging as a force in House

Aug 05, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Following the presidential son's lead, more legislators are jumping ship to the National Unity Party, increasing its numbers in the House to 50

RISING FORCE. NUP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Roberto Puno and NUP deputy secretary-general Bryan Yamsuan hold a press conference on August 5, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Paolo Duterte set to join National Unity Party

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Davao City congressman is reportedly scheduled to take his oath as an NUP member on August 6

NEW NUP MEMBER? Davao City 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte is set to take his oath as NUP member next week. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

NUP lawmakers to back Cayetano for House speaker

Jun 03, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The National Unity Party's incoming 25 lawmakers in the 18th Congress are expected to vote as a bloc

SPEAKERSHIP BET. Incoming Taguig City-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano is among the candidates for Speaker in the 18th Congress. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pimentel downplays Hugpong alliance with political parties

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:19 PM

'Congrats to them all. No implication on us,' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Hugpong ng Pagbabago seals alliance with NP, NPC, NUP

Aug 13, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Three national political parties and 6 local parties vow to support the senatorial candidates endorsed by the regional party of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

When the House whips go to work for the death penalty

Mar 16, 2017 - 9:37 PM

PART 2: Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas leads the charge to whip the votes and bring back the death penalty in the country a pet bill of President Rodrigo Duterte

THE WHIP. Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas gestures as his colleagues vote on HB 4727 on March 7. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

What happened behind closed doors to the death penalty bill

Mar 15, 2017 - 11:38 AM

PART 1: Lawmakers are initially ambivalent about their stance on the death penalty bill but a few tweaks on its provisions finally convince them to support the measure

Belmonte backs emergency powers for Duterte vs traffic

Jun 21, 2016 - 5:47 PM

The outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives says waiving the bidding for transportation contracts is fine as long as all information are made public

LP LEADER. Outgoing House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said he might lead the members of the LP who will join the majority coalition if their members won't be asked to jump ship to PDP-Laban. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

NUP seals alliance with PDP-Laban

Jun 02, 2016 - 5:10 PM

The National Unity Party is the latest political party to express support for President elect Rodrigo Duterte s PDP Laban

NEW ALLIES. The National Unity Party joins forces with the incoming ruling party, PDP-Laban. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Belmonte: 'Sizeable number of LP members still on my side'

May 31, 2016 - 5:15 PM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr says the party leadership s preferred scenario is for the LP to remain intact even as some of its members coalesce with the new majority bloc in the House

HOUSE LEADER. House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte opens the 3rd regular session of the 16th congress at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

3 Mindanao lawmakers shift to Duterte's PDP-Laban

May 24, 2016 - 10:36 PM

Peter Unabia and Mylene Albano of the Liberal Party along with Rogelio Pacquiao take their oath as PDP Laban members

NEW ALLIANCES. Several members of the House of Representatives have deflected to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

LP lawmakers told: Support PDP-Laban, but stay with party

May 23, 2016 - 6:02 PM

More realignments in the House of Representatives: the National Unity Party reunites with Lakas CMD before entering into a coalition with PDP Laban

'I'm sure Alvarez will be next Speaker' – Belmonte

May 20, 2016 - 9:56 PM

UPDATED He has or will soon have the numbers longtime House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte says of newly elected Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez

NPC to form alliance with Duterte's PDP-Laban

May 19, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The Nationalist People s Coalition is the latest political party to express support for the incoming administration of president elect Rodrigo Duterte

COALITION. The Nationalist People's Coalition - the country's second largest political party - is now allied with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan.

Incumbent Antique governor defeated after 3 decades in power

May 12, 2016 - 9:34 PM

In a one on one race for the gubernatorial seat of Antique province incumbent Vice Governor Rhodora Dodod Cadiao defeats long time governor Exequiel Javier

Rappler file photo of Exequiel Javier (left) and new Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao (right)

NUP members 'free' to choose presidential bets in 2016 – solon

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Negros Occidental Representative Jeffrey Ferrer National Unity Party s chair for Western Visayas says most members support Mar Roxas who is from the region

How VP Binay, Bongbong Marcos, Mar Roxas wooed NUP

Sep 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Binay promises to push for bigger LGU funds Marcos will prioritize infrastructure and Roxas banks on reforms started by President Aquino s administration

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Binay: Ban cases vs candidates a year before polls

Sep 28, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Binay says of his proposal: Why would it be self serving? Because politicians are being threatened The candidates should continue to campaign as members of NUP

HARASSMENT? Vice President Jejomar Binay says Ombudsman and Sandiganbayan cases filed against politicians one year before elections are for political persecution. File photo

Bongbong Marcos seeks NUP support: I will try to unify the country

Sep 28, 2015 - 4:13 PM

While Marcos says he meets with other individual candidates and political parties he says his talks with Binay are almost done

'COUNT ON YOUR SUPPORT.' Senator Bongbong Marcos seeks the support of the National Unity Party, even as he remains coy about his 2016 political plans. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Grace Poe to skip NUP national convention

Sep 28, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Despite this the senator says she already met with some party leaders before she declared her presidential bid on September 16

Grace Poe

NUP to meet with Grace Poe, Mar Roxas, VP Binay on Sept 28

Sep 22, 2015 - 1:34 PM

NUP a member of the administration coalition is still unsure in supporting Mar Roxas as it invited all three presidential candidates to its party convention on Monday September 28

NUP Convention. Admin bet Mar Roxas after a meeting with members of the NUP in August. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Forget Grace Poe? Drilon wants LP to begin VP search

Sep 04, 2015 - 5:56 PM

In my view Senator Poe is already a candidate for president The writings are on the wall says Senate President Franklin Drilon who is Liberal Party vice chairman

GAME OVER? Senate President Franklin Drilon is convinced the Liberal Party should start looking for a vice presidential bet since Senator Grace Poe is set on running for president herself. File photos

NUP: Roxas endorsement mere 'formality'

Aug 27, 2015 - 7:45 PM

Save for a few members the National Unity Party is set to stay in the broad Liberal Party led coalition come 2016

NUP STILL IN. Admin bet Mar Roxas after a meeting with members of the NUP.  Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Is Chiz Escudero weighing down Grace Poe's chances in 2016?

Aug 18, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Brian Llamanzares Senator Grace Poe s son says his mother has proven that she keeps her friends close but keeps the people’s interest closer

Senators Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

NPC governor, NUP lawmakers attend Mar Roxas endorsement

Jul 31, 2015 - 2:55 PM

NPC spokesperson Rex Gatchalian says their members are free to express their personal preferences

ANOINTED. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II declares his presidential bid at the Cory C. Aquino Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino in San Juan City on July 31, 2015. Photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

Did Liberal Party use 4Ps for electioneering?

May 25, 2013 - 4:09 PM

President Aquino’s party is being accused of using the flagship poverty alleviation program of the government during the campaign period

'Pahalipay': Vote buying in Southern Leyte

May 21, 2013 - 12:11 PM

In Southern Leyte a policeman and a barangay official turn witness in vote buying allegations against local politicians

Aquino: Cebu is not a 'free zone' in 2013

Nov 30, 2012 - 10:24 PM

Aquino dismisses reports that LP has no operations funds to distribute to local candidates

Remnants of Arroyo party partner with LP

Sep 26, 2012 - 2:25 PM

NUP is sheduled to sign a partnershp agreement with LP on Friday September 28