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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.

'Record attendance' in House? But Atienza says lawmakers leave after roll call

Sep 12, 2019 - 5:00 PM

House rules, however, allow legislators who are physically absent during the plenary session to still be recorded as present, under certain conditions

A LOT OF EMPTY SEATS. As the hours tick by during House plenary sessions, seats of lawmakers become empty one by one. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers, House staff honor ‘the wonderful life’ of Prospero Nograles

May 07, 2019 - 2:29 PM

The closest friends and colleagues of the country's first Mindanaoan speaker remember his closeness to the House staff and his love for the song, 'What a Wonderful World'

TRIBUTE. The House of Representatives holds a Requim Mass and necrological service for the late speaker Prospero Nograles Jr on May 7, 2019. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Abalos, Gonzales push for PDP-Laban bets in Mandaluyong miting de avance

May 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Mandaluyong City candidates under PDP-Laban seek support for senatorial bets who are also running under the administration slate

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

History repeats itself: Senate had mace-chase almost 30 years ago

Jul 25, 2018 - 8:10 PM

In 1991, a controversial coup that sought to oust then Senate president Jovito Salonga triggered a childish mace-chase in the chamber

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Jun 07, 2016 - 8:02 PM

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Marcos camp questions Cebu City COC over discrepancy

May 25, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The committee reminds candidates lawyers the only documents that need to tally are the electronically and physically transmitted certificates of canvass

CANVASSING STARTS. Candidates' lawyers watch congressional staff open the first ballot box at the canvassing of votes for president and vice president on May 25, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Marcos camp fires opening salvo in canvassing

May 25, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Marcos lawyer Didagen Dilangalen is warned that he will be forced to return to his seat as he makes an early motion – to separately canvass votes for vice president

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May 25, 2016 - 1:09 PM

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Pimentel: Pinpoint specific COCs in canvassing objections

May 24, 2016 - 6:23 PM

You can’t allege there is cheating in the election as a whole You have to pinpoint which COC is affected by your allegation says the head of the Senate panel in the canvassing committee

SENATE PANEL. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III heads the Senate panel in the joint committee with the House of Representatives, which starts on May 25, 2016, to canvass the votes for president and vice president. Rappler file photo

Losing bets can't join canvassing of presidential, VP votes – Drilon

May 23, 2016 - 7:46 PM

Members of the 16th Congress will convene on Tuesday May 24 to set the rules that will govern the official canvassing of votes for president and vice president

CANVASSERS. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives will seat as national board of canvassers to officially audit the votes for president and vice president. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Bangsamoro bill reaches House plenary

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:54 PM

Compared with the reproductive health law approving the BBL in the House of Representative is proving to be more difficult Gonzales says

DEADLINE. Muslim groups rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Monday, June 1, to thank the House Adhoc Committee members who voted yes for the Bangsamoro Basic Law and calls for the immediate passage of the law in the plenary.

Opt-in clause top concern as House plenary tackles BBL

May 31, 2015 - 10:09 AM

The opt in provision is a deal breaker for many congressmen a House leader says

DEBATES. Muslim groups led by Mindanao Alliance for Peace rally at the gates of the House of Representatives in Quezon City to call for the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro basic law. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bangsamoro bill hurdles House committee

May 20, 2015 - 2:50 PM

UPDATED The bill goes to the committee on appropriations and the committee on ways and means before moving to the plenary

FIRST STAGE. Members of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the proposed Bangsamoro basic law cast their vote.

Aquino allies block Lobregat amendments in Bangsamoro law

May 18, 2015 - 11:49 PM

Will the committee vote on individual amendments serve as a preview on how the vote will go for the proposed Bangsamoro basic law?

FULL FORCE. The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law puts the bill to a vote May 18, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Plunder raps filed vs admin ally over PDAF 'misuse'

Nov 27, 2014 - 12:19 PM

UPDATED The charges against House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II are based on the COA findings in a special audit on lawmakers PDAF from 2007 to 2009

CHARGED. House Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales II faces plunder and graft charges. File photo by Rappler

House to probe need for special powers for Aquino

Sep 26, 2014 - 11:44 AM

The House opts for a congressional hearing over the outright grant of special powers to President Benigno Aquino III to address a looming energy crisis in 2015

House creates supercommittee to tackle Bangsamoro bill

Sep 08, 2014 - 7:09 PM

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr and Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II file House Resolution 1462 creating an ad hoc committee for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

House to prioritize economic over political cha-cha

Aug 19, 2014 - 4:19 PM

The House of Representatives cannot seriously consider proposals to allow the president a second term until a measure is filed in Congress the House majority leader says

NO OFFICIAL STAND. House Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales II answers questions from the media in a press conference 19 August, 2014. Photo by Rappler

Jinggoy to SC: Selective prosecution against the law

Jun 25, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Estrada says a law administered in a prejudicial manner is an infringement on the Constitution s equal protection clause

Wealth of Belmonte, House leaders climb past 4 years

Jun 08, 2014 - 10:17 AM

Since 2010 the net worth of most House leaders has increased summaries of their SALNs show Speaker Sonny Belmonte is also one of the wealthiest

'Bangsamoro law first; not FOI, anti-dynasty bills'

May 05, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Malacañang the Senate and the House do not count the freedom of information and anti political dynasty bills as priority The President has higher priorities in his plate the Palace says

PRIORITIES. Leaders of both chambers of Congress met Monday, May 5, to set their agenda until June, before the 1st regular session of the 16th Congress ends. File photo by Rappler

Jinggoy grills COA chief: Why gang up on us?

Oct 16, 2013 - 7:34 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada tells COA chief Tan not to blame lawmakers for the implementation of PDAF funded projects

Gonzales: COA findings against me are 'hearsay'

Sep 25, 2013 - 7:59 PM

State auditors have found almost P500 million of the House Majority Leader s PDAF misused over 3 years more than enough the amount required for a plunder complaint

CHAMBER COURTESY. House Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales II reacts to Sen Jinggoy Estrada's privilege speech. Photo by Rappler

More bite for animal rights law

Jul 14, 2013 - 9:07 PM

Cruelty to animals to get stiffer penalties

THEY TOO HAVE RIGHTS. Animal care makes better human beings

‘Term-limit extension will kill Cha-cha initiative’

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Moves to lift term limits will kill a Cha cha initiative meant to attract foreign investment says House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II

RH law: The long and rough road

Dec 30, 2012 - 5:53 PM

The RH law is a culmination of the hard work of a battalion of RH advocates inside and outside Congress and a President who stepped up to complete the job

Tougher battle lies ahead for RH bill?

Dec 13, 2012 - 8:38 AM

The bill s approval on 2nd reading was a close vote 113 104 with 3 abstentions Expect more intense lobbying in the days leading to the vote on 3rd reading

Wednesday: RH bill showdown in Congress

Dec 11, 2012 - 1:38 PM

After 15 years of delay the House of Representatives will decide the fate of the Reproductive Health Bill on Wednesday December 12

House fails to vote on RH Bill this week

Dec 06, 2012 - 9:23 AM

The House of Representatives failed to grant the President s wish to put the Reproductive Health Bill to a vote this week after deliberations on the controversial measure was cut short due to the lack of warm bodies on the floor

Certify RH bill as urgent, Aquino asked

Dec 04, 2012 - 2:59 PM

To truly give the RH bill a fighting chance Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales II says he believes the President should certify the bill as urgent

URGENT. Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales II urges President Benigno Aquino III to certify the RH Bill as urgent. File photo by Angela Casauay

'Small victory' for RH bill in House

Nov 26, 2012 - 7:38 PM

Congress musters a quorum to tackle the substitute RH bill

Show up, Lagman tells pro-RH solons

Nov 23, 2012 - 12:04 PM

The principal author of the Reproductive Health bill in the House of Representatives appeals to lawmakers to show up in Congress before the Christmas break

RH bill dead in the House, says Cojuangco

Nov 22, 2012 - 11:33 AM

RH bill advocate Rep Kimi Cojuangco spills the beans on Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales accusing him of declaring the death of the bill in the current Congress

RH word war: Kimi Cojuangco vs Boyet Gonzales

Nov 21, 2012 - 4:03 PM

Pangasinan Rep Kimi Cojuangco a known advocate of the RH bill chides Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales II for allegedly delaying the approval of the controversial measure

RH, FOI bills running out of time

Jun 09, 2012 - 7:48 PM

What the congressmen worked on other than CoronaTrial

POLITICAL WILL: Languishing in Congress for over a decade, the sin tax measure finally passes lower House

Contempt take 3: Rep. Gonzales this time?

Mar 13, 2012 - 2:04 PM

For threatening Rep Tobias Tiangco House Majority Leader faces a contempt charge before the impeachment court

Lawmaker to testify vs House colleagues

Mar 12, 2012 - 9:16 AM

A former administration ally Navotas Rep Tobias Tiangco admits he volunteered to testify for the defense

House leaders: Corona is 'desperate'

Feb 09, 2012 - 3:20 PM

This is a footage from the press conference held by House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr and Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales II hours before the Supreme Court was supposed to hold its en banc session on the motions for certiorari filed by Chief Justice Renato Corona

PUZZLED. House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Majority Floor Leader Neptali Gonzales II at a presscon hours before SC deliberations on the Corona motions

Gonzales , Neptali II

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM