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Arroyo hails late Kabayan lawmaker as 'champion of children's rights'

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

In her eulogy for the late Kabayan Representative Ciriaco Calalang, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recalls his volunteer legal services for children during her time as social welfare secretary

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS. The late Kabayan Representative Ciriaco Calalang died 2018. Photo by Kabayan

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

Who could replace Harry Roque as Kabayan Party List rep?

Jan 25, 2017 - 3:21 PM

An election lawyer says Roque could only be removed either via expulsion with a two thirds vote of all House members or through a ruling by the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal

3RD NOMINEE. Kabayan party list's 3rd nominee, Ciriaco Calalang. Photo from Comelec document

Abolish us? Party-list representatives: 'We're not all bad'

Aug 01, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says party lists have helped pass landmark legislation in the past including the Reproductive Health Law the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Law and the Philippine Competition Act

BYE-BYE PARTY LISTS? ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz and AKO Bicol Representative Alfredo Garbin Jr weigh in on the proposal to abolish the party-list system. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Party-list groups declare support for Alvarez, PDP-Laban

May 25, 2016 - 9:39 PM

37 party list representatives are banking on the promise of presumptive Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to give them choice committee assignments

COMMITMENTS. The coalition of 37 party-list representatives declare support for the speakership bid of Davao del Norte's Pantaleon Alvarez (8th from right). Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

2016 party-list nominees: Taking a 'shortcut' to Congress?

Mar 15, 2016 - 2:00 PM

While there have been nominees from marginalized sectors some individuals and groups have taken advantage of a loophole to join the party list

Teachers no longer required to do election duties if Aquino signs law

Jan 27, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Who will man the polling precincts if public school teachers opt out?

VOLUNTEER SERVICE. Teachers would soon be free from harassment experienced during elections. Photo by AFP

House approves Customs reform act on 3rd reading

Nov 12, 2015 - 6:44 PM

The bill seeks full automation of BOC transactions and an increase in the minimum cost of taxable imported goods from P10 to P5 000

ASEAN INTEGRATION. Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina hopes to have the CMTA enacted by yearend in time for the ASEAN economic integration.