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Manny Pacquiao: 'Too much democracy is bad for the Philippines'

Mar 02, 2019 - 3:55 PM

But at the same time, Senator Manny Pacquiao uses democracy to defend his stance against laws banning political dynasties and turncoatism

Sen. Manny Pacquiao during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad.

Con-Com proposes ban on political turncoats, stricter rules for political parties

May 02, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The Consultative Committee hopes the proposed provisions will lead to 'genuine party politics' based on ideologies instead of on personalities, but at least one member warns this would unduly punish those who feel that their party no longer represents their ideals

Con-Com eyes ban on political butterflies in proposed charter

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The Consultative Committee en banc is set to vote on the proposal on May 2

Duterte teases Joey Salceda: Now, you are out of grace

Dec 09, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Duterte puts Salceda on the spot during his visit to Albay: Dapat si Joey andoon sa Malacañang eh Now you are out of grace in apparent reference to Salceda s support for the presidential bid of Grace Poe in the last elections

DUTERTE'S TEASING. President Duterte leads the groundbreaking of the Bicol International Airport with Representative Joey Salceda (right, in blue). Photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past including measures pushing for freedom of information ending political dynasties and increasing the pension for SSS members

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Senate President Koko Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listens to President Rodrigo Duterte as he delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Hate turncoats? Anti-Balimbing bill to punish them

Jun 14, 2012 - 1:17 PM

A new bill seeks to punish politicians who change parties 8 months before the next elections But is it the solution?