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TEXT MESSAGE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is caught sending a message to a VACC member, saying there is a need to 'expedite' the cases against Senator Risa Hontiveros. Sourced photo










Dear Rappler reader,

It's been a busy week in Congress – both the Upper and Lower chambers.

In the Senate, Senator Risa Hontiveros called for Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre's resignation on Monday after the latter was caught texting a member of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption to expedite their complaints against Hontiveros.

On the same day, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said he will file libel charges against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, radio commentator Erwin Tulfo, and a journalist allegedly behind a propaganda website.

In the House of Representatives, lawmakers voted to allocate only P1,000 to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for 2018. After a heated debate on a cold and rainy Tuesday afternoon, 119 voted in favor of giving the CHR a measly P1,000 for the coming year. 32 voted against it.

The following day, the House committee on justice deemed the first valid impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno sufficient in form and substance, and the second complaint insufficient.

But there's still some good news. Rappler, along with the United Nations Development Programme, mounted the 2017 Social Good Summit, a global annual event dedicated to celebrate, honor, and uphold practices for social good through technology, innovation, and social media.

Here are the stories you should not miss.

House budget debates: CHR gets only P1,000 for 2018

The House votes 119-32, giving the CHR only P1,000 for 2018. The budget will be forwarded to the Senate for another round of deliberations.

LOOK: Aguirre caught texting to 'expedite' cases vs Hontiveros

The justice secretary is caught on camera texting a VACC member to expedite cases against the opposition senator – cases whose probable cause will be determined by Aguirre's office

1st impeach complaint vs Sereno 'sufficient in form, substance'

The House committee on justice finds the second complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno – filed by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption and the Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution – insufficient in form

Trillanes to sue Mocha Uson, Erwin Tulfo for libel

'Hindi na pupuwede 'yung fake news... Hahabulin at hahabulin ko kayo every time,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WATCH: Innovate with Purpose: Leave No One Behind #2030NOW

Watch the 2017 Manila Social Good Summit and join the discussion on how innovation should leave no one behind

Basagan ng Trip: Ferdinand Marcos’ great ideas, bad executions

Ferdinand Marcos had some great ideas. Where did he falter?

What's The Big Idea? Mid-century modern art and the Philippine Art Gallery

Coco Alcuaz talks to art curators about how the Philippine Art Gallery was instrumental in the post-war modern art movement

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