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September 4, 2018 6:51 AM Recto: Statement on the Revocation of Amnesty Granted to Senator Trillanes

When I lost my 2007 re-election bid, one of the first congratulatory calls I made was to the detained Sonny Trillanes. In my mind, here was a guy who, without setting one foot out of prison, was granted amnesty, not by one person but by 11,189,671 people. When he won the reelection in 2013, more people - 14,127,722 million this time - affirmed that the absolution 37

August 26, 2018 1:43 AM Rider killed, 3 hurt in Quezon road accident

LUCENA CITY – A motorcycle rider died and three others were hurt in a road accident in Infanta town in Quezon province Saturday night, police said. In a report, Chief Insp. Lowell Atienza, Infanta police chief, said motorcycle driver Joselito Macaranas accidentally bumped Adena Opatorio, 62, while she was crossing the national road in Barangay (village) 16

August 24, 2018 5:10 AM MMDA to continue driver-only vehicle policy dry-run along EDSA

MANILA - The carpooling program along EDSA that prohibits driver-only vehicles from passing along the major thoroughfare during rush hour will continue, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista said Friday. "The dry-run and test of the carpooling program of the MMDA will continue, subject to our presentation to the members of Congress," Bautista said in a joint 16

August 18, 2018 10:54 AM 3 minors rescued, 4 drug suspects nabbed in Manila buy-bust

Three minors were rescued and four drug suspects were arrested in a buy-bust operation on Recto Avenue in Santa Cruz, Manila Friday night. According to the Manila Police District (MPD), the rescued minors were a 15-year-old grade 9 student and two 14-year-old grade 8 students in Quezon City. On Saturday, the MPD identified the suspects as Caroline Manuel 12

August 14, 2018 6:56 AM Recto opposes budget cut for MMDA amid recent flooding

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Tuesday called on the government not to cut the budget of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to boost its disaster response during incidents of flooding. Recto’s suggestion came after intense flooding affected many parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces due to the southwest monsoon and recent 24

August 12, 2018 10:12 AM Recto: House move to call off hearings must not lead to delayed or reenacted budget

It is the prerogative of the House to suspend hearings on 2019 national budget. We can only hope that after this pause, they can fast-forward their review so that the budget will arrive in the Senate as scheduled and will not jeopardize the traditional timetable of an enacted budget by the end of the year. As we are four and a half months away from the end of the year, any speculation 45

August 10, 2018 5:37 AM Sen. Loren Legarda calls for immediate passage of the SOGIE bill

, “Sen. Loren Legarda on Friday called for the immediate passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill.” In a statement she said, “The State should protect the rights of all its citizens, which include members of the LGBTQIA community.” Sen. Legarda also mentioned that a discussion on the bill has been going 18

July 29, 2018 12:43 AM 14 inaresto sa Maynila dahil sa pagyoyosi sa pampublikong lugar

MANILA - Dinampot ng mga pulis ang 14 indibidwal na nahuling naninigarilyo sa kalsada sa lungsod ng Maynila. Batay sa paunang ulat ng Sta. Cruz Police station, 8 lalaki ang hinuli habang nagsasagawa ang mga pulis ng anti-criminality campaign sa bahagi ng Recto Ave. at Evangelista St. Anim naman na naninigarilyo rin sa kalsada ang nasakote ng mga pulis 12

July 23, 2018 2:42 AM IN PHOTOS: All the looks from the 2018 SONA

While the opening of the 3rd regular session of the 17th Congress and the SONA are political events – officials and their spouses make their fashion moments too MANILA, Philippines – The beginning of the 3rd regular session for the 17th Congress is a decidedly political event. But when red carpets and floor-to-floor media coverage is involved, it's almost 36

July 15, 2018 9:30 PM Only 3 lawmakers not millionaires

The House of Representatives finally disclosed on Sunday the net worth of its 292 members in an aggregated list form, more than two months after the congressmen’s April 30 wealth-reporting deadline. The list showed that Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reported P96.54 million in assets and P4.84 million in liabilities in 2017 for a net worth of P91.69 million 17