Lawmaker calls for urgent passage of bills on air passengers’ rights amid United Airlines controversy

MANILA — An administration lawmaker has urged the leadership of the House of Representatives to prioritize all bills that aim to uphold and protect the rights of air passengers. Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. made the call on Wednesday in the wake of a recent controversy surrounding United Airlines over its violent removal of … Read More

Alejano files supplemental impeach rap vs Pres. Duterte

MANILA — Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano on Thursday filed a supplemental impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte regarding his foreign policy over disputed territories with China including Benham Rise, Panatag Shoal and the rest of the West Philippine Sea. Alejano filed the 13-page supplementary complaint before the Secretary General of the House of Representatives. … Read More

Party-list solon files impeachment complaint vs Pres. Duterte

MANILA — Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano on Thursday filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte before the Office of Secretary General at the House of Representatives. This is the first impeachment case filed against Duterte eight months after his assumption to office as President. The five grounds for impeachment are violation of constitution, … Read More

Lawmaker bats for stiffer penalty vs false testimonies in Congress

MANILA — A lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Wednesday filed a bill that imposes a heavier sanction for perjuries or false testimonies committed during congressional hearings. Kabayan Partylist Rep. Harry Roque filed House Bill 5112 following the sudden turnaround of SPO3 Arthur Lascañas, who recanted his earlier testimony in a Senate inquiry. Earlier … Read More

Dayan testifies in House hearing that De Lima received drug money from Kerwin

MANILA — Ronnie Dayan, former driver-bodyguard of Senator Leila de Lima when she was Justice secretary during the Aquino administration, testified on Thursday that he collected drug kickbacks for his former boss from confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa back in 2014. During the resumption of the House of Representatives Justice committee hearing, Dayan, who was … Read More