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8 party-list groups support Poe-Chiz tandem – An Waray

At least eight party-list organizations will be supporting the tandem of Senator Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero, An Waray chairman and former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office director Bem Noel said Friday (Sept 18). “An Waray formally…

Calls for veep get Leni Robredo stressed. Here’s why

Leni Robredo is feeling the pressure right now. A congressman claiming to be close to the Camarines Sur representative said Robredo is stressed that her Liberal Party-mates are urging her to run for vice president. In a press briefing…

Party-list solons haven’t forgotten about SAF 44

THE party-list coalition in the House of Representatives (HOR) prodded authorities to hasten the filing of charges against the killers of the "Special Action Force (SAF) 44" in Mamasapano even as the plenary debates on the Bangsamoro Basic…

Party-list bloc to ponder stand on BBL

A key meeting later this week will determine the Party-list Coalition Foundation Inc. (PCF) stand on the controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). "We will have a meeting Thursday and we will talk about the BBL and that would also…

No circus please – Ako Bicol solon

A more focused and less chaotic Mamasapano inquiry. This was AKO-Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe's appeal to his fellow House of Representatives (HOR) members following the Chamber's announcement that it would continue the hearings on the…

Will BBL turn be an LP-coalition killer?

THE Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)--as contentious now as it has ever been in Congress--could become the Liberal Party (LP) coalition killer if the Aquino administration isn't careful in handling it. This was AKO-Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe's…

No more schools as evac centers, says lawmaker

AKO BICOL party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe expects his call for the establishment of permanent evacuation centers to gain traction following the examples of super typhoon “Yolanda,” Mayon Volcano’s activities and most recently super typhoon…