President Rodrigo Duterte has started to assemble the administration’s senatorial slate more than a year before the 2022 elections.
The Lakas–CMD (Lakas–Christian Muslim Democrats) led by House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez and its party-list allies are expected to play a decisive role on whether Speaker Alan Cayetano will stay in his post or be replaced by Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco.
In July 2018, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte flexed her political might by rallying lawmakers to oust Davao Del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez as House Speaker after threatening to impeach her father, President Rodrigo Duterte.
It seems that the Lopez family finally got some divine intervention months after Congress rejected the franchise renewal bid of media conglomerate ABS-CBN, as Solicitor General Jose Calida is reportedly no longer seeking the closure of its sister company SkyCable despite the expiration of its legislative franchise last March.
President Rodrigo Duterte never announced in a private meeting with lawmakers on September 29 when House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano should resign to give way to Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Politiko learned from someone who attended the talk.
President Rodrigo Duterte does not see any potential successor among senators even if some of them are rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2022, Politiko has learned.
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque returned to Bataan Thursday (October 1) not to visit dolphins at a water park, but to lobby for the approval of his wife’s plan to build a township inside an economic zone in Mariveles, Politiko has learned.
President Rodrigo Duterte is reportedly willing to let Speaker Alan Cayetano stay in his seat longer but he is adamant the Bible-quoting politiko must honor his term-sharing deal to transfer power to Marinduque Rep. Lord Velasco.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano may not be keen on relinquishing his post to Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, bbut he has a ready fallback in case President Rodrigo Duterte insists on following the term sharing agreement.
Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco owes a big favor to former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez if ever he gets to sit as House Speaker.
Speaker Alan Cayetano will not hand over his seat to Marinduque Rep. Lord Alan Velasco.
Allies of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano are able to enjoy large sums of pork barrel funds under the 2020 national budget due to the clever budgeting term, “for later release (FLR).”
A smooth turnover of the speakership seems like a remote possibility by the day as House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano appears to be bent on holding on to the position for as long as he can.
Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte got the biggest slice of the Department of Public Works and Highway’s (DPWH) P7.3-billion budget for Camarines Sur for 2021, thanks to his closeness to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano reportedly has no plans of relinquishing the speakership anytime soon to Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco even if his agreed term is only until October this year.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has confirmed that officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) can be bribed to turn a blind eye to erring hospitals and doctors.
The programming lineup of TV5’s radio arm, Radyo Singko, is set to change with the entry of Ted Failon on September 21.
The rivalry between Korina Sanchez and Kris Aquino continues even if they’re no longer in the same network.
A few days after the resignation of several congressional staff of House Deputy Speaker for Political Affairs Paolo Duterte, another lawmaker from the Davao region is seeking to overhaul her office following the alleged departure of more than a dozen of her staff.
MANILA – House committee on Appropriations chair Eric Yap has claimed responsibility for the reported mass resignation of the entire congressional staff of Presidential son and Deputy Speaker for Political Affairs Paolo Duterte.
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) recommended for investigation over one hundred physicians, including Health Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega, over alleged fraudulent claims in 2019, Politiko has learned.
Six hospitals in the Davao region received over P95 million from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) despite filing several fraudulent claims, Politiko has learned.
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) corporate secretary Wesley Barayuga may have been killed because of disagreements in Peryahan ng Bayan franchise allocations.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s plan to give a “pabaon” or parting gift to his allies has gone up in flames after senators found out about the potential pork barrel funds.