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Sealed with a handshake: Belmonte, LP joining House majority

Incoming Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has welcomed the decision of the Liberal Party to ditch its plan to join the House minority and instead join the super majority. Alvarez was informed about the LP decision to forge a coalition agreement…

Is PNoy finally giving up on BBL?


President Benigno Aquino III appears to have had accepted that the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will no longer be passed under his administration.

PNoy visits wake of TUCP founder

President Benigno Aquino III went to Cebu City on Tuesday to personally extend his sympathies and condolences to the family of Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) founder Democrito “Kito” Mendoza, who passed away last January 12.…

PNoy makes last-ditch effort to save BBL

President Benigno Aquino III made his last-ditch effort to salvage the controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) by meeting his allies in Congress days before the body goes on recess for the Christmas break. Aquino summoned several…

Palace presses BBL passage

Malacañang made another strong pitch for the speedy passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) two days before Congress resumes its session. In an interview on state-run Radyo ng Bayan Sunday, November 1, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin…

Belmonte feels luckier than PNoy. Find out why

House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte’s responsibilities as a politiko may pale in comparison to President Benigno Aquino III’s, but he’s not complaining. In fact, Belmonte even considers himself luckier than the President because he’s…

Aquino declares August 18 as ‘Jesse Robredo Day’

President Benigno Aquino has signed an act declaring August 18 of every year as special working holiday to commemorate the death of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo. By virtue of Republic Act 10669 signed by the…

Too many LP bets for lone ‎congressional seat in Siquijor

Over at the relatively quiet Visayan province of Siquijor, the Liberal Party (LP) is faced with a major dilemma as their members are at loggerheads on who will be the lone district’s bet for Congress in 2016. Incumbent Siquijor Rep.…

Which tandem is Belmonte rooting for in 2016?

"Any combination is a good one." This was the statement of House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Vice President of the Liberal Party (LP), when asked which tandem he will be supporting in the 2016 elections. Included in the list of Belmonte…

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