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Palace: Aquino got justice

BY THE NUMBERS  By a vote of 54-4 on each of three impeachment complaints, the House justice committee, chaired by Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas, rejects first attempts to unseat President Aquino.  LYN RILLON

President Aquino got justice when the justice committee of the House of Representatives voted an identical 54-4 on all three impeachment complaints against him for insufficiency of substance, Malacañang said on Tuesday.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Belmonte: No need to amend Charter’s political provisions

Speaker of the House Sonny Belmonte opens the regular session of the 16th Congress on Monday prior to President Benigno S. Aquino III State of the Nation Address at the House of Representative in Quezon City.

President Aquino’s statement that he is not inclined to seek a second term has practically killed the prospects of any constitutional amendment to lift the ban on presidential reelection, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Friday.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mar Roxas tangles with lawmaker over hidden pork

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Tuesday tussled with a militant lawmaker during the budget deliberations in the House of Representatives after the latter described the multibillion-peso Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Program (GPBP) fund a “presidentiable pork barrel.”

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House OKs 3 impeachment complaints against Aquino

IMPEACHMENT TALK  Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. (fourth from left), chair of the House committee on justice, stresses a point to Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares (2nd from left) during deliberations on the impeachment complaints against President Aquino. The committee found the complaints sufficient in form. With Tupas and Colmenares are Nathaniel Santiago and Renato Reyes of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan and Quezon Rep. Jose Christopher Belmonte.  LYN RILLON

The House of Representatives justice committee has found sufficient in form the last two impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bello: Call for sacking of Cabinet men personal, not party move

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello. Photo from  congress.gov.ph

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello confirmed Tuesday he did ask President Benigno Aquino III to fire Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio De Los Reyes but distanced his party from what he said were his personal views.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »