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House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

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ALL MEMBERS. The House will be constituting itself into the committee of the whole on May 31, 2017 to listen to Cabinet officials’ briefing on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed-door session

MANILA, Philippines (May 29, 2017) — All members of the House of Representatives are set to meet with Cabinet officials as well as Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Governor Mujiv Hataman at 9 am on Wednesday, May 31, to discuss the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Continue reading House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

Duterte on CA votes vs Gina Lopez: ‘Lobby money talks’

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SECOND LOSS TO CA. Former environment secretary Gina Lopez is the second Duterte Cabinet official to be rejected by the Commission on Appointments. Malacañang file photo

‘Sayang si Gina. I really like her passion,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte after losing Gina Lopez as a Cabinet member

MANILA, Philippines (May 4, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, May 4, attributed the Commission on Appointments’ rejection of Gina Lopez as environment chief to the persuasive power of “lobby money.” Continue reading Duterte on CA votes vs Gina Lopez: ‘Lobby money talks’