Tag Archives: rodolfo fariñas

House raises P13 million for Marawi victims

displaced families
DISPLACED. Marawi City evacuees seek refuge at the Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol compound. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will be creating a committee to facilitate the trust fund for Marawi City

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 19, 2017) — Several lawmakers pooled their money to raise P13 million to help in rehabilitation efforts for victims of the Marawi City siege. Continue reading House raises P13 million for Marawi victims

Congress ‘unlikely’ to revoke martial law in Mindanao

rodrigo duterte
NO REVOCATION? Congress is unlikely to revoke President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Malacañang file photo

‘We have no intentions of revoking, therefore we (the Senate and the House of Representatives) need not meet jointly,’ says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Congress, filled with President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies, has no intentions of revoking the Chief Executive’s declaration of martial law. Continue reading Congress ‘unlikely’ to revoke martial law in Mindanao