Philippine Navy team rules road races at Clark’s nat’l cycling trials

Glendale G. Rosal 07/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance cycling team dominated the final day of the PhilCycling National Trials at the Clark Freeport Zone in Mabalacat, Pampanga last Sunday, July 11, 2021.  Ronald Oranza and Kate Yasmin Velasco…

Galedo, Velasco finish first in ITT races at Clark nat’l cycling trials

Glendale G. Rosal 07/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Veteran cyclist Mark John Lexer Galedo and up-and-comer Kate Yasmin Velasco flexed their winning form in day one of the two-day PhilCycling National Trials yesterday, July 10, 2021 at the Clark Freeport Zone…

House eyeing to finish Cha-cha debates before end of 2021

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 01/10/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives is hoping to finish the debates on charter change (Cha-cha) before the end of 2021. Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Sunday assured that debates on the proposed amendments to the 1987…

Velasco: Late Cebu City Rep. Del Mar would’ve been deputy speaker under my term

Daphne Galvez 11/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Tuesday mourned the passing of Cebu City Rep. Raul del Mar, who he said would have been his deputy speaker during his term. Del Mar passed away on Monday…

A picture is worth 186 House votes

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 10/16/2020

President Duterte’s enigmatic political partnership with his daughter Mayor Sara Duterte, 42, to whom he has entrusted the mayorship of Davao City, has lent considerable influence to the presidential daughter, which plays out every now and then…

Oktoberfest at the Batasan

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 10/14/2020

The story of the two Speakers, now ex-Speaker Cayetano and newly installed Speaker Velasco, has Oct. 5, the public release of the SWS survey results, as the dividing line between Cayetano Triumphant and Velasco Ascendant. The cliques…

BREAK: Cayetano resigns as Velasco’s speakership election ratified

Neil Arwin Mercado 10/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano announced Tuesday, October 13, 2020, his resignation from his post, ironically while Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco’s speakership election was being ratified in the plenary. In a Facebook…

BREAK: Making it official, House ratifies Velasco’s election as Speaker

Neil Arwin Mercado 10/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines —It’s official: Alan Peter Cayetano out, Lord Allan Velasco in. This came after the House ratified Velasco’s speakership election during Tuesday’s (October 13, 2020)  session held earlier than the 3 p.m. schedule. With Deputy Speaker…

Power struggle in Congress

John Nery - @jnery_newsstand 10/13/2020

We can be morally indignant at the power struggle in the House of Representatives, happening out in the open in the middle of a pandemic that the government has barely contained. We can be coldly analytical about…

Who is for who? Cayetano claims he has 200 supporters, but 186 solons vote for Velasco

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 10/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Many are still puzzled over the events involving House lawmakers on Monday after Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco was “elected” as the new Speaker of the lower chamber in a session described by allies…

Velasco to take over as Speaker on Oct. 14

DJ Yap 09/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines – Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco will take over as Speaker of the House of Representatives on Oct. 14, following President Duterte’s intervention in the simmering feud, the Inquirer learned on Tuesday night. The President…

Brothers’ hide and seek moments tickle netizens’ funny bones

Immae Lachica 02/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Hide and seek is one of the most favorite games of all time. This game has a different vibe to it when you have to hide in a matter of seconds before the “it”…

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