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‘We need to approve a legal, constitutional BBL’

HOUSE leaders reiterated yesterday their commitment to pursue peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) provided that justice is served to the “Fallen 44” and that Bangsamoro Basic law (BBL) would be legal and constitutional even if this may mean a watered-down version. This was stressed by House…
  • Published in Nation

Philconsa presses truth body creation

THE Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa) through its President and Chairman/CEO, Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and Manuel M. Lazaro, respectively, is urgently urging Congress to pass a law creating a Fact-Finding Body, with plenary powers, to investigate the tragic deaths of the 44 police officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP)…
  • Published in Nation

Mamasapano incident probe suspension needs majority House vote

THE suspension of the House hearing on the Mamasapano incident should not only be decided by the leadership but by the entire plenary through a majority vote. This was according to the House Independent Minority bloc, led by Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, as it stressed that many lawmakers are…

PNoy pressed for truth on Mamasapano issue

WHILE he disagrees with people who want President Benigno Aquino III impeached, House Independent Minority Leader Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez wants President Benigno Aquino III to face the people and tell all the information he had about the Mamasapano incident. According to Romualdez, neither resignation of the President the solution…

Automated polls must be guaranteed -- Romualdez

HOUSE Independent Bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez expressed confidence yesterday that the Supreme Court will expedite its rulings on election-related matters to guarantee automated polls next year. Romualdez made the remark after Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez said the poll body is not ruling out…
  • Published in Nation

PNoy deposition not enough — Romualdez

HOUSE Independent Bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez said yesterday the proposed deposition for President Benigno Aquino III on the House Mamasapano probe would not be enough to answer all questions about the bloody incident. While the separation of powers exists, Romualdez said only the appearance of President…
  • Published in Nation

What’s being done about SAF 44’s killers? — Romualdez

THE House independent minority bloc on Saturday evening demanded an update from Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer on the possible arrest and filing of criminal charges against the killers of the 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last…

Romualdez bloc dares Aquino to stop ‘restructuring the truth’

THE House independent bloc challenged yesterday President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to stop “restructuring the truth” on Mamasapano carnage, stressing his latest narrative that he was fed “lies” by the text messages from resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima was incomplete and unbelievable. At the same…

PNoy must look at families of Fallen 44, others

I’M saying this in the wake of concerns raised by friends from the National Police and the Armed Forces regarding the fate that befell the families of brave soldiers and policemen who have been maimed or killed in the line of duty just like the Fallen 44 from the PNP…
  • Published in Opinion

Arroyo house arrest pressed

THE House independent bloc appealed yesterday to the House leadership to expedite the adoption of a resolution seeking house arrest for detained former President-turned Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, leader of the House independent bloc, said there is now an ongoing clamor to detain Mrs. Arroyo…
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