House expands coverage of anti-wiretapping law in a digital era

November 29, 2018 – The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a committee report that seeks to expand the coverage of the Anti-Wiretapping Law to include communication involving other organized and syndicated crimes not previously covered in the law. The committee report on House Bill No. 8378 was endorsed in the […]


What I expressed was just my personal opinion about the character of Mr. Lapena, not as chair of the House Committee of Dangerous Drugs which is still investigating the drug shipment.

Amend Election Registration Period, Raise Penalties vs ‘Flying Voters’ – Barbers

Barbers filed House Bills 8371 and 8372 which seeks to increase penalties against ‘flying voters’ and amend the election registration period from 120 days to one year before a regular election

Barbers seeks repeal of TRAIN-imposed excise taxes on fuel

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers is seeking the amendment of Republic Act No. 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law by repealing the imposed excise taxes on fuel or Section 43 of the law.

Barbers lauds approval of 105-day extended maternity leave

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers has lauded the approval of the bill seeking to grant extended maternity leave to employees in the government and private sector.


Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said this on Friday after noting how valuable intelligence information on drug operations was shared irresponsibly with low-level intelligence personnel.

Tap SocMedia in anti-drug info drive – Barbers

Barbers, chairman of the House of Representatives’ committee on dangerous drugs, said interactive platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter had become essential sources of information by the public

Drug syndicates trying to outsmart govt – Barbers

The drug scourge has become so dangerous and complicated as international and local syndicates are adopting innovative ways in sneaking illegal drugs into the country, Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers said on Wednesday.

Barbers commends PDEA, BOC for P3.5B shabu seizure

urigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers commended officials of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for the seizure of P3.5 billion worth of shabu

Barbers thanks Duterte for signing national ID law

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Tuesday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for signing into law a measure that created a national identification system.

Barbers wants broadcast media to devote airtime for PSAs

Broadcast media should devote 20 minutes of regular airtime a day for Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to inform the people of social issues such as drug abuse and prevention

Press Statement of Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers re ISIS-Inpired Suicide Bombing in Basilan

“Reports that Monday’s terrorist attack in Basilan that killed 10 people (not 11 as the military clarified) was an ISIS-inspired operation should be condemned by all peace-loving nations.

Press Statement of Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Basilan Suicide Bombing

Thus said Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers on Tuesday as he deplored the suicide bombing in Basilan which resulted in the killing of 11 people, including three women and a child, and the wounding of five others.

Give low-level drug offenders option to reform – Barbers

The police should give low-level drug offenders the option to first seek treatment in government rehabilitation centers instead of arresting and letting them rot in prison.

Govt needs suport, not unfounded criticisms – Barbers

Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers today rallied the people behind the Duterte administration and urged critics to propose amendments to the 1987 Constitution instead of attacking efforts to change the course of the country.