De Lima wants Senate probe on influx of Chinese nationals in PH

Inquirer.net 06/03/2018

OPPOSITION Senator Leila de Lima on Sunday said she has a filed resolution urging the Senate to probe the influx of Chinese nationals working in the Philippines. De Lima said Chinese nationals who move into the country…

Sotto: Revival of death penalty to get over 13 votes in Senate if…

Inquirer.net 05/24/2018

SENATE President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III yesterday said the proposed reimposition of the death penalty could get more than 13 votes at the Senate already if the measure would only cover high-level drug trafficking. Sotto, who recently…

Drilon: Opposition still intact as change in Senate leadership looms

Inquirer.net 05/20/2018

SENATE Minority Leader Senator Franklin Drilon on Sunday vowed to keep the opposition intact as change in Senate leadership looms. Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III may replace Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel after 14 senators signed last…

BONG GO LEAVING FATE TO GOD ON SENATE

Rosalie Abatayo 05/20/2018

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go will leave his Senate fate to God. Go reiterated that the rumors about him vying for the Senate during the midterm elections next year are only a product…

Sotto as next Senate President? No problem, says Palace

Inquirer.net 05/18/2018

MALACAÑANG is not worried with the looming change in the Senate’s leadership, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday. Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte respects the decision of the upper chamber to replace Senate President Aquilino Pimentel…

Draft Senate resolution urges review of SC decision on Sereno ouster

Inquirer.net 05/15/2018

A DRAFT resolution ”respectfully” urging the Supreme Court (SC) to review its decision, nullifying the appointment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, is being routed at the Senate. A copy of the draft resolution entitled “Resolution expressing…

Koko reveals initial list of PDP-Laban Senate bets

Inquirer.net 04/19/2018

TELEVISION reporter Jiggy Manicad was among the possible bets that the ruling PDP-Laban would field in the 2019 senatorial race, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III disclosed yesterday. Pimentel, president of the party, enumerated the initial list…

Senate taking things slow in tackling Charter Change issue

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/15/2018

There is no need to rush constitutional reform in the country. Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino said this during his visit to Cebu on Saturday as he cited the Senate’s stand of not putting much haste on…

Duterte, allies give whiff of 2019 polls in HK event

Inquirer.net 04/14/2018

HONG KONG – There was a whiff of the 2019 elections when President Duterte addressed a 2,500-strong crowd of Filipino workers gathered here on Thursday. Mr. Duterte mentioned possible senatorial candidates during his speech and even introduced…

Sereno ready for Senate trial

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/05/2018

Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno said she is ready to face the impeachment trial in the Senate and that she cannot afford to waver, let alone compromise judicial independence. “You can stand and not compromise…

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