Trillanes to stay in Senate for now

Inquirer.net 09/14/2018

UPON the advice of his lawyers, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has decided to stay in the Senate until the courts decide with finality on President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 572. “I was advised by my lawyers to just…

Senate OKs bills declaring special holidays in Cebu, four other provinces

Inquirer.net 09/03/2018

  THE Senate approved on third and final reading five bills seeking to declare special non-working and special working holidays in several provinces to commemorate local significant events. Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate Committee on…

Imee open to Senate bid

Morexette B. Erram 08/20/2018

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos said she is likely to run for the Senate in the May 2019 elections. “I’ll be discussing it with the family,” she said. Imee said her brother former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos…

Senate committee: Soaring inflation hurts poor families the most

Inquirer.net 08/07/2018

THE Senate Committee on Economic Affairs will give priority to identifying measures to mitigate the impact of the soaring inflation. Committee chairman Senator Win Gatchalian said this after the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) revealed that consumer prices…

Senate approves mandatory Philhealth coverage for PWDs

Inquirer.net 07/30/2018

Persons with Disability (PWD) may soon enjoy mandatory Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) coverage after the Senate approved on Monday Senate Bill No. 1391. Senator Risa Hontiveros, author and sponsor of the measure, hailed the passage as…

Imee Marcos grateful for Senate race endorsement

Inquirer.net 07/28/2018

Tagbilaran City, Bohol — Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos expressed her gratitude to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio for including her in the list of senatorial candidates that will be endorsed by regional political party Hugpong Ng…

Senate to rebuff bid for ‘no-el’ in 2019 – Poe

Inquirer.net 07/12/2018

The Senate will not approve any plans to cancel the 2019 midterm elections, Senator Grace Poe asserted on Thursday as she opposed the “no-election” scenario House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has floated. In a television interview, Poe said…

Bohol mayors push Bong Go to run for the Senate

Inquirer.net 07/08/2018

TAGBILARAN CITY – Supporters of Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go gathered at Holy Name University (HNU) on Saturday to launch “Bayan for Bong Go” Bohol Movement which aims to encourage him to…

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…

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