Zubiri out as Escudero takes Senate leadership

Marlon Ramos 05/21/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday relinquished the Senate presidency to Sen. Francis Escudero, saying his refusal to “follow instructions” in order to maintain the 24-member chamber’s independence had “ruffled some feathers” and cost…

House divorce bill moves; no action from Senate

05/19/2024

The ball is now in the Senate’s court to pass their own version of the divorce bill, opposition lawmakers said, as they themselves hoped for a speedy third reading for the bill before the 19th Congress ends its second…

Dela Rosa confident Senate will approve ROTC bill

Charie Abarca 04/09/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa is confident that the Senate will pass the Mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) bill, even if it does not receive unanimous support. “Ako, kung magka-botohan [ay] sure ako…

Hontiveros: Quiboloy’s refusal to face senate deepens abuse allegations

Emmariel Ares 03/22/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros believes that Pastor Apollo Quiboloy has worsened his situation by refusing to appear before the Senate to address allegations of abuse from former members of his “secretive religious organization.” Quiboloy, leader…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Pastor Apollo Quiboloy: Senate Committee issues order to arrest, detain him

CDN Digital 03/20/2024

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy: Senate Committee issues order to arrest, detain him An…

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy: Senate Committee issues order to arrest, detain him

Maila Ager - Reporter / @MAgerINQ 03/20/2024

MANILA, Philippines — An order has been issued to arrest and detain Pastor Apollo Quiboloy at the Senate following his continued refusal to face the chamber’s investigation of his alleged crimes. This was issued by the Senate…

Marcos signs ‘anti-no permit, no exam’ bill into law

Jean Mangaluz 03/16/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. announced on Friday that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has the “Anti-No Permit, No Exam Act” into law. Revilla, the main proponent of the law, praised its passage as Republic Act…

Negros Island Region bill gets Senate nod

Charie Abarca 03/13/2024

MANILA, Philippines — A bill aiming to revive the establishment of the Negros Island Region successfully passed the Senate’s third and final reading on Tuesday. Senate Bill No. 2507, otherwise known as Negros Island Region Act, received…

Colmenares says he has no plans to run for Senate in 2025 midterm polls

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 03/06/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bayan Muna chairperson and human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares revealed that he will not be running for the Senate in the 2025 elections. In 2022, Colmenares ran for senate. However, he informed Cebu…

House eyes bigger wage hike of up to P350 a day

Jeanette Andrade 02/27/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives is considering a daily minimum wage hike for all private sector workers higher than the P100 proposed by the Senate, including a bill seeking a P350 increase. In a statement…

Robin Padilla says sorry to Senate execs over Mariel’s vitamin C drip mess

Maila Ager 02/26/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Robinhood “Robin” Padilla has apologized to officials of the Senate over an incident inside his office involving his wife, actress Mariel Padilla. The actress drew flak after posting on social media last week a…

Robin Padilla on gluta drip issue vs wife Mariel: ‘Nakakatawa’

Adrian Parungao 02/25/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Robinhood “Robin” Padilla finds it “nakakatawa” [laughable] that the gluta drip session of his wife, actress Mariel Padilla, became a “political issue” just because it was done at his office. A photo of…

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