Senate approves bill on permanent validity of birth, death, marriage certificates

Christia Marie Ramos 05/23/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking the permanent validity of birth, death and marriage certificates issued and certified by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the National Statistics Office…

Legarda’s trust rating soars – Pulse Asia

Doris C. Bongcac 05/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Three term senator and House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda remains one of the most trusted public officials in the country based on a recent survey by Pulse Asia Research, Inc. (Pulse Asia). Conducted…

Heart Evangelista kicks off Cebu campaign for Senate bid of husband, Chiz Escudero

Jewil Anne M. Tabiolo 04/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Celebrity and fashion icon Heart Evangelista-Escudero launched senatoriable Francis “Chiz” Escudero’s  campaign in Cebu City alongside mayoral candidate Margot Osmeña on Monday morning, April 4. Evangelista arrived for a press conference at a…

Eye doctor offers self as alternative to veteran politicians in May 2022 polls

Doris C. Bongcac 02/06/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — An ophthalmologist and health advocate is seeking the support of the Cebuanos in her bid for a Senate seat in the May 2022 elections. Dr. Minguita Padilla, president and chairperson of the Eye…

Let’s reduce the deaths

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 11/25/2021

The proposed Vaporized Nicotine Products Regulation Act should have two goals: Encourage inveterate smokers to switch to vaping and discourage the youth from starting. The Senate will be discussing what to do about vaping in the coming…

Existentialist threat to the Senate

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 10/07/2021

Congress exists to enact laws. Congress cannot intelligently enact laws unless it has timely and accurate information from the departments and agencies of the Executive branch. To secure such timely and accurate information, the Constitution has empowered…

Senators debate over ‘Romeo and Juliet’ clause in bill raising statutory rape age

Christia Marie Ramos 09/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — In tackling a bill raising the age of statutory rape from the current 12 to 16, senators engaged in a lengthy debate over the “Romeo and Juliet” provision that would exempt consensual sexual activity…

Senate panel OKs bill criminalizing ‘hoax ordering,’ order cancellations

Christia Marie Ramos 07/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A Senate panel has approved a bill seeking to criminalize “hoax ordering” in a bid to protect delivery riders. The bill was contained in the Committee Report No. 273, which was recently filed by…

Senate confirms first Muslim judge in U.S. history

INQUIRER.net US Bureau, Reuters 06/13/2021

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Joe Biden’s nomination of Zahid Quraishi, a magistrate judge in New Jersey, to the federal bench, making him the first Muslim federal judge in U.S. history. The Democrat-controlled Senate voted…

Trump impeachment trial nears end with verdict expected

Reuters 02/13/2021

WASHINGTON – The US Senate was expected to deliver a verdict in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial this weekend after his lawyers argued Friday that the former president bears no responsibility for an attack by supporters on Congress…

DOTr, LTO told: Review, find ‘defects’ in child car seat law, MVIS implementation

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 02/11/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Several senators on Thursday called on transport authorities to review and find “defects” in the implementation of the Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act and the privatized Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS). This, after…

The last cha-cha

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 01/14/2021

The House of Representatives is attempting the last cha-cha before the end of President Duterte’s term. The purpose of this last cha-cha attempt is as clear as mud. Senate President Tito Sotto revealed that President Duterte wants…

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