Senators warn against recall of fuel tax hike suspension in 2019

Inquirer.net 11/30/2018

Some senators rejected Friday the plan of President Rodrigo Duterte’s economic managers to proceed with the second tranche of oil excise tax hike set on January 2019 as mandated under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion…

Senators frown on Lapeña’s Tesda transfer

Inquirer.net 10/26/2018

SOME senators on Friday frowned at Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña’s transfer to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda). Senator Joel Villanueva, who headed Tesda during the past administration, said Lapeña’s appointment to…

Opposition senators want ‘Cebu killings’ probed

Inquirer 10/11/2018

Senators from the minority bloc have called on the Senate to conduct an investigation into the recent killings in Cebu, some of which, they said, were allegedly committed by police officers. A statement sent by the camp…

Senators pass Universal Health Care Bill on final reading

Inquirer.net 10/10/2018

Before going on a break on Wednesday, the Senate passed on third and final reading the landmark Universal Health Care Bill that would make health care available to all Filipinos. Fourteen senators voted to approve the proposed…

Senators: Lift ban on solo riders

Inquirer.net 08/15/2018

The Senate unanimously adopted on Wednesday a resolution urging the immediate suspension and recall of the Edsa ban on solo drivers during rush hours. Senate Resolution No. 845 was initiated by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III,…

Nancy Binay wants Mocha Uson to explain federalism to senators

Inquirer 08/01/2018

How would Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson explain to the people the proposed federal form of government? Senator Nancy Binay wants to know. On Wednesday, Binay said she would recommend to Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, chair of…

Atienza reacts to senators insinuating Arroyo as PM

Inquirer.net 07/25/2018

“MASYADO silang advanced mag-isip.” This was the reaction of Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza on Wednesday after some senators insinuated that newly-installed House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo could become prime minister if the proposed shift to parliamentary form of…

Lacson: Senators to fight ‘no-el’ moves

Inquirer.net 07/18/2018

Senators stood their ground yesterday against any attempts to postpone the 2019 elections – now popularly known as “No-el” or no elections scenario – even through a people’s initiative being pushed by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Senator Panfilo…

Opposition senators to SC: Declare PH withdrawal from ICC ‘ineffective’

Inquirer.net 05/16/2018

Opposition senators on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to declare as ineffective the Philippine government’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Philippine government notified the United Nations on March 17, 2018…

Release of PDEA ‘narcolist’ hit

Inquirer.net 05/02/2018

Commission on Human Rights, senators say naming, shaming village execs violate their rights READY FOR POLLS Ballot boxes are readied at the Comelec office in Baguio City for the May 14 barangay and youth polls. Among the…

Reps. Gwen, Pia urge Senators to pass divorce bill

Futch Anthony Inso, Nestle L. Semilla 03/23/2018

Two congresswomen are calling on the Senate to keep an open mind and consider legalizing absolute divorce in the country. Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia (Cebu 3rd district), who was one of the sponsors of House Bill 7303 or…

Two senators pledge support for City Library improvements

Nestle L. Semilla 03/11/2018

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said that Senators Riza Hontiveros and Dick Gordon have pledge support for the planned renovation of the Cebu City Library. In his Facebook post, Osmeña said that Hontiveros made a comment to…

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