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Senators think charter change still has a long way to go in 18th Congress

Posted on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:22 AM | No Comments
Some senators are still not sold on the idea of instilling changes in the 1987 Constitution in the 18th Congress. This, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s manifestations of pursuing the charter...

17th Congress closing rites to be held for outgoing members

Posted on Monday, 20 May 2019 07:11 PM | No Comments
More than 70 members of the House of Representatives are “graduating” on June 5 this year when the regular session of 17th Congress adjourns. These outgoing lawmakers, which make up...

Senate to prioritize Tax Reform Package, Anti-Terrorism Bill and Federalism in the reopening of session

Posted on Monday, 24 July 2017 06:52 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel has laid down the Senate’s priority bills in the opening of the second regular session of the 17th Congress on Monday. “In...

House to support bigger allocation for infra projects in 2018 budget

Posted on Monday, 17 July 2017 11:55 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Lower House lawmakers pin-point four priority legislation for the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress. House Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia said they will initially focus on...

Committee chairmanship assigned to a number of senators

Posted on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 08:03 PM | No Comments
39 permanent committees of the senate assigned to hear the processes, bills, resolutions and various national issues. The constitutional amendments and revision of codes will be chaired by Sen. Franklin...

Sen. Pres. Pimentel assures fair leadership, law enactment towards change

Posted on Monday, 25 July 2016 08:32 PM | No Comments
QUEZON CITY — The session of the 17th Congress formally commenced this morning. In Senate, newbie senators took their oath of office first before formally voting for their new senate...

Issue on senate presidency in 17th Congress, solved – Sen. Koko Pimentel

Posted on Friday, 1 July 2016 07:42 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Koko Pimentel do not see the senate presidency as a big issue among him and his colleagues. He said, the issue is already settled because he...

Get acquainted with the neophyte congressmen of 17th Congress

Posted on Wednesday, 29 June 2016 06:21 PM | No Comments
Some are saying that the next Congress will be more exciting. Because aside from the controversial bill that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte wants enacted, different personalities will be working with each...

Neophyte congressmen undergo mock session

Posted on Thursday, 23 June 2016 05:16 PM | No Comments
Neophytes or first-time congressmen of the 17th Congress enter into a mock debate. Each is trained on the job of a congressman particularly during sessions such as debating, voting, and...

Revival of death penalty to be first bill filed in 17th Congress

Posted on Friday, 17 June 2016 10:05 PM | No Comments
Muntinlupa representative Ruffy Biazon is certain that now is the right time to revive the death penalty. Once the 17th Congress opens, he will immediately file the bill on death...