Posts Tagged Senate

Bill seeking additional powers for Duterte vs COVID-19 filed at Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   March 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A bill seeking to declare the existence of a national emergency and to authorize President Rodrigo Duterte to exercise powers necessary to address the novel coronavirus disease...

Senate under restricted access, senators on self-quarantine after guest tests positive for COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   March 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate of the Philippines has been placed on restricted access to allow disinfection on Thursday (March 12) after one resource person in a recent Senate hearing...

Sotto vows to uphold Senate independence after seeking SC ruling on treaty abrogation

Robie de Guzman   •   March 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday vowed to uphold the Senate’s independence above political alliances, a day after he and his fellow senators filed a petition...

Senators ask SC to define Senate’s role in treaty abrogation

Robie de Guzman   •   March 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III and five other senators on Monday, March 9 filed a petition urging the Supreme Court (SC) to rule on whether or not...

Senate OKs resolution seeking continued ABS-CBN ops beyond franchise expiration

Robie de Guzman   •   March 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution which seeks to allow broadcast network ABS-CBN Corp. and its subsidiaries to continue to operate beyond the expiration of its...

Senate adopts resolution asking SC to clarify chamber’s role in ending treaties

Robie de Guzman   •   March 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday agreed to adopt a resolution asking the Supreme Court to clarify the upper chamber’s role in ending treaties following President Rodrigo Duterte’s abrogation...

Senate approves bill creating Philippine High School for Sports

Robie de Guzman   •   February 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A bill seeking to create a national high school dedicated for the training and development of future generations of Filipino world champions has been approved on third...

Senate approves bill creating gov’t energy think tank body

Robie de Guzman   •   February 26, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Wednesday, February 26 approved on third and final reading a bill creating a government think tank body for the energy sector. The Senate Bill...

Senators insist exemption from gag order plea on ABS-CBN franchise issue

Marje Pelayo   •   February 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several senators believe that they should not be covered by the gag order that Solicitor General Jose Calida is requesting in relation to the franchise application of...

Senate adopts committee recommendation to file raps vs Faeldon, other BuCor and Bilibid officials

Robie de Guzman   •   February 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has adopted the recommendation of the Senate Blue Ribbon committee to file charges against officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the New Bilibid...

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