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Senator-elect Marcos to prioritize laws on poverty alleviation, agriculture

Posted on Saturday, 1 June 2019 10:17 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – If Senator-elect Imee Marcos were to be asked, she would choose to chair the Senate Committee on Social Welfare as she wants to focus on crafting bills...

Bicam approves bill granting 100% service charge to workers

Posted on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 12:05 AM | No Comments
The bicameral committee has approved the “Service Charge” bill that seeks to give 100% of the service charge to hotel and restaurant employees. At present, only 85% of the total...

‘Destroyer of reputation’: Trillanes’ return to jail, possible – Malacañang

Posted on Monday, 27 May 2019 02:01 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a statement wished outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV the best of luck as he may need it once he exits the Senate....

How the ‘Super Majority’ can affect passage of proposed bills

Posted on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 06:44 PM | No Comments
Having proposed bills approved in Congress is and has always been a numbers game. Majority votes by members of the Senate and the House of Representatives are always needed for...

Outgoing senators reveal plans after Senate

Posted on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 06:13 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Six senators of the 17th Congress are soon to leave the Senate. Senators Francis Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Loren Legarda and Antonio Trillanes IV have until June 30...

Attention space geeks: Senate OKs bill creating the Philippine Space Agency

Posted on Monday, 20 May 2019 07:25 PM | No Comments
The senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to establish a Philippine Space Agency. On Monday (May 20), the Senate voted 18-0 in favor of Senate...

Senate okays shorter workweek bill

Posted on Monday, 20 May 2019 06:01 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Voting 17-0, the Senate approved on Monday (May 20) a bill allowing Filipino employees to render services with shorter workweek arrangement. Filed by Senator Joel Villanueva, the...

Congress resumes sessions, to tackle priority bills

Posted on Monday, 20 May 2019 12:47 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Senate and the House of Representatives are set resume their sessions today in a bid to pass several priority bills before the 17th Congress formally adjourns...

Death penalty for drug trafficking possible in new Senate—Sotto

Posted on Friday, 17 May 2019 06:47 PM | No Comments
Senate President Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III said that death penalty for drug trafficking may be possible under the new Senate. During a Kapihan sa Senado forum on Thursday (May 17),...

Incoming senator Dela Rosa eyes training on lawmaking

Posted on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 04:59 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Former Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is planning to attend seminars on crafting laws should he win a seat in the Senate. First time...