Posts Tagged Senate

Senate adjourns session sans passage of ‘Bayanihan Law 2’

Robie de Guzman   •   June 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has adjourned sine die its first regular session in the 18th Congress without passing the proposed “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.” Senate President Vicente...

Delayed cash assistance to fallen, sickened medical frontliners dismayed Senators

Marje Pelayo   •   June 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Medical frontliners who will get infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in line of duty starting February 1, 2020, are entitled to receive a compensation of P100,000. Meanwhile,...

Senate OKs bill seeking stiffer penalties for perjury

Robie de Guzman   •   May 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday, May 18 approved on third and final reading a bill that seeks to impose longer prison sentences and larger fines for individuals, especially...

Senate to honor ex-Senator Tessie Aquino Oreta

Robie de Guzman   •   May 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Friday said it will give honors to the late Senator Tessie Aquino-Oreta, who passed away on May 14. Aquino-Oreta was a member of the...

Senate adopts resolution urging NTC to reconsider shutdown order vs ABS-CBN

Robie de Guzman   •   May 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution urging the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to reconsider the cease and desist order it issued against the ABS-CBN Corporation. The...

Senate adopts resolution urging gov’t to craft ‘Balik Probinsya’ program

Marje Pelayo   •   May 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines on Tuesday (May 5) adopted Resolution Number 380 urging the Executive Department to formulate and implement a ‘Balik-Probinsya Program’ in a bid...

Senators condemn NTC’s cease and desist order vs. ABS-CBN

Marje Pelayo   •   May 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senators expressed dismay over the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) order to stop the broadcast operations of media network ABS-CBN. According to Senator Sonny Angara, such action by...

Bill seeking to institutionalize alternative learning system gets Senate nod

Robie de Guzman   •   May 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to institutionalize the alternative learning system (ALS) and establish an ALS community learning center...

Senate honors former Senator Heherson Alvarez

Robie de Guzman   •   May 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday said it has adopted a resolution honoring the life and work of former Senator Heherson Alvarez who recently died due to novel coronavirus...

12 Senate staff test positive in COVID-19 Rapid Test — SP Sotto

Marje Pelayo   •   May 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines resumed session on Monday (May 4) despite the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (COVID-19) due to risks of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

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