Posts Tagged Senate

Piñol to run for senator, resigns from MinDA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines— Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has resigned from his post to vie for a senatorial seat in the 2022 national elections. In a Facebook post, Piñol...

Senate approves bill extending voter registration for 1 month

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Senate on Monday (September 27) approved on third and final reading a bill extending voter registration by 30 days. Senate Bill No. 2408, an Act Extending the Registration...

Senate approves measure raising statutory age of rape from 12 to 16

Marje Pelayo   •   September 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate of the Philippines on Monday (September 27) passed on third and final reading a proposed measure that seeks to raise the age of sexual consent...

Senate panel questions P100B worth of unimplemented projects in 2021 budget

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Senate finance subcommittee on Wednesday (September 22) questioned the P100 billion-worth of unimplemented projects. During Wednesday’s virtual hearing of the panel, Senator Nancy Binay questioned  the P100 billion...

Villar, Pacquiao among billionaire senators in 2020

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Cynthia Villar remains the richest senator based on the 2020 Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). Based on the SALN released by the Senate...

Lawmakers say national budget must keep pace with COVID-19 pandemic

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines— Some lawmakers believe that the proposed national budget for 2022 does not fit with the country’s continuous fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Senator Nancy Binay lamented...

Senate asks Comelec to extend voter registration until October 31

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 15, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Senate has asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend the voter registration period until October 31. On Tuesday evening (September 14) during the hybrid plenary session, the...

Duterte tells Cabinet execs to get clearance first before attending Senate hearing

Robie de Guzman   •   September 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered Cabinet members to seek his clearance first before attending Senate inquiries.  “I will require that the Cabinet members invited to your...

Michael Yang ‘no-show’ in Senate probe due to high blood pressure

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Former presidential economic adviser Michael Yang was a ‘no-show’ during the continuation of the Senate probe on ‘overpriced’ medical supplies procured by the Department of Health (DOH)....

Senado wala pang napapatunayan sa isyu ng umano’y katiwalian sa pandemic deals ng pamahalaan – Roque

Robie de Guzman   •   September 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Naniniwala si Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque na sa 2022 national elections lamang matutuldukan ang sagutan sa pagitan ng Malakanyang at Senado kaugnay ng isyu sa pangangasiwa ng...

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