Posts Tagged 18th Congress

Neophyte Senators get key committees in Senate

Marje Pelayo   •   July 23, 2019

The Senate of the Philippines released on Tuesday (July 23) its first batch of elected chairpersons for different committees this 18th Congress. Agriculture & Food – Sen. Cynthia Villar (retained)...

Sotto reminds colleagues: Respect resource persons during Senate hearings

Robie de Guzman   •   July 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Reelected Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Monday reminded his colleagues to respect the rights of the resource persons they invite in their inquiries, saying they...

Sotto retains post as Senate President

Robie de Guzman   •   July 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has retained his post as Senate President after a majority of senators voted for him at the start of the First Regular...

Capiz Rep. Castro eyeing House Minority leader post

Robie de Guzman   •   July 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Capiz Representative Fredenil Castro is considering seeking the Minority Leader post when the 18th Congress opens later this month. In a statement, Castro said he is seriously...

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

Maris Federez   •   July 10, 2019

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...

Senators file pet bills for 18th Congress

Maris Federez   •   July 1, 2019

The country’s senators have started filing their pet bills on Monday (July 1) as they begin their regular office work in preparation for the official opening of the 18th Congress...

Duterte says yes to ‘term sharing’ between Velasco, Cayetano as House Speaker

Marje Pelayo   •   June 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Today was supposed to be the much-awaited day at the House of Representatives (HOR) as President Rodrigo Duterte was expected to announce his choice for House speaker....

Lacson sees conflict of interest on presence of Sec Duque in Philhealth Board

Maris Federez   •   June 19, 2019

Senator Panfilo Lacson reveals having possession of several documents that will prove of the seeming conflict of interest with Health Secretary Francisco Duque III sitting in as head of the...

Solon: Duterte expected to bare House Speaker bet on June 28

Robie de Guzman   •   June 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte may reveal his preferred candidate for the speakership post in the House of Representatives on June 28, a lawmaker said on Wednesday. Masbate Representative-elect...

Neophyte Congressmen undergo Legislators Executive Course at HOR

Maris Federez   •   June 17, 2019

Newly elected congressmen have begun their training on legislation Monday (June 17) for them to get oriented on their roles and responsibilities as lawmakers in the 18th Congress that will...

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