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Lawmakers to respect Duterte veto on 2019 budget

Posted on Friday, 12 April 2019 03:08 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers will respect President Rodrigo Duterte’s exercise of his veto power on the proposed P3.7-trillion 2019 national budget. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said vetoing the entire...

Sen. Pimentel moves to scrap decades-old travel tax

Posted on Friday, 12 April 2019 01:38 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III seeks to abolish the 42-year-old presidential decree that imposes travel tax to Filipinos traveling abroad. In his Senate Bill No. 1841, Pimentel...

Koko Pimentel, Freddie Aguilar, Abner Afuang among first to file COCs

Posted on Thursday, 11 October 2018 12:29 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The early birds at the office of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Intramuros Manila were filing their certificates of candidacy for the Senate race in 2019....

House, Senate agree to settle charter changes first, sets aside voting for later

Posted on Friday, 26 January 2018 10:15 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —  After days of exchanging words through the media, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Koko Pimentel finally sat down to address the issue. During the meeting,...

Pulse Asia: President Duterte remains the most trusted government official

Posted on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 10:16 AM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Eight out of ten Filipinos approve of the performance of and continue to trust President Rodrigo Duterte. In the 2017 last quarter survey of Pulse Asia, 80...

VACC pushes for revision of the Anti-Hazing Law

Posted on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:07 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Marvin Reglos and Mark Anthony Marcos in 2012 and Guillo Servando in 2014 were some of the youths who have died due to hazing. The latest victim...

IPU members meet with Senate president over De Lima case

Posted on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:42 PM | No Comments
PASAY CITY, Philippines — Members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union-Human Rights Committee met with Senate President Koko Pimentel on Monday. The group’s visit to the Philippines is part of their fact-finding...

Senate passes the Mental Health Bill on third and final reading

Posted on Wednesday, 3 May 2017 08:00 AM | No Comments
The Senate of the Philippines passed on Tuesday in third and final reading, the historic Philippine Mental Health Law. The bill seeks to integrate mental health services and programs for...

CA approves Leonor Briones as Education secretary

Posted on Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:43 AM | No Comments
The Commission on Appointments heard President Rodrigo Duterte’s appointment of Secretary Leonor Briones as the secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd) for almost four hours. During the CA committee...

Pimentel on Duterte’s health: “He has nothing to conceal”

Posted on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 08:23 AM | No Comments
According to Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, there is no need to create an issue over President Rodrigo Duterte’s health since the Chief Executive has always talked about his medical...