Posts Tagged Senate

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...

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

Marje Pelayo   •   June 1, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 29, 2019

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

Marje Pelayo   •   May 27, 2019

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

Maris Federez   •   May 22, 2019

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

Marje Pelayo   •   May 22, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 20, 2019

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

Marje Pelayo   •   May 20, 2019

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

Robie de Guzman   •   May 20, 2019

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

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 17, 2019

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),...

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