Posts Tagged Senate

China threatens to respond after US House passes Uighur bill

UNTV News   •   December 4, 2019

BEIJING — The Chinese government on Wednesday condemned the US House of Representatives’ approval of a bill on the treatment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang autonomous region and warned that...

Senate OKs P4.1T 2020 budget bill on third and final reading

Robie de Guzman   •   November 27, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for the year 2020. The budget bill hurdled the upper chamber after...

Senate OKs bill extending validity of 2019 budget

Robie de Guzman   •   November 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a measure seeking to extend the validity of the 2019 national budget until next year. Nineteen of...

Sotto assures timely passage of 2020 budget bill

Robie de Guzman   •   November 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III has assured that the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 will be passed on time. Sotto said the Senate is on track...

Senate OKs Malasakit Center bill on final reading

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to institutionalize the establishment of Malasakit Centers in hospitals run by the Department of...

Senators, colleagues pay tribute to Nene Pimentel

Robie de Guzman   •   October 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. was honored by friends and colleagues at the Senate during a necrological service held on Wednesday. In separate eulogies, they...

Senate to pay tribute to Nene Pimentel on Wednesday

Robie de Guzman   •   October 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate will pay tribute to former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel in a necrological service scheduled on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Senate President Vicente Sotto III, together...

Villanueva pushes for grassroots approach to develop Filipino athletes

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 15, 2019

Senator Joel Villanueva said there is a need for a grassroots approach in order to develop Filipino athletes. In a statement, the senator said the lack of organization at the...

BuCor officials in ‘GCTA for sale’ controversy still under Senate custody

Marje Pelayo   •   October 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) awaits the recommendation of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on whether or not to accept under witness protection program (WPP) two of...

Hospital chief: 5,200 inmates die in Bilibid every year

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 3, 2019

Around 5,200 inmates in New Bilibid Prison (NBP) die every year due to overcrowding, according to NBP Hospital Director Ernesto Tamayo on Thursday (October 3). During the Senate hearing on...

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