Posts Tagged senators

Senators express dismay over Roque’s vaccine remark

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Several Senators have expressed dismay over Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s remark on why Filipinos should not be picky with the COVID-19 vaccine brand they will receive. Senator...

Senators split over creation of Department of Disaster Resilience

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 4, 2020

Senators have split opinions on the creation of a new disaster-related government agency in the wake of strong typhoons that hit the country recently. A bill that seeks to create...

Sotto doubts passage of SOGIE bill

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 30, 2019

Senate President Vicente Sotto III casts doubt on the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (Sogie) Equality bill. Sotto along with Senator Joel Villanueva, and CIBAC...

Senators mourn the passing of ex-DENR Sec. Gina Lopez

Robie de Guzman   •   August 19, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Monday mourned the passing of former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez. In a statement, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said...

Lacson: Duterte broke his silence and left us heartbroken

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 18, 2019

Senator Panfilo Lacson has expressed dismay over the remarks of President Rodrigo Duterte about the Chinese vessel ramming a Filipino fishing boat in Reed Bank last June 9. During his...

Senators on West PH Sea collision: ‘A huge insult’ to Filipinos

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 13, 2019

Several senators have condemned the reported collision of a Chinese vessel and a Filipino vessel on Sunday (June 9), deeming it ‘a huge insult’ to Filipinos. Sen. Joel Villanueva called...

Lawmakers to respect Duterte veto on 2019 budget

Robie de Guzman   •   April 12, 2019

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...

Fratmen’s “cover-up attempt” revealed through a group chat presented in Senate

UNTV News   •   October 18, 2017

  MANILA, Philippines – For the first time since the tragic death by hazing of UST Law student Horacio Castillo III, members of the Aegis Juris Fraternity allegedly involved in...

Teachers’ alliance calls for increase in monthly salary, allowance

UNTV News   •   October 10, 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the House Bill No. 56 that seeks to increase the salary of...

Senators plan to increase Defense Department’s intel fund

admin   •   September 14, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The proposed intelligence fund of the Department of National Defense (DND) for 2018 is 1.5 billion pesos. Some senators noticed that the amount would not suffice for...


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