Posts Tagged Vicente Sotto III

Sotto vows to uphold Senate independence after seeking SC ruling on treaty abrogation

Robie de Guzman   •   March 10, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday vowed to uphold the Senate’s independence above political alliances, a day after he and his fellow senators filed a petition...

Sotto: No need for Congress to pass law for medical marijuana

Robie de Guzman   •   February 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday reiterated that there is no need for Congress to waste efforts legislating a law that will allow the use of...

Sotto pushes for long-term rehab plan for Batangas after Taal volcano eruption

Robie de Guzman   •   January 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Vicente Sotto III is urging his fellow lawmakers and policy-makers to start drawing up a comprehensive long-term plan for the rehabilitation of the province of Batangas...

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...

New witnesses, evidence to appear in Senate probe on ‘ninja cops’ issue – Sotto

Robie de Guzman   •   October 8, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The next Senate hearing on the issue of illegal drug recycling scheme involving several cops, and the anomalies at the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) will be “explosive,”...

Sotto expects GCTA law amended before year ends

Robie de Guzman   •   September 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III expressed confidence on Wednesday that the proposed amendments to the Republic Act 10592 or the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law will...

3 Senators want GCTA law repealed

Robie de Guzman   •   September 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Three senators have jointly filed a bill seeking to repeal the controversial Republic Act (RA) 10592, the law that increased the good conduct and time allowance (GCTA)...

Drilon, Sotto question basis for possible release of ex-Mayor Sanchez

Robie de Guzman   •   August 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The possible early release from jail of former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, who was convicted for rape and murder of two students in the 1990s, has...

Sotto says SOGIE bill no chance of getting Senate nod if…

Robie de Guzman   •   August 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the proposed Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill has no chance of passing in the Senate. In...

Senators likely to support bill on dissolution of marriage than divorce – Sotto

Robie de Guzman   •   August 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III believes that senators are more likely to express support for a bill if it is called “dissolution of marriage” than “divorce.” “Mukhang...

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