LP legislators promise to properly assess whether or not Congress should grant President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year
It put Trump's son and son-in-law at the center of a burgeoning scandal involving multiple US investigations into whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow in its efforts to tilt the 2016 election
In his letter to Congress, President Rodrigo Duterte says the government is not yet capable of neutralizing well-equipped terrorists in Marawi by July 22
President Rodrigo Duterte sends his letter to Congress on July 18 – 4 days before his martial law declaration in Mindanao expires
(UPDATED) The President also asks the Senate and the House to hold a special session to tackle his request. This session will be on Saturday, July 22.
The agenda is expected to include martial law in Mindanao and the newly drafted Bangsamoro Basic Law
(UPDATED) Senator Lacson, a former Philippine National Police chief, sums up the reinstatement of Superintendent Marvin Marcos with the favorite expletive of the Chief Executive who had ordered it
Senator Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino IV pushes for the proposed Rideshare Support Company Act which seeks to encourage 'new, affordable, and safe transportation options'
On World Population Day, experts call on lawmakers to work towards the enactment of bills tackling the issue of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines
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Kahit mag-UNLI session ang mga senador at kanilang staff sa kubeta ay walang dapat ipangamba dahil may 20,856 rolyo ng toilet paper ang mga kagalang-galang
President Duterte's Senate allies say his high ratings in Luzon and the Visayas show staunch support for his martial law declaration in Mindanao
'These people have no right to enjoy our Internet freedom only to abuse our women and children,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros in pushing for Senate Bill 1251 or the Anti-Gender-Based Electronic Violence bill
Vice President Leni Robredo says that after the Supreme Court's ruling on the declaration of martial law, Congress should fulfill its duty to review, on behalf of the people, the declaration of martial law
With the favorable decision on martial law, administration senators say the government can now focus on clearing operations and rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City
Senator JV Ejercito says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is 'becoming damaging to the institution and becoming destructive to the country'
It also has too many canisters of insecticide, batteries, and other overstocked supplies, worth a total of around P1.4 million
(UPDATED) In his first address to members of the National Assembly and Senate since his election in May, Macron delivers a US-style state of the nation speech in the Versailles palace
'Itong Senado na dati ay 'yan yung last bastion of democracy eh ngayon, wala na, para na rin kaming mga tuta nitong administrasyon na ito,' says minority Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
Bob Arum does not think the Pacquiao-Horn decision was controversial, arguing it could have gone either way
But for minority senators, President Rodrigo Duterte's first year in office was marked by dangerous policies
In his response to petitions, Solicitor General Jose Calida says congressional deliberations must be 'free from the public eye and pressure by interested parties'
(UPDATED) As Democrats have united in opposition to the draft, Republican leaders have struggled to rally enough support from within their ranks to get the bill over the line
This comes amid President Rodrigo Duterte's criticism of the European Union for criticizing human rights violations and his bloody drug war
This comes after BBC anchor Stephen Sackur confronted Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on his opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte that is 'out of tune' with public support for the Philippine leader
Senate Republicans are painting the new plan as less austere than the House bill which, according to a forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, would leave 23 million fewer people insured than under current law
Under Senate Bill 1492, any person found guilty will be punished with a fine ranging from P100,000 to P5 million and one to 5 years imprisonment, while public officials will be subjected to stiffer penalties
'Let us look at the returns of the trips. Even if there is no return, we should understand; we are the ASEAN chair,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III in defense of President Rodrigo Duterte's foreign trip expenses
Testimonies of bank representatives before the Senate reveal loopholes that made their systems vulnerable
BPI says an overzealous programmer is responsible for the system glitch that affected 1.5 million of its 8 million clients
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Senators say the decision was 'anomalous, questionable, and an insult to the Senate' that investigated the killing
'For me, the most important aspect is the outcome of the trip,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, who joined at least 2 trips abroad
‘Everything had to happen the way they happened. I had to be the counterweight to the selfish, inhumane, and reckless leadership of the Duterte administration.’
Democrats are condemning a US Senate replacement bill being crafted by Republicans behind closed doors
During the first year of the administration, the Senate majority clears President Duterte in investigations, but is non-comittal toward his priority bills
(UPDATED) The Supreme Court en banc gives the Senate and the House of Representatives 10 days to submit their comment
'I just voiced out my concern that eating too much rice is one of the main causes of high blood sugar that leads to diabetes,' Senator Cynthia Villar clarifies in a statement
(UPDATED) Sessions fiercely denounces allegations that he acted improperly during a series of meetings with Russian officials – or that he knew of any attempt at collusion by a member of the Trump campaign team
While they do not call for scrapping the entire Dodd-Frank law, the new measures would implement a series of far-reaching changes, especially over the supervision of large banks
It comes as political intrigue pulses through the US capital following explosive testimony by former FBI chief James Comey before the same panel last week, and as Trump has expressed frustrations with Sessions
The Senate minority bloc also urges the public to fight for democracy amid the proliferation of fake news
(UPDATED) US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces his decision in a letter Saturday, June 10, in which he referred to remarks made by fired FBI director James Comey
'This is demanded by constituents who are not satisfied with the public statements of the bank,' says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
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