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To fix or to scrap the confirmation system?
Jun 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM

To fix or to scrap the confirmation system?

Among the proposals to reform the CA are to adopt the US model, to repeal the one-person veto, and to adopt a criteria for confirming and rejecting nominees

Confirmation limbo: Long but futile process?
Jun 21, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Confirmation limbo: Long but futile process?

Is the Commission on Appointments still relevant with year-long delays in a confirmation process that has become whimsical and political?

Panel recommends DENR chief Paje's confirmation
Jun 10, 2014 - 8:24 PM

Panel recommends DENR chief Paje's confirmation

On the 7th hearing on his appointment, the DENR secretary is questioned for allowing the operations of a DMCI Mining's port and problems in the implementation of a reforestation program

‘Revilla speech effective for sympathetic Filipinos’
Jun 10, 2014 - 5:56 PM

‘Revilla speech effective for sympathetic Filipinos’

Senators say they gave Revilla his 'one-day goodbye' out of tradition and courtesy. Revilla's staff say he offered his song to the 20 million who voted for him

Serge on CA 'plot' to confirm Soliman: Just following rules
Jun 05, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Serge on CA 'plot' to confirm Soliman: Just following rules

Senator Osmeña denies Senator Santiago's accusation against the Commission on Appointments, advises her not to be confrontational with her colleagues. 'Dito sa Senado, lambingan...'

Osmeña: Petilla CA delay is message to Palace
Jun 05, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Osmeña: Petilla CA delay is message to Palace

Senator Serge Osmeña says if the Palace wants Petilla confirmed, it will have to work on developing a long-term plan for the country's energy sector

Osmeña: Releasing Napoles list was for transparency
May 20, 2014 - 7:03 PM

Osmeña: Releasing Napoles list was for transparency

Senator Serge Osmeña says he is willing to apologize to Senator JV Ejercito for the release of the Napoles list even as he defended the decision

Senators pinpoint 7 flaws in EDCA
May 14, 2014 - 8:26 AM

Senators pinpoint 7 flaws in EDCA

Senators Sergio Osmeña III and Ferdinand Marcos Jr grill the Philippine panel that negotiated EDCA, and cite provisions to show how the deal benefits the US more than to the Philippines

Senators to Napoles: Face us, name names
Apr 23, 2014 - 5:20 PM

Senators to Napoles: Face us, name names

Santiago, Osmeña and Trillanes say Napoles must face the Senate and name the other senators she gave kickbacks to

JV Ejercito: Plunder case helps Senate move on
Apr 04, 2014 - 7:14 PM

JV Ejercito: Plunder case helps Senate move on

The senator says the 3 accused now have the chance to defend themselves in the 'proper venue'

Serge: 2016 about management, not just corruption
Apr 03, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Serge: 2016 about management, not just corruption

The man known as a sharp political strategist says competence will be a key election issue in 2016

Osmeña: ‘Underperforming Aquino admin also ampaw’
Mar 18, 2014 - 2:25 PM

Osmeña: ‘Underperforming Aquino admin also ampaw’

Senator Serge Osmeña says the Aquino Cabinet is also 'ampaw,' and has NPAs or 'Non-Performing Assets'

‘Hard-headed Aquino might lose endorsement power’
Mar 13, 2014 - 1:25 PM

‘Hard-headed Aquino might lose endorsement power’

Senator Osmeña says President Aquino has to change if he wants his anointed candidate to win in 2016

Political parties? What we have are cliques – Osmeña
Feb 17, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Political parties? What we have are cliques – Osmeña

Comelec says they are limited by current laws on the definition of parties to accredit. The legislature will have to pass amendments.

Osmeña: Petilla should resign over Meralco rate hike
Jan 25, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Osmeña: Petilla should resign over Meralco rate hike

Osmeña calculates that using the Malaya plant could have significantly brought down market prices by at least P20

Tight supply till 2016 but no power failure
Jan 23, 2014 - 11:17 PM

Tight supply till 2016 but no power failure

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla says there are new plants being put up to meet the demand

Petilla endorses Malampaya subsidy bill
Jan 23, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Petilla endorses Malampaya subsidy bill

Petilla says he will ask President Aquino to certify as urgent a bill expanding the use of the Malampaya fund

‘Burn gov't plant if not helping consumers’
Jan 23, 2014 - 7:36 PM

‘Burn gov't plant if not helping consumers’

Osmeña says the government must decide whether or not to keep the state-owned Malaya as a security plant or close it down

Senators on lower power market price cap: Why only now?
Dec 29, 2013 - 2:19 PM

Senators on lower power market price cap: Why only now?

Senators say the lower electricity price cap on the spot market is 'better late than never'

Trillanes bill: Tap Malampaya for power subsidy
Dec 20, 2013 - 1:24 PM

Trillanes bill: Tap Malampaya for power subsidy

Trillanes files a bill authorizing the use of the Malampaya fund to subsidize the power rate hike in Metro Manila

Miriam: Why didn’t senators strike out Enrile speech?
Dec 06, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Miriam: Why didn’t senators strike out Enrile speech?

'Do they mean that Enrile is allowed to insult me on a personal level, but I am prohibited from paying him back in his own coin?' she says.

Serge on Miriam speech: Totally unparliamentary
Dec 05, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Serge on Miriam speech: Totally unparliamentary

Osmeña will move to strike out Santiago's speech from the Senate records, calling it 'way out of line'

Will Drilon intervene in Miriam-Enrile feud?
Dec 04, 2013 - 9:53 PM

Will Drilon intervene in Miriam-Enrile feud?

Senator Sergio Osmeña III says the Senate President has the discretion to strike from the record remarks that are out of line, but Drilon has not exercised it

Napoles hearing pushes through
Nov 04, 2013 - 10:00 AM

Napoles hearing pushes through

Sen TG Guingona turns down Sen Serge Osmeña's request to postpone Napoles' hearing to November 18

Serge wants Napoles' Senate testimony moved to Nov 18
Nov 03, 2013 - 2:09 PM

Serge wants Napoles' Senate testimony moved to Nov 18

'More than half' of Senate members may not attend the hearing scheduled for Nov 7 since Congress is on break, Serge says

Serge to Miriam: Your presence a circus anyway
Oct 30, 2013 - 2:58 PM

Serge to Miriam: Your presence a circus anyway

Sen Serge Osmeña reacts to the statement of Santiago that Napoles' testimony may just turn out to be a political circus

How much does a senator earn?
Jul 16, 2013 - 3:01 PM

How much does a senator earn?

Citing a 2011 COA report, Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago lists the incomes and expenditures of senators

‘Senate coup wishful thinking, moot’ – senators
Jan 22, 2013 - 1:32 PM

‘Senate coup wishful thinking, moot’ – senators

Some senators say a plot to remove Enrile as Senate President is already dead on its tracks

Male senators uneasy with ‘safe, satisfying sex’
Dec 04, 2012 - 9:23 PM

Male senators uneasy with ‘safe, satisfying sex’

Enrile, Sotto, Estrada, Escudero and Osmeña are uncomfortable with the phrase 'safe and satisfying sex life' in the RH definition

Should relatives be allowed to run in different areas?
Nov 08, 2012 - 4:31 PM

Should relatives be allowed to run in different areas?

Senators and resource persons clash on the definition of political dynasties

Hate turncoats? Anti-Balimbing bill to punish them
Jun 14, 2012 - 1:17 PM

Hate turncoats? Anti-Balimbing bill to punish them

A new bill seeks to punish politicians who change parties 8 months before the next elections. But is it the solution?

Spotlight on the Senator-judges
May 28, 2012 - 11:15 AM

Spotlight on the Senator-judges

Who are the Senator-judges? Rappler compiled quick facts concerning each of the Senators which might interest you

AMLC: No PNoy conspiracy in Corona report
May 18, 2012 - 6:13 PM

AMLC: No PNoy conspiracy in Corona report

An AMLC official denies that President Aquino had a hand in the agency's report on Corona's bank transactions.

 
Mar 22, 2012 - 6:26 PM

Osmeña asks Atienza clarificatory questions

Senator Sergio Osmeña III asks former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza clarificatory questions

 
Mar 19, 2012 - 9:29 PM

Corona's The Columns: Sold but not 'accepted'

The defense maintains defects in The Columns unit justifies Corona's delay in declaring the property.

#CoronaTrial: Day 19
Feb 16, 2012 - 3:06 PM

#CoronaTrial: Day 19

Day 19: Revelations: bank accounts closed on day Corona was impeached at the House; PSBank branch manager tells court Rep Jorge Banal went to their bank with the questioned Annex A

 
Jan 31, 2012 - 8:30 PM

#CoronaTrial: Day 9

Day 9: Megaworld official testifies about the 'discount' issue surrounding the Bellagio penthouse of the Coronas