In response, the National Electrification Administration says it will issue a show cause order to all electric cooperatives, including Paleco, on why they should not be sanctioned
(UPDATED) Senator Sherwin Gatchalian gives the National Electrification Administration until Friday, August 11, to finish its probe and submit findings to the energy committee
'Minahalan mo sasakyan, 'di inayos mass transit, kawawa dito commuters natin,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian
Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an 'investment for the future' and not an expense
'For me, the most important aspect is the outcome of the trip,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, who joined at least 2 trips abroad
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the EU aid 'conditions' only require Philippine adherence to international treaties that the country has already ratified
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr tells a Senate panel that the National Security Council will discuss the incident once the government receives the full report
A law needs to be passed so that the allocation for free tuition in state universities and colleges will become a regular item in the budget, the senator says
Putting more teeth into the National Telecommunications Commission and amending foreign ownership rules are among the reforms being eyed
This comes as the Energy Regulatory Commission faces corruption allegations and a threat from President Rodrigo Duterte to have it abolished
A similar bill was filed by House leaders a few weeks ago, after the Sandiganbayan ordered the preventive suspension of several congressmen
Prosecutors accuse LWUA officials of fraud in connection with the purchase of a 60% stake in a thrift bank that went into receivership in 2011
(UPDATED) 'But then again, magtataka pa ba tayo, e sa mismong bansa natin araw araw mahigit kwarenta katao na ang napapatay nang walang paglilitis. Nakakalungkot. Nakakaiyak. Nakakahindik,' says neophyte Senator Leila De Lima
The Department of Energy is eyeing a shorter application process for new industry players to fast-track construction of new power plants and ensure enough power supply until 2030
(UPDATED) 'What we want is to determine what really happened and come out with legislation to prevent this type of collusion from happening,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, committee on energy chairman
'What we need is a better path for the socio-civic involvement of the youth, a path that is congruent to the challenges of the changing times'
Senator Grace Poe, sponsor of the FOI bill that the Senate passed in the 16th Congress, says the President executive order covers only the executive branch
For senators, it's time for President Rodrigo Duterte to detail his plans on foreign policy, federalism, health, education, and poverty
The senators and their staff are on a roll building their teams, filing their bills, and getting familiar with the inner workings of their new home for the next 6 years
'We have to move forward. We believe that cooperating and supporting the new administration is the right thing to do,' says senator-elect Sherwin Gatchalian
Senator-elect Sherwin Gatchalian identifies 3 'significant occurrences' in the recently-concluded elections
Watch the interview with senator-elect Sherwin Gatchalian on Rappler
The Ombudsman finds probable cause to indict the 3 newly-elected lawmakers – along with 23 others – for the questionable acquisition by LWUA of a Laguna-based thrift bank in 2009
Behind the scenes, many celebrity watchers are disappointed that Mommy D, Sharon Cuneta, and Vilma Santos did not come to the ceremony
Social media users weigh in as the Philippines' 12 new senators are proclaimed
(UPDATED) Comelec proclaimed the winners in the 2016 senatorial election: 5 newcomers, 3 reelectionists; 4 returning
(26th UPDATE) As of 8:17 am, former TESDA chief Joel Villanueva has 17,262,019 votes based on partial, unofficial election results
One out of every 3 registered voters has a complete Senate slate for May 9, according to the latest ABS-CBN survey conducted by Pulse Asia
Of the 13 candidates with a statistical chance of winning, 5 are with the ruling LP; 4 independent; 2 NPC, 1 UNA, 1 Akbayan
What can the presidential candidates do for higher education, especially in the context of the ASEAN integration and the full implementation of the K to 12?
(UPDATED) Six senatorial aspirants present themselves to voters at the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate at UP-Diliman
The exchange on health issues during Rappler's 2nd senatorial debate on Friday, April 15, resonates with netizens who lament the current state of health care
At Rappler's 2nd senatorial debate, 5 candidates pitch for their standard-bearers. An independent, Walden Bello, says who he thinks won't win.
Netizens' 2nd top pick is economist and former Akbayan representative Walden Bello
In the 3rd round, the 6 senatorial bets are asked questions by netizens and the audience in the UP School of Economics Auditorium
At the 2nd Rappler senatorial debate, 6 senatorial candidates explain how to reconcile adjusting tax rates with ensuring the delivery of quality social services
At the Rappler senatorial debate on Friday, April 15, candidates propose solutions such as accelerating the phaseout of old vehicles, and regulating the number of new cars crowding limited road space
At Rappler's 2nd senatorial debate, Sherwin Gatchalian says Metro Manila is failure in urban planning, characterized by congestion and 'urban decay'
The senatorial bet's proposal is even bigger than the total 2016 budget of UP, and one-third of the entire budget of state universities and colleges
Rappler #PHVote's 'The Leader I Want' series looks at Sherwin Gatchalian's stand on key issues the next batch of senators candidates will have to address
3 Fridays, 3 schools, 18 candidates to be scrutinized. Rappler goes to the University of the Philippines-Diliman on April 15 for the 2nd of the 3-part senatorial debates.
Sotto, Pangilinan, Recto, Drilon, Lacson, and Zubiri are among the candidates in the winning circle in the latest The Standard Poll
Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña
Seven senatorial candidates court the support of 7 marginalized sectors, promising to pursue their priority agenda
Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson
The Standard Poll conducted by Laylo Research Strategies shows that of the 14 probable winners in the Senate race, 5 are from the ruling LP, while 3 others are guest candidates of the ruling Daang Matuwid coalition
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte doesn’t meet with Mayor Rex Gatchalian, who also happens to be the spokesman of his rival Grace Poe
(UPDATED) Could it be because of his political ads, which he aired very early? Gatchalian says it's a 'combination of many things'
Asked about same-sex marriages, one of the candidates says the issue is human rights and not religious rights