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Higher auto taxes, poor mass transport a 'lose-lose situation' for the public

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:40 PM

'Minahalan mo sasakyan, 'di inayos mass transit, kawawa dito commuters natin,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

Higher auto taxes, poor mass transport a 'lose-lose situation' for the public

Duterte now 'open to amendments' on tax reform bill – senators

Aug 02, 2017 - 3:03 PM

'The President accepted that the Senate will retain flexibility insofar as finally deciding the amounts of taxes,' Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says after legislators' 3-hour meeting with the Chief Executive

Duterte now 'open to amendments' on tax reform bill – senators

Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an 'investment for the future' and not an expense

Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

Senators worry over Angara's reelection: 'Baka ma-Recto siya'

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:59 PM

The Senate is set to constitute a committee of the whole to discuss the controversial tax reform bill with the country's economic managers

Senators worry over Angara's reelection: 'Baka ma-Recto siya'

Legarda defends Angara over tax reform bill

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:20 PM

'It's not Sonny's job singly, or it's not his fault at all, that we seem slow. And we are not slow. He's been hearing it,' says Senator Loren Legarda after the President zeroed in on Senator Juan Edgardo Angara

Legarda defends Angara over tax reform bill

Give dignity kits to Marawi women, senator tells gov't

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:00 PM

'Even during normal times, nursing mothers, babies, pregnant women must have the best of care,' Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says

Give dignity kits to Marawi women, senator tells gov't

Duterte appoints ex-Senate President Angara as special envoy to EU

May 17, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Edgardo Angara is the second former lawmaker President Duterte has appointed as special envoy

Duterte appoints ex-Senate President Angara as special envoy to EU

Senate approves mental health bill on final reading

May 02, 2017 - 4:22 PM

The measure seeks to integrate mental health services into the national health system to make them more affordable and accessible

Senate approves mental health bill on final reading

Senate bill seeks summer, holiday fare discounts for students

Apr 02, 2017 - 11:49 AM

The proposed measure expands the 20% fare discount for students, covering even holidays and summer vacation breaks

Senate bill seeks summer, holiday fare discounts for students

Gov't backtracks, keeps tax-free 13th month pay in new proposal

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Under the new Department of Finance proposal, people earning P250,000 and below a year will no longer be taxed, in addition to the P82,000-ceiling of 13th month pay

Gov't backtracks, keeps tax-free 13th month pay in new proposal

Senate bill proposes UP scholarship for aspiring doctors

Dec 18, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Senator Sonny Angara says his bill would help bring more doctors to far-flung communities in the Philippines

Senate bill proposes UP scholarship for aspiring doctors

Implement new tax exemption rules on balikbayan boxes – Angara

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Senator Juan Edgardo 'Sonny' Angara says this will help overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sending home goods for Christmas

Implement new tax exemption rules on balikbayan boxes – Angara

Paolo Duterte accepts Trillanes' dare for a drug test

Oct 08, 2016 - 7:42 AM

Senators dare the presidential son and Davao City vice mayor to name names instead of tarnishing the reputation of everyone in the upper chamber

Paolo Duterte accepts Trillanes' dare for a drug test

Bills for small business tax reform, taxpayers' rights filed in Senate

Oct 02, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV's Senate Bill No. 169 seeks to stimulate growth of small businesses while Senator Juan Edgardo Angara's Senate Bill No. 308 aims to protect taxpayers' rights

Bills for small business tax reform, taxpayers' rights filed in Senate

Final: Senate, House approve bills postponing barangay, SK polls

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:17 PM

(UPDATED) Only 2 senators and 4 congressmen oppose moving the village-based elections to October 2017

Final: Senate, House approve bills postponing barangay, SK polls

Recent bomb threats in schools: 'Are kids your enemies?'

Sep 08, 2016 - 4:37 PM

'Hindi naman siguro nila target-in [mga] bata, kasi mga kabataan ito. Kung gusto nilang mag-communicate...bombing a school is not the best way to do it,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

Recent bomb threats in schools: 'Are kids your enemies?'

Irene Marcos, Angaras in Panama Papers database

May 10, 2016 - 7:41 AM

The Panama Papers public database reveals a long list of individuals and entities connected to the Philippines

Irene Marcos, Angaras in Panama Papers database

LDP endorses Rodrigo Duterte – Angara

May 03, 2016 - 10:46 PM

In a statement, the LDP chairman says, 'Mayor Duterte offers the best hope for structural change'

LDP endorses Rodrigo Duterte – Angara

Senators on Salonga: 'A statesman of the highest order'

Mar 15, 2016 - 7:58 PM

Former and current senators of the country remember former Senate President Jovito Salonga as a man of humility, deep faith, and courage

Senators on Salonga: 'A statesman of the highest order'

FAST FACTS: Candidate substitution in past polls

Nov 28, 2015 - 1:02 PM

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's substitution is nothing new, as candidate substitutions also happened in previous elections

FAST FACTS: Candidate substitution in past polls

Gov't planes bring relief goods to isolated Aurora towns

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:53 PM

(UPDATED) It is the first time government relief goods are flown to Aurora, where some towns have been destroyed and isolated since Typhoon Lando (Koppu) made landfall Sunday morning

Gov't planes bring relief goods to isolated Aurora towns

Aurora: Lando knocks down towns still recovering from 2013 typhoon

Oct 20, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says the towns battered by Typhoon are those still recovering from Typhoon Labuyo in 2013

Aurora: Lando knocks down towns still recovering from 2013 typhoon

Enrile, Revilla, 18 others tagged in new PDAF case

Sep 02, 2015 - 11:56 AM

(UPDATED) 'We have 4 witnesses for this non-Napoles related pork barrel scam. Initially, we are tagging 20 legislators,' Baligod says

Enrile, Revilla, 18 others tagged in new PDAF case

Top high school grads priority under college scholarship bill

Jun 24, 2015 - 9:07 PM

An existing law gives top high school graduates scholarships in their first year in college. The proposed unified education assistance law seeks to extend the scholarships in succeeding years.

Top high school grads priority under college scholarship bill

Senators want Chinese, Spanish languages in K to 12 curriculum

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Educators say, however, that the government needs to first address the 'deteriorating' English proficiency of public school students

Senators want Chinese, Spanish languages in K to 12 curriculum

Poe told: peace process not yet dead

Mar 23, 2015 - 4:41 PM

Senators Sonny Angara and Bam Aquino disagree with the Grace Poe report that the peace process with the MILF has become a 'casualty' of the Mamasapano clash

Poe told: peace process not yet dead

Binay, Angara, Lapid join appointments body

Mar 11, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The oath-taking is conducted during a caucus of the commission meant to reorganize the body 9 months after the detention of former CA members linked to the pork barrel scam

Binay, Angara, Lapid join appointments body

Marcos: Bangsamoro bill in 'coma'

Feb 11, 2015 - 5:35 PM

'If both houses of Congress vote today, I dare say not only this version but maybe any version will not pass,' Senator Bongbong Marcos says

Marcos: Bangsamoro bill in 'coma'

Should students get fare discount 'all year round'?

Feb 03, 2015 - 8:39 PM

Two bills in Congress propose a 20% student fare discount on all public transport utilities, but various groups are worried about its effect on drivers and small operators

Should students get fare discount 'all year round'?

Senate hikes proposed 13th month pay tax exemption to P82k

Nov 19, 2014 - 12:04 PM

The Senate, which has passed the bill on second reading, views the measure as a timely 'Christmas gift' for hard-working Filipinos

Senate hikes proposed 13th month pay tax exemption to P82k

'No evidence' of ICC overprice on first day of Senate probe

Nov 13, 2014 - 2:39 PM

(UPDATED) Former Iloilo provincial official Manuel Mejorada admits he has no evidence to prove that the Iloilo Convention Center is overpriced, but believes the project presented 'opportunities for corruption’

'No evidence' of ICC overprice on first day of Senate probe

P251-M budget for APECO? 'Waste of money' – Osmeña

Oct 21, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Senator Sergio Osmeña III says the economic zone in Aurora province should only get 'caretaker fund' of P48.5M for its failure to bring its promised economic growth

P251-M budget for APECO? 'Waste of money' – Osmeña

Angara bill to help patients with ALS, rare diseases

Aug 28, 2014 - 4:56 PM

Aside from filing the bill, Senator Sonny Angara also accepts the ALS ice bucket challenge

Angara bill to help patients with ALS, rare diseases

Revisit all laws on public spending – Angara

Aug 04, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Senator Angara says Congress should conduct a comprehensive review of Marcos and Cory Aquino-era laws on the budget instead of just redefining savings

Revisit all laws on public spending – Angara

3 other lawmakers in COA report could qualify for plunder

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:16 AM

If the 40%-50% kickback system is applied to the COA special audit report results, at least 4 former lawmakers will qualify for plunder. One of them, however, is already deceased.

3 other lawmakers in COA report could qualify for plunder

Former Senator Angara lists projects under DAP

Jul 09, 2014 - 7:09 PM

Following other senators who have reported how they spent funds from the controversial program, Angara says his P50M in 2012 went to 5 infrastructure projects

Former Senator Angara lists projects under DAP

Sonny Angara: From textbooks to tax books

May 13, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Angara as senator remains reserved, and thinks systems and processes over sound bites

A 'small-time' Angara faces the skeletons of APECO

Apr 11, 2014 - 8:15 PM

Farmers have been displaced to accommodate the bigger promises of progress of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO). None has been realized so far

A 'small-time' Angara faces the skeletons of APECO

Marcos files bill amending ‘e-martial law’

Feb 19, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Marcos calls for the protection of free speech online by filing a bill lowering the penalty for online libel in the cybercrime law

Marcos files bill amending ‘e-martial law’

Sotto: E-libel verdict ‘vindicates’ me

Feb 18, 2014 - 7:41 PM

The senator, who drew flak for this provision in the anti-cybercrime law, asks: How can celebrities seek redress after having sex videos released without their consent?

Sotto: E-libel verdict ‘vindicates’ me

#CoronaTrial lawyers remember Cuevas

Feb 10, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Lawyers from both sides of the Corona impeachment trial honor the legal luminary, who died Sunday

#CoronaTrial lawyers remember Cuevas

Palace, PH leaders: Mandela a beacon of freedom

Dec 06, 2013 - 1:12 PM

Philippine leaders hail Nelson Mandela as a 'shining beacon of inspiration to all freedom-loving peoples'

Palace, PH leaders: Mandela a beacon of freedom

Cybercrime law mars PH net freedom – global report

Oct 03, 2013 - 10:44 PM

A report of US-based Freedom House says Internet freedom in the Philippines declined primarily because of the 'notorious, restrictive, and punitive' law

Cybercrime law mars PH net freedom – global report

'The Boss' and Gigi Reyes

Oct 01, 2013 - 8:54 PM

'She is the sort of person who will protect her principal but will not do anything against his interest or without his permission'

'The Boss' and Gigi Reyes

Senators react to #MillionPeopleMarch

Aug 26, 2013 - 6:57 PM

At least 8 senators acknowledge the legitimacy of the protesters’ call to abolish the PDAF

Senators react to #MillionPeopleMarch

Group files new SC petition vs Aurora ecozone

Aug 12, 2013 - 5:58 PM

Casiguran locals ask the High Court to revoke the Angara-sponsored law that created the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone or APECO

Group files new SC petition vs Aurora ecozone

P500M a year: Will Senate slash bloated committees?

Jul 17, 2013 - 2:45 PM

Oversight committees in the Senate are pratically as many as its regular committees. Many of them are redundant and outdated.

P500M a year: Will Senate slash bloated committees?

How much does a senator earn?

Jul 16, 2013 - 3:01 PM

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

How much does a senator earn?

The Outstanding Young Men 2013 search begins

Jun 29, 2013 - 11:01 AM

With its theme "Heroes Need Heroes," the institution carries on its mission of fostering service and excellence

The Outstanding Young Men 2013 search begins

Class of 2013: The graduating senators

Jun 04, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Angara, Arroyo, Lacson, Pangilinan and Villar are retiring. What legacy are the graduating senators leaving behind?

Class of 2013: The graduating senators