Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says 'the most' the Senate can do – as a 'gesture of friendship' to the House which had already passed its version – is to discuss the administration measure
Senate President talks about an agenda that will, among others, ease the burden of working and middle class Filipinos
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the chamber will also prioritize the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, anti-terrorism measures, and universal healthcare
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With the 5-month extension of martial law in Mindanao, safeguards should be put in place to deter human rights violations, says Vice President Leni Robredo
Senator Francis Pangilinan maintains the President's grounds for declaring martial law in Mindanao is unconstitutional
How do senators and lawmakers justify their vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31?
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon argues there is no evidence presented to establish the necessity of putting the entire Mindanao under a longer martial rule
Senator Risa Hontiveros believes government troops do not need an extended period of martial law to quell the rebel forces in Mindanao
ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio says history has proven that armed rebellion is not the solution to address the problems in Mindanao
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro believes there was no valid ground for the government to declare martial law in Mindanao in the first place
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman maintains President Rodrigo Duterte had no sufficient factual basis in declaring martial law in Mindanao
'Hindi puwedeng magbulag-bulagan ang Kongreso sa kawalan ng mga kongkretong batayan ng rebelyon at threat to public safety,' says Gabriela Represenative Emmi de Jesus as she opposed the martial law extension
'Paano kung gayon magiging lunas ang isang bagay na lalong nagpapalala ng sakit?' asks Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas as she opposed the martial law extension in Mindanao
CIBAC Representative Sherwin Tugna argues the country 'must win at all costs' against the terrorists attacking parts of Mindanao
'Kalabisan ang pagpataw ng martial law,' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate as he explains his no vote for the extension of the Mindanao martial rule
'Paano kung masanay tayo?' asks Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte as he warned against the possible effects of an extended martial law
The overwhelming vote for the extension is not surprising, as President Duterte counts majority of lawmakers as allies. Mara Cepeda files this report.
A total of 261 lawmakers voted in favor of extending martial law in Mindanao, 18 voted against it, and zero abstained
(3rd UPDATE) Lawmakers vote 261-18 to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao
(UPDATED) Samira Gutoc-Tomawis recounts stories of violent interrogations, unburied bodies, and a Muslim woman who stripped off her clothes in an evacuation center after suffering a mental breakdown
(UPDATED) The administrator of martial law in Mindanao assures lawmakers that there is no plan to expand martial rule to Luzon and Visayas
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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