Wilma Eisma was Senator Richard Gordon's executive assistant and legal staff member when he was SBMA chairman and administrator from 1992 to 1998
The housing agencies will get a budget of P4.7 billion next year – around 92% lower than the P68 billion budget that the HUDCC requested
Majority of the unfilled positions are memorandum of agreement workers under contract-based arrangements with the DSWD
The proposed resolution seeks a Senate investigation into the issue to determine the 'institutional reasons, if any, that give rise to such killings'
'Like Senator Gordon, Senator Lacson, we all went through this in our younger days. We all know what happens in initiation rights when you go through hazing,' says Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
(UPDATED) Senator Susan Collins joins Republican colleagues John McCain and Rand Paul as firm no votes on the legislation
University of Santo Tomas officials also say Aegis Juris did not inform the school about its welcoming rites, violating the Anti-Hazing Act
The bill consolidating the versions of the Senate and the House — seeking to move the polls to May 2018 – will be sent for President Duterte's signature
John Paul Solano, among the primary suspects in the death of Horacio Castillo III, says he followed the order because he was 'very rattled' at the time
Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Monday, September 25
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency says in a budget hearing that it needs more funds to boost anti-narcotics efforts
'Hindi mo kami kinikilala eh, 'Di mo nirerespeto Senado, ba't namin irerespeto complaint mo?' says Senate Majority Leader and ethics panel chair Vicente Sotto III
The proposed Philippine Legislative Police envisions Congress enforcing its own powers of contempt and arrest, as well as provide security for legislators and their families
Senator Panfilo Lacson says the scheme is among the 'mysteries' under former Customs chief Faeldon's administration
(UPDATED) This is the second ethics complaint filed against a senator by the former Customs commissioner, who has strongly refused to face a Senate investigation into drug smuggling and BOC corruption
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It could deal a potentially fatal blow to one President Donald Trump's top legislative goals
The outcome, which is not expected to significantly impact Macron's ability to push through his economic reform agenda, comes after months of falling approval ratings for the 39-year-old head of state
Senator Panfilo Lacson says he has documents and affidavits to back the charges he will file against the former Customs commissioner
Despite her detention, Senator Leila de Lima participates in the biggest opposition gatherings so far under President Rodrigo Duterte
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III hopes the new tax reform package can be implemented by January 1, 2018
The Senate finance committee increases the CHED's proposed budget for 2017 from P12.41 billion to P14.1 billion, but this excludes funds for the free tuition law
(UPDATED) Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says the additional funds will be used for SUCs' expenses on infrastructure and equipment
CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says CHED-NCR will look into the 'very tragic event'
The Senate ways and means committee estimates that its version of the bill will earn the government P148 billion in revenue despite exempting an estimated 64% of workers from paying income tax
Only minority Senator Risa Hontiveros opposes the measure, saying it is 'motivated only by the President's desire to have full control over the barangays'
'We'll have to make do with whatever was given to us,' says Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol
'Alam nyo yung mga ganun, yun ang mga duwag eh. Nambubugbog na walang kalaban laban. Kung hindi lang masama, pwede ko sila hamunin, Mr President,' says the world boxing champion
Senate public order committee chair Panfilo Lacson will lead the probe into the death of Horacio Castillo III
'How can you fight fake news kung may instances na nanggagaling mismo sa isang Asec yung fake news?' Senator Nancy Binay asks Communications Secretary Martin Andanar
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar tells senators that his office will bring the program to the entire country
(UPDATED) After falling one vote short this summer, Republicans have revived efforts to shred Obamacare. Momentum swelled in the past week
Senator Risa Hontiveros, a member of the Senate finance committee, wants to spend the PNP's drug war budget for police training, investigations, operations, and health programs
The Senate blue ribbon committee wraps up its probe into the shabu smuggled from China, and will now focus on the corruption in the Bureau of Customs
The bill will mandate the Department of Finance, National Economic and Development Authority, the Department of Budget and Management, and the Central Bank to report biannually to Congress on fiscal and monetary policies
Senators renew calls for the amendment of the 22-year-old Anti-Hazing Law of 1995
The senator, accused of plunder, deserves to be released since he is not yet convicted. But this reasoning should apply as well to poor Filipinos in prolonged trial detention.
Officials of the Road Board skip a budget hearing at the Senate, angering senators who now say they will fast-track the measure that seeks to abolish the board
We need a president who will reform Congress and a Congress that will reform the presidency. We need a citizenry that will insist on having both.
Senators cite the bill on barangay polls postponement and the Free Higher Education Act as examples where the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office did not do its job
The former Bureau of Customs chief files an ethics complaint against the senator for the lawmaker's privilege speech implicating him in corrupt practices inside the bureau
The 17th Congress, when viewed in tandem with the Duterte presidency, reveals the phenomenon of perverted pluralism (elitism) combining with perverted populism (one-man rule). Indeed, this signals 'change,' albeit from bad to worse.
'I'm not assuring you that it will be exactly to the last centavo, but I am assuring you that they will have a budget,' says Senate finance committee chair Loren Legarda
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Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, Susan Collins files a bill attempting to block or limit President Donald Trump's decree to bar transgender personnel from serving in the military
The fear is real there s a lot of uncertainty uneasiness says CHR Eastern Visayas Regional Director Desiree Pontejos amid concerns over the 2018 budget
Masyadong drastic yung remedy Hindi lang ERC ang nape penalize kundi tayong lahat na gumagamit ng kuryente Ang direktang epekto nito sa consumers ay wala tayong kuryente by next year
We have not received any such report Lumalabas lang sa social media so ang tingin ko lang fake news yan says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
In this regard we will evaluate the submitted Sworn Waiver and revert to you the soonest says AMLC Executive Director Mel Georgie Racela in a letter dated Wednesday September 13