Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's spokesperson Jojo Lacanilao says it would be a 'mockery of the law' if she is denied her right to counsel and her right to cross-examine witnesses through her lawyers
(UPDATED) The opposition senator rehashes accusations that Red Cross funds were used for Gordon's 2010 and 2013 electoral campaigns
'No sir, masaya po kami naka-detain siya,' Thinking Pinoy blogger RJ Nieto proudly says in a public hearing when asked to apologize to detained Senator Leila de Lima
'That Nieto did all this under oath should have earned him a perjury charge or a contempt citation at the very least,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
'Andito ako para suportahan ang hearing na ito dahil ako po ay biktima ng fake news', Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson says at the Senate hearing on fake news
Watch the hearing held last Wednesday, October 4 on Rappler
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III describes former senator Dominador Aytona as a public official who 'did not forget the welfare of the ordinary Filipino'
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Family, friends, and youth supporters remember the soft side of the feisty senator who was like a mother to those who were close to her
The Senate adopts resolutions seeking the conferment of the Quezon Service Cross on the late senator, ahead of her first death anniversary
The event at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City on Friday, September 29, is open to the public
'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
University of Santo Tomas officials also say Aegis Juris did not inform the school about its welcoming rites, violating the Anti-Hazing Act
(UPDATED) Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says the additional funds will be used for SUCs' expenses on infrastructure and equipment
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.
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.
Of the 9 points raised by Senator Richard Gordon in his complaint 8 are considered substantial by the Senate ethics committee
PO2 Rodolfo Bautista says the taxi driver Tomas Bagcal was too afraid to speak to him in detail during his first testimony
We hope that Senate President Pimentel will stand by his previous assertions of the Senate s independence says Liberal Party president Francis Pangilinan
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV maintains he did not commit any improper or unparliamentary act
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III points out that the Constitution mandates a term of 7 years for the Ombudsman
Kung ano ang kabuuan na ninakaw ibalik Di naman yung pinaambunan ka lang ayos na says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says an inquiry is needed to finally carry out reforms in the scandal plagued Bureau of Customs
We had a bit of kamustahan and focused more on the legislative agenda not much on my condition inside detention says Senator Leila de Lima
What is it like to become Senate President under the Duterte administration?
Detained Senator Leila de Lima files an urgent petition before the Supreme Court saying she must fulfill her duties as a senator
While the majority bloc s move was late opposition senators still welcome their move to investigate the drug related killings under President Rodrigo Duterte
The senators condemn the recent spate of abuses by the police resulting in excessive and unnecessary deaths in the war on drugs
Why would a councilor from Davao City be dealing with some brokers? And this Small Abellera is known in Davao City to be very close to Paolo Duterte says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will need one more week to hear the new request In the meantime Uber remains suspended
So we cannot criticize [the administration] because we will be considered as causing disunity to the nation? Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asks Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia
ILO Convention 151 protects government workers rights to organize and negotiate employment conditions
Excluded from the bill s coverage are gift checks issued to customers under loyalty rewards or promotional programs coupons and vouchers
The bill also seeks to limit the marketing sale and distribution of the product allowing only those 18 years old and above to buy and use it
Richard Tan and Manny Li the alleged shipper and middleman in the case involving P6 4 billion worth of shabu are evasive and inconsistent during a Senate hearing
UPDATED Senator Sherwin Gatchalian gives the National Electrification Administration until Friday August 11 to finish its probe and submit findings to the energy committee
Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon says he has been confined at the Manila East Medical Center since Tuesday August 8 due to hypertension and acute coronary syndrome
UPDATED Alleged middleman Kenneth Dong was a campaign donor of Villanueva while Recto Hontiveros Zubiri and Pangilinan were his wedding sponsors
UPDATED The National Bureau of Investigation will look into allegations that Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista illegally amassed nearly P1 billion
Must watch videos from this week
Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Thursday August 3
Pagka ang pasahero magpapahatid sa lugar na matraffic malulugi yung driver says the head of the Philippine National Taxi Operators Association
What we are asking for is the right regulation and right process We cannot impose 1900s level of regulation says Uber s Yves Gonzalez
Minahalan mo sasakyan di inayos mass transit kawawa dito commuters natin says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian
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
Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an investment for the future and not an expense
UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte has also requested additional 20 000 soldiers in Mindanao
It s clear customs people are involved says Minority Leader Franklin Drilon If 604 kilos of shabu got past the BOC this one time ilan pa ang nakalusot?
Will the cop linked to the killing of a detained mayor eventually be promoted to senior superintendent?