The remains of former Senate president Edgardo Angara arrive in Baler, Aurora, where residents can pay their final respects to their hometown hero
A video in a blog post mentions ethics complaints and cases being faced by or prepared against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. However, the blog post falsely claims that these have already reached the courts courtesy of Senator Vicente Sotto III.
(UPDATED) Senators expect Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III to provide the kind of protective leadership that Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III failed to show when his party mate, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, attacked the Senate
A draft resolution signed by 14 senators is leaked even as Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III denies there are efforts to replace him
(2ND UPDATE) '[It] sets a dangerous precedent that transgresses the exclusive powers of the legislative branch to initiate, try, and decide all cases of impeachment,' says Senate Resolution 738
The bill's approval comes two months after the Department of Education order for British School Manila to comply with requirements to legally operate in the country as an international school
(UPDATED) 'Edgardo Angara was a giant among legal luminaries and a skillful public servant. He wore many hats and he wore them well,' says former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in her eulogy
(UPDATED) His son, Senator Juan Edgardo Angara shares with the media his father's last photos from the latter's house in Tagaytay, and an account of his last hours
'His name will always be prominent in the pages of our country's modern political history. He will be missed,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on former Senate president Edgardo Angara
(3rd UPDATE) Angara's son, Senator Sonny Angara, says his father died 'from an apparent heart attack'
'This decision makes the Solicitor General the most powerful official in the bureaucracy, even more powerful than both the House of Representatives and the Senate insofar as the removal of impeachable officers is concerned,' says Senator Franklin Drilon
(5TH UPDATE) 'The Supreme Court has fallen, and fallen hard in the eyes of the public,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
'Ako, Senado, kung ako'ng masusunod ah,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa after being asked to choose between running for senator or governor
'We believe in her competence and integrity as the new tourism secretary,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV on the appointment of Bernadette Romulo-Puyat
(UPDATED) 'This alleged militarization of the West Philippine Sea is very alarming and it poses a big threat to the country's national defense and security,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in a resolution
'Not since the Japanese invasion of World War II has the Philippines been exposed to such a real and physical threat to its territorial integrity and national sovereignty,' says Senator Leila de Lima
Opposition senators say the government should listen to Filipinos' voices and instead focus on solving gut issues
Senator Leila de Lima questions President Rodrigo Duterte's order, saying his administration 'failed to present consistent and clear plan of action on how to go about the island's rehabilitation'
When asked if Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III will step down once he files his certificate of candidacy for the 2019 elections, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says there have been discussions 'to that effect'
Why should Duterte trouble himself with a minority chief justice?
'In legislative inquiries that I participated in, the process is [to] gather facts then arrive at a conclusion. The Dick Gordon show started with a conclusion and tried to produce facts to support it,' former president Benigno Aquino III tells Rappler
'She can be a witness later on. She was pressured.... As far as we are concerned, she was not the most guilty,' says Senator Richard Gordon, a staunch administration ally
Is federalism fundamentally problematic for the Philippines, or is it simply not the right time?
'The Filipino people deserve a credible, capable, and respectable justice secretary who will lead with integrity and rebuild our trust in the Department of Justice,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV
'Tiyak pong magwawagi tayo sa kasamaan at magwawakas ang umiiral na kadiliman sa ating bayan,' says detained Senator Leila de Lima on Easter 2018
'Resistance is our movement. We must vigorously resist the slide to authoritarianism and anti-democratic rule,' says Liberal Party president and opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan
This comes after Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito aired the grievance of reelectionist senator-allies that they were left out despite having supported the government
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque's former nemesis in the House endorses a possible bid for the Senate in 2019
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Senate concurrence in treaty withdrawals is in the 1987 Constitution 'by implication,' but Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III disagrees
'The Senate must thwart any attempt to diminish its members' constitutionally guaranteed right to parliamentary immunity,' 19 senators say in filing Senate Resolution No. 697
Electoral fraud is about increasing or decreasing the votes received by a candidate such that a losing candidate is made to appear the winner. Senator Sotto has failed to show proofs such happened.
One of the contested issues in Baguio about federalism is its effect on the Cordillera Administrative Region's quest for autonomy
(UPDATED) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV delivered a privilege speech on October 3, 2017, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of undeclared bank transactions of P2 billion
Then senator Alan Peter Cayetano agreed to the committee report and the final Senate concurrence with the ratification of the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court
'The reason why Senate consent is not necessary is the Constitution does not provide it's necessary,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
In February 2017, neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao blocked the resolution that would have created the Senate's legal position that its concurrence is needed in all treaty withdrawals
Senator Sotto invites Comelec and Smartmatic officials to present their side in a ‘full-blown’ Senate hearing
Detained Senator Leila de Lima assures supporters there is 'nothing to worry about,' adding there is no need for an operation
Senators say the recommendation of a Department of Justice panel to drop charges against suspected drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa proves that the drug war is 'anti-poor' and a 'sham'
'The principal effect of a no-election scenario would be to upset the constitutional mandate that requires elective officials to be subjected to periodic check by the sovereign people,' says former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr
Singer-composer Freddie Aguilar is a known supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte
The Philippine Institute for Development Studies' estimate is conservative, as it assumes that the existing bureaucracy will not require any additional costs
A UP professor doubts President Rodrigo Duterte's vow not to extend his term, saying it is like his 'campaign promise to ride a jet ski to the Spratlys'
Congress has only 5 session days left, as it is set to go on break from March 24 to May 13. The elections are scheduled on May 14.
This comes after a Malacañang veto effectively raised the cost of doing business in the Philippines, says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, a conservative, says the bill is practically dead in the 17th Congress
'Let us not allow our countrymen to be victims of theft,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV as his committee is set to probe the 'nakaw-load' scheme