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'Sexual harassment has no place anywhere, especially in a pageant that claims to uphold the value and power of women,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
(UPDATED) 'This is not an isolated case as it only reflects the prevailing situation in many farmlands around the country,' says the 6-member Senate minority bloc
Marilen Dañguilan, a medical doctor trained in policymaking, launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'
'As duty bearers, the PNP must observe proper operational procedures in order to fulfill the organization’s obligation with respect to human rights-based policing,' says the Senate opposition bloc
Minority senators are hopeful that their colleagues will support the initiative this time
The Positive Discipline of Children Act seeks to protect minors from all forms of physical and mental violence
Senate Bill 1326 seeks to penalize catcalling, wolf-whistling, cursing, leering, groping, and stalking, among others
This is an old hoax post resurfaced in time for the protests on the 46th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law
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Senator Risa Hontiveros says former NFA chief Jason Aquino is at the 'center' of the supposed 'massive' corruption
'More needs to be done to arrest the rising prices of rice,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
'Proclamation No. 572 is apparently being used to silence Senator Trillanes, one of the strongest critic of President Duterte and his administration,' says the Senate minority bloc in a resolution
(UPDATED) Senator Francis Pangilinan says the amnesty grant to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV 'could not be easily set aside by the whims of one man'
The photo is fabricated. The original one contains a quote about the passage of the Strengthened Anti-hospital Deposit Law.
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano gave 'vague, evasive, and fallacious' answers about these '50-100' diplomatic protests, says Senator Risa Hontiveros
To prove that her motion to personally appear during oral arguments is 'not a ploy to escape detention,' Senator Leila De Lima is 'willing to argue while in detention through a live video and/or audio feed'
'The act of remembering is an act of defiance against the killings. To forget is to give consent,' says opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros
'Wala ho sa isip ko magsasauli kasi wala akong ginawang ilegal. Papanindigan po namin ang kontrata, legal po ito. Wala po kaming ginawang illegal,' says Ben Tulfo during a Senate hearing
Workers hired by contractors of NutriAsia and PLDT argue that they perform functions that are 'core' to the company
COA does not name any board member as being responsible for the PhilHealth disallowances; Hontiveros became member only after the illegal releases
Failure to address the issue of teenage pregnancy would be a 'lose-lose situation for everybody,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
'The issues in this case being of transcendental importance, Senator De Lima should not be prevented from personally arguing the case before the Honorable Court by mere reason of her incidental detention,' says the Senate minority bloc
'What happened yesterday is a strong argument against a parliamentary form of government where patronage politics plays a major, if not the only, role in selecting our country’s top leader,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
'Clothes don't cause rape, rapists do,' Senator Risa Hontiveros responds in a statement
'Airing Chinese shows on our state-run network poses a danger of spreading Chinese propaganda sanctioned by our government,' minority senators say in filing Senate Resolution No. 780
Opposition senators file Senate Resolution No. 779, seeking to determine if the 'technical stops' of Chinese military planes in the Philippines violated the 1987 Constitution
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(UPDATED) 'May God bless his heart,' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
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(UPDATED) Senator Risa Hontiveros files a resolution urging the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs to probe the killings of priests amid President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church
That Kris – once the Aquino clan's loose cannon – could outgun, outtalk and outmessage the 'Yellows' indicates something wrong with the opposition
A blog falsely translates Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin's Filipino quote concerning his party mate Senator Risa Hontiveros
It remains to be seen if administration senators will indeed allow opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV to lead an investigation into the contracts worth P261.39 million
The Senate and House approve the bill seeking to strengthen government policy on the prevention and control of HIV-AIDS
In a petition filed before the Supreme Court, 6 senators argue that the withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court needs Senate concurrence
'President Duterte is promising our OFWs jobs back in our country when he can't even sign an executive order to address labor contractualization and protect the workers' security of tenure,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo meanwhile calls on workers and employers to find a middle ground on the issue of contractualization
Senate Bill 1233 places the management of the fund under a reconstituted Philippine Coconut Authority – the agency that was responsible for the misuse of the funds in the 1970s
The bill seeks to fight malnutrition of children during the first 1,000 days, starting from the first day of the mother’s pregnancy. The House version was approved in 2017.
(4TH UPDATE) The Senate ethics committee cites lack of jurisdiction in dismissing the 3 ethics complaints filed against Senator Leila de Lima
But Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the data given to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, including the CCTV videos of the different areas of the Senate, are part of public records
'President Duterte should stop making thoughtless, reckless, and irresponsible statements at the expense of public health,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
(UPDATED) 'Alangan namang pantay?' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, as he vowed not to give equal treatment, budget-wise, to areas of lawmakers opposed to the shift to federalism
'As security forces reign supreme during martial law, would not military rule actually get in the way of a people-centered rebuilding and rehabilitating of the once vibrant city?' they ask
According to a report from DOH, only 33% of HIV positive Filipinos are enrolled in the government’s treatment programs due to stigma and prejudice.
The Dangerous Drugs Board's latest statement comes over a week after its chairperson, Dionisio Santiago, was sacked for criticizing the 10,000-bed facility in Fort Magsaysay
'We've been getting some very conflicting figures and it's about time that we do a more accurate survey on the number of drug users,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, sponsor of the Dangerous Drugs Board's budget in the Senate
An agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency also died, says Senator Panfilo Lacson, who sponsors PDEA's proposed budget for 2018
Senator Risa Hontiveros, principal author of the recently passed Enhanced Anti-Hospital Deposit Law, promises to get to the bottom of how Chong Hua Hospital dealt with PO3 David Naraja Jr