New Senate President Vicente Sotto III is the most senior member of the chamber yet criticisms against him abound. What has he done in his two decades in the Senate?
Like senators, the House leadership hopes to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law before Congress adjourns sine die on June 2
Puwede naman tayong mag-ipon ng talino kahit hindi natin alam kung kailan natin gagamitin. Dahil ang solusyon sa mga kinakaharap nating suliranin sa buhay para mag-survive ay hindi parang quiz o exam, na dapat pasado ang marka.
'Skilled workers can fly to Kuwait anytime but the household service workers can fly next week, pending their visa application approval,' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
Senate President Vicente Sotto III refers to the Philippine national anthem as 'Bayang Magiliw,' instead of its actual title, 'Lupang Hinirang'
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'I’m not running in 2019. My term ends in 2022. I will be able to help those who we feel would be assets to the Senate,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler
Rappler talks to Senate President Vicente Sotto III about his plans for the Senate, his stand on critical issues, the longest noontime show Eat Bulaga, and how he handles criticisms
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We should not interfere with [the] judiciary. I believe that because I don't want the judiciary to interfere with us,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler
'If the administration is pushing something for our countrymen, we will support it. If we feel it is not, then it is not…I think we can work with each other,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler
'Let me assure you that I am here in PhilHealth... to ensure that every peso translates to better healthcare of our people,' says PhilHealth OIC Celestina de la Serna, who has been criticized for spending over P600,000 for travels in just a year in office
The Senate seeks to pass the bill on final reading before Congress adjourns sine die on June 2, in time for President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
'I was focused on the operational aspect of my task and I was actually not very informed,' says former SAF chief Benjamin Lusad
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Senior Superintendent Andre Dizon claims that the money came from allowances delayed of release from 2016 to 2017
After Vicente Sotto III's election as Senate president, some Filipinos remind the public about the controversies he got involved in before. But others say Sotto, as the most senior member of the Senate, deserves the post.
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The Senate and House approve the bill seeking to strengthen government policy on the prevention and control of HIV-AIDS
Sotto says he will take a break from the country's longest-running noontime television show, given his new role at the Senate
(UPDATED) Vicente Sotto III, who takes over from Aquilino Pimentel III, says he is 'deeply humbled and sincerely grateful' for the opportunity to lead the Senate 'at this critical and challenging time'
(3rd UPDATE) Aquilino Pimentel III nominates Vicente Sotto III as his successor, saying, 'This is an example of a peaceful and willing transfer of power in the Senate'
The remains of former Senate president Edgardo Angara arrive in Baler, Aurora, where residents can pay their final respects to their hometown hero
Senate justice committee chair Richard Gordon filed a bill seeking to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government just 5 months ago
(UPDATED) Senator Grace Poe files a resolution urging two Senate committees to look into stronger protection for prosecutors after the killing of Quezon City Deputy Prosecutor Rogelio Velasco
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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
President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency passes on a vote of 54-45, with half a dozen opposition Democrats bucking their party and supporting the controversial Haspel's nomination
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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
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(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is still the poorest senator
If Senate Bill 1532 is passed into law, startups would enjoy research grants, exemption from fees and charges, and free use of government equipment and facilities, among other incentives
The draft resolution asks the Supreme Court to review its decision to 'nullify the appointment' of Sereno as chief justice
The NHA can now award the empty housing units in Pandi, Bulacan to low-salaried government employees and poor families, including members of urban poor group Kadamay
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
However, Senate justice panel chair Richard Gordon is not keen on passing the proposal, saying the Presidential Commission on Good Government must be kept independent
(UPDATED) Senators then and now recall the significant contributions of former Senate president Edgardo Angara to the country
(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
Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the proposed resolution is meant 'to inform the Supreme Court of the sentiment of the Senate insofar as the legal issue is concerned'
(UPDATED) The Senate is set to hold a necrological service for its former leader on Wednesday, May 16
(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'
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'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