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Senators say President Rodrigo Duterte's veto of questionable allotments in the 2019 national budget serves as a 'victory' for taxpayers
'The results negated his allegations that pre-loaded SD cards were used or that his votes were not counted,' the SET says in its resolution
The 3 senators file Senate Resolution 1037, seeking the rebuke of United States lawmakers for 'interfering' in Philippine affairs
(UPDATED) Reelectionist senator Grace Poe supports President Rodrigo Duterte's call to 'cure' certain provisions of Republic Act No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2019
Senator Leila de Lima says the killings of farmers 'prove the inability' of the government to maintain peace and to hold accountable the perpetrators of crimes
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says the government should review its policies on sand and gravel quarrying
US senator Marsha Blackburn says of the bipartisan resolution: '...while we value our relationship with the Philippines, the US Congress expects to see real change to the current practices of the Duterte government'
Senator Risa Hontiveros files a resolution calling for a probe into the presence of Chinese vessels 'to protect Philippine interests, sovereignty, and land and marine resources'
(UPDATED) 'We can begin the review process by releasing in full the loan agreements, including annexes and minutes of the meeting of the reviewing and approving bodies,' says reelectionist senator Grace Poe
(3rd UPDATE) The Senate tells President Rodrigo Duterte it is transmitting the bill 'with strong reservations,' and urges him to veto 'unconstitutional' post-bicam realignments
The negotiating teams of both chambers of Congress are hopeful an agreement on the stalled 2019 national budget will be reached this week
Top US congressional Democrats House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demand the full release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 US election
Manila Water and government officials will face senators on Tuesday, March 19, at 10 am
Speaker Gloria Arroyo taps congressman Ronaldo Zamora to negotiate with the senators, but House appropriations committee chair Rolando Andaya says the recall of the budget bill has to be approved by the House plenary
(UPDATED) The US President overrides the Congress' decision to terminate his declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border
Donald Trump's terse response: 'VETO!' he tweets after a dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting down the emergency, declared as a way to secure alternative funding for the border wall denied to him by Congress
The House of Representatives 'appeared to have acquiesced but we have yet to see if they will follow the agreement' to revert to the bicam-approved report, says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
House committee on appropriations chair Rolando Andaya says if there are anomalous allocations under the 2019 budget as alleged by senators, President Rodrigo Duterte can always veto it
House committee on appropriations chairperson Rolando Andaya Jr says this is the same process that congressmen did, which senators are now questioning: 'I really don’t see the difference here'
This comes after a number of senators passed a resolution opposing the plan of some economic managers to liberalize sugar imports
Arizona Senator Martha McSally, who spent 26 years in the Air Force and commanded a fighter squadron, reveals the attack in emotional remarks during US Senate subcommittee hearing on sexual assault in the military
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says Filipino legislators sought Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's advice on economic affairs
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says details of loans for big-ticket infrastructure projects should be available on government websites
'The process of lawmaking is serious business that should not be left to the unprepared, unprincipled, and inarticulate,' says former vice president Jejomar Binay
Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says Catriona is the perfect tourism ambassador for the country
Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer to Donald Trump is set to appear before lawmakers eager to press for dramatic details of his former client's business and personal affairs
Over 500 of the bills the ex-senator and 2019 senatorial bet co-authored or filed were pending at the Senate committee level in the 16th Congress, from 2013 to 2016
Senator Leila de Lima's 'Dispatches from Crame II: Faith, Hope & Love' collects her opinion pieces on human rights, press freedom, and what it's like to be a 'prisoner of conscience'
The landmark universal health care law is not any lawmaker's single-handed achievement
Senator Joel Villanueva reprimands Pagcor: ‘Wala kayong masyadong ginagawa to regulate and vet these foreign nationals working here’
'Kung may sisipain [sa puwesto] dapat siya at 'di ang mga estudyante,' says Senator Francis Escudero on National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema
How are the 62 senatorial aspirants in the 2019 midterm elections the same or different from each other?
The US House of Representatives approves historic legislation directing Trump to 'remove United States armed forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen'
Congress plays a vital role in exacting accountability from other branches in government
Do our lawmakers know that they are trying to pass a law that would demonize angels? Do they know what they are doing?
The estranged brothers both bag a presidential endorsement
Lawmakers agree to add P46.355 billion to the DPWH's budget, and P17.575 billion to the DOH budget
Both the House and the Senate are targeting to ratify the 2019 budget on the same day so President Rodrigo Duterte may finally sign it into law
The Senate's decision effectively allows Mislatel to operate as the 3rd major telecommunications player
But there is still a chance for the bill's approval because the 17th Congress is set to resume one last time from May 20 to June 7
Senator Panfilo Lacson urges President Duterte to again display his 'strong political will' by using his line-veto power to remove pork barrel in the proposed 2019 budget
Senate Bill 2186 seeks to amend Republic Act 3573 or the Law on Reporting of Communicable Diseases
If passed into law, the bill would lead to a decrease in electricity charge for consumers, ranging from P115 to P169.48 monthly
Heated debates are expected as the proposal reaches Senate plenary
The bicameral conference committee plans for both houses of Congress to ratify the 2019 budget by Friday, February 8, the last day of session
The bill seeks to provide conditional cash transfers to poor households for a maximum period of 7 years to improve their health, nutrition, and access to education
The Senate public order committee probes the killings of local officials since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office
The former adviser of President Duterte says his new senatorial campaign for 2019 needs his 'undivided attention'
The bicam has so far agreed to set their total proposed realignments in the 2019 budget at P200 billion, but they are yet to identify where to source and allocate the money