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Former Senate president Nene Pimentel fought for the powerless and promoted the rule of law, and these fueled his staunch opposition to the Marcos dictatorship
'Do I think they're guilty? Yes,' says Senator Richard Gordon
Senator Richard Gordon says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo is 'being disrespectful' by commenting on the Senate probe into 'ninja cops'
Commission on Human Rights Commissioner Gwen Pimentel Gana says water was removed from the lungs of her father, former Senate president Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr
Under the proposed bill, Metro Manila-based people who want to buy vehicles will be required to provide an affidavit stating that they are in possession of a parking space for the intended purchase
This concern comes as the Department of Health gears up for the implementation of the Universal Health Care law in 2020
Major Rodney Balayo IV, who is among the alleged ninja cops, served as the deputy police chief of Tagaytay City. He is now on 'floating status.'
Senate President Vicente Sotto III urges the Department of Justice to change its policy, but the Supreme Court already put its foot down on this issue in 2017
Senate President Vicente Sotto III makes the statement after Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo claimed that the Senate investigation has become 'politicized'
Master Sergeant Ronald Santos is among the 13 cops involved in a questionable drug operation in Pampanga in 2013
But Senator Joel Villanueva says the President's team should update the people, about the President's condition, as they deem appropriate
'We have not been successful in the other half of the fight, which is the demand-reduction strategy,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
The senator worries over safety, including dealing with waste, after the Philippines and Russia signed a deal on the construction of nuclear power plants
'The farmers need relief now, as next year, they might no longer go into farming,' says Jessica Reyes Cantos, president of Action for Economic Reforms
The senator floats the idea as a way to convince passengers to take the train instead of driving private vehicles
Veronica Buño and Maribel Bansil are caught lying in previous Senate hearings as the National Bureau of Investigation presents the results of a digital forensic exam on their phones
Amid criticisms, DOTr Secretary Tugade says they are ready to dialogue, but will not consider canceling the program
Senator Richard Gordon says PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde 'handheld' to this day a group of cops involved in an irregular drug operation in Pampanga in 2013
(UPDATED) 'Alam mo nagsisinungaling ka,' Senator Panfilo Lacson tells Major Rodney Baloyo, one of the alleged ninja cops, as the Senate cites him in contempt
Since July 2018, the Bureau of Corrections has been spending an average of P13 per meal for each prisoner
The measure proposes that the government buy from farmers in 11 provinces 'with excess' palay production
Indigenous peoples whose ancestral lands would be affected by APECO are ignored in the budget hearing for 2020
'Whatever happens, indeed, his stint as PNP chief is tarnished by this revelation. It's a very serious allegation,' says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
(UPDATED) 'Why are you trying to get the people off the hook? Are you the mafia or the PNP?' asks Senator Richard Gordon, without naming names
'Hilaw pa 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the proposed travel ban. In contrast, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo had slammed it as 'brazen' intrusion.
Opposition lawmakers want a chance to back out of a deal that might give the Chinese government '130 listening posts' all over the Philippines
Justice Diosdado Peralta, the most senior of the applicants, represents the judiciary in budget hearings of both chambers of Congress
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says more than half of senators are against the SOGIE equality bill, but Senator Risa Hontiveros believes the measure has a 'strong fighting chance'
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri says Philippine sugar is better off sold to local companies than be exported to the United States
There are 21 senators who supported the measure seeking to postpone village and youth polls to December 5, 2022
If created by law, the proposed National Transportation Safety Board would be the primary agency focusing on transport-related investigations
The Philippine government, meanwhile, tags the move as an intrusion of sovereignty
(3rd UPDATE) Malacañang insists the detention of Duterte critic Senator Leila de Lima is not politically-motivated
US Senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy propose the amendment to the 2020 state and foreign operations appropriations bill
The PCOO would better serve Filipinos if its content presented 'all sides' and is not just oriented to making President Rodrigo Duterte look good, says Senator Richard Gordon
'Are drug wars created so that you, the PNP, and your backers can make money too?' asks one netizen
Senate President Vicente Sotto III asks: 'What due diligence' is the Philippine National Police talking about when the President is asking for the list?
If passed, the new set of taxes for alcohol and cigarette products will yield P40 billion to P50 billion in revenues
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine's Celia Carlos takes the question seriously and says they have checks and policies in place to prevent 'untoward things' from happening
'We request, however that the Senate exercise due diligence in protecting the rights of these persons,' says the Philippine National Police
Senator Imee Marcos asks: 'Relevant pa ba 'yan?'
Seventeen senators vote in favor of making public the list of cops involved in drug recycling
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto warns the chamber that the new President may ask the Congress to postpone barangay and SK elections again
(UPDATED) Senator Ronald dela Rosa vouches for the integrity of PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, clearing him of links with cops who recycle drugs seized during operations
Things get heated and comical as Senator Drilon grills chief public attorney Persida Acosta
Senators recommend the creation of a task force among government agencies to study digital currencies such as Bitcoin