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(3rd UPDATE) Despite initial reports of neophytes wanting a change in leadership, the old leaders remain: Juan Miguel Zubiri as Majority Leader, Ralph Recto as Senate President Pro-Tempore, and Franklin Drilon as Minority Leader
In 1991, a controversial coup that sought to oust then Senate president Jovito Salonga triggered a childish mace-chase in the chamber
(5th UPDATE) 'The rape of Pepsi Paloma' and 'Was Pepsi Paloma murdered?' written by United States-based columnist Rodel Rodis are no longer available on Inquirer.net
Senate President Vicente Sotto III refers to the Philippine national anthem as 'Bayang Magiliw,' instead of its actual title, 'Lupang Hinirang'
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
'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
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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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(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'
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(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
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The draft resolution asks the Supreme Court to review its decision to 'nullify the appointment' of Sereno as chief justice
(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
'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 change in Senate leadership could happen within the year, possibly in July or in October, when Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III files his certificate of candidacy for reelection
The looming May 11 voting schedule of the Supreme Court pushes former government officials to publish a manifesto on a newspaper and send it to the Senate, as several individuals fast in front of the Court
'They more or less fit into the ideals, objectives, and goals of the party,' says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III of the initial lineup of the Nationalist People's Coalition
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says, however, that the ruling party has yet to decide whether Lim will be its mayoral candidate in Manila against incumbent Joseph Estrada
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the ruling party will consider even poor performers in surveys on possible senatorial aspirants
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says this follows the timeline of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, chair of the Senate subcommittee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law
If the Supreme Court ousts Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto when the Senate is already convened as an impeachment court, the latter can determine whether or not to proceed with the trial, says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
One of the contested issues in Baguio about federalism is its effect on the Cordillera Administrative Region's quest for autonomy
'There will be no suspension of elections, and there will be no term extension, especially for me,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells MindaNews
What is it like to become Senate President under the Duterte administration?
UPDATED The Supreme Court en banc gives the Senate and the House of Representatives 10 days to submit their comment
What is assigned to Congress is not just a discretion to revoke or not to revoke President Duterte s martial law declaration but a positive duty to review it
The senator from Cagayan de Oro asks fellow Mindanaoan national police chief Ronald dela Rosa: Don t give us your rogue policemen
Oo walang habulan na Sabihin mo sa kanila media says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III in jest referring to one of his New Year s resolutions
I think it is time that Atty Panelo review basic legal principles to avoid issuing erroneous and reckless statements says Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon
Former Senate President Aquilino Nene Pimentel Jr led the chamber during the impeachment trial of then President Joseph Estrada
I will follow my commitment to help and protect the President to act as a sort of vision keeper of the Duterte Cayetano campaign promises says Alan Cayetano after losing his bid to become Senate president
No less than Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri nominates his erstwhile rival and fellow Mindanaoan Koko Pimentel for Senate President
Former Senate President Franklin Drilon is the new Senate President Pro tempore while Senator Vicente Tito Sotto III is the Majority Floor Leader
UPDATED The former running mate of President Duterte skips the Senate s opening session which elected Koko Pimentel – and not him – as Senate president
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says he has ironed out the matter with his chief rival ahead of the opening of the 17th Congress
The system will retain the legislature says incoming Senate President Koko Pimentel as he seeks to allay Senate employees fears of unemployment
Maceda s sons also reveal how their last conversation with him showed that he was a public servant all the way
Senate President Franklin Drilon says the chamber is coordinating with the family for a necrological service for the late senator
UPDATED Ernesto Maceda dies Monday night June 20 due to multiple organ failure according to his daughter in law Rica Vergara Maceda
Our group was not excited about it not happy about that kind of situation We decided to explore other possibilities Senator Vicente Sotto III says of Cayetano s supposed committee restrictions
Yes no rancor I didn t aspire for it says the Senate top leader on relinquishing his post to Senator Koko Pimentel an ally of president elect Rodrigo Duterte
Senate President Franklin Drilon says 17 senators are supporting Pimentel s bid
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I might get their support if I can convince them on federalism We are talking because we have to agree based on principles says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on talks with the group of Senator Vicente Sotto III