Senator Richard Gordon cited in contempt Marina Signapan, owner of SMYD Trading, refusing to believe her claim that she was merely paid to be the consignee of the illegal drugs shipment
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon does not believe only 40,000 foreigners work in the Philippines
(4th UPDATE) Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, however, refuses to confirm or deny the visit
Senators say they will cross party lines to ensure that the 2019 national budget is transparent and pork barrel-free
Senate leaders say President Duterte holds the 'key' since he himself supports the abolition of the graft-ridden Road Board
The budget for the Health Facilities Enhancement Program, which ensures there are health stations in communities, has been reduced to just P50 million
The senator calls out the government's communications official for 'mocking the people she serves'
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says it is 'more prudent' to just stay in his Senate office, his sanctuary for over a week now
Lawmakers are hoping Congress leaders will assert the independence of the legislative branch in the issue of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty
'I’m in the process of looking at the steps we must do not only to reclaim what has been lost but to build a stronger foundation,' says former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
(3rd UPDATE) Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno also meets with other opposition senators
Jimmy Guban of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service was cited in contempt and then detained at the Senate starting Tuesday, September 11
'More needs to be done to arrest the rising prices of rice,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
(UPDATED) 'Stay relevant, stay focused, and be more objective,' Senator Panfilo Lacson tells the Commission on Human Rights
'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
'After 80 years, we will now have our history in proper order,' says Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia
'Hindi natin ma-stop ang hoarder, hindi natin ma-stop ang cartel, hindi natin ma-stop ang smuggling, we take care of ourselves,' says Senator Cynthia Villar
'He's just trying to trick me to into that trap. But I won't fall for that and remember ito si Duterte he's notorious for lying to the public,' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says
(UPDATED) 'So maliwanag na corruption 'yan,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on allegations the firms owned by Secretary Bong Go's father and half-brother got multibillion-peso government contracts in Davao Region
Watch the hearing on the Xiamen Air mishap at the NAIA runway live on Monday, September 10
Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Gregorio Honasan II, both granted amnesty for failed coups, say due process must be followed
(UPDATED) 'Ito na ang silver lining: Nakita ng mga kababayan natin 'yung tunay na mukha ni Duterte,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
In a nutshell, all cases and complaints are filed by Duterte-allied lawyers and the President's family members
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV remains holed up in the Senate as President Rodrigo Duterte himself backtracks on the warrantless arrest of his fierce critic
(UPDATED) 'Mahiya naman sila sa akin, 'wag naman nila abusuhin,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells minority senators after the opposition called on Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's supporters to troop to the Senate
(UPDATED) 'Our presence [at the Senate] will hopefully make those effecting the illegal arrest think twice,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan
Rumors of an impending Trillanes arrest put his supporters on alert Thursday night
'Hindi man kami mag-kapareho ng partido, alam namin [ang] ginagawa sa kanya. At dahil mali ginagawa sa kanya, nakikiisa kami sa kanya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
The Senate leadership has assured Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that cops and soldiers camped outside the building cannot arrest him within the chamber
(UPDATED) The proposed fund will be used to shoulder the medical expenses and monitor the health of over 870,000 public school students who got the dengue vaccine
But committee chair Senator JV Ejercito says the current squabble over Malacañang's decision to revoke Senator Antonio Trillanes' amnesty is 'affecting' the passage of bills
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto asks why the armed personnel are in the Senate compound when no warrant of arrest has been issued against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
(UPDATED) Akbayan points out that President Rodrigo Duterte made public the proclamation ordering Senator Trillanes' arrest 'while he's in a junket trip to Israel'
Dozens of arresting officers are outside, but Senate President Vicente Sotto III says no arrests will be allowed within the premises 'to preserve the dignity of the Senate'
During oral arguments, former Akbayan representative Barry Gutierrez will present on behalf of the senators. 13 years ago, former senator Pimentel asked the SC to compel the Palace to have the Senate ratify the Rome Statute.
(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'
(4TH UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte orders the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to arrest opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV
The bills for these legislative districts, once signed into law, would provide for the election of a congressional representative for each new district
Senator Panfilo Lacson says the amount could be used as pork barrel, which the Supreme Court has declared as unconstitutional
The senator also calls for improvement after the Philippine delegation fails to hit a top 15 finish
'Ang hinaharap mas malaking problema – economy.... Ang kalampagin naman niya economic managers,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
The Commission on Audit says the Senate has removed excess items in its inventory, including rolls of toilet paper
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III makes the appeal after lawmakers at the Senate after failed to pass the bill on the proposed fund after deliberations on August 15
'May opportunity costs 'to. Kung sa EDSA, you lose P3 billion [daily]; sa himpapawid, magkano kaya?' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
(UPDATED) 'You should have been on top of everything. 'Di ko makita [ang] scenario na 'di kayo bahagi ng crisis committee,' Senator Nancy Binay tells Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade
Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano gave 'vague, evasive, and fallacious' answers about these '50-100' diplomatic protests, says Senator Risa Hontiveros
Senator Francis Escudero asks the Senate blue ribbon committee to probe the alleged questionable $1.5-billion casino deal
Senators Francis Pangilinan and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV call for a Senate investigation into the rice crisis in Zamboanga City, among others
Senate Bill 1455 aims to establish FSL as the official language of the deaf community to 'promote their identity, expression, and communication'