Rappler's latest stories on senators
(UPDATED) The senator confronts immigration officials at a hearing after an informant alleges that the entry of POGO employees is facilitated for P10,000 per person
Senator Risa Hontiveros' committee investigates sex trafficking, prostitution rings, and exploitative work of women in the Philippine offshore gaming operators industry
No less than Senate President Vicente Sotto III is preparing the petition raising the need for Senate concurrence in ending treaties
One Republican who voted yes is Mike Lee, who says a classified session by the Trump administration after the Soleimani killing was the 'worst' defense briefing he ever received
'Joining the [Programme for International Student Assessment] next year without cascading the reforms, I don't think we will expect good results,' says the chair of the Senate committee on basic education
The measure seeks to amend the Land Transportation and Traffic Code to recognize motorcycle taxis as public utility vehicles
(UPDATED) But Senator Panfilo Lacson does not see the point of doing this, citing the petition against ABS-CBN already filed with the Supreme Court
'Baka naman makahingi tayo ng p'wede nating gamitin,' says Senator Francis Tolentino as 'advice' to new AFP chief Felimon Santos Jr
Senator Sotto asks Senator Marcos: 'Then why did you not object? Senator Dela Rosa abstained. If you were in the session hall, then you should have abstained.'
Pro-administration senators withdraw their votes in an already approved Senate resolution that urges the President to review the Visiting Forces Agreement before terminating it
Conflicting employment figures, unpaid taxes, and rising crimes lead Senate labor committee chair Joel Villanueva to recommend suspending online gambling in the Philippines
Senators say they should first review the ramifications of withdrawing from the agreement that allows for the presence of US military troops in the Philippines
In his first public comments since being acquitted by the Senate, President Donald Trump says he has been 'put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people'
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the 'continuance of the agreement is deemed to be more beneficial' to the country
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says contact tracing is important, but not easy to do
'There is no hint of racism or xenophobia in this policy. It is… an acceptance of the fact that our defenses and capacity to respond to a health emergency is not that strong,' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
Watch the hearing live on Rappler on Thursday, January 30
'Number 1, ano ang benefits na nakuha ng Pilipinas dito? What is the national interest at stake in these agreements?' says Senator Aquilino Pimentel III on some questions to be taken up at the planned hearing
‘No one was spared — men, women, and children suffered at the hands of lawless armed men,’ says the report
Pat Cipollone argues that Democrats are asking the Senate to 'tear up all of the ballots' from the 2016 presidential election and attempting to prevent Donald Trump from running for reelection in November
'They’re not going turn to Russia. They’re not going turn to China…. They look to us because we are still the indispensable nation. They look to us because we have a rule of law,' says US Congressman Adam Schiff
Democrats continue to hope for subpoenas on 4 potential witnesses, while Trump's victory is virtually assured in a Republican-led US Senate
(UPDATED) 'Her acts of deriding our sovereign laws is high-handed, arrogant, and irresponsible, which should not be countenanced but be condemned to the fullest,' says Senator Koko Pimentel of Angkas CEO Angeline Tham
(UPDATED) 'Basta mag-apply lang daw ako uli kung gusto ko, kasi the present visa was canceled,' says Senator Ronald dela Rosa, the architect of the Duterte administration's drug war
(UPDATED) One source working with the president's legal team says impeachment process was 'illegitimate from the start,' adding, 'The president did nothing wrong'
The Senate committee on public services finds no compelling reason why the TWG had to terminate the motorcycle taxi pilot run
Poe also says the Senate will continue hearings to expedite the passage of the law that will legalize motorcycle taxis
Bookmark this page to watch the hearing at 10 am, Monday, January 20
Phivolcs chief Renato Solidum says among the things to be considered are the volume of rain to be produced, where the rain would fall, and the threat of lahar
Senator Leila de Lima says US Senate Resolution 142 is 'a watershed in the history of keeping democracy and human rights accountability in the country'
I am filled with hope to see that there is a growing momentum for demanding accountability, as more and more allies committed to defending human rights, democracy and the Rule of Law are making themselves heard
The United States Senate wants further action by passing a resolution that seeks accountability among Philippine officials for human rights violations in the country
'While we remain a steadfast ally of the Philippines, we also remain resolute in defending human rights and the rule of law,' says US Democratic Senator Edward Markey
(UPDATED) The resolution calls on US President Donald Trump to determine if Philippine officials responsible for extrajudicial killings and Senator Leila de Lima's detention would face travel and financial restrictions
'There is an easy and honorable way forward,' says Senator Richard Durbin as he reiterates his call to release Senator Leila de Lima or ensure her a fair trial
'War versus drugs fails only when you stop fighting. It's a constant battle vs drug dealers, drug dependents, corrupt officials, and cerebrally-challenged critics,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Senator Leila de Lima says the Safe Philippines project is an opportunity for China to spy on Filipinos
'President Duterte is sorely mistaken if he thinks he can silence my voice and that of my colleagues,' says United States Senator Edward Markey after he is barred from entering the Philippines
3 documents debunk questions on the validity of U.S. sanctions against Philippine officials involved in the detention of Senator Leila de Lima
United States Senator Patrick Leahy vows to continue standing up for human rights in the Philippines after President Rodrigo Duterte bars him from entering the country
(3rd UPDATE) Answers to 4 questions to get you up to speed on 2 proposed measures to bar Philippine officials from entering the United States and freezing their assets there
With a US Senate committee passing a resolution invoking the Global Magnitsky Act, Philippine officials face the prospect of being denied US visas and having their assets there frozen
Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives welcome the conviction of the principal accused in the worst case of election-related violence in the Philippines
Did the opposition oppose responsibly? Did the watchdogs watch intelligently? Did the voters care enough?
The Philippines' top diplomat cites the 'separation of powers and the independence of nations' as he hits the US foreign relations committee resolution citing the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act
Senator Leila de Lima tells Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo her detention is a 'test case for your boss’ attempt to flex his tyrannical ambitions'
Senator Panfilo Lacson hopes the President would once again veto questionable items in the proposed 2020 budget, just as he did with this year's fiscal plan
(UPDATED) The US travel ban and the freezing of assets would cover Philippine officials and security forces responsible for extrajudicial killings and the detention of Senator Leila de Lima