Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says holding the peace talks here will show the government's sincerity and confidence in both parties, and the communists' recognition of the legitimacy of the Philippine government
The lawmakers believe the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which is pending at the bicameral conference committee level in Congress, will bring peace in Mindanao
The blog post contains a vlog about Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s October 15, 2017 dare to President Duterte that says he would resign from the Senate if his allegations about the billions of pesos in Duterte's 17 bank accounts are proven false
(UPDATED) Senator Risa Hontiveros files a resolution urging the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs to probe the killings of priests amid President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the Catholic Church
Senator Richard Gordon, who earlier filed a bill seeking to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government, says he changed his mind after taking a look at the pros and cons of the proposal
(3rd UPDATE) Opposition lawmakers say the country is not truly given the government's failure to assert the country's rights against China in the West Philippine Sea
(UPDATED) Former Parañaque representative and National Security Adviser Roilo Golez was supposed to give an interview on maritime disputes when he died Monday, June 11, due heart attack
So far, only one lawmaker – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian – has justified President Duterte's act, saying what happened was like how actors shoot kissing scenes not with their wives
Labor Undersecretary Jacinto 'Jing' Paras accuses Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of threatening to kill him
Senator Leila de Lima says allowing Solicitor General Jose Calida's company to bag government contracts is like 'normalizing thievery and mainstreaming plunder'
The former mutineer turned lawmaker says the Senate is in need of 'more independent-minded members'
Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate agriculture committee, says she expects the climate-based crop insurance law to be approved within the year
This influx of Chinese nationals 'steals jobs away from ordinary Filipinos,' says the office of Senator Leila de Lima
'Bakit ako palagi, Vista Land ang pinupuna nila? Bakit nagagalit ba sila sa akin o pinupulitika nila ako?' Cynthia Villar asks critics
A blog falsely translates Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin's Filipino quote concerning his party mate Senator Risa Hontiveros
The MILF is expected to push hard to restore key provisions that were removed or revised by both chambers
Due to lack of quorum, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon motions that the session be adjourned
28 senators and representatives are chosen to reconcile conflicting provisions in the bills separately passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives
It remains to be seen if administration senators will indeed allow opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV to lead an investigation into the contracts worth P261.39 million
Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law should be able to stand Supreme Court review, citing the failure of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain, which was declared unconstitutional
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'Ang lakas ng loob mo, kinasu-kasuhan mo ako tapos makikipagkamay ka sa akin?' Senator Antonio Trillanes IV tells Labor Undersecretary Jing Paras
'Bakit ba binabanggit mo puro Vista Land? Galit ka ba sa akin? Is this a political issue or a legitimate issue?' asks Senator Cynthia Villar, whose family owns Vista Land
The House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving a bill that gives private sector employees the option to work outside of their employers' offices
The firm AECOM is chosen after it won the Global Conceptual Design Competition
The proposed Personal Property Security Act seeks to expand the list of assets acceptable to banks as collateral, among others
'The supreme sacrifice of our fallen soldiers and police officers in order to fulfill their duty to defend and protect the country from terrorists should not be forgotten and deserves the highest commendation'
If former tourism secretary Wanda Teo quit over her brothers' government contract, Solicitor General Jose Calida should do the same, says Senator Francis Pangilinan
'Nalulunod na ang mga Pilipino sa taas ng presyo. Aantayin pa ba nila ang 2019? Hindi pa ba aaksyon ang pamahalaan?' asks Senator Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino IV
New Senate President Vicente Sotto III is the most senior member of the chamber yet criticisms against him abound. What has he done in his two decades in the Senate?
Like senators, the House leadership hopes to pass the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law before Congress adjourns sine die on June 2
Puwede naman tayong mag-ipon ng talino kahit hindi natin alam kung kailan natin gagamitin. Dahil ang solusyon sa mga kinakaharap nating suliranin sa buhay para mag-survive ay hindi parang quiz o exam, na dapat pasado ang marka.
'Skilled workers can fly to Kuwait anytime but the household service workers can fly next week, pending their visa application approval,' says Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III
Senate President Vicente Sotto III refers to the Philippine national anthem as 'Bayang Magiliw,' instead of its actual title, 'Lupang Hinirang'
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'I’m not running in 2019. My term ends in 2022. I will be able to help those who we feel would be assets to the Senate,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler
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
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We should not interfere with [the] judiciary. I believe that because I don't want the judiciary to interfere with us,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler
'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
'Let me assure you that I am here in PhilHealth... to ensure that every peso translates to better healthcare of our people,' says PhilHealth OIC Celestina de la Serna, who has been criticized for spending over P600,000 for travels in just a year in office
The Senate seeks to pass the bill on final reading before Congress adjourns sine die on June 2, in time for President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
'I was focused on the operational aspect of my task and I was actually not very informed,' says former SAF chief Benjamin Lusad
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Senior Superintendent Andre Dizon claims that the money came from allowances delayed of release from 2016 to 2017
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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The Senate and House approve the bill seeking to strengthen government policy on the prevention and control of HIV-AIDS
Sotto says he will take a break from the country's longest-running noontime television show, given his new role at the Senate