Rappler's latest stories on tito sotto
Pampanga 3rd District Representative Aurelio Gonzales Jr says all 85 PDP-Laban congressmen will be supporting Alan Cayetano. Senate President Vicente Sotto III adds the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) will be supporting Cayetano too.
But Senator Panfilo Lacson says the Philippines, being a developing country, still needs 'help from the community of nations'
'No one owns the Senate. The Constitution and the people own the Senate,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III on house speaker bet Alan Peter Cayetano's threat
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano is already well-acquainted with the senators
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the bill seeking to reimpose the death penalty for drug trafficking stands a better chance in the Senate
Senate President Tito Sotto – the man in the #Sinotto memes – comments on the 'exclusivity' of fish in the Recto Bank. Are his statements valid?
Senate President Vicente Sotto III also urges critics of the bill to join public hearings on his proposal
In refiling the bill, Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the law should be further amended 'to adapt to changing times'
Thanks, but no thanks, we don't need you for the laughter – what we need is an independent Senate to check this insanity
Justice Antonio Carpio explains to Rappler that as long as the fish is located in a coastal state's exclusive economic zone or EEZ, 'only that state can exploit it'
Netizens reimagine a world where fishes have citizenship, passports, and names more representative of their country of origin using memes
'It’s very difficult to say that there is an exclusivity if it is underwater. The fish could be coming from China. And the fish from the Philippines could be going to China,' says Senate President Sotto
Quoting a 'Coast Guard expert,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the Chinese vessel did not sink F/B Gem-Ver in the West Philippine Sea
Senator Cynthia Villar, who is reportedly vying for the Senate presidency, skips the meeting
'We wish the coming Senate to carry on the task we are passing on to them. Let us remain cooperative but independent, balanced, transparent, and sincere,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
'Huwag n'yo ko idadamay sa away n'yo. Bakit hindi n'yo kausapin si Sotto at mga kapartido ninyo para matapos ang gulong ito?' an irked Senator Cynthia Villar tells senators Aquilino Pimentel III and Manny Pacquiao
(UPDATED) Senator Cynthia Villar, who is reportedly replacing Senate President Vicente Sotto III, is not among the signatories of the draft resolution
'Malaman namin ngayon sino sa inyo ang alanganin sa liderato ni Senate President Sotto. Dahil kung nagkausap-usap kami we are one in saying na happy kaming lahat sa liderato niya,' says Senator Lacson
'It's a possibility now because nadagdag nga 'yung pro-death penalty [senators],' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
'The way I know Bong Go, kapag may pinilit ang Palasyo na 'di niya gusto, papalag 'yun,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
(UPDATED) Peter Joemel Advincula or 'Bikoy' has apparently gone to Senate President Vicente Sotto III in December 2016, alleging the same drug accusations but against former president Benigno Aquino III and his colleagues
'Ako po'y 27 taon nang senador. I have been with the best and the brightest,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III, as he makes a pitch for the 7 senators seeking reelection
Senators say President Rodrigo Duterte's veto of questionable allotments in the 2019 national budget serves as a 'victory' for taxpayers
The 3 senators file Senate Resolution 1037, seeking the rebuke of United States lawmakers for 'interfering' in Philippine affairs
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says Filipino legislators sought Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's advice on economic affairs
Heated debates are expected as the proposal reaches Senate plenary
A reenacted budget would hurt the economy and delay the government's major infrastructure projects, says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
(UPDATED) 'I hope that will erase all doubts and allegations of pork and other so-called insertions in the budget,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III of his proposal to withdraw the Senate version of the budget
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says majority of senators are in favor of it. The age, however, is up for debate.
Senate bills are pushing for a slightly higher minimum age, 12 years old, than the House of Representatives' proposal of 9 years old
'Marami na kasi sa mga kababayan natin ang uncomfortable with the situation.... Subukan ko lang, wala namang mawawala,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Watch the evening wRap with Victor Barreiro Jr.
(UPDATED) 'In contrast, a big plurality of Filipinos (43%) are critical of the work done by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,' says Pulse Asia, citing the results of its December poll on top officials and institutions
Senator Gringo Honasan's appointment as DICT Secretary faces two legal obstacles
(UPDATED) 'You know so well we were winning the race. You coward just had to take him out,' says Gertie, the wife of slain Ako Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe
Batangueño consumers launch the Power Watch Movement, seeking a congressional investigation into the alleged mismanagement of the Batangas Electric Cooperative
'Kahit saang parliament sa mundo, hindi puwedeng pigilan 'yon,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Watch Rappler's midday wRap with Mara Cepeda
'I am privy to dialogue and talks within the executive department and slowly, we are realizing the fact that they do agree that those areas are ours,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
(5th UPDATE) Ex-Customs intelligence officer Jimmy Guban will remain under the Senate's protective custody pending approval of a request to place him and his family under the DOJ's Witness Protection Program
'Arroyo’s proposal is despairing, defeatist, and will be seen by the world as a tacit admission that indeed critical lawmakers are being persecuted under the Duterte administration,' Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says
'We don't have time to even talk about it,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III, who stands to benefit from the House proposal
The President is healthy enough to discharge his duties, say Senators Ralph Recto and Koko Pimentel
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says he and other senators have questioned the effectiveness of the PCOO, amid the many controversies it has had to face under the Duterte administration
Senate President Vicente Sotto III also proposes detention in youth care facilities for children over the age of 9 who commit serious crimes
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III will marry fiancée Anna Kathryna Yu on October 18, 2018, at the Coconut Palace
Jimmy Guban of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service was cited in contempt and then detained at the Senate starting Tuesday, September 11
'We encourage kung sakaling magkakaroon (ng warrant), si senate president na lang yung maghatid sa Crame. Ganun lang kasimple,' says DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año
(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
Rumors of an impending Trillanes arrest put his supporters on alert Thursday night