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Senate leadership revamp welcomed

MALACAÑANG yesterday assured newly installed Senate President Vicente Sotto III of its cooperation even as it thanked the chamber’s outgoing leader, Aquilino Pimentel III, for shepherding key legislation during the first two years of the Duterte administration. Sotto assumed yesterday the country’s third highest government post after 15 senators signed….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 21st, 2018

Gordon assured Congress will prioritize bill on motorcycle crime prevention

Senator Richard J. Gordon, chairman of the Senate justice and human rights committee, welcomed the assurance from the House of Representatives’ leadership that they would prioritize the bill that imposes bigger plate numbers for motorcycles as a preventive measure to address the unabated killings perpetrated by gunmen on board motorcycles or what the police formally… link: Gordon assured Congress will prioritize bill on motorcycle crime prevention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Sotto as senate head welcomed

SOTTO as the next Senate President? No problem, Malacanang said yesterday, stressing it is not worried about the looming change in the Senate’s leadership. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte respects the decision of the upper chamber to replace Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III. “Nirerespeto naman po namin….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Ejercito relieved to hear Duterte mulling suspension of fuel excise taxes

Sen. JV Ejercito welcomed the news that President Rodrigo Duterte was considering the suspension of the second round of excise taxes on fuel. "I am relieved and happy to hear the news that PRRD [President Rodrigo Roa Duterte] is considering suspending the second round of excise taxes on fuel," Ejercito said in a statement issued on Sunday. "That means the President listens!" This development came after the Senate majority bloc, which includes Ejercito, wrote a letter to the President asking him support move of both chambers of Congress to suspend any further increases in excise taxes on fuel. READ:17 senators ask Duterte to support suspension of excise tax on fuel "We, the un...Keep on reading: Ejercito relieved to hear Duterte mulling suspension of fuel excise taxes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

De Lima urges Senate action on human rights measures

October 11, 2018. Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has called on the Senate leadership to act with dispatch on several legislative measures aimed at protecting the rights of people to human dignity and reducing social, economic and political inequalities in the country. De Lima said she hopes that these measures… Source link link: De Lima urges Senate action on human rights measures.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

SSS welcomes Expanded Maternity Coverage’s funding

THE state-run Social Security System (SSS) on Tuesday welcomed the swift passage of the proposed expanded maternity coverage for female workers with identified source of funding during the bicameral committee conference held at the lower house. The proposed law or the “105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2018”, a consolidation of Senate Bill 1305 and House Bill 4113, […] The post SSS welcomes Expanded Maternity Coverage’s funding appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Trillanes goes home

Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th went home on Saturday after three weeks of staying in the Senate. He was welcomed by his family and friends. The senator said being in the comfort of his own home was a big relief. “This is the political miracle that I have been waiting for. It has been a rollercoaster [...] The post Trillanes goes home appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

American Bar Association urges Senate to slow down on Kavanaugh votes

  WASHINGTON --- The American Bar Association (ABA) has urged the Senate Judiciary Committee and the full Senate to slow down on the vote on Brett Kavanaugh for a position on the Supreme Court until the FBI has time to do a full background check on claims of sexual assault against him.   Christine Blasey (blah-zee) Ford and other women have emerged and accused Kavanaugh of sexually attacking them.   "We make this request because of the ABA's respect for the rule of law and due process under law," the ABA letter to committee leadership said. "Each appointment to our nation's highest court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote." ...Keep on reading: American Bar Association urges Senate to slow down on Kavanaugh votes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

ARMM hurdles last Senate committee meeting, good governance under Hataman cited

SENATORS ON TUESDAY have commended the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for its improved governance under the leadership of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Bong Go to Trillanes: Probe me ASAP

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go welcomed the move of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to initiate a Senate probe on the alleged billions of pesos worth of projects reportedly awarded to Go’s family and relatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Sotto to minority senators: Don’t abuse Senate leadership s hospitality

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – An upset Senate President Vicente Sotto III asked the minority bloc not to abuse his hospitality, following some opposition senators’ call for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s supporters to troop to the Senate and protect him from an illegal arrest. “Mahiya naman sila sa akin, 'wag ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Trillanes Evades Arrest, Submits to Senate Custody

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday evaded arrest after submitting himself to the custody of the Senate upon the advice of its leadership and his colleagues in the minority. While under custody, Trillanes will remain at the premises of the Senate. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest of Trillanes after he revoked the amnesty […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Statement of Senator Trillanes re revocation of amnesty:

September 4, 2018. It was agreed to by the Senate leadership that I remain under the custody of the Senate President until my lawyers have filed the necessary petition against the illegal and unconstitutional revocation of my amnesty. What Mr. Duterte wants to happen is to order a warrantless arrest which seems to… Source link link: Statement of Senator Trillanes re revocation of amnesty:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Trillanes can be arrested outside of Senate premises, says Sotto

    Senator Antonio Trillanes IV cannot be arrested within the Senate premises but outside chamber "is no longer our concern," Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said on Tuesday.   "To preserve the dignity of the Senate, we have to not allow any senator to be arrested in the Senate premises," Sotto explained to reporters.   "Outside the Senate premises, that's no longer our concern. But within the Senate premises... that's the decision of the leadership," he added.   While under Senate custody, Sotto said Trillanes could seek redress in the proper courts.   "It's his (Trillanes) c...Keep on reading: Trillanes can be arrested outside of Senate premises, says Sotto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Sotto, Hontiveros want to ban online porn to curb teenage pregnancy

Senators Vicente "Tito" Sotto III and Risa Hontiveros want to ban online pornographic materials in a bid to curb the rising rate of teenage pregnancy in the country. During the period of interpellation on Senate Bill 1888 or the "Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy Act of 2018" on Tuesday, Sotto said an amendment to the bill should include a section removing pornographic materials online, a suggestion which Hontiveros welcomed. Before this, Sotto first asked what "digital citizenship" means and why was it included in the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) under Section 6 of the bill. "So that they can prevent teenage pregnancy because we have noted the almost ubiquitous natu...Keep on reading: Sotto, Hontiveros want to ban online porn to curb teenage pregnancy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

De Lima seeks probe on PhilHealth’s P4.7-B net loss

Senator Leila De Lima has sought an investigation into PhilHealth's P4.75-billion net loss in 2017 as reported by the Commission on Audit (COA). De Lima has filed Senate Resolution No. 840, directing appropriate committees in the upper chamber to look into PhilHealth's net loss, which, according to the legislator, significantly affects the agency's sustainability to fulfill its mandate. "There is a need to determine the root cause of the incurred losses as well as the possible accountability of the PhilHealth leadership," De Lima said in a statement issued Friday. De Lima added PhilHealth also failed to avail of the government's P37.06-billion allocation for indigents' premium c...Keep on reading: De Lima seeks probe on PhilHealth’s P4.7-B net loss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Catholic students urge senate to pass SOGIE bill

IGNORING possible sanctions from their school administrators, student councils from seven of the biggest Catholic schools in Metro Manila released a unified statement expressing support for the proposed SOGIE bill. SOGIE stands for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression; it seeks to prohibit discrimination among individuals. The statement urged “Senate’s leadership and its members to […] The post Catholic students urge senate to pass SOGIE bill appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Minority claimants free to bring issue to Supreme Court

The duly recognized House minority bloc led by Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez yesterday welcomed the plan of Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo to elevate the leadership row to the Supreme Court......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

New PDEA-6 head assumes post

By: Gail T. Momblan PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 6 welcomed its new director, Emerson Margate who took over lawyer Wardley Getalla following a nationwide revamp of PDEA field offices. Based on records, 91 PDEA agents from Region 6 were transferred to Region 7 based in Cebu City. They will be replaced by 89 agents […] The post New PDEA-6 head assumes post appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Sara Duterte, Lacson’s next PH leader

’She (Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio) is strong-willed, stern, vibrant, progressive-minded, and has obviously good leadership qualities,’’ Sen. Panfilo M.Lacson, a member of the Senate majority bloc said. Sara Duterte, Lacson’s next PH leader If the next leader of our country will emerge from the young, fresh and new faces in national politics, my top choice right… link: Sara Duterte, Lacson’s next PH leader.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

House revamp, Yedda Romualdez accounts chair

FOLLOWING the change of leadership in the House of Representatives, new officers and chairmen of key committees were elected. Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya was elected Majority Leader, replacing Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas. Aside from being the Majority Leader, Andaya is also the Chairman of the House Committee on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018