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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

Senate backs Road Board abolition Manila Bulletin News

Senate backs Road Board abolition Manila Bulletin The Senate leadership on Saturday said it would reject any call by the House of Representatives that their bicameral committees meet to iron out diff.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

MisOr guv says taxes to fund govt projects

CAPITOL COMPOUND, Misamis Oriental, Dec. 20 (PIA)--Misamis Oriental leadership welcomed the major companies in the province religiously paying for their taxes."Sa tanang dagkung kompaniya di.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

MisOr guv says taxes to fund govt projects

CAPITOL COMPOUND, Misamis Oriental, Dec. 20 (PIA)--Misamis Oriental leadership welcomed the major companies in the province religiously paying for their taxes."Sa tanang dagkung kompaniya di.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

House ready for bicam on Road Board abolition

The leadership of the House of Representatives served notice yesterday about its willingness to discuss with the Senate, through the bicameral conference committee, President Duterte’s order to abolish the graft-tainted Road Board......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

House caves in, vows to pass better Road Board abolition bill

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The House of Representatives finally gave in to demands of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Senate to pass a bill abolishing the Road Board. House Majority Floor Leader Rolando Andaya Jr, on Saturday, December 22, said that the lower chamber's leadership changed its mind after hearing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Compostela Valley to be renamed Davao de Oro

Officials and residents of Compostela Valley yesterday welcomed the passage by the Senate of a bill seeking to rename their province Davao de Oro......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Senators doubt okay of P3.7-T budget by Dec. 12

There may not be enough time for the Senate to approve the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for next year if the House of Representatives would pass the budget bill by November 28. "That is too late," Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto IIII said in a text message when sought for comment on Monday. "I'm afraid we might not be able to finish on time. They have to do better than that and submit earlier," Sotto added. The House leadership has set Nov. 28 as its target to approve the bill and pass it onto the Senate. READ: P3.76-T nat'l budget will be approved on time, House assures Senate Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri echoed the same concern, saying ...Keep on reading: Senators doubt okay of P3.7-T budget by Dec. 12.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Lacson: Ang Probinsyano’s negative portrayal of cops ‘unfair’

Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday agreed with Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde's statement that the negative portrayal of television series "Ang Probinsyano" to police officers was "unfair."   Lacson, who was himself a former chief of the PNP, also reminded the public that the use of police uniforms in the show was a violation of the law.   "Let's face it. Marami rin namang mabubuting nagawa ang PNP (The PNP has done a lot of good deeds), especially the leadership, especially now," he said in a regular forum in the Senate.   "I think it's unfair to portray the PNP na parang ganoon (I think it's unfair to portray...Keep on reading: Lacson: Ang Probinsyano’s negative portrayal of cops ‘unfair’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Fast-track Marawi reconstruction — JV

Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito yesterday appealed to authorities to fast-track the reconstruction of war-torn Marawi City even as he welcomed the approval of nearly P10 billion fund for the purposed. “I am appealing to the Task Force Bangon Marawi leadership, headed by Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario and the National Housing Authority, to fast track the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Palace, admin allies denounce IPU ‘meddling’

Malacaang and senators allied with the administration on Monday bristled at the "meddling" and "disrespect" shown by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)'s Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians in calling on the Senate to investigate the political persecution of Senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV. Saying the rights parliamentarians "are not welcome here," presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the IPU's planned deployment of a mission to Manila was "an affront to the core of our state's principles." Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the chamber's leadership had no plans to entertain requests by the Geneva, Switzerland-based IPU rights panel to ...Keep on reading: Palace, admin allies denounce IPU ‘meddling’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 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