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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

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

Sotto to Duterte: 10 senators may have had ‘issues’ with Arroyo

        Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto has counted at least 10 of 23 senators who may have had "issues" with former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.   Sotto has come up with the number when President Rodrigo Duterte, after his state of the nation address last Monday, asked his opinion about Arroyo as the new Speaker of the House.   The Senate President narrated his brief conversation with the President about Arroyo in an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990AM on Thursday.   "Tinatanong n'ya (Duterte) ano ang tingin mo sa Senado , kung leadership ni GMA (Arroyo's initials). Ano sa tingin mo sabi nya...Keep on reading: Sotto to Duterte: 10 senators may have had ‘issues’ with Arroyo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

House leadership dispute delays BOL ratification

A leadership challenge in the House of Representatives on Monday delayed ratification of the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) that would establish a new autonomous region for Muslims in Mindanao and, many hope, bring peace and development to the war-torn island. The Senate unanimously ratified the conference report on the BOL, but the House members… link: House leadership dispute delays BOL ratification.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Gloria Arroyo s firsts as House Speaker

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo became the first female Speaker of the Philippines' House of Representatives, a feat that she earned in a bizarre leadership revamp in the lower chamber on Monday, July 23. She is also the first former Philippine head of state to become Speaker. It's also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

PNP welcomes suggestion to update anti-crime rules

THE Philippine National Police leadership on Thursday welcomed the recommendation of Senator Risa Hontiveros and other women’s groups on enhancing the way pro-active police programs are communicated. In a statement, PNP spokesman Senior Superintendent Benigno B. Durana Jr. said: “The PNP acknowledges the concerns raised by Senator Hontiveros on the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Bicam Approves Final Version of Bangsamoro Basic Law

The congressional bicameral conference committee on Wednesday night approved the final version of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which was renamed as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The bicameral panel, under the leadership of House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, was able […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Duterte names new DOJ execs

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed new officials of the Department of Justice as part of the agency’s revamp under the leadership of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Sotto asks PNP to allow de Lima to hold hearings inside detention center

SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd has formally asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership to allow detained colleague Leila de Lima to conduct committee hearings inside the premises of the custodial center. In a letter addressed to PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde dated July 2, 2018, a copy of which was released to the media on Friday, [...] The post Sotto asks PNP to allow de Lima to hold hearings inside detention center appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

CBCP exec welcomes proposed talk between religious leaders, gov’t

The leadership of the Catholic Church on Tuesday welcomed the proposed dialogue between the government of President Rodrigo Duterte and leaders of religious denominations in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

FACT CHECK: Sotto didn t say ethics complaint vs Trillanes Senate top priority

Claim: The blog Trending PH, trendingph.altervista.org, posted on May 25 that Senate President Vicente Sotto III said he would prioritize the ethics complaint against opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV under his leadership. The site published the post and the video with the title “MUST WATCH!! ETHICS COMPLAINT KAY TRILLANES GINAWANG *TOP PRIORITY* NI ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

National ID system infringes on right to privacy – solons

  Leftist lawmakers on Thursday again warned that the passage of the national identification system bill would pose threats to the country's security and infringe on people's privacy rights.   The House Makabayan bloc's warning came after the bicameral conference committee approved on Tuesday night the bill seeking to establish the Philippine Identification System.   The proposed measure seeks to integrate multiple government IDs by establishing a single national identification system, to be known as the Philippine Identification System, or PhilSys.   Malacaang welcomed the approval by the Senate and House of Representatives' bicameral confere...Keep on reading: National ID system infringes on right to privacy – solons.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Sotto takes bashing in stride, focuses on Senate leadership

Senate President Vicente Sotto III is taking the bashing he has been receiving in stride, opting to tune out and focus on his work as the new leader of the Senate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Death penalty should be reimposed for high-level drug trafficking, says Sotto

    The proposed bill for the reimposition of the death penalty in the Philippines may pass into law this year, but only if to punish high level drug traffickers, Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III said on Thursday. Sotto, who recently assumed Senate leadership, said the measure has more chance at the chamber if it aims to stop high level drug trafficking. "Ang tingin ko may pagasa kaming makakuha ng mahigit 13 boto kung ang pag-uusapan lang ay yung high level drug trafficking lamang," Sotto told reporters. Reacting to the call from the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) for the reimposition of capital punishment for heinous crimes, Sotto said ...Keep on reading: Death penalty should be reimposed for high-level drug trafficking, says Sotto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Senate leaders ask Duterte to certify BBL as urgent

The leadership of the Senate have asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to expedite the passage of the measure which seeks to achieve lasting peace in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018