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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

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

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

Pimentel Nominates Sotto as New Senate President

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is leading the reorganization of the Senate leadership by nominating Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III as the new Senate President effective Monday, May 21, 2018. In a statement, Pimentel also acknowledged his fellow senators for their roles in passing landmark legislation. “I am grateful for the support extended by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

LIVE: Pimentel holds press briefing as change in leadership looms

Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III holds a press conference at the Senate in Pasay City on Monday, May 21, 2018. Talks were ripe that he would soon be replaced as majority of S.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Pimentel steps down; Sotto heads Senate

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III was elected yesterday as the new leader of the chamber, a move seen to address the dissatisfaction of senators over the leadership of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Pimentel: Malacanang had no hand in Senate leadership change

Malacaang had no hand in the change of leadership at the Senate, outgoing Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel maintained on Monday. Asked if he discussed his decision to step down with President Rodrigo Duterte, Pimentel said the reorganization of the Senate was planned. "No, Malacaang had no hand (in the Senate leadership change)," Pimentel told reporters in a press briefing. READ: Pimentel bows out; nominates Sotto as next Senate president Pimentel said he and Sotto had an understanding that the majority leader would eventually take over his post. "The majority will be supportive of the new [Senate] president whatever the reason be," he said. Pimentel's move to ...Keep on reading: Pimentel: Malacanang had no hand in Senate leadership change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Senators condemn China’s invasion of disputed territories

SENATORS on Sunday condemned what they viewed as China’s continuous violation of international rules governing the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) as they raised the need for the Senate leadership to make a firm stand against it. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said as foreign policy partner of the President, the Senate must come [...] The post Senators condemn China’s invasion of disputed territories appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Pimentel: No hard feelings on leadership change

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III does not harbor any ill will toward his colleagues in the majority bloc who called for his replacement as leader of the chamber......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Koko Pimentel wants to keep post until October 2018

While his colleagues in the majority bloc want him replaced next week, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is reportedly asking that the change in leadership be postponed to October, when he files his certificate of candidacy for reelection in the 2019 midterm polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Pimentel downplays alleged Senate leadership change on Monday - GMA News

Pimentel downplays alleged Senate leadership change on Monday - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Sereno on Duterte, Senate leadership, Trump on Mueller probe | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno demands President Rodrigo Duterte's resignation.  A draft resolution signed by majority of the senators circulates, supporting the installation of Majority Floor Leader Tito Sotto as the new Senate president.  United States President Donald Trump fumes at what he calls a 'witch hunt' investigation into his campaign's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Change coming to senate?

DENYING that there’s a move to oust him from the Senate presidency, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said there will be no change in the Senate leadership on Monday as rumored. Pimentel in an interview denied the reported agreement between himself and Senate Majority Leader Senator Vicente Sotto III.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

What happens when Koko Pimentel vacates his post?

What will happen when Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III vacates his post? This is one issue that majority senators will have to resolve when the impending reorganization in the Senate leadership pushes through, at least two reliable sources said on Thursday. As of Thursday, 14 or majority of the 23 senators have already signed a resolution called "Expressing the sense of the Senate to re-organize its leadership and electing Senator Vicente 'Tito' Sotto III as new Senate President." The 15th senator is expected to sign either on Friday or Saturday. The first source believes that Pimentel would still stay with the majority bloc. Will Sotto's current post as Major...Keep on reading: What happens when Koko Pimentel vacates his post?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

14 senators back Sotto as next Senate President

By Camille A. Aguinaldo SENATORS from the majority bloc have backed Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III as the next Senate President, according to a Senate draft resolution. “Now therefore, be it resolved, as it is hereby resolved by a majority vote of all the Senators, to express its sense to re-organize its leadership, […] The post 14 senators back Sotto as next Senate President appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Pimentel: I’m not too attached to positions

Nobody should be too attached to his position, according to Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III who said he would respect the decision of the majority on who should lead the chamber.   Pimentel, who would run for reelection in 2019, said he was set to meet with Sen. Vicente Sotto III, majority leader, to discuss the Senate leadership issue.   Sotto had expressed willingness to become Senate president.   Pimentel said he wanted to be updated by Sotto.   "You shouldn't be too attached to the position," Pimentel said in a phone interview.   He declined to say whether he preferred to stay as Senate president until the filing of...Keep on reading: Pimentel: I’m not too attached to positions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Gordon: No need for change in Senate leadership

Gordon: No need for change in Senate leadership.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018