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Senate President Tito Sotto says ‘no-elections’ in 2019 possible

A no-election (“no-el”) scenario in May 2019 is possible under the present Constitution as suggested by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in order to facilitate the administration’s effort to change the form of government from unitary to federal, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2018

No Charter change before polls, says Tito Sotto

Senate President Vicente Sotto III said that any discussion regarding the proposed shift in the form of government to a federal system would best be done after the May 2019 elections. Source link link: No Charter change before polls, says Tito Sotto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Sotto tells no-el proponents to explain such initiative

Senate President Vicente 'Tito' Sotto III on Thursday said proponents pushing for the cancellation of the 2019 national elections should explain and convince the senators why is it necess.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Senate President Tito Sotto says & apos;no-elections& apos; in 2019 possible - Philippine Star

Senate President Tito Sotto says 'no-elections' in 2019 possible - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Aguirre on 2019 elections, Sotto to file cyber-libel complaint, Trump on North Korea | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was only joking about including him in the ruling PDP-Laban's 2019 senatorial slate.  Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto plans to file a cyber-libel complaint against 'Cocoy' Dayao.  United States President Donald Trump says North Korea is a state sponsor of terrorism.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

Sotto: TRAIN 2 may be approved before 2019 elections

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday said his bill for the second package of the government's tax reform program has a chance to be approved before the 2019 Elections. According to Sotto, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) 2 might be granted if proven that it would benefit the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). "If it is indeed good and if my assumption is correct that it would benefit the MSMEs, it has a chance of getting passed," Sotto, speaking in Filipino, said during an interview at AM radio station DWIZ. Sotto filed the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Reform Act for TRAIN 2 (Senate Bill No. 1906), which gpt a cold reception f...Keep on reading: Sotto: TRAIN 2 may be approved before 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

‘No-el’ is dead withouster of Alvarez

SENATORS expressed the belief that the move for no-elections on 2019 is a dead issue now with the ouster of Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez as House Speaker. Senate President Vicente Sotto III said that the move for no elections by Alvarez is not constitutional at all as he….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Explain to Us Why No-El Is Necessary: Sotto

Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III on Thursday said those pushing for the cancellation of the 2019 midterm elections must clearly explain first to senators the necessity of the proposal. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez earlier floated the possibility of a “no-el”(no election) scenario for 2019 for Congress to focus on Charter change and the country’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Senate President Tito Sotto says ‘no-elections’ in 2019 possible

A no-election (“no-el”) scenario in May 2019 is possible under the present Constitution as suggested by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in order to facilitate the administration’s effort to change the form of government from unitary to federal, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Sotto: ‘We can pass a law postponing’ polls

By Camille A. Aguinaldo and Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporters SENATE PRESIDENT Vicente C. Sotto III said on Thursday a law may be passed postponing the 2019 elections “if it was indeed necessary” to allow Congress more time to tackle amendments to the 1987 Constitution.Malacañang on the other hand assured the 2019 midterm elections will proceed… link: Sotto: ‘We can pass a law postponing’ polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Villar: Sotto could be next Senate president

LLANERA, Nueva Ecija - Senator Cynthia Villaron Mondayconfirmed Sen. Panfilo Lacson's announcement that senators had agreed to elect Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto as the replacement of Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, who would step down to focus on his reelection bid in 2019. "It's not a problem for us senators. It won't bring trouble," said Villar, who graced the "Banua A Mannalo (Bayaning Magsasaka)" Festival during this town's 63rd foundation day. Lacson apologized to Pimentel when the Senate leader denied that Sotto would succeed him by June or October.  ...Keep on reading: Villar: Sotto could be next Senate president.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Sotto bares initial list of Senate bets NPC will endorse in 2019

      Senate Majority Leader Vicente "Tito' Sotto III bared on Thursday the initial list of possible senatorial candidates the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) would be endorsing in 2019.   Sotto said the list includes incumbent senators Grace Poe, Nancy Binay, Cynthia Villar, Sonny Angara, and former Senator and now Taguig Representative Pia Cayetano.   Senate President Aqulino "Koko" Pimentel III, presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, were also part of the list.   Asked about Senator JV Ejercito and his half-brother, former Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada, ...Keep on reading: Sotto bares initial list of Senate bets NPC will endorse in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Sereno won’t seek Senate seat in 2019 polls

The Liberal Party will respect the decision of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno not to seek a Senate seat in the May 2019 elections, according to the LP president, Sen. Francis Pangilinan. "We respect her decision," Pangilinan said in a text message. But he also said the party continued to consider her a partner in defending democracy and fighting for the rule of law. The LP earlier said Sereno was welcome to join its ticket in next year's polls and was reserving a slot for her. Now that she has decided not to run, the party will let her be. An insider from the Sereno camp said her decision was brought about by her family's concerns and that she felt she would be...Keep on reading: Sereno won’t seek Senate seat in 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 35 min. ago

Senate President, top sports execs lead PSA Cup cast

Senate President Tito Sotto and former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes will see action in the revived Philippine Sportswriters Association Golf Cup presented by Manila Southwoods, San Miguel Beer and the Philippine Sports Commission on Tuesday at the Legends course in Carmona, Cavite......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Senate to scrutinize proposed 2019 budget

SENATE PRESIDENT Vicente Sotto assured that they would scrutinize any amendments that the House of Representatives would make in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Star-studded PSA Golf Cup

Senate president Tito Sotto and former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes will see action in the revived Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Golf Cup presented by Manila Southwoods, San Miguel Corp. and the Philippine Sports Commission on Tuesday at the Legends course in Carmona, Cavite. The 18-hole event that aims to raise funds for the PSA’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

‘Lupang Hinirang’ changes just a suggestion, insists Sotto; celebs air mixed reactions

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III recently made the suggestion that the last two lines of "Lupang Hinirang" be changed. Sotto referred last Sept. 18 to the lines "Aming ligaya na 'pag may mang-aapi, ang mamatay nang dahil sa'yo" as having a defeatist attitude. Sotto then offered an alternative to thelast lines: "'Aming ligaya na 'pag may nang-aapi, ang ipaglaban kalayaan mo.'" Sotto might be channeling his musician's past. Before embarking on his political career, he rose to fame as a member of the '70s Manila Sound disco group "VST & Co." He also composed the song "Magkaisa" with Homer Flores and Ernie de la Pea back in the '80s in honor of the People Power Revolut...Keep on reading: ‘Lupang Hinirang’ changes just a suggestion, insists Sotto; celebs air mixed reactions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Senate to Closely Scrutinize Proposed 2019 Budget

Senate President Vicente Sotto on Tuesday assured that the Senate would closely scrutinize any amendments that the House of Representatives would make in the proposed 2019 National Expenditure Program (NEP) before it would be approved into law. In an ambush interview, Sotto said as far as the Senate is concerned, “nothing is written in stone,” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Sen. Tito Sotto wants slight revision to Philippine national anthem

Senate President Vicente Sotto III yesterday proposed a revision in the lyrics of the Philppine national anthem......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Hugpong, PDP-Laban fielding common Senate slate

The ruling PDP-Laban party, whose titular head is President Duterte, and Hugpong ng Pagbabago, led by his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, have agreed to field a common senatorial slate in the May 2019 elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Sotto to Present ‘Witness’ in Alleged 2016 Poll Irregularities

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday agreed to present his “source” on the alleged irregularities in the 2016 national elections in the next hearing of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Automated Election System (JCOC-AES). This after statements of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and automated election provider Smartmatic once again drew more […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018