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Sotto: Only economic Cha-cha has chance in Senate

Charter change is likely to succeed at the Senate only if economic provisions are changed, but the chamber can address President Duterte’s concerns over the country’s party-list system through amendments to the law, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 14th, 2021

Senate to prioritize economic recovery bills

The Senate will prioritize the passage of measures aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19, assisting the distressed and reviving the economy even as the chamber is “ready to do more” in addressing the effects of the pandemic, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

Sotto files economic stimulus bill prioritizing mass testing

Senate President Vicente Sotto III yesterday filed an economic stimulus bill that focuses on government investments on health, agriculture and micro, small and medium enterprises plus startups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Sotto proposes P548-B ‘economic stimulus strategy’

Senate President Vicente Sotto has proposed an “economic stimulus strategy” worth at least P548 billion to help the Philippines recover from the COVID-19 pandemic’s social and economic impacts. Sotto yesterday disclosed that he has filed Senate Bill No. 1542 proposing a stimulus program to “restore economic growth, maintain employment levels, and expand the productive capacity of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Senate mulls over tax reform delay

Senate President Vicente Sotto III has said the Senate may put aside the remaining packages of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) should the economic woes arising from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak worsen......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

Sotto says SOGIE bill has no chance of passing Senate

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III told reporters on Wednesday evening, August 21, that the SOGIE (sexual orientation and gender identity and expression) equality bill has "no chance" of hurdling the upper chamber. Asked whether the SOGIE bill will be approved in the Senate, Sotto said that an anti-discrimination bill that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2019

Sotto doubts senators will support death penalty for plunder

MANILA, Philippines – While he supports the proposal to reimpose the death penalty on plunder convicts, Senate President Vicente Sotto III doubts whether the measure would gain enough support in the Senate. Sotto made the statement on Wednesday, July 3, when asked about the chance of the bill seeking to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2019

Senate urged to pass P1.5 trillion stimulus bill

The author of the Coronavirus Unemployment Reduction Economic Stimulus in the House of Representatives has called on the Senate to immediately pass the P1.5-trillion stimulus measure to pump prime the economy amid a recession caused by the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Pass stimulus bill, solon urges

A lawmaker from Bicol appealed Friday to the Senate to help boost economic-stimulus spending by passing a House-approved measure anchored on much higher infrastructure investments to jumpstart the economic recovery and accelerate its bounce back from the coronavirus-driven global recession......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Senators satisfied with Galvez’s clarification

Senators are now convinced that vaccine czar and National Task Force on Covid-19 response chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. cannot fully-disclose the prices of coronavirus vaccines due to the Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA). The development came after Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senators Panfilo Lacson, and Ronald de la Rosa along with Baguio City Mayor […] The post Senators satisfied with Galvez’s clarification appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Senators satisfied with Galvez’s clarification on COVID-19 vaccine prices’ CDA

Senators are now convinced that vaccine czar and National Task Force on COVID-19 response chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. cannot fully-disclose the prices of coronavirus vaccines due to the Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA). The development came after Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senators Panfilo Lacson, and Ronald Dela Rosa along with Baguio City Mayor Benjamin […] The post Senators satisfied with Galvez’s clarification on COVID-19 vaccine prices’ CDA appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Cha-cha through con-ass next to impossible – Sotto

Amending the Constitution through a constituent assembly , where both chambers of Congress convene as one Charter-changing body, would be “next to impossible” at this time, according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Vaccine czar ‘di pa ‘kumakanta’ kay Sotto

HINDI pa nakakapagsumite si vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. kay Senate President Vicente Sotto III kaugnay ng detalye ng COVID-19 vaccine deal na pinasok ng gobyerno sa ilang manufactuter. The post Vaccine czar ‘di pa ‘kumakanta’ kay Sotto first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Vaccine wars

President Duterte and his subalterns, Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez and Health Secretary Francisco Duque, are at loggerheads with the Senate led by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and Senators Panfilo Lacson, Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, and Francis Pangilinan, on the anti-COVID-19 vaccines, particularly on three issues: one price; two, volumes, and three, timetable of rollout......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

‘Drilon, Lacson contradict selves on con-ass’

Senators Franklin Drilon and Panfilo Lacson are apparently contradicting themselves in taking the position that the Senate and the House of Representatives should hold a joint session to convene as a constituent assembly in amending economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution, a congressman has said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

House supermajority wants separate voting on Cha-cha

The House of Representatives will pursue its plan to decide and vote on the proposed liberalization of economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution separately from the Senate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

LIVE: Senate hearing on COVID-19 vaccination program — Day 2

The Senate Committee of the Whole is set to resume its probe on the government's vaccination program against COVID-19, and Senate President Tito Sotto is hoping it will be the last installment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Sotto’s Cha-cha moves

Senate president Vicente “Tito” Sotto III holds the distinction of being the most veteran and most senior lawmaker in the present 18th Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Sotto: Healthcare workers bigyang-laya sa sa pagpili ng bakuna

MANILA, Philippines – Dapat bigyang-karapatan ang mga healthcare worker na makapili ng ituturok na bakuna sa kanila, ayon kay Senate President Tito Sotto III. Ang komento ay kasunod ng “wag choosy” comment ni Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque sa mga Pinoy ukol sa pagbabakuna. “I think they have the right. Frontline health workers sila,” ani Sotto. “I […] The post Sotto: Healthcare workers bigyang-laya sa sa pagpili ng bakuna appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

The last cha-cha

The House of Representatives is attempting the last cha-cha before the end of President Duterte’s term. The purpose of this last cha-cha attempt is as clear as mud. Senate President Tito Sotto revealed that President Duterte wants this cha-cha to remove the party list system because the communists have infiltrated the House through their party […] The post The last cha-cha appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

What& rsquo;s with Tito Sen?

A group of senators led by Senate President Tito Sotto recently filed a bill seeking the “renewal” of the legislative franchise of ABS-CBN. Sotto even filed the explanatory note of their proposed measure, SB 1967, on his social media account......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021