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  • Drilon urges Senate to take a stand China's invasion of Phl territories

    May 20, 2018 12:32 PM 2

    The Senate should take a stand on the creeping invasion of Philippine territory in the South China Sea by China, saying that the matter will be a challenge to the new leadership of the Senate, according to Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon. "I condemn the continuous violation of the arbitration award, of the international rules," Drilon said in an interview

  • Gatchalian urges Senate to pass SIM Card Registration Act

    May 16, 2018 6:06 AM 5

    Senator Win Gatchalian on Wednesday urged the Senate to prioritize the passage of the SIM Card Registration Act after the House of Representatives approved its own version (House Bill No. 7233) earlier this week. "The House has done its part. Now it's up to the Senate to pass the bill and get it on the President's desk for signature," said Gatchalian

  • Message of Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on beginning of the Ramadan

    May 15, 2018 4:15 AM 4

    As the Holy Month of Ramadhan for Hijrah 1439 is about to start, I take this opportunity to greet the Muslims around the world Ya Sahro Ramadhan Al Mubarak. The teachings of Ramadhan is not only about abstaining from eating food or drinking water or praying but rather it is also abstaining from doing sinful things, lending a hand to those who are in need or giving

  • Pimentel: Statement on the Passing of former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara

    May 14, 2018 8:32 AM 4

    I join my colleagues and the whole nation in mourning the passing of former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara, a true public servant and a pillar of the Senate. I likewise extend my condolences to Senator Sonny and the Angara family on this sad day. It is difficult to quantify the contributions of one of the giants responsible for nurturing democracy

  • De Lima: Message on the Barangay and SK elections

    May 14, 2018 8:32 AM 4

    Today, we hope for a peaceful, honest, orderly and credible Barangay and SK Elections nationwide. May our countrymen participate and exercise their right to vote, and to choose worthy candidates who have genuine concern for the collective welfare of their communities. As Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People's Participation

  • Statement of Sen. Angara on the SC ruling to oust CJ Sereno

    May 11, 2018 10:44 AM 5

    If the decision is indeed 8-6 as reported, it shows a divided Court on a very important constitutional issue. This means the ruling may not be a stable one and may be subject to revision going forward. I do not agree with the decision because impeachment is the only constitutional route for removal of a Chief Justice, but we acknowledge that the Court

  • Statement of Senators De Lima and Trillanes in the Quo Warranto Case Filed by the OSG Against the Chief Justice

    May 7, 2018 2:35 AM 5

    We, as Senators of the Republic of the Philippines, and as citizens and taxpayers, filed an Opposition-in-Intervention in the Quo Warranto Petition filed by the OSG to oust the Chief Justice, an impeachable officer of the Republic. We did so in order to remind the members of the Supreme Court that they are treading on dangerous grounds when they move to even entertain

  • Villanueva commends Alab Pilipinas for bagging ASEAN Basketball League title

    May 3, 2018 2:52 AM 7

    Senator Joel Villanueva, vice chairperson of the Senate committee on sports, commended on Thursday the Philippine basketball team, San Miguel Alab Pilipinas, for winning the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) title with a 102-92 Game 5 triumph over Thailand's Mono Vampire at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna Wednesday night. "Congratulations

  • Villanueva lauds Duterte's issuance of EO vs "endo"

    May 1, 2018 3:03 PM 6

    We welcome the President's issuance of the executive order prohibiting illegal contracting and sub-contracting. The EO, whatever it is, is a guide for everyone on where the Executive's stand on the issue of "endo" although it did not depart from the existing policy on contracting. But it should be noted that the President reiterated his call to end "endo"

  • Kokobar alumni snag top spots in bar exam

    April 28, 2018 11:22 AM 13

    Three students who took the KOKObar Lectures, a series of last-minute free lecture for those taking the bar exam grabbed three spots in the top 20 of those who passed the 2017 bar exams. Christianne Mae Balili of the University of San Carlos, Rhea Doll Gonzalo of Xavier University Zamboanga, and Ella Mae Mendoza of the University of Cebu placed 2nd, 15th, and 17th, respectively