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SENATE HAILS UST FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY

The Senate recognized the contribution of the University of Santo Tomas – Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (UST-FMS) to the medical and health care education in the country. In a unanimous vote, the Senate adopted Proposed Senate Resolution No. 336 (Adopted Resolution 31) citing UST-FMS’ considerable contribution to the development of medical and health care […]

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BROWNLEE PH CITIZENSHIP BID GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives approved on its third and final reading House Bill No. 6224, otherwise known as “An Act Granting Philippine Citizenship to Justin Donta Brownlee.” There were 274 affirmative votes, zero negative votes, and one abstention on the bill. On the same day after the approval of the naturalization bill in the lower […]

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SENATE CONGRATULATES 3 VICTORIOUS PINOY ATHLETES

The Senate adopted several resolutions commending and congratulating Filipino athletes who have given honor and pride to the country through victorious feats in various international competitions. Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva sponsored several Senate resolutions congratulating and commending chess prodigy Rafael Operiano for winning the 6th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship in Bangkok, Thailand; Aleia […]

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SENATE HAILS WIN OF PH POWERLIFTING TEAM

The Senate adopted a resolution commending the Philippine powerlifting team for its outstanding performance during the 2022 Southeast Asian Cup held in Johor Baru, Malaysia.  The upper chamber adopted Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 246 congratulating and commending the Powerlifting Association of the Philippines for their successful campaign representing the country in the said competition held […]

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PH-VIETNAM INTERPARLIAMENTARY RELATIONS HAILED

The Senate hailed the strong Philippines-Vietnam inter-parliamentary relations as the Philippines commemorates the 46th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two Southeast Asian countries this year. In a unanimous vote, the Senate Resolution No. 303 (Adopted Resolution 26) commending the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, under the leadership of […]

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DEBATES SHOW ESSENCE OF DEMOCRACY – VILLANUEVA

Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva said that debates and discussions on the floor and during committee hearings show the true essence of democracy. “We admire all our colleagues because they are always open to discussions and debates,” Villanueva said. “The more voices are heard and considered, the more our policy options become clear and relevant.” […]

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SENATE WELCOMES VIETNAM NAT’L ASSEMBLY DELEGATION

The Senate of the Philippines welcomed a delegation of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the country, for the first official inter parliamentary exchange between the Philippines and Vietnam since 2006. The delegation was headed by no less than the President of the National Assembly, Vuong Dinh Hue. Senate President Migz […]

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BONG GO EYES PROBE ON COVID-19 VACCINE WASTAGE

Senator Bong Go said he is willing to launch an inquiry on the reported wastage of COVID-19 vaccines in the government and private sector. Go said the public has the right to know what happened. “Karapatan nating malaman kung bakit sumobra. Bakit nasayang? Kung ano talaga ang totoong nangyari at ‘di na mauulit ito at […]

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SENATE TO CREATE INTEL FUNDS OVERSIGHT PANEL

Senate President Migz Zubiri sponsored Senate Resolution No. 302, creating a Select Oversight Committee on Confidential and Intelligence Funds. “Since the Tenth Congress, it has been the tradition of the Senate to constitute a Select Oversight Committee for these funds, and we must, in the 19th Congress, continue this tradition,” Zubiri said. In the General […]

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SENATE EYES BROWNLEE’S NATURALIZATION BY DECEMBER

Senator Francis Tolentino said Justin Brownlee’s bid to become a Filipino citizen may secure the blessing of the Senate by December. “So give and take, since we’re done with the budget hearings, probably by December we can have some progress on this, sans any opposition,” said Tolentino, chairman of the Senate Committee on Justice and […]