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EXTEND VOTER REGISTRATION TO OCT. 31 — SENATE

The Senate asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to extend the voter registration period for one month to prevent disenfranchisement of voters, especially the new voters. During the hybrid plenary session, the Senate adopted Resolution No. 851 urging the Comelec to extend the deadline for voter registration from September 30, 2021 to October 31, 2021 […]

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FERNANDO POE JR. AVE. IN QC GETS SENATE OK

The Senate approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to rename Roosevelt Avenue in Quezon City after the late Filipino actor Fernando Poe Jr. Voting 22-0-1, the chamber approved House Bill No. (HBN) 7499 which would rename Roosevelt Avenue located in the legislative district I of Quezon City to Fernando Poe Jr. Avenue. […]

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RESCHED OF BARMM POLLS GETS SENATE OK – TOLENTINO

The Senate approved on third and final reading the bill seeking to reset the first regular elections in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) with a vote of 15-3-1. Senate Bill No. 2214, sponsored by Local Government Committee Chairman Francis Tolentino, proposes to move the date of the BARMM elections from May 2022 […]

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PH VETERANS BANK ACT FOR SENATE’S OK – POE

Senator Grace Poe officially endorsed for Senate approval the “Philippine Veterans Bank Act” or Senate Bill No. 2368 that institutes a revised charter for the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) to include post-World War II veterans and soldiers. “We need to secure the future viability of the bank, as well as ensure its continuing contribution to […]

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CHECK ON DOE’S 2022 POLLS POWER SUPPLY PREPS URGED

Despite pronouncements that there will be no brownouts during the week of the May 2022 elections, Senator Win Gatchalian wants the Senate to conduct an inquiry on the plans and preparations of the Department of Energy (DOE) and other stakeholders to ensure the uninterrupted electricity supply. “It is crucial that programs are already in place, […]

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GORDON: MOVE AGE OF SEXUAL CONSENT FROM 12 TO 16

Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, sponsored Senate Bill No. 2332 or the bill defining the crime of statutory rape and other acts of sexual abuse from 12 to 16 years of age. “We advocate to increase the age of sexual consent, through multisectoral partnerships with the judiciary, social […]

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SENATE RATIFIES PERJURY BILL BICAM REPORT

The Senate ratified the Bicameral Conference Committee Report of the disagreeing provisions of Senate Bill No. 1354 and House Bill No. 8268 or “An Act Increasing the Penalties for Perjury, Amending for the Purpose Articles 183 and 184 of Act No. 3815, As Amended, Otherwise Known as “The Revised Penal Code”. Senator Dick Gordon, Chairman […]

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LACSON ASSURES: SENATE TO PASS 2022 NAT’L BUDGET

Senator Panfilo Lacson assured the public the Senate will pass the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022 on time, amid preparations for the May 2022 general elections. Lacson, who will seek the presidency in 2022, said he and his fellow senators will do their duty to scrutinize the proposed budget and pass it before Congress’ […]

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SENATE HONORS NOYNOY’S LIFE AND LEGACY

The Senate has unanimously adopted a resolution expressing the chamber’s profound sympathy and sincere condolences on the death of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 760, taking into consideration SRN 761, 762, 763, 764 and 765, honors the life and legacy of Aquino, also known as PNoy. Aquino, the 15th Philippine […]

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SENATE TACKLES BILLS TO AID DATA TRANSMISSION

The Senate Economic Planning Office, in partnership with the Office of Senator Nancy Binay, held the webinar, “Deleting the Digital Divide,” which tackled the legislative proposal adopting an open access in data transmission. With roughly 200 participants coming from the Senate Secretariat offices, Senators’ offices and stakeholders, the webinar discussed the issues and challenges in […]