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SENATORS MOURN PASSING OF NOYNOY AQUINO

Senators recalled how ex-president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, also their former colleague, fulfilled his duties as a public servant with fervor. Aquino died at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City on June 24. He was 61. Senator Imee Marcos remembered they were both neophytes in Congress in 1998 — she from Ilocos Norte’s Second […]

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SENATORS HONOR LATE SEN. RAMON REVILLA SR.

Senators mourn the demise of legendary action star turned politician Senator Ramon Revilla Sr., who succumbed to heart failure on June 26, 2020 at the age of 93. Senator Bong Revilla Jr. confirmed the news in a Facebook video. “Wala na po ang tatay ko (My father is gone),” a teary-eyed Revilla said. Senate President […]

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DUTERTE’S ECQ EXTENSION ORDER GETS SUPPORT OF SENATORS

Some senators have expressed support for the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend the enforcement of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila and other high-risk areas in the country until May 15. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said the ECQ extension in high-risk areas buys the government time to boost its testing capabilities to […]

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ADMIN SENATORS TO ROBREDO: ACCEPT POST IN ANTI-DRUG BODY

Some senators are urging Vice President Leni Robredo to accept her appointment as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Robredo should accept the new post given to her by President Rodrigo Duterte so that she would realize that the campaign against illegal drugs cannot be stopped. […]

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SENATORS PAY TRIBUTE TO GINA LOPEZ

Senators paid tribute to the late environmentalist and philanthropist Gina Lopez, who died due to multiple organ failure. Lopez, the long-time chairperson of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) and former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary in the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte, passed away at age 65. Senator Bong Go, who had the […]

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SENATORS CAN FILE BILLS, RESOLUTIONS EVEN BEFORE JULY 22 SESSION – SENATE SECRETARY

While Congress will not bang the gavel until it convenes on July 22, the filing of pet bills for the First Regular Session of the 18th Congress has started Monday, July 1. In the past, staff members of senators start to line up on the eve of the first day of filing of bills and […]

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7 INCOMING SENATORS FILE SOCEs – COMELEC

Some winning and losing national candidates in the May 13 mid-term polls have filed their Statements of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCEs) before the Campaign Finance Office (CFO) of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on the last day of the one-month filing period. Data from the CFO revealed that seven out of the 12 newly-elected senators […]

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THERE SHOULD BE MORE MINDANAOANS REPRESENTING THE SENATE – ANDANAR

There should be more Mindanaoans representing the Senate, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said. Andanar made this remark during the recent Piyesta sa Kapitolyo in Surigao City urging Mindanaoans to consider voting for senators who will ensure that their region will not be left behind. The communications chief said Senate should have […]

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SENATORS TO HONASAN: WE WISH HIM WELL AS DICT CHIEF

Senators lauded their colleague, Senator Gringo Honasan, and wished him well after he accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to be Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Honasan said he decided to accept the President’s offer “for a better Philippines, a better government, for the Filipino people, and for a […]