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Comelec chief Sheriff Abas gets Commission on Appointments nod
by Marvin Sy - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The Commission on Appointments confirmed Sheriff Abas as chairman of the Commission on Elections, making him the youngest, the first Muslim and the first commissioner to head the Comelec.
‘No overnight coup vs Pimentel’
by Marvin Sy - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
It was a confluence of events that led senators to decide to remove Aquilino Pimentel III as Senate president and replace him with Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday as he rejected...
Senators welcome end of deployment ban to Kuwait
by Marvin Sy - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators welcomed the lifting of the total deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait as they hoped that domestic helpers would now be given adequate protection against abuses.
Cynthia Villar, Manny Pacquiao still richest senators
by Marvin Sy - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
For the fourth year in a row, Sen. Cynthia Villar has emerged as the richest senator with a net worth of over P3 billion.
Sotto take over as Senate president expected
by Marvin Sy - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III is expected to be installed as Senate president next week after 14 members of the majority bloc formally elected him as the chamber’s new leader.
Trillanes wants PCOO probed for fund ‘misuse’
by Marvin Sy - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has called for an inquiry into the Presidential Communications Operations Office’s use of its budget for 2017, particularly on its awareness campaign on the Association of Southeast...
Senate resolution pushed vs SC quo warranto ruling
by Marvin Sy - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The Supreme Court abused its power in ousting the chief justice through a mere quo warranto petition, and lawmakers must cross party lines to assert their constitutional power of impeachment, according to several...
House to await final SC ruling on Sereno case
by Marvin Sy - May 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The impeachment complaint against ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno now pending at the House of Representatives will only be thrown out once the Supreme Court rules with finality on her quo warranto case,...
Senate majority won’t urge SC to dismiss quo warranto
by Marvin Sy - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Members of the Senate majority bloc have rejected the call of the Coalition for Justice to pass a resolution urging the Supreme Court to suspend the quo warranto proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno,...
Sotto to replace Koko as Senate chief?
by Marvin Sy - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Will there be a change in Senate leadership by the end of the year?
Gordon report on Dengvaxia up for plenary debate
by Marvin Sy - April 28, 2018 - 12:00am
A total of 14 senators have signed the draft Blue Ribbon committee report prepared by its chairman Richard Gordon on the inquiry into the Dengvaxia vaccine controversy, allowing the start of debates on its contents...
Pimentel on survey: Still a long way to go
by Marvin Sy - April 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Administration candidates for the 2019 senatorial race are expected to perform better in pre-election surveys once President Duterte and the PDP-Laban party put their full force behind the campaign, Senate President...
‘Remove ban on appointment of ex-PNP, AFP exec to DILG’
by Marvin Sy - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III has filed a bill seeking the removal of the one-year ban on the appointment of retired military or police officials as secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local...
De Lima, Trillanes seek dismissal of quo warranto
by Marvin Sy - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Leila de Lima prodded the Supreme Court yesterday to dismiss the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for lack...
Drilon casts dissenting vote on Dengvaxia report
by Marvin Sy - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon cast a dissenting vote on the committee report issued by Sen. Richard Gordon regarding the Dengvaxia vaccine controversy, which he said made several conclusions that were not...
‘Ubial as liable as Garin in Dengvaxia case’
by Marvin Sy - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said yesterday former Department of Health secretary Paulyn Ubial is equally liable as her predecessor Janette Garin in the Dengvaxia controversy for expanding the vaccination program.
Trillanes slams Duterte on refusal to face International Criminal Court probe
by Marvin Sy - April 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV described the threat issued by President Duterte to arrest International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda if she steps foot in the country as a cowardly act.
Senators cool to Gordon report on Dengvaxia
by Marvin Sy - April 13, 2018 - 12:01am
Senate colleagues of Blue Ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon do not share his view that former president Benigno Aquino III should be held criminally liable for the Dengvaxia controversy.
‘Lower poll advertisement rates to level playing field’
by Marvin Sy - April 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III is pushing for lower advertisement rates of media companies during the election period to level the playing field for candidates.
Senate panel: Aquino, execs liable for Dengvaxia conspiracy
by Marvin Sy - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Former president Benigno Aquino III and some of his officials should be prosecuted for being ultimately responsible for putting the lives of thousands of children in danger by implementing an anti-dengue immunization...
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