The Senate version of the proposed P3.7 trillion 2018 national budget is a “fulfillment” of President Rodrigo Duterte’s promises to uplift the welfare of Filipinos.
The majority and minority bloc had some sort of a “rivalry” when it comes to the need to denounce the unabated extrajudicial killings (EJKs) of suspected drug dealers and drug users.
Crossing party lines, more than a dozen senators on Monday filed a resolution urging the Duterte administration to stop the spate of deaths of teenagers in either police operations or vigilante killings.
The Senate has approved a bill postponing the scheduled barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections from October 23 this year to May next year.
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Monday said that while he continues to fully support President Duterte’s war on drugs, abusive policemen must be held accountable.
Seventeen senators have agreed to launch an investigation into the death of 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos and other "unnecessary" killings that have occurred in the course of the administration's war on drugs.
In the eyes of Senators Ralph Recto and Antonio Trillanes IV, their colleague, Sen. Manny Pacquiao was the “real winner” in the “Battle of Brisbane” and not the Australian, Jeff Horn.
The Senate will not subject President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law under scrutiny despite the clamor of some senators for a joint session with the House of Representatives.
The Senate and House will hold a bicameral conference committee meeting Wednesday (May 24) reconcile their respective versions of the measure that will provide free tuition fee in state colleges and universities (SUCs).
The departure of Alan Cayetano from the Senate has sparked hopes of the Liberal Party-bloc senators to wrest control of the Upper House from Senate President Koko Pimentel as payback for kicking them out of the majority last February.
Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Thursday (May 11) contradicted claims made by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon who declared as dead in the water the death penalty bill in the Senate.
Most senators were not surprised when President Duterte announced Wednesday that he was designating their colleague, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, as the new secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
Senator Ping Lacson is claiming that all 24 members of the Commission on Appointment (CA) consented to the “rejection” of confirmation of former Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Gina Lopez.
The “votes” of the Commission on Appointments members who claimed to back the confirmation of Regina Paz Lopez as environment secretary may have been all for show after all.
Senators Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito and Vicente Sotto III believe that their peers who voted to reject Environment Secretary Gina Lopez's nomination deserve the backlash after President Rodrigo Duterte accused them of taking lobby money.
Did Senator Manny Pacquiao really want Gina Lopez confirmed as Environment Secretary?
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has come to the defense of his party mate, Vice President Leni Robredo, amid threats of her impeachment over her criticism of the government's war on drugs.
Senator Panfilo Lacson doused cold water on claims made by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon that the group led by the Liberal Party is the "most productive" since the start of the 17th Congress last July.
Galing ni Madam Secretary! Senators hail Leonor Briones' integrity, competence
Senate Pres. Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Monday urged the Philippine Government and National Democratic Front (NDF) to forge a ceasefire before the observance of Holy Week next month.
Unlike in the House of Representatives, the fate of the death penalty bill in the Senate is shrouded in uncertainty, Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Wednesday (March 8).