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Siya na nagdala! TRAIN 2 reaches Senate through Sotto

With no other takers in the upper chamber, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III took up the cudgels of setting the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law on its tracks.

Drilon, Poe back passage of anti-dynasty bill

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Grace Poe on Monday expressed their full support for the immediate passage of an anti-political dynasty bill, which they said would ensure good governance through greater political…

Drilon nixes BBL bicam rush to meet SONA deadline

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the bicameral conference committee reconciling the differences between the House and Senate versions of the Bangsamoro Basic Law should not rush its work to meet its self-imposed deadline to…

Minority senators want Chinese plane landings probed

Minority senators want the Senate to probe the repeated landings of Chinese military aircrafts in Davao City for “technical” stops, suggesting that these could be personal favors extended by President Rodrigo Duterte to China.

Drilon calls Kadamay takeover a failure of governance

A failure of governance was how Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday described the latest attempt of the militant urban poor group Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) to occupy anew a government housing project in…

Who’ll get the final say on BBL? Find out here

Congress has passed on final reading the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), but there differences in the versions crafted by the Senate and the House would still need to be threshed out in the bicameral conference committee.