Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito on Friday bared that his 17-year-old son, Jose Emilio, was given three doses of the controversial Dengvaxia dengue vaccine.
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto on Friday said that he would have to listen to the reasons of the Department of National Defense (DND) to extend martial law in Mindanao before he could determine if it was necessary or not.
Senators merely laughed at the threat of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to take a hard stance against any amendments in the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget for next year and hinted at a possible re-enacted budget if the upper…
Recto complains husbands will end up paying vanity tax for their wive’s cosmetic surgeries: But I don't have the problem, my wife's a natural eye candy
Drilon on restoring vanity tax to 10%: If you want to feel good by enlarging your breasts, you have…
Senators have agreed to a compromise on the “vanity tax” or imposition of an excise tax on cosmetic surgeries and procedures by cutting the tax rate from 20 percent to 10 percent.
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Friday urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be more circumspect in carrying out the government’s war on illegal drugs to avoid accusations of committing extrajudicial killings.
Besides the issue on extra judicial killings (EJKs), the matter of “extra judicial funding” - the lack of material and manpower in the judiciary - should also be addressed by the Executive, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on…
The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the Fiscal and Monetary Report Act of 2017, a bill which seeks to require economic managers to appear biannually before a joint congressional oversight panel.
If there is no state-sponsored extrajudicial killing (EJKs), then the government should not be afraid of providing more resources to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Friday said.
Finally, an investigation on the vanishing prepaid load in mobile phones will be carried out in the Senate starting this week.
The Liberal Party (LP) on Wednesday said denied allegations by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II that its members offered money to the parents of Kian Loyd delos Santos.
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is questioning the P20-billion increase in the proposed budget next year of the Philippine National Police (PNP), P900 million of which is mainly for the implementation of “Oplan Double Barrel…
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto is worried that despite the rhetoric of change, the Duterte administration's much ballyhooed “build, build, build” infrastructure is suffering the same fate of its predecessor.
He may have been invited to stand as a sponsor in the wedding of businessman Kenneth Dong, who is now embroiled in smuggling of half a ton shabu into the country, but Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Wednesday maintained that…
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is the principal author of recently-signed law providing free college education in the country and Sen. Bam Aquino is the principal sponsor in the Senate.
Senator Risa Hontiveros has practically given credit to Sen. Bam Aquino for the passage into law of the free college tuition bill, initially believed to be bound to be vetoed but was eventually signed into law Friday by President Duterte.…
Best friends forever Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III and Panfilo Lacson topped the “honor roll” during Congress’ first regular session as they posted a perfect attendance among 24 senators.
The Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) new rules on balikbayan boxes could hamper shipment of donated relief goods to evacuees coursed through this preferred delivery system of overseas Filipino workers.
The Senate will “not prioritize” the passage of the proposed death penalty bill.
Another case of diplomatic bullying, was how Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito on Friday called the US congressional probe on alleged abuses of President Duterte in his war against drugs. “It smacks of hypocrisy as the US has never…
Malacañang has appealed to the public, as well as the entire government, for support for President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in Mindanao.