The Universal Healthcare Bill is now closer to becoming a law after the Senate passed its version of the measure which would enroll all Filipinos, including Overseas Filipino Workers, to the National Health Insurance Program.
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto
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Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto on Friday (September 21) formally bolted the once powerful Liberal Party (LP) and decided to follow her husband Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto in joining the Nacionalista Party (NP).
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Batangas politikos led by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto would be jumping ship to the Nacionalista Party, according to party president Senator Cynthia Villar.
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Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is pushing for the Senate to consider the House’s version of the second package of the administration’s tax reform program, or TRAIN 2, which it rebranded as the TRABAHO bill.
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The Senate would be issuing a memorandum regulate the entry of police and military personnel into the premises of the chamber, as some uniformed men linger in and around the Senate compound awaiting to arrest opposition Senator Antonio…
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Senators are concerned with the presence of police and military men in the Senate compound who are out to arrest opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV even without a warrant of arrest.
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The Constitution is clear that Vice President Leni Robredo would succeed President Rodrigo Duterte if he steps down, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said.
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Lawmakers in the minority should be given credit for authoring bills which were eventually signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said.
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Senate leaders are urging the Metro Manila Council (MMC) to recall the Metro Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) ban on single-passenger high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs) on Edsa during rush hour.
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The national identification (ID) program will address the problem of about 7.5 million Filipinos "without birth certificates," Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said on Tuesday.
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Senators are still half-hearted on the second tranche of the administration’s tax reform program, even if President Rodrigo Duterte prodded Congress during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) to pass it by the end of the year.
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Senator Panfilo Lacson is unhappy with the government’s plan to borrow P1.2 trillion to finance the 2019 budget, saying that a huge chunk of borrowed money end up unused.
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In an interview on ANC’s “Hot Copy,” Hontiveros also said Duterte calling God stupid also distracts the public from spate of priest killings.
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With the Supreme Court's final ruling on the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the chances of the Senate resolution challenging her removal getting adopted in the upper chamber has become nil.
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Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday practically admittedthat the Senate is holding off any called inquiries concerning theterritorial disputes with China.
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Despite recording the most number of absences in Senate plenary sessions, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV still emerged as the lawmaker with the most number of bills and resolutions filed.
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said it does not matter how many signatories there are left on the proposed resolution questioning the Supreme Court’s ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice amid rumors that senators from the…
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Some members of the Senate majority bloc who initially signed the resolution questioning the Supreme Court’s (SC) ousting of Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice would be withdrawing their signatures, Politiko has learned.
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The prices of crude oil in the Middle East and Russia are almost the same.
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Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) would only result in the national government funneling resources into the new autonomous Bangsamoro region without reaping any benefits.
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Senator JV Ejercito admitted that he was not able to read the bicameral conference committee report on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law in full before he cast a “disappointed yes, almost bordering to no” vote for…