Voting 17-1, Senatoes approved on second and third reading Senate bill No. 1592 or the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) which would generate P130 billion additional revenues for the Duterte administration.
Vicente Sotto III
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Sunday attributed President Duterte’s tough stance against criminals as the reason why he’s the most popular and most trusted out of the four most recent chief executives.
Senator Richard Gordon took a swipe at Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV in the middle of his manifestation on a controversial Senate resolution.
Not to be outdone, senators from the majority bloc also “excluded” minority colleagues" with their own “version” of a resolution urging the government to stop and resolve all unresolved extrajudicial 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.
Malacañang has set in motion the planned Charter change (Cha-cha) as the 25-man Constitutional Commission (ConCom) appeared to be already complete and has started review on the 1987 Constitution.
The Senate legal department backed the contention of Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III that the three Cabinet members were deemed bypassed twice by the Commission on Appointments (CA).
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said he has yet to make a commitment on convening Congress as a constituent assembly (Con-Ass) to start ground works on Charter change (Cha-cha) and pave for the planned shift to federal form of…
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday (May 9) defended the Duterte administration saying there was no need for members of the United Nations to seek a probe on alleged ongoing extrajudicial killings taking place in the…
All’s well between Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III and women’s group, at least the group called the Federation of Solo Parents Luzvimin Inc. (FSPL), as they decide to join forces for the enactment of laws advancing the interests…
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.
It will be quite a long weekend for employees of the Philippine Senate in Pasay City, as they need to report for work only on one day this coming week.
It goes without saying that there’s political ceasefire during the Holy Week, Senators Vicente Sotto III and Gregorio Honasan said Wednesday (Apr. 12).
Senate Majority Vicente Sotto III on Sunday (Mar. 26) said there's seems to be basis in President Duterte's suspicion that Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV allegedly want to oust him from his…
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III has called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to protest the joint resolution issued by the European Parliament of the European Union (EU) expressing concern over the detention of Senator…
Senate Majority Vicente Sotto III did not hide his disappointment at some of his colleagues who issued their reactions on the filing of an impeachment complaint against President Duterte at the House of Representatives.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has welcomed the possible investigation that may be launched against him over his supposedly unethical conduct.
Senator Franklin Drilon on Monday (Feb. 17) tried to brush aside the significance of the day’s event, which saw him being replaced by Sen. Ralph Recto as president pro tempore of the upper chamber.