Ombudsman Samuel Martires might want to cite specific instances where the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) and lifestyle checks are weaponized and used in “extortion” activities against public servants.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson smells “pork” in the P4.5-trillion proposed national budget for 2021. And an “addendum” from the Department of Public Works and Highways could be the key to removing it.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson voiced confidence Saturday that the newly signed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 can withstand scrutiny by the Supreme Court.
After more than 20 years, Senate President Tito Sotto has seen all kinds of laws filed in the Upper House.
Senate President Tito Sotto admits that he is powerless in stopping senator-chairpersons who dominate hearings with their long-winded and annoying monologues to the detriment of committee members. “Wala chairman yun eh. Incumbent upon the chairman,” said a helpless Sotto in an interview with DWIZ.
Senator Joel Villanueva is extremely disappointed with the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) under Secretary Adelino “Addy” Sitoy.
Senator Joel Villanueva still can’t get over President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to veto Security of Tenure Bill.
Senator Koko Pimentel said he is open to increasing wages, but also urged workers to be more productive as increasing salaries would be “useless” if workers did not work harder.
Senator Koko Pimentel is not entertaining anyone who still calls him “Senate president” almost a week after the Senate majority bloc pushed for a leadership change, which saw him stepping down to give way to Senate President Tito Sotto.
The National ID bill may finally move closer to becoming a law on Monday, May 21, when it is tackled at the bicameral conference committee level.
He may be a comedian on television, but critics should not underestimate Vicente Sotto III as the incoming Senate president.
Senator Dick Gordon claimed Saturday (April 28) that he has never fought with a senator.
The government’s war against drugs cannot be stopped, even after the European Parliament adopted a strongly-worded resolution urging the Philippines to drop the campaign, as the country has still not quashed the drug problem, Senator Sonny Angara said.
Senator Sonny Angara is joining the call of some of his colleagues in the upper chamber of Congress for President Rodrigo Duterte’s “narco list” to be released in time for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, as long as the information on the list came from credible sources.
At least five senators, including Senate Blue Ribbon committee chair Dick Gordon, have publicly stated that they have signed the committee report on the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine which recommends criminal charges against former President Noynoy Aquino.
At least three senators are not keen on following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to completely close down Boracay and instead only want establishments violating environmental laws shut down.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon once again trashed the proposal to shift to federalism and instead called for amendments to the local government code to give cities and municipalities more power.
Several lawmakers are not pleased with how a majority of Supreme Court (SC) justices are behaving toward Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and warned that their public statements against her puts the court “in an inordinately bad light.”
Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada is keeping his doors open for a return to the Senate as long as the public still wants him there.
It is not clear whether or not the leaders who will attend the ASEAN Summit this month in Manila will discuss issues related to the West Philippine Sea, Presidential Communications Operations Office secretary Martin Andanar said.
Veteran broadcaster and frustrated politiko Rey Langit is probably feeling what is colloquially described as “pinagsakluban ng langit at lupa” right now.
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano only has himself to blame if he fails to bag the Senate presidency against colleague Koko Pimentel.
Senator Cynthia Villar isn’t bothered by the growing number of observers and pundits critical of the appointment of of her son, Las Piñas Rep. Mark Villar, as public works secretary.
Senator Cynthia Villar said she would be basing her vote on colleague Grace Poe’s disqualification case on “fairness”, among other things. “Not all of us…