With just 11 session days left before the 17th Congress adjourns sine die, House of Representatives Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is making a last ditch effort to push for the passage of the remaining priority bills that President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned in his 2018 State of the Nation Address.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III hopes the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has learned a lesson in dealing with potential clients after he exposed self proclaimed whistleblower Peter Joemel Advincula as a fraud.
Peter Joemel Advincula, the man claiming to be the whistleblower Bikoy, is standing by his allegations against President Rodrigo Duterte even if he has been unmasked as a fraud by Senate President Vicente Sotto III.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday said the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and Church leaders should be more discerning and believing hook, line and sinker stories of self-styled whistleblowers like Peter Joemel Advincula.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III, along with Senators Panfilo Lacson and Gringo Honasan II, is planning to call for a congressional inquiry into the implementation of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
Senator Panfilo Lacson believes the call of American lawmakers to release detained Senator Leila De Lima and drop all charges against journalist Maria Ressa are far from being gestures of international solidarity, as one of his colleagues have claimed.
The Senate’s “macho bloc” on Wednesday evening filed a Senate resolution rebuking members of the United States Congress behind two proposed resolutions that they said interfere with the Philippine judicial process.
House committee on appropriations chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. on Thursday hit back at the Senate leadership in the continuing saga of the 2019 budget, saying the senators also did what they were accusing the congressmen of.
House committee on appropriations chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. on Wednesday said he wrote a letter to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea advising the latter that the Senate leadership’s qualms about the 2019 budget were “completely unwarranted.”
House committee on appropriations chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. on Tuesday slammed Senate President Vicente Sotto III for resorting to name-calling “in a bid to divert public attention from the drastic budget cuts imposed by the Senate on the President’s major infrastructure projects and social programs.”
House Majority Leader Fredenil Castro and Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte engaged in a verbal tussle over the latter’s accusation that House leaders realigned P92.3 billion worth of public works and health facilities funds to certain congressmen.
House committee on appropriations chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. on Wednesday said the “strong reservations” expressed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III about the 2019 budget just showed “democracy at work” between the two Houses.
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