It was a joke that some stressed-out colleagues may have taken seriously.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III cited the continued functioning of parliaments amid the unprecedented coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) health emergency, during the meeting of the Asia Pacific Group (APG) of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on Friday.
Appropriations committee chair Eric Yap on Friday said the House of Representatives would be able to transmit copies of the proposed 2021 national budget to the Senate by October 28.
President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill authorizing the chief executive to fast-track the issuance of permits and licenses in times of national emergency such as the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress leaders to invite him to attend public hearings on anti-red tape bills.
Senator Richard Gordon on Wednesday (September 2) got irked at Senator Panfilo Lacson after the latter pointed out a procedural requirement before the Senate blue ribbon committee’s report may be reported in the plenary.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III went to the Senate building Saturday (August 29) to pay his last respects to the late former senator and Manila mayor Alfredo Lim before his inurnment.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III will virtually attend the Senate hearing Tuesday (August 18) on the alleged corruption within Philhealth, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said.
The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the government to respond to the petition filed by senators who questioned the decision to abrogate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States.
The Department of Health need not look far for a solution for its COVID-19 contact tracing efforts: at least two local government units already have good ones in place.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III has filed a bill seeking to defer the opening of classes to September amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III has suggested giving select American senators a dose of their own medicine after a US Senate panel approved a proposal to ban the entry of Philippine officials involved in Senator Leila De Lima’s imprisonment.
Senator Francis Pangilinan racked up the most number of absences in the Senate in the third regular session of the 17th Congress, records show.
Senator-elect Bong Go is set to lead three committees tackling issues close to the masses in the 18th Congress.
Peter Joemel Advincula, the man claiming to be the whistleblower Bikoy, accused former President Benigno Aquino III and his officials of receiving payoffs from drug syndicates– the same allegation he made against President Rodrigo Duterte’s family.
A week after the 2019 budget was transmitted to Malacañang, House committee on appropriations chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. lashed out at the Senate leadership on Monday, accusing the senators of “sabotage” of the Duterte administration’s “Build Build Build” program.
The House of Representatives “respect the veto power” of President Rodrigo Duterte, House committee on appropriations chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. said on Monday.
Senator Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday said his suggestion to revert to the ratified version of the proposed 2019 national budget was “favorably endorsed” by members of the executive department to President Rodrigo Duterte.
The Senate and House of Representatives have not reached a consensus on the proposed P3.757-trillion 2019 national budget despite the congressional leaders’ Tuesday night meeting with President Rodrigo R. Duterte to resolve the budget impasse.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Sunday denied knowledge of Senator Ping Lacson’s allegation about the practice of some lawmakers “parking” pork in the districts of their colleagues.
President Xi Jinping of China expressed his thanks to President Rodrigo Duterte following his 2-day state visit to Manila.
Administration Senator Gringo Honasan has accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to head the Department of Information Communication and Technology, replacing acting Secretary Eliseo Rio.
He will be missed as a quorum buddy.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday called on the public to reflect from the lessons from the devastation of supertyphoon Yolanda on November 8, 2013.