Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Sunday sought policy adjustments to prevent a repeat of the deadly “misencounter” between Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives in Quezon City last Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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