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Watch full coverage of the Senate inquiry into alleged extra judicial killings, Davao Death Squad

MANILA, Oct. 3 — Watch the full coverage of the Senate inquiry into the alleged extra judicial killings The Senate inquiry into the purported extra-judicial killings, which will be attended by alleged members of the so-called vigilante group Davao Death Squad (DDS), resumes Monday. The inquiry was initially scheduled to […]

Former Senator Miriam Santiago succumbs to lung cancer, 71

Feisty Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago has passed away this Thursday morning. She was 71. After nearly three years of battling lung cancer, the former senator was reported to have passed away. Senator Grace Poe confirmed this in a Senate hearing on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill wherein she paused for […]

Sen. Lacson sees flaw in PNP recruitment program

Speaking to PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa during the second day of the Senate inquiry into the extra-judicial killings, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson asked why most of the PNP personnel suspected to be involved in illegal drugs trade were younger, new police officers. Lacson has speculated there must […]

Two witnesses testify on Senate probe into extrajudicial killings

Two family members of slain suspected drug pushers appeared at the Senate Monday during the inquiry intextrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration’s war on illicit drugs. The witnesses, who were wearing hoodies recounted how Philippine National Police (PNP) officers abused the suspects even though they were only accused of being […]

Strange bedfellows, the new PH Senate majority members

Yes, strange bedfellows. Members of the new Philippine Senate majority, 16 out of 19 here, pose for posterity. Nineteen senators who vowed to support Senator Koko Pimentel inude incumbent Senators. Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito, Loren Legarda, Bam Aquino, Sonny Angara, Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, Franklin Drilon, Cynthia Villar, Gregorio “Gringo” […]

Senate marathon passes 27 bills after four-month break

MANILA — As the 16th congress nears its adjournment, on Monday, resumed from a four-month break to pass on third and final reading 27 measures, including 21 from the House of Representatives which aims to either grant or extend franchises to the telecommunications, radio and television operators in the country. […]

Live video on Senate hearing of the $81-M money laundering scheme

Another live stream edition here of the Senate hearing on the $81-M money laundering scheme. What more stories will unfold, rehashed, retold, concocted by the main players and investigators of the much talked about $81 million money laundering scheme that placed the Philippine financial institutions, banks most definitely, into serious […]

Livestream: Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Hearing on money laundering

Watch here another edition of the continuing live stream coverage on the Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged $81 million money laundering scam which was coursed through the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Jupiter-Makati branch, PhilRem Service Corporation and other financial institutions. Livestream: Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearing […]

Livestream: Senate hearing on the alleged $81-M money laundering

Watch the live stream coverage on the Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged $81 million money laundering scam which was coursed through the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Jupiter-Makati branch, PhilRem Service Corporation and other financial institutions. On an earlier hearing, the remittance company that converted most of […]

Money laundering in the Philippines detrimental to OFWs sending remittance

During the Senate hearing on the alleged money laundering case involving a Philippine universal bank Tuesday, OFW advocate Susan Ople disclosed that banks in more than 10 countries and territories have ended correspondent banking operations with Philippine-based banks and remittance companies. These foreign banks, include among others, are those in […]

If casinos were under AMLA law, money laundering could have not happened?

If casinos were under AMLA law, money laundering could have not happened- Guingona. The US81-million money laundering controversy could not have happened if the casino were covered by the Anti-Money Launder Law (AMLA), Senate blue ribbon chairman Sen. Teofisto ‘TG’ Guingona III said on Tuesday. ”(And) what is clear, this […]

At 95, former Senate President Jovito R. Salonga, passes away

Former Senate President Jovito Salonga passed away on Thursday. He was 95. According to the reports, Salonga died at 3 p.m. after three years of battling Alzheimer’s disease. He was elected to the Senate three times, topping the race in 1965, 1971, and 1987. He served as Senate President from […]

SAF commandos to get posthuomous medals one year after Mamasapano

One year after the infamous massacre of the elements of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force in the killing fields of Mamasapano in Maguindanao by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Malacanang has found some sense in granting the fallen heroes a token medal. The […]

To curb road accidents, bill on speed limiter on PUBs get senate nod

The Senate approved on third and final reading on Monday a bill which seeks to mandate the installation of a speed limiter in all public utility buses (PUBs). Voting 19-0, the senators passed Senate Bill No. 2999 which is aimed at reducing road accidents by requiring buses to install speed […]

Senate passes bill increasing maternity leave to 100 days

The Philippine Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a bill seeking to increase maternity leave in the public and private sectors to 100 days regardless of the mode of delivery. The senators voted 19-0 to approve Senate Bill No. 2982 would change the current laws that 60 […]

Senate-House Bicameral conference committee okays P3.002-trillion 2016 national budget

Bicameral conference committee okays proposed 2016 national budget. The proposed 2016 national budget on Wednesday was approved ahead of schedule by members of the bicameral conference committee. The consolidated report, which contains the details of next year’s P3.002-trillion budget, is expected to be ratified by both chambers on or before […]

P300.2-Tln budget passes 3rd and final reading by PH Senate

The Philippine Senate on Thursday night passed on third and final reading the proposed Php300.2- trillion national budget for 2016 with some major amendments including the Php10.78-billion augmentation to the Department of National Defense budget. Other amendments introduced in the Senate finance committee report included the restoration of the P500 […]

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam: The insensitivity and cluelessness of government officials, the hopeless, aggrieved state of Overseas Filipino Workers and NAIA visitors. For the general information of people following the tele-serye on ‘Laglag Bala’ or ‘Tanim Bala’ or ‘Drop Bullet’ scam hounding the visitors and passengers […]

Not yet game over for Senator Grace Poe on Nov.17, 2015

Is it game over yet for Sen. Grace Poe’s senate seat and then, her presidential run? The ‘series’ is becoming interesting with the Senate Electoral Tribunal soon set to render its decision in the disqualification case filed by Rizalito David against Poe. In a meeting of the tribunal in a […]

Senate ratifies bicam report on SK Reform Act

The Senate on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the disagreeing provisions of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act. A total of 16 senators voted in favor while none opposed the bicam report. Senator Vicente Sotto III cast abstention vote. Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV, one of […]

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Senate passes bill increasing maternity leave to 100 days

The Philippine Senate on Monday passed on third and final reading a bill seeking to increase maternity leave in the public and private sectors to 100 days regardless of the mode of delivery. The senators voted 19-0 to approve Senate Bill No. 2982 would change the current laws that 60 […]

Senate ratifies bicam report on SK Reform Act

The Senate on Wednesday ratified the bicameral conference committee report on the disagreeing provisions of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act. A total of 16 senators voted in favor while none opposed the bicam report. Senator Vicente Sotto III cast abstention vote. Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV, one of […]

Livestream: Senate hearing on the alleged $81-M money laundering

Watch the live stream coverage on the Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged $81 million money laundering scam which was coursed through the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Jupiter-Makati branch, PhilRem Service Corporation and other financial institutions. On an earlier hearing, the remittance company that converted most of […]

Senate gives P100-K to kins of fallen SAF44, other troopers

MANILA, March 12 – The Philippine Senate gave P5.1 million worth of financial assistance to the SAF troopers who were killed, wounded and survived the Mamasapano incident last Jan. 25. Before the Senate session ended Wednesday night, Senate President Franklin Drilon announced the financial assistance worth P100,000 each to the […]

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Money laundering in the Philippines detrimental to OFWs sending remittance

During the Senate hearing on the alleged money laundering case involving a Philippine universal bank Tuesday, OFW advocate Susan Ople disclosed that banks in more than 10 countries and territories have ended correspondent banking operations with Philippine-based banks and remittance companies. These foreign banks, include among others, are those in […]

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No clear sight on emergency power for President Aquino as congress recess

MANILA, March 18 – There is strong prospect that no additional power for President Benigno S.Aquino is in the offing to address the expected power shortage during the summer. The panel chairman of the House of Representatives committee on energy and Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali expressed he had done […]

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam: The insensitivity and cluelessness of government officials, the hopeless, aggrieved state of Overseas Filipino Workers and NAIA visitors. For the general information of people following the tele-serye on ‘Laglag Bala’ or ‘Tanim Bala’ or ‘Drop Bullet’ scam hounding the visitors and passengers […]