Senate Approves Increase on Pension of Senior Citizens

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Update on Bill Filed in Senate for Increase of Senior Citizens’ Pension SENATE – Eighteen (18) senators approved the proposed increase on the social pension of poor senior citizens in the Philippines. Aside from the benefit of a senior citizen discount whenever they would make purchases or pay for bills in food stores, pharmacies, and … Read more

President Duterte: “Energy Secretary Cusi has my full trust and confidence”

President Duterte and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi

President Duterte said that Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi “shall remain at the helm of the department he heads”. PRESIDENT DUTERTE — The Chief Executive made clear his vote of confidence in Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi. This, as the President has aired “grave concern” over what he described as the “apparent effort” at the Senate to … Read more

Senate OKs P5-Trillion National Budget For 2022

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Senate approved the PHP 5-trillion national budget for 2022. 2022 GAB — On Wednesday, the Senate approved on third and final reading the General Appropriations Bill containing the PHP 5-trillion national budget for 2022. Voting 22-2, the senators were allowed to pass the bill on 2nd and 3rd reading in one day as the budget … Read more

President Duterte Welcomes Legal Challenge Of Memorandum Before SC

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Duterte welcomed the legal challenge of memorandum before the Supreme Court. President Rodrigo Duterte gave rare words of praise to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee as he welcomed the legal challenge of the memorandum before the Supreme Court (SC). This, after the Blue Ribbon panel decided to challenge before the Supreme Court the legality … Read more

Proposed Postponement Of May 2022 Elections ‘Unconstitutional’, Says Senators

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Some senators described the proposed postponement of May 2022 elections as “unconstitutional”. Some senators on Friday described the proposal to postpone the May 2022 National Elections in light of the pandemic as “unconstitutional”. This, as Senator Panfilo Lacson said in a statement that any discussion or debate on the extension or postponement of the May … Read more

Senate OKs Medical Scholarship Act On Final Reading

Senate of the Philippines

The Senate approved Medical Scholarship Act on the third and final reading. Through a 22-0 vote, the Senate on Monday had officially approved Senate Bill 1520 or the Medical Scholarship Act on the third and final reading. In a report on GMA News Online, the said bill — which referred to a measure that would … Read more

Ramon Revilla Sr. Death: Senate Flies Philippine Flag At Half-mast

Ramon Revilla Sr.

The Senate flew the Philippine flag at half-mast in honor of former senator Ramon Revilla Sr. The Senate flew the Philippine flag at half-mast in order to express grief over the passing of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. This, as Ramon Revilla Sr., the father of Senator Bong Revilla, passed away on Friday at exactly … Read more

Sotto Says Senate Now On ‘Semi-Lockdown’ Due To This

Senate of the Philippines

The Senate was currently on ‘semi-lockdown’, according to Senate President Vicente Sotto III. Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday said in a message to reporters that the Senate was currently on a “semi-lockdown”. This, after Sotto earlier confirmed that two of its employees had tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). RELATED ARTICLE: Senator … Read more

Senate Approves Alternative Learning System Act

Senate of the Philippines

Senate Bill No. 1365 or the Alternative Learning System Act (ALS Act) was approved by the Senate. The Senate, on third and final reading, approved a bill institutionalizing the Alternative Learning System (ALS) in the Philippines. This, as Senate Bill No. 1365 or the Alternative Learning System Act (ALS Act) was approved with 22 affirmative … Read more

Senator Pacquiao Files Bill Prohibiting Spitting, Sneezing In Public Places

Senator Pacquiao

Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao filed a bill prohibiting spitting, coughing, and sneezing in public places. Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao filed a bill seeking to prohibit indiscriminate spitting, coughing, and sneezing in public places. This, after the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the local transmission and the growing number of cases of the coronavirus disease or … Read more