BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO

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SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Saturday said the Philippines was not politically mature enough to adopt a single-chamber parliament, while Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th warned against “warlordism” if the country shifts to a federal system of government. Lacson and Trillanes, who belong to opposite sides in the Senate, went on separate…

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DETAINED former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon can now visit his pregnant common-law wife after the Senate leadership granted him temporary freedom, a security official said on Friday. Retired general Jose Balajadia, chief of the Office of the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms, said he had received a “verbal instruction” from Sen. Richard Gordon…

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SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Thursday said he was not inclined to support any move to convene both houses of Congress into a Constituent Assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution, claiming it would be tantamount to signing the Senate’s “death warrant.” Lacson said he would file his own resolution seeking to…

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SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Thursday admitted that holding public hearings on the reimposition of the death penalty would be a “waste of time” since majority of his colleagues are against the revival of capital punishment. Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao, who has been assigned to head a panel under the Committee on…

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SEN. Sherwin Gatchalian on Wednesday sought an investigation into the alleged anomalous disbursements of over P38.8 billion Malampaya funds under the Arroyo and Aquino administrations. He filed Senate Resolution 579 that directs the appropriate Senate committee to conduct an inquiry “on the release of the Malampaya Funds by the Department…

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Sen. Panfilo Lacson has chided some members of the House of Representatives for expressing their desire to stay in power while the government transitions to federalism, extend their terms and get rid of term limits. “This early, some members of Congress are already showing their real intentions that are bordering…

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SEN. Richard Gordon on Friday said he cannot decide alone on a requested “furlough” of detained former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon since the blue ribbon committee is a collegial body. Gordon, chairman of the Senate blue ribbon committee, justified his decision to turn down Faeldon’s request to attend Mass and…

SENATE

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The year that just ended was a productive year for the Senate, mainly because the senators set aside their difference to pass crucial measures. Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian said members of the majority and minority blocs worked together to achieve critical reforms such as the Free Higher Education Act that will…

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SEN. Vicente Sotto 3rd wants to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act by not requiring anymore drug depen­dents to seek court order to be admitted in government-run rehabilitation centers. He filed on December 5 Senate Bill (SB) 1628 that aims to streamline the process for the admission of drug dependents in…

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2017 was a banner year for the 101 year-old Philippine Senate. The upper chamber saw the passage of landmark laws that would benefit generations of Filipinos, among them the Free Tuition Law, the Philippine Passport Law, and the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act. However, certain sectors, including the…

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