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The Senate honors the 6 outgoing senators: Bam Aquino, JV Ejercito, Francis Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Loren Legarda, and Antonio Trillanes IV
Reelected Senator Grace Poe pays tribute to graduating colleagues who, she believes, will in time ‘reclaim their place again in this chamber’
(UPDATED) Out of the 7 reelectionist senators, two lose in the 2019 midterm polls
Senators JV Ejercito and Bam Aquino are the only reelectionist senators who sit outside the 2019 winning circle based on the partial, official tally
'I think today I can claim it,' says Senator Nancy Binay
Senate leaders and other incumbent senators also lend a helping hand, in an attempt to preserve the 'camaraderie' and 'status quo' in the chamber
'Ako po'y 27 taon nang senador. I have been with the best and the brightest,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III, as he makes a pitch for the 7 senators seeking reelection
'Binibilisan ko, pinag-aaralan ko, para ang prangkisa na maghahatid ng mas maganda, mas mabilis, at mas affordable na transportation sa lahat, at pagkakakitaan ninyong lahat sa ligtas na paraan, ay maipasa na,' says Senator Poe
Reelectionist Governor Manuel Mamba, a former Liberal Party stalwart who jumped ship to PDP-Laban, hosts the campaign rally in Tuguegarao City
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says he is endorsing the bid of his friends in Senate, whom he fully believes will serve 'with integrity'
Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito, whose half-brother Jinggoy Estrada is himself a plunder defendant, says capital punishment would discourage government officials from committing plunder
'Blood is thicker than water,' says presidential daughter Sara Duterte as she lightheartedly refers to the rift between the sons of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada who are both part of her senatorial slate
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III also renews his appeal for lawmakers to pass measures to sustain the new law, such as higher taxes for tobacco and alcohol products
Senator JV Ejercito's sports utility vehicle, which he fondly tweets as his 'lucky car', is among the vehicles destroyed in the blaze
(UPDATED) ''Pag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,' President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly tells the audience during PDP-Laban's proclamation rally in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
Senate President Vicente Sotto III endorses all reelectionists, including opposition Bam Aquino, for 'unity'
The estranged brothers, both senatorial candidates, also shake hands with smiles on their faces at the Hugpong ng Pagbabago campaign launch
The popular President Duterte is supporting multiple slates. His blessing will be more critical to some, than to others.
The estranged brothers both bag a presidential endorsement
Eight senatorial hopefuls discuss the priority bills they would push for should they win in the 2019 elections
What are the challenges that reelectionist senatorial candidate JV Ejercito faces?
This is how they voted on the Train Law, hero's burial for Marcos, martial law extension, Bangsamoro Organic Law, and other issues during the 17th Congress
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'We remind the National Youth Commission that as a government agency you should uphold neutrality and not use any of your programs as a venue for political gain,' says the Parliament of Youth Leaders
Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito will be using 'Ejercito Estrada JV' as his official name and 'Estrada JV' as his alias on the 2019 elections ballot
'Talagang mayroong confusion. May mawawalang boto because of confusion. That comes with the risk of running together kaya nga hindi ginagawa ito ng pamilya,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito
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'It was a difficult decision,' Senator JV Ejercito says of leaving his father's Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino
Senator JV Ejercito says he and his father have not spoken 'for a long time now' following Jinggoy's announcement of his own Senate bid. 'Hindi lang tampo, masama talaga loob ko.'
Asked why lawmakers at the House would do that, Ejercito says, 'Your guess is as good as mine'
'Since I am using Ejercito and not Estrada, I don't have the benefit of the name recall,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito
'What happened yesterday is a strong argument against a parliamentary form of government where patronage politics plays a major, if not the only, role in selecting our country’s top leader,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
'Majority of the senators... will fight tooth and nail any attempt to cancel the 2019 midterm elections simply because it is wrong and self-serving,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
Senator Manny Pacquiao is hailed as the nation's 'pride and joy' as he emerges victorious in the ring against Argentine fighter Lucas Matthysse
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Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and former senator Lito Lapid are among the other probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the June 15 to 21 polling period
Senators Joseph Victor Ejercito and Sherwin Gatchalian say not spending the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund for unfilled positions is a questionable practice
Senators Juan Edgardo Angara, Joseph Victor Ejercito, and Joel Villanueva say Gilas Pilipinas could not be entirely blamed for the brawl with Australia
(UPDATED) Senators call on the Philippine National Police to solve the killing, which opposition senators say is a result of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says Hugpong ng Pagbabago is ready to endorse the 3 allies of her father, should they decide to run in next year's Senate race
Senators are torn on whether the Senate can still adopt the resolution expressing its sentiment against the quo warranto petition
Former health secretary Janette Garin and ex-PhilHealth CEO Alex Padilla deny the accusation, saying there was no money lost or stolen when they used the fund to establish health centers nationwide
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'It is the height of callousness for the interim Philhealth president to be spending that much money,' says Senate health committee chair Joseph Victor Ejercito, in response to an audit report flagging Celestina Ma Jude De la Serna's steep travel expenses
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos are among the probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the March 23 to 28 polling period
(UPDATED) 'We have to give credit where credit is due,' says Senate and PDP-Laban president Aquilino Pimentel III
The estranged half brothers are so far set to run for the same post, with neither of the two expressing intention to back down
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This comes after Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito aired the grievance of reelectionist senator-allies that they were left out despite having supported the government
The bill seeks to fight malnutrition of children during the first 1,000 days, starting from the first day of the mother’s pregnancy. The House version was approved in 2017.