Senate majority - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Senate majority


Demand accountability for the postponement of barangay election

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:00 AM

After having spent an estimated P700 million for the preparations, what is the practical value of moving the elections, at the last minute, to 7 months after?

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Aug 21, 2017 - 1:36 PM

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Aug 21, 2017 - 11:14 AM

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Senate majority seeks probe into Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 20, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The senators condemn the recent spate of abuses by the police resulting in excessive and unnecessary deaths in the war on drugs

Photo by Ange De Silva/Rappler

Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:02 PM

If Congress decides this at the last minute, we risk tossing down the drain about a billion pesos Comelec shall have spent on the preparations

Majority bloc, Robredo, Trump | Evening wRap

Mar 15, 2017 - 10:29 PM

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LOOK: Majority senators in full force at 'intimate dinner' with Duterte

Mar 15, 2017 - 7:27 AM

Senator JV Ejercito says they discussed the proposed tax reform measure one of the priority bills of the Duterte administration

Photo from Senator JV Ejercito's official Facebook

Will LP bolt House majority? Decision after death penalty vote

Feb 28, 2017 - 4:40 PM

UPDATED Liberal Party stalwarts say their party mates are willing to lose their House leadership titles should they vote against the controversial death penalty measure

THE LIBERALS. LP president and Senator Francis Pangilinan, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr, and LP secretary-general and Quezon City 6th District Representative Jose Christopher Belmonte talk to the media after their party caucus. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte and the Senate: Of allies, critics, and in-betweens

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:35 PM

While the President is expected to have smooth sailing ties with the House of Representatives his relationship with the Senate is less predictable

Drilon offers minority 5 ‘major’ committees

Jul 25, 2013 - 8:27 AM

Will the Senate minority accept these major and relevant committees?

Senate to cut funding for oversight panels

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:12 PM

Sen Ralph Recto says the Senate is discussing funding only 24 out of 35 oversight committees which duplicate the functions of regular committees

'PRUDENT SPENDING.' Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says the Drilon leadership is discussing funding only 20 to 24 out of the 35 oversight committees to ensure savings. Photo by Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal

Drilon is Senate President again

Jul 22, 2013 - 10:40 AM

UPDATE The staunch Aquino ally leads the Senate at a time of controversy and bitter rivalries

'BIG MAN' ON TOP. Sen Franklin Drilon (C) takes his oath as Senate President during the Senate's first session for the 16th Congress, July 22, 2013. Sen Paolo Benigno Aquino (R) gives the oath.

Pia Cayetano for Majority Leader?

Jul 10, 2013 - 9:00 PM

Sen Pia Cayetano admits she and Sen Franklin Drilon talked about her becoming Majority Leader

IN TALKS. Sen Pia Cayetano tells Rappler that she and likely Senate President Frank Drilon are in talks about the possibility that she will become Majority Leader.

Sotto on NP Senate leaders: Anyare?

Jun 25, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Sen Tito Sotto says the Liberal Party not the Nacionalista Party should hold key posts in the Senate

EYEBROW RAISING. Sen Vicente "Tito" Sotto III questions NP senators' bid for Senate posts, saying it is the ruling Liberal Party that should hold key positions in the chamber. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Bong on tandem with Bongbong: Why not?

Jun 24, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Is a 2016 tandem between Senators Bong Revilla and Bongbong Marcos in the works?

EYEING 2016. Sen Bong Revilla admits he is already preparing for 2016, including a possible tandem with Sen Bongbong Marcos but adds, "It's too early." File photo from Senate PRIB

Rappler Newscast | June 6, 2013

Jun 06, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Sotto resigns as Senate Majority Leader Dinagat congresswoman: narrow win in province shows Ecleos influence North and South Korea agree to talks

Sotto on being majority leader: Ayoko na nga

Jun 06, 2013 - 3:55 PM

UPDATE Sen Vicente Tito Sotto says he s sympathizing with Sen Juan Ponce Enrile who resigned the Senate presidency

Drilon on Senate funds: I’ve been fair

May 27, 2013 - 11:25 AM

The likely Senate President says he stands on his record of fairness in the distribution of Senate funds

'RELATIVE TERM.' Sen Franklin Drilon will not say whether or not Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile was fair in selectively releasing Senate funds. He only said he stands on his own record of fairness when he was Senate President. File photo from Senate PRIB

Senate President Drilon? It's all set, says LP

May 22, 2013 - 9:27 AM

Negotiations on committee positions began Tuesday May 21

WATCHING THE SENATORS. Sen Franklin Drilon has offered advice to the senatorial slate throughout the campaign as Team PNoy's campaign manager. Photo by Rappler.