Serge Osmena - updates

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In Cebu, Serge Osmeña hits part of TRAIN law before Angara

Mar 31, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Senatorial candidate Sergio Osmeña III says he will move to scrap the fuel excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law

BROTHERS. Senatorial bet Sergio Osmena III joins his brother Tomas, who is the reelectionist Cebu City mayor, at the proclamation party of the regional party BOPK. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Priority bills of Senate bets cover death penalty, tax suspension

Dec 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Eight senatorial hopefuls discuss the priority bills they would push for should they win in the 2019 elections

PRIORITIES. Senatorial aspirants Gary Alejano, Serge Osmeña, Francis Tolentino, Juan Ponce Enrile, Chel Diokno, Bam Aquino, Bato dela Rosa, and JV Ejercito joins CNN Philippines senatorial debate on December 2, 2018. File photos by Rappler

Senate bets on labor issues: End 'endo,' gender discrimination

Dec 02, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the government must set an example by regularizing its own contractual hires

Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Enrile, Osmeña back China oil deal; Alejano says it's a trap

Dec 02, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Serge Osmeña cite China's military might to justify backing the oil and gas deal between Manila and Beijing

DEALS SIGNED. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping declare their joint press statements following the successful expanded bilateral meeting on November 20, 2018. File photo by Malacañang

Serge Osmeña to vote for divorce bill if he wins Senate seat

Nov 29, 2018 - 4:06 PM

'We already have annulment, we already have legal separation because we don't like to call it divorce. Let's just call it divorce and complete the cycle already,' says the senatorial candidate

DIVORCE. Senatorial candidate Serge Osmeña favors the passage of a divorce bill.

#TheLeaderIWant: Serge Osmeña on eyeing a Senate comeback in 2019

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Former senator Serge Osmeña talks to Rappler about his platform, priorities, and the challenges he's facing as a senatorial candidate

Serge Osmeña to run for senator in 2019

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Asked why he decided to run again, former senator Sergio Osmeña III tells Rappler: 'People have been pressing me to run'

The last session: Serge Osmeña leaves the building

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Senator Serge Osmeña III three time senator self proclaimed liberal martial law detainee 14th in the senatorial race speaks to Rappler reporter Patricia Evangelista on what it means to say goodbye

LAST SESSION. Senator Sergio Osmeña III in his office before his last senate session. Photo by Patricia Evangelista

What surveys failed to predict in the Senate race

May 19, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Pre election polls do not capture outcomes for Serge Osmeña Joel Villanueva and Francis Pangilinan

SENATE BETS. (Left to right) Senator Serge Osmena, former TESDA chief Joel Villanueva, and former senator Francis Pangilinan.

Drilon tops senatorial race in ABS-CBN poll

May 04, 2016 - 11:31 AM

One out of every 3 registered voters has a complete Senate slate for May 9 according to the latest ABS CBN survey conducted by Pulse Asia

NUMBER ONE. Senator Franklin Drilon tops the latest ABS-CBN survey conducted by Pulse Asia. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Poe seeks Osmeña's help, Grace-Chiz deny rift

Apr 22, 2016 - 1:21 PM

When a friend asks for some tips I tend to help says Senator Serge Osmeña when asked why he decided to help Grace Poe again

HOMESTRETCH. Presidential bet Grace Poe seeks the help of her mentor, Senator Sergio Osmeña III, to help her in the homestretch of her campaign.

Bangladesh Bank heist, Bradley on Pacquiao, Facebook | 12PM wRap

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:35 PM

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PH crime, Kidapawan violence, Kolkata disaster | 6PM wRap

Apr 01, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Brussels blasts, Pulse Asia survey, CA on Binay | 6PM wRap

Mar 22, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

US elections, Bangladesh bank heist, Salonga tribute | 12PM wRap

Mar 16, 2016 - 4:59 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Senatorial polls, Robredo vs Marcos, Comelec | 12PM wRap

Mar 15, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Marcos’ candidacy, HBO on Pacquiao, PH billionaires | 6PM wRap

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Osmeña on 'sick' Miriam: It's just a 4-way presidential race

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The re electionist senator says voting for a sick candidate is very dangerous

Senate passes bill protecting bank clients from closures

Dec 14, 2015 - 7:18 PM

Under the measure the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation would reinforce weak banks even before closure orders

Mar Roxas 'wasting money,' forgetting lessons from 2010

Dec 01, 2015 - 9:34 AM

Senator Serge Osmeña who once headed but later deserted the Aquino Roxas campaign in 2010 says Roxas is also wasting time trying to strengthen ‘local infrastructure’

PRESSING FLESH. Mar Roxas at the inauguration of a new multi purpose center in Payatas, Quezon City. File photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Grace Poe names advisers aside from Chiz Escudero

Nov 05, 2015 - 10:02 AM

The presidential aspirant already has people in mind for her Cabinet She declines to name them but says they are people from her team the opposition and the Aquino Cabinet

ADVISERS. Senator Grace Poe reveals 3 of her advisers, aside from running mate Senator Francis Escudero. Photo by Poe-Escudero Media Bureau

Plagiarism on BSM students' draft essays unlikely – educators

Oct 30, 2015 - 6:37 PM

International Baccalaureate responds to questions of a Senate committee which conducted public hearings on the death of British School Manila student Liam Madamba

Duterte for re-election, Santiago-Marcos 2016, Arroyo’s check-up | 6PM wRap

Oct 15, 2015 - 7:34 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Aurora group demands audit, zero budget for APECO

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:23 PM

The economic zone in Casiguran Aurora sits on indigenous people s ancestral land and has yet to benefit the community 7 years after it was created by law residents say

'WAG PONDOHAN. Members of Task Force Anti-APECO gathered outside the senate to demand the budget of APECO be totally cut. Photo by Gerard Lim/Rappler

Old names top SWS 2016 senatorial poll

Sep 23, 2015 - 5:50 PM

Re electionists and Senate returnees would be elected to the Senate if elections were held today according to the latest SWS survey

SURVEY FRONT-RUNNER. Incumbent Senator Vicente Sotto III leads the SWS's senatorial survey. Rappler file photo

Cebu's convergence road project to boost tourism

Aug 25, 2015 - 1:52 PM

President Aquino tells DPWH that they have more infra projects to complete across the country before his term ends next year

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the project briefing on the major infrastructure projects in the Province of Cebu at the Equipment Management Division of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VII in Sergio Osmena Boulevard corner V. Sotto, Cebu City on Monday (August 24, 2015). Also in photo are Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya, Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III and Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson. (Photo by Marcelino Pascua / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)

Leni Robredo an 'easy sell,' can beat Chiz Escudero

Aug 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Senator Serge Osmeña says the Camarines Sur representative will be a very big plus for administration bet Mar Roxas who is struggling in the surveys

Osmeña on Poe, SC blasts Knights of Rizal, open school system | 12PM wRap

Jul 22, 2015 - 12:26 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Poe is running for president, says Osmeña

Jul 22, 2015 - 7:54 AM

Right now if I were in her position I would not run under LP but I would welcome their endorsement

'ANSWER ALLEGATIONS.' Senator Grace Poe challenges Vice President Binay to answer corruption allegations against him. File photo from Poe's Facebook page

Osmeña to Poe: Serve as VP before running for president

Jul 15, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Osmeña says running for vice president with the ruling Liberal Party is a safer fight for Poe

[Bodymind] Where's the impartiality, Senator Osmeña?

Jul 14, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Did you purposely want the hearing to descend into a circus of partiality and lack of transparency of purpose?

'PLAGIARISM HAPPENS.' Senator Sergio Osmeña III presides the Senate hearing on the death of British School Manila student Liam Madamba. Photo by Romy Bugante/Senate PRIB

Who's who in the 2016 senatorial surveys

May 06, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Incumbent returning senators top the surveys on the 2016 senatorial elections

Sotto, Lacson still lead senatorial poll

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:47 PM

Sotto and Lacson also led Pulse Asia s November 2014 survey of senatorial preferences indicating unchanged voter choices in March 2015

LEADING THE PACK. Senator Tito Sotto and Rehabilitation Secretary Ping Lacson top the recent Pulse Asia survey for senatorial preferences for the 2016 polls.

Jolo Revilla condition, Mamasapano bomb factory, Roach on Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:47 PM

A family spokesman says Jolo Revilla’s condition is deteriorating The military captures an explosives factory in Maguindanao Freddie Roach will lock down Pacquiao’s training gym

Secret Senate sessions: Aiding laws or cover-ups?

Feb 21, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Senators and longtime staff explain that while state secrets are protected much of what is discussed in executive session ends up as policy and public knowledge

UNDER SCRUTINY. Senators are set to hold another public hearing on the Mamasapano clash, after 3 closed-door meetings accused of being a cover-up. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

MILF returns weapons, Binay allies, Tubbataha damage | The wRap

Feb 18, 2015 - 8:03 PM

MILF returns 16 firearms seized from the SAF Senators say the Vice President’s allies may be liable for money laundering The United States pays the Philippines for Tubbataha reef damages

Anti-coin hoarding bill exempts piggy bank users

Dec 12, 2014 - 12:30 PM

Senate Bill 2452 targets individuals and syndicates engaged in the large scale hoarding and exportation of coins says Senator Serge Osmeña

Senate to begin hearings on Aquino's additional powers

Sep 24, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Senate committee on energy chairman Senator Sergio Osmeña III says he will also conduct technical working group meetings during the break

CHAIRMAN: Senator Sergio Osmeña III chairs the Senate committee on energy. Rappler file photo

Business groups to participate in energy reserve program

Sep 14, 2014 - 8:49 PM

Senator Serge Osmeña says the President may no longer need emergency powers to solve the looming power crisis if the Interruptible Load Program becomes successful

POWER SUPPLY. A service vehicle drives past the head office of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), 14 January 2003 in Manila, the flagship of the business group of the influential Lopez family in the Philippines. Meralco is marking its centennial this year but the Lopez group of companies, which include light, water and entertainment firms, is still trying to recover from the effects of the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis. AFP PHOTO/Romeo GACAD

‘Give Lacson powers over Yolanda rehab fund’

Aug 04, 2014 - 7:16 PM

That way he can go back to how agencies used the money whether it went to the right purpose or not one senator says a day after the rehab adviser said he might resign

Rappler Newscast | July 24, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:18 PM

Abad faces senate gets grilled over DAP Taiwanese airline crashes 48 dead Air Algerie loses contact with plane over Africa

After DAP, Congress to clarify meaning of savings

Jul 24, 2014 - 7:16 PM

Varying interpretations on the meaning of savings have formed part of the differences in opinion between the executive branch and the Supreme Court

LESSON LEARNED. Senate finance committee chairman Francis Escudero says the Senate will put clearer definitions of "savings" in the 2015 budget as a lesson from the DAP controversy.

Serge: Aquino handling of DAP 'lousy, childish'

Jul 23, 2014 - 11:02 AM

He doesn’t have a good feedback mechanism He tends to have a cordon sanitaire who are afraid to tell him the truth says Aquino s 2010 campaign manager

Confirmation limbo: Long but futile process?

Jun 21, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Is the Commission on Appointments still relevant with year long delays in a confirmation process that has become whimsical and political?

‘Revilla speech effective for sympathetic Filipinos’

Jun 10, 2014 - 5:56 PM

Senators say they gave Revilla his one day goodbye out of tradition and courtesy Revilla s staff say he offered his song to the 20 million who voted for him

'TRADITION, COURTESY.' Senators say these are the reasons they allowed Senator Bong Revilla to use the privilege hour to express his sentiments and play a music video. File photo

Serge on CA 'plot' to confirm Soliman: Just following rules

Jun 05, 2014 - 3:59 PM

Senator Osmeña denies Senator Santiago s accusation against the Commission on Appointments advises her not to be confrontational with her colleagues Dito sa Senado lambingan

WHY BLAME? Senator Serge Osmeña says Drilon and administration allies just enforced the CA rule that Santiago cannot object to Soliman's confirmation on the last session day. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Osmeña: Petilla CA delay is message to Palace

Jun 05, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Senator Serge Osmeña says if the Palace wants Petilla confirmed it will have to work on developing a long term plan for the country s energy sector

'FIX POWER.' Senator Serge Osmeña says delaying the confirmation of Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla is his way of telling Malacañang to fix the power problem. Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Spare us the graphic Napoles details

May 24, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Why is the Makati Hospital doctor of Janet Napoles providing private intimate information about his patient? And why did the Senate blue ribbon committee postpone its hearing on the Malampaya Fund scam?

PRIVATE INFORMATION. Too much information is being shared by Napoles' doctors which make even the media uncomfortable

Osmeña: Releasing Napoles list was for transparency

May 20, 2014 - 7:03 PM

Senator Serge Osmeña says he is willing to apologize to Senator JV Ejercito for the release of the Napoles list even as he defended the decision

'NO MALICE.' Senator Serge Osmeña says Senator TG Guingona meant no malice in releasing the Napoles list. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Did you say 'De Lima for senator'?

May 17, 2014 - 9:03 PM

The woman who entertained Napoles’ tell all offer is now in the hot seat for going out of her way to meet the alleged corruption mastermind for 5 hours And by the way what is Ping Lacson up to?

FOR THE SENATE? Does the justice secretary harbor senatorial ambitions?