Teofisto Guingona - updates

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LOOK BACK: When the Philippines didn't have a vice president

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Throughout Philippine history there have been several periods when the president didn t have a second in command

LOOK BACK: When the Senate said 'no' to US bases renewal

Sep 16, 2016 - 4:03 PM

The 1991 treaty between the Philippines and the US would have given the US 10 more years at Subic Naval Base – but 12 senators made the historic decision to vote no

SENATE VOTES NO. In 1991, the Philippine Senate rejects a proposal to allow the US 10 more years in the Subic base. Graphic by Nina Martinez, file photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Cynthia Villar, 15 other senators richer in 2015

Jun 18, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Cynthia Villar is the only billionaire among the senators in the 16th Congress – a status she has maintained since she first declared her SALN as senator in 2013

Enrile's Senate farewell: 'Old politicians don't die, they just fade away'

Jun 06, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Aside from Juan Ponce Enrile 8 other senators are leaving the hallowed halls of the Senate after their terms end on June 30

FAREWELL. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile bids farewell to the Senate, where he served for 24 years. Photo by Joe Arazas

Senatorial bets trend on Twitter after end of campaign period

May 09, 2016 - 4:48 AM

Is retweeting considered campaigning?

Marcos, Escudero, Honasan, 2 Senate bets 'anti-health'

May 05, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Health advocacy groups that lobbied for the passage of the sin tax law warn against top leaders who chose to favor the vested interests of a few over protecting public interest

AFTER SIN TAX LAW. Health advocacy groups call Bongbong Marcos, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Ralph Recto, and Tito Sotto as 'anti-health' candidates

Reelectionists, ex-senators still lead Senate race – Laylo survey

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:57 PM

Sotto Pangilinan Recto Drilon Lacson and Zubiri are among the candidates in the winning circle in the latest The Standard Poll

RCBC manager invokes right vs self-incrimination at Senate probe

Mar 15, 2016 - 3:41 PM

RCBC bank manager Maia Santos Deguito says she would only address questions in an executive session which the Senate blue ribbon committee has rejected

INVOKING A RIGHT. Maia Santos-Deguito invokes her right against self-incrimination during a Senate probe March 15, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Admin senatorial bets dominate winners' circle – Laylo survey

Mar 11, 2016 - 10:26 AM

The Standard Poll conducted by Laylo Research Strategies shows that of the 14 probable winners in the Senate race 5 are from the ruling LP while 3 others are guest candidates of the ruling Daang Matuwid coalition

DAANG MATUWID. LP chairman President Benigno Aquino III along with the Daang Matuwid coalition slate in Capiz on February 09, 2016. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Sotto, Lacson keep lead in new SWS survey

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III is among the candidates fighting for the last slots in the Magic 12 as of February

SURVEY LEADERS. Senator Tito Sotto and former Senator Ping Lacson continue to top senatorial polls

LP Senate slate, Binay for re-election, Pacquiao’s plans | 6PM wRap

Oct 12, 2015 - 6:32 PM

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Binay-Honasan 2016, LP Senate slate, Obama on Trump | 12PM wRap

Oct 12, 2015 - 12:14 PM

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Tolentino and the LP: A graceful exit

Oct 07, 2015 - 3:43 PM

But who takes the slot left open by the embattled MMDA chairman?

OUT. MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino is out of the Liberal Party Senate slate. Rappler photo

Guingona takes police, military to task: Lumad's killers roam free

Oct 03, 2015 - 7:44 AM

The PNP and AFP must be able to track [the suspects] down How come other people know where they are and the army and police do not? asks the senator during a hearing in Surigao del Sur

PROBE. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chair of the Senate subcommittee on justice and human rights, leads the probe on Lumad killings in Tandag, Surigao del Sur, on October 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of Alexis Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Lumad kids tell senator: Military makes Manobos kill each other

Oct 01, 2015 - 7:52 PM

Our area is rich in resource It is virgin forest We believe that is the primary reason why they want to kill us one student tells Senator Teofisto Guingona III

SENATE HEARING. Senator Teofisto Guingona III listens on October 1, 2015, to indigenous families who have been terrorized by a para-military group in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Guingona wants Pantawid program beyond Aquino term

Sep 23, 2015 - 8:22 PM

Senate Bill No 2960 seeks to ensure the continuation of DSWD s conditional cash transfer program to improve poverty reduction efforts in the Philippines

Joker Arroyo nephew: Senate has no power of arrest

Aug 27, 2015 - 8:44 PM

Only a judge can issue a warrant of arrest and senators are not judges says Dr Jack Arroyo after the Senate ordered his arrest for snubbing Binay hearings

'NOT JUDGES.' Dr Jack Arroyo says that only judges, not senators, can issue arrest warrants. The Senate ordered Arroyo arrested along with other alleged Binay dummies for skipping Senate hearings. Photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

Guingona hits PhilHealth for 'slow' processing of cases

Jul 23, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Sitting on [cases] for 6 years is simply inexcusable says the chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee

Only eye clinics in NCR monitored for fraud so far

Jul 23, 2015 - 6:11 PM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III asks the health department: How many people have to go blind before we start an honest to goodness nationwide monitoring?

PhilHealth scam: Eye doctors deny fraud allegations

Jul 09, 2015 - 9:42 AM

Can a doctor with a suspended PhilHealth accreditation still perform cataract surgeries? Apparently yes – at least in one clinic in Metro Manila

Harsher law needed to prevent PhilHealth claims fraud – Guingona

Jul 02, 2015 - 7:00 AM

The chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee says there is basis to believe a syndicate is behind questionable PhilHealth claims made by some hospitals and eye clinics

LAW NEEDED. Senator Teofisto Guingona III says there is basis to believe a syndicate is behind the questionable PhilHealth claims made by some hospitals and eye clinics. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Senate to probe questionable PhilHealth claims

Jun 25, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The health department is already investigating highly suspicious benefit payments to PhilHealth accredited health care providers particularly eye centers

Osmeña: British School doctored report on student's 'plagiarism'

Jun 15, 2015 - 8:33 PM

At least two senators say officials of the school where a student committed suicide sanitized an independent panel s report on the incident

'PLAGIARISM.' Senators Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr., Teofisto 'TG' Guingona III, and Sergio Osmeña III on Monday, June 15, listen to school officials of British School Manila. Photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

A political circus named ‘Philippines’

Jun 14, 2015 - 8:26 AM

‘I wanted to be a politician until I realized why real politicians can never win ’

Mindanao senators propose charter change for BBL

May 07, 2015 - 7:18 PM

Better have a second look now at the Constitution in case the Bangsamoro Basic Law cannot be accommodated in the current one

BBL FALLBACK. Senators Koko Pimentel and TG Guingona want charter change to address constitutionality issues surrounding the Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Senate orders arrest of Mayor Binay, 5 others for contempt

Jan 26, 2015 - 2:03 PM

UPDATED Senate blue ribbon committee chair Teofisto Guingona III signs the arrest and detention orders against Mayor Binay who has snubbed hearings on alleged anomalous contracts

Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Guingona to Mayor Binay: Show up or else

Jan 23, 2015 - 10:43 AM

UPDATED The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chairman says it is his final call to Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr and others to appear at the Senate probe on corruption allegations against Vice President Jejomar Binay

Photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Sotto, Lacson top senatorial bets for 2016 – Pulse Asia

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:12 PM

12 more individuals have a statistical chance of winning in the 2016 senatorial polls according to Pulse Asia s November 2014 survey

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

Senate passes extension for HR claims on final reading

Nov 18, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Once Senate Joint Resolution 10 and House Joint Resolution 16 are enacted into law martial law victims can file their claims until May 11 2015

MASS ARRESTS. Martial law led to the arrest of Marcos critics. Photo courtesy of Dr Ferdinand Llanes, from the exhibit of UP Likas

Binay skips Senate, Abu Sayyaf, Pope on annulments | The wRap

Nov 06, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Vice President Binay ignores the Senate’s invitation to address charges The military says the Abu Sayyaf’s cash ransom video may encourage more kidnappings Pope Francis says the system for Church annulments is deeply flawed

Senate to begin probe into Malampaya, Iloilo building

Nov 06, 2014 - 6:32 PM

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will begin its probe into the alleged overpriced Iloilo Convention Center on November 13 and the Malampaya fund scam on December 1

FUND SCAM. The Senate will finally begin its probe on the alleged misuse of Malampaya funds. Photo from Sembcorp Marine

Binay blames Cayetano, Trillanes for Senate no-show

Nov 06, 2014 - 1:29 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay in a letter to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee gives several reasons behind his decision to permanently skip the Senate probe

Guingona on Binay snub: 'Sayang'

Nov 06, 2014 - 11:50 AM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III says it was a missed opportunity for the Vice President to air his side of the issue in the proper forum

'UNFORTUNATE.' Blue Ribbon chair Senator Teofisto Guingona III says it would have been better if Vice President Jejomar Binay appeared at the Senate probe on November 6, 2014. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Trillanes to Binay: Prepare for 6-hour grilling

Nov 05, 2014 - 4:02 PM

If Binay skips the Nov 6 hearing the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee will resume its probe and reveal new information on the corruption allegations the senator says

READY FOR BINAY: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Vice President Jejomar Binay should prepare for at least 6 hours of grilling. Rappler photo

Senate Blue Ribbon to probe Drilon's 'pet project' in Iloilo

Nov 03, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Is the administration being selective in investigating only non allies? Senator Guingona s committee announces it will probe into alleged anomalies in the Iloilo Convention Center project

Rappler file photo

VP Binay 'open' to Senate Blue Ribbon invitation?

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:33 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay has not outrightly rejected the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee invitation to appear at the Senate probe into the alleged overpriced Makati building on November 6

Senate Blue Ribbon invites VP Binay to Nov 6 hearing

Oct 29, 2014 - 10:42 AM

UPDATED Senator Teofisto Guingona III says the letter has been transmitted and received by the Office of the Vice President

FORMAL INVITE. Senate Teofisto Guingona III says the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee invitation was transmitted to Vice President Jejomar Binay on October 29, 2014. Rappler file photo

Senate Blue Ribbon to send invitation to Binay this week

Oct 28, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III says his only reason for stepping in or saying that his committee will invite the Vice President to the Makati probe hearing is to avoid a clash of institutions

MOTHER COMMITTEE: Senate Blue Ribbon committee chairman Senator Teofisto Guingona III

Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to invite Binay to Makati probe

Oct 22, 2014 - 10:28 AM

The chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee assures the Vice President of fair treatment and due respect if he attends the Senate probe In return they expect him to tell nothing but the truth

‘FAIR TREATMENT FOR VP.’ Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, says Vice President Jejomar Binay will be treated fairly if he shows up at his committee’s Senate inquiry on the alleged overpriced Makati building. Rappler file photo

Mayor Binay to seek SC 'injunction or TRO' vs Makati probe

Oct 08, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Makati Mayor Erwin Jejomar Binay Jr will file the petition before the Supreme Court this week says his counsel Claro Certeza

OFF TO THE HIGH COURT: Lawyer Claro Certeza

Binays get no support from Guingona on jurisdiction challenge

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:19 AM

The powers of the sub committee is complete They can do any and all acts which the mother committee can make except in two instances says Blue Ribbon Committee chairman Senator Teofisto Guingona III

CHAIRMAN: Senator Teofisto Guingona III. Rappler file photo

New Senate bill seeks to create new DRRM agency

Oct 02, 2014 - 5:15 PM

The bill filed by Senator Teofisto Guingona III seeks to transform the NDRRMC into a separate government agency responsible for disaster management

BETTER RESPONSE. Senator TG Guingona files Senate Bill 2417 to strengthen the government's response to disasters of bigger magnitude. Rappler file photo.

2-year extension of HR victims' claims pushed in Senate

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:20 PM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III says an extension of the deadline would allow claimants to get what has been guaranteed to them by law

LINING UP. Human rights compensation applicant Leticia Abaquita (R), 82 year old, with claimants from Mariveles, Bataan. Photo by Rick Rocamora

After pork scam, bill requires audit of NGOs

Aug 28, 2014 - 4:35 PM

The proposed law of Senator TG Guingona sets a strict accreditation and validation process for NGOs and POs to access public funds

LEGISLATIVE REFORM. Senate blue ribbon committee chairman TG Guingona files a bill to prevent bogus NGOs from accessing government funds. File photo from Guingona's Facebook Page

Senate probe into Malampaya fund scam set for September

Aug 26, 2014 - 8:41 PM

Senator Teofisto Guingona III says Senate will conduct a hearing on how Janet Lim Napoles got to hold of P900M in agrarian reform fund on September 25

PROBE. The Senate will resume its probe on the alleged misuse of Malampaya funds. Photo from Sembcorp Marine

Guingona, 10 other senators richer in 2013

May 24, 2014 - 9:06 AM

Among incumbent senators Guingona records the highest increase in net worth in 2013 – more than double the amount of his 2012 net worth

Abad, Alcala, 12 senators in signed Napoles list

May 15, 2014 - 4:45 PM

4th UPDATE The Senate has given Justice Secretary Leila de Lima until next week to submit the affidavit of alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

Guingona and De Lima

Senate to meet on Napoles list

May 09, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Senator TG Guingona Senate blue ribbon chair makes the announcement on Twitter weeks after his colleagues called for the release of the list

Revilla to Guingona: Compel release of list or resign

May 06, 2014 - 5:36 PM

I challenge the chairman of the blue ribbon committee to compel oblige Secretary De Lima to release the Napoles list Revilla says

'FORCE RELEASE.' Senator Bong Revilla challenges the Senate blue ribbon committee to compel the release of the list of lawmakers Napoles implicated. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Ex-senators hit 'lack of transparency' in PH-US military deal

Apr 27, 2014 - 6:35 PM

Guingona Saguisag and Tañada say the deal must undergo Senate deliberations