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President Duterte also asks Congress to declare a 'national emergency' and grant him at least 18 powers, including a takeover of private businesses. Senate President Sotto says they won't grant emergency powers.
'Hindi kami nanghihingi ng pera. Magbabayad kami ng buwis. Pero huwag mo naman sabihin sa amin na magbayad kami 2 araw matapos ang quarantine na in-impose niyo,' says Congressman Joey Salceda
No less than Senate President Vicente Sotto III is preparing the petition raising the need for Senate concurrence in ending treaties
'Meron tayong kasabihan eh. If you want to defeat an enemy, know the enemy. Ano ba itong virus na ito?' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III before showing the video that does not cite any official information or sources
Senate President Vicente Sotto has filed a bill that seeks to prohibit the unsupervised use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices
In November 2019, Sotto proposed to remove the P225 million budget specifically allocated to buy 300,000 contraceptive implants
The NBI says it is aware the former Comelec chief is in the US, and that 'they are studying their next move'
'As far as I know, pride is still one of the 7 deadly sins,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III on a DepEd memo inviting schools to observe LGBTQ+ Pride Month every June
Senate President Vicente Sotto III questions the ruling of the Food and Drug Administration that Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacient
(UPDATED) 'This travesty of justice is condemnable!' Senate President Vicente Sotto seethes on Twitter, following reports that the Bureau of Corrections released convicts in high-profile cases
Senator Risa Hontiveros also tells President Rodrigo Duterte to 'go after those small town lottery franchises fronting for jueteng, strongly regulate Chinese online gambling, and stop recycling corrupt officials'
(3rd UPDATE) Despite initial reports of neophytes wanting a change in leadership, the old leaders remain: Juan Miguel Zubiri as Majority Leader, Ralph Recto as Senate President Pro-Tempore, and Franklin Drilon as Minority Leader
(UPDATED) Former Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo remained the least appreciated and trusted top Philippine official in her final week as a public official, according to a Pulse Asia survey
Vice President Leni Robredo's net satisfaction rating jumps to a 'good' +42 in March from a 'moderate' +27 in December 2018
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the number of senators 'may be reduced' to 22 when the Senate resumes session in November
(UPDATED) Senate leaders say President Duterte holds the 'key' since he himself supports the abolition of the graft-ridden Road Board
(4th UPDATE) In a resolution, the Senate 'strongly' urges the MMDA to 'conduct public consultations' and provide 'real solutions to Metro Manila congestion'
While senators are united against having a reenacted budget next year, it is not enough, as House approval is needed
The Senate President has yet to name those who 'benefited' from irregularities in the 2016 elections, but a YouTube video thumbnail appears to implicate 4 opposition senators
'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
Experts tell Rappler it is the Senate's 'patriotic duty' to protect the Philippines' territorial integrity as China militarizes the South China Sea
(5th UPDATE) 'The rape of Pepsi Paloma' and 'Was Pepsi Paloma murdered?' written by United States-based columnist Rodel Rodis are no longer available on Inquirer.net
But former health secretary Janette Garin denies the allegation, saying the government has continuously funded the nationwide Barangay Health Stations project
(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
(UPDATED) Opposition Senator Leila de Lima says she is grateful to Senate President Vicente Sotto III's for visiting her and hearing her out
Senators are torn on whether the Senate can still adopt the resolution expressing its sentiment against the quo warranto petition
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(UPDATED) 'They will [take it down]... because it's fake news. It's [the] original fake news,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
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(UPDATED) The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines denounces Sotto's request, saying it is a 'brazen attempt to suppress freedom of the press and of expression'
'Baka nagkataon lang 'yan. 100 million ang Pilipino, ilan ang pari sa buong Pilipinas?' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
(UPDATED) 'Some are worried about China, about the economy, when the real enemy is drug dependency. There is one or at least affected by one in every Filipino family,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
'What if a hundred Chinese military aircraft suddenly request to refuel simultaneously? We might all wake up a colony again, this time by China,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
New Senate President Vicente Sotto III is the most senior member of the chamber yet criticisms against him abound. What has he done in his two decades in the Senate?
Senate President Vicente Sotto III refers to the Philippine national anthem as 'Bayang Magiliw,' instead of its actual title, 'Lupang Hinirang'
'I’m not running in 2019. My term ends in 2022. I will be able to help those who we feel would be assets to the Senate,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler
Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler the Nationalist People's Coalition has decided to support a coalition of candidates, which they will finalize soon
Rappler talks to Senate President Vicente Sotto III about his plans for the Senate, his stand on critical issues, the longest noontime show Eat Bulaga, and how he handles criticisms
We should not interfere with [the] judiciary. I believe that because I don't want the judiciary to interfere with us,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler
'If the administration is pushing something for our countrymen, we will support it. If we feel it is not, then it is not…I think we can work with each other,' Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells Rappler
The Senate seeks to pass the bill on final reading before Congress adjourns sine die on June 2, in time for President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address
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After Vicente Sotto III's election as Senate president, some Filipinos remind the public about the controversies he got involved in before. But others say Sotto, as the most senior member of the Senate, deserves the post.
Sotto says he will take a break from the country's longest-running noontime television show, given his new role at the Senate
(UPDATED) Vicente Sotto III, who takes over from Aquilino Pimentel III, says he is 'deeply humbled and sincerely grateful' for the opportunity to lead the Senate 'at this critical and challenging time'
(3rd UPDATE) Aquilino Pimentel III nominates Vicente Sotto III as his successor, saying, 'This is an example of a peaceful and willing transfer of power in the Senate'
(UPDATED) Senators expect Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III to provide the kind of protective leadership that Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III failed to show when his party mate, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, attacked the Senate
Human Rights Watch tells Philippine Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III that international groups have been speaking up about sexual violence in India
This change in Senate leadership could happen within the year, possibly in July or in October, when Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III files his certificate of candidacy for reelection
When asked if Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III will step down once he files his certificate of candidacy for the 2019 elections, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says there have been discussions 'to that effect'