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19 senators call for protection of Senate speeches amid Trillanes case

Mar 21, 2018 - 5:44 PM

'The Senate must thwart any attempt to diminish its members' constitutionally guaranteed right to parliamentary immunity,' 19 senators say in filing Senate Resolution No. 697

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs headed by Sen. Panfilo Lacson on March 6, 2017 investigating the existence of the Davao Death Squad.

FULL TEXT: Hontiveros asks justice secretary Aguirre to resign

Sep 11, 2017 - 4:16 PM

In a privilege speech opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros details Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II s unethical conduct

SMS MESSAGE. Senator Risa Hontiveros shows the photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II phone screen during a privilege speech on September 11, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Gwen Garcia wants House probe into viral drug raid at Cebu jail

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:45 PM

House Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia says the Cebu provincial jail turned from epic jail to epic fail under Governor Hilario Davide III

DAVIDE'S FAULT? Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia condemns the recent jail inspection that required Cebu inmates to strip naked. Screengrab from

Barbers wants Pichay probed for corporate identity theft, graft, illegal mining

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:45 PM

Pichay denies Barbers allegations calling them utter lies without basis which are motivated by partisan politics

THE ACCUSER. Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers delivers a privilege speech against Surigao del Sur 1st District Representative Prospero Pichay Jr on November 14. Screengrab from HReps website

FULL TEXT: 'Failing the test of history' – Hontiveros on Marcos burial

Nov 09, 2016 - 10:32 AM

It is our duty as senators as Filipinos as students of history to stand against this travesty and say – as has been said before – never again

Photo from Senate PRIB

FULL TEXT: De Lima's privilege speech on her ouster

Sep 20, 2016 - 4:33 PM

We must remember that all power no matter how seemingly absolute is fleeting What is permanent is truth and justice

Senator Leila De Lima

Death by hanging? Pacquiao jokes, 'Sisipain lang po 'yung upuan'

Aug 08, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Senator Francis Pangilinan calls out neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao for making light of the death penalty Pacquiao immediately apologizes for his mistake

NOT FUNNY. Neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao jokes about death penalty. This, however, did not sit well with Senator Francis Pangilinan who urges the new senator to be more sensitive next time. Photo by Wendell Alinea

Pacquiao's 1st privilege speech: God is for death penalty

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:40 PM

I am convinced that God is not just a God of mercy but he is also a God of justice neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao says in his privilege speech

PRIVILEGE SPEECH. Neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao delivers his 1st privilege speech and pushes for the restoration of the death penalty. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

FULL TEXT: De Lima's privilege speech on extrajudicial killings

Aug 02, 2016 - 5:44 PM

We have to continue opposing the murder of the innocents as well as that of the suspects In the campaign against criminality we cannot applaud criminal methods

Duterte on Marcos, Bam vs Bongbong, Apple | 12PM wRap

May 24, 2016 - 1:18 PM

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Tweets call Cayetano speech 'inane,' 'very well said'

Mar 11, 2015 - 9:48 PM

Senator Alan Cayetano says the proposed Bangsamoro law should not be passed unless the MILF first surrenders all its firearms Twitter users react

Bong Revilla, Dear Leader

Jun 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM

The man who sang a song on the senate floor is a man who knows it is love that will set the nation free Revilla is a man ahead of his time a prophet whose virtues are made stronger by the mockery of his own people

#PugadBaboy: Kapitan Kidlat

Jun 13, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Revilla on music video: Not showbiz, that’s my heart

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:20 PM

Senator Revilla says he understands that people exposed to the negative publicity about him will feel angry but he asks netizens to allow him to defend himself in court

'NOT ACTING.' Senator Bong Revilla says his privilege speech and music video were heartfelt and 'not showbiz.' Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Jinggoy Estrada dismays netizens

Jun 11, 2014 - 7:02 PM

With Twitter users already angry over Sen Bong Revilla’s speech Sen Estrada had a lot to prove if he wanted to win over the public

Jinggoy: Ombudsman biased, violates rights

Jun 11, 2014 - 6:43 PM

I am very sure that what the Ombudsman really wants is not speedy trial but a speedy convicting court Senator Estrada says in his third privilege speech to deny his involvement in the pork barrel scam

SEE YOU IN COURT. Although accusing the Ombudsman of bias in filing plunder charges against him, Senator Estrada says he will defend himself in court. Rappler photo

HIGHLIGHTS: Senator Jinggoy Estrada privilege speech | June 11, 2014

Jun 11, 2014 - 2:09 PM

Watch Senator Jinggoy Estrada s privilege speech on the Senate s last session day

‘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

Palace shares netizens’ view on Bong Revilla speech

Jun 10, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The overwhelming trend is negative and we agree with our bosses says Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr

Screengrab from Rappler live stream

WATCH: 'Salamat, Kaibigan' by Senator Bong Revilla

Jun 10, 2014 - 1:01 PM

Exposé on the pork barrel scam? Senator Revilla would rather show a music video set to his original song, 'Salamat, Kaibigan.' Watch it here

Rappler Newscast | June 9, 2014

Jun 09, 2014 - 9:43 PM

Bong Revilla privilege speech turns into a show Pakistani Taliban storm Karachi Airport Manny Pacquiao named PBA head coach of KIA franchise

HIGHLIGHTS: Senator Bong Revilla privilege speech | June 9, 2014

Jun 09, 2014 - 5:08 PM

Watch Senator Bong Revilla s privilege speech live on Rappler

Revilla privilege speech turns into a show

Jun 09, 2014 - 4:48 PM

The senator uses his much awaited privilege speech to say he will answer pork barrel plunder charges in court He instead thanks God his family political mentors and colleagues and unveils a music video

PDAF 'LIST.' Senator Ramon Revilla Jr's much-awaited 'revelation' on the pork barrel scam on June 9, 2014, turns out to be a list of people he is thankful to in his political career. Screengrab from Rappler live stream

Full Text: Jinggoy on 'polluted' witnesses Cunanan, Tuason

Mar 13, 2014 - 12:58 AM

In a privilege speech on March 12 Senator Estrada exposes that Cunanan travelled often and Tuason acquired properties when they got PDAF kickbacks

EMBATTLED. Senator Jinggoy Estrada delivers a privilege speech on March 12, 2014. Screenshot from Rappler footage

Sotto: Legalizing marijuana evil, disaster

Feb 19, 2014 - 6:46 PM

The former Dangerous Drugs Board head says: You don’t declare a nuclear bomb legal just because a small component of it can be used to light up your house

[Bodymind] To the advisers of Senator Bong Revilla

Feb 01, 2014 - 1:15 PM

Are you the same ones who told him it was okay to treat us like idiots as well?

'BOY TANGO.' Revilla calls President Aquino "Boy Tango" for supposedly refusing to answer his claims about the secret impeachment meetings, and using Benhur Luy to accuse his father of involvement in the pork barrel scam. File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/Senate PRIB

Palace: Aquino made no impeachable offense

Jan 22, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Malacañang has yet to identify pressure groups that supposedly tried to influence senator judges during the trial of former chief justice Renato Corona

Palace: Revilla meeting not meant to influence Corona trial

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:15 PM

Presidential spokesman Coloma says the President only wanted to verify with Revilla if interest groups were pressuring him to acquit the Chief Justice in 2012

Revilla hits Aquino for ‘crooked justice’

Jan 20, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Playing on the administration s tuwid na daan slogan the senator says the President intervened in the Corona trial and may do the same in the pork barrel case

'BOY PICK-UP.' Senator Bong Revilla calls Interior Secretary Mar Roxas "Boy Pick-up," saying he personally drove senators to Malacañang so the President can convince them to convict Corona in 2012. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

De Lima forms task force to probe Enrile

Dec 20, 2013 - 11:25 AM

The justice secretary orders a probe into Enrile s alleged crimes as detailed in a privilege speech of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

Miriam: Why didn’t senators strike out Enrile speech?

Dec 06, 2013 - 1:59 PM

Do they mean that Enrile is allowed to insult me on a personal level but I am prohibited from paying him back in his own coin? she says

Serge on Miriam speech: Totally unparliamentary

Dec 05, 2013 - 7:13 PM

Osmeña will move to strike out Santiago s speech from the Senate records calling it way out of line

VIDEO: Miriam: Enrile a liar, womanizer, king of corrupt politics

Dec 04, 2013 - 9:32 PM

Santiago asks the justice department to probe Enrile s 7 crimes calling the Senate Minority leader a liar womanizer and the drama king of corrupt politics

Full text: Miriam's 'Navigating the Crimes of the Plunder Mastermind'

Dec 04, 2013 - 6:51 PM

Privilege speech of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago against Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile delivered on Dec 4 2013

Miriam: Womanizer Enrile seduced Gigi Reyes

Dec 04, 2013 - 5:30 PM

She asks the justice chief to probe Enrile for 7 alleged crimes including disappearances during martial law smuggling and under declaration of wealth

HIGHLIGHTS: Senator Miriam Santiago's privilege speech

Dec 04, 2013 - 2:46 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago is set to address the Senate in a privilege speech in response to a scathing privilege speech by Senator Enrile against her

Enrile to Miriam: Just don’t blame me for Yolanda

Dec 03, 2013 - 4:42 PM

The Senate Minority Leader says whatever Santiago’s attacks will be he will no longer retaliate because he has said his piece

Full text: Enrile on Miriam's lies, 'deep-seated animosity'

Nov 27, 2013 - 6:24 PM

Privilege speech of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile delivered on Thursday Nov 7 2013

Enrile: Miriam cuckoo, inane, obsessive hater

Nov 27, 2013 - 5:11 PM

The Senate Minority Leader cites personal reasons for Santiago s deep seated animosity against him The lady senator vows to retaliate on December 4

'BITTER HATER.' Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile devotes his 30-minute privilege speech to denying Santiago's allegations and personally attacking her. Photo by Joe Arazas/Senate Photo Release

Enrile to deliver speech but 'not explosive like Yolanda’

Nov 26, 2013 - 5:13 PM

Named in the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam the former Senate President will deliver a privilege speech on Wednesday to explain why it is a lie

Senators: There was P50M, but not for Corona conviction

Sep 26, 2013 - 4:55 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada says it s impossible his colleagues weren t given the same letter from Drilon notifying them of the P50 million extra fund

NOT JUST ME. Senator Jinggoy Estrada says it's impossible he was the only senator who got the letter from Drilon about the additional P50 milion after Chief Justice Corona's conviction. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Not a bribe, just an ‘appeal’ – Jinggoy

Sep 25, 2013 - 8:45 PM

Senator Estrada says he was approached by a person who even drove him to Malacañang in an effort to get him to vote for the Chief Justice s conviction

CORONA REWARD? Sen Jinggoy Estrada says Drilon wrote a "private and confidential letter memorandum" about the allocation of P50 million for each senator who voted to convict Corona. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Jinggoy: P50M for each convict-Corona vote

Sep 25, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Indicating how the administration misused discretionary funds too he says Drilon released the amount to each senator after they voted to convict the Chief Justice

HIGHLIGHTS: Senator Jinggoy Estrada's privilege speech

Sep 25, 2013 - 5:25 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada gives a privilege speech on the pork barrel scam at the Senate Wednesday September 25 at 3 pm

Enrile offers to quit, but 11 senators reject move

Jan 21, 2013 - 4:14 PM

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile moves to declare the position of Senate President vacant

Sotto: Copying highest form of flattery

Nov 13, 2012 - 10:46 PM

Sotto apologizes to the Kennedys but insists he did not plagiarize RFK bloggers and writers

Crunch time for RH bill

Aug 30, 2012 - 4:32 PM

The window to pass the RH bill is getting smaller But proponents are not giving up

Walang Sugat, da sequel! Starring Tito Sotto

Aug 30, 2012 - 1:25 PM

He is still a senator to all Filipinos regardless of language class and background All Filipinos have the right to hold him to account and demand a proper response to concerns queries and allegations