Marcos: Congress can still pass BBL if House has quorum to approve it

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said Congress may still be able to approve the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law if the House of Representatives can muster a quorum to tackle its own version of the bill. In a press statement, Marcos, chairman of the Senate...

CA confirms appointments of DILG chief Sarmiento, Comelec chair Bautista

MANILA, Sept 22 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Appointments on Tuesday confirmed the appointments of Interior Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento and Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista. This was after two CA panels, in separate hearings earlier in the day,...

Poe urges DOJ: Expedite probe report on Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Amid differing findings by various bodies conducting probes into the Mamasapano incident, Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday  urged the Department of Justice to expedite the completion of its investigation report. “Given the differing findings of fact, it is...

Senators stand by report on Mamasapano clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The leaders of the Senate committees which looked into the bloody Mamasapano clash stood by their report Monday amid the ‘concern’ aired by the Commission on Human Rights. Senator Grace Poe, head of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, said...

Bam Aquino, 13 others seek clarification, amendments to Senate report on Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite agreeing with majority of the observations in the Senate committee report on the Mamasapano clash, including President Benigno Aquino III being ultimately responsible over the incident, Senator Bam Aquino felt some parts of the report went beyond the...

Enrile seeks SC help vs. suspension

MANILA, Oct 7 (Mabuhay) – Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile, charged with graft and plunder in connection with the alleged pork barrel scam, has asked the Supreme Court to stop his suspension from office. In a 47-page petition, Enrile asked the SC to issue a status quo...

Jinggoy bail hearing canceled as Luy’s blood pressure shoots up

MANILA, Sept 23 (Mabuhay) – The bail hearing of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada over plunder and graft charges in connection with the alleged pork barrel scam was canceled Tuesday after whistleblower Benhur Luy complained of nausea and dizziness. Justice Roland Jurado of the Sandiganbayan...

Drilon to senators: Set aside 2016 and work together to renew Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday asked his colleagues to set aside politics and work together to renew the Senate amid the controversies it is facing. “My dear colleagues, let us set aside 2016 and work hand in hand for the rebirth of the Senate,”...