Senate

Joker still Scrooge; Noy a top spender

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Joker Arroyo has retained his title of “Scrooge of Congress” or “Kuripot King” for the ninth straight year for being the thriftiest lawmaker, as reflected in the Commission on Audit (COA) expenses report for 2009.

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Rising from the ashes

Published by rudy Date posted on December 31, 2010

2010 YEARENDER A new administration and a new set of legislators took the helm in 2010, raising hopes that the country would be able to leave the supposedly stained legacy of the immediate past leadership through reforms spelled out by President Benigno Aquino 3rd. Then President Gloria Arroyo, however, would not be denied her place…

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Santiago loses last-ditch bid for blue ribbon panel

Published by rudy Date posted on August 3, 2010

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago made a last-minute bid on Monday to chair the powerful blue ribbon committee. But Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile decided to give the coveted committee to neophyte Senator Teofisto Guingona III, a member of President Aquino’s Liberal Party.

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No panel for Santiago as LP corners postings

Published by rudy Date posted on August 3, 2010

President Aquino’s Senate allies nailed down the more sought after committee leadership posts in the upper chamber in yesterday’s caucus on committee assignments with none going to members of the minority including Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago.

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Noynoy allies corner Senate committees

Published by rudy Date posted on August 3, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has assigned the chairs and members of all but one of the 37 committees, with President Aquino’s allies cornering most of the major committees.

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Senators feud over plum committees

Published by rudy Date posted on August 2, 2010

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has warned that the conflict among the senators over committee chairmanship is making the Senate leadership unstable, a situation which could induce the disgruntled to attempt a coup.

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An incredible feat

Published by rudy Date posted on July 28, 2010

In the first post-Martia Law congressional elections held in 1987, the senatorial candidates of the Cory Aquino administration almost swept the senatorial election.  Only two oppositionists, Joseph Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile, won. Subsequently, Estrada shifted to the majority, leaving Enrile as the only member of the minority.

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Grumblings over committee assignments in Senate

Published by rudy Date posted on July 28, 2010

Senators have started getting committee chairmanships but many of them are grumbling that they are not getting a fair shake from the Senate leadership.

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Senate committee chairmen named

Published by rudy Date posted on July 28, 2010

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd on Tuesday said that the chairmen of almost 90 percent of the Senate permanent committees have been identified. The chairmanship of the finance committee, formerly held by Sen. Edgardo Angara, will go to Sen. Franklin Drilon. Angara will head the committees on science and technology and on education.

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July 30 – World Day
Against Trafficking in Persons

“One life trafficked, one too many!”

 

Invoke Article 33 of the ILO constitution
against the military junta in Myanmar
to carry out the 2021 ILO Commission of Inquiry recommendations
against serious violations of Forced Labour and Freedom of Association protocols.

 

Accept National Unity Government
(NUG) of Myanmar.
Reject Military!

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