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Sotto has perfect Senate attendance

Manila, Philippines – Re-elected Sen. Vicente “Tito” C. Sotto III has a perfect attendance in the Senate during the 16th Congress that ended recently.

Senate records showed that Sotto was present in 214 plenary sessions in the past three years. He also had a perfect attendance during the 15th Congress when he was the majority leader.

Senate President Franklin M. Drilon was second to the actor-politician. Drilon was present in all plenary sessions during the last three years or since the time he assumed the post in 2013.

Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan II, a losing vice presidential bet last month, had a near perfect attendance, having been marked absent and late once in all 214 plenary sessions in the past three years.

On the other hand, Sen. Teofisto “TG” L. Guingona III, who lost in his reelection bid, was absent nearly half of the 16th Congress, having been present in only 110 session days and was late 15 times.

Guingona is also the most traveled, having been on official mission 78 times.

Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter S. Cayetano, who is aspiring to become the next Senate President, meanwhile, managed to attend only 137 session days. Cayetano also failed to complete his attendance during the 15th Congress when he was minority leader.

Based on records, Cayetano was on “official mission,” meaning either out of town or out of the country, 67 times.

Next to Cayetano is Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., who managed to attend 146 out of 214 sessions at the Senate. He was marked on official mission 56 times.

Cayetano and Marcos ran for vice president and lost in the recent elections.

Senators who topped the list of arriving after the “roll call” were Serge Osmeña and Antonio F. Trillanes IV and are usually marked on official mission.

Also in the list of “most traveled” senators were Pia Cayetano, Trillanes, and Cynthia Villar with 33 recorded official missions.

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile and Senators Jose “Jinggoy” E. Estrada and Ramon “Bong” B. Revilla Jr. failed to attend Senate sessions when they were practically detained for most of the 16th Congress due to the “pork barrel” fund scam.

They were only present during the first regular session or from July 22, 2013 to June 11, 2014 and in the recorded 83 session days, Estrada had near perfect attendance, having been absent only once.

Enrile was present 72 times but his absences were due to sickness while Revilla was present 71 days.

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who has been battling lung cancer for two years now, was able to attend only five session days since 2013. Miriam still managed to attend to her commitments outside of the Senate, meaning, on official missions, 17 times. (Hannah L. Torregoza)

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  • Mira Lardizaba

    para ka dng si bbm eh lahat kayo janmga pakitang tao, kasi yan ay tungkulin na dpt tlgng anjan ka para nmn mkita na d ka tatamad tamad.. kaso ang tnong nga jan may nagawa ka na ba bukod sa pag pasok mo araw araw? ahahaha..

  • Ariane Sung

    aanhin mo ang complete attendance kung ni isang batas sa senado wala ka manlgn naipasa..

  • Hazel Castro

    atttendance para mapakita lang na kunwari may ginagawa pero ang totoo wala naman talagang ginagawa. Tingnan nyo si BBM pinagmamalaki yung gnawa ng tatay nya eh sya?anong gnawa nya?wala naman puro lang salita

  • Michelle Catacutan

    wala ka mapipili s mga yan sa senado puro pakitang tao pra lng msabi na may nagagagwa sila pero ano? parang bbm style lng dn to si sotto

  • Cecilia Villanueva

    haha si bbm oh palagi na ngang absent, sya pa yung mahilig gumala hahaha ang sarap talaga ng buhay ng mapera

  • Pauline Sy

    kawawa lang kami kung nanalo ka BBM kasi palagi ka lang naman pala magiging absent tapos namumuhay kapa ng maginhawa gamit ang pera namin tsk

  • Myline Pete

    nakakaloka ka BBM gusto mo maging vp tapos gala-gala lang pala ang gusto mo tapos aabsent ka kapag gusto mo haha

  • Anabel Bilon

    ano kaya ang nangyari sa atin kung nahalal yan si BBM. Pupulutin tayo sa kangkungan dahil wala tayong aasahan sakanya dahil malamang nasa ibang bansa sya nagpapasarap ng buhay

  • Sarah Quinto

    nakakalungkot lang dahil bumubuwis tayo na para pangsahod sa kanila tapos absent lang pala ang gagawin nila at malala dito ay si BBM dahil wala naman tayong napapala sa kanya eh

  • Love Aracena

    wag na kayong umasa na magbabago pa yan si bbm dahil laki sa layaw yan eh kaya kung gusto nyang umabsent at gumala wala tayong magagawa nasa kanya pera natin eh lol

  • Fia Lee

    ano yan pataasan ng attendance? pero wala nmn nagawa? naku po! wag ganun!

  • Lyka King

    aanhin mo ang attendance kung wala ka nmn naipasa ni isang batas sa senado? sna d ka nlng pumasok kugn gnun,,

  • Maricar Deguzman

    complete nga may nailatag ba na batas? wala dba? parng si bbm dn yan eh mga walang bilang sa senado..

  • Paula Delas

    walang kwenta ang attendance kung kulang naman ang nagawa mo para sa bayan

  • Shaira Abiona

    hindi naman basehan ang attendance eh hahah, nag papatawa to

  • Micky Lengyo

    perfect nga pero perfect din ba nagawa mo? dont make me laugh

  • Rachel Offemia

    para saan ba ang attendance mo, maliit na basehan lang naman yan.

  • Cherry Ferolina

    paano kaya kung rate natin ang nagawa niya, dinadaan niya na lang sa perfect attendance

  • Elvie Olivares

    Kung perfect attendance siya , e-d dapat pala mas madami siyang proyektong naipapatupad. siguro wala naman eh, pabida lang yan

  • Cass Antonio

    ano ba naman yan parang si bbm lang ang peg ang kapal din ng mukha!

  • Jaikah Ludovice

    tunay nga na makapal ang mukha mo BBM wala kang kwenta at korap!

  • dora curtis

    ikaw na ang tunay na makapal BBM at kurakot na tunay!

  • ERWIN

    Based on records, Cayetano was on “official mission,” meaning either out of town or out of the country, 67 times.

    Next to Cayetano is Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., who managed to attend 146 out of 214 sessions at the Senate. He was marked on official mission 56 times.

    hahahaha. halatang galit sa marcos ang mga nag-comment.

  • Gracie Ponze

    pare parehas lang yan nila bbm, un nga lang perfect s tardy si bbm paano mayaman nmn na talaga sagana s kakurakutan

  • Stephanie Bustos

    naku wag ninyo daanin sa attndce ang taong bayan mga wala nmn kau nagawa

  • Ivy Ferrer

    puro salita lang ang alam nyan ni marcos.wala naman binatbat.

  • Gerald Lopez

    wala naman palang nagawa eh,wag puro yabang BBM! walang halaga ang attendance kung wala naman nagawa!

  • Niko Santos

    aanhin ang attendance kung wala naman nagawa,laos kana BBM kaya tumigil kana!

  • Tin Andes

    wala yan sa attendance sa nagawa yan,present nga pero parati lang naka upo.galing diba?.