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Why Robredo wasn’t in New Year reception

President Duterte did not invite Vice President Leni Robredo to the New Year reception in Malacañang to prevent an awkward situation with his political opponent, according to a Palace official.

The Senate’s deliberation on the various proposals to revise the 1987 Constitution is expected to gain momentum next year when Congress resumes sessions on Jan. 16, 2017, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said.

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President Duterte plans to submit his final, validated narco list to the National Security Council within the week.

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The Senate said yesterday that the House of Representatives cannot dictate them on what to do with Sen. Leila M. de Lima, who faces arrest if she decides to ignore the show cause order issued by congressmen directing her to explain why she should not be held in contempt for advising former lover and aide Ronnie Dayan to stay away from the legislative inquiry on the alleged New Bilibid Prisons drug trade.

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Bongbong lauds High Court ruling

Former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. yesterday thanked the Supreme Court for allowing the burial of his father President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

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Probe on violent dispersal of anti-US rallyists called

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III asked yesterday the police leadership to investigate the alleged violent dispersal of demonstrators in front of the US Embassy in Manila last Wednesday.

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