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Senators back martial law

The Senate majority bloc led by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III expressed yesterday their support for the controversial martial declaration in Mindanao by President Duterte.

Top security and defense officials will appear before the Senate tomorrow afternoon to explain the basis of President Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao, Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III said yesterday.

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Sen. Risa Hontiveros yesterday slammed Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III for his sexist remarks against solo mothers.

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Sotto hits EU meddling in war vs drugs

Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” C. Sotto III said yesterday that the European Union has no moral right meddling with the Philippines’ war on drugs as he defended President Duterte’s approach in dealing with the illicit drug trade.

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Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III has called for an emergency meeting to discuss President Duterte’s proposal to postpone this year’s barangay elections.

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Incoming Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III expressed confidence yesterday that the relations of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the Senate will be smooth despite Duterte’s warning to Congress not to be a hindrance to his campaign to rid the country from the tentacles of the multi-billion-peso illegal drug trade and other criminal activities.

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