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Senators want Duterte to succeed – Pimentel

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.

Members of the Liberal Party and coalition allies have been given the first crack at major committees in the Senate based on the initial list of committee chairmanships released by Sen. Vicente “Tito” C. Sotto III yesterday.

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Senate President Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy“ Estrada has filed a resolution asking the Senate to reopen the investigation into the P35-billion so-called Peace Eradication and Alleviation Certificates (PEACE) bonds controversy.

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Manila, Philippines – The bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA) confirmed yesterday the appointments of Sixto S. Brillantes Jr. and Maria Gracia M. Pulido-Tan as Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Commission on Audit (CoA) chairmen. Their confirmation during the CA’s delayed plenary session presided over by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, CA chairman, was recommended by […]

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