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The legislature in any society performs the important function of deliberating policies for the people and passing them in the form of statutes. Although the Philippine Legislature was organized only in 1916, it had deep roots in the past.

Long before the Spanish rulers came to the Philippines, the people in their barangays were already governed by a set of rules by their chief. Over the long span of Spanish and American rule, various forms of legislative structures were set up to perpetuate the colonial rulers’ desire to rule the country.
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Senate PublicationsPerformance of the Senate  
17th Congress 1st Regular Session
July 25, 2016 - May 31, 2017 (569 KB)

"Together, we will build a Senate that is independent, responsible, and responsive. A Senate that is a pillar of democracy and the pride of the Filipino people." - Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

Senate Publications(SEPO Budget Notes) Macroeconomic and Fiscal Assumptions of the Proposed 2018 Budget
May 2017 (1.4 MB)

Mirroring the “change is coming” promise of the Duterte administration, the proposed national expenditure program of the Executive for the 2018 is dubbed as “a budget that reforms and transforms”. (SEPO publications)

Senate Publications[STSRO - Taxbits] Tax administration reforms: Enhancing the revenue efforts of the government
July - August 2017 (4.7MB)

The comprehensive tax reform program that is being pushed ardently by President Rodrigo Duterte and his economic managers is anchored on two major reforms – tax policy and tax administration.  (STSRO publications)

STSRO - Primer on Fiscal Incentives in relation to Bills Rationalizing the Fiscal incentives
3rd Revised Edition, 2016 (9MB)

Fiscal incentives are subsidies, tax reliefs and preferential tax treatment that are usually given to registered enterprises and priority sectors to promote and encourage investments and development. (download)

STSRO - Primer on Reforms in Personal and Corporate Income Tax
August 2016 (11MB)

Instituting Progressive Tax Reform and More Effective Tax Collection, Indexing Taxes to Inflation (download)

STSRO - Taxation 101
First Edition, 2016 (21.5MB)

The power of taxation is an inherent and plenary prerogative of the State, its exercise being only limited by the Bill of Rights enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution (download)

August 2016 (738 KB)

A Briefing Summary on the FY 2017 National Budget Prepared for the members of the Senate Finance Committee  (LBRMO publications)

Senate PublicationsLegislative Library Service - Library Update
July - August 2017 (480 KB)

The Senate Library's BIBLIOGRAPHY SERVICE is a bimonthly compilation of books, and other information materials which aims to inform and update the Honorable Senators, their research staff, and the officials and technical staff of the Secretariat of recent additions to the library collections.

President's Corner
Sponsorship Speech of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III  
PSRN 500 – Resolution Expressing the Sense of the Senate to Join the Community of Nations and Parliaments Around the World in Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Democracy

Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City
September 13, 2017


The Senate of the Philippines has always been considered as a “bastion of democracy”, a role that have we fully embraced in our motto for our Centennial celebration, “Senado ng Pilipino: Sandigan ng Demokrasya, Dangal ng Sambayanang Pilipino”.
Live Webcast of Plenary Session
Senate Hearing
Session is adjourned until 3:00 p.m.
Monday, September 25, 2017
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Committee Schedule
Monday, September 25
Blue Ribbon: "P.S. Res. No. 425 – The P6.4 Billion worth of shabu shipment from China, on the possible malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance of the Bureau of..." 9:00 A.M. Session Hall 2/F Left Wing, Senate
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Senate Centennial Painting - Contract of Service for the Senate Centenial Painting »

Senate Disposal Committee - Accomplishment Reports (CY 2010-2016) »

Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) - Accomplishment Report (CY 2011 - 2016) »

Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) - Advisory (Oct. 14-Nov. 2, 2015) »
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CSC to gov’t workers: Update personal data by April 30 (read more)
CS FORM 212 - Personal Data Sheet
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