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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  
16th Congress 2nd Regular Session
July 28, 2014 - June 10, 2015 (328 KB)

"The Senate must not lose sight of our ultimate goal, which is to provide a better life for each Filipino; a life that is not wanting in choices and opportunities."

- Senate President Franklin M. Drilon   (Download)

Senate Publications(SEPO At A Glance) Philippine Forests  
June 2015 (584 KB)

Forests are among the most valuable natural resources in the Philippines. They provide a range of ecosystem services, ranging from the provision of food crops, livestock and fish to providing recreational experiences. In 2013, the forestry sector contributed PhP5.26 billion (0.12%) to the national gross domestic product (GDP) (2014 Philippine Statistical Yearbook).  (SEPO publications)

Senate PublicationsSTSRO TAX Bits: STSRO collaborates with Navarro Amper for 2015 edition of National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended
October 2015 (5MB)

Literature defines public-private partnership as "a cooperative venture between the public and private sectors, built on the expertise of each partner, that best meets clearly defined public needs through the appropriate allocation of resources, risks and rewards”. (STSRO publications)


Materials for the 2014 Second Meeting of the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee on the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (COCCTRP) (download)

Letter of BIR Commissioner Henares to the COCCTRP dated 12 November 2014   (download)

STSRO - A compilation of selected Supreme Court cases in taxation 2012-2014

Commemorating Senate Tax Study and Research Office's 26th Founding Anniversary (download)

Senate PublicationsLegislative Library Service - Library Update
July - October 2015 (422 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.

Senate PublicationsInstitutional Linkages Service (ILS) - LINKAGES CIRCULAR 

The LINKAGES CIRCULAR is a regular publication of the Institutional Linkages Service. This publication is meant to guide and inform the external clients of the Senate, individuals and organizations, on the bills and resolutions filed/adopted by our Senators, as well as committee reports, which were taken up on the floor during or for a particular week/month/period. (ILS publications)

Museum The Senate Museum

Enclosed in the walls of the Senate museum is a repository of our country's rich legislative tradition, the Philippine Senate's long and illustrious heritage that serves as the bastion of our nation's freedom.

The museum houses materials that show the mandates of the Senate under the Jones Law, and a host of congressional records, bills, resolutions and republic acts.

President's Corner

ASEAN Corporate Governance Conference and Awards
Manila Polo Club
14 November 2015


Thank you very much for your very kind introduction.

Let me formally greet the Chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission Chairperson Teresita J. Herbosa, Chairman Jose Pardo of the Philippine Stock Exchange, and Mr. Datuk Ranjit Singh, Chairman of the Securities Commission of Malaysia. Let me also take this opportunity to greet Mr. James Nugent, Director-General of the Southeast Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank. I also see here my mentor in corporate governance, Mr. Jess Estanislao. Distinguished guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen, a very pleasant evening to all of you.  
Live Webcast of Plenary Session
Senate Hearing
Session is adjourned until 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Committee Schedule
Monday, November 30
- Bonifacio Day -  

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SBN = Senate Bill No.
SRN = Proposed Senate Resolution No.
Journal No. = Journal Session No.
CR No. = Committee Report No.
RA No. = Republic Act No.
Res. No. = Adopted Senate Resolution No.
Ct. Res. No. = Concurrent Resolution No.
Jt. Res. No. = Joint Resolution No.

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