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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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17th Congress 3rd Regular Session
July 23, 2018 - June 7, 2019 (519 KB)

Of Gratitude and Productiveness by Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III

My esteemed colleagues, the Senate of the 17th Congress is a tale of two Senate Presidents. I was preceded by the young bar topnotcher and politically—pedigreed Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III whose term commenced in July 2016. It was historic and the first time that a father-and-son team served as Senate Presidents. I even served for his father. He was as good as his father.


Senate PublicationsLRS Reports: Pioneering Women of the Senate
March 2019 (671 KB)

In celebration of women’s month, the Senate pays tribute to the pioneering women of the Philippine Senate. The entry of women in Philippine politics was made possible with Article V, Section 1 of the 1935 Constitution which provides that:  (LRS publications)



Senate Publications(SEPO - Policy Brief) Addressing a National Health Threat: The Philippine HIV Epidemic
August 2018 (1.26 MB)

Almost four decades since modern medicine became aware of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)1 in the early 1980s, the world is still grappling with the dreaded disease to this day. Globally, there are an estimated total of 76.1 million infections, 35 million deaths and 36.7 million people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) (UNAIDS, 2018). (SEPO publications)



Senate PublicationsSTSRO: If We Can't Race to the Bottom - Let's Just Swim Along
September - October 2018 (3.7 MB)

“Every culture has some ritual for joining two people together and making them stay that way, and ours is giving tax breaks." -- Bauvard   (STSRO publications)

 

 


Senate PublicationsSTSRO: [Updated] Primer on Republic Act No. 10963 - TRAIN Law
March 2018 (1.1 MB)

PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Starting January 1, 2018, compensation income earners, self-employed and professional taxpayers (SEPs) whose annual taxable incomes are P250,000 or less are exempt from the personal income tax (PIT).   (STSRO publications)




Senate PublicationsLegislative Library Service - Library Update
September - October 2019 (769 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 PublicationsThe Senate e-Monitor
January - April 2019 (42 MB)

The Senate e-Monitor is the Official Newsletter of Senate of the Philippines.

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President's Corner
Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III

Acceptance Speech
July 22, 2019
1st Regular Session, 18th Congress
 

To the members of the diplomatic corps;
Members of the cabinet;
Dear colleagues;
Families and friends;
Your Excellencies and your Honors:

Magandang Umaga at Maraming Salamat po sa inyong pagdalo sa Senado sa araw na ito. Welcome and thank you for your time and effort to honor us with your presence at the beginning of the First Regular Session of the Senate of the 18th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. But of course, a most special welcome and heartfelt congratulations to the mix of familiar and new faces of twelve Senators freshly-mandated to join this Chamber in the recently-held May 2019 elections.
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(Please submit the SALN Summary Request Form to the Office of the Senate Secretary located at Room 605, 6th Floor Senate of the Philippines, GSIS Building, Diokno Boulevard, Pasay City)
 

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