Performance of the Senate
15th Congress 3rd Regular Session
July 23, 2012 - June 6, 2013 (581 KB)
The Senate in the 15th Congress
(SEPO) At A Glance
November 2013 (576 KB)
Cities in the Philippines
In the last 35 years, there has been a spate of conversion of municipalities to cities. Studies have shown that while fiscal inequities in the distribution of the internal revenue allotment (IRA) has been the main driver for the rush to cityhood, political incentives played out as well. (SEPO publications)
STSRO TAX Bits: Competition in a globalized Environment
November-December 2013 (4.1 MB)
The present competition laws in the Philippines
Competition, as it is understood in the Philippines, is contained in the different laws as well as the Constitution. It may be said that the idea of competition in the country is in its infancy in the light of globalization. The emphasis is on penalties for perceived violations of "competition laws". (STSRO publications)
LBRMO Budget Facts & Figures: THE PROPOSED FY 2014 NATIONAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM: ITS COMPOSITION, DISTRIBUTION, AND FINANCING
July-September 2013 (1 MB)
I. MACROECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS AND PERFORMANCE
In 2012, the economy attained a 6.8 percent real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, while Gross National Income (GNI) grew by 6.5 percent. (LBRMO publications)
Updates on the Implementation of Laws 14th and 15th Congress
as of May 31, 2013 (2.3 MB)
Researched by the Executive-Legislative Liaison Service
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.
Speech of Senate President Franklin M. Drilon
Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats 20th Anniversary
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Manila Hotel, City of Manila
THE CALD JOURNEY: THE PURSUIT OF COMMON DEMOCRATIC ASPIRATIONS
Hon. Graham Watson, Hon. Sam Rainsy, Dr. Rainer Adam, Secretary Joseph Emilio “Jun” Abaya, distinguished guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.
Exactly ten years ago, I was in Bangkok, Thailand—the birthplace of Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats – to take part in the celebration of a decade of democratic activism amongst liberal political parties in Asia. Many of you in this audience were with us then.
Live Webcast of Plenary Session
Thursday, December 5
Wednesday, December 4
Monday, December 9Congressional Oversight Committee on the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010: "• Organizational Meeting / • Post Disaster Management Briefing/Review..." 9:00 A.M. Sen. A.B. Padilla Room