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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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Incumbent and former senators led by Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, reunite for the Senate Centennial Dinner in celebration of the 100th year of the Senate of the Philippines, on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the National Museum in Manila. (read more)

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Senate PublicationsPerformance of the Senate  
16th Congress 3rd Regular Session
June 27, 2015 - June 6, 2016 (2.5 MB)

"What we have achieved is just the starting point for the next leap forward. Through the laws that we enacted, we are giving the 17th Congress, and the next administration, our present for the future."

- Senate President Franklin M. Drilon   (Download)

Senate Publications(SEPO Budget Notes) Macroeconomic and Fiscal Assumptions of the Proposed 2017 National Budget
September 2016 (1 MB)

The successful implementation of the budget plan is hinged on a set of macroeconomic assumptions approved by the Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC). These are indicators by which government determine the viability of the budget -- whether the proposed expenditure program is reasonable and sustainable and whether there are sufficient fiscal resources to fund it.  (SEPO publications)

Senate PublicationsSTSRO - Taxbits: Tax Forum Series 1: DOF Unveils Tax Reform Package
September-October 2016 (6.8MB)

You heard it first at the Senate Tax Forum! After much anticipation leading up to the national elections, the Department of Finance through Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua presented the Duterte administration’s chief vehicle to finance the 10-point socio-economic agenda – the Comprehensive Tax Reform Package – at the Tax Forum Series 1 spearheaded by the Senate Tax Study and Research Office (STSRO). (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
March - August 2016 (421 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 Monitor - Official Newsletter of the Secretariat
May - August 2016 (2 MB)

Pimentel: Don’t worry over federalism

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III allayed fears of a massive layoff among Senate employees in case the country shifts to a federal form of government.

Pimentel made the announcement during a fl ag-raising ceremony to approximately 1,000 workers last July 4.

President's Corner
Privilege Speech of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel on the Occasion of the Centennial of the Senate
October 17, 2016


I stand today on an issue of public interest and public importance. The institution we love and serve is now 100 years old. I would like to take this opportunity to greet all my fellow senators, our staff, the officials, and employees of the Senate a happy, once in a lifetime, centennial!

After a hundred years, most organizations, except the most exceptional, face decline or irrelevance, assuming that they still exist. 
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