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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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15th Congress 3rd Regular Session
July 23, 2012 - June 6, 2013 (581 KB)

The Senate in the 15th Congress

SEVENTY-SEVEN DAYS after the credible May 2010 automated national and local elections, and three weeks after former Senator Benigno Simeon Aquino III was sworn in as President of the Republic of the Philippines on June 30, the 15th Congress of the Philippines opened its first of three regular sessions on July 26, 2010.   Download


Senate Publications(SEPO) Economic Report  
March 2014 (967 KB)

2013 Full-Year Report

Philippine Economy: Defying the Odds

Despite the external headwinds and domestic shocks that buffeted the country in 2013, the Philippines still posted a remarkable growth level.    (SEPO publications)


Senate PublicationsSTSRO TAX Bits: Race to the Bottom
March-April 2014 (1.2 MB)

Reflections on ASEAN 2015

The 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) forged the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint which seeks to transform ASEAN into a single market and production base through five (5) core elements, namely (i) free flow of goods; (ii) free flow of services; (iii) free flow of investment; (iv) freer flow of capital; and (v) free flow of skilled labor.    (STSRO publications)


Senate PublicationsLBRMO Budget Facts & Figures: FY 2014 BUDGET OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
January-March 2014 (568 KB)

Mandate

The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the executive department of the Philippine Government tasked to expand Philippine trade, industries and investments as the means to generate jobs and raise incomes for Filipinos.   (LBRMO publications)


Senate PublicationsUpdates on the Implementation of Laws 14th and 15th Congress  
as of May 31, 2013 (2.3 MB)
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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
Speech of Senate President Franklin Drilon at the 130th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Governing Council Assembly, March 18, 2014  

“The IPU at 125: Renewing our Commitment to Peace and Democracy”

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow parliamentarians, Good afternoon.

It is a great honor to be present in this milestone assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union which has reached 125 years of championing the cause of democracy all over the world.   
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