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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 Policy Brief) National Land Use Policy:
Enhancing Urban Concentration
December 2015 (1.2 MB)

With the doubling of the population in about 40 years, the most important question to face our nation may well be: How can we sustainably accommodate 200 million people nationwide, with about 40 million in the Greater Manila Area? A national land use policy of enhancing urban concentration may be the answer.  (SEPO publications)



Senate PublicationsSTSRO - The Committee on Ways and Means in the 16th Congress: A Breather from Burdensome Taxes!
May-June 2016 (4.9MB)

Among the 39 standing Committees in the Senate to which bills and resolutions of different subject matters are referred, the Committee on Ways and Means is considered a major committee as it deals with generally all types of revenues and collection of taxes, duties, tariffs and fees. (STSRO publications)


STSRO - COCCTRP Materials

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
January - February 2016 (281 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.




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MuseumThe 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
Inaugural Speech of Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
July 25, 2016

My fellow Senators; Chief Justice Sereno, my professor in the UP College of Law, and other members of the Judiciary; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; My fellow Workers in Government; Distinguished Guests; My fellow Countrymen; Ladies and Gentlemen:

Let me begin by thanking all of you for being here today.

I read your presence here today as indicating your support for the Change that President Rodrigo Duterte has promised would come to the country.
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