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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 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 Treaty - A backgrounder
January-February 2017 (2.3MB)

In the grand scheme of the present generation’s economic activities, governments of countries having political jurisdiction of different territories rely on each other to solve and resolve the myriad and complex issues confronting world trade and the exchange of goods and services. (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)



Senate PublicationsLBRMO: THE PROPOSED FY 2017 NATIONAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM: ITS COMPOSITION, DISTRIBUTION, AND FINANCING
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 PublicationsPerformance of the Senate  
16th Congress 3rd Regular Session
July 27, 2015 - June 6, 2016 (2.5 MB)

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President's Corner
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III’s Message to the Filipino People on the 2017 Legislative Agenda

January 31, 2017
 

The thrust of this new administration is to bring about genuine and meaningful change. As an initial push, we, in Congress passed on time the 2017 Budget for Change.

In this budget, we shared the nation's blessings with all our countrymen in the form of free tuition in State Universities and Colleges, free irrigation for farmers, free health insurance coverage for all, and well distributed strategic infrastructure works, among others. Through this effort, we have made a bold step towards achieving the mantra of our new government - “the poorest first, the poor second.” But the budget is just the beginning; there is still so much work to be done.  
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Economic Affairs joint with Finance: "S. No. 837- Fiscal And Monetary Report Act of 2016 / S. No. 858 - Government Indebtedness Cap Act of 2016 / S. No. 862 -..." 9:00 A.M. Sen. C.M. Recto Room
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