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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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17th Congress 1st Regular Session
July 25, 2016 - May 31, 2017 (569 KB)

"Together, we will build a Senate that is independent, responsible, and responsive. A Senate that is a pillar of democracy and the pride of the Filipino people." - Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

Senate Publications(SEPO - Policy Brief) Rice Tariffication: Why is it a necessary public policy?
December 2017 (1.21 MB)

With 8.23 million “foodpoor” Filipinos that represent 8.1 percent of the population and who spend as much as 30.6 percent of their total food expenditure on rice, shouldn’t the Philippinelift the quantitative restriction that makes its staple food very expensive? A public policy on rice tariffication may be necessary.  (SEPO publications)

Senate PublicationsSTSRO: Primer on Republic Act No. 10963 - TRAIN Law
February 2018 (1MB)

PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Starting January 1, 2018, compensation income earners, self-employed and professional taxpayers (SEPs) whose annual taxable incomes are P250,000 or less are exempt from the personal income tax (PIT).   (STSRO publications)


Senate Publications(STSRO - Taxbits) TRAIN's Monumental Journey
November - December 2017 (5MB)

Taxation and tax reforms have been primarily used as policy instruments to achieve a set of economic and fiscal goals. According to Rao1 (2014) tax reforms are generally undertaken to improve the efficiency of tax administration and to maximize the economic and social benefits that can be achieved through the tax system.He says that tax reform can reduce tax evasion and avoidance, and allow for more efficient and fair tax collection that can finance public goods and services.   (STSRO publications)

Senate Publications(STSRO - Taxbits) No TRAIN, No Gain
September - October 2017 (3.5MB)

The only thing constant in life is change; this holds true for our tax laws since reforms had always been a part of our country’s legislative history. As new economic conditions arise, our tax laws cannot remain unchanged and must be modified accordingly.  (STSRO publications)

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
September - October 2017 (501 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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Speech of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III  
Book launch of "The Quest for a Federal Republic: The PDP-Laban Model of Philippine Federalism 1.0"

02 February 2018

Magandang tanghali po sa inyong lahat. Gagalangin ko po ang aking mga kakilala, kasama dito sa inisyatibong ito. Of course, palakpakan naman natin ang head ng party’s Federalism Institute, who fortunately or unfortunately got appointed into government service: Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, who is the editor of the book that we are launching today.
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