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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 At A Glance) Philippine Forests  
June 2015 (584 KB)

Forests are among the most valuable natural resources in the Philippines. They provide a range of ecosystem services, ranging from the provision of food crops, livestock and fish to providing recreational experiences. In 2013, the forestry sector contributed PhP5.26 billion (0.12%) to the national gross domestic product (GDP) (2014 Philippine Statistical Yearbook).  (SEPO publications)

Senate PublicationsSTSRO TAX Bits: Harmonizing Globalization and Protectionism
July-August 2015 (3MB)

The Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines was enacted in 1957 and ever since had minimal amendments. During its enactment, the thrust of the TCCP is towards the protection of domestic industries in order to strengthen both the manufacturing and the agricultural sector of the country. (STSRO publications)


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 PublicationsInstitutional Linkages Service (ILS) - LINKAGES CIRCULAR 

The LINKAGES CIRCULAR is a regular publication of the Institutional Linkages Service. This publication is meant to guide and inform the external clients of the Senate, individuals and organizations, on the bills and resolutions filed/adopted by our Senators, as well as committee reports, which were taken up on the floor during or for a particular week/month/period. (ILS publications)

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 M. Drilon
3rd Regular Session, 16th Congress

July 27, 2015


My esteemed colleagues, your excellencies of the diplomatic corps, fellow workers in government, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.

Today, we open the third and last regular session of the 16th Congress. This being the last session of Congress in the Aquino administration, we take this opportunity to report what we have done for the past five years, and what we will do in the remaining year. 
Live Webcast of Plenary Session
Senate Hearing
Session is adjourned until 3:00 p.m.
Monday, September 7, 2015
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Committee Schedule
Monday, September 7
Economic Affairs jt. with Public Works: "P.S. Res. No. 1532 - Traffic Conditions in Metro Manila..." 1:00 P.M. Committee Room. No. 2 2/F Core C, Senate

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SBN = Senate Bill No.
SRN = Proposed Senate Resolution No.
Journal No. = Journal Session No.
CR No. = Committee Report No.
RA No. = Republic Act No.
Res. No. = Adopted Senate Resolution No.
Ct. Res. No. = Concurrent Resolution No.
Jt. Res. No. = Joint Resolution No.

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