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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 1st Regular Session
July 22, 2013 - June 13, 2014 (4.1 MB)

"The First Regular Session of the 16th Congress has afforded us the opportunity to prove the stability of our institution in the face of adversity."

- Senate President Franklin M. Drilon   (Download)



Senate Publications(SEPO) At A Glance - Renewable Energy  
June 2014 (608 KB)

Renewable Energy or RE is any energy source generated from natural resources which are naturally regenerative or replenished such as solar, wind, ocean, geothermal, hydro and biomass. On December 16, 2008, the Philippines enacted Republic Act No. 9513 or the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 to accelerate the exploration, development and utilization of renewable energy resources in order to enhance the country’s energy security, thereby lessening its heavy dependence on fossil fuels and reducing electricity rates.    (SEPO publications)


Senate PublicationsSTSRO TAX Bits: Where to Customs Brokers?
July-August 2014 (2.6MB)

Introduction

Change is inevitable due to the demands of modern commercial practices. For example, prior to the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, the thrust of our government is to protect domestic products against the inflow of importations.  (STSRO publications)


Senate PublicationsLBRMO Budget Facts & Figures: 25 Years of CARP
April-June 2014 (1.4 MB)

I. INTRODUCTION

Land reform policies have been in the political agenda in the country since the Commonwealth period. In fact, the Philippine Agrarian Reform Program is one of the longest-running programs of its kind anywhere in the world.1   (LBRMO publications)



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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 M. Drilon
Opening of the 2nd Regular Session
16th Congress
July 28, 2014

RENEWING OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR PEOPLE

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

The eyes of the people are upon us again as we open the second regular session of the 16th Congress.   
Live Webcast of Plenary Session
Senate Hearing
Session is adjourned until 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Committee Schedule
Tuesday, September 2
Justice and Human Rights jt. with Foreign Relations; Civil Service and Government Reorganization; Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Laws; and Finance: "S. Nos. 19, 471, 481, 1612 and 2204 – Philippine Immigration Act / S. No. 388 – Anti-Justice Evasion Through Travel (JETT) Act /..." 1:00 P.M. Sen. L.M. Tañada Room
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SBN = Senate Bill No.
SRN = Proposed Senate Resolution No.
Journal No. = Journal Session No.
CR No. = Committee Report No.
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Res. No. = Adopted Senate Resolution No.
Ct. Res. No. = Concurrent Resolution No.
Jt. Res. No. = Joint Resolution No.

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