Office of the Senate Secretary

The Office of the Senate Secretary assists the Senate President in extending adequate and timely legislative and administrative support to the offices of Senators. It exercises supervision and control over all the offices, service units, officers and employees of the Senate Secretariat. It serves as the clearinghouse of all the activities of the Secretariat. It formulates plans, policies and programs aimed to professionalize the institution.

Head of Office Atty. Oscar G. Yabes, Senate Secretary
Atty. Ma. Lourdes M. Arbas, Director IV
Atyy. Regina Paciencia Evangelista, Director IV
Irah Ruth B. Borinaga, Director IV
Office Address 6th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 6120 / 22, 23, 25 to 29 (632) 552-6735
Email Address osec@senate.gov.ph
Head of Office Yolanda D. Doblon, Director General
Office Address 2nd Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601  to 6670 loc. 2138, (632) 552-6811, (632) 552-6887
Fax Number (632) 552-6812
Head of Office _______________________, Director V
Office Address 2nd Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601  to 6680 loc. 2129, (632) 552-6811

This office heads the following services:

Head of Office Raquel P. Laude, Service Chief
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601  to 6670 loc. 2132, (632) 552-6811
Head of Office Ma. Victoria C. Francia, Service Chief
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601  to 6670 loc. 2128, (632) 552-6811
Head of Office Ma. Mercedita F. Urbano, Service Chief
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601  to 6670 loc. 2131, (632) 552-6811
Head of Office Eireen R. Palanca, Service Chief
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 2130

The STSRO is the permanent technical arm of the Senate that renders technical assistance to the Chairperson and Members of the Committee on Ways and Means and the other Members of the Senate on tax proposals. As such, it assesses and monitors the relative merits of the revenue-raising system and recommends alternative sources and forms of revenue. It also identifies weaknesses and/or irregularities in the system of revenue collection and recommends improvement thereon through the conduct of surveys on tax and other fiscal matters. It likewise undertakes research and studies on fiscal and budgetary issues as inputs to tax legislation as well as formulates reform proposals on tax-related issues and thereby assists in the drafting of legislative bills on taxation.

Head of Office Atty. Rodelio T. Dascil, MNSA, Director General
Office Address Rm. 524, 5th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5507, (632) 552-6677

This office heads the following services:

This Branch specifically handles the conduct of studies on: individual and corporate income taxation; transfer taxes; and other direct taxes. As such, it prepares estimates of the impact of tax measures on government revenue and on the tax burden of corporate and individual income taxpayers, as the case may be. Generally, it liaises with government agencies especially the Department of Finance (DOF), particularly with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the National Tax Research Center (NTRC) as well as with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), among others, and the private sector in the formulation and evaluation of pertinent tax proposals, and thereby prepares position papers, briefers and/or draft bills/amendments on subject tax matters.

Head of Office Maria Lucrecia R. Mir, Director III
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5509, (632) 552-6850

This Branch specifically focuses on indirect taxes such as the value-added, excise, documentary stamp and other percentage taxes. Generally, it liaises with government agencies especially the Department of Finance (DOF), particularly with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Bureau of Customs (BoC), the National Tax Research Center (NTRC), and the private sector in the formulation and evaluation of pertinent indirect tax proposals, and thereby prepares studies, briefers, fiscal estimates and statistics as well as draft bills on indirect taxation.

Head of Office Vivian A. Cabiling, Director III
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5680, (632) 552-6850

This Branch specifically studies the legal implications of proposals as well as deal with tariff-related matters. As such, it prepares reports and proposals on tariff-related schemes and issues under international trade agreements, e.g., the World Trade Organization (WTO), the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), Kyoto Protocol, United Nations Conventions, etc. It also assists in the conduct of investigations/inquires, in aid of legislation, on tax and customs matters as well as assesses and helps formulate proposals for reforms in tax and customs administration. Generally, it liaises with government agencies especially the Department of Finance (DOF), particularly with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Bureau of Customs (BoC), and the private sector in the formulation and evaluation of pertinent tax proposals concerning legal and tariff matters, and thereby prepares position papers, briefers, fiscal statistics and/or draft bills on the stated subject tax matter.

Head of Office Emmanuel M. Alonzo, Director III
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5508, (632) 552-6850

This Branch is specifically concerned with the policy and administrative aspects of taxation. It conducts research and assesses the effects of proposed tax and other fiscal incentives for investment, as well as tax concessions for welfare, health, environmental and cultural reasons. It also studies and helps formulate proposals for reforms in tax policy and administration to enhance revenue generation. It likewise provides information on tax systems of other countries and statistics on tax and in the availment of fiscal incentives granted under different special laws. Generally, it liaises with government agencies especially the Department of Finance (DOF), particularly with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the National Tax Research Center (NTRC) as well as with the Board of Investments (BOI), and the private sector in the formulation and evaluation of pertinent tax reform proposals, and thereby prepares position papers, briefers, fiscal statistics and/or draft bills on the subject.

Head of Office Rechilda B. Gascon, Director III
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5508, (632) 552-6850
Head of Office Antonio G. de Guzman Jr., Director General
Ma. Esperanza P. Ayson, Deputy Director General
Office Address 6th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 6130-31, (632) 552-6795, (632) 552-2186

This office heads the following services:

Head of Office Romeo G. Ortiz, Service Chief
Office Address 5th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5156, (632) 551-2007, (632) 552-6650
Head of Office Cesar B. de Chavez, Service Chief
Office Address 6th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 6132 / 6155 / 6156, (632) 552-6678, (632) 552-6795

Created by virtue of Policy Order 2001-004, as amended, the Blue Ribbon Oversight Office Management provides technical and administrative assistance to the Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations, otherwise known as the Blue Ribbon.

Head of Office Atty. Rodolfo Noel S. Quimbo, Director General
Office Address 5th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5510-5511, (632) 552-6851

This office heads the following services:

Assessment and Monitoring Service assesses and monitors the investigation undertaken by the Blue Ribbon Committee.

Head of Office Atty. Agapito Rene S. Conchu, Director III
Office Address 5th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5510-5511, (632) 552-6851

Investigation Service conducts preliminary fact-finding and/or investigation and research on matters pending before the Committee.

Head of Office Atty. Sarah Lou Y. Arriola, Director III
Office Address 5th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City

The Senate Economic Planning Office, created through Senate Resolution No. 56, is tasked to provide the Senate President and the Members of the Senate with proper research and in-depth policy analysis on economic and social issues as well as data and statistics which would assist various committees in the discharge of all matters within their jurisdiction, including information with respect to economic plans and programs, domestic and foreign indebtedness, and the promotion, regulation and diversification of economic sectors and sub sectors.

Head of Office Ronald R. Golding, Director General
Merwin H. Salazar, Executive Director
Xerxes S. Nitafan, Director III
Maria Cristina R. Pardalis, Director II
Office Address 5th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4179, 4176-77, (632) 552-6823

The EDP-MIS Bureau provides support services to all the members of the Senate and the Secretariat through the generation of timely, relevant, accurate and easy to use information. It formulates, develops and implements policies on I.T. matters of the Senate. Under the Bureau are the two services namely: Systems Service and Operations Service.

Head of Office Conrado E. Dagdag, Bureau Director
Office Address 4th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4124-25, (632) 552-6841
Email Address edpmis@senate.gov.ph

This office heads the following services:

Operations Service provides support to the data processing requirements of all Senate offices as well as technical advice to users on computer related matters. It ensures efficient and effective operations of existing application systems, hardware and software and conduct periodic assessment for possible improvements. It also conducts evaluation of I.T. products and services that meets the defined requirement specifications. It also provides other I.T. technical assistance to different Senate offices as needed.

Head of Office Ma. Ines C. Barrios, Service Chief
Office Address 4th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4126 / 28, (632) 552-6840

Systems Service provides services such as system analysis, planning, design, development, integration and documentation. It defines and recommends requirement specifications, which shall serve as basis for evaluating I.T. solutions for possible implementation. It provides standards and procedures necessary to create proper framework for a responsive I.T. environment in the Senate.

Head of Office Mario Antonio R. Sulit, Service Chief
Office Address 4th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4130-31, (632) 552-6843

As the internal audit arm of the Senate, the Bureau reviews and evaluates the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and other operating controls and recommends the most effective control system at reasonable cost. It aims to achieve a more effective, efficient and economical system of controls in the Senate. Together with the Management Planning and Operations Audit Service, it appraises operations and programs of the Senate to determine whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals and are being carried out as planned. It conducts audit activities to ensure that systems comply with government policies, plans, procedures, laws and regulations.

Head of Office Cristino Q. Franco, Bureau Director
Office Address 4th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601  to 6670 loc. 4182, (632) 552-6858

This office heads the following services:

It appraises operations and programs of the Senate to determine whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals and are being carried out as planned. It conducts audit activities to ensure that systems comply with government policies, plans, procedures, laws and regulations.

Head of Office Jocelyn Yuson, Service Chief
Office Address 4th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601  to 6670 loc. 4180-82, (632) 552-6858
Head of Office Raymundo R. Corro, Bureau Director
Office Address 4th Flr., Senate of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4686, (632) 552-6723

This office heads the following services:

Head of Office Samuel Y. Santos, Service Chief
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4686, (632) 552-6755
Head of Office Fleur de Liz A. Godoy, Service Chief
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4686, (632) 552-6723

Attend to constituents of the Senators who request assistance in the form of medicines, medical care, transportation, legal assistance, job placement, referrals and the like and direct them to the appropriate government agency, and the particular official or employee who can act on their papers; coordinate with the various Senators; offices relative to the numerous requests of the public.

Head of Office Lino S. Ong, Service Chief
Office Address PAC Center, GSIS Financial Bldg., Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Contact Numbers (632) 552-6601  to 6670 loc. 1113 - 17, (632) 552-6707-08, (632) 552-6709
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