Senators agree that emergency powers for the executive branch of the government may be necessary to solve what has become the “national excuse” for tardiness in the country—heavy vehicular traffic.
Prepared note delivered before the launch of "Promoting Political Climate and Stability for Peace" (Pro PolitiCS for Peace), Zamboanga City, 29 April 2015
Two Senators filed separate resolutions directing the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to investigate alleged overpricing of various infrastructure projects throughout the country.
House Bill 3587 or the Anti-Political Dynasty Bill hurdled the committee hearings and was brought up in plenary last year, for the first time in almost 30 years.
In the course of Philippine political history, there was an instance that a Vice-President testified in a house of Congress. In 2009, Vice-President Noli de Castro testified in a Senate Committee on economic affairs regarding the issue of controversial infomercials made by cabinet officials.