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Despite Duterte push, no revival of death penalty in Senate – Lacson

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BLEAK FUTURE. Pro-death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson says even with President Rodrigo Duterte’s push, there will be no revival of the death penalty in the present Senate. Photo from Lacson’s official Facebook account

‘I don’t see the death penalty being revived under his watch or at least with the present composition of the Senate,’ says pro-death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 25, 2017) — There is still no future for the death penalty bill in the present Senate despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s push in his second State of the Nation Address. Continue reading Despite Duterte push, no revival of death penalty in Senate – Lacson

Duterte cannot ignore SC, Congress on martial law – senators

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CONSTITUTION. Senators say President Rodrigo Duterte cannot just ignore Congress and the Supreme Court when it comes to martial law. Malacañang photo

‘The President swore to uphold and defend the Constitution, not willfully defile it and do only as he wants,’ says minority Senator Francis Pangilinan

MANILA, Philippines (May 29. 2017) — After President Rodrigo Duterte said only the military and the police can tell him to end martial law, senators reminded the President that he cannot just ignore Congress and the Supreme Court. Continue reading Duterte cannot ignore SC, Congress on martial law – senators

After confusion on Lopez vote, Aquino wants CA to review secret voting

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REVIEW. Senator Bam Aquino calls on the Commission on Appointments to review the new policy allowing secret voting. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says someone clearly ‘lied’ about voting in favor of former environment secretary Gina Lopez

MANILA, Philippines (May 9, 2017) — For the sake of transparency, minority Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV has filed a resolution calling on the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) to “review” its new rule allowing secret voting when it’s time to reject or approve a presidential appointment. Continue reading After confusion on Lopez vote, Aquino wants CA to review secret voting

Lacson explains vote on Gina Lopez: ‘Not fit nor qualified for the job’

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CONFIRMATION HEARING. Senator Panfilo Lacson talks to then environment secretary Gina Lopez before her confirmation hearing in March 2017. Photo from Senate of the Philippines Facebook page

Senator Panfilo Lacson also says former environment secretary Gina Lopez ‘has authoritarian tendencies’

MANILA, Philippines (May 5, 2017) — Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Thursday, May 4, that he voted against the confirmation of Gina Lopez as environment chief as he believed she was neither fit nor qualified for the job. Continue reading Lacson explains vote on Gina Lopez: ‘Not fit nor qualified for the job’

Duterte on CA votes vs Gina Lopez: ‘Lobby money talks’

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SECOND LOSS TO CA. Former environment secretary Gina Lopez is the second Duterte Cabinet official to be rejected by the Commission on Appointments. Malacañang file photo

‘Sayang si Gina. I really like her passion,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte after losing Gina Lopez as a Cabinet member

MANILA, Philippines (May 4, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, May 4, attributed the Commission on Appointments’ rejection of Gina Lopez as environment chief to the persuasive power of “lobby money.” Continue reading Duterte on CA votes vs Gina Lopez: ‘Lobby money talks’