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Legislator warns of compromised House

A SENATOR yesterday warned that the independence of the House of Representatives may have been compromised after some lawmakers asked President Rodrigo R. Duterte to endorse his bet for speaker.

Gordon starts probe on PhilHealth irregularities

SENATOR RICHARD J. Gordon on Thursday said he plans to hold an investigation on irregularities in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) when the 18th Congress opens on July 22.

Senate bill on Baguio-Benguet Authority in plenary

SENATOR Richard J. Gordon has sponsored to the plenary Senate Bill No. 2169 creating the Greater Baguio-Benguet Development Authority.

On the campaign trail

Administration senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” T. Go is endorsed by Senator Richard J. Gordon in Olongapo City on Wednesday.

Senate tackles gaps in rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents

THE gaps in the implementation of Republic Act No. 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act were highlighted during the Senate hearing on the bills lowering the minimum age of criminal liability on Tuesday, with Senator Richard J. Gordon likely to recommend setting it to 12 years old.

Missing resource speakers in drug inquiry cited in contempt

THE Senate Blue Ribbon Committee on Thursday cited in contempt former Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) official Ismael G. Fajardo, sacked police officer Eduardo Acierto, and two others allegedly linked to the shipment last August of P11 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country for their continuous absences in the committee’s investigation.

Senate resolution on extension of fund availability for Marcos-era victims up...

THE Senate committee on justice and human rights, chaired by Senator Richard J. Gordon, has recommended the extension of the availability of funds for victims of human-rights violations during the Marcos regime.

Senate panel files report on Dengvaxia

By Camille A. Aguinaldo THE SENATE blue-ribbon committee filed on Monday its committee report on the investigation into the Dengvaxia controversy as majority of its...