Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Tuesday submitted to the Supreme Court a copy of the proposed resolution expressing the strong sense of the Senate that a treaty or international agreement is invalid or ineffective unless concurred in by the upper legislative chamber. Continue reading
In celebration of the National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) month this June, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago filed a bill that seeks to equip poor but deserving students with knowledge and skills in the competitive ICT field. Continue reading
With about a year before the 16th Congress comes to a close, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago remains the Senate’s top performer in terms of filed bills and resolution, despite having announced last year that she was diagnosed with lung cancer, stage four. Continue reading
As the country again braces for the rainy season, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago called on her colleagues to swiftly pass her bills aimed at boosting the government’s typhoon preparations and disaster risk reduction efforts. Continue reading
A majority of senators are asserting that the power to enter into treaties or international agreements, such as the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the Philippines and the U.S., does not rest solely on the President but is shared with the Senate.
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, chair of the committee on foreign relations, will lead 12 other senators in filing a resolution expressing the strong sense of the Senate that unless concurred in by the upper legislative chamber, a treaty ratified by the President is not valid and effective. Continue reading