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
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago today urged her colleagues to act on measures aimed at strengthening efforts at prevention, treatment, and awareness of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in the country. Continue reading
To protect commuters from risks caused by pilferage of train tracks, Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago today pushed for measures aimed at imposing stringent penalties against persons who steal public transportation vehicles or related fixtures. Continue reading
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Wednesday announced that at least 11 other senators are supporting the view that the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) should substantially be revised if it is to withstand legal scrutiny before the Supreme Court. Continue reading
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago said that she will file a resolution on Monday calling for a Senate inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the Commission on Higher Education’s recent approval of tuition hikes for some 300 private colleges and universities nationwide. Continue reading