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The legislature in any society performs the important function of deliberating policies for the people and passing them in the form of statutes. Although the Philippine Legislature was organized only in 1916, it had deep roots in the past.

Long before the Spanish rulers came to the Philippines, the people in their barangays were already governed by a set of rules by their chief. Over the long span of Spanish and American rule, various forms of legislative structures were set up to perpetuate the colonial rulers’ desire to rule the country.
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Senate Publications(SEPO Policy Brief) Examining the Philippines’ Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System
May 2017 (842 KB)

Disasters brought by natural hazards are an issue of great concern not only in the Philippines but in the whole world due its social, environmental and economic impacts. With global warming, environmental degradation, increasing population density and poverty conditions, the occurrence of disasters are expected to rise.  (SEPO publications)

Senate Publications[STSRO - Taxbits] Taxation and Federalism
May - June 2017 (11.6MB)

The Senate Tax Study and Research Office (STSRO) held its 2nd tax forum entitled “Taxation in a Federal Form of Government” last 24 May 2017 at the Sen. Laurel Room, Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City. While there are many issues surrounding the proposal to shift to a federal form of government, this forum focused on the tax implications of such a move. (STSRO publications)

STSRO - Primer on Fiscal Incentives in relation to Bills Rationalizing the Fiscal incentives
3rd Revised Edition, 2016 (9MB)

Fiscal incentives are subsidies, tax reliefs and preferential tax treatment that are usually given to registered enterprises and priority sectors to promote and encourage investments and development. (download)

STSRO - Primer on Reforms in Personal and Corporate Income Tax
August 2016 (11MB)

Instituting Progressive Tax Reform and More Effective Tax Collection, Indexing Taxes to Inflation (download)

STSRO - Taxation 101
First Edition, 2016 (21.5MB)

The power of taxation is an inherent and plenary prerogative of the State, its exercise being only limited by the Bill of Rights enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution (download)

August 2016 (738 KB)

A Briefing Summary on the FY 2017 National Budget Prepared for the members of the Senate Finance Committee  (LBRMO publications)

Senate PublicationsLegislative Library Service - Library Update
March - June 2017 (415 KB)

The Senate Library's BIBLIOGRAPHY SERVICE is a bimonthly compilation of books, and other information materials which aims to inform and update the Honorable Senators, their research staff, and the officials and technical staff of the Secretariat of recent additions to the library collections.

Senate PublicationsPerformance of the Senate  
16th Congress 3rd Regular Session
July 27, 2015 - June 6, 2016 (2.5 MB)



President's Corner
Speech of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III  
At the UP College of Law Commencement Exercises University of the Philippines, Quezon City

June 26, 2017

UP President and UP Law Dean, Danny Concepcion, CHED Chair Licuanan, Congresswoman Ann Hofer and the other Members of the UP Board of Regents, Chancellor Michael Tan, University Secretary Roberto Lara, the Deans of the other colleges, Members of the Faculty, Members of UP Law Graduating Class of 2017, UP Alumni, my own batch mates and classmates, members of the UP Family, parents and family of our graduates as well as my own parents and family, fellow Filipinos, ladies and gentlemen, a very good and wonderful afternoon to all of you.
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