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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 (840 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] Taxpayers Bill of Rights: Protecting the Lifeblood of the Nation
March - April 2017 (2.8MB)

While taxes and death are both certain and inevitable, there is absolutely no reason to relate death with where taxes emanate – taxpayers. The comparison, which first appeared in the literary works of Christopher Bullock (1716) and Daniel Defoe (1726) but was made famous by Benjamin Franklin in a letter to Jean Baptiste Leroy back in 1789, underscores if not eerily exaggerates the importance of exacting dues in any form from the people to finance the operations and expenditure of the government. (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)



Senate PublicationsLBRMO: THE PROPOSED FY 2017 NATIONAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM: ITS COMPOSITION, DISTRIBUTION, AND FINANCING
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)

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President's Corner
Keynote Speech of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III 
Sixth UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics

21 June 2017
 

His Excellency, Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Honorable Pali Lehohla, the Statistician General of South Africa, of course our hardworking and charismatic Secretary Wanda Teo of the Philippines’s Department of Tourism, our visiting tourism officers and government statisticians, fellow Filipinos, fellow tourists, Ladies and Gentlemen, good morning and a warm welcome to all of you to the Philippines!
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