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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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17th Congress 1st Regular Session
July 25, 2016 - May 31, 2017 (569 KB)

"Together, we will build a Senate that is independent, responsible, and responsive. A Senate that is a pillar of democracy and the pride of the Filipino people." - Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III




Senate Publications(SEPO - Economic Report) 2017 Full-year Economic Report - Building on Resilience
January 2018 (1.5 MB)

Highlights of the Economic Performance. The Philippine economy was able to sustain its growth momentum in 2017. Though slightly slower than the pace seen in the previous year, the services sector continued to be the main growth driver. (SEPO publications)



Senate PublicationsSTSRO: [Updated] Primer on Republic Act No. 10963 - TRAIN Law
March 2018 (1.1 MB)

PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Starting January 1, 2018, compensation income earners, self-employed and professional taxpayers (SEPs) whose annual taxable incomes are P250,000 or less are exempt from the personal income tax (PIT).   (STSRO publications)

 


Senate Publications(STSRO - Taxbits) Here's the TRAIN where's the GAIN?
March - April 2018 (6.7MB)

2018 started on a high note with the effectivity of Republic Act No. 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law on the very first day of the year.   (STSRO publications)


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
January - June 2018 (417 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.




President's Corner
Speech of Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III
Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City
21 May 2018
 

In 1988, I was elected as Vice Mayor of Quezon City and became the presiding officer of its Council. Inherent in the position is being the chairman of the Anti-Drug Abuse Council which inflamed in me my advocacy against illegal drugs.

Lumipas ang tatlong dekada, at tinitiyak ko sa inyo, na hindi ko inaasahan ang mga pangyayari sa araw na ito. Ni sa panaginip ay hindi sumagi sa aking isipan na ako ay maluluklok bilang Pangulo ng Senado. 
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