Mario Casayuran and Vanne Elaine Terrazola

Senate approves 50-year franchise for Bulacan International Airport

The Senate unanimously approved on third and final reading in Tuesday’s plenary session House Bill 7597 which grants a 50-year franchise to San Miguel AeroCity, Inc. (SMAI) to construct and operate the proposed Bulacan International Airport.

Pass 2021 nat’l budget, Lacson urges Cayetano

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson urged House Speaker Alan Peter S. Cayetano Wednesday to resume plenary session and pass the proposed P4.5-trillion 2021 national budget before Oct. 15, the scheduled suspension of the plenary sessions of the Senate and the House.

Senators reject call for martial law in Mindanao after twin blasts in Sulu

Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Tuesday that there is no need to reimpose martial law in Sulu province as proposed by a military official following the twin explosions in its capital Jolo yesterday.

17 of Sen. Gordon’s staff test positive for COVID-19

Seventeen or one half of the Senate staff of Senator Richard J. Gordon have been tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and all are now at different quarantine facilities.