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SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Third Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
December 16, 2021 (124 KB)


S.B. 2449 ACT STRENGTHENING PROTECTIONS AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9208, AS AMENDED BY REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10364, ENTITLED 'AN ACT TO INSTITUTE POLICIES TO ELIMINATE TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND/OR CHILDREN, ESTABLISHING THE NECESSARY INSTITUTIONAL MECHANISMS FOR THE PROTECTION AND SUPPORT OF TRAFFICKED PERSONS', AND OTHER SPECIAL LAWS, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR ITS VIOLATIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Third Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
December 20, 2021 (447 KB)


S. NO. 2247 AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4566, AS AMENDED BY PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 1746, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE CONTRACTORS’ LICENSE LAW (In Substitution of Senate Bill. Nos. 1008,1809,1889 and 2091, taking into consideration House Bill No. 7808)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Third Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
November 3, 2021 (188 KB)


S. NO. 2420 AN ACT PROVIDING COMPENSATION FOR THE LOSS OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTIES AS A RESULT OF THE 2017 MARAWI SIEGE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR (In Substitution of Senate Bill Nos. 1395 and 2394, taking into consideration House Bill No. 9925)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
October 6, 2021 (178 KB)


S. No. 2369 AN ACT INSTITUTING THE MAGNA CARTA OF FILIPINO SEAFARERS


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
October 4, 2021 (120 KB)


S. No. 2234 AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS AND OVERSEAS FILIPINOS, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, RATIONALIZING THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RELATED TO OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT AND MIGRATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Third Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
September 2, 2021 (742 KB)


S. NO. 2368 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE REVISED CHARTER OF THE PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3518, AS AMENDED


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Third Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
August 31, 2021 (153 KB)


S. NO. 2365 AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 18, 22, 24, 26, AND 28 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3591, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PHILIPPINE DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION CHARTER, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (In Substitution of S.B. Nos. 1260 and 2089, taking into consideration H.B. No. 8818)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
March 3, 2021 (280 KB)


S. No. 2057 AN ACT EXPEDITING THE PROCUREMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF VACCINES FOR THE PROTECTION AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19), PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (In Substitution of S.B. No in substitution of S. Nos. 1988, 1994, 1999, 2042 and 2046 taking into consideration P. S. Res Nos. 615 and 617)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
February 24, 2021 (375 KB)


S. No. 2027 AN ACT GRANTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES THE POWER TO DEFER THE INCREASES IN CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM FOR A LIMITED PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS WHICH MAY BE EXTENDED TO ANOTHER SIX MONTHS IN TIMES OF A DECLARED NATIONAL EMERGENCY OR STATE OF CALAMITY, AMENDING SECTION 4(a)(9) OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11199, ALSO KNOWN AS THE "SOCIAL SECURITY ACT OF 2018," AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
February 24, 2021 (452 KB)


S. No. 1947 AN ACT CREATING THE OFFICE OF THE JUDICIARY MARSHALS, DEFINING ITS FUNCTIONS AND POWERS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
February 23, 2021 (224 KB)


S. NO 1955 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE PHILIPPINE LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS INDUSTRY (In substitution of Senate Bill No.1188)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
February 11, 2021 (337 KB)


S.B. No. 1933 AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE RULES AND POLICIES ON THE DOMESTIC ADMINISTRATIVE ADOPTION PROCEEDING OF FILIPINO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
February 11, 2021 (308 KB)


S. B. NO. 1907 AN ACT INSTITUTING SERVICES AND PROGRAMS FOR LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES IN SUPPORT OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, ESTABLISHING INCLUSIVE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTERS OF LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES IN ALL MUNICIPALITIES AND CITIES, PROVIDING FOR STANDARDS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
February 02, 2021 (214 KB)


S. No. 1886 AN ACT FURTHER EXPANDING THE JURISDICTION OF THE METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURTS, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS IN CITIES, MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTS, AND MUNICIPAL CIRCUIT TRIAL COURTS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980," AS AMENDED


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
December 04, 2020 (112 KB)


S. No. 1927 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO USE THE ANNUAL TARIFF REVENUES IN EXCESS OF PIO BILLION, UNDER REPUBLIC ACT 11203 OR AN ACT LIBERALIZING THE IMPORTATION, EXPORTATION AND TRADING OF RICE, LIFTING FOR THE PURPOSE THE QUANTITATIVE IMPORT RESTRICTION ON RICE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, FOR DIRECT CASH ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS OWNING ONE (1) HECTARE OR LESS OF RICE LAND UNTIL 2024


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
October 21, 2020 (230 KB)


S. No. 1810 AN ACT PROVIDING PROTECTION TO FREELANCERS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
October 13, 2020 (189 KB)


S. No. 1092 AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE GRANT OF A TEACHING SUPPLIES ALLOWANCE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR (In Substitution of Senate Bill Nos. 42, 75 and 957)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
October 13, 2020 (151 KB)


S. NO. 1844 AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESSING AND ISSUANCE OF NATIONAL AND LOCAL PERMITS, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
October 13, 2020 (131 KB)


S. NO. 1778 AN ACT ENHANCING THE REGULATION ON EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGN NATIONALS AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE ARTICLES 40, 41, AND 42 OF PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 442, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LABOR CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
September 23, 2020 (1.02 MB)


S. NO. 1789 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR FACILITIES UTILIZING WASTE-TO-ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES (In substitution of Senate Bill Nos. 363 and 401)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
September 16, 2020 (675 KB)


S. NO 1396 AN ACT CREATING THE COCONUT FARMERS AND INDUSTRY TRUST FUND, PROVIDING FOR ITS MANAGEMENT AND UTILIZATION, RECONSTITUTING FOR THE PURPOSE THE PHILIPPINE COCONUT AUTHORITY BOARD, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (In substitution of Senate Bills Nos. 31, 266, 1052 and 1127)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* Second Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
August 12, 2020 (348 KB)


S. NO 1582 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NETWORK OF POP-UP BICYCLE LANES AND EMERGENCY PATHWAYS FOR USE DURING THE DURATION OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (In Substitution of S.B. Nos. 1518, and in consideration of P.S.R. 411)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* First Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
June 9, 2020 (216 KB)


S. NO. 448 AN ACT PROHIBITING THE USE OF WORDS THAT WOULD DENOTE RELIGIOUS, REGIONAL OR ETHNIC AFFILIATION IN PRINT, RADIO, TELEVISION INCLUDING CABLE TELEVISION AND OTHER FORMS OF BROADCAST MEDIA TO REFER TO OR DESCRIBE ANY PERSON SUSPECTED OR CONVICTED OF A CRIME OR UNLAWFUL ACT AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* First Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
May 18, 2020 (87 KB)


S. NO 1520 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP AND RETURN SERVICE PROGRAM FOR DESERVING STUDENTS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (In Substitution of S.B. Nos. 1, 1130, and 1283)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* First Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
March 3, 2020 (167 KB)


S. NO. 1174 AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 185 OF THE OMNIBUS ELECTION CODE, AS AMENDED, BY ABOLISHING THE PRINTING OF VOTERS INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION SHEET (In Substitution of Senate Bill No. 1005)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* First Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
March 2, 2020 (319 KB)


S. NO 1240 AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING BAMBOO INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES, CREATING THE BAMBOO INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CENTER, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (In Substitution of Senate Bill Nos. 337, and 524)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* First Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
December 2019 (169 KB)


S. NO 810 AN ACT INCREASING THE AUTHORIZED EXPENSES OF CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL PARTIES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 13 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7166, ENTITLED, "AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS AND FOR ELECTORAL REFORMS, AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES"


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* First Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
December 2019 (316 KB)


S. NO 1092 AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE GRANT OF A TEACHING SUPPLIES ALLOWANCE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR (In Substitution of Senate Bill Nos. 42, 75, and 957)


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* First Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
December 2019 (251 KB)


S. NO 1055 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SEPARATE FACILITY FOR PRISONERS CONVICTED OF HEINOUS CRIMES  


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* First Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
December 2019 (250 KB)


S. NO 1155 AN ACT FIXING THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF THE LICENSE TO OWN AND POSSESS, PERMIT TO CARRY OUTSIDE OF RESIDENCE OR PLACE OF BUSINESS AND REGISTRATION OF FIREARMS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTIONS 7 AND 19 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10591, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "COMPREHENSIVE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION REGULATION ACT".  


SUMMARY OF SENATE BILL ON SECOND READING* First Regular Session, Eighteenth Congress Adobe PDF Format
November 2019 (670 KB)


S. NO 1077 AN ACT CREATING A NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD, PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF.  


Pioneering Women of the Senate Adobe PDF Format
March 2019 (671 KB)


In celebration of women’s month, the Senate pays tribute to the pioneering women of the Philippine Senate.  





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