Senate Resolution 580 calls for the constitution of the Senate of the Philippines into a constituent assembly to propose amendments to – or revision of – the Constitution, and upon approval of 3/4 vote of its members adopt the same.
Senate Bill 1638 strengthens the Office of the Ombudsman by establishing a retirement benefit system for the Ombudsman, his/her deputies, the special prosecutor and other officials and employees performing legal, prosecution, investigation and corruption prevention functions. It also seeks to augment employees’ benefits.
“Given the indispensable role of the Office of the Ombudsman in the eradication of graft and corruption, it is only but fitting to provide them with a competitive retirement scheme commensurate and comparable to other officials and employees in government performing equally vital functions.”
Senate Resolution 577 calls for an inquiry in aid of legislation into the recent controversies surrounding the PCSO.
“The undersigned members of the Senate have decided to authorize the Chairmen of the said Committees to make public the testimony of Mr. John Paul Solano given in an executive session as specified in the Senate Rules Governing Inquiries in Aid of Legislation.”View Fullscreen
“Despite several amendments made to strengthen the AMLA, violations thereof have been continuously monitored. However, there are some violations that are left uncovered.”View Fullscreen
Highlights of the hearing:
– Preliminary statement for the inquiry in aid of legislation on the reinstatement of Supt. Marcos and other CIDG-8 members involved in the killing of Mayor Espinosa
– Sen. Lacson questions from media in an interview after the hearing
“… In the interest of transparency and accountability it is necessary that an investigation be conducted as to how the funds of the Senate are being utilized so as to prevent wastage and dissipation and check possible acts of graft and corruption.”View Fullscreen