Five incumbent senators, led by Senate President Vicente Sotto III, had the chance to bond with four of the presumptive winners of the senatorial race ahead of their proclamation.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III
President Rodrigo Duterte's move to veto the illegal insertions in the P3.7 trillion national budget for 2019 was "a victory" not for the Senate but for fiscal responsibility and public welfare.
Reelectionist administration Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara is receiving outpouring support from both sides of the political fence.
Senators on Wednesday slammed House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez for supposedly lying about the Senate's sentiment regarding the ongoing budget impasse.
House committee on appropriations chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. on Wednesday said the House leadership has dispatched the Secretary General to the Senate to “physically retrieve” the budget books in a final move to break the impasse.