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Sotto vows to push for limited number of oversight committees

A letter shown to media by Sen. Vicente Sotto III (in photo) supposedly sent by then Teresa Mayor Rodel de la Cruz to the senator’s office in 2012 and requesting funding for the antidengue project could be authentic, according to a town official of Teresa, Rizal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III has vowed to push for the rationalization of the numerous congressional oversight committees when the next Congress convenes in July to keep only those created by law and get rid of those created by simple resolutions.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators leave decision on panels hanging


Senate leaders are leaving it to the next batch of senators in the 16th Congress to decide whether or not to trim the present 35 oversight committees that have duplicate functions.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senate sets measures to curb spending

Senator  Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate is set to take steps to change the way the chamber uses its billions annually following the controversy over the maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) of senators.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »