Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of U.S. – Philippine Exchanges

02 July 2018, Comment are Off
Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of U.S. – Philippine Exchanges SMX Mall of Asia, 30 June 2018 with Michael...

Discussion on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) May 30-31

31 May 2018, Comment are Off
Session ended at 2:07 AM earlier today. Thanks to Senator Migz Zubiri for keeping an open mind in accepting amendments...

Speech Endorsing the Confirmation of Berna Romulo-Puyat as Secretary of Tourism

30 May 2018, Comment are Off
Speech Endorsing the Confirmation of Berna Romulo-Puyat as Secretary of Tourism Delivered by Senate President Pro...

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