Ouster plot vs. Duterte won’t fly: Sotto

MANILA — Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday said the alleged plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte would not fly. “The cat is out of the bag. It does not…

Bill lowering criminal liability age, ‘pro-poor’: Sotto

MANILA — Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday described the bill seeking to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old as a “pro-poor” measure.…

Sotto finds Smartmatic’s answer on ‘ñ’ ‘unacceptable, unbelievable’

MANILA – Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday described the answers of Smartmatic on the issue of the character “ñ” that was suddenly changed in the middle of the counting…

Ex-poll chief to Sotto: Name source of 2016 ‘poll fraud’ claim

MANILA — Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes on Monday said Senator Vicente Sotto III should name the source of the information regarding the alleged irregularities in 2016 elections…

Sotto urges probe on alleged irregularities in 2016 polls

MANILA — Senator Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday urged the Senate to conduct a probe into the country’s automated election system. Sotto made the call after allegations of early transmission of…

Senators react to Duterte’s revolutionary gov’t threat

  MANILA — Senators on Monday had mixed reactions to the threat of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a revolutionary government if his critics’ attempts to destabilize the government push through.…

Senate legal counsel reviews ethics complaint vs Sotto

MANILA — Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Monday said the ethics complaint filed against Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III for the controversial remark he made about single mothers is now…

Sotto open to review CA’s secret voting system

MANILA — Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Monday said he is open to review the secret voting system of the Commission on Appointments (CA) after Sen. Panfilo Lacson…