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_ Senate of the Philippines Officers and Committees

ACCOUNTABILITY OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND INVESTIGATIONS (BLUE RIBBON)
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to, including investigation of, malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance in office by officers and employees of the government, its branches, agencies, subdivisions and instrumentalities; implementation of the provision of the Constitution on nepotism; and investigation of any matter of public interest on its own initiative or brought to its attention by any member of the Senate. Rule X, Section 13 (36)
Chairperson Sen. Alan Peter "Compa˝ero" S. Cayetano
Vice-Chairperson  
Members Sen. Pia S. "Compa˝era" Cayetano
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri
Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla Jr.
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Atty. Emilia Pueyo
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 5510; 5511
Direct lines: 552-6851; 552-6877

ACCOUNTS
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to the auditing and adjustment of all accounts chargeable against the funds for the expenses and activities of the Senate. Rule X, Section 13 (3), Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Vice-Chairperson  
Members Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Pia S. "Compa˝era" Cayetano
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Atty. Jesus T. Yu, Jr.
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3302-3303
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

AGRARIAN REFORM
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to agrarian reform, landed estates, and implementation of the agrarian land reform provisions of the Constitution. Rule X, Section 13 (20) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara,
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary  

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to agriculture, food-production and agri-business, including agricultural experimental stations, agricultural economics and research; soil survey and conservation; agricultural education; technical extension services; animal husbandry; livestock quarantine; agricultural support price; and fisheries and aquatic resources. Rule X, Section 13 (10) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Juan Miguel F. Zubiri
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Members Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Redia Atienza
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3302-3303
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

BANKS, FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND CURRENCIES
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to banks, financial institutions, government and private currencies, capital markets, mutual funds, securitization, coinage and circulation of money. Rule X, Section 13 (7), Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Members Sen. Alan Peter "Compa˝ero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. Mar Roxas
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Joey Tunac
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3302 to 3303
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

CIVIL SERVICE AND GOVERNMENT REORGANIZATION
**7 Members
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to the Civil Service and the status of officers and employees of the Government including their appointment, discipline, retirement; their compensation privileges, benefits and incentives; implementation of the constitutional provisions on the rights of government workers to form and join labor organizations; public sector labor-management relations and collective negotiation agreements; reorganization of the Government or any of its branches or instrumentalities; all human resource development programs pertaining to the Government; and all other matters relating to the bureaucracy. Rule X, Section 13 (31) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes IV
*Sen. Panfilo ""Ping" M. Lacson, (Acting Chair)
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Loren B. Legarda  
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Alan Peter "Compa˝ero" S. Cayetano
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Paraluman Zulueta
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3301
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746
*per April 30, 2008 journal page 633
** membership exceeds required Minority nomination; for further consultation

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS, REVISION OF CODES AND LAWS
Jurisdiction: All matters proposing amendments to the Constitution of the Philippines and the compilation and revision of existing codes and laws; election laws and implementation of constitutional provisions on initiative and referendum on legislative acts; recall of elective officials; the role and rights of people's organizations; and sectoral or party list representation. Rule X, Section 13 (30) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Vice-Chairperson
Members Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Mar Roxas
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Eleuteria Mirasol
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3315
Direct line: 552-6750

COOPERATIVES
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to cooperatives, both urban and rural-based, including but not limited to farm credit and farm security, cooperative movements, marketing and consumers' organization and the implementation of the Cooperative Code of the Philippines. Rule X, Section 13 (11) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Vice-Chairperson  
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Pia "Compa˝era" S. Cayetano
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Norberto Villanueva
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3319
Direct line: 552-6750

CULTURAL COMMUNITIES
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to cultural communities. Rule X, Section 13 (19) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Vice-Chairperson
Members Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan II
Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla Jr.
Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Loren B. Legarda
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Beatriz Tiongco
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3302-3303
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to economic planning and programming; the planning of domestic and foreign public indebtedness; general economic development; and coordination, regulation and diversification of industry and investments. Rule X, Section 13 (6) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Loren B. Legarda
*Vice-Chairperson Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Members Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III,
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary  
**per organizational meeting on September 10, 2007 as reported by Ms. Paraluman P. Zulueta, Committee Secretary

EDUCATION, ARTS AND CULTURE
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to education, schools, colleges, universities; implementation of the provisions of the Constitution regarding the establishment of free public elementary and secondary education, scholarships grants, studies and incentives to deserving students; non-formal, informal, indigenous learning systems, and adult education; the preservation, enrichment and evolution of Filipino arts and culture; establishment and maintenance of libraries, museums, shrines, monuments, and other historical sites and edifices; training programs and cultural and artistic programs of international institutions and organizations operating in the Philippines, such as the UNESCO; and special commemorative events such as the observance of the centennial of the Philippine Independence. Rule X, Section 13 (22) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Francis Pangilinan
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Mar Roxas
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Horacio Cruda
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3302-3303
Direct line: 552-6820

ENERGY
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to the exploration, exploitation, development, extraction, importation, refining, transport, marketing, distribution, conservation, or storage of all forms of energy products and resources such as from fossil fuels like petroleum, coal, natural gas and gas liquids, nuclear fuel resources; geothermal resources and non-conventional, existing and potential forms of energy resources; and generation, transmission and distribution of electric power. Rule X, Section 13 (25) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
Vice-Chairperson  
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Mar Roxas
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Horacio Cruda
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3302-3303
Direct line 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Jurisdiction : All matters relating to the conservation and protection of the environment, the regulation of the impact of human activities on the same, the promotion of environmental awareness of our citizens, the renewal of resources in damaged eco-systems and other environmental-related issues; and all matters relating to the administration, management, development, protection, exploration, storage, renewal, regulation and licensing, and wise utilization of the country's national reserves including, but not limited to, forest, mineral, public land, off-shore areas and the development of industries based on these resources. Rule X, Section 13 (24) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Vice-Chairpersons Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Ramon R. Navea III
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3320
Direct line: 552-6750

ETHICS AND PRIVILEGES
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to the conduct, rights, privileges, safety, dignity, integrity and reputation of the Senate and its members. Rule X, Section 13 (2) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Vice-Chairperson  
Members Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Emily Jane Ferrer
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3301-3306
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

FINANCE
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to funds for the expenditures of the National Government and for the payment of public indebtedness; auditing of accounts and expenditures of the National Government; claims against the government; inter-governmental revenue sharing; and, in general, all matters relating to public expenditures. Rule X, Section 13 (4) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile (Chair, Sub-committee A)
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago (Chair, Sub-committee B)
Sen. Edgardo J. Angara (Chair, Sub-committee C)
Sen. Joker P. Arroyo (Chair, Sub-committee D)
Members Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Mar Roxas
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Atty. Jesus T. Yu, Jr.
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3302
Direct line: 552-6820

FOREIGN RELATIONS
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to the relations of the Philippines with other nations generally; diplomatic and consular service; the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; the United Nations Organization and its agencies; multi-lateral organizations; all international agreements, obligations and contracts; and overseas Filipinos. Rule X, Section 13 (12) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
Vice-Chairperson
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Mar Roxas
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Ma. Antoniette P. Aristoza
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3318
Direct line: 552-6750

GAMES, AMUSEMENT AND SPORTS
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to games and amusement, such as lotteries, jai-alai, horse racing, dog-racing, wrestling, boxing, basketball and all other sports, as well as matters relating to amateur sports development. Rule X, Section 13 (35) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Members Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Xerxes Nitafan
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3318
Direct line: 552-6750

GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES
Jurisdiction: All questions affecting government corporations, including all amendments to their charters; the interests of the government in the different industrial and commercial enterprises; privatization. Rule X, Section 13 (8) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Vice-Chairperson  
Members Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Mar Roxas
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary  

HEALTH AND DEMOGRAPHY
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to public health in general, medical, hospital and quarantine services; population issues, concerns, policies and programs affecting individuals and their families, their effects on national, social and economic conditions. Rule X, Section 13 (23) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Members Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Mar Roxas
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Beatriz Tiongco
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3301-3306
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Jurisdiction All matters relating to the organization and administration of justice, civil courts, penitentiaries and reformatory schools; probation; impeachment proceedings against constitutional officers and other officers legally removable by impeachment; registration of land titles; immigration and naturalization; the implementation of the provisions of the Constitution on human rights; and all matters pertaining to the efficiency and reforms in the prosecution service. Rule X, Section 13 (15) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
*Vice-Chairperson Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Members Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Assumption Ingrid B. Reyes
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3317
Direct line: 552-6750
* nomination made at an organizational meeting per Mary Jane M. Arzadon, Committee Secretary; relayed on April 23, 2008

LABOR, EMPLOYMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to labor employment and human resource development; maintenance of industrial peace; promotion of employer-employee cooperation; labor education, standards and statistics; organization of the labor market including recruitment, training and placement of workers and exports of human resources; foreign workers in the Philippines; promotion and development of workers' organizations; promotion and development of employment-intensive technology. Rule X. Section 13 (21), Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Members Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Genoveva "Gemma" Tanpiengco
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3305
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to autonomous regions, provinces, cities, special metropolitan political subdivisions, municipalities and barangays. Rule X, Section 13 (17) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Marie Anne D. Macaballug
Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3317
Direct line: 552-6750

NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to national defense and external and internal threats to national security; the Armed Forces of the Philippines; pension plans and fringe benefits of war veterans and military retirees; citizens army selective service; forts; arsenals; military camps and reservations; coast, geodetic and meteorological surveys; civil defense; and military research and development. Rule X, Section 13 (13), Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
*Vice-Chairperson Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Committee Secretary Elpidio H. Calica
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3320
Direct line: 552-6750
* nomination made at a meeting per Elpidio H. Calica, Committee Secretary; relayed on April 23, 2008

PEACE, UNIFICATION AND RECONCILIATION
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to peace, internal armed conflict resolution, political negotiation, cessation of hostilities, amnesty, rebel returnees, integration and development, national unification and reconciliation. Rule X, Section 13 (14) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Vice-Chairperson  
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Cesar R. Umali
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3318
Direct line: 552-6750

PUBLIC INFORMATION AND MASS MEDIA
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to public information, mass communication and broadcast services; the implementation of the provisions of the Constitution regarding ownership and management of mass media and the advertising industry, the development and promotion of information technology; and all matters relating to the artistic standards and quality of the motion picture and television industry. Rule X, Section 13 (29) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Vice-Chairperson  
Members Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary  

PUBLIC ORDER AND ILLEGAL DRUGS
Jurisdiction : All matters relating to peace and order; the Philippine National Police; the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology; the Bureau of Fire Protection; private security agencies; the use, sale, acquisition, possession, cultivation, manufacture and distribution of prohibited and regulated drugs and other similar substances as provided for under pertinent laws, and the prosecution of offenders, rehabilitation of drug users and dependents, including the formulation of drug-related policies. Rule X, Section 13 (32) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
*Vice-Chairperson Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Members Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Xerxes S. Nitafan
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3318
Direct line: 552-6750
* nominations made at an organizational meeting per Xerxes S. Nitafan, Committee Secretary; relayed on April 2, 2008

PUBLIC SERVICES
Jurisdiction: All matters affecting public services and utilities; communications; land, air, river and sea transportation including railroads, inter-island navigation, and lighthouses; and the grant or amendment of legislative franchises. Rule X, Section 13 (28) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Anthony A. Samonte
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3318
Direct line: 552-6750

PUBLIC WORKS
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to planning, construction, maintenance, improvement and repair of public buildings, highways, bridges, roads, ports, airports, harbors and parks; drainage, flood control and protection; and irrigation and water utilities. Rule X, Section 13 (16) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Robert Barbers
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Genoveva "Gemma" Tanpiengco
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3305
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746
 

RULES
Jurisdiction: All matters affecting the Rules of the Senate; the calendar as well as parliamentary rules and the order and manner of transacting business and the creation of committees.
The Chairperson of the Committee shall be the Majority Leader of the Senate. The Vice-Chairpersons shall be the Assistant Majority Leaders. Rule X, Section 13 (1) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Vice-Chairpersons Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Members Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. Mar Roxas
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary LanLi S. Ogdoc
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3317; 3352-3353
Direct line: 552-6750

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to science and technology, including scientific and technological research, development and advancement. Rule X, Section 13 (26) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Vice-Chairperson Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Members Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Joey Tunac
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3302-3303
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

SOCIAL JUSTICE, WELFARE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to rural development and welfare, and the implementation of the provisions of the Constitution on social justice. Rule X, Section 13 (27) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Vice-Chairperson
Members Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Mildred Jovita Lipio
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3305
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

TOURISM
Jurisdiction: : All matters relating to tourism and the tourist industry. Rule X, Section 13 (34) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Vice-Chairperson
Members Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Mildred Jovita Lipio
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3305
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

TRADE AND COMMERCE
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to domestic and foreign trade and private corporations; patents, copyrights, trade names and trademarks; standards, weights, measures and designs; quality control; control and stabilization of prices of commodities; consumer protection; handicraft and cottage industries; and marketing of commodities. Rule X, Section 13 (9) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Mar Roxas
Vice-Chairperson
Members Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Julie Fontiveros
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3305
Direct line: 552-6820

URBAN PLANNING, HOUSING, AND RESETTLEMENT
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to urban land reform planning, housing, resettlement and urban community development. Rule X, Section 13 (18) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Vice-Chairperson
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Emily Jane Ferrer
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3305
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

WAYS AND MEANS
Chairperson Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Vice-Chairperson
Members Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Mar Roxas
Sen. Antonio "Sonny" F. Trillanes, IV
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Julie Fontiveros
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3305
Direct line: 552-6820
Fax: 551-3746

YOUTH, WOMEN AND FAMILY RELATIONS
Jurisdiction: All matters relating to the youth, women and family relations. Rule X, Section 13 (33) , Rules of the Senate
Chairperson Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Vice-Chairperson  
Members Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" B. Honasan, II
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Ex-Officio Members Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Francis "Kiko" N. Pangilinan
Sen. Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr.
Committee Secretary Ma. Lourdes A. Juan-Alzate
(Trunk line) 552-6601 loc. 3319
Direct line: 552-6750

COMMISSION ON APPOINTMENTS
Chairperson Sen. Manny Villar
Senate Contingent Sen. Joker P. Arroyo
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile
Sen. Richard J. Gordon
Sen. Manuel "Lito" M. Lapid
Sen. Alan Peter "Compañero" S. Cayetano
Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada
Sen. Rodolfo G. Biazon
Sen. Loren B. Legarda
Sen. M.A. "Jamby" Madrigal
Sen. Mar Roxas
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson

SENATE ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL
Majority Sen. Edgardo J. Angara
Sen. Ramon "Bong" B. Revilla, Jr.
Sen. Pia "Compañera" S. Cayetano
Sen. Francis "Chiz" G. Escudero
Minority Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" S. Aquino, III
Sen. Panfilo "Ping" M. Lacson
*Supreme Court Contingent Justice Leonardo A. Quisumbing
Justice Antonio T. Carpio
Justice Renato C. Corona
*per Senate Electoral Tribunal/April 8,2008

JUDICIAL AND BAR COUNCIL
Member for the Senate Sen. Francis Pangilinan
CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
(Pursuant to Concurrent Resolution #31, 11th Congress)
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