Explainer: What are the roles and responsibilities of the senators?

Explainer: What are the roles and responsibilities of the senators?

In just a few days, the future of the Philippines will be in the hands of the Filipino voters. Who are qualified to become a senator? What are the roles and tasks of the senators? KAMI's got you covered!

According to a video report by the ABS-CBN News, there are many tasks needed to be done by the senators. Here are some of their roles and responsibilities:

  • Create laws to help and serve the Filipinos
  • Exercise the oversight function to probe government officials
  • Oversee the budget of the country
  • Serve as the judge if there are impeachment trials involving higher officials like the President or a Chief Justice
  • Some Senators are part of the Commission on Appointment that does the “check and balance” when the President appoints an official
  • Ratifies the international deals of the President
  • The Senate has the right to oppose “martial law” or the suspension of the “writ of habeas corpus”
  • As part of the Congress, senators have to make sure that the President does not abuse his/her power

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As previously reported by KAMI, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) warned the candidates and the Filipino voters that those who will be caught selling and buying votes would be apprehended.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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