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Maranao leader seeks to take minority groups’ concerns to Senate

Maranao leader Samira Gutoc-Tomawis will propose a law for the protection of women, specifically those from indigenous groups, should she become senator after the mid-term polls next year. Gutoc-Tomawis, a former member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, filed her certificate of candidacy on October 11, the first day of the filing period at the Comelec […] The post Maranao leader seeks to take minority groups’ concerns to Senate appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonOct 12th, 2018

Gordon calls out senators’ absence during interpellations

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Richard Gordon called out some minority senators for not showing up during Wednesday's plenary deliberations, citing that their absence postpones debates on proposed measures. After he sponsored Senate Bill 2195, which seeks to authorize courts to require community service instead of imprisonment as penalties for arrested minors or those of legal age, he asked for a manifestation from Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III. Gordon criticized the absence of some minority senators and expressed sympathy towards Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon, who was mostly alone in interpellating a proposed bill. "Hindi natin nagawa 'yung batas natin sa ...Keep on reading: Gordon calls out senators’ absence during interpellations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Drilon seeks to restore P16.8B DoH budget cut

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon appealed to the the Senate Finance Committee to restore at least P16.8 billion out of the P28 billion that had been cut from the Department of Health’s budget. Drilon stressed that the budget cut will compromise the country’s health sector including the Health Facilities Enhancement Program. Drilon said that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Franklin Drilon seeks review of 29 Philippines-China deals

Saying the questionable Northrail and NBN-ZTE broadband projects are still fresh in the nation’s mind, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has joined his colleagues’ call for a review of the 29 deals the Philippines signed with China during the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Liberal Party, other groups urge Mar Roxas to run for senator

MANILA, Philippines – Mar Roxas for senator in 2019? The Liberal Party (LP) and other groups are prodding the former presidential candidate to run for the Senate, but he has yet to make a decision. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday, April 24, that the LP is suggesting to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Joint Senate panel OKs measure outlawing political dynasties in PH

A joint Senate committee has approved a proposed measure that would bar political dynasties in elective positions nationwide.   A total of 13 legislators endorsed on Wednesday evening Senate Bill No. 1765, the consolidated bill against political dynasties, which seeks to prohibit immediate and extended relatives from running for public office to succeed or replace a relative, or simultaneously serve with a relative in the same political jurisdiction.   Those who passed SB 1765 were Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, Senators Risa Hontiveros, Loren Legarda, Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, Grace Poe, Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito, Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV, Nancy Binay, So...Keep on reading: Joint Senate panel OKs measure outlawing political dynasties in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Political dynasties threaten Bangsamoro success — Ateneo dean

  Banning political dynasties in the proposed Bangsamoro autonomous region would give it a "fighting chance" to grow alternative leaders and strengthen their political parties, the dean of Ateneo School of Government stressed on Thursday.   Dr. Ronald Mendoza's statement comes after Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asked if he should continue to push for an anti-political dynasty provision in the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which seeks to replace the existing Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).   READ: Drilon pushes for provision prohibiting political dynasties in BBL   Mendoza supported Drilon's move citing that the "average ef...Keep on reading: Political dynasties threaten Bangsamoro success — Ateneo dean.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Drilon seeks law to rationalize tax perks for businesses

SENATE Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urged the government to push for the immediate passage of a law rationalizing the grant of tax perks to business enterprises. Drilon said the continued inaction on the measure is an affront to Filipinos who would be adversely affected by the Tax Reform Acceleration and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Rody seeks meeting with Drilon over Mabilog

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte wants to talk with Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon to enlighten him about the alleged drug links of Iloilo Cit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Duterte seeks funding for 30,000 troops to fight threat ‘bigger than Marawi crisis’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to support the budget for the hiring of additional 30,000 troops following the discovery of a new security threat in Mindanao which is “bigger than” the Marawi crisis. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday that the President has asked their support to address [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2017

Drilon seeks probe of DOJ exec over Marcos

MANILA, Philippines - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon yesterday urged the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2017

First economic history museum in PHL opens in Iloilo

THE century-old Elizalde building located in Iloilo City’s Central Business District is now the country’s first ever museum on economic history. Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon led the inauguration of the Museum of Philippine Economic History on Monday, together with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) officials led by its chairman Rene […] The post First economic history museum in PHL opens in Iloilo appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

‘Budget OK an abuse of discretion’

Lawmakers committed abuse of discretion when they surreptitiously inserted projects – for pork funding – in the P3.7-trillion budget program for this year, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Drilon: Alleged ‘pork’ in national budget could become an ‘election issue’

      MANILA, Philippines --- The P3.757-trillion national budget allegedly filled with "pork" could be an "election issue" or basis for assessing candidates in the May elections, according to Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. "Magiging election issue po yan. Pananagutan nila sa taong bayan kung paano ginagamit itong pondong nakalaan sa budget," Drilon said over local radio station DWIZ. Drilon also took the issue with legislators allegedly abusing their "powers" to provide amendments in the 2019 national budget. "Sa akin po ang tinatawag nating pang-a-abuso sa karapatan at kapangyarihan sa paglagay ng amendments sa budget," he said. The mino...Keep on reading: Drilon: Alleged ‘pork’ in national budget could become an ‘election issue’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Lacson, Drilon, 3 peers reject pork-ridden spending measure

Senators opposing the P3.8-trillion national budget allegedly stuffed with pork on Friday refused to ratify the unified Senate-House committee report that ended the two-month impasse over the passage of President Duterte's spending program for 2019.   Voting 15-5, the Senate adopted the committee report prepared by Sen. Loren Legarda and Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. but not without firm opposition from Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Panfilo Lacson.   Senators Risa Hontiveros, Bam Aquino and Francis Pangilinan also voted against the report.   According to Drilon, adding his name to the committee report was akin to "signing a blank...Keep on reading: Lacson, Drilon, 3 peers reject pork-ridden spending measure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Drilon votes against approval of 2019 national budget

MANILA, Philippines --- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Friday voted against the approval of the "pork-filled" P3.8 trillion proposed national budget as he compared its passage to "signing a blank check" as they did not have enough time to scrutinize the spending bill. "I dissent from the approval of the proposed 2019 General Appropriations Act," Drilon said in an interview before the bicameral conference committee approved the General Appropriations Bill. READ: Deadlock ends as Senate-House panel approves P3.8-T nat'l budget for 2019 "It is unfortunate that the Senate did not have sufficient time to review the General Appropriations Bill submitted by the House of Repr...Keep on reading: Drilon votes against approval of 2019 national budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Century-old Elizalde building is now PHL economic museum

SENATE Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon will grace the opening of the first Museum of Philippine Economic History on February 11. The impressive transformation of the Elizalde building, formerly known as the Commission on Audit building, into a museum is the latest in a slew of restoration of key heritage and culture sites that began […] The post Century-old Elizalde building is now PHL economic museum appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

P2.5 billion fund for juvenile homes pushed

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon yesterday pushed for the allocation of an additional P2.5 billion to the Department of Social Welfare and Development budget for the construction and maintenance of Bahay Pag-asa or rehabilitation center facilities for children in conflict with the law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Sparks fly in telco franchise, ownership

Senate Minority Floor Leader Franklin Drilon yesterday insisted on questioning the franchise of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company Inc. (Mislatel) and even the ownership of the private firm that was part of the consortium declared as qualified to be the country’s third major telecommunications player. Drilon insisted that the franchise of Mislatel, headed by its president […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Drilon hits NTC for hasty choice of Mislatel as 3rd telco

MANILA, Philippines --- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon criticized the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) for its apparent failure to exercise due diligence in choosing the Philippines's third telecommunications player. The senator questioned why NTC decided to pick Mindanao Islamic Telephone Co. (Mislatel) considering that its franchise would expire in 2023 and yet the deliverables of the third telco would extend beyond that year. "I think the entire country, including the Senate, really sees the need for a third telco player, because our internet and communication services are probably one of the poorest in the world," Drilon said in an interview with ABS-CBN ...Keep on reading: Drilon hits NTC for hasty choice of Mislatel as 3rd telco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Drilon, Lacson: No more budget for dredging in 2019

MANILA, Philippines --- On Senator Panfilo Lacson's motion, Congress has agreed to remove the funding for dredging, dubbed as the "rich source of corruption" in the national budget.   Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the agreement was reached during Monday's bicameral conference committee meeting on the 2019 national budget.   "A major amendment there is that there will be no budget for dredging. Because dredging is the rich source of corruption. How can you measure how the cubic meters of mud did you dredge?" Drilon said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channels' morning show, "Headstart."   The Minority Leader said it was Lacson, who mov...Keep on reading: Drilon, Lacson: No more budget for dredging in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019