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Minority is most productive? Ping twits Drilon’s claim with history lesson

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Senator Panfilo Lacson doused cold water on claims made by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon that the group led by the Liberal Party is the “most productive” since the start of the 17th Congress last July.

“(The) minority (is the) ‘most productive.’ Agree, except that they were in the majority (bloc) during their period of productivity,” Lacson tweeted Monday (March 20).

Earlier in the day, Drilon released a statement where he claimed that the Liberal Party-led minority bloc is the most productive in the chamber, based on Senate records.

LP senators– Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Kiko Pangilinan, Leila de Lima and Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV– initially joined the majority bloc when the 17th Congress opened in July last year.

They, however, were stripped of their committee chairmanships last Feb. 27, along with Drilon’s position of president pro tempore.

The reorganization in the Senate prompted the LP senators to join the minority bloc which then had only has one member left, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.

Trillanes’ erstwhile colleagues, Senators Francis Escudero and Ralph Recto, jumped over to the majority bloc.