Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon ripped apart Senate Blue Ribbon committee chair Dick Gordon’s report on the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine, saying it cherry-picked pieces of evidence culled from Senate probes.
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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV cannot hide behind parliamentary privilege to shield himself against the inciting to sedition case filed against him as the constitutional guarantee to lawmakers that they would not be held liable for anything…
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Liberal Party (LP) senators have closed ranks in assailing the filing of inciting to sedition charges against their colleague, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, saying this was another form of harassment against critics of the…
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Despite misgivings, Sen. Joel Villanueva on Friday said he could only hope that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing a legal strategy in the handling of cases of some high-profile personalities.
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday urged President Duterte to review the Department of Justice (DOJ) resolution clearing from illegal drug charges so-called high profile personalities despite public admissions, such as in the…
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday expressed doubts that Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II could feign ignorance on the Department of Justice’ (DOJ) junking of the drug charges alleged big-time drug lords Peter Lim and…
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The continuing “politicization” of the Supreme Court, most recently the court employees' call for the resignation of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, demeans and erodes public confidence in the judicial system, Senate Minority Leader…
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Amendments in the 1987 Constitution will be a futile exercise if it will not include a provision prohibiting the existence of political dynasties in the country, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday said.
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President Duterte found an unlikely ally in the person of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, who, on Monday defended him from the snide remarks of a United Nations (UN) official.
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday mocked colleagues who were discussing about their “impeachment robes” for the forthcoming impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
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Solicitor General Jose Calida and abogado and Marcos loyalist Oliver Lozano filed quo warranto petitions with the Supreme Court on Monday (March 5) seeking to void Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s appointment, but many…
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon once again trashed the proposal to shift to federalism and instead called for amendments to the local government code to give cities and municipalities more power.
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Several lawmakers are not pleased with how a majority of Supreme Court (SC) justices are behaving toward Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and warned that their public statements against her puts the court “in an inordinately bad light.”
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court magistrates to spare the entire judicial institution from their infighting, brought about by the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday called on Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III to assert his leadership and ensure the discussions on Charter change are rational and not railroaded.
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Rather than be a tool in uniting the country, federalism could divide the nation and undermine democracy, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday said.
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Senate leaders yesterday quashed reports on alleged plan to postpone the May barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections by congressmen-allies and railroad the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha).
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President Duterte’s allies in the House of Representatives are out to railroad the planned Charter change (Cha-cha) to extend their stay in power, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday said.
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Politikos from the opposition flocked to the Philippine National Police Custodial Center and were “moved to tears” as they marked one year of Senator Leila de Lima’s detention over drug charges.
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More than a handful of politikos from the Liberal Party visited the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame Saturday (February 24) to join Senator Leila de Lima in marking her first year in detention.
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Senator Gregorio Honasan on Tuesday said the ethics case against Sen. Leila de Lima should set the tone in the Senate in asserting its independence against any abuse of authority of a co-equal body.
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“What happened last night was just an agreement between those who attended the meeting. The other senators have yet to agree with anything,” Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said in a text message to reporters.
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Vice President Leni Robredo caught up with former President Benigno Aquino III like a long lost friend at the celebration of the Liberal Party’s 72nd anniversary Friday (January 19).
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Vice President Leni Robredo couldn’t help but draw parallelisms between the martial law years and the current political climate as she noted how quickly the Liberal Party’s ranks diminished with the end of the Aquino administration.