No thanks to her "selective" criticism, detained Sen. Leila de Lima may have torpedoed her chance to take part in Senate proceedings via teleconferencing.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
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Congress recalled a bill up for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature for further amendments by a bicameral conference committee to thwart a possible veto on the measure, which seeks to establish trust fund which would allow coconut farmers…
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The latest bid to amend the Constitution in the House, spearheaded by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, would be “dead on arrival” when it reaches the Senate as there would no longer be any time to deliberate and pass it before the 17th…
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Opposition senators said the government should be working to address rapid inflation, which hit 5.7 percent in September, instead of “silencing” its critics.
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon dared Malacañang to sue Liberal Party (LP) members who are allegedly in cahoots with communists for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte.
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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is concerned over the increasing number of illegal foreign workers in the country.
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The Senate will cross party lines to ensure the proposed P3.757-trillion budget is passed without the reported P50-billion funding allegedly earmarked for allies of former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senate Minority Leader Franklin…
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Senators are pushing the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to submit an errata, or correction, to the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of Health (DOH) to increase funding to the health facilities enhancement program (HFEP) and…
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Members of the Senate minority block are seeking a probe into the “fraudulent and erroneous” basis of President Rodrigo Duterte’s voiding of opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s amnesty.
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Where has the Nacionalista Party (NP) gone, now that one of their most prominent members, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, may possibly be arrested after the amnesty he received in 2010 was voided?
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At least four senators are no longer availing of P300 million in “pork” since 2016, Senator Panfilo Lacson said Saturday (September 1).
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Former Akbayan party-list Rep. Barry Gutierrez would be lawyering for opposition senators in their petition before the Supreme Court (SC) against President Rodrigo Duterte’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) instead of…
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urged Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio to apply as chief justice after Chief Justice Teresita De Castro retires in October.
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is calling on newly-appointed Chief Justice Teresita De Castro to inhibit from “political cases” to address doubts regarding her impartiality.
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The camp of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is making sure that recommended charges against him are dropped from the Senate committee report on the controversial anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.
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There is no other option to select the next President of the Philippines aside from the assumption of the sitting vice president, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday.
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The "hellish" traffic on EDSA (Epifaño delos Santos Avenue) will just be replicated on inner roads once the driver-only car ban on the major thoroughfare is fully implemented.
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The "driver-only" ban in Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) would discriminate against those who cannot afford to hire drivers.
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Senate leaders are urging the Metro Manila Council (MMC) to recall the Metro Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) ban on single-passenger high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs) on Edsa during rush hour.
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With several lawmakers and Cabinet members expressing reservations towards changing the Constitution to shift to a federal system of government, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III admitted that it would be “difficult” to meet their target…
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With no other takers in the upper chamber, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III took up the cudgels of setting the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law on its tracks.
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One of the resource persons invited to a Senate probe on allegations of poll fraud in the 2016 elections has represented former Senator and vice presidential race loser Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, letters obtained by Politiko show.