Minority senators want the entire Senate to recognized detained Sen. Leila de Lima for her latest global awards in recognition of her continued fight for human rights and the rule of law.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has expressed alarm over President Rodrigo Duterte’s mention of the New People’s Army as a reason for extending martial law in Mindanao for one more year.
Patently unconstitutional: Drilon says AFP has not given any acceptable reason to extend martial law
Patently unconstitutional and without any legal basis, was the assertion made Friday by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is opposing the government's plan to extend martial law in Mindanao for one full year.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday practically vouched for cooperation of former Pres. Benigno Aquino III in the probe into the P3.5-billion dengue vaccine program and shed light into the issue.
A day after the Senate approved on final reading its version of the 2018 national budget, a senator on Thursday asked the Senate Committee on Finance to justify the substantial additions and reductions that the committee proposed under the…
Contrary to President Duterte's claim, there’s no need to amend the Constitution to allow Sen. Grace Poe to run or president after losing in 2016.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon refused to engage in a public debate with Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali on whether the House's plan to summon Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. “I have stated a legal position. I…
On his 72nd birthday, Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon treated the Senate's 1,700-plus employees to a free lunch.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon found Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez's resignation insignificant insofar as the operation of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) was concerned.
Not so fast! Drilon moves to restore 20% ‘vanity tax’ in TRAIN bill because it would affect the rich…
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is moving to re-insert the 20% excise tax on cosmetic procedures and surgeries that was earlier excised by his colleagues from the inclusion in the government's initial proposed tax reforms.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday assailed the filing of plunder of charges against Cabinet members of the previous administration by the Department of Transportation (DoTr) over the mess in the operations of the Metro Rail…
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon will insist on having amendments to the proposed P3.7 trillion national budgetpresented in open plenary session to assuage fears of inserting pork barrel-like allocations next year.
Any called extension of the existing martial law in Mindanao will require justification from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday said.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa on Friday lauded the proposal of Senate Minority leader Franklin Drilon to realign the PHP1.4-billion anti-illegal drug campaign budget to build more housing units…
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is still keeping in its possession 500 kilos or P5 billion out of the P6.4-billion worth of shabu smuggled from China seized during a raid in Valenzuela City last May.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Thursday is optimistic that the 2018 General Appropriations Act (national budget) and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN or tax reform package) would be passed before…
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon wants the P900 million proposed budget for Oplan Tokhang be used for the housing needs of the Philippine National Police (PNP) following its departure from the drug war.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has refused to issue any statement on the plan of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate claims that he was an alleged protector of drug lord Melvin Odicta Sr.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday said the Office of the Ombudsman’s filing of criminal charges against former President Benigno Aquino III did not come as a surprise.
Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas has urged politikos to turn to God instead of what he called "destructive politics."
President Rodrigo Duterte has scoffed at Senator Leila de Lima’s challenge for him to investigate his son and son-in-law for their alleged links to the illegal drug trade.
Linking Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and former interior scretary Mar Roxas to illegal drugs is part of the Duterte administration's tactic to run away from their "own horror stories."
A preposterous fabrication of the administration was how Liberal Party (LP) president, Sen. Francis Pangilinan described the alleged drug links of his party mates – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and former Interior Sec. Manuel…
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday underscored the need for the upper chamber to have a more active role in the peace process with the National Democratic Front (NDF).