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Surf till you drop! Senate OKs free WiFi bill

With 18 affirmative votes, the Senate on Monday (March 13) approved on third and final reading the proposed Free Internet Access in Public Places Act or Senate Bill (SB) 1277, which seeks to provide free Internet services in virtually all…

Senate on the hot seat

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate as an institution will be put to test today as it starts the first hearing on the alleged overpriced Iloilo Convention Center which will involve probing for the first time an incumbent Senate President,…

Drilon and Belmote against term extension

Ernesto Maceda: Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II have issued separate statements that they had not met to discuss within the Liberal Party (LP) any proposal to lift the term limits of President…

I’m Against Term Extension – Belmonte

The biggest opponents of a second term for President Aquino through a constitutional amendment are his principal allies in Congress, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate President Franklin Drilon. “I am against term extension,”…

Recto Senate President?

Ipinoporma si Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto bilang pamalit kung saka-sakali kay Se­nate President Franklin Drilon. “Iniisip daw ng ilang senador baka sakaling gumanda ang impres­yon ng publiko kapag napalitan ang liderato ng…

BUZZ:Drilon remains the same

Jojo Robles: If Senate President Franklin Drilon were drowning, I’d help. I’d throw him an anvil. The Senate leader who will probably be remembered as the most brown-nosing ally of Malacañang Palace to have ever headed the chamber was at it…

DAP, PDAF reason for low ratings- Drilon, Angara

The scandal on the so-called P10-billion pork barrel scam and the controversy stirred over the use of government savings under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) were being pointed as the “culprit” behind the huge drop in the net…

BBL by early next year

Sen Franklin Drilon said negotiators from the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) had promised to craft the draft bill carving out a new Bangsamoro region in Southern Philippines in 10 days by last Sunday. “Assuming they…

More smokers will quit by 2017

Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday said he is confident the back-to-back implementation of the Sin Tax Reform and the Graphic Health Warning laws would significantly reduce the number of Filipinos smokers especially among the youth…

Drilon sticks with MAR!

The LP stalwart acknowledged that Roxas, the party president-on-leave, is not ranking high in opinion polls but is still optimistic about his chances. “ two years to go. There’s still a lot of things that can happen. Yes, right now, he’s…

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