Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Friday said he is disappointed by the “negligent attitude” of Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez toward the Philippine International Trading Center (PITC) and its “devious and shady schemes” that allowed the agency to hold back billions of pesos in public funds.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday said the Department of Finance (DOF) has urged the Department of Budget and Management to order the return of P33 billion “parked” in the bank accounts of the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC).
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday labeled as another missed opportunity the country’s ineligibility to access millions worth of grants from the Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) due to the country’s failing marks on corruption and rule of law, among other metrics.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday expressed “serious concerns” about the country’s preparedness to conduct mass vaccinations once the coronavirus vaccines became available, citing “funding woes and the lack of a clear distribution plan.”
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday expressed support for the use of P19 billion of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) to fund disaster aid efforts, especially in typhoon-stricken provinces in Bicol and Southern Tagalog regions.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday opposed a proposal to create a new department that will focus solely on disaster management, calling it a “knee-jerk reaction” that will further bloat the already bloated bureaucracy.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III cited the continued functioning of parliaments amid the unprecedented coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) health emergency, during the meeting of the Asia Pacific Group (APG) of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) on Friday.
With millions in housing backlog, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday criticized the government’s allocation of a “measly P4 billion” for the housing sector while it poured in a total of P9.6 billion into confidential and intelligence funds in the proposed 2021 budget.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon pressed the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) on Wednesday to fast-track the construction of the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urged the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sunday (September 27) not to be tight-fisted in giving financial aid to low income families affected by the COVID-19 crisis under the Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is opposed to Dito Telecommunity’s plan to build cell towers inside military camps as it seeks to step up competition against Globe and Smart.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon flags P16.4-B allocation for anti-insurgency program in 2021
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon believes the P16.4-billion budget for the government’s campaign to end communism will be spent on administration allies’ 2022 electoral bids.
A possible revamp is expected in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
Senators opposed the move of their counterparts from House of Representatives to lodge P10 billion with the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) for infrastructure projects during the discussions on the proposed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said.
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MANILA – Senate Minority Floor Leader Franklin Drilon has expressed concern over the high occupancy rate of COVID-19 hospitals in Metro Manila.
MANILA – Senate Blue Ribbon Committee chair Richard Gordon has defended Minority Floor Leader Franklin Drilon over after being highlighted by President Rodrigo Duterte’s outburst during his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday took a swipe at Senator Franklin Drilon for “defending” the Lopez family that owns ABS-CBN, the country’s largest television broadcast company.
The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases did not fail in its response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang said Wednesday.
Senate Minority Floor Leader Franklin Drilon has called on the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to review its plan to conduct a “house-to-house” search for those asymptomatic and mildly infected by the coronavirus disease.