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Franklin Drilon

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Inquirier.net
PPO to hold outreach concerts, workshops in Antique and Iloilo this weekCCP President Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso with concert sponsor Sen. Franklin Drilon (
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 hours ago
CCP President Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso with concert sponsor Sen. Franklin Drilon (second from right) and company The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) will hold a concert at the Iloilo Convention Center on March 2 at 7 p.m. Before that, the PPO... Read more
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The Manila Times
Drilon bares ‘plot’ to railroad Cha-chaSENATE Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday bared alleged moves by adminis
The Manila Times / Posted 2 hours ago
SENATE Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday bared alleged moves by administration lawmakers to railroad Charter change (Cha-cha) by postponing the May 2018 barangay (village) elections and hold it on a later date simultaneously with the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Admin lawmakers to railroad Cha-cha, Drilon claimsSen. Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE Citing unnamed sourc
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 hours ago
Sen. Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE Citing unnamed sources, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday said that the allies of the President Rodrigo Duterte were attempting to “railroad” the proposed Charter change... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Ex-President Aquino among visitors of De Lima on her first year in detentionFeb. 24, 2018. (Photo from a video from De Lima’s Facebook page) Former Presid
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo from a video from De Lima’s Facebook page) Former President Benigno Aquino III, Sens. Bam Aquino and Franklin Drilon, and other supporters of Sen. Leila de Lima trooped to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Supporters, minority senators call for De Lima’s releaseCame Crame in Quezon City. ADVERTISEMENT Only the minority signed Resolution
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Came Crame in Quezon City. ADVERTISEMENT Only the minority signed Resolution No. 645, among them Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senators Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino, Risa Hontiveros and Antonio Trillanes IV. De Lima is awaiting... Read more
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The Manila Times
Senate minority bloc presses for ‘immediate release’ of de Limalaws, and serving her constituents and our country,” they said. The resolution
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
laws, and serving her constituents and our country,” they said. The resolution was signed by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, as well as Senators Francis Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes 4th, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4th, and Risa... Read more
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Sun Star
Palace taunts De Lima: 'Happy 1st anniversary in detention'Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said, amid the opposition senators' appeal to set
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said, amid the opposition senators' appeal to set De Lima free. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senators Francis Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes IV, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, and Ana Theresia Hontiveros... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Palace tells minority senators not to politicize courts in De Lima caseI’m appealing to the opposition senators do not influence the judges,” he added
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
I’m appealing to the opposition senators do not influence the judges,” he added. On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Francis Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes IV, Bam Aquino, and Risa Hontiveros filed Senate Resolution... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Minority senators call for immediate release of De LimaLima, who will mark her first year of “illegal arrest and unjust detention” on
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Lima, who will mark her first year of “illegal arrest and unjust detention” on Saturday, Feb. 24. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Francis Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes IV, Bam Aquino, and Risa Hontiveros filed Senate Resolution... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Labor officials ‘slow to act on OFW deaths’cases, 7 percent were accidents, 11 percent were alleged suicides and 3 percent
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
cases, 7 percent were accidents, 11 percent were alleged suicides and 3 percent, unspecified cases. Minority Leader Franklin Drilon also condemned the abuses against workers and pressed the government to strictly implement the Migrant... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Labor execs asked: Why wasn’t deployment ban imposed sooner?did not impose the deployment ban sooner given the increasing number of deaths
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
did not impose the deployment ban sooner given the increasing number of deaths of OFWs in Kuwait. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon supported Villanueva’s question, saying that under the law, the POEA governing board is mandated to review... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senators condemn rising incidents of abuse, death of OFWsbut lives of Filipinos who took chances abroad and whom we call the new heroes
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
but lives of Filipinos who took chances abroad and whom we call the new heroes of our country.) Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon likewise condemned the abuses against OFWs, hoping that the hearing would serve as an opportunity to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate ethics body junks complaint vs De Limacommittee headed by Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III unanimously approv
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
committee headed by Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III unanimously approved the motion of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon to dismiss the case without prejudice to refiling the same in the future. Drilon’s motion was seconded by... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senators scrap Faeldon’s ethics case vs Lacson, Trillaneson Tuesday the cases filed by former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon against two
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
on Tuesday the cases filed by former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon against two senators. It was Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon who moved to dismiss the ethics cases filed against Senators Panfilo Lacson and Antonio Trillanes IV in... Read more
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Inquirier.net
OGCC hopeful that senators will block abolition, merger with OSGFriday. ADVERTISEMENT “The chairman of the committee Senator Richard Gordon a
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
Friday. ADVERTISEMENT “The chairman of the committee Senator Richard Gordon and former Justice Secretary and now Senator Franklin Drilon asked the most crucial question to the OSG on its proposal to abolish the OGCC: how will the OSG resolve the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Labor chief defends Kuwait banfrom the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. Senate President Aquilino Pi
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon supported President Duterte’s decision to halt labor traffic to Kuwait. “We have to act and send a message... Read more
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Inquirier.net
What the Year of the Earth Dog has in store for President Duterte, VP Leni–and yousays Tan. Tan points out the interesting makeup of the government. Speaker Pan
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
says Tan. Tan points out the interesting makeup of the government. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is a Rooster, as are Senators Franklin Drilon and Chiz Escudero. “A minimum of three of the same animal signs in one roof is a sign of a progressive... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Political dynasties threaten Bangsamoro success — Ateneo deanof Ateneo School of Government stressed on Thursday. Dr. Ronald Mendoza’s stat
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
of Ateneo School of Government stressed on Thursday. Dr. Ronald Mendoza’s statement comes after Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asked if he should continue to push for an anti-political dynasty provision in the Bangsamoro Basic Law... Read more
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Sun Star
Nalzaro: Gwen will survivecarry it out. The late senator Meriam Defensor-Santiago was also ordered dismis
Sun Star / Posted 11 days ago
carry it out. The late senator Meriam Defensor-Santiago was also ordered dismissed but the Senate President (I think it was Franklin Drilon) did not enforce the order. Cebu City south district Rep. Rodrigo Abellanosa was ordered dismissed because... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Dominguez: Bangsamoro should have fiscal discipline under BBLlaw has gray areas on that, and that will cause potential conflict,” Dominguez
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
law has gray areas on that, and that will cause potential conflict,” Dominguez added. Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, stressed that the government “cannot have a national program for every economic activity of the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Dominguez: Bangsamoro should have fiscal autonomy under BBLlaw has gray areas on that, and that will cause potential conflict,” Dominguez
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 days ago
law has gray areas on that, and that will cause potential conflict,” Dominguez added. Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, stressed that the government “cannot have a national program for every economic activity of the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate OKs bills on Nat’l Bible Day, OFW handbooks, feeding programsGatchalian, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, Senate Majority Vicente “
Inquirier.net / Posted 20 days ago
Gatchalian, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, Senate Majority Vicente “Tito” Sotto III and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. “It is definitely one of the safety nets for the poor at a time when prices of basic goods and food are... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Senate panel considers putting anti-dynasty provision in BBLagainst political dynasties at the resumption of deliberations on the proposed
Pilipino Star / Posted 20 days ago
against political dynasties at the resumption of deliberations on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said that he is in favor of including an anti-political dynasty provision in BBL, a "fair provision, fair... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Drilon pushes for provision prohibiting political dynasties in BBLINQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
Inquirier.net / Posted 20 days ago
INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is proposing that a provision that will prohibit political dynasties be included in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). “In the Committee Report, I will push for... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Prosecute Noy, others on DAP’among Aquino, Abad, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, former Transportation
Inquirier.net / Posted 23 days ago
among Aquino, Abad, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and Senators Franklin Drilon, Antonio Trillanes IV and Francis Pangilinan. Belgica also submitted a copy of Abad’s presentation to a... Read more
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Inquirier.net
SC urged to intervene in Duterte-Morales standofforder suspending her overall deputy Melchor Arthur Carandang, two senators said
Inquirier.net / Posted 23 days ago
order suspending her overall deputy Melchor Arthur Carandang, two senators said on Thursday. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Francis Escudero suggested that either Solicitor General Jose Calida or Morales seek the... Read more
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The Manila Times
SC urged to interveneSENATORS Franklin Drilon and Francis Escudero on Thursday said the Supreme Cour
The Manila Times / Posted 24 days ago
SENATORS Franklin Drilon and Francis Escudero on Thursday said the Supreme Court must immediately intervene in the standoff between Malacañang and the Office of the Ombudsman over the Palace suspension of Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang, to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
DOJ gets more evidence on Disbursement Acceleration Program anomalyof Aquino, Abad, (former interior secretary Manuel) Roxas, (former transportati
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
of Aquino, Abad, (former interior secretary Manuel) Roxas, (former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio) Abaya, (senators Franklin) Drilon, (Antonio) Trillanes and (Francis) Pangilinan,” he alleged. Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1,... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace to enforce suspension of deputy ombudsman Carandang2011 over the Manila hostage crisis in August 2010. The SC later reinstated Gon
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
2011 over the Manila hostage crisis in August 2010. The SC later reinstated Gonzales in 2012. For Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Francis Escudero, the SC should step in to resolve the impasse and avoid a constitutional... Read more
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Pilipino Star
SC urged to resolve dispute between Executive, OmbudsmanMANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday urged
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday urged the Supreme Court to step in and resolve the dispute between the Ombudsman and the Office of the President over the suspension order of Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Carandang... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senators: SC could step in, resolve conflict over suspension of Ombudsman deputythe government and the Ombudsman to avert a stand-off or constitutional crisis,
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
the government and the Ombudsman to avert a stand-off or constitutional crisis,” Escudero added. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon also warned of a constitutional crisis if the high tribunal would not immediately intervene. “The Supreme... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Drilon warns vs giving OSG more powersSenator Franklin Drilon INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA Senate Minorit
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
Senator Franklin Drilon INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday urged the government to rethink proposals to expand the functions of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), as he expressed alarm... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Drilon doubts abolishing PCGG and OGCC to strengthen SolGen officeSenate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has expressed doubts the proposal to abo
Inquirier.net / Posted 25 days ago
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has expressed doubts the proposal to abolish the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) and transferring their powers to the Office of the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Faeldon moved to Pasay jailflared when Faeldon accused Gordon of monopolizing the hearings. Faeldon also
The Manila Times / Posted 26 days ago
flared when Faeldon accused Gordon of monopolizing the hearings. Faeldon also alleged that Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd had made “illegal requests” when he was Customs chief. The two senators... Read more
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The Manila Times
Faeldon moved to Pasay jailflared when Faeldon accused Gordon of monopolizing the hearings. Faeldon also
The Manila Times / Posted 26 days ago
flared when Faeldon accused Gordon of monopolizing the hearings. Faeldon also alleged that Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd had made “illegal requests when he was Customs chief. The two senators... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Drilon worries over parliamentary system in proposed BBL“We have failed to develop a strong political party system.” This was the sent
Inquirier.net / Posted 26 days ago
“We have failed to develop a strong political party system.” This was the sentiment of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon as he stressed on Tuesday the crucial role of political parties in the parliamentary type of government being proposed in... Read more
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Sun Star
Gordon, Faeldon trade barbs at Senate hearinghe is asked by the committee chair to do so. As the hearing progressed, Faeldo
Sun Star / Posted 26 days ago
he is asked by the committee chair to do so. As the hearing progressed, Faeldon disclosed that Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senate Majority Leader Vicente Tito Sotto III were among the public officials who have made requests... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Dinagyang Festival shows shift in Iloilo politicsthe administration Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, at the provinci
Inquirier.net / Posted 26 days ago
the administration Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, at the provincial capitol. Conspicuously absent was Sen. Franklin Drilon, an Iloilo native, who had attended and had spoken in previous stagings of Dinagyang, especially during the... Read more
27d
The Manila Times
Drilon, Sotto asked illegal favors – Faeldonribbon committee hearing on the “tara” (payoff) system at the Bureau of Customs
The Manila Times / Posted 27 days ago
ribbon committee hearing on the “tara” (payoff) system at the Bureau of Customs, Faeldon accused Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senate Majority floor leader Vicente Sotto 3rd of asking what he described as “illegal favors” during his... Read more
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The Manila Times
Faeldon accuses 2 senators of making ‘illegal requests’ when he was Customs chiefthe Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the “tara” (payoff) system at the B
The Manila Times / Posted 27 days ago
the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the “tara” (payoff) system at the BoC, Faeldon accused Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd of asking “illegal favors.” Faeldon identified the two senators... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Faeldon claims he received ‘illegal’ requests from Drilon, SottoMANILA, Philippines — Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon on Monday acc
Pilipino Star / Posted 27 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon on Monday accused Sens. Franklin Drilon and Vicente “Tito” Sotto III of making “illegal” requests when he was still the Bureau of Customs chief. Faeldon identified Drilon and Sotto... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Drilon: Request for renovation of Iloilo BoC building not illegalSen. Franklin Drilon (File photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippine Daily Inqu
Inquirier.net / Posted 27 days ago
Sen. Franklin Drilon (File photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippine Daily Inquirer) Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has denied that a request he sent to former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon in connection with a project in Iloilo was... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Sotto: Nothing illegal about request to Faeldon when he was BoC chiefhim. At the hearing of the Senate blue ribbon committee, Faeldon named at leas
Inquirier.net / Posted 27 days ago
him. At the hearing of the Senate blue ribbon committee, Faeldon named at least two senators – Sotto and Minority Leader Franklin Drilon – who allegedly made “illegal requests” in 2016 while he was at the Bureau of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Faeldon claims 2 senators made ‘illegal requests’ to him while at BoCwhen he was still at the helm of the Bureau of Customs (BoC). Faeldon identifi
Inquirier.net / Posted 27 days ago
when he was still at the helm of the Bureau of Customs (BoC). Faeldon identified the two legislators — Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III — when Senator Bam Aquino asked him during the Senate blue... Read more
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The Manila Times
Zubiri wants Senate caucus on Cha-chaI wished that during the meeting, with all due respect to my other colleagues,
The Manila Times / Posted 28 days ago
I wished that during the meeting, with all due respect to my other colleagues, they brought along the minority leader (Franklin Drilon) and some key leaders (of the Senate),” Zubiri said. “They could have brought along Sen. Lacson because he... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Solons: Congress not bound to heed Charter review panelis foreclosed because the principal chef in Malacañang controls the recipe,” La
Inquirier.net / Posted 29 days ago
is foreclosed because the principal chef in Malacañang controls the recipe,” Lagman said. But Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the report of Puno’s committee would still be an important input in congressional reports and debates on... Read more
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The Manila Times
Congress won’t work with Duterte commissioneffort to review the current Constitution. The legislative will have its own me
The Manila Times / Posted 30 days ago
effort to review the current Constitution. The legislative will have its own mechanisms.” Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said that the work of the commission would be a valuable input to the Senate. He said, however, that the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘Congress has final say on Charter change’by the Senate, which, I understand, will not cease on account of the presidenti
Pilipino Star / Posted 30 days ago
by the Senate, which, I understand, will not cease on account of the presidential initiative.” Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the panel would complement the work of Pangilinan’s committee, which will also conduct hearings in... Read more
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