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Pilipino Star
Shaking on their bootsnoting it was “very, very late gesture” by the anti-graft body. “Look at Mabilo
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 hours ago
noting it was “very, very late gesture” by the anti-graft body. “Look at Mabilog, I think he is the cousin of [Senator Franklin] Drilon. The Ombudsman, in a very, very late gesture, fired [or] stripped him of his mayorship to deceive the public... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Sereno goes a-whininganomalous multi-billion BURI maintenance deal, his co-respondent failed preside
Manila Standard Today / Posted 12 hours ago
anomalous multi-billion BURI maintenance deal, his co-respondent failed presidential candidate Mar Roxas and even Senator Franklin Drilon denounced the filing of the case. That, to me, means that they’re all scared of what the complaint may... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senators ‘shocked’, ‘angered’ over ‘peculiar’ DOJ decision clearing Faeldon, et al.Honasan, Manuel Pacquiao, Loren Legarda, Miguel Zubiri, Cynthia Villar, and Fra
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 hours ago
Honasan, Manuel Pacquiao, Loren Legarda, Miguel Zubiri, Cynthia Villar, and Francis Escudero. Gordon said Minority Leader Franklin Drilon abstained from signing, saying he “will concur or dissent when the report is submitted to a vote after... Read more
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The Manila Times
P11.6M of illegal drugs burned in Davao del Nortearound 2,000 kilos of cocaine worth P360 million and 2,142 kilos of shabu worth
The Manila Times / Posted 17 hours ago
around 2,000 kilos of cocaine worth P360 million and 2,142 kilos of shabu worth P10 billion. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said that the Dangerous Drugs Act included a rule in which confiscated drugs should be destroyed within 24... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate restores 20% tax on cosmetic surgery in tax reform billSen. Franklin Drilon made the motion to have tax on non-essential services rest
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Sen. Franklin Drilon made the motion to have tax on non-essential services restored in the tax reform bill. (File photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippine Daily Inquirer) On Senate Minority Franklin Drilon’s motion, the Senate restored on Wednesday... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Noy Cabinet men sued for plunder over MRTsteps” to improve the MRT-3 by tapping a reliable maintenance contractor and bu
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
steps” to improve the MRT-3 by tapping a reliable maintenance contractor and building new rails. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, an LP stalwart, urged the DOTr to stop blaming the previous administration for the MRT-3 problems and to... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
9 Aquino execs in plunder rapsthe train system. They should see this as an opportunity for them to clear thei
Manila Standard Today / Posted 2 days ago
the train system. They should see this as an opportunity for them to clear their names,” Poe said. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, said he was confident that Roxas and the other respondents would be vindicated. “I have confidence in the... Read more
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Sun Star
Local party peopleto watch as their members scramble to join it. Turncoatism has become such a f
Sun Star / Posted 2 days ago
to watch as their members scramble to join it. Turncoatism has become such a familiar problem that in July last year, Sen. Franklin Drilon proposed a jail term of 6 to 12 years or a fine of P50,000 to P500,000, or both penalties, on turncoats. He... Read more
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The Manila Times
14 senators vote to allot P1.5B for ‘iconic’ building in Taguig Cityof an Option Contract. The 14 senators who wanted to transfer to Taguig City w
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
of an Option Contract. The 14 senators who wanted to transfer to Taguig City were: Juan Edgardo Angara, Nancy Binay, Franklin Drilon, Joseph Victor Ejercito, Emmanuel Pacquiao, Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, Grace Poe, Ralph Recto, Vicente Sotto 3rd,... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Abaya confident ex-officials will be cleared from MRT messwill once again be delayed or even reversed because of the unfounded allegation
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
will once again be delayed or even reversed because of the unfounded allegations.” Liberal Party stalwart Sen. Franklin Drilon is also confident that the former Aquino administration members can respond to the charges. “I don’t even... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Senate approves office transfer to BGC by 2020Taguig City by 2020. The 14 senators who voted for the Senate office move were
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
Taguig City by 2020. The 14 senators who voted for the Senate office move were the following: Sonny Angara Nancy Binay Franklin Drilon JV Ejercito Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian Richard Gordon Panfilo Lacson Manny Pacquiao Aquilino “Koko”... Read more
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Gulf News
Aquino government officials charged with plunder for train maintenance contractthe train system. They should see this as an opportunity for them to clear thei
Gulf News / Posted 2 days ago
the train system. They should see this as an opportunity for them to clear their names,” Poe said.For his part, Senator Franklin Drilon, a political ally of the nine accused, said the case against the officials are full of legal loopholes.“I’m... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Majority of senators approve relocation of Senate to Bonifacio Global CityPanfilo Lacson, Manny Pacquiao, Grace Poe, Joel Villanueva and Juan Miguel Zubi
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Panfilo Lacson, Manny Pacquiao, Grace Poe, Joel Villanueva and Juan Miguel Zubiri. ADVERTISEMENT Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon was the only opposition member present who voted in favor of the motion. Two of Drilon’s colleagues in the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Martial law extension needs justification, says Drilonmartial law in Mindanao will require credible justification before it can be ap
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
martial law in Mindanao will require credible justification before it can be approved by Congress, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said yesterday. Drilon said Malacañang should go back to Congress armed with evidence to convince lawmakers... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Drug war's revert to PDEA: Retreat, without real planyou can question the act of the Executive in assigning work from one agency to
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
you can question the act of the Executive in assigning work from one agency to another, there is no prohibition,” Senator Franklin Drilon told PCIJ. He also said that “what is more important is for us to give support funds to PDEA.” He then... Read more
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Gulf News
Philippine senators query request to extend martial lawoperations to rid a southern Philippines island of extremists.“Let us decide on
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
operations to rid a southern Philippines island of extremists.“Let us decide on the basis of the evidence,” Senator Franklin Drilon said as he referred to a request by the armed forces to extend the state of martial law declared by President... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Military to assess Mindanao situation, security threatsan extension, however, it has to justify it to Congress, which must approve the
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
an extension, however, it has to justify it to Congress, which must approve the extension, said Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. “The AFP is doing its best to meet its campaign targets for the end of the year, especially that which is... Read more
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Inquirier.net
2018 budget passage faces delaybill in open session would enable them to justify them as well. In a radio int
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
bill in open session would enable them to justify them as well. In a radio interview on Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said senators would discuss the proposed amendments “item-for-item” for transparency and these included... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Martial law extension needs Congress OK—solonask for an extension, they should formally ask for an authority from Congress f
Manila Standard Today / Posted 4 days ago
ask for an extension, they should formally ask for an authority from Congress for the extension,” Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon told dzBB radio. Meanwhile, Armed Forces spokesman Restituto Padilla on Sunday assured the public that... Read more
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Gulf News
Marcos not a hero, Philippine opposition and rights groups insistunapologetic and wilfully ignorant of their crimes,” A joint statement released
Gulf News / Posted 4 days ago
unapologetic and wilfully ignorant of their crimes,” A joint statement released on Saturday by Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Bam Aquino, Leila De Lima, Risa Hontiveros, Francis Pangilinan, and Antonio Trillanes IV... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Drilon: Duterte must ask Congress if he wants martial law extensionSenator Franklin Drilon INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE President Ro
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
Senator Franklin Drilon INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE President Rodrigo Duterte should get the Congress’ nod if he plans to extend the martial law in Mindanao, which will end on December 31, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Drilon hopes drug war leadership won’t return to PNPSenator Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE President Rodrig
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
Senator Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE President Rodrigo Duterte should not return the drug war leadership to the Philippine National Police (PNP) from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Senate Minority Leader... Read more
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The Manila Times
Duterte needs Congress approval anew for martial law extension – Drilonif he intends to extend in Mindanao the declaration of martial, which will end
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
if he intends to extend in Mindanao the declaration of martial, which will end on December 31, Senate Minority leader Franklin Drilon said Sunday. According to Drilon, the Constitution requires that extension of martial must be formally... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Anti-Marcos groups call on people to stay vigilanta strong sense of hope, pride and solidarity. Never forget. Never again,” they
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
a strong sense of hope, pride and solidarity. Never forget. Never again,” they said. The bloc consists of Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senators Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino, Risa Hontiveros, Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes IV. To... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Senate minority: Marcos burial protesters ‘true heroes’of their crimes,” the minority senators said in a statement. The Senate minori
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
of their crimes,” the minority senators said in a statement. The Senate minority bloc is composed of Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senators. Francis Pangilinan, Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Risa Hontiveros, Leila de Lima and Antonio... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Minority senators: ‘Never forget’ the ‘false hero’ buried at Libingan ng mga Bayaninever forgot the truth about this dictator.” That was part of the statement is
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
never forgot the truth about this dictator.” That was part of the statement issued on Saturday by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senators Bam Aquino, Leila de Lima, Risa Hontiveros, Francis Pangilinan and Antonio Trillanes... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Lacson backs Drilon on tax bill amendmentsSenate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon (left) and Sen. Panfilo Lacson Sen. Pan
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon (left) and Sen. Panfilo Lacson Sen. Panfilo Lacson has supported the proposal of Minority Leader Sen. Franklin Drilon to make senators present amendments to the proposed 2018 P3.7-trillion national budget on... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
A stinking dealdown. According to people close to both aborted investigations, the leaders of
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
down. According to people close to both aborted investigations, the leaders of both Houses at the time—Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.—came down hard on the lawmakers in their respective chambers and... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senate starts marathon session for 2018 national budgetsaid the senators had set the passage of the national budget on Dec. 15. Sotto
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
said the senators had set the passage of the national budget on Dec. 15. Sotto said Minority Leader Franklin Drilon had agreed to shorten to 30 minutes his interpellation of the budget. The majority leader said the budget... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Isolating itself from the peopleidentify them as anti-Duterte for the fact that they all raise the same issue.
Manila Standard Today / Posted 13 days ago
identify them as anti-Duterte for the fact that they all raise the same issue. The presence of political personalities as Franklin Drilon, Bam Aquino, Neri Colmenares, Teddy Casiño and former presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda was more than... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Noy posts bail, placed on hold order over SAF 44Pinky Abellada and Viel Dee and as well as cousin, Sen. Bam Aquino, when he pos
Pilipino Star / Posted 13 days ago
Pinky Abellada and Viel Dee and as well as cousin, Sen. Bam Aquino, when he posted bail. Aquino’s political allies Sen. Franklin Drilon, former congressman Niel Tupas Jr., former transportation secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, former presidential... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Aquino posts bail; court issues hold-departure orderwho arrived to show support for the embattled former president. Senators Paolo
Manila Standard Today / Posted 13 days ago
who arrived to show support for the embattled former president. Senators Paolo Benigno Aquino, Francis Pangilinan and Franklin Drilon of the Liberal Party also went to the area. Former singer-actress Leah Navarro of the Black and White... Read more
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The Manila Times
The Mamasapano massacre: The worst crime ever committed by a Philippine Presidenttroops, so that they were brutally massacred. The Congress he controlled—with
The Manila Times / Posted 14 days ago
troops, so that they were brutally massacred. The Congress he controlled—with the Senate headed by Liberal Party pillar Franklin Drilon and the House of Representatives by Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.—share Aquino’s shame and crime, as even in this... Read more
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The Manila Times
Pre-shipment checks ‘not the answer to smuggling’for rampant smuggling. The Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport), in
The Manila Times / Posted 14 days ago
for rampant smuggling. The Philippine Exporters Confederation (Philexport), in a position paper addressed to Senator Franklin Drilon, expressed apprehensions over the legislator’s proposal to have the Bureau of Customs expand PSI... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Trillanes being Trillanesthe late Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. Then Senate President Juan
Manila Standard Today / Posted 14 days ago
the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. Then Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Aquino favorites Senators Franklin Drilon and Francis Escudero were supposed to have received P100 million from DAP; only then Senators Joker Arroyo,... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Mamasapano fiasco: Aquino to stand trialis why I am confident he would face the case with full courage and honesty,” th
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 days ago
is why I am confident he would face the case with full courage and honesty,” the senator said. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon told reporters the filing of charges against Aquino had been expected, as the Ombudsman earlier issued a... Read more
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Inquirier.net
DOH wants mega drug rehab center ‘reconfigured’put to good use given that it was only currently occupied by 400 drug users. I
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 days ago
put to good use given that it was only currently occupied by 400 drug users. In a separate interview, Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said: “If the President has lost confidence [in him] for the reasons known only to the President, then that... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Criminal raps vs Aquino“silly.” “It was a silly charge. That charge will fail,” Duterte said. “It was
Manila Standard Today / Posted 14 days ago
“silly.” “It was a silly charge. That charge will fail,” Duterte said. “It was a stupid decision.” Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the filing of charges was expected, after an earlier resolution issued by the Ombudsman. “So that is... Read more
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The Manila Times
Duterte: Santiago fired for being blabbermouthOur rehab center must not be quite far from the relatives of the patients. It i
The Manila Times / Posted 15 days ago
Our rehab center must not be quite far from the relatives of the patients. It is really huge),’ Villar said. Senators Franklin Drilon and Gregorio Honasan 2nd, as well Recto and Villar, admitted tat it is the “prerogative” of the President to... Read more
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The Manila Times
Aquino charged with grafton Wednesday said that the filing of criminal charges against Aquino was expect
The Manila Times / Posted 15 days ago
on Wednesday said that the filing of criminal charges against Aquino was expected. According to Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon, the Ombudsman already had a resolution finding basis for filing the information. “So that is part of the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Duterte: Santiago fired for ‘blabbing’ before media over rehab centerSantiago’s view of “community-based” rehabilitation centers. At the same time
The Manila Times / Posted 15 days ago
Santiago’s view of “community-based” rehabilitation centers. At the same time Recto and Villar, together with Senators Franklin Drilon and Gregorio Honasan 2nd, said it was the “prerogative” of the President to remove any of his Cabinet members... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Ombudsman raps vs Aquino ‘expected, part of the process’ says DrilonSenator Franklin Drilon and former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino lll. INQUI
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 days ago
Senator Franklin Drilon and former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino lll. INQUIRER PHOTO / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said he was no longer surprised by the filing of charges against former President Benigno “Noynoy”... Read more
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Zamboanga Today
SNIPE SWIPESPriority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam, allegedly invo
Zamboanga Today / Posted 16 days ago
Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam, allegedly involving Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre II said the National Bureau of Investigation... Read more
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Inquirier.net
NBI building up cases vs other pork scam playersaffidavit allegedly executed by suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim
Inquirier.net / Posted 17 days ago
affidavit allegedly executed by suspected pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles that tagged opposition Senators Franklin Drilon and Antonio Trillanes IV. “Napoles mentioned prominent personalities from the previous administration,... Read more
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The Manila Times
Thousands join EDSA prayer rallyorphaned, do not give in to your vengeful desire. God will have mercy),” he sai
The Manila Times / Posted 18 days ago
orphaned, do not give in to your vengeful desire. God will have mercy),” he said. Spotted during the ceremony were Sen. Franklin Drilon, Sen. Bam Aquino, Sen. Antonio Trillanes, and musician Jim Paredes. The police estimated that 3,500 people... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Church prays to ‘heal our land’IV and Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, while seen joining the procession
Pilipino Star / Posted 18 days ago
IV and Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, while seen joining the procession to the People Power Monument were former vice president Jejomar Binay, Senators Franklin Drilon, Rissa Hontiveros, Trillanes and Aquino. – With Ghio Ong, Romina... Read more
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Pilipino Star
DOJ starts ‘pork’ probe of Drilon, Trillanesfor the reinvestigation into the pork barrel scam, particularly the supposed in
Pilipino Star / Posted 18 days ago
for the reinvestigation into the pork barrel scam, particularly the supposed involvement of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Brillante also called on the Senate to conduct another investigation on the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senators join Edsa march to push for end to drug killingsSenate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon joins the crowd at the Edsa Shrine on Su
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon joins the crowd at the Edsa Shrine on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. (Photo by PATHRICIA ANN V. ROXAS / INQUIRER.net) Several senators heeded the call of the Catholic Church’s call for the nation’s healing, marching on... Read more
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Inquirier.net
LOOK: Thousands march on Edsa to call for end to drug killingsin the country. ADVERTISEMENT Among those who attended the Mass were Vice Pre
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
in the country. ADVERTISEMENT Among those who attended the Mass were Vice President Leni Robredo, Senate Minority Franklin Drilon, Sen. Bam Aquino, former Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, former Commission on Human Rights chief... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Thousands came for ‘Start the Healing’ rally on Edsaonly 5,000 had gathered at the historic monument. Among those who attended the
Inquirier.net / Posted 18 days ago
only 5,000 had gathered at the historic monument. Among those who attended the Mass and the march are Villegas, Senators Franklin Drilon and Bam Aquino, former Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares and Teddy Casiño, and former Presidential... Read more
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