Friday, June 23, 2017
Close  
newsinfo / Nation

Drilon is new Senate president

newsinfo / Nation
  • share this

Drilon is new Senate president

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 10:38 AM July 22, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Senator Franklin Drilon was elected as the new Senate President Monday when the 16th Congress formally opened.

Drilon, who replaced Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, will open the joint session of Congress in the House of Representatives where President Benigno Aquino III will deliver his annual report to the nation.

ADVERTISEMENT

Drilon, who will lead the Senate for the third time, garnered 17 votes while six senators chose Enrile.

Senator Juan Egardo Angara nominated Drilon, citing his experience in leading the Senate as well as its Blue Ribbon, Justice, and Finance committees.

Senator Grace Poe-Lamanzares also nominated Drilon.

Senator Nancy Binay nominated Enrile, a move seconded by Senator JV Ejercito.

During the voting, Enrile cast his vote for Drilon.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Congress, Franklin Drilon, Juan Ponce Enrile, Politics, Senate, Sona, SONA 2013
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved