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Drilon: We can’t rush special powers bill for Aquino

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Malacañang should not expect a swift approval of its request for a joint resolution authorizing President Aquino to establish additional power generating capacity, at least not by the end of September as the administration would like, according to Senators Franklin Drilon and Sergio Osmeña III.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Majority of senators sign on in support of Bangsamoro law

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More than half of the Senate’s 24 members have pledged to support the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), signing on as coauthors of the measure that would establish a new autonomous region in Mindanao as part of the peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Monday.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon bullied me, Ridon charges

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It wasn’t exactly a confrontation between David and Goliath, and Senate President Franklin Drilon claimed it wasn’t so.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino on successor: I hope it’s not me

WHO’LL PALACE BLESS IN 2016?   Interior Secretary Mar Roxas strides confidently to the podium to introduce President Aquino (seated, center) during an agenda-setting meeting with political allies, civic groups and supporters  in Malacañang on Friday, with fellow Liberal Party members Senate President Franklin Drilon (left), and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.  Roxas is the LP’s presumptive presidential contender in 2016.  GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

President Benigno Aquino III again dropped hints on Friday that he may not be retiring after his term by saying he hoped he would not be the Liberal Party’s presidential candidate in 2016.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Probe of P.7B Drilon project sought

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ARTIST PERSPECTIVE This is how Iloilo Convention Center will look when completed, according to the artist perspective. The structure in Barangay Airport, Mandurriao district, has been described as “overpriced” by Rep. Terry Ridon and is the pet project of Senate President Franklin Drilon, who hails from Iloilo province. PHOTO COURTESY OF ILOILOBUSINESS PARK

A purported P700-million pet project of Senate President Franklin Drilon being carried out by Hilmarc’s Construction Corp., the contractor of the allegedly overpriced Makati parking building under scrutiny in the Senate, will be the subject of a congressional inquiry.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »