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Drilon: I’m not on Napoles’ list

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

After Janet Lim-Napoles bared the names of 12 senators, and many more in the House of Representatives who are involved in the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam, Senate President Franklin Drilon is unfazed with the dramatic development.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino’s ratings hold–Pulse Asia

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While President Benigno Aquino’s trust and approval ratings remained “constant,” those of other ranking government officials registered marked changes one way or the other, results of the latest Pulse Asia survey showed.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon backs calls for bar exams outside Metro Manila

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Senate President Franklin Drilon said he would ask the Supreme Court to hold the bar exams in different venues for examinees from the provinces.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Drilon backs regional bar exams

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon will ask the Supreme Court to decentralize the bar exams, one of the most difficult licensure tests in the country.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Drilon in tight situation presiding over Senate pork probe

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Decentralize. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

He may be the “big guy” in the Senate, but this hefty senator has some tough bumps ahead.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Colleagues won’t force Enrile, Estrada, Revilla to go on leave

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Senate President Franklin Drilon is now leaving it up to the conscience of the three senators, facings plunder charges in connection with the pork barrel scam, whether or not to take a leave of absence from the Senate.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senate to prioritize ‘crucial’ Bangsamoro pact

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday vowed to give “utmost priority” on the proposed Bangsamoro law as he hailed the forthcoming signing of the comprehensive agreement on the Bangsamoro between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on March 27.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No talk yet of LP-NP alliance for 2016 polls–Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Contrary to reports, the Liberal Party (LP) and the Nacionalista Party have not officially discussed any possible alliance in 2016, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Tuesday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: Call for lifestyle check on senators a ‘non-issue’

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Wednesday branded as “non-issue” a call for all senators to undergo a lifestyle check.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate eyes law exempting from tax 13th month pay of up to P75,000

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Senators Franklin Drilon and  Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Congress will pass a bill increasing the amount of 13th month pay that will be exempted from the income tax from the present P30,000 to P75,000, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Congress to focus on economic measures to attract investors – Drilon

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Congress will focus on economic measures in the following months, in a bid to attract more investors into the country, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Sunday.

Drilon, in a statement, said he met with House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and they agreed to put emphasis on bills that “will maximize the country’s potential business strengths, and ensure the nation’s macroeconomic and fiscal sustainability and enhance the overall Philippine climate for greater business competition and foreign investments.”

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

P1.4M monthly not for senators to keep–Drilon

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Franklin Drilon agreed with Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago that the P1.4 million each senator receives monthly isn’t his or hers to take home.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

GPH, MILF peace pact complies with the Constitution – Palace

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The touchy agreement deactivating the army of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front had been crafted to comply with the Constitution, Malacañang declared Sunday.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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