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Senators in majority bloc to get ‘pork barrel’ only under strict guidelines

Senate President Franklin Drilon FILE PHOTO

Senators belonging to the majority bloc in the Senate have agreed not to avail their “pork barrel” funds “until and unless stricter guidelines on the release of such funds are adopted,” Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Haggling for committee chairmanships continues


The haggling for committee chairmanships among senators continues and Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. hinted that Sen. Franklin Drilon’s ascent to the top post in the chamber could hinge on whether he can make “everybody happy” with their assignments in the incoming Congress.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: No crowd contest with UNA

Sen. Franklin Drilon: Will he get it? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The administration’s Team PNoy senatorial ticket won’t engage the United Nationalist Alliance in a contest on which of them draws a bigger crowd when they hold separate rallies in Baguio City on Sunday.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UNA told: Don’t begrudge common bets in LP rallies

Sen. Franklin Drilon. FILE PHOTO

Sen. Franklin Drilon called on the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to stop complaining about the common candidates who have so far exclusively shown up in Team PNoy rallies and instead present what it has to offer to the electorate after the May 2013 elections.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon ‘taking credit away’ from LP bets over ‘Aquino factor’, says UNA spokesman

Rep. Toby Tiangco, campaign manager of UNA. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Were the latest results of the Pulse Asia Survey indicative of the Filipinos’ confidence in President Benigno Aquino III and his team?

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »