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Senate presidency: Drilon hems and haws

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Insistent  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Franklin Drilon won’t come right out and say it but his election as Senate President when the 16th Congress opens on Monday is a foregone conclusion.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon running for Senate presidency unopposed?

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Insistent  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

No one else has expressed interest in the Senate presidency, said Senator Franklin Drilon, who is the only name being floated for the post.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NP is saber-rattling, Escudero says

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Sen. Francis Escudero. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

saber-rattling was how Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero described on Wednesday a warning aired by some of his colleagues that Sen. Franklin Drilon could not be absolutely sure of becoming the next Senate President.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate top post not yet in the bag for Drilon

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

Apparently, some kinks have yet to be ironed out with regard to the leadership of the incoming Senate.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon not yet a shoo-in for Senate president – Villar

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Sen. Franklin Drilon. FILE PHOTO

Senator Franklin Drilon is not yet a shoo-in for president of the Senate, outgoing Senator Manny Villar, president of the Nacionalista Party (NP), said Tuesday.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No joke: Drilon still playing coy about Senate presidency

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Sen. Franklin Drilon. FILE PHOTO

Sen. Franklin Drilon shrugged off “the next Senate President” title even after a Liberal Party official openly referred to him as such at the 115th Independence Day celebrations here on Wednesday.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cayetano won’t stand in Drilon’s way

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano said Wednesday he would not get in the way of Sen. Franklin Drilon’s bid to become the next Senate President.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon draws support from Escudero; Estrada ready for Senate shake-up

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Sen. Franklin Drilon. FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday said he has given his support for Senator Franklin Drilon if the latter decides to run for Senate president when the next Congress opens in July.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace: It’s Drilon for Senate helm

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After playing it coy for some time, Malacañang on Sunday confirmed that Sen. Franklin Drilon was the administration coalition’s candidate for Senate President in the 16th Congress.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NP backs Drilon, joins new Senate majority

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Senator Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The man touted to be the next Senate President on Thursday announced that outgoing Sen. Manny Villar had assured him of the continued support of the Nacionalista Party (NP).

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Drilon is Aquino’s choice, but they’re not admitting it

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Sen. Franklin Drilon. FILE PHOTO

The Senate presidency was on everyone’s mind in Malacañang on Wednesday when Sen. Franklin Drilon met with President Aquino. But the Palace played coy about Drilon being the presumptive Senate President.

Posted: May 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

16 – 3 still equals Senate victory

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III used simple arithmetic to show that Sen. Franklin Drilon would be the Senate President in the coming 16th Congress.

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon vs Cayetano in Senate

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago sees in her crystal ball the fight for the Senate presidency of the 16th Congress turning into a toss-up between Sen. Franklin Drilon of the Liberal Party and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano of the Nacionalista Party.

Posted: May 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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