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Drilon vows to lead total abolition of Senate pork

Sen. Franklin Drilon. FILE PHOTO

Hoping to repair the chamber’s tattered image, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Sunday vowed to lead his colleagues in scrapping their P4.8-billion pork barrel from the 2014 national budget.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Drilon: Fake signatures won’t wash

Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Friday said it was “highly improbable” that fake signatures of senators would pass through the fine-tooth comb of the Senate finance committee, the upper chamber’s clearinghouse tasked to process and track all pork barrel and other spending allocations made by its 24 members.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC orders Congress to explain legality of pork

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The Supreme Court has stepped into the pork barrel scam controversy, ordering Congress to explain the legality of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,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 »

Enrile hurt, angry over treatment by colleagues – Sen. Estrada

Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile. FILE PHOTO

Acting Senate President Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada said on Thursday he would have tried to prevent Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile from resigning as Senate President had he known that Enrile’s privilege speech would go beyond summarizing the accomplishments of the leadership.

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