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Drilon vows to lead total abolition of Senate pork

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Enrile’s privilege speech on closing of Congress stirs speculations

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Senator  Juan Ponce-Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speculations are rife about the content of the privilege speech Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is scheduled to deliver on Wednesday.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New Senate minority to have slim pickings among committees – Osmeña

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Sen. Sergio Osmeña III. FILE PHOTO

In anticipation of Senator Franklin Drilon’s ascent to the Senate Presidency, a colleague has warned “holdover senators” who will find themselves in the minority under the new order to expect offers of “less important” assignments in the 16th Congress.

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

It’s looking like NP’s for Drilon, says Alan Cayetano

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Support for Liberal Party (LP) member Sen. Franklin Drilon’s bid for the Senate presidency is “firming up” in the ranks of the Nacionalista Party, according to the NP’s erstwhile presumptive aspirant for the Senate leadership.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Cayetano ready to accept backing of peers for Senate president

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Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano said on Wednesday he was not casting a moist eye on the Senate presidency despite pronouncements made by Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago that he could likely be one of two shoo-ins for the post.

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

Enrile allies bracing for leadership shakeup in Senate

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Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s allies are bracing themselves for the possibility that he would not muster enough votes to preserve his hold on the post come 16th Congress.

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

Palace hints at new Senate leader

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Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang described the 9-3 win of Team PNoy in the Senate race, as well as the overwhelming victory of administration candidates in local polls, as a resounding endorsement of President Benigno Aquino III’s ‘straight path’ agenda.

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

‘Enrile-led bloc in Senate to swing votes for next Senate leader’— Honasan

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Sen. Gregorio Honasan INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

With only three United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) candidates cracking the Magic 12, will it now be the end of the road for Juan Ponce Enrile as Senate President?

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

Enrile, Binay, Gutierrez siblings to kick off UNA rallies in Cebu

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The proclamation rallies of the two major coalition slates will be a battle of matinee idols and beauty queens.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
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  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
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  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima

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