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Maranao leader seeks to take minority groups’ concerns to Senate

Maranao leader Samira Gutoc-Tomawis will propose a law for the protection of women, specifically those from indigenous groups, should she become senator after the mid-term polls next year. Gutoc-Tomawis, a former member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, filed her certificate of candidacy on October 11, the first day of the filing period at the Comelec […] The post Maranao leader seeks to take minority groups’ concerns to Senate appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonOct 12th, 2018

Liberal Party, other groups urge Mar Roxas to run for senator

MANILA, Philippines – Mar Roxas for senator in 2019? The Liberal Party (LP) and other groups are prodding the former presidential candidate to run for the Senate, but he has yet to make a decision. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday, April 24, that the LP is suggesting to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Joint Senate panel OKs measure outlawing political dynasties in PH

A joint Senate committee has approved a proposed measure that would bar political dynasties in elective positions nationwide.   A total of 13 legislators endorsed on Wednesday evening Senate Bill No. 1765, the consolidated bill against political dynasties, which seeks to prohibit immediate and extended relatives from running for public office to succeed or replace a relative, or simultaneously serve with a relative in the same political jurisdiction.   Those who passed SB 1765 were Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, Senators Risa Hontiveros, Loren Legarda, Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, Grace Poe, Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito, Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV, Nancy Binay, So...Keep on reading: Joint Senate panel OKs measure outlawing political dynasties in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Political dynasties threaten Bangsamoro success — Ateneo dean

  Banning political dynasties in the proposed Bangsamoro autonomous region would give it a "fighting chance" to grow alternative leaders and strengthen their political parties, the dean of Ateneo School of Government stressed on Thursday.   Dr. Ronald Mendoza's statement comes after Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asked if he should continue to push for an anti-political dynasty provision in the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which seeks to replace the existing Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).   READ: Drilon pushes for provision prohibiting political dynasties in BBL   Mendoza supported Drilon's move citing that the "average ef...Keep on reading: Political dynasties threaten Bangsamoro success — Ateneo dean.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Drilon seeks law to rationalize tax perks for businesses

SENATE Minority Leader Franklin Drilon urged the government to push for the immediate passage of a law rationalizing the grant of tax perks to business enterprises. Drilon said the continued inaction on the measure is an affront to Filipinos who would be adversely affected by the Tax Reform Acceleration and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Rody seeks meeting with Drilon over Mabilog

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte wants to talk with Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon to enlighten him about the alleged drug links of Iloilo Cit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Duterte seeks funding for 30,000 troops to fight threat ‘bigger than Marawi crisis’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to support the budget for the hiring of additional 30,000 troops following the discovery of a new security threat in Mindanao which is “bigger than” the Marawi crisis. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Panfilo Lacson said on Wednesday that the President has asked their support to address [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2017

Drilon seeks probe of DOJ exec over Marcos

MANILA, Philippines - Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon yesterday urged the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate Department of Justice (DOJ) Undersecr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2017

Cebu police ready to face Senate probe

THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas will face the investigation in the Senate if it will push through. Superintendent Reyman Tolentin, PRO-Central Visayas spokesperson, said the resolution filed by the senators from the minority bloc that seeks inquiry into the rash of killings and bloody police operations in Cebu cannot affect the morale of the… link: Cebu police ready to face Senate probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Career official as DSWD chief pressed

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon yesterday opposed the appointment of Army chief Lt. Gen. Rolando Bautista as secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Drilon said he has nothing personal against Bautista but he maintained that the administration of the agency should be left to career DSWD officials who are experts […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Plan to put Army chief in DSWD slammed

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday cautioned President Rodrigo Duterte about the risks of a militarized administration and asked him to "take a second look" at his plan to appoint the Army chief, Lt. Gen. Rolando Bautista, as the next social welfare secretary. The opposition senator cited the need for civilian supremacy in an agency like the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). "We admit that it is within the President's power to appoint his Cabinet but there is a principle or guideline that you must not militarize the bureaucracy," he said on dzBB radio. On Thursday, the President announced a plan to name Bautista as the next head of the DSWD, ...Keep on reading: Plan to put Army chief in DSWD slammed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Drilon to Duterte: Rethink military general s appointment to DSWD

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has urged President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider the appointment of Army chief Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista as Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) secretary. Drilon made the call in an interview with DZBB on Sunday, Octber 7, when asked to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Quimbo-led House bloc questions Suarez’s minority leadership at SC

  Marikina 2nd District Rep. Romero "Miro" Quimbo's group brought their claim as the "legitimate House minority bloc" to the Supreme Court (SC)on Friday. Quimbo said their Petition for Certiorari, Prohibition, and Mandamus seeks to assail the recognition of Quezon 3rd District Rep. Danilo Suarez as Minority Leader of the lower chamber. The opposition lawmaker said this is contrary to House rules, and the ruling of the SC in the case of Baguilat versus Alvarez. The petition also seeks the high tribunal's imprimatur to direct the House leadership to recognize Quimbo as Minority Leader. "We vowed that we would take this matter all the way up to the Supreme Court, and that is p...Keep on reading: Quimbo-led House bloc questions Suarez’s minority leadership at SC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Opposition senators offer ways to tame inflation

    Opposition senators offered several solutions on Friday on how the government can address the surge in the inflation rate, as it soared to 6.7 percent in September --- the highest since February 2009 when it was at 7.2 percent.   There are six opposition members in the Senate and they are Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Risa Hontiveros, Antonio Trillanes, Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino and Leila De Lima.   "Clearly, now is a time of solutions --- concrete, immediate, and devoid of the usual politicking," they said in a joint statement. READ: Inflation hits new over 9-year high of 6.7% in September on elevated food prices ...Keep on reading: Opposition senators offer ways to tame inflation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Palace dared to file charges vs Liberals in supposed ouster plot

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has challenged Malacañang to press charges against Liberal Party members allegedly involved in the supposed communist-led plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Lacson sees ‘no connection’ between oust Duterte plot, Trillanes jail try

Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday said he saw “no connection” between the reported plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte and the apparent effort to jail Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, on the other hand, dismissed allegations that the political opposition was involved in the alleged destabilization plot against the President. The post Lacson sees ‘no connection’ between oust Duterte plot, Trillanes jail try appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Writers, publishers urge Senate: Leave books out of tax bill

Writers' and publishers' groups have urged the Senate to dump a proviso in the proposed "Trabaho" tax reform law that will repeal the value-added tax (VAT) exemption of books and publications. They warned that the proposed law violates the Florence Agreement signed by the Philippines that encourages the free flow of books and publications across countries. Known as the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities or "Trabaho" bill (Senate Bill No. 1906 filed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III) seeks to reduce corporate taxes ostensibly to encourage business and investments. But it tries to make up for the loss of government revenues by repealing 123 special...Keep on reading: Writers, publishers urge Senate: Leave books out of tax bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on DOH budget cut

September 20, 2018. Question: Budget Sec Diokno said that given slow spending on health facilities, the cut in the proposed budget of the DOH for 2019 would stay. SFMD: Secretary Duque denies DBM’s “slow spending” tag on DOH. Even assuming the tag is true, why does DBM punish the health sector by the alleged… Source… link: Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on DOH budget cut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Senator flags increasing presence of Chinese workers

SENATE MINORITY Leader Franklin M. Drilon flagged the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) over the growing number of Chinese nationals working in the Philippines in a budget hearing for the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Wednesday. The post Senator flags increasing presence of Chinese workers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Senators vow to scrutinize House s P51-B realignment in 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Wednesday, September 19, vowed to scrutinize the 2019 budget, including the  realignment of P51.792 billion by the House of Representatives. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Panfilo Lacson said administration and opposition senators are "united" in making sure the 2019 budget is transparent. Drilon ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Lacson, Drilon slam mayors for absence during ‘Ompong’

  Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday slammed 10 mayors who were reported missing in action during the onslaught of Typhoon "Ompong."   The local executives from the Cordillera Administrative Region and the Cagayan Valley, which bore the brunt of Ompong's fury over the weekend, are facing investigation by the Department of Interior and Local Government.   READ: Anyare, mayor? 10 local execs to be probed for absence during 'Ompong'   "Negligence or parang (similar to) being insensitive," Lacson described the mayors in an interview with reporters.   Lacson said the mayors should not have left...Keep on reading: Lacson, Drilon slam mayors for absence during ‘Ompong’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018