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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

Drilon seeks to restore P16.8B DoH budget cut

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon appealed to the the Senate Finance Committee to restore at least P16.8 billion out of the P28 billion that had been cut from the Department of Health’s budget. Drilon stressed that the budget cut will compromise the country’s health sector including the Health Facilities Enhancement Program. Drilon said that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Franklin Drilon seeks review of 29 Philippines-China deals

Saying the questionable Northrail and NBN-ZTE broadband projects are still fresh in the nation’s mind, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has joined his colleagues’ call for a review of the 29 deals the Philippines signed with China during the recent visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 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

Martial law cannot be the new norm in Mindanao – Drilon, Escudero

MANILA, Philippines – Martial law cannot be the new norm in Mindanao. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Francis Escudero said this on Wednesday, December 12, as they questioned and opposed another one-year extension of martial law in the island. Other senators who voted against ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

No actual rebellion, no data to back martial law extension – lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines – Two opposition lawmakers said the government has failed to provide sufficient evidence to prove a third extension of martial law in Mindanao is needed to quell rebellion and develop the southern island. During the joint Congress session on Wednesday, December 12, Senate Minority Leader Franklin ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

House approves charter change

Led by a supermajority dominated by administration allies, the House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to pass a resolution to amend the 1987 Constitution. In a session presided over by Deputy Speaker and Sorsogon Rep. Evelina Escudero, a total of 224 lawmakers voted in favor of Resolution of Both Houses No. 15, just five votes more than the required 219, or three-fourths of the total House membership of 292 required to amend the Charter. Hasty Twenty-two congressmen, mostly belonging to opposition groups like the leftist Makabayan bloc, the so-called Magnificent 7 and several belonging to the recognized minority group led by the House Minority Leader, Quezon Rep. Danilo Suare...Keep on reading: House approves charter change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

P16.8-B DOH budget for health units to be restored

The Senate will look for funds to restore the P16.8 billion slashed from the proposed budget of the Department of Health (DOH) that was supposed to be spent on equipment for 900 health centers and complete the construction of more than 300 others, or these facilities will go unused next year. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon objected to the cut in the DOH Health Facilities Enhancement Program that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) made because of the DOH's poor use of funds in 2018. Drilon said the poor and the vulnerable shouldn't be made to suffer because of the health officials' alleged inefficiency in spending their budget, though he noted that the DOH had dis...Keep on reading: P16.8-B DOH budget for health units to be restored.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

SEA games fund lodged in DFA budget baffles Drilon

    MANILA, Philippines --- Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questioned how around P7.5 billion allocated for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was "mysteriously" lodged under the budget of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).   "We discovered that about P7.5 billion in budget for SEA Games is lodged in the DFA," Drilon said on Thursday during his interpellation on the proposed budget of the DFA for 2019.   "We could not understand why it is lodged under the DFA. This is certainly a little surprising," he added.   Drilon noted that the promotion of sports was not part of the mandate of the DFA.   "The mandate of...Keep on reading: SEA games fund lodged in DFA budget baffles Drilon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Drilon questions inclusion of P7.5-B SEA Games budget in DFA

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday, December 6, questioned why the P7.5-billion allocation for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games next year is lodged in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) budget for 2019. The information was first revealed during the Senate deliberations on the budget of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

1,200 companies to pullout if TRAIN 2 is passed, Drilon warns

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon warned that Philippine direct investments and employment would be in jeopardy if the second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law pushes through. 1,200 companies to pullout if TRAIN 2 is passed, Drilon warns Source link: 1,200 companies to pullout if TRAIN 2 is passed, Drilon warns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Drilon hails Senate ratification of bicam report on Corporation Code

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon lauded on Wednesday the Senate ratification of the amendments to the Corporation Code of the Philippines, saying it would help improve country's "ease of doing business." "The enactment of this landmark legislation is not only timely but is also necessary considering the fact that we are lagging behind our neighbors in terms of ease of doing business. This measure will vastly improve the regulatory environment for setting up a business in our country," Drilon said in a statement. READ: Despite reforms, PH 124th in ease of doing business Earlier, the Senate ratified the bicameral conference committee report on amending the Corporation Code. ...Keep on reading: Drilon hails Senate ratification of bicam report on Corporation Code.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Probe bridge plan that may delist churches from heritage sites – Drilon

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asked his colleagues in the Senate to look into the issues surrounding the construction of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge. Probe bridge plan that may delist churches from heritage sites – Drilon Source link: Probe bridge plan that may delist churches from heritage sites – Drilon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Drilon eyes Senate probe of Binondo-Intramuros Bridge

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is calling for an inquiry into the construction of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Drilon condemns killing of human rights lawyer

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on Thursday condemned the killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos, who was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men late Tuesday. “I condemn in the strongest term the killing of Atty. Ramos. He is a great loss to the legal profession and the Filipino people, especially the oppressed whose rights […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018