PCUP chief supports Drilon’s fight to restore housing budget

PCUP chief supports Drilon’s fight to restore housing budget

Despite a previous spat, Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) chairman Terry Ridon lauded on Thursday Sen. Franklin Drilon’s call to restore next year’s housing budget to at least 2017 levels.

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Drilon to Duterte: File case vs Ombudsman than engage in ‘word war’

Drilon to Duterte: File case vs Ombudsman than engage in ‘word war’

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon offered his unsolicited advice to President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, telling him to instead file an impeachment complaint against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales if he has any evidence against her instead of engaging in a word war.

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Drilon questions impartiality of DOJ, PAO in Kian slay probe

Drilon questions impartiality of DOJ, PAO in Kian slay probe

Senator Franklin Drilon questioned on Sunday the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Public Attorney’s Office’s (PAO) impartiality to probe the killing of Kian delos Santos.

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Drilon chides Aguirre for making claims ‘out of thin air’

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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday asked Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II to stop making accusations “out of thin air” after the latter tried to link two opposition senators to the terror attack in Marawi City.

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Drilon counters martial law statement of SC magistrate

Drilon counters martial law statement of SC magistrate

Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday disputed a statement by retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Vicente Mendoza that there is no violation of the Bill of Rights under a martial law.

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Drilon fears negative effects of rejecting EU aid

Drilon fears negative effects of rejecting EU aid

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Friday said he was disheartened by the decision of the Duterte administration to stop receiving financial aid from the European Union (EU), saying it might negatively affect trade relations between the two parties.

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Senate minority wants De Lima’s attendance in ‘critical’ sessions

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The six-man minority bloc in the Senate will ask the court to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to attend the session and committee hearings in the Senate on “critical matters” like the death penalty bill.

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Drilon says he’s proud of ‘productive’ Senate minority

Drilon says he’s proud of ‘productive’ Senate minority

Senate minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Monday he was proud that the six-member minority bloc was the “most productive” in the Senate before Congress went on a break last week.

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