Drilon: Duterte must ask Congress if he wants martial law extension

Drilon: Duterte must ask Congress if he wants martial law extension

President Rodrigo Duterte should get the Congress’ nod if he plans to extend the martial law in Mindanao, which will end on December 31, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said on Sunday.

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Ombudsman raps vs Aquino ‘expected, part of the process’ says Drilon

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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said he was no longer surprised by the filing of charges against former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III before the Sandiganbayan, saying it was part of the process after the Office of the Ombudsman had found basis to pursue the case against the former leader.

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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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