Posts Tagged Franklin Drilon

Senators slam lack of funding for health worker benefits in 2022 national budget

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Several senators are questioning the lack of funding for healthcare worker benefits in the 2022 national budget. Senator Franklin Drilon, during the briefing of the Development Budget Coordination Committee...

Senate seeks probe on alleged DOH mismanagement of P67-B COVID-19 fund

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate wants to look into the alleged mismanagement of funds of the Department of Health (DOH) allotted for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response. After the recent...

Drilon urges Duterte to call for special session to approve Bayanihan 3 Law

Robie de Guzman   •   April 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to call for a special Congressional session for the immediate passage of the proposed third Bayanihan...

Drilon files bill seeking 10-year imprisonment for ‘red-tagging’

Robie de Guzman   •   March 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has filed a measure that seeks to make ‘red-tagging’ punishable by up to 10-years in prison. Senate Bill 2121 or an “Act...

Proposed P10B aid to pandemic-hit firms ‘grossly inadequate,’ Drilon says

Robie de Guzman   •   March 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Franklin Drilon has questioned the P10-billion rescue package for companies heavily-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “grossly inadequate.” In a statement on Wednesday, Drilon...

SC ruling on ICC plea recognized limits of president’s power on foreign policy – Drilon

Robie de Guzman   •   March 17, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines – The recent ruling of the Supreme Court on the petition against the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) showed that there are limitations to...

‘Against PH laws’: Drilon backs NTF stand vs blanket immunity for vaccine makers

Robie de Guzman   •   February 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the government cannot grant absolute and blanket immunity to vaccine manufacturers, saying it is against the law and contrary to public...

Comelec urged to expand satellite voter’s registration, buy more biometric scanners

Robie de Guzman   •   February 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to expand its satellite voters’ registration program and purchase more biometric scanners in...

‘Suntok sa buwan’: Drilon expresses misgivings on gov’t COVID-19 vaccination plan

Robie de Guzman   •   January 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday described the national government’s COVID-19 vaccination plan as “suntok sa buwan” after the Senate conducted a hearing to tackle the...

Drilon wants Senate to summon PSG chief over COVID-19 vaccination

Robie de Guzman   •   January 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The chief of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) must be summoned to the Senate’s inquiry into the government’s COVID-19 vaccination plan to explain the controversial advanced vaccination...

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