Posts Tagged Franklin Drilon

‘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...

Some senators hit unauthorized COVID-19 vaccination of soldiers, officials

Robie de Guzman   •   December 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Some senators have questioned the prioritization of some members of the military and government officials in the vaccination against novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) sans the approval of...

Senators question funding plan for COVID-19 vaccines

Marje Pelayo   •   December 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto and Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon have expressed concerns over the funding for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program amounting to...

Drilon wants NBI legal exec tagged in ‘pastillas scheme’ disbarred

Robie de Guzman   •   September 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Frankiln Drilon on Wednesday urged the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to file a disbarment case against its official who was arrested for his...

Drilon hopes House squabble won’t delay passage of 2021 budget

Robie de Guzman   •   September 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon is hoping that the power struggle brewing in the House of Representatives will not delay the passage of the PP4.5-trillion national budget...

Drilon nixes MTRCB proposal to regulate content of Netflix, other streaming services

Robie de Guzman   •   September 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Friday opposed the proposal of the Movies and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to regulate the content of online streaming...

Drilon on Duterte tirade: I was defending freedom of the press, not the Lopezes

Robie de Guzman   •   July 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asserted that he was defending the freedom of the press and not the Lopezes after President Rodrigo Duterte accused him of defending...

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