Posts Tagged Franklin Drilon

Drilon opposes Philhealth bid to delay implementation of Universal Health Care Law

Robie de Guzman   •   June 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has opposed the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s (Philhealth) appeal to postpone the full implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law even...

Drilon, Lacson urge DOH to drop proposed P11.7-B fund for contact tracing, adopt other effective solutions

Robie de Guzman   •   June 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon called on the Department of Health (DOH) to be resourceful in its contact tracing and to drop its proposed P11.7 billion funding...

Suspension of VFA abrogation won’t affect senators’ SC petition, Drilon says

Robie de Guzman   •   June 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday lauded the decision of the Philippine government to suspend the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United...

Senators blast politicians taking advantage of COVID-19 crisis to campaign for 2022 polls

Robie de Guzman   •   April 3, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Minority senators on Friday lambasted politicians who are taking advantage of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis to advance their political agenda, hampering the speedy delivery of...

Drilon blasts Pagcor for backing continued POGO operation in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   March 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Thursday blasted the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for its position to push for the continued operation of Philippine Offshore...

Drilon renews call for POGO’s closure to stop flow of ‘dirty money’ into PH

Robie de Guzman   •   March 4, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday reiterated his call for the closure of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) to stop the flow of ‘dirty money’ into...

SolGen move to gag ABS-CBN won’t stop Senate from probing franchise issue —Drilon

Robie de Guzman   •   February 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said that the move by the Office of the Solicitor General asking the Supreme Court to gag the ABS-CBN Corporation...

Resolution seeking to extend ABS-CBN franchise to end of 2022 filed in Senate

Robie de Guzman   •   February 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A resolution seeking to extend the franchise of media network ABS-CBN Corporation up to the end of 2022 has been filed at the Senate. Senate Minority Leader...

Senators to question VFA termination before Supreme Court – Drilon

Robie de Guzman   •   February 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senators from both sides of the political fence are planning to file a petition questioning before the Supreme Court the country’s termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement...

Drilon: Senate can look into ABS-CBN franchise compliance

Robie de Guzman   •   February 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon asserted that the Senate can look into the compliance of the broadcast network ABS-CBN with the terms of its legislative franchise amid...

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