Drilon urges colleagues: Set aside politics, resolve pressing problems

MANILA, July 27 (Mabuhay) – Noting that they are racing against time, Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday rallied his colleagues to set aside political interests “and think of solutions to the nation’s pressing problems.” In his speech during the opening of the third...

Business groups urge gov’t to implement reforms

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Local and foreign business groups are calling on the government to implement key reforms as President Aquino enters his last year in office. The Philippine Business Groups (PBG) and Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC), a coalition composed of 18 local and foreign...

Drilon: Senate to give special attention to BBL when session resumes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Once Congress resumes sessions on Monday, the Senate will give “special legislative attention” to the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to make sure that it will be constitutional, fair, and inclusive, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Friday. “It will receive...

Congress sets June deadline for BBL passage

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Despite the political fallout from the Mamasapano incident, congressional leaders have firmed up their timetable to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law by June this year. Senate and House leaders met Monday at the Club Filipino for their monthly consultation meeting...

Congress to prioritize Bangsamoro Law in 2015 – Drilon

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon assured Monday the Senate will prioritize this year the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law alongside bills ensuring sustainable economic growth. In a press statement, Drilon said the Senate has made the BBL a priority because...