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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the government’s management of the COVID-19 pandemic failed, and that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III should be blamed for it.

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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said there is about P500 billion under the 2021 budget that can be tapped to fund the proposed Bayanihan 3 law. | @CMRamosINQ 

As far as world influence is concerned, the United States can compete with China through “vaccine diplomacy,” Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said. | @_neilmercado 

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Wednesday scoffed at the pronouncement of President Duterte that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is the “hero” behind the government’s “good COVID-19 response.”

Resorting to “megaphone diplomacy” may be the only recourse left for the Philippines at this point in dealing with China’s “illegal acts” in the West Philippine Sea, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said. | @CMRamosINQ 

It is “quite unfortunate” that the Duterte administration is speaking with different voices on the issue of China’s recent incursions in the West Philippine Sea, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said. | @_neilmercado 

As Congress crafts the third COVID-19 response law, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said there is P500 billion from the 2021 national budget that can be realigned to fund Bayanihan 3 Bill.

It is “quite unfortunate” for the Philippines that its Cabinet officials and President Rodrigo Duterte are sending different messages on the West Philippine Sea issue, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Wednesday.

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said Wednesday that the Philippines need to press on with a “megaphone diplomacy" to counter China’s “gunboat foreign policy."

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday questioned the quick release of P10.6 billion National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) funds amid calls to realign it for the government’s COVID-19 response.

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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on President Rodrigo Duterte's accusation that he has been defending Lopez family, oligarchs: "I was defending freedom of the press, not the Lopezes. The closure of the ABS-CBN sent a chilling effect." | via @_katrinadomingo 

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said that the inter-agency task force on #COVID19  has failed to address the worsening health crisis and added that Health Secretary Francisco Duque III "lacked credibility to be able to command people to do things."

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on ABS-CBN’s failed franchise renewal bid: “I am deeply saddened by this episode in the history of our nation. It is reminiscent of the dark pages in the history of Philippine press in 1972.” | via @_katrinadomingo 

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says House panel vote denying ABS-CBN a franchise "reminiscent" of Martial Law: Democracy thrives when there is free press and when journalists can exercise complete freedom to do their mandate of reporting facts without fear. | via @reyaika 

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon criticized the “ill-timed” and “divisive” proposal to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the middle of a pandemic.

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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on NTC's cease and desist order vs ABS-CBN: "I join Sen. Angara and Sen. Zubiri in condemning this act of NTC because it is totally contrary to law and is a grave abuse of discretion." | via @_katrinadomingo  #ABSCBNFranchise 

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon questions the propriety of spending P50 million for a "kaldero" (cauldron) which will be used for the torch lighting ceremony for the 2019 SEA Games: We do away with 50 classrooms to build a P50M kaldero that we use only once | via @reyaika 

A loan worth P11 billion from a Malaysian bank was used for the construction of facilities for the SEA Games which the Philippines will be hosting, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon bared. | @KAguilarINQ 

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