Iloilo City & Franklin Drilon

The City of Iloilo (Filipino: Lungsod ng Iloilo, Hiligaynon: Syudad sang Iloilo or Dakbanwa sang Iloilo) is a highly urbanized city in the Philippines and the capital city of Iloilo. Franklin Magtunao Drilon (born November 28, 1945) is a Filipino politician who served as President of the Senate of the Philippines in 2000 and from 2001 to 2006. Drilon currently serves his third term in the Senate. 5.0/5

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Senator Franklin Drilon arrives at the LP Meeting de Avance in Iloilo City.
National Media visited Iloilo City to interview SP Franklin Drilon and Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog of some the...
Ayala To Present Sicogon Development Plan To Sicogon Residents PanayNews PN, Oct 3, 2014 By Glenda Solosgastoa ILOILO City – This Saturday, residents of Sicogon Island in Carles, Iloilo will have a “face-off” with key officials of Iloilo province as well as other stakeholders for the proposed redevelopment of the area. Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. confirmed that he, along with 5th District’s Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., representatives of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) and the Sarrosa brothers of Sicogon Development Corp. (SIDECO) will sail to the island for a dialogue. ALI, one of the biggest real estate developers in the country, will present its development plan to the affected islanders, said Defensor. ALI is partnering with SIDECO to revive Sicogon as a tourism destination that it once was in the 1970s. Tupas will also clarify certain points not ironed out during a previous meeting attended by Sen. Franklin Drilon, the secretaries of the Department of Agrarian Reform and National Anti-Poverty Commission, activis ...
Congressman Jerry P Treñas, Lone District of Iloilo City passed House Bill 3715 strongly supporting " Health Consequences" of smoking under HB 3715. Manufacturers who fail to put on front and back of cigarette packs graphic health warning will be penalized up to 20 million. Sellers who sell cigarette without GHW will be fined P 100, 000.00 up to 2 million. A similar proposal by Sen. Franklin Drilon and Sen. Pia Cayetano were also passed. Please Like.
Onli in Iloilo City, the 18th performer out of 18 school divisions in Western Visayas in National Achievement Test (NAT) for senior elementary and high school students. The medium size acacia aure (Japanese acacia) growing in the islands of the B. Aquino Highway, have been uprooted to be replaced by African Royal Palms some of which are wilting under the summer heat today. Metro Manila is pampering its acaia aure trees in its highways from south to north noting that the species is efficient in sequestering toxic gases from the air of the city -- heavy metals, carbon gases, methane -- according to MMDA. They also work as natural coolants. In Iloilo City, the trees were planted since the post-EDSA I incumbencies yet of Mayor Rodolfo Ganzon (1988 - 1991) and Mayor Mansing Malabor (1992 - 2001). The city government took care of those trees until it got trapped in the beautification binge of a certain Franklin Drilon, allegedly, president of the Philippines Senate, and a certain Jed Patrick Mabilog, also alle ...
Power has been out and it's dark at Mandurriao district, Iloilo City. The outage began at noon yet. Bwisit nga PECO alias Patay Elektrik! Kag otro man si Franklin Drilon!
Sen.Franklin Drilon tells Panay News that the landslide win of LP bets in Iloilo City "shows d tremendous support the Ilonggos hv 4 PNoy."
Will Senator Franklin Drilon please speak up on the Hall of Justice corruption scandal that put lives at risk? Baloktot na daan in Iloilo City!
MAYOR JED VIOLATES OWN ORDER MAYOR Jed has ordered a team to remove all election campaign posters, tarpaulins, etc. displayed in public places. He said these are premature campaigning already.   Now look who’s talking! Iloilo City is full of the re-electionist mayor’s posters, streamers and tarpaulins.   Panay News ace photographer Guijo Dueñas even caught on camera one man posting many posters of Mayor Jed. The photo was published on the front page of this paper on February 7.   Mayor Jed says one thing but does the opposite.   The Bible says the hottest spot in *** is reserved for the hypocrites.   Say mo, Norlito?   Vic-Fac “dies-dies” laughing!     ILOILO CONVENTION CENTER AND ESPLANADE ARE SEN. FRANK’S PROJECTS IN his recent State of the City Address, Mayor Jed enumerated his accomplishments.   He included the Iloilo Convention Center, the international direct flights to Hong Kong and Singapore from the Iloilo Airport, and the Iloilo River Esplanade.   Truth to tell, the soon .. ...
BY PRINCE GOLEZ Senate Reporter   MANILA — The Senate has approved on third and final reading the measure which proposes to convert the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology (WVCST) in Iloilo City into a state university.   WVCST president, Dr. Luis Sorolla Jr. told Panay News yesterday the conversion will open opportunities for their graduates and students, as well as strengthen their position in Iloilo City’s educational arena.   “We can expand our curricular offerings and strengthen our links with international organizations for funding,” said Sorolla.   At present, WVCST has close to 12,500 student enrollees, 512 faculty members and 256 non-teaching personnel.   It offers 40 degree courses, vocational and technical courses.   The conversion bill, authored by Iloilo City’s Cong. Jerry Treñas in the Lower House and backed by Sen. Franklin Drilon in the Senate, got 19 affirmative votes, zero negative votes and zero abstention yesterday.   “The conversion of WVCST into a u ...
HEADLINE, Panay News JANUARY 4, 2013 ‘JEWELS OF ILOILO’ Treñas: Heritage Bill the ‘best that ever happened’ BY HERBERT VEGO ILOILO City – “The best thing that ever happened to Iloilo” was how Cong. Jerry Treñas considered Congress’ approval of House Bill 5495, also known as the Heritage Bill. Appearing on radio program Reklamo Publiko over Aksyon Radyo yesterday morning, Treñas told host Danny Fajardo and panelists that, once signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III, this bill that he had authored would be “an Act declaring the Jaro Cathedral, Molo Church, Central Business District, Fort San Pedro, Jaro Plaza Complex, Molo Plaza Complex and Plaza Libertad Complex as heritage and tourist spots.” “These are the jewels of Iloilo City,” the congressman quipped. Treñas recognized the special attention given by Ilonggo Senator Franklin Drilon to fast-track the Senate’s approval of the bill. The new law mandates the Department of Tourism (DOT) to accord the aforementioned lan ...
A project of Sen. Franklin Drilon through the administration of Cong. Jerry P. Jerry Perez Treñas I and Mayor Jed Patrick Locsin-Escalante Mabilog.
Drilon slams river summit opponents BY PRINCE GOLEZ-Senate Reporter ILOILO City – “Propaganda without any basis” was how Ilonggo Senator Franklin Drilon described the claim of cause-oriented groups that the 1st Philippine International River Summit to be held in Iloilo City next week is nothing but an attempt to “greenwash” the real problems of the Iloilo River. The summit aims to gather the best practices around the world on how to conserve, revive and preserve rivers. It is not an attempt to mislead the people, Drilon stressed. The senator also enumerated the steps that were so far taken to revive the polluted Iloilo River. One of these was clearing the Iloilo River – actually an arm of the sea – of dilapidated ships marooned or have long been abandoned by their owners. “We have also dredged the mouth of the river. We will continue to dredge it. We will be acquiring more dredging machines,” the senator told Panay News. Drilon also hopes that the construction of a 1.2-kilometer esplanad ...
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