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Drilon ready to give up Senate presidency

Senate President Franklin Drilon yesterday acceded to the possibility of Davao City Mayor and presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte pushing for his chosen Senate leader to lead the upper chamber in the 17th Congress.

The National Board of Canvassers is all set to proclaim Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni G. Robredo as the president- and vice president-elect today.

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Some senators yesterday welcomed presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement of a burial for former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani despite the outrage expressed by martial law victims at the idea.

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President Aquino remains opposed to a hero’s burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos following his dictatorial rule marked by violence and rights abuses.

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This after the Senate passed on third and final reading the bill prohibiting age discrimination in offices and agencies, Monday night.

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Senate President Franklin Drilon will likely remain the Senate leader in the 17th Congress if none of his colleagues posturing for the position gets a majority vote.

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