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Probe pork barrel scam – Palace

Malacañang is pushing for an Ombudsman inquiry on all persons implicated in the pork barrel scam, not just Senator Franklin Drilon who allegedly received P5 million from suspect Janet Lim Napoles.

Members of the Senate minority bloc have sought a probe on the controversial purchase of the two Philippine Navy warships by the Department of National Defense which dragged the name of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go.

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Senators get warning

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Senator Panfilo Lacson revealed that the Senate is ready to expel any of their members who will participate in the House of Representatives’ constituent assembly (ConAss) to amend the 1987 Constitution.

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Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon yesterday said he agrees with President Duterte’s earlier position that the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro basic law is more important and should be prioritized.

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‘Under attack’

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Apart from its lawmaking functions, the Senate is one of the pillars of democracy that plays an integral part in providing the necessary check and balance to hold our officials accountable to irregularities.

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Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson has called House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez’s remarks against the Senate as “uncalled for” and smacks of unparliamentary conduct.

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