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Franklin Drilon

EFFECTIVE

EMPOWERING

ETHICAL

Educationi
 B.A. UP (1965)
 Bachelors of Law, UP (1969)
Work Experienceii
 Senator (1995-2006, 2010present)
 Executive Secretary, Office
of the President (1991)
 DOJ Secretary (1990-1991,
1992-1995)
 DOLE Secretary (1987-1990)
 Deputy Minister of Labor
and Industrial Relations
(1986-1987)
 Lawyer (1969-1986)
Government Committees Chairediii
 Senate President (11th, 12th,
13th, 16th Congress)iv

Capacity-Building
Programs
 Used P32.5M of his
PDAF to construct
200 classroom
between 2010-2013.
Has constructed
1600 classrooms
since 2002viii
Pro-Poor Programs
 Spent his PDAF for
the medical
assistance needs of
indigent families,
hospital renovations,
and school
buildings ix

Allegations
 Complaints were filed
against him in 2013
for alleged
overpriced Iloilo
Convention Center,
partially funded by
DAP. These charges
were dropped due to
lack of evidencex
 Accused of using
state funds to bribe
lawmakers to
impeach former Chief
Justice Corona. Drilon
denies all charges as
“malicious political
harassment” xi
Actions to Improve Ethics
 President of the
Inter-Parliamentary
Union’s 112th
General Assembly
(2005) and Chairman
of the IPU’s
Committee on
Human Rights of
Parliamentarians
(2006 – 2007). xii The
IPU is the oldest
multilateral political
organisation and
describes itself as
the “focal point for
world-wide
parliamentary
dialogue and works
for peace and cooperation among
peoples and for the
firm establishment of
representative

Chairman, Commission on
Appointments

Chairman, Committee on
Finance

Chairman, Joint
Congressional Oversight
Committee on Public
Expenditures

Chairman, Committee on
Public Order and Illegal
Drugs

Chairman, Oversight
Committee on Dangerous
Drugs

Chairman, Committee on
Rules
Chairman, Committee on
Accounts

Chairman, Accountability of
Public Officers and
Investigations (Blue Ribbon)

Chairman, Banks, Financial
Institutions and Currencies

Laws Principally Authoredv
 From the 13th to 16th
Congress, Drilon was the
principal author of 96 bills,
of which 18 became law or
were consolidate/substituted
for bills that became law.
These laws include:
 The Lending Company
Regulation Act of 2005
 The GOCC Governance Act
of 2011, which promotes
fiscal viability and discipline
in government spending and
strengthens the state’s role
in its governance to make
spending more responsive to
public needs
 Naval Architecture Law
 Streamlining the Jurisdiction of


the Sandiganbayan (Division of
Courts)
Maritime Industry Authority Act
Tax Incentives Management
and Transparency Act

Programs Enacted
 Instituted a monitoring system in
the Justice Department to monitor
over 250,000 cases filed across
the country.vi

Major Awardsvii
 Most Outstanding Alumnus,
University of the Philippines in the
Visayas( 1997)

Most Outstanding UP
Alumnus in government
service, UP Law Alumni
Association (1994)

democracy.” xiii
Misc. Actions
 Ran under People
Power Coalition in
2001; former
supporter of former
president Arroyo,
until Hello Garci
scandal in 2005xiv

Philippine Legion of Honor
(1992)
Publications

i Senator Franklin Drilon. Senate of the Philippines 16th Congress. Retrieved 8 January 2016, from
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/drilon_resume.asp

ii Senator Franklin Drilon. Senate of the Philippines 16th Congress. Retrieved 8 January 2016, from
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/drilon_resume.asp

iii “Honorable Senator Franklin M. Drilon.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th Congress.
Accessed January 26, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/drilon_resume16th.asp
iv “Profile of President of the Senate/Chairman of the Commission, Franklin M. Drilon.”
Republic of the Philippines Commission on Appointments. Accessed January 25, 2016.
http://comappt.gov.ph/index.php/50-profile-of-senate-sp/47-profile-of-senate-sp
v "Bills - Senate of the Philippines." Senate of the Philippines 16th Congress. Accessed
January 25, 2016. http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/leg_sys.aspx?congress=16. No information
available for the bills authored prior to 2004.

vi “Franklin M. Drilon.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th Congress. Accessed January 26,
2016, https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/senpres/drilon.asp
vii “Honorable Senator Franklin M. Drilon.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th Congress.
Accessed January 26, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/drilon_resume16th.asp
viii Reyes, Mary Ann Ll. “Judicious Use of PDAF.” PhilStar Global, October 27, 2013.
http://www.philstar.com/business/2013/10/27/1249772/judicious-use-pdaf
ix Ibid
x Burgos, N.(2015). Ombudsman affirms ruling to dismiss graft complaint vs Drilon.
INQUIRER.net. Retrieved 8, January 2016, from
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/712021/ombudsman-affirms-ruling-to-dismiss-graft-complaintvs-drilon
xi Tan, Kimberly Jane. “Drilon Faces Plunder Complaint Over Alleged Bribery for Corona
Verdict.” GMA News, October 18, 2013.
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/331404/news/nation/drilon-faces-plundercomplaint-over-alleged-bribery-for-corona-verdict

xii “Honorable Senator Franklin M. Drilon.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th Congress.
Accessed January 26, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/drilon_resume16th.asp
xiii :”What is the IPU?” Inter-Parliamentary Union. Accessed January 26, 2016.
http://www.ipu.org/english/whatipu.htm
xiv Blaza, P. and Elona, K. (n.d.). PROFILE: Franklin Drilon. Tinigngplaridel.net. Retrieved 8, January
2016, from http://www.tinigngplaridel.net/news/2010/profile-franklin-m-drilon/