Senator Panfilo Lacson doused chilly water on claims made by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon that the group led by the Liberal Party is the “most productive” for the reason that begin of the 17th Congress final July.
“(The) minority (is the) ‘most productive.’ Agree, except that they were in the majority (bloc) during their period of productivity,” Lacson tweeted Monday (March 20).
Earlier within the day, Drilon launched an announcement the place he claimed that the Liberal Party-led minority bloc is the most productive within the chamber, based mostly on Senate data.
LP senators– Drilon, Risa Hontiveros, Kiko Pangilinan, Leila de Lima and Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV– initially joined the bulk bloc when the 17th Congress opened in July final yr.
They, nonetheless, had been stripped of their committee chairmanships final Feb. 27, alongside with Drilon’s place of president professional tempore.
The reorganization within the Senate prompted the LP senators to hitch the minority bloc which then had solely has one member left, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
Trillanes’ erstwhile colleagues, Senators Francis Escudero and Ralph Recto, jumped over to the bulk bloc.