Senator Franklin M. Drilon
|Senate Office: Rm. 601 & 20 (New Wing 5/F) GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Diokno Blvd., Pasay City
Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 local nos. 8593 to 8595
Direct Line: (632) 659-7479
Telefax No.: (632) 659-5581
Email Address: [email protected]
Facebook Account: @FranklinDrilon
Twitter Account: @BigManDrilon
Biography | Resume
Senator Franklin M. Drilon is one of the few national leaders whose political star continues to shine brightly for almost three decades.
Known as the “Big Man” of the Senate, he is one of the country’s highly-esteemed senators, with an impeccable track record in public service.
He authored and sponsored numerous landmark laws: GOCC Governance Act, Amendments to the Sandiganbayan Law, Sin Tax Reform Law, Graphic Health Warning Act, Marina Law, Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act, Expanded Senior Citizens Act, Foreign Investments Liberalization Act, and Overseas Absentee Voting Act, Amendments to the Revised Penal Code, the Philippine Identification System Act, and the Revised Corporation Code, among others.
In the 18th Congress, Drilon vowed to push for measures to prohibit political dynasties, strengthen political party system, amend the Public Service Law and the Retail Trade Liberalization Act, ban waste importation, and increase public teachers’ pay, among others.
He holds the distinction of being the only senator elected Senate President four times. He was conferred the prestigious Grand Cordon of the Rising Sun by the Japanese government, and the degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of the Philippines.
Prior to his stint at the Senate, Drilon served as labor secretary, justice secretary and executive secretary.