For Drilon, it's more fun in Senate

by Ryan Chua, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 28 2012 03:14 PM | Updated as of Jun 29 2012 07:08 AM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - Sen. Franklin Drilon has declined his nomination to be chief justice of the Supreme Court.
 
"It's more fun in the Senate," the 67-year-old senator told reporters in a briefing on Thursday.
 
Drilon said that although he is humbled by the nomination, he has a mandate from millions of Filipinos who voted for him.
 
He stressed that he intends to finish his term, and by the time he does, he will be past the mandatory retirement age for SC justices.
 
"I like my work in the Senate. I feel I will be of better service to the country," Drilon said.