Drilon: Senate minority satisfied with committee assignments

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 24 2019 10:07 PM

MANILA - Senate Minority Franklin Drilon on Monday said the 4-member bloc in the upper chamber of Congress is satisfied with the assignment of committee chairmanships and memberships.

Drilon earlier raised a howl as news reached him that some majority senators were eyeing the committees being held by the members of the minority.

He said the issue has been resolved by the two sides.

“Without going to the specifics, we have come to broad agreements on the treatment of the minority senators,” Drilon said.

“It will not be an issue. I repeat that the matter of the committees for the minority has been satisfactorily resolved.”

Drilon said he would let Senate President Vicente Sotto III to announce the committee assignments “out of respect to him.”

Sotto earlier said in a radio interview that the Senate committee assignments are now “97.5 percent” complete.

Sotto said senator-elect Imee Marcos agreed to chair the economic affairs and electoral reforms committees.

He also noted that minority Sen. Risa Hontiveros also agreed to give up the chairmanship of the committee on women, children, family relations and gender equality, which was being eyed by senator-elect Pia Cayetano.