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MANILA, Philippines – Many have expressed fear about what the future holds for the Senate as the number of opposition senators has further declined.
The upcoming 18th Congress will only have 4 opposition senators and one, Senator Leila de Lima, is currently detained and cannot vote on key issues in the chamber. The Senate is expected to tackle controversial legislations, including the death penalty, the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility, and charter change.
On Friday, May 31, Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug sits down with Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon to discuss how the opposition will navigate the next 3 years and the challenges they are expecting to face given their current roster, among others.
The current Senate is often seen as the last bastion of independence under the Duterte administration. The last time no opposition candidates won in the elections was 80 years ago during the time of former President Manuel L. Quezon.
What will happen now? What should the opposition focus on? Catch the discussion on Friday, May 31, at 4 pm! – Rappler.com