7 months Drilon pushes Tolentino to disclose Duterte’s verbal agreement with Xi Jinping MB
By Hannah Torregoza Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Monday pushed administration ally and neophyte Senator Francis Tolentino to disclose to the Senate President Rodrigo Duterte’s verbal agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016. Senate President Franklin Drilon (Jacqueline Hernandez | Manila Bulletin File Photo) Drilon issued the challenge after Tolentino delivered his first privilege speech in the Senate where he said it is unnecessary for the Senate to concur to the verbal agreement between Duterte and Xi Jinping since it falls within the exclusive authority of the President and is recognized under international law. But the minority leader ... more