Press Release
May 6, 2016

Senate frontrunner Drilon looks forward to work on pro-people laws
in 17th Congress

Inspired by his consistent frontrunner status in all pre-election surveys, Senate President Franklin M. Drilon today said that he is more eager to go back to work and push for legislation that will improve people's lives and uplift the economy.

Drilon, a re-electionist senatorial candidate of the Liberal Party, made the statement in light of the release of the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, showing that the four-time Senate President once again topped the nationwide poll among 50 senatorial candidates.

In the latest SWS senatorial preference survey, conducted from May 1 to 3, Drilon maintained his hold on the top spot with 42%.

The SWS survey validates earlier pre-election polls conducted by Pulse Asia from April 26 to 29, which revealed that Drilon grabbed the solo lead with 47.8%.

Drilon believes that his top billing in the surveys is not solely a product of a rigorous campaigning, but "a clear manifestation of the people's satisfaction in his accomplishments as senator and Senate President."

"I am glad that our people recognized the hard work and the kind of leadership that we have shown in the past years. I promise to work the hardest when they give me a fresh mandate to work in the Senate once more," Drilon said.

Drilon said that the only way to thank the people for their support is through legislating laws which can help them.

"I am very thankful for the people's trust in my ability to serve them, and I intend to repay that trust by working on laws which will address the concerns of needs of our constituents, especially the poor," Drilon said.

The Senate leader said that he intends to push for measures which will help Filipinos meet their daily needs, such as the bills on income tax reform, higher wages for state workers and the institutionalization of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

"I will give attention to these reform measures which would increase the take-home pay of Filipinos, especially our countrymen coming from the middle and lower socio-economic classes," Drilon concluded.

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