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Drilon removed from Senate leadership post on Pacquiao’s motion

Senate President Pro Tempore Franklin Drilon has been removed from his leadership post Monday.

At the start of the plenary session, Senator Manny Pacquiao moved that the position of Senate President Pro Tempore be declared vacant.

Drilon stood up but did not oppose Pacquiao’s motion.

“I will not interpellate Senator Pacquiao. I second the motion,” Drilon said.

After a quick break, Pacquiao nominated Senator Ralph Recto as the new Senate President Pro Tempore, which was seconded by Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero.

Out of the 23 senators present, 17 senators voted in favor of Recto. —NB, GMA News