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Here you can find official photos, videos, speeches and statements of Senator Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson. The #PingBills section contains bills, resolutions and committee reports by Sen. Lacson in the 18th Congress. The #Usaping Katotohanan section seeks to correct misimpressions about Sen. Lacson and his advocacies.

At the Organizational Meeting of the Commission on Appointments

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Sen. Lacson will chair the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Commission on Appointments, which had its organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Interview on DZBB: Senate Hearing on Chinese Incursions, Revisiting Anti-Graft Laws | Aug. 20, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Senate hearing into Chinese ships’ incursions
– revisiting anti-graft laws

Quotes from the interview…
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At the Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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At the hearing of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations,Β  Sen. Lacson urged the Department of Foreign Affairs to ensure humane treatment for Filipino workers and their children who are to be deported from Israel. “I have a piece of advice: Kindly remind them of (former President) Manuel Luis Quezon during the Holocaust and maybe they will be more humane in treating our Filipino children there.”

Sen. Lacson also sought more Transfer of Sentenced Persons Treaties, like the one the Philippines has with Spain. Such a treaty allows Filipinos serving jail time abroad to serve their sentences here in the Philippines.Β “Maybe in coordination with (the countries/territories concerned), we can pursue that path.”

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Ping: Mas Mainam Mag-Donate sa Ahensiya, β€˜wag nang Magregalo sa Tao

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Mas mainam magpakita ng pasasalamat sa tulong na ibinahagi ng tauhan ng pamahalaan kung sa halip na personal na regalo ay magbigay ng opisyal na donasyon sa ahensiyang kanilang pinagtatrabahuan.

Ito ang suhestiyon ni Senador Panfilo Lacson bilang pangunang hakbang para suriin at pinuhin sa mga batas laban sa katiwalian.

“Our laws should take into account Filipino values such as ‘utang na loob,’ as there are Filipinos who may be offended if their gesture of gratitude is declined,” pahayag ni Lacson.

Klinaro ni Lacson na dapat maging malinaw ang mga nilalaman ng batas laban katiwalian ang pagkonsidera sa kulturang kinasanayan na ng mga Pinoy kagaya ng utang na loob kung saan nagbibigay sila ng regalo sa mga nakatulong sa kanila.

“To be clear: Revisiting the law is not about providing excuses for accepting ‘gifts.’ This is about making our laws implementable and more attuned to our Filipino values. What good is a law if it cannot be implemented properly?” dagdag pa ng mambabatas.

Related: Lacson: Time to Revisit, Make Anti-Graft Laws More Implementable
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Lacson: Time to Revisit, Make Anti-Graft Laws More Implementable

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Instead of giving public servants gifts that may be perceived as valuable in appreciation for a job well done, why not make an official donation to the institution they work for?

This could be one of the ways our present anti-graft laws could be revisited or refined so they are more attuned to Filipino culture, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said.

“Our laws should take into account Filipino values such as ‘utang na loob,’ as there are Filipinos who may be offended if their gesture of gratitude is declined,” Lacson said.

“To be clear: Revisiting the law is not about providing excuses for accepting ‘gifts.’ This is about making our laws implementable and more attuned to our Filipino values. What good is a law if it cannot be implemented properly?” he added.

Related: Ping: Mas Mainam Mag-Donate sa Ahensiya, β€˜wag nang Magregalo sa Tao
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From Chinese Embassy Defense Counsel to Spokesman?

Sec. Panelo: “Ambassador Zhao sent me a text. He said, ‘What if we also think that your overseas workers are also spying on us. What can you say about that?'” … PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON OR CHINESE EMBASSY SPOKESMAN?

Has the presidential spokesman switched from Chinese embassy defense counsel to spokesman?

What I was pointing out in my tweet is not on the issue of whether or not there is logic in the Chinese ambassador’s statement.

The thing is, the Chinese embassy has its own spokesman who should speak on their behalf because that’s his job. Why would the country’s presidential spokesperson whose salary and other miscellaneous expenses are being paid out of our taxes take on the embassy spokesman’s job?

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Interview on DZBB: Europe Trip, Reward for Questionable PhilHealth Action? | Aug. 18, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson questioned the trip to Europe of at least one PhilHealth official following the PhilHealth board’s reversal of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Sen. Lacson also answered questions on:
– special audit needed for PhilHealth
– PhilHealth ‘mafia’
– conflict of interest involving DOH Sec Duque and kin

Quotes from the interview…
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Interview on DZBB: PhilHealth Mafia, Revisiting Anti-Graft Laws | Aug. 15, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– PhilHealth mafia and related irregularities
– revisiting existing anti-graft laws

Quotes from the interview…
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‘Namatay Na, Naningil Pa!’ Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Hearing on DOH, PhilHealth Corruption

At the hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, Sen. Lacson questioned irregularities at the DOH and PhilHealth, including:
* conflict of interest
* toll manufacturing agreements entered into by Duque family-owned Doctors Pharmaceuticals Inc. and firms not accredited to deal with the DOH
* under-support payments
* collections for dead patients

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Quotes from the hearing:
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#PingSays: On Proposals to Restore the Anti-Subversion Law | Aug. 13, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on reported proposals to revive the Anti-Subversion Law; as well as on the proposed Anti-Terror Law.

Quotes from the interview…
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