On falling victim to fake news

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I have been demonized without notice. I have been sent to hell without trial.”
– Sen. Lacson on the fake news spread against him in 2001

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After 16 long years, former ISAFP chief Corpus apologizes to Sen. Lacson
Privilege Speech: In Defense of Dignity (2001)

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Welcome to Ping Lacson Online! 🇵🇭

Here you can find official photos, videos, speeches and statements of Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. The #PingBills section contains bills, resolutions and committee reports by Sen. Lacson in the 17th Congress.

🎥📷 Confirmation hearing for 🇵🇭 ambassadors and foreign service officer | Feb. 21, 2018

The CA Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by Sen. Lacson, took up the appointments of:
Grace Relucio Princesa: Ambassador to Holy See with concurrent jurisdiction over Malta
Frank Revil Cimafranca: Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic with concurrent jurisdiction over Cyprus
Marichu Barredo Mauro: Ambassador to Brazil with concurrent jurisdiction over Colombia, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela
Hjayceelyn Mancenido Quintana: Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
Linglingay Fonacier Lacanlale: Ambassador to Argentina, with concurrent jurisdiction over Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay
Cesar Lee Hiong Wee: Ambassador to Indonesia
Ombra Jainal: Ambassador to the Czech Republic
Rowena F. Mutia: Foreign Service Officer, Class IV

Sponsorship Speech for the Confirmation of Philippine ambassadors and foreign service officer

Mr. Chairman, distinguished colleagues, this Representation as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided over a public hearing this morning to deliberate on the nominations of nine Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs – four of whom are Career Officers of the Department while the other five are political nominees – and one Foreign Service Officer.

Your Committee, after deliberating on their qualifications and fitness during the said public hearing, determined that they are fit and qualified to be in the posts where they are nominated and therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary their nominations for the consent of this body.

To this end, it is my honor and privilege to recommend that the Commission give its consent to the nominations of the following DFA Senior Officers, namely:

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🎥 On Cabinet walkouts and Philippines becoming a province of China | Feb. 20, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– President Duterte’s reported statement he will let Cabinet members walk out of congressional hearings if they feel disrespected
– President Duterte’s reported joke of making Philippines a province of China

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📰 Philippine Daily Inquirer: Senators scrap Faeldon’s ethics case vs Lacson

photo0220-002From the Inquirer: “It’s clearly a forum shopping,” Sen. Drilon said of the complaint against Sen. Lacson.

Related: Privilege speech: Kita-Kita (sa Customs)

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🎥📷 At the hearing on the upgrading of LTO extension offices and on public service franchises | Feb. 20, 2018

At the hearing, Sen. Lacson reminded applicants for renewal of public service franchises not to fall for unscrupulous parties using his name to seek “amounts or favors” in exchange for renewal of their franchises.

Related: Senate Bill 1651: Converting the LTO extension office in Muntinlupa City into a regular LTO district office

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🎥📷 At the hearing on alleged irregularities in the Navy’s frigate acquisition program | Feb. 19, 2018

Sen. Lacson’s opening statement and first question (to former PN chief V/Adm Ronald Joseph Mercado):

Our career ends when we retire. Our character stays up to the day we die. My interest in this issue at hand lies on my being an author and principal sponsor of the revised AFP modernization law or RA 10349, sometime in 2012, in the 15th Congress. Also, I feel for those whose reputation may have been sullied after being accused based on some tenuous allegations in relation to the P18-billion fund allocation initially earmarked for the frigate acquisition project of the Philippine Navy and the AFP to be sourced from P75-billion appropriations for the revised AFP modernization program. I myself have been vilified like nobody’s business in the past so I can easily relate to them as a matter of experience. Upon the other hand, I join every taxpayer in this country in condemning those whose insatiable greed always gets the better of them and will do whatever it takes to pursue possible criminal charges against those to be found involved in this shenanigan, if any.

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On the reported downplaying of the naming row at Benham Rise 🇵🇭

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Sen. Lacson, tinawag na baluktot ang mga pahayag ni Sec. Roque (24 Oras)
What’s in a name? (GMA News Online)
On the presence of the USS Carl Vinson in the West PH Sea
On recent activities by China in the region