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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.

The Senate Gallery of Legacy

The Gallery of Legacy, which features the senators of the present (17th) Congress, was unveiled on Oct. 16, 2018. The event is one of the highlights of the Philippine Senate’s 102nd anniversary.

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National ID System Tops Lacson’s Accomplishment List in 3rd Regular Session

A long hoped-for national ID system that will facilitate the delivery of basic government services while helping fight crime and terrorism.

Such a system, provided for by Republic Act 11055, is the landmark accomplishment of Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson during the first few months of the Senate’s third regular session.

RA 11055, which President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Aug. 6, harmonizes and integrates some 33 government ID cards into a single system.

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Lacson Bill Gives Government Stronger Teeth vs Terrorism
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At the Unveiling of the Portrait of Senate President Tito Sotto

Sen. Lacson witnessed the unveiling of the portrait of Sen. Vicente Sotto III at the Senate Museum on Oct. 10, 2018. Sotto is the 23rd Senate President.

#PingSays: On the President’s health, latest proposed amendments to the Constitution | Oct. 10, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– speculations on the health of President Duterte
– proposed amendments to the Charter by the House
– possibility of suspending fuel taxes

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Speech at the Senate’s Flag-Raising Ceremony

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On my way here this morning, I kept thinking: What if the Senate, let’s say the senators, didn’t have you? No secretariat, no staff, no employee, no rank-and-file, just us 24 senators? You know what, I stopped thinking, because it is simply unthinkable.Β  Continue reading “Speech at the Senate’s Flag-Raising Ceremony”

Ping, target ngayong 2018 ang mas malakas na Anti-Terror Law

Posibleng maipasa ang mas pinalakas at mas makapangyarihang Anti-Terror Law ng Pilipinas bago matapos ang kasalukuyang taon.

Niraratsada na kasi ng Senate Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs sa pamumuno ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang mga panukalang naglalayong palakasin pa ang mga nilalaman ng kasalukuyang batas laban sa terorismo, ang Human Security Act of 2007.

Sa mga panukalang dinidinig ng komite ni Lacson, mas binibigyan ng karapatan ang mga awtoridad na pag-aralan ang kilos ng mga pinaghihinalaang kalaban ng estado kasabay ng pangangalaga sa mga karapatang pantao ng mga ito.

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No Time to Waste in Passing Stronger, Balanced Anti-Terror Measure

Amid the continuing threat of terrorism, there is no time to waste in passing a stronger, balanced, and useful measure to stop it, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said.

Lacson said he is working to fast-track such a measure, which gives authorities more flexibility while upholding human rights, before Congress goes on Christmas break.

“There is no time to waste. Our present anti-terrorism law, the Human Security Act, is already 11 years old, yet no person or organization has ever been prosecuted under it. From 2007 to 2018, the law’s only ‘accomplishment’ was the proscription of the Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist group,” Lacson said.

“We understand the predicament of law enforcers. All they seek is a little flexibility. But we will also make sure respect for human rights will be primordial,” he added.

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#PingSays: On Anti-Terrorism Legislation Efforts
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Interview on DZRH | Oct. 3, 2018

In an interview on DZRH, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2018
– safeguards in surveillance of suspected terrorists
– why the current anti-terrorism law is among the weakest in the world

Related: Lacson Bill Gives Government Stronger Teeth vs Terrorism
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Ping sa DND: Pumasok na kayo sa cyber-world

Pinabibilisan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa Department of National Defense (DND) ang pagbuo ng modernong kakayahan at kasanayan sa pagbabantay at pagtatanggol sa bansa laban sa mga pagtatangka buhat sa mga masasamang elemento.

Sa pagdinig ng Finance Subcommittee ng Senado na pinamunuan ni Lacson sa panukalang badyet ng DND para sa susunod na taon, personal na sinabihan ng mambabatas si DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana na kailangan nang magkaroon ng matibay na pundasyon ang ahensiya sa usapin ng cyber- and technological capabilities.

Ayon kay Lacson, ang kasalukuyang panahon ay mabilis na umuusad patungo sa pagiging ganap na cybertechnology-capable kung kaya’t dapat makasabay ang DND bilang pangunahing sangay-tanggulan ng bansa.

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Lacson to DND: Pursue cyber, tech capabilities in age of modern warfare

In this age of biotechnology and artificial intelligence, the Philippines should be developing its cyber- and technological capabilities to ward off threats on those fronts.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this on Tuesday as he exhorted the Department of National Defense to exhaust all means to pursue this course of action.

“We are in an age of biotechnology and artificial intelligence. We should be looking at control of the airwaves and cyberspace,” Lacson said at the hearing for the DND’s 2019 budget at the Senate.

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