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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.

🌐 Road construction without right of way: How ‘pork’ is inserted in budget [ABS-CBN News]

From ABS-CBN News: Sen. Lacson said some lawmakers do not coordinate with their own local units for proposed projects, which is the normal process for budget allocations.  Continue reading “🌐 Road construction without right of way: How ‘pork’ is inserted in budget [ABS-CBN News]”

📰 CA confirms PH ambassador to Australia, 38 DFA officials [Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin: The CA Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Senator Panfilo Lacson unanimously moved to confirm the ad interim appointment of the 39 DFA officials in their respective positions.  Continue reading “📰 CA confirms PH ambassador to Australia, 38 DFA officials [Bulletin]”

📰 Lacson: PNP internal cleansing ‘on the right track’ [Inquirer]

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From the Inquirer: Sen. Lacson advised PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde to “sustain” the police’s internal cleansing program, or else it would go to waste as scalawags will again prevail.  Continue reading “📰 Lacson: PNP internal cleansing ‘on the right track’ [Inquirer]”

📰 Ping: Pork runs into hundreds of billions [Inquirer]

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From the Inquirer: “If you think pork has left, no it hasn’t left,” said the senator, who renounced pork years ago. Continue reading “📰 Ping: Pork runs into hundreds of billions [Inquirer]”

Interview at the #MeetInquirer multimedia forum | Aug. 16, 2018

At the #MeetInquirer multimedia forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘Hybrid’ budget
– National ID
– President Duterte’s reported thinking of stepping down
– Addressing the problems at BOC
– Pork barrel system
– PDEA’s need to refocus anti-drug strategy
– Sen. Tito Sotto as Senate President
– Political scene 2022

* video courtesy Inquirer.net Facebook page

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Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview at the #MeetInquirer multimedia forum | Aug. 16, 2018”

#PingBills: Senate Bill 1898 breezes through the period of interpellation in the Senate

Senate Bill 1898, which Sen. Lacson sponsored on Aug. 14, 2018, was approved on second reading the next day. The bill gives the PNP the authority – and responsibility – to train police recruits.

Related:
Sen. Lacson’s Sponsorship Speech for Senate Bill 1898
At a Glance: SB 1898, Placing the Training of Police Recruits Under the PNP

Sponsorship Speech for PH Ambassador Ma. Hellen de la Vega and 38 Foreign Service Officers

The CA Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Sen. Lacson took up the appointments of:
* Ma. Hellen de la Vega: Ambassador to Australia with concurrent jurisdiction over Nauru, Vanuatu and Tuvalu
* 7 officials appointed to the rank of Chief of Mission Class I
* 10 officials appointed to the rank of Chief of Mission Class II
* 15 officers appointed to the rank of Career Ministers
* 6 officers appointed to the rank of Foreign Service Officers I

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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 nomination of AMBASSADOR MA. HELLEN MARIANO BARBER DE LA VEGA as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Commonwealth of Australia with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Nauru, the Republic of Vanuatu and Tuvalu.

We likewise deliberated on the ad interim appointments of 38 Senior Officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Of the 38, seven officials have been promoted to the rank of Chief of Mission, Class I; 10 to the rank of Chief of Mission, Class II; 15 officers to the rank of Career Minister; and six to the rank of Foreign Service Officer I.

Continue reading “Sponsorship Speech for PH Ambassador Ma. Hellen de la Vega and 38 Foreign Service Officers”

🌐 Lacson sponsors bill transferring police recruits’ training to PNP [PNA]

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From the PNA: “This representation stands with the belief that the PNP can better serve the greater interest of the State if it assumes the mandate of the PPSC in the training and education of its personnel… As a consequence thereof, the PNP will be accountable to the entire gamut of responsibility from recruitment, education, field training, and deployment of police officers,” Lacson said.  Continue reading “🌐 Lacson sponsors bill transferring police recruits’ training to PNP [PNA]”

#PingSays: On the 2019 budget impasse, and President Duterte’s reported thoughts of ‘stepping down’| Aug. 15, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– the 2019 budget impasse
– President Duterte’s reported thoughts about stepping down or resigning

Quotes from the ambush interview…  Continue reading “#PingSays: On the 2019 budget impasse, and President Duterte’s reported thoughts of ‘stepping down’| Aug. 15, 2018”

On the 2019 national budget standoff

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