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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 #Usaping Katotohanan section seeks to correct misimpressions about Sen. Lacson and his advocacies.

Panukala ni Ping sa Mas Pinatinong Police Training, Batas Na!

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Mailalagay na sa mas tamang estado ang mga nais maging miyembro ng Philippine National Police (PNP) matapos na maisabatas ang panukalang nagtatakda sa institusyong pagsasanayan ng mga ito na iniakda ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.

Ang Senate Bill 1898 ni Lacson ay naging ganap nang batas o Republic Act 11279 matapos na ito ay malagdaaan ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte noong nakalipas na Abril 12 ng kasalukuyang taon at isinapubliko nitong nakalipas na araw.

Sa ilalim ng naturang batas, mula sa Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC), ang PNP na ang mangangasiwa sa pagsasanay ng mga nais na maging miyembro ng kapulisan.

Related: Batas Na! Lacson Bill Transferring Police Recruits’ Training to PNP Signed into Law
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Batas Na! Lacson Bill Transferring Police Recruits’ Training to PNP Signed into Law

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The Philippine National Police now has an added tool to build a physically and morally competent force while beefing up its internal cleansing efforts, after a bill authored by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson was signed into law.

Republic Act 11279 – based on Lacson’s Senate Bill 1898 – gives the PNP full responsibility and accountability for the training of its new recruits.

“With the transfer to the PNP of the training of police recruits, we can strengthen the foundation of a competent police force not just physically but also morally,” said Lacson, who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001.

Related: Panukala ni Ping sa Mas Pinatinong Police Training, Batas Na!
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Speech at the 74th Anniversary of the PNP Crime Laboratory

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In both formal and informal occasions, I often stress that this is the point in my life where I certainly have more yesterdays than tomorrows. I tell you, as I gaze into my β€˜yesterdays,’ I cannot help but realize how much has really changed in every aspect of our lives.

Let me share with you β€” in the late 1950s, when I was a young elementary student in a sleepy town of Imus, Cavite, I had a vivid memory of a lone policeman we simply referred to as β€œKabo.”

He was a highly esteemed and respected man assigned to keep peace and order in our almost obscure barangay called Barrio Bayanluma then.

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Interpellation of the Solar Para sa Bayan Corp. franchise bill

“Kailangan pa ba ng franchise ang Solar Para Sa Bayan Corp.? Ayon sa batas, hindi. Kaya bakit?”

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“If we grant them the franchise, they will have exclusive right to operate in those areas. Therefore, they will deny other qualified third parties so they will go through competitive process. If that’s the case why do we need a franchise for SPSB?”

“If they have to go through a competitive process, we might as well disregard the franchise. May competitive process, anyway. Why would we still grant a franchise? There’s no need.”

“My other issue is, are we not establishing a precedent in passing this bill? Iniiba natin ang nature ng franchise. (W)e’re actually amending EPIRA. Sabi kanina ng sponsor iba ang definition ng unviable sa unserved and underserved. If that’s the case we’re amending the EPIRA law.”

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Opening Prayer at the Senate Regular Session

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“We come before you, O loving Heavenly Father as the sun rises into this new day.
May your eternal love rise in our hearts, a love that makes us instrument of Thy peace, aΒ love that seeks only truth and harmony.
“In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.”

On the Outcome of the May 13, 2019 Elections

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When the dust has finally settled and all the winners have been officially proclaimed, let us bear in mind that we are all Filipinos who love democracy, no matter the flaws and weaknesses.

What is important is that we respect the voice of the majority but without abandoning our responsibility to continue our vigilance against abuses and wrongdoings of those given the mandate to serve.

Remember, we may not be their masters, but definitely, they are our servants.

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🌐 Ping Lacson Wants Fake, Thieving Politicians to Lose [Esquiremag.ph]

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From Esquiremag.ph: Ping Lacson, Philippine senator and inadvertent politics critic by way of Twitter, has summed up our feelings over the upcoming elections via a tweet. Lacson wished good candidates good luck and the bad candidates to lose.

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Kapihan sa Senado forum | May 9, 2019

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘Bikoy’ caper
– Palace’s new matrix
– May 13 midterm elections
– businesses of foreign nationals in PH that discriminate against Filipinos

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Quotes from the interview…
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#PingSays: Cancelling the ‘Bikoy’ Hearing | May 8, 2019

In interviews on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answers questions on ‘Bikoy,’ including:
– the decision to cancel the May 10 Senate hearing for ‘Bikoy’
– need to legislate tougher penalties vs fake testimonies
– Bikoy claim he wants to face Senate after and not before May 13 elections
– claims that senators have already prejudged Bikoy

Quotes from the interviews…
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Bikoy, Pagsasalitain na ng Senado

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Posibleng imbitahan ng Mataas na Kapulungan ng Kongreso anumang araw ngayong linggo ang lumutang na β€œBikoy” upang isalang ito sa imbestigasyon, kung makakapagpakita ito ng dalawang katibayan.

Ayon kay Senador Panfilo Lacson, Chairman ng Senate Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs na siyang mangunguna sa imbestigasyon, kailangan lamang ni “Bikoy” na magdala ng sinumpaang salaysay at karagdagang mabibigat na dokumento kaugnay sa kanyang mga naunang paratang.

Kasama sa layunin ng magiging imbestigasyon ni Lacson na bumuo ng batas na magpapataw ng mas mabibigat na parusa sa pagsisinungaling, partikular na sa mga pagdinig na ginagawa ng lehislatura.

“I filed Senate Bill 253 to protect innocent people from being wrongly jailed or having their reputations suffer because of lying witnesses,” pagbabalik-tanaw ni Lacson na kung ilang beses na ring nabiktima ng mga imbentong akusasyon.

Related: Lacson Sets Condition for ‘Early’ Senate Hearing on ‘Bikoy’ Claims
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