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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.

🎥 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

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “🎥 On Cabinet walkouts and Philippines becoming a province of China | Feb. 20, 2018”

📰 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 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.

“From the early years of my career until today, I have instituted a strict implementation of no-take policy. I have remained steadfast in observing this principle as part of my sturdy crusade against all forms of corruption. Hence please be informed this representation as a member of the committee of public services does not authorize or tolerate anyone or any group to represent me in order to request for any amount or favor in exchange for the approval and/or renewal of franchise Should any attempt be made in this regard I encourage you to report it directly to my office at ospml@yahoo.com and/or through my personal email address panfilo.lacson@gmail.com.”

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

🎥📷 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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Related:
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

On the USS Carl Vinson’s presence in the West Philippine Sea 🇵🇭

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The US Embassy in Manila said the USS Carl Vinson is in the West Philippine Sea area to conduct “routine maritime operations, promote freedom of navigation, and work with partners and allies to enhance regional security and stability.” Philippine officials led by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea visited the supercarrier earlier this month.

Related:
Carl Vinson Strike Group Arrives in Manila
PH, US officials visit USS Carl Vinson
On recent activities by China in the region

Maraming LDR (Laging Disconnected ang Relationship) dahil sa interconnection fee 💔

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Hindi alam ng marami sa mga gumagamit ng cell phone na kung kalaban na network ang kokontakin ay sinisingil sila ng dagdag na P2.50 kada minuto sa tawag at 15 sentimo sa text. 💔

Related:
Lifetime Cellphone Number bill: Sen. Lacson seeks to remove interconnection fees
Dagdag-singil sa text at tawag ng mga telco sa kalabang network, aalisin na
To give consumers fair shake: Lacson moves to stop telcos from charging interconnection fees