πŸŽ₯ On PCSO’s STL collections, Charter change, and charges on P6.4B shabu smuggling | Jan. 31, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– questions on PCSO’s STL collection
– Senate discussion of Charter change
– why no one from BOC charged for P6.4B shabu smuggling

Quotes from the interview…Β 

On the PCSO’s STL collections:
“Ang P200M na yan, pwede ang pinagsimulan, potential ng dapat kitain daily kaya umabot ng P6B a month compared to P1.7B sa PMRR.”
“Di naman (yan) lugi. Yan ang potential. Kaya tinitingnan natin, gross yan, di yan ibig sabihin diretsong pupunta sa charity. Kung nag-gross ka ng dapat P6B, and gross mo lang P1.7B, sayang ang P4.3B monthly.”

On Senate’s Charter change hearing on Feb. 1:
“Ang hearing ng committee tungkol sa mode. Kasi may resolutions na gusto ay concon. May resolution, reso ko na co-authored ng iba, conass pero separate conass ang Senate. Wala pa naman nagre-resolution na conass jointly with the House. Walang ganoon.”
“How can we propose amendments kung di pa determined ang mode? We can only propose amendments kung conass na, na-adopt namin reso na conass, and anong klaseng conass. Parang cart before the horse eh. Kung expend namin energy namin discussing proposed amendments, kung naging concon nasayang namin ang pinagusapan namin.”

On why no one from BOC was charged over P6.4B shabu smuggling:
“Ang tanong ng karamihan ng senador, indispensable ang participation ng BOC. Bakit wala maski isang BOC official na nasama sa kaso? Di naman lalabas ang shipment kung walang nagpirma. Ang tawag doon, indispensable participation na dapat kasama sa kaso. Yan ang kinukwestyon namin.”
“Walang na-file-an sa BOC. So parang teka muna. Paano nakalabas ang shabu kung walang BOC involved, di ba?”

On whether Senate will ask DOJ to explain this:
“When the time comes we’ll ask them bakit walang nakasuhan. Kasi maski sinong lawyer sa Senado maski sinong lawyer sa labas, di pwedeng nakalusot ang shabu na walang nag-participate whether through negligence, may tinatawag sa batas na indispensable participation. So walang crime na mako-commit kung walang participation whether wittingly or unwittingly ang taga-BOC, sila nagpipirma.”

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