To the Inquirer: Please allow us to set the record straight regarding Solita Monsod’s Sept. 14 column, “Three against Leila,” where she insinuated that Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson had an “axe to grind” against Sen. Leila M. de Lima as his motive in inviting former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) OIC Rafael Ragos and Jovencio Ablen Jr. of the National Bureau of Investigation as resource persons to the Senate hearing on corruption at the BuCor last Sept. 12.
Continue reading “Lacson: Senate probe about drugs and corruption, not De Lima [Inquirer]”
To Malaya Business Insight: This refers to the column of former ambassador and Dean Reynaldo Arcilla, where he tried to inject political color into Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson’s recent statements on the Recto Bank incident at the West Philippine Sea.
Continue reading “✉ Letter to the Editor: On Rey Arcilla’s column [Malaya Business Insight]”
Sen. Lacson’s office answers repeated questions and accusations about the 2019 budget in this letter to The Manila Times‘ April 1, 2019 editorial. The letter sought to answer some questions in the editorial that were addressed to the senator, though it has yet to be published.
UsaPing Katotohanan: Pork and the National Budget
UsaPing Katotohanan: Pork at ang Pambansang Badyet
Continue reading “✉ Letter to the Editor: Answering some questions in the budget conundrum [Manila Times]”
To The Manila Times: Please allow us to set the record straight and disabuse the minds of your readers regarding the column of Mr. Rolly G. Reyes last March 7 where he made personal attacks against Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson – including his claim that the senator’s disclosures on pork barrel are due to a supposed fixation on Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Continue reading “✉ Letter to the Editor: On Senator Lacson’s alleged ‘fixation’ [Manila Times]”
To those who remain confused about institutional and individual amendments in the budget, Sen. Lacson differentiates the two in his letter to The Manila Times.
Sen. Lacson’s letter is in response to the challenge of former Sen. Francisco Tatad for further details of the institutional amendments he proposed to the P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019. The letter was sent to The Manila Times last Feb. 19. As the reply has yet to be published after more than one week, this is also for the enlightenment of those who had read former Sen. Tatad’s earlier insinuations and challenge to Sen. Lacson.
Related: In the Spirit of Transparency: Lacson Details Institutional Amendments to 2019 Budget
Continue reading “A Closer Look: Institutional Amendments to the 2019 Budget”
To the Manila Standard: It is quite pathetic that Mr. Olivar, instead of helping his former boss clear up the issue of pork in the 2019 budget, chose the path of his fellow talking heads by hurling personal innuendos at the Senator to muddle the issue.
Related: Lacson to ‘Talking Heads’: Keep Helping Enlighten Public on Pork
Continue reading “✉ Letter to the Editor: On Gary Olivar’s hurling personal innuendos to muddle the ‘pork’ issue [Manila Standard]”
To The Manila Times: This is in connection with the column of Mr. Rigoberto Tiglao published on Dec. 21, 2018, where he made several baseless accusations and innuendoes against Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson.
Continue reading “✉ Letter to the Editor: Senator Lacson seeks to set the record straight [Manila Times]”
To the Inquirer: This is in connection with the column of Ramon Tulfo on July 7, where he claimed Sen. Panfilo Lacson “was implying that President Digong could have been responsible for [Tanauan City Mayor Antonio] Halili’s assassination because the Chief Executive said the mayor was involved in drugs and that he probably had it coming.” Continue reading “✉ Letter to the Editor: Lacson’s office on Halili’s killing [Inquirer]”
To the Inquirer: This is in connection with the letter (5/4/18) from retired Philippine Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Antonio Sotelo, where he questioned Sen. Panfilo Lacson’s statement about the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency making public the list of barangay officials linked to illegal drugs. Continue reading “✉ Letter to the Editor: ‘Wisdom in Lacson’s warning’ [Inquirer]”