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Ping, May Buwelta vs Fake Witnesses

SB 28 False Testimony Act

Mas matalas na batas laban sa pagsisinungaling ang susi sa dumarami nang insidente sa korte at lehislatura sa kabila ng pagiging “under oath” ng mga pinagsasalita.

Ito ang nakikitang solusyon ni Senador Panfilo Lacson para matigil na ang pagkakalat ng mali at mapanirang impormasyon gaya ng ginawa nina Atty. Jude Sabio, Peter Joemel “Bikoy” Advincula, Rodney “Ninja Cop” Baloyo IV, Edgar Matobato, Arturo Lascañas, Cezar Mancao II at Mary “Rosebud” Ong.

“Naging tig-singkong duling na lang ang pagsisinungaling under oath sa Pilipinas. That is why there is a compelling need for a stronger perjury law,” banggit ni Lacson.

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Lacson Stresses Need for Heavier Penalties vs Lying Witnesses

What do lawyer Jude Sabio, Peter Joemel “Bikoy” Advincula, Rodney “Ninja Cop” Baloyo IV, Edgar Matobato, Arturo Lascañas, Cezar Mancao II, and Mary “Rosebud” Ong have in common?

They are all reasons for the need for a stronger law that would impose heavier penalties on lying witnesses – including public officials and employees who may be behind them, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Wednesday.

Naging tig-singkong duling na lang ang pagsisinungaling under oath sa Pilipinas. That is why there is a compelling need for a stronger perjury law,” he said, stressing this is “a matter of punishing not personalities but the act of giving false testimony.”

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PingBills | Pagrebisa sa Building Code, Isinulong ni Ping vs Lindol, Kalamidad

Sa hangaring mapaghandaan ang mga darating pang kalamidad gaya ng malalakas na lindol, mapaminsalang bagyo at baha, inihain ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang panukalang naglalayong itaas o palakasin ang building safety standards ng bansa.

Pangunahing layunin ng Senate Bill 1239 na isailalim sa masinsinang pag-araal ang 1977 National Building Code of the Philippines na magpahanggang ngayon ay hindi pa nagkakaroon ng pagbabago.

“Experience tells us that there is an urgent need to strengthen the overall policy on how buildings and structures are built in the country. Not to mention the country’s geographical location along the boundary of major tectonic plates and at the center of the typhoon belt, coupled by its socially and economically vulnerable population, it becomes even more imperative to review our four-decade-old National Building Code,” paliwanag ni Lacson.

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PingBills | For Disaster Resiliency: Lacson Bill Strengthens Building Safety Standards

The devastation and loss of life caused by recent calamities, such as the magnitude-6.9 earthquake that struck Davao del Sur last Dec. 15, drive home the need to strengthen building safety standards in the Philippines.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this as he filed Senate Bill 1239 to help protect the public from the effects of natural and man-made disasters, while giving the antiquated 1977 National Building Code a much-needed update.

“Experience tells us that there is an urgent need to strengthen the overall policy on how buildings and structures are built in the country. Not to mention the country’s geographical location along the boundary of major tectonic plates and at the center of the typhoon belt, coupled by its socially and economically vulnerable population, it becomes even more imperative to review our four-decade-old National Building Code,” Lacson said in his bill.

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Ping: ‘Di Matatawaran ang Kabayanihan ni Magno

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Walang katulad na katapangan at di-matatawarang kabayanihan.

Ang mga katagang ito ang pangunahing nilalaman ng pagsasampa ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ng resolusyon sa Senado na naglalayong kilalanin ang di-matatawarang pagganap ni Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno sa tungkulin bilang alagad ng batas.

Si Magno ay ang pulis na nagligtas sa mga inosenteng buhay sa isang paaaralan sa Misamis Oriental sa pamamagitan ng pagtakip gamit ang sariling katawan sa isang granadang itinapon doon.

“Whereas, this selfless act of Police Master Sergeant Jason Magno should be emulated and recognized not only by the Philippine National Police but by the entire country,” saad ni Lacson, na namuno sa Philippine National Police noong 1999 hanggang 2001, sa Senate Resolution 229 na isinampa niya nitong Lunes.

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Dapat Tularan! Lacson Resolution Exalts Hero Cop Jason Magno’s Selflessness

The selflessness showed by the late Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno, who shielded with his own body a grenade in order to save innocent lives in Misamis Oriental, should be emulated not only by the Philippine National Police but by the entire country.

On this note, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson commended and exalted Magno for showing “extraordinary bravery, heroism and instinct” to fulfill his sworn duty “To Serve and Protect,” even at the cost of his own life.

“Whereas, this selfless act of Police Master Sergeant Jason Magno should be emulated and recognized not only by the Philippine National Police but by the entire country,” Lacson, who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001, said in Senate Resolution 229, which was filed on Monday.

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In the Spirit of Transparency: Lacson Details Proposed Institutional Amendments in 2020 Budget

Sen. Lacson proposed institutional amendments to the P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020. These include added funding for landmark programs of the administration, such as the PhilSys (National ID) program, the Universal Health Program, and free tuition. He also sought to deduct funding from programs of agencies such as the DPWH and DoTr due to their underutilization of funds, and realign them to more worthwhile projects.

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PingBills | Panukalang Sariling Marshal ng Hudikatura, Inihain ni Ping

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Alinsunod sa panawagan ng namumuno sa hudikatura, naghain ng panukalang batas si Senador Panfilo Lacson para bumuo ng Philippine Judicial Marshal Service na magbigigay ng proteksiyon sa hukom, opisyales at maging mga kawani ng sektor na ito.

Isinulong ni Lacson ang Senate Bill 1209 matapos nagpahayag si Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta na kailangan ng judicial marshals na maging law enforcement arm ng hudikatura, na parang Supreme Court of the United States Police at United States Marshal.

“This legislative measure seeks to create a Philippine Judicial Marshal Service under the control and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court whose primary function is to protect, safeguard, watch over, provide security, and ensure the safety of justices, judges, court officials and personnel, and the various halls of justice, courthouses and other court buildings and properties all over the country,” paliwwanag ni Lacson sa pagsasampa ng Senate Bill 1209.

Ani Lacson, hindi bababa sa 31 ang napapatay na miyembro ng hudikatura sa nakalipas na dalawang dekada, lima sa mga ito ay naganap sa Duterte administration.

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PingBills | Lacson Files Bill Creating Philippine Judicial Marshal Service to Safeguard Judiciary

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson has filed a bill creating the Philippine Judicial Marshal Service to safeguard the judiciary, by securing its officers and personnel so they can do their jobs independently and without fear of retaliation.

Lacson noted no less than Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta emphasized the need for judicial marshals to serve as the law enforcement arm of the Court, similar to the Supreme Court of the United States Police and United States Marshal.

“This legislative measure seeks to create a Philippine Judicial Marshal Service under the control and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court whose primary function is to protect, safeguard, watch over, provide security, and ensure the safety of justices, judges, court officials and personnel, and the various halls of justice, courthouses and other court buildings and properties all over the country,” he said in Senate Bill 1209.

He noted at least 31 reported killings of members of the judiciary in the last two decades, including five during the Duterte administration.

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PingBills | Senate Bill 1210, Electrical Engineering Act

“This bill intends to reaffirm the value of our Filipino electrical practitioners by empowering them with education and skills development at par with global standards and assuring them of a fulfilling career.”

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