Category: Hearings/Investigations

Sen. Lacson Chairs the Senate Public Hearing on ‘Political’ Killings

Sen. Lacson’s Opening Statement at the Hearing:

A pleasant morning to everyone present in this hearing of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs… This hearing is called in reference to the following Senate Resolutions:

P.S. Resolution No. 901 entitled โ€œResolution Directing the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs to Conduct an Inquiry, In Aid of Legislation, Into the Assassination of and Attacks Against Local Government Officials, with the End View of Conducting an Assessment of the Peace and Order Situation in the Country and Amending Republic Act No. 6975, as Amended,โ€ by Senator Paolo Benigno โ€œBamโ€ Aquino IV;

P.S. Resolution No. 979 entitled โ€œResolution Urging the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs to Conduct an Inquiry, In Aid of Legislation, Into the Political Killings that Claimed the Lives of Incumbent Public Officials, with the End Goal of Formulating More Effective Measures of Law Enforcement and Investigation in Relation to said Cases which are Relatively More Sensitive Due to Possible Involvement of Incumbent Public Officials Who Wield Substantial Power and Influence,โ€ by Senator Grace Poe; and

P.S. Resolution No. 1008 entitled โ€œResolution Directing the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs and Other Appropriate Senate Committees to Conduct an Investigation, In Aid of Legislation, on the Brutal Killing of Richard Santillan, Security Aide of Atty. Glenn Chong, a Former Lawmaker and Known Election Reform Advocate; and into the Recent Cases of Election-Related Violence, with the End Goal of Crafting Measures that will be More Effective in Ensuring Public Order and Safety During Election Period,โ€ authored by Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III and this representation.

Related:ย Lacson Pushes Stricter Gun Control vs Brazen Murders; Sets Senate Probe
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Sen. Lacson Chairs the Senate Public Hearing on Anti-Terrorism Bills

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Related:
Senate Bill 1956, the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2018
Lacson Bill Gives Government Stronger Teeth vs Terrorism
Hearing on the Anti-Terrorism Bill, Oct. 1, 2018
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At the Hearing on the Budget of the DILG for 2019

At the Senate hearing on the budget of the DILG for 2019, Sen. Lacson called for a stop to the shameful racket involving ‘overpriced’ fire extinguishers. He also said the DILG has a big role to play in ending the pork barrel system and the dole-out mentality.

Sen. Lacson Chairs the 2019 Budget Hearing for the DND

Sen. Lacson chaired the Senate hearing for the 2019 budget of the Department of National Defense and its attached agencies.

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Sen. Lacson Chairs the 2019 Budget Hearings for ARMM, OPAPP, MinDA, SPDA and NCMF

Sen. Lacson chaired the Senate budget hearings for:
– Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
– Mindanao Development Authority
– Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
– Southern Philippines Development Authority
– National Commission on Muslim Filipinos

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Sen. Lacson Chairs the 2019 Budget Hearings for the CHR and PLLO

Sen. Lacson chaired the Senate budget hearings for the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office and the Commission on Human Rights. At the hearing, he voiced support for the CHR’s efforts to set up 3 regional offices, and to make human rights transformational. “Stay relevant, stay focused and be more objective,” he advised the CHR.

Sen. Lacson Chairs the Hearing for Bills on Rank Classification in the PNP

Sen. Lacson’s Opening Statement at the Hearing:

This hearing is hereby called to order. Iโ€™d like to acknowledge the presence of the vice-chair of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, Sen. Greg Honasan. Good morning, Sir.

This measure may look simple in its intended purpose. But as we go on with the discussion this morning, but as we go on with the discussion this morning youโ€™ll find out itโ€™s more complicated than we think.

Related: Senate Bill 1869, providing for rank classification in the PNP
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Sen. Lacson Chairs the 2019 Budget Hearings for the PDEA and DDB

Sen. Lacson chairs the Senate hearing for the 2019 budgets of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Dangerous Drugs Board.ย  Video courtesy: Senate of the Philippines.

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At the Hearing on the Budget of the DPWH for 2019

At the Senate hearing on the budget of the DPWH for 2019, Sen. Lacson noted tens of billions of pesos in taxpayers’ money may have been wasted on road projects whose implementation was suspended due to right-of-way issues.

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