Category: Hearings/Investigations

πŸŽ₯πŸ“· At the Senate hearing discussing moves to amend the Constitution | Jan. 17, 2018

At the Senate hearing discussing moves to amend the Constitution, Sen. Lacson was congratulated by former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. forΒ Senate Resolution 580, which lets the Senate act on proposing or initiating an amendment to the Constitution “as a separate institutional body independent” of the Lower House.

Quotes from the hearing…Β  Continue reading “πŸŽ₯πŸ“· At the Senate hearing discussing moves to amend the Constitution | Jan. 17, 2018”

πŸŽ₯πŸ“· Committee hearing on alleged misuse of public funds for road right-of-way project in General Santos City | Dec. 11, 2017

“We should bust that syndicate not only outside DPWH but inside as well. Helpless ang sa kabilang side ng sindikato kung walang contact sa loob ng DPWH.” – Sen. Lacson at the Dec. 11 Senate hearing on ROW claims in General Santos City

Watch: Sen. Lacson at the hearing on alleged anomalies involving ROW projects in General Santos City [2 parts]… Continue reading “πŸŽ₯πŸ“· Committee hearing on alleged misuse of public funds for road right-of-way project in General Santos City | Dec. 11, 2017”

πŸŽ₯πŸ“· Confirmation hearing of 4 ambassadors at the Commission on Appointments | Dec. 6, 2017

The CA’s foreign affairs committee chaired by Sen. Lacson deliberated on the nominations of four ambassadors:
Jocelyn S. Batoon-Garcia: Ambassador to Norway with jurisdiction over Iceland, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.
Denis Yap Lepatan: Ambassador to Switzerland with jurisdiction over Liechtenstein.
Eduardo Jose Atienza de Vega: Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, Commission of the European Communities and the Council of the European Union.
Demetrio Remedios Tuason: Ambassador to the United Mexican States, with jurisdiction over Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, and Cuba.

Sponsorship Speech for the Confirmation of four Philippine ambassadors

Mr. Chairman, distinguished colleagues, this Representation, as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided over a public hearing this morning to deliberate on the nominations of four Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, three of whom are career officers of the Department while one is a political nominee. Your committee, after deliberating on their qualifications and fitness during the public hearing, determined that they are fit and qualified to be in their posts where they are nominated and therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary their appointments for the consent of the body.

It is therefore my honor and privilege to recommend that the Commission give its consent to the nomination of the following DFA Senior Officers, namely: Continue reading “πŸŽ₯πŸ“· Confirmation hearing of 4 ambassadors at the Commission on Appointments | Dec. 6, 2017”

πŸŽ₯πŸ“· Hearing on the National ID system | Dec. 4, 2017

Sen. Ping Lacson: “We intend to pass this bill maybe first quarter of next year because we consider this as a landmark legislation.”

(Video courtesy: Senate’s YouTube feed)


Excerpts from Sen. Lacson’s Opening Statement:

This is a hearing on several bills pending in the Senate (and) this is the first public hearing. The House of Representatives has approved on third reading the same legislation. So we intend to pass this bill maybe first quarter of next year because we consider this as a landmark legislation. Continue reading “πŸŽ₯πŸ“· Hearing on the National ID system | Dec. 4, 2017”

πŸŽ₯πŸ“· On increasing the base pay of uniformed service personnel in government | Nov. 29, 2017

In an interview with media, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– pay hike for uniformed personnel
– 2018 budget bill
– tax reform


Quotes from the interview…
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