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📻 Interview on DZBB | Jan. 21, 2018 🇵🇭

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– BRAVE bill as alternative measure to empower LGUs if Charter change cannot push through
– Senate unity on Charter change issue
– removal of height requirement in the PNP

Related:
Lacson files LGU-empowering budget reform bill to achieve inclusive growth
LGU, direktang dadaluyan ng pondo sa panukala ni Ping

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On Charter change moves: One chamber cannot unilaterally decide for both houses

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Related:
Senators close ranks, won’t attend joint session without authorization
Nagkasundo na ang mga senador
Read: Senate Resolution 580, constituting the Senate into a constituent assembly

After removing the height requirement for aspiring cops: Zero in on big bellies

tweet0120-pnpUnder Sen. Lacson’s leadership from 1999 to 2001, the Philippine National Police got high marks not only for bringing down criminality, but also for regaining public trust. One factor was a physical fitness program that required police personnel to maintain a waistline of 34 inches or less.

Related:
Height no longer a requirement for police aspirants (PNA)
Half the battle is won kung ang members ng pulis, DISIPLINADO.
Read: Senate Bill 1544, providing for the modernization of the PNP
Lacson bill to restore subpoena powers to PNP-CIU/CIDG

Nagkasundo na ang mga senador. Suntok sa buwan kung may senador na pupunta nang mag-isa at walang pahintulot ng institusyon.

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Related:
Senators close ranks, won’t attend joint session without authorization
Read: Senate Resolution 580, constituting the Senate into a constituent assembly
Higher level of discourse at the Senate hearing on Charter change

#WhoSaidIt? Sen. Lacson’s Senate Resolution 580 can put the brakes on any bid to railroad Charter change

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At the Senate hearing on Charter change on Jan. 17, former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. congratulated Sen. Lacson for filing Senate Resolution 580:
I would like to commend and congratulate you for filing that resolution, for the Senate now to act on proposing or initiating an amendment to the Constitution as a separate institutional body independent and coordinate with the Lower House. (The) proposal in the Lower House may reach its goal by riding on a bullet train, it could be the second train in the Lower House faster as expected because you have in the Lower House a super majority. And I don’t think with that composition of the Lower House now will be an objective deliberation. You can even say it is a done deal in the Lower House.
In the Senate, with that resolution, you can put a brake to any attempt to railroad a proposal to amend the Constitution.

Related:
Senate Resolution 580, constituting the Senate into a constituent assembly
Senate Resolution 580 gains support in the Senate
On the higher level of discourse at the Senate hearing on Charter change

🎥 Senators close ranks, won’t attend ConAss joint session without proper assurances | Jan. 17, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– senators agreeing not to attend a joint session for Charter change without assurance the Senate and House will vote separately
– possible expulsion of senators who attend a joint session without authorization
– constitutional convention or constituent assembly?

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