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📰 Ang No. 1 para kay PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde [Pilipino Star Ngayon]

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Meron ba kayong inspirasyon o hinahangaan sa mga naging pinuno ng pulisya?
“Ang No. 1 para sa akin ay ang dating pinuno ng PNP na si Heneral Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, lalo na kung paano niya binago ang organisasyon ng pulisya sa kanyang kampanya laban sa pangongotong, ang kanyang matatag na pagpasya bilang lider. Kaming mga pulis, mataas man o ordinaryong ranggo, ay hindi pinahihintulutang magkaroon ng malaking tiyan, di pwedeng mas malaki kaysa 34 pulgada ang tiyan o kaya kailangang umalis sa pagpupulis. Superintendente ako sa Pampanga nang si Senador Ping Lacson ay pinuno ng PNP.”

From Wilson Lee Flores’ interview with PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde
Kwentong Panadero (Pilipino Star Ngayon), Sept. 21, 2018
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📰 Editorial: Quarrel over money [Malaya]

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From Malaya: Two leaders of the House of Representatives nearly came to blows during a heated debate over money and pork last Monday. This was how Sen. Panfilo Lacson, the indefatigable opponent of the pork barrel, described what happened in the lower chamber when the congressmen were discussing, or fighting over, the national budget measure.  Continue reading “📰 Editorial: Quarrel over money [Malaya]”

#PingSays: Senators’ unity vs pork, ‘M-I-A’ mayors, Bato in politics | Sept. 19, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– pork in the 2019 budget
– fate of ‘missing-in-action’ mayors in Ompong-hit areas
– Bato dela Rosa’s prospective entry into politics

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Interview on DZRH | Sept. 18, 2018

In an interview on DZRH, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– traces of pork in the 2019 budget
– vicious cycle of the pork barrel system
– ‘improvements’ in the DPWH’s procedures due to anti-pork efforts

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DZRH | Sept. 18, 2018”

#PingTweets: On recent bombings in Mindanao

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#PingSays: On the situation of Sen. Trillanes | Sept. 5, 2018

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “#PingSays: On the situation of Sen. Trillanes | Sept. 5, 2018”

#PingSays: Tens of billions in taxpayers’ money lost to right-of-way mess, ‘food crisis’, bombings | Sept. 3, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– mulitbillion-peso wastage of taxpayers’ money due to RROW issues
– need for government to shift focus to the economy
– possible food crisis
– on Pagcor action on PH offshore gambling operations
– recent bombings

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “#PingSays: Tens of billions in taxpayers’ money lost to right-of-way mess, ‘food crisis’, bombings | Sept. 3, 2018”

Interview on DWIZ | Sept. 1, 2018

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– the Isulan bombing and Senate Bill 1956 (Anti-Terrorism Act of 2018)
– pork in the proposed 2019 national budget
– need for government to shift its attention to the economy
– President Duterte’s recent strong statements against possible abuses by China
– timetable of Senate relocation

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BOL at martial law, ‘di garantiya vs karahasan sa Mindanao

Hindi uubra para masawata ang karahasan sa Mindanao ang napapabalitang pagpapalawig pa sa implementasyon ng martial law at maging ang kakasabatas pa lamang na Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

Ito ang naging tugon ni Senador at dating Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Panfilo Lacson na kasalukuyan din na Chairman ng Senate Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs nang tanungin siya ng mga mamamahayag sa Senado tungkol sa naturang usapin.

“The recent bombing incident in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat suggests that neither martial law nor the Bangsamoro Organic Law could guarantee peace in Mindanao,” banggit ni Lacson.

Related:
On the bombing incident in Sultan Kudarat
Lacson Bill Gives Government Stronger Teeth vs Terrorism
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On the Bombing Incident in Sultan Kudarat

It only suggests that neither martial law nor the Bangsamoro Organic Law could guarantee peace in Mindanao. Instead, it is my view that the National Security Council and our ground security forces should take a hard look at their security plans and strategy, especially in the South, and try to avert the vicious cycle of talking peace with one tribal group while alienating the others.

Thus, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front came into being and developed themselves into the dominant armed force in Mindanao after we dealt peace with the Moro National Liberation Front.  As it may be shaping now, as we make peace with the MILF, a breakaway group is sowing terror.

Having said that, I filed a Senate bill to enhance the Human Security Act of 2007, which has not been proving itself effective in addressing terrorism in our country.

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