Category: In the News

Interview on ANC | Jan. 21, 2019

In an interview on ANC, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– passage of the 2019 national budget
– allegations of graft vs DBM Sec Diokno and calls for him to resign
– compensation for landowners affected by DPWH right-of-way projects
– Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite

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Interview on DWIZ | Jan. 19, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– need for transparency in the bicameral conference committee on the 2019 budget
– DBM Sec. Diokno’s claim that deleting P75B from DPWH budget may harm economy
– US NGO’s claim that PH is a ‘war zone in disguise’
– Sri Lankan president’s reported intent to ‘copy” PH war vs drugs
– ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law and efforts to reach out to Nur Misuari
– Sen. Pacquiao’s bout vs Adrien Broner

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Interview on DZRH | Jan. 17, 2019

In an interview on DZRH, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– need to tighten Bank Secrecy Act and related legislation after Ligot acquittal
– passage of the 2019 national budget
– potential PH takeover of Hanjin shipyard in Subic

Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “Interview on DZRH | Jan. 17, 2019”

#PingSays: On the P75-B removed from the DPWH’s 2019 budget | Jan. 15, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– what to do with the P75B removed from the DPWH’s budget
– justice for landowners affected by RROW projects

Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “#PingSays: On the P75-B removed from the DPWH’s 2019 budget | Jan. 15, 2019”

πŸ“° Special Report: Wasteful projects traced to kickbacks [Inquirer]

From the Inquirer: According to Sen. Panfilo Lacson, one of the new manifestations of pork in the budget (is) where contractors shortchange taxpayers by using low-grade materials for infrastructure projects, while gifting agency officials and lawmakers with huge commissions in exchange for the contracts.
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πŸ“° Where Lacson first planted the seeds of endearment [BusinessMirror]

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From Cecilio Arillo’s column in BusinessMirror: It was during his early law-enforcement career when studious Sen. Panfilo β€œPing” M. Lacson initially planted the seeds of endearment.

Related: A real public servant to watch [BusinessMirror]
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πŸ“° A real public servant to watch [BusinessMirror]

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From Cecilio Arillo’s column inΒ BusinessMirror: With scandals of every size, make and shape breaking out one after the other involving high public officials, Lacson, famously known for his uncompromising nature against lawless elements, stood alone as a crusader against the multibillion-peso pork-barrel funds, whose insatiable correlation to political patronage, favoritism and corruption is known to everyone. Continue reading “πŸ“° A real public servant to watch [BusinessMirror]”

Lacson Pushes Stricter Gun Control vs Brazen Murders; Sets Senate Probe

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In the wake of recent murders committed with impunity, the Philippine National Police should lose no time in imposing stricter gun control measures, including the suspension of Permits to Carry Firearms Outside Residences (PTCFORs).

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this following the killing of Ako Bicol party list Rep. Rodel Batocabe and former Kadingilan, Bukidnon Mayor Joelito Talaid within hours of each other on Saturday.

Lacson, who heads the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, also intends to call for a public hearing in January on recent killings, including those of prominent personalities, in recent months.

“At the rate murder is being committed with impunity, it’s time for the PNP to impose stricter gun control measures. For a start, try suspending all PTCFORs. Anybody in civvies carrying firearms must be assumed to have criminal intent and apprehended on the spot,” said Lacson, who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001. Continue reading “Lacson Pushes Stricter Gun Control vs Brazen Murders; Sets Senate Probe”

βœ‰ Letter to the Editor: Senator Lacson seeks to set the record straight [Manila Times]

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To The Manila Times: This is in connection with the column of Mr. Rigoberto Tiglao published on Dec. 21, 2018, where he made several baseless accusations and innuendoes against Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson.Β  Continue reading “βœ‰ Letter to the Editor: Senator Lacson seeks to set the record straight [Manila Times]”

πŸ“° Lacson: Wasteful projects worth P583 billion [Inquirer]

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From the Inquirer: β€œWe’re either overtaxed or underserved, or both,” said Lacson, who opened a can of worms this month when he discussed last-minute insertions of multibillion-peso allocations for the districts of favored lawmakers in the proposed P3.8-trillion budget for 2019. Continue reading “πŸ“° Lacson: Wasteful projects worth P583 billion [Inquirer]”