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Robina Gokongwei Pe Delivers Humorous Eulogy For Her Dad, John Gokongwei, Jr. [Esquiremag.ph]

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From Esquiremag.ph: In 1981, I was in my senior year in U.P., I got kidnapped along with my cousin, Celina Chua. I did not know that the Lt. Colonel, and now senator Ping Lacson, was helping my dad negotiate with the kidnappers. [Image courtesy: Esquiremag.ph]

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Letter to the Editor: Who is the real obstructionist here? [Manila Standard]

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To the Manila Standard: Please allow us to disabuse the minds of the public regarding the column of Mr. Ernesto Hilario where he extensively quotes statements from the House Speaker and his deputies, including the accusation that Senator Lacson is an obstructionist β€œout to derail the reform programs of President Duterte.” Nothing could be further from the truth.

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πŸ“° Lacson files bill penalizing those who abandon their old, sick parents [Inquirer]

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From the Inquirer: Senator Panfilo Lacson has refiled a bill that would penalize those who abandon their old and sick parents.

Related: Senate Bill 29, Parents Welfare Act of 2019
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πŸ“° Lacson’s budget bill to benefit Baguio, LGUs [SunStar Baguio]

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From SunStar Baguio: Senator Panfilo Lacson assured that Baguio City and all local government units in the country will benefit from the Budget Reform for Village Empowerment (BRAVE) Act he filed in the Senate.

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πŸ“° Lacson to Duterte: Insatiable greed starts with simple, petty graft [Inquirer]

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From the Inquirer: Lacson also cautioned that greed could be β€œmore addicting” than drugs, and that no rehabilitation facility available to cure addiction to money.

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πŸ“° Revisions to deposit secrecy law may yet see the light [Inquirer]

From the Inquirer: Two influential government officials β€” a senator with a strong anticrime advocacy and the country’s top financial regulator β€” want incoming lawmakers to make it easier for authorities to examine bank deposits for evidence of potential wrongdoing.

Related: Lacson Bill Removes Bank Secrecy Act Protection for Gov’t Officials, Employees
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πŸ“° Editorial: Bank secrecy exemption [Philippine Star]

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From The Philippine Star: As long as there are sectors pushing for a genuine anti-corruption campaign, proponents of the reform must not lose hope.

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🌐 3 senators get 100% attendance during 17th Congress [PNA]

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From the PNA: Records from the Senate Journal Service showed Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senator Panfilo Lacson were present in all of the 229 plenary sessions.

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πŸ“° Ping Lacson speaks loud and clear [Inquirer]

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From Ramon Farolan’s column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer: Obviously, when one is as strongly opposed to pork as Lacson has been, not too many politicians, particularly at the local government level, would be encouraged to support you and this support is needed. But if there is one thing Lacson has to offer, it is leadership.

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πŸ“° Lacson assures National ID system more incentive-based rather than punitive [Manila Bulletin]

From the Manila Bulletin: Once fully implemented, according to Lacson, the Filipino people would appreciate how easy and convenient it is for them to deal with their day-to-day activities.

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