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Haiyan: An Unforgettable Chapter in My Public Service Career [published in The Manila Times]

Sen. Lacson’s essay on Yolanda/Haiyan, five years after, as published in The Manila Times: “In sum, Haiyan is one chapter in my public service career I will never forget — extremely difficult, many times frustrating, yet satisfying only because I worked with very competent staff and consultants who didn’t mind the limitations imposed by our own government in all aspects.”  Continue reading “Haiyan: An Unforgettable Chapter in My Public Service Career [published in The Manila Times]”

📰 Editorial: Exemplary leadership [People’s Journal]

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From People’s Journal: Lacson practiced leadership by example when he headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001. Under his watch, the PNP became disciplined and efficient. This in turn earned Lacson and the PNP high approval marks from the public. “It is second to none. There is no substitute to it that I know of,” Lacson said of the principle of leadership by example.  Continue reading “📰 Editorial: Exemplary leadership [People’s Journal]”

📰 Editorial: Efforts continue to weed out ‘pork’ from the nat’l budget [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin: This year, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who has never sought his share of the “pork,” charged that the current budget proposal of P3.7576 trillion includes about P51 billion inserted by lawmakers. He charged that one reason some legislators want the “pork” is they get commissions of 10 percent from the contractors who get to carry out the projects.  Continue reading “📰 Editorial: Efforts continue to weed out ‘pork’ from the nat’l budget [Manila Bulletin]”

📰 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]”

🌐 LUSOT NA | Panukalang ilipat sa pamamahala ng PNP ang training ng police recruits, pasado sa ikatlo’t huling pagbasa [RMN News]

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From RMN News: Mas magagawa ng PNP ang tungkulin nito na pagserbisyuhan at protektahan ang mamamayan lalo at kung mayroon itong authority at accountability sa pagsasanay at pagtuturo sa mga tauhan nito.

Related:
At a Glance: SB 1898, Placing the Training of Police Recruits Under the PNP
Continue reading “🌐 LUSOT NA | Panukalang ilipat sa pamamahala ng PNP ang training ng police recruits, pasado sa ikatlo’t huling pagbasa [RMN News]”

🌐 Internal Cleansing: Lacson-sponsored bill transferring police recruits’ training to PNP approved on third reading

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From the Senate PRIB: Senate Bill 1898, which Lacson sponsored on the Senate floor last Aug. 14, was approved on final reading with 19 affirmative votes, zero negative vote and no abstention.

Related:
Sen. Lacson’s Sponsorship Speech for Senate Bill 1898
At a Glance: SB 1898, Placing the Training of Police Recruits Under the PNP
Continue reading “🌐 Internal Cleansing: Lacson-sponsored bill transferring police recruits’ training to PNP approved on third reading”

📰 Property valuation reforms pushed by DOF [Manila Times]

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From The Manila Times: Sen. Lacson’s Senate Bill 44 is one of the bills being backed by the Department of Finance to reform the country’s outdated property valuation system.

Related: Lacson Bill Sets Unified Standards, Processes for Land Valuation
Continue reading “📰 Property valuation reforms pushed by DOF [Manila Times]”

📰 Editorial: Reforming the PNP [People’s Tonight]

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From People’s Tonight: Like other peace-loving and well-meaning Filipinos, we hope members of Congress – senators and congressmen – will cross party lines to ensure the passage of the proposed legislation.  Continue reading “📰 Editorial: Reforming the PNP [People’s Tonight]”

📰 ‘ALL RIGHT, SIR, ALL RIGHT’: Lacson on making peace with GMA, winning without pork [Inquirer Sunday]

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From the Inquirer: Lacson said he had learned to adapt to his new environment as a civilian but also never wavered from the teachings taught to cadets at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).  Continue reading “📰 ‘ALL RIGHT, SIR, ALL RIGHT’: Lacson on making peace with GMA, winning without pork [Inquirer Sunday]”

🌐 Road construction without right of way: How ‘pork’ is inserted in budget [ABS-CBN News]

From ABS-CBN News: Sen. Lacson said some lawmakers do not coordinate with their own local units for proposed projects, which is the normal process for budget allocations.  Continue reading “🌐 Road construction without right of way: How ‘pork’ is inserted in budget [ABS-CBN News]”