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🌐 Ping Lacson Wants Fake, Thieving Politicians to Lose [Esquiremag.ph]

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From Esquiremag.ph: Ping Lacson, Philippine senator and inadvertent politics critic by way of Twitter, has summed up our feelings over the upcoming elections via a tweet. Lacson wished good candidates good luck and the bad candidates to lose.

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🌐 Lacson tells village dads to properly use gov’t funds [PNA]

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From the PNA: Sen. Lacson said LGUs must be informed about the sources of funds for their local development plans to avoid poor planning in the budget preparation that often leads to lump sums, realignments, insertions and unused appropriations.

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📰 Editorial: Tighter gun curbs [People’s Journal]

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From People’s Journal: Quite thankfully, a former National Police chief, veteran law enforcer, and now lawmaker is leading the fight to curb ownership of firearms to address the problem of indiscriminate shooting and other political violence ahead of the elections.

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📰 Threat groups use social media to spread extremism – Lacson [Manila Times]

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From The Manila Times: “The first line of defense against violent extremism, I believe, is education; creating awareness and cultivating our young people’s critical thinking and resilience will equip them with skills they need to detect and reject violent extremism and make informed decisions and contest extremist ideologies,” (Lacson) said.

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✉ Letter to the Editor: On Senator Lacson’s alleged ‘fixation’ [Manila Times]

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To The Manila Times: Please allow us to set the record straight and disabuse the minds of your readers regarding the column of Mr. Rolly G. Reyes last March 7 where he made personal attacks against Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson – including his claim that the senator’s disclosures on pork barrel are due to a supposed fixation on Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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🌐 Senator Ping Lacson Has a List of Candidates You Shouldn’t Vote For [Esquiremag.ph]

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From Esquiremag.ph: The tweets have garnered attention for their highly specific allegations of wrongdoings by the candidates, from whispers of corruption to accusations of political “turncoatism.”

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📰 The pork barrel monster [BusinessMirror]

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From Santiago F. Dumlao Jr. in BusinessMirror: The public has all along been aware of the reprehensible practices associated with the pork barrel system, and some senators, Sen. Panfilo Lacson Sr. specifically, indeed have refused their pork barrel allocation to publicly express their personal protest.

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✉ Letter to the Editor: Senator Lacson’s ‘institutional amendments’ in 2019 budget explained [Manila Times]

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To The Manila Times: This is in connection with the thinly veiled insinuations made against Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson by Mr. Francisco Tatad in his Feb. 13, 2019 column in The Manila Times.

Related:
Olivar hurled personal innuendos to muddle the issue [Manila Standard]
Lacson to ‘Talking Heads’: Keep Helping Enlighten Public on Pork
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✉ Letter to the Editor: On Gary Olivar’s hurling personal innuendos to muddle the ‘pork’ issue [Manila Standard]

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To the Manila Standard: It is quite pathetic that Mr. Olivar, instead of helping his former boss clear up the issue of pork in the 2019 budget, chose the path of his fellow talking heads by hurling personal innuendos at the Senator to muddle the issue.

Related: Lacson to ‘Talking Heads’: Keep Helping Enlighten Public on Pork
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📰 Lacson: ‘Gaining headway’ in ridding budget of pork [BusinessMirror]

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From BusinessMirror: “More than that, hopefully, I was able to enlighten the public because of the public discourse that transpired, for or against the outlawed pork barrel.”

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