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📰 Ping wants no more hazing with new law [Manila Standard]

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From the Manila Standard: Senator Panfilo Lacson has expressed hope that there would be no more repeat of the hazing death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III in September 2017 after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11053, which imposes penalties such as reclusion perpetua and up to P3 million in fines against those who engage in hazing.  Continue reading “📰 Ping wants no more hazing with new law [Manila Standard]”

✉ Letter to the Editor: Lacson’s office on Halili’s killing [Inquirer]

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To the Inquirer: This is in connection with the column of Ramon Tulfo on July 7, where he claimed Sen. Panfilo Lacson “was implying that President Digong could have been responsible for [Tanauan City Mayor Antonio] Halili’s assassination because the Chief Executive said the mayor was involved in drugs and that he probably had it coming.”  Continue reading “✉ Letter to the Editor: Lacson’s office on Halili’s killing [Inquirer]”

📰 Loose firearms are a big problem [Manila Standard]

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From Emil Jurado’s column in the Manila Standard: I join Senator Panfilo Lacson, former chief of the Philippine National Police, in urging the administration to go after loose firearms and the private armies that use them.  Continue reading “📰 Loose firearms are a big problem [Manila Standard]”

📰 Get rid of pork barrel – Lacson [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin: Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said the President should use his influence to force Congress leaders to adhere to the existing jurisprudence outlawing pork barrel, “which is still evident among selected members of Congress.”

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On the Duterte administration’s first 2 years

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📰 Lacson says authorities are duty-bound to enforce law against illegal activities [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin: Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said authorities, including the Philippine National Police, are duty-bound to enforce the law against illegal gambling, including the multi-billion a year “jueteng (numbers game)” operations. He also warned that even pausing anti-jueteng operations could be “risky and addicting” for police officials who may get offers from “jueteng” operators.  Continue reading “📰 Lacson says authorities are duty-bound to enforce law against illegal activities [Manila Bulletin]”

📰 Designated Survivor Pinas style? [Abante]

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From Abante: Sa isang interview, sinabi ni Senator Panfilo Lacson na panahon na para i-consider ng Pilipinas na magkaroon din ng Philippine version ng Designated Survivor.  Continue reading “📰 Designated Survivor Pinas style? [Abante]”

📰 Bagong bahay, dignidad ng Senado [Journal]

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From Journal Online: Mas praktikal ang magpagawa (ang mga senador) ng panibago nilang gusali, kaysa ipa-renovate pa ang kasalukuyang Senate building na aabutin din ng bilyong piso.  Continue reading “📰 Bagong bahay, dignidad ng Senado [Journal]”

📰 Senate ratifies bicam report on proposed national ID system [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin: The bill, which has been languishing in the legislative for three decades, has been considered a priority legislation of the Duterte administration. The consolidated version of the measure would be transmitted to Malacañang immediately for the President’s signature.

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📰 Lacson downplays security, privacy ‘threats’ of national ID system [Manila Times]

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From the Manila Times: Lacson said he found the claim of those saying that a national ID would infringe on people’s right to privacy inconsistent, noting that personal information are contained in passports, drivers’ licenses and other government issued IDs.

Related:
National ID bill may become law before end-June
National ID measure tackled at bicameral conference committee level

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📰 Lacson believes VAT exemption privileges reduction key to solving TRAIN law problems [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin: Lacson said the best way to counter the high cost of fuel and other petroleum products would be to limit the number of VAT exemptions being granted by the government.

Related:
Ibaba ang buwis: Bawasan ang VAT exemptions
Kung mababawasan ang 143 VAT exemptions…
Sen. Lacson proposes amendments to the Tax Reform Bill

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