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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]”

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]”

πŸ“° Editorial: Parked pork [Malaya]

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From Malaya: We support Lacson’s advocacy of fighting the system of pork barrel which has metamorphosed into a more sophisticated mechanism of corruption, and hope that the Office of the Ombudsman and the two congressional chambers themselves could act in unison to stem impunity in the legislature. Continue reading “πŸ“° Editorial: Parked pork [Malaya]”

πŸ“° Pork, Pork, Oink, Oink [Pilipino Mirror]

FromΒ Pilipino Mirror: Tama si Sen. Lacson, matagal na dapat binuwag β€˜yang pork barrel na β€˜yan.
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πŸ“° Editorial: Just decline it [People’s Journal]

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From People’s Journal: Sometimes the answer to our biggest problems may be found in just two letters – NO. Continue reading “πŸ“° Editorial: Just decline it [People’s Journal]”

πŸ“° Editorial: Lacson’s advocacy [Malaya]

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From Malaya: Sen. Panfilo Lacson has taken up the lonely fight of opposing pork barrel, also known as PDAF or DAP, or some such items in the General Appropriations Bill that smell like pork. Continue reading “πŸ“° Editorial: Lacson’s advocacy [Malaya]”

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 β€” 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.”Β  Continue reading “Haiyan: An Unforgettable Chapter in My Public Service Career [published in The Manila Times]”