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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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πŸ“° If PRRD solves EDSA traffic problem, airport woes, he deserves to be President for life – Lacson [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin: β€œIf PRRD delivers on just these two promises, (1) to cut travel time from Cubao to Makati to 5 minutes within 6 months and; (2) to eliminate flight delays in NAIA within one month, for being superhuman, he deserves to be president for life,” Lacson told reporters in a text message.

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πŸ“° Perfect attendance for Sotto, Lacson in 17th Congress [Inquirer]

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From the Inquirer: β€œSotto and Lacson have managed to keep a perfect attendance all throughout the 17th Congress, having accomplished the same in the first and second regular sessions in 2016 and 2017, respectively.”
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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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