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Sponsorship Speech for Manuel Antonio Teehankee as PH Representative to the WTO

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Mr. Chairman, distinguished colleagues, this Representation as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs presided over a public hearing this morning to deliberate on the nomination of ATTY.Β  MANUEL ANTONIO JAVIER TEEHANKEE as Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

This committee, after deliberating on his qualifications and fitness during the said public hearing, determined that he is fit and qualified to be in the post where he has been nominated, and therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary his nomination for the consent of this body.

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Sen. Lacson Updates Colleagues on the Senate’s Relocation

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Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, I have the distinct honor and privilege to render a progress report on the relocation of the new Senate building.

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Sponsorship speech on the Senate’s relocation
At a Glance: The process of the Senate’s relocation

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With Little Singers from the Adventist University of the Philippines Elementary School

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Before the start of the regular Senate session on March 19, Sen. Lacson poses for a photo with little singers from the Adventist University of the Philippines Elementary School in Silang, Cavite.

At the Hearing on Proposed Changes to the 1987 Constitution

At the Senate’s regional consultative hearing on Charter change in Baguio City, Sen. Lacson stressed the need for empowering LGUs. Even without amending the Charter, he noted this can be done.
In 2016, Lacson filed Senate Bill 40, the Budget Reform for Village Empowerment Act of 2016. The bill seeks to “end the culture of mendicancy and political patronage” while helping Filipinos realize the “elusive inclusive growth.”

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LGU, direktang dadaluyan ng pondo sa panukala ni Ping
Lacson files LGU-empowering budget reform bill to achieve inclusive growth

Senate Approves Philippine ID System Bill on Second Reading

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After the period of interpellation, the Senate approved on second reading the Philippine ID System (National ID) bill. Sen. Lacson, the bill’s sponsor, answered questions from Senate President Koko Pimentel, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, and Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian.

Confirmation Hearing for COA, DAR and AFP Officials

Sen. Lacson at the Commission on Appointments’ confirmation hearings for:
– COA Commissioner Roland Pondoc
– DAR Secretary John Castriciones
– AFP officers

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Sen. Lacson Chairs the Senate Panel Hearing on SB 1611

Β Senate Bill 1611 fixes the validity period to own/carry firearms. It seeks to amend RA 10591, which was authored by Sen. Lacson and was enacted into law in 2013.

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At a Glance: The Philippine ID System (National ID)

These are the features of the proposed Philippine Identification System (National ID) Act, which Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson sponsored on March 12, 2018. Click here for the text and video of the sponsorship speech.

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Sponsorship Speech for the Philippine Identification System (National ID) Bill

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To reward, not to punish; to make life easy, not difficult.

Mr. President, distinguished members of this august chamber, I have the honor to report on the floor Senate Bill No. 1738, entitled β€œAn Act Establishing the Philippine Identification System,” as embodied in Committee Report No. 277.

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At a Glance: The Philippine ID System (National ID)
Ping: Isang ID lang para mabilis ang transaksiyon
Lacson seeks easier transactions, better fight vs crime with National ID bill

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