At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– return of the Balangiga Bells from the US to PH
– portrayal of PNP leadership in ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’
– suspension of excise tax on fuel products in 2019
– President Duterte’s supposed ‘power nap’ at the ASEAN Summit
– possible arrest of former First Lady Imelda Marcos
– bringing down VAT and cutting the number of exemptions
– possible Senate inquiry into recent killing of local executives
– rogue cops abusing their authority amid a pay raise starting January 2019
– prospective third telco
– DICT leadership change
– legislation transferring training of police recruits from PPSC to PNP
– ‘rampant corruption’ at Customs
– possible extension of martial law in Mindanao
Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “Kapihan sa Senado forum | Nov. 15, 2018”
At the Senate hearing on the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways for 2019, Sen. Lacson pointed out the need to ensure safety measures in implementing major projects such as BLISTT. “It’s bad enough we lose money to corruption. It’s worse if we lose more to lack of planning and preparation, or simply put, incompetence.”
Continue reading “At a Glance: Issues Hounding the DPWH’s Sariaya, BLISTT Projects”
The Gallery of Legacy, which features the senators of the present (17th) Congress, was unveiled on Oct. 16, 2018. The event is one of the highlights of the Philippine Senate’s 102nd anniversary.
On my way here this morning, I kept thinking: What if the Senate, let’s say the senators, didn’t have you? No secretariat, no staff, no employee, no rank-and-file, just us 24 senators? You know what, I stopped thinking, because it is simply unthinkable. Continue reading “Speech at the Senate’s Flag-Raising Ceremony”
Sen. Lacson chaired the Senate hearing for the 2019 budget of the Department of National Defense and its attached agencies.
Sen. Lacson’s Opening Statement at the Hearing:
“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inactions, and in either case, he is justly accountable to them for the injury.”
This quote from the renowned political and economic thinker John Stuart Mill best captures the rationale of today’s public hearing, which seeks to amend Republic Act 9372, otherwise known as the Human Security Act of 2007.
Senate Bill 1956, the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2018
Lacson Bill Gives Government Stronger Teeth vs Terrorism
Continue reading “Sen. Lacson Chairs the Hearing on the Anti-Terrorism Bill”
Sen. Lacson chaired the Senate budget hearings for:
– Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
– Mindanao Development Authority
– Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
– Southern Philippines Development Authority
– National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
Sen. Lacson chairs the Senate hearing for the 2019 budgets of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Dangerous Drugs Board. Video courtesy: Senate of the Philippines.
Tens of billions of pesos in Filipino taxpayers’ money may have been lost due to the implementation of road projects without first settling issues such as right-of-way and slope protection.
Continue reading “At a Glance: Questions Raised by Sen. Lacson in the DPWH Budget for 2019”
At the Senate hearing on the budget of the DPWH for 2019, Sen. Lacson noted tens of billions of pesos in taxpayers’ money may have been wasted on road projects whose implementation was suspended due to right-of-way issues.