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๐ŸŒ 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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Speech at the Commencement Exercises of the Republic Colleges of Guinobatan

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If there is arrogance in asking for forgiveness, it is the arrogance of courage to admit oneโ€™s mistake.

Whenever I speak before an audience like this, I could not help but think of the past generation before my time. This was five, maybe six decades ago when I was sitting as you are now, with our proud parents behind us in the bleachers.

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In Cebu: PNP Foundation Inc.’s Turnover of Mountain Bikes, Other Equipment to PRO-7

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In Cebu, Sen. Lacson led the PNP Foundation Inc.’s turnover of mountain bikes and other equipment to the Police Regional Office 7. The mountain bikes would be useful for police work in beaches and parks where tourists are concentrated. Sen. Lacson, who chairs the PNPFI, is an Adopted Son of Cebu, having served as Commander of Cebu Metrodiscom from 1989 to 1992. Following is the text of his speech at the event.

Police Brig. Gen. Debold Sinas, Police Brig. Gen. Agustin, Police Brig. Gen. Gillamac, the members of the Regional Staff and other officers and personnel present, my Senate staff as well as the PNP Foundation Inc. staff, my former comrades in the Cebu Metrodiscom in Metro Cebu, maayong buntag sa inyong tanan.

First of all, let me personally thank the officers and men of PRO-7 for the warm welcome that you have given me and my staff. Rest assured that I will always be a friend of the PNP in heart and spirit in whatever capacity, either as Chairman of the PNP Foundation Inc., or as an elected Senator of the Republic, especially in my role as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate.

For the past several years that I have been actively participating in the national budget deliberations, I always make sure the PNP will get the necessary budgetary requirements to more efficiently accomplish your mission.

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Kapihan sa Senado forum | March 28, 2019

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– birthday wish and ‘grade’ for President Duterte
– former police Col. Acierto
– war on drugs and DDB survey
– whether the P3.757-trillion 2019 budget will be pork-free
– Ayalas’ apology amid recent NCR water crisis
– preferences for the May 2019 elections

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Doctorate Degree and Speech at the Commencement Exercises of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

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At the 51st Commencement Exercises of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Sen. Lacson was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa. He was cited for, among others, his crusadeย against corruption and the pork barrel system, and for exposing anomalous transactions. Sen. Lacson earned his Master’s degree in Government Management at the PLM (1995-1996). Following is the text of his speech at the event:

The Chairman of the Board of Regents, Dr. Benjamin Espiritu; University President Dr. Ma. Leonora โ€˜Lennyโ€™ de Jesus; PLM Alumni Association Inc. Regent Wilma Galvante; my dear friend Sec. Benny Laguesma; Sen. Tessie Oreta; the other Officials and College Deans; parents; my dear graduates; ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.

I wish to thank you for conferring on me the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa this afternoon. This award is a reminder for me to remain committed to the Universityโ€™s principles and time-honored tradition of excellence in public service.

If there is arrogance in asking for forgiveness, it is the arrogance of courage to admit oneโ€™s mistake.

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Speech at the General Consultative Assemblies for Muslim Youth

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Thank you very much, the Hon. Sec. Saidamen Pangarungan. It is indeed a distinct honor and privilege to be introduced by an innovative, progressive-minded leader. And with him at the helm, Iโ€™m sure the NCMF would be in good hands.

Our guests from the Japanese Embassy, Second Secretary Yoji Konno; our guests from the United Nations Development Programme; the other commissioners and other dignitaries present here; members of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos; to all the participants of todayโ€™s assembly, a pleasant morning. As-salaam aleikum.

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At the Hearing on the Water Shortage in Parts of NCR

At the Senate hearing on the water shortage that hit parts of Metro Manila, Sen. Lacson likened the situation to a “government-sanctioned highway robbery.” He also urged the concessionaire concerned to suspend charges for the construction of the Cardona water treatment facility.

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Groundbreaking for New Senate Building

Sen. Lacson (5th from right) joins colleagues at the groundbreaking for the new Senate building in Taguig City on Monday, March 18, 2019.

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Privilege Speech: Living Without Pork (Part II)

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Mr. President, I rise before you on a matter of personal and collective privilege.

โ€œTo See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.โ€

Mr. President, put literally, this proverbial adage serves as an age-old directive for dealing with impropriety โ€” by looking the other way, refusing to hear and speak out, and feigning ignorance when something wrong is unfolding.

Related:
Living Without Pork (2003 privilege speech)
List: Institutional Amendments Proposed by Sen. Lacson in the 2019 Budget
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