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.
Sen. Lacson receives a token of appreciation from representatives of the Sandigan ng Mga Empleyadong Nagkakaisa sa Adhikain ng Demokratikong Organisasyon (SENADO), during their courtesy call at his Senate office on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.
At the #MeetInquirer multimedia forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘Hybrid’ budget
– National ID
– President Duterte’s reported thinking of stepping down
– Addressing the problems at BOC
– Pork barrel system
– PDEA’s need to refocus anti-drug strategy
– Sen. Tito Sotto as Senate President
– Political scene 2022
* video courtesy Inquirer.net Facebook page
Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “Interview at the #MeetInquirer multimedia forum | Aug. 16, 2018”
The CA Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Sen. Lacson took up the appointments of:
* Ma. Hellen de la Vega: Ambassador to Australia with concurrent jurisdiction over Nauru, Vanuatu and Tuvalu
* 7 officials appointed to the rank of Chief of Mission Class I
* 10 officials appointed to the rank of Chief of Mission Class II
* 15 officers appointed to the rank of Career Ministers
* 6 officers appointed to the rank of Foreign Service Officers I
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 AMBASSADOR MA. HELLEN MARIANO BARBER DE LA VEGA as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Commonwealth of Australia with concurrent jurisdiction over the Republic of Nauru, the Republic of Vanuatu and Tuvalu.
We likewise deliberated on the ad interim appointments of 38 Senior Officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Of the 38, seven officials have been promoted to the rank of Chief of Mission, Class I; 10 to the rank of Chief of Mission, Class II; 15 officers to the rank of Career Minister; and six to the rank of Foreign Service Officer I.
Continue reading “Sponsorship Speech for PH Ambassador Ma. Hellen de la Vega and 38 Foreign Service Officers”
Mr. President, at the outset, let me state here and now: there is something unique in this piece of legislation. There are two most unlikely people in the world to become one and united in pushing for its immediate passage: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, the principal author; and President Rodrigo Duterte, who personally conveyed through the Senate President, Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and the chairman of the House Committee on Public Order, Rep. Romeo Acop, that I give priority in sponsoring this measure. For a moment Mr. President, I toyed with the idea to have this picture PhotoShopped parang magka-holding hands sila, pero baka pareho sila magalit at mademanda pa ako.
It may be worth mentioning that Congressman Acop agreed to adopt the Senate version once we approve it on third reading.
For these reasons and more, it may be enough to just go through the motion of having this bill approved on second reading the soonest possible time.
Related: At a Glance: Senate Bill 1898, Placing the Training of Police Recruits Under the PNP
Continue reading “Sponsorship Speech: Committee Report on Senate Bill 1898 (Transferring Police Recruits’ Training to PNP)”
At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– House leadership change and Mayor Sara Duterte’s alleged role
– Lamitan suicide bombing
– Internal cleansing vs scalawags in the PNP
– Charter change and federalism
– Using seized smuggled high-end vehicles vs criminals
– firing of Deputy Ombudsman Carandang
– US proceedings vs Janet Napoles
– TRAIN-2 in the Senate
– proposed 60-40 joint exploration with China in the West PH Sea
Quotes from the interview…
Continue reading “Kapihan sa Senado forum | Aug. 2, 2018”