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Kapihan sa Senado forum | June 19, 2019

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– irregularities involving the PhilHealth board and Chairman Francisco Duque III
– maritime ‘hit-and-run’ at the West Philippine Sea
– dealing with ‘critics’

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Quotes from the forum…
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Session Adjourned, Sine Die!

Sen. Lacson joins colleagues and officials of the Philippine Senate in posing for photos after the adjournment of the third regular session of the 17th Congress on June 4, 2019.

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With Advocates for DNA Technology in Criminal Investigation

Sen. Lacson expressed support for the passage of laws using DNA technology in law enforcement, following a meeting with Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory director Police Brigadier General Rolando Hinanay. Also at the meeting were renowned experts in the field, former US Rep. Dave Reichert; and Tim Schellberg, president of the Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs Firm.

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CA Confirms 50 General/Flag and Senior Officers of the AFP

The Commission on Appointments confirmed the ad interim appointments of 50 General/Flag and Senior Officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday, June 4.

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“What a Mess: A Dumping Ground of Garbage and Drugs”

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We spend a great deal of taxpayers’ money for an automated processing system, x-ray scanners, even for brokers’ accreditation, not to mention fairly high salaries for seasoned military men at the helm of the Bureau of Customs. But at the end of the day – all our efforts be damned — we are still one hell of a mess.

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

To say that our country is treated like trash appears to be true, as in literally, amid news reports of tons of waste being illegally shipped into our lands, no thanks to local and foreign smugglers, unscrupulous Customs brokers and corrupt Customs officials.

At a Glance: A Dumping Ground of Garbage and Drugs
“KITA KITA” (sa Customs): Paglahad sa Payola sa Bureau of Customs
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Meeting with Incoming Local Officials

Sen. Lacson joins Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Sen. Gregorio Honasan II in meeting with incoming mayors Benjamin Magalong (Baguio City) and Victor Maria Regis “Vico” Sotto (Pasig City); Vice Mayor Gian Carlo Sotto (Quezon City); and Councilor Diorella Maria “Lala” Sotto-Antonio (Quezon City). Among the topics they discussed were the possible installation of CCTV and WiFi facilities nationwide.

#GiantSlayer #NewBreed

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Speech at the 74th Anniversary of the PNP Crime Laboratory

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In both formal and informal occasions, I often stress that this is the point in my life where I certainly have more yesterdays than tomorrows. I tell you, as I gaze into my ‘yesterdays,’ I cannot help but realize how much has really changed in every aspect of our lives.

Let me share with you — in the late 1950s, when I was a young elementary student in a sleepy town of Imus, Cavite, I had a vivid memory of a lone policeman we simply referred to as “Kabo.”

He was a highly esteemed and respected man assigned to keep peace and order in our almost obscure barangay called Barrio Bayanluma then.

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Interpellation of the Solar Para sa Bayan Corp. franchise bill

“Kailangan pa ba ng franchise ang Solar Para Sa Bayan Corp.? Ayon sa batas, hindi. Kaya bakit?”

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“If we grant them the franchise, they will have exclusive right to operate in those areas. Therefore, they will deny other qualified third parties so they will go through competitive process. If that’s the case why do we need a franchise for SPSB?”

“If they have to go through a competitive process, we might as well disregard the franchise. May competitive process, anyway. Why would we still grant a franchise? There’s no need.”

“My other issue is, are we not establishing a precedent in passing this bill? Iniiba natin ang nature ng franchise. (W)e’re actually amending EPIRA. Sabi kanina ng sponsor iba ang definition ng unviable sa unserved and underserved. If that’s the case we’re amending the EPIRA law.”


Opening Prayer at the Senate Regular Session

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“We come before you, O loving Heavenly Father as the sun rises into this new day.
May your eternal love rise in our hearts, a love that makes us instrument of Thy peace, a love that seeks only truth and harmony.
“In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.”

Kapihan sa Senado forum | May 9, 2019

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘Bikoy’ caper
– Palace’s new matrix
– May 13 midterm elections
– businesses of foreign nationals in PH that discriminate against Filipinos

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