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PingBills | Senate Resolution 337, Asking the Supreme Court to Rule on Whether Senate Concurrence is Necessary in the Abrogation of a Treaty

“The ambiguity on the concurrence of the Senate in the abrogation of treaty involves an issue of transcendental importance that impacts on the country’s constitutional checks and balances. It presents a constitutional issue that seriously affects the country’s legal system as well as the country’s relations with the international community.” (co-author with Senate President Sotto and Senators Drilon, Gordon, Zubiri)

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PingBills | Senate Bill 1381, Declaring July 2 a Special Nonworking Holiday in Pasig City

“In order to give Pasig City the recognition that it truly deserves, the approval of the proposed measure is earnestly requested (that) July 2 of every year is hereby declared a special nonworking holiday in Pasig City, to be known as the ‘Anniversary Day of Pasig City.'”

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PingBills | Senate Resolution 310, Creating a Select Oversight Committee on Intelligence and Confidential Funds

Senate Resolution 310 reactivates a Select Oversight Committee on Intelligence and Confidential Funds, Programs and Activities to investigate the efficiency of government agencies in their use of intelligence and confidential funds. (co-author with Senate President Sotto)

On Feb. 10, 2020, the resolution was adopted, with Sen. Lacson designated as chairman. Members include Senators Bong Go, Bato dela Rosa, Francis Tolentino and Nancy Binay (majority); and Kiko Pangilinan and Risa Hontiveros (minority).

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PingBills | Senate Resolution 312, Sense of the Senate for the President to Reconsider His Plan to Unilaterally Withdraw from the VFA

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“Be it resolved as it is hereby resolved, to express as it hereby expresses the sense of the Senate to earnestly request the President to reconsider his planned abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement in the meantime that the Senate is conducting a review and impact assessment with the end in view of ensuring the continued safety and security of the Philippines and the Asia Pacific and maintain the existing balance of power within the region.” (co-author with Senate President Sotto and Sen. Drilon)

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PingBills | Senate Bill 1303, Science for Change Program Act of 2020

β€œWe live in a fast-paced technological era where failing to adapt can result in massive social and economic losses… In order to remain competitive in this modern world, there is definitely a need to think new and do new.”

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PingBills | Pagrebisa sa Building Code, Isinulong ni Ping vs Lindol, Kalamidad

Sa hangaring mapaghandaan ang mga darating pang kalamidad gaya ng malalakas na lindol, mapaminsalang bagyo at baha, inihain ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang panukalang naglalayong itaas o palakasin ang building safety standards ng bansa.

Pangunahing layunin ng Senate Bill 1239 na isailalim sa masinsinang pag-araal ang 1977 National Building Code of the Philippines na magpahanggang ngayon ay hindi pa nagkakaroon ng pagbabago.

“Experience tells us that there is an urgent need to strengthen the overall policy on how buildings and structures are built in the country. Not to mention the country’s geographical location along the boundary of major tectonic plates and at the center of the typhoon belt, coupled by its socially and economically vulnerable population, it becomes even more imperative to review our four-decade-old National Building Code,” paliwanag ni Lacson.

Related: PingBills | For Disaster Resiliency: Lacson Bill Strengthens Building Safety Standards
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PingBills | For Disaster Resiliency: Lacson Bill Strengthens Building Safety Standards

The devastation and loss of life caused by recent calamities, such as the magnitude-6.9 earthquake that struck Davao del Sur last Dec. 15, drive home the need to strengthen building safety standards in the Philippines.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this as he filed Senate Bill 1239 to help protect the public from the effects of natural and man-made disasters, while giving the antiquated 1977 National Building Code a much-needed update.

“Experience tells us that there is an urgent need to strengthen the overall policy on how buildings and structures are built in the country. Not to mention the country’s geographical location along the boundary of major tectonic plates and at the center of the typhoon belt, coupled by its socially and economically vulnerable population, it becomes even more imperative to review our four-decade-old National Building Code,” Lacson said in his bill.

Related: PingBills | Pagrebisa sa Building Code, Isinulong ni Ping vs Lindol, Kalamidad
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PingBills | Panukalang Sariling Marshal ng Hudikatura, Inihain ni Ping

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Alinsunod sa panawagan ng namumuno sa hudikatura, naghain ng panukalang batas si Senador Panfilo Lacson para bumuo ng Philippine Judicial Marshal Service na magbigigay ng proteksiyon sa hukom, opisyales at maging mga kawani ng sektor na ito.

Isinulong ni Lacson ang Senate Bill 1209 matapos nagpahayag si Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta na kailangan ng judicial marshals na maging law enforcement arm ng hudikatura, na parang Supreme Court of the United States Police at United States Marshal.

“This legislative measure seeks to create a Philippine Judicial Marshal Service under the control and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court whose primary function is to protect, safeguard, watch over, provide security, and ensure the safety of justices, judges, court officials and personnel, and the various halls of justice, courthouses and other court buildings and properties all over the country,” paliwwanag ni Lacson sa pagsasampa ng Senate Bill 1209.

Ani Lacson, hindi bababa sa 31 ang napapatay na miyembro ng hudikatura sa nakalipas na dalawang dekada, lima sa mga ito ay naganap sa Duterte administration.

Related: PingBills | Lacson Files Bill Creating Philippine Judicial Marshal Service to Safeguard Judiciary
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PingBills | Lacson Files Bill Creating Philippine Judicial Marshal Service to Safeguard Judiciary

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson has filed a bill creating the Philippine Judicial Marshal Service to safeguard the judiciary, by securing its officers and personnel so they can do their jobs independently and without fear of retaliation.

Lacson noted no less than Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta emphasized the need for judicial marshals to serve as the law enforcement arm of the Court, similar to the Supreme Court of the United States Police and United States Marshal.

“This legislative measure seeks to create a Philippine Judicial Marshal Service under the control and jurisdiction of the Supreme Court whose primary function is to protect, safeguard, watch over, provide security, and ensure the safety of justices, judges, court officials and personnel, and the various halls of justice, courthouses and other court buildings and properties all over the country,” he said in Senate Bill 1209.

He noted at least 31 reported killings of members of the judiciary in the last two decades, including five during the Duterte administration.

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PingBills | Senate Bill 1210, Electrical Engineering Act

“This bill intends to reaffirm the value of our Filipino electrical practitioners by empowering them with education and skills development at par with global standards and assuring them of a fulfilling career.”

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