Category: Privilege Speech

💬🎥📷 “KITA KITA” (sa Customs): Paglahad ni Sen. Lacson sa payola sa Bureau of Customs | Agosto 23, 2017 🇵🇭

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“KITA KITA” (SA CUSTOMS)
Privilege Speech by Senator Panfilo M. Lacson

“Hell is empty, and all the devils are here”. So said William Shakespeare many, many years ago. Little did he imagine at that time that more than 10,000 kilometers away and some 400 years later, he would be describing our present day Bureau of Customs. Thus, let me update Shakespeare by paraphrasing him – “Hell is empty and all the devils are at the Bureau of Customs”.  Continue reading “💬🎥📷 “KITA KITA” (sa Customs): Paglahad ni Sen. Lacson sa payola sa Bureau of Customs | Agosto 23, 2017 🇵🇭”

💬 Prosecution or Persecution?

I rise again today on a matter of personal and collective privilege.

On several occasions, I took the floor of this august hall on very important issues affecting national interest.

Jose Pidal. Hello Garci. The NBN-ZTE Broadband Deal. The Fertilizer Scam. Jueteng Anomaly. The C5 Extension Road Project Double Appropriation. The Pork Barrel Anomalies. Plus many others, the latest of which talked about Joseph Ejercito- Estrada in “Dalawang Mukha ng Sining.”  Continue reading “💬 Prosecution or Persecution?”

💬 Ang Dalawang Mukha ng Sining

In Greek drama, masks were useful devices that allow the actor to play several different characters.

In the Philippine political drama, nothing much differs.

Mr. President, distinguished colleagues. Today, I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege.  Continue reading “💬 Ang Dalawang Mukha ng Sining”

💬 Face the Issue (Part 2)

This will be a short privilege speech. At the outset I would like to thank the minority leader for yielding the floor to this representation and likewise to the lady senator from Antique.  Continue reading “💬 Face the Issue (Part 2)”

💬 Face the Issue (Part 1)

Mr. President, distinguished colleagues of the 14th Congress of the Philippine Senate, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege.  Continue reading “💬 Face the Issue (Part 1)”

💬 Kaban ng Bayan, Bantayan! (Part 2)

I would not have taken the floor today as I am concerned the core issue of corruption in the national budget will be diverted. But for the lies that are now part of the Senate record and other misinterpretations of the contents of my privilege speech last Monday by the gentleman from Makati and Camarines Sur, I now rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege.  Continue reading “💬 Kaban ng Bayan, Bantayan! (Part 2)”

💬 Kaban ng Bayan, Bantayan! (Part 1)

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THE RED AND THE BLACK, THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT:
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson holds two versions of the House bill on the 2008 budget
during his privilege speech at the Senate on Sept. 15, 2008  Continue reading “💬 Kaban ng Bayan, Bantayan! (Part 1)”