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Ping: Balanseng Minimum Wage, Kailangang Repasuhin Bunsod ng Pagtaas ng Presyo ng Langis

Ipinahayag ni Senador Ping Lacson nitong Huwebes na napapanahon na para repasuhin ang minimum wage bilang tulong sa mga manggagawa na apektado ng pagtaas ng presyo ng langis bunsod ng sigalot sa pagitan ng Russia at Ukraine.

Ayon kay Lacson na kasalukuyang tumatakbo bilang Pangulo sa ilalim ng Partido Reporma, kadalasang isyu na naririnig nila ng kanyang Vice Presidential bet na si Senate President Tito Sotto mula sa kanilang mga kumustahan at town hall meeting ay ang pagtaas ng presyo ng bilihin.

“Napaka-timely ang panawagan ni Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello III na mag-meet ang tripartite wage board para pag-usapan kung kailangan na bang i-adjust ang minimum wage ng ating mga kababayan,” ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa Bombo Radyo.

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Lacson: ‘Balanced’ Minimum Wage Review Needed Amid Fuel Price Hikes

A review of minimum wages is timely and necessary to help laborers cope with the surging costs of fuel amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said Thursday.

Lacson, who is running for President under Partido Reporma, said one of the most common complaints he and Vice Presidential bet Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III have heard from people during their town hall meetings involved the rising costs of living.

“Napaka-timely ang panawagan ni Sec. Bello na mag-meet ang tripartite wage board para pag-usapan kung kailangan na bang i-adjust ang minimum wage ng ating mga kababayan (It is timely that Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III called for a meeting of the tripartite wage boards to discuss possible adjustments to the minimum wages of our workers),” he said in an interview on Bombo Radyo.

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Ping: Walang Puwang ang Korapsyon sa Pamamahagi ng Fuel Subsidies

Walang puwang dapat ang korapsyon o anumang administrative lapses sa pamamahagi ng fuel subsidy sa mga sektor na apektado ng patuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng langis, ayon kay Senador Ping Lacson nitong Miyerkules.

Aniya, dapat nang matuto ang mga otoridad sa nangyari noong nakaraan kung saan hindi nakarating sa mga benepisyaryo tulad ng Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) drivers ang pondo mula sa Bayanihan fund.

“Bukod sa corruption issue, may administrative issue ng pag-distribute. Baka mamaya sabihin natin patay na ang kabayo bago dumating ang ayuda,” saad ni Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa DZRH.

Related: Lacson: No Room for Lapses, Corruption in Distribution of Increased Fuel Subsidies
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Lacson: No Room for Lapses, Corruption in Distribution of Increased Fuel Subsidies

There should be no room for corruption or administrative lapses in the distribution of fuel subsidies to sectors affected by the continued rise in oil prices, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said Wednesday.

Lacson said authorities should learn from the past where aid from the Bayanihan funds failed to reach their intended beneficiaries, especially the public utility drivers.

“Bukod sa corruption issue, may administrative issue ng pag-distribute. Baka mamaya sabihin natin, patay na ang kabayo bago dumating ang ayuda (Aside from the issue of possible corruption, there is the administrative issue of distributing the funds. We cannot afford a case of the aid coming too late, when the beneficiaries may have already died),” he said in an interview on DZRH radio.

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Ping: Comelec, Kailangan Ng Mas Pinaigting na Pagbabantay Laban sa Hacking

Sa papalapit na eleksyon sa Mayo, mas maigting na pagbabantay ang dapat gawin ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) sa posibleng unauthorized access sa kanilang mga datos, sa kabila ng pahayag ng Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center na hindi na-hack ang kanilang servers kamakailan.

Ayon kay Partido Reporma standard bearer Senador Ping Lacson, napag-alaman ng kanyang cybersecurity team sa kanilang initial findings na posibleng extortion ang motibo ng pag-atake – pero posible na makompromiso ang integridad ng eleksyon sa Mayo kung hindi maglalagay ng karagdagang pag-iingat ang Comelec.

Pinaniniwalaang nakompromiso ang seguridad ng sistema ng Smartmatic na tumatayong contractor ng Comelec para sa nalalapit na halalan.

Related: Lacson to Comelec: Guard vs Effects of Smartmatic Hacking
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Lacson to Comelec: Guard vs Effects of Smartmatic Hacking

While its servers may not have been hacked after all, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) must remain on guard against possible unauthorized access to its data as the May polls draw closer.

Partido Reporma standard-bearer Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson noted the Comelec will soon be interfacing with contractor Smartmatic, whose system was believed compromised.

Lacson said that while his cybersecurity team’s initial findings indicate extortion is the possible motive of the hack, the integrity of the May elections will be endangered if the Comelec does not put safeguards in place.

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Malawakang Internal Cleansing sa Gobyerno, Planong Gawin ni Lacson sa Kanyang Unang 100 Araw

Mas maayos na serbisyo publiko mula sa gobyerno – sa pamamagitan ng malawakang internal cleansing sa hanay nito – ang isa sa mga prayoridad ni Senador Ping Lacson sa kanyang unang 100 araw sa pamumuno sakaling mahalal na Pangulo sa Mayo 2022.

Ito ang siniguro ni Lacson na tumatayong standard-bearer ng Partido Reporma. Aniya, ang naturang paglilinis sa hanay ng gobyerno ay dadaan sa kamay ng batas.

“Ang massive internal cleansing, hindi ito indiscriminate. Base ito sa ebidensya na kung saan may mga kawani ng gobyerno na sa halip na tumulong, nakakaperwisyo pa sa pamamagitan ng katiwalian,” ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa DZRH nitong Sabado.

Related: Lacson: Massive Govt Internal Cleansing to Enhance, Not Disrupt, Public Service
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Lacson: Massive Govt Internal Cleansing to Enhance, Not Disrupt, Public Service

Enhanced, not disrupted. This will be the state of public services rendered by the government following a massive internal cleansing in the first 100 days of a Lacson Presidency.

This assurance came from Partido Reporma standard-bearer Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson, who stressed Saturday that the cleansing will be evidence-based and follow the rule of law.

“Ang massive internal cleansing, hindi ito indiscriminate. Base ito sa ebidensya na kung saan may mga kawani ng gobyerno na sa halip na tumulong, nakakaperwisyo pa sa pamamagitan ng katiwalian (Such a massive internal cleansing will not be indiscriminate. It will be based on evidence against public servants who engage in corruption and other wrongdoing instead of helping their fellow Filipinos),” Lacson said in an interview on DZRH on Saturday.

Related: Malawakang Internal Cleansing sa Gobyerno, Planong Gawin ni Lacson sa Kanyang Unang 100 Araw
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Lacson: Presidency is All About Service, Not Power

The presidency is all about service, not power.

On this note, Partido Reporma chairman and standard-bearer Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson stressed that the nation’s leader must see himself as the people’s ultimate servant.

“We should all see Malacañang as the seat of public service instead of the seat of power. The people may not be its occupant’s masters but definitely he is their servant,” he said on his Twitter account.

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Lacson Physically Fit for Rigors of Presidency

Competence, experience, and track record – as well as the physical fitness and integrity for the rigors of the job.

These are the main traits that qualify Partido Reporma standard-bearer Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson to be the nation’s next leader.

“Kung pag-uusapan ang competence, experience and track record, ako na yun (If we talk of competence, experience and track record, I’m the one),” Lacson said Monday on “Ikaw na Ba? The Presidential Interviews on DZBB,” when asked if he should be the next President.

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Peace Talks with Rebels to Continue under Lacson Presidency

Peace talks with communist rebels – combined with the development of areas cleared of the New People’s Army’s presence – will continue under a Lacson presidency.

This was made clear Monday by Partido Reporma chairman and standard-bearer Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson as he said that at the end of the day, the rebels are also Filipinos.

“Unang una, tuloy-tuloy ang peace talks. Huwag natin kalimutan na kababayan natin yan (First, we will continue the peace talks. Let’s not forget that they are also Filipinos),” Lacson said on “Ikaw na Ba? The Presidential Interviews on DZBB.”

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Kakalusin ang Magnanakaw! Internal Cleansing of Government to be Priority Under Lacson Presidency

A stern internal cleansing of the bureaucracy will be a priority of Senator and Partido Reporma Chairman and standard-bearer Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson, should he win the presidential election this May.

Lacson said it is time to purge the bureaucracy of public servants who betray their oath by failing to provide public service – or worse, by engaging in various forms of corruption including bribery and even extortion.

“Kakalusin dapat (We should get rid of them),” he said in an interview on DZME radio Wednesday afternoon, when asked what he would do with misfits in the government, especially those who steal.

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Lacson Welcomes NPC Probe into Alleged Comelec ‘Hack’

Senator and Partido Reporma Chairman and standard-bearer Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson welcomes the National Privacy Commission’s investigation into the alleged “hacking” and data breach at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Lacson also instructed his in-house cyber-security team to cooperate with the NPC investigation and share what leads it may have gathered.

“Mainam na sabihin nating may ibang body na nag-imbestiga… Mahalaga talagang tingnan natin ito, get to the bottom of this issue para talagang maliwanagan (It is good that the NPC is investigating this. It is critical that we get to the bottom of this issue so all of us will be enlightened),” Lacson said in an interview on DZME radio Wednesday afternoon.

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Tatlong Maling Paggamit ng Pambansang Badyet, Tutuldukan ni Lacson

“Unused,” “misused,” at “abused.” Para kay Senador Ping Lacson, ang tatlong gawain na ito ang naglalagay sa panganib sa pambansang badyet at patuloy na ninanakawan ang taumbayan ng nararapat na serbisyo ng gobyerno sa kalusugan at edukasyon. Nangako si Lacson na matutuldukan na ito sa ilalim ng kanyang panunungkulan sakaling mahalal sa pagka-Pangulo sa Mayo 2022.

Ayon kay Lacson, ang hindi maayos na implementasyon ng items sa badyet, dahil sa kakulangan ng kakayahan man o korapsyon,  ang dahilan kung kaya bilyun bilyong pondo ang nasasayang na nagamit sana sa pangkabuhayan at social services.

Naka-angkla ang pangakong ito sa kanyang krusada na “Uubusin ang Magnanakaw” at “Aayusin ang Gobyerno”.

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3 Evils Hounding Budget to End Under Lacson Presidency

“Unused,” “misused,” and “abused.” These three evils that have hounded our national budget and robbed Filipinos of basic government services such as health and education will finally be stopped under a Lacson presidency.

Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson vowed this Saturday after noting that the poor implementation of items in the budget – whether through incompetence or corruption – had wasted hundreds of billions of pesos that could have gone to livelihood and social services.

This is in line with his commitments of “Uubusin ang Magnanakaw” (getting rid of thieves) and “Aayusin ang Gobyerno” (fixing the ills of government).

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Kalusugan, Ekonomiya, Pananagutan sa Taumbayan, Prayoridad ni Ping

Kalusugan, ekonomiya at pagkakaroon ng pananagutan sa taumbayan ang magiging prayoridad ni Senador Ping Lacson sakaling siya ay mahalal bilang Pangulo sa 2022.

Para kay Lacson, bagama’t importante na masiguro ang pag-ahon ng bansa mula sa pandemya, mahalaga rin na mapanagot ang mga tiwaling opisyal sa gobyerno na nagnanakaw sa taumbayan.

“Magkasama – walang tradeoff between health and economy. Hindi mo ma-solve ang problem ng ekonomiya kung hindi mo tutugunan ang pandemya,” ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa programa ng Teleradyo na “Ikaw ang On the Spot: The Presidential Candidate’s Interview” nitong Miyerkules.

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Lacson: Health, Economy, Accountability to Top List of Priorities Under My Presidency

Health, economy, and accountability. These issues will top the list of priorities of Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson should he be elected President in 2022.

Lacson said that while ensuring the recovery of our health and economy from the pandemic is imperative, so is making sure that those who stole from public coffers are made to answer.

“Magkasama – walang tradeoff between health and economy. Hindi mo ma-solve ang problem ng ekonomiya kung hindi mo tutugunan ang pandemya (There is no tradeoff between health and the economy. You cannot solve the problems affecting the economy if you do not address the health problems caused by the pandemic),” he said in an interview on TeleRadyo’s “Ikaw ang On the Spot: The Presidential Candidate’s Interview” on Wednesday.

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3 Solusyon Laban sa Agricultural Smuggling, Minungkahi ni Ping

Full automation ng mga operasyon ng Customs, pagpapanagot sa mga empleyado na sangkot sa smuggling, at tapat na pamumuno.

Para kay Senador Ping Lacson, ito ang tatlong solusyon na makakapagpatigil sa talamak na pagpupuslit ng produktong pang agrikultura at korapsyon sa lahat ng ahensya ng gobyerno.

“First, it is time to fully automate our Customs operations just like most, if not all, of our trading partner countries. Everything, from the filing of application for accreditation all the way to payment of taxes and duties, should be done online. This will eliminate human intervention every step of the way. Tingnan ko na lang kung makapang-kurakot pa ang mga tiwaling kawani nila,” ani Lacson.

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Lacson Pushes 3-Pronged Solution to Finally Stop Agricultural Smuggling, Corruption

Full automation of Customs operations, throwing the book at erring personnel minus double standards, and leadership by example.

This is the three-pronged solution needed to finally stop the persistent problem of agricultural smuggling as well as corruption in all agencies of government, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said Wednesday.

“First, it is time to fully automate our Customs operations just like most, if not all, of our trading partner countries. Everything, from the filing of application for accreditation all the way to payment of taxes and duties, should be done online. This will eliminate human intervention every step of the way. Tingnan ko na lang kung makapang-kurakot pa ang mga tiwaling kawani nila (Let’s see if corrupt personnel can still engage in corruption),” Lacson said.

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Liderato ni Ping, Titindig Laban sa Pambu-Bully ng China sa WPS

Mas matatag na paninindigan laban sa bullying sa West Philippine Sea at pagkakaroon ng balance of power ang isa sa mga gagawing prayoridad ng administrasyong Lacson sakaling palarin na mahalal si Senador Ping Lacson sa pagka-Pangulo.

Ayon kay Lacson, bagama’t kailangang panatilihin ang ating pakikipagkalakalan sa China, hindi dapat isakripisyo ng ating bansa ang karapatan at soberenya.

“Tinuturing nating kaibigan ang China pero ang turing ba nila sa atin kaibigan? Dapat equal footing, hindi one way,” ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa Radyo 5.

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Lacson Presidency to Prioritize Tough Stance vs WPS Bullying

A tough stance against bullying in the West Philippine Sea, anchored on maintaining the balance of power in the area, will be prioritized under a Lacson presidency, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said Monday.

Lacson said that while the Philippines should maintain trade relations with countries like China, it cannot sacrifice its sovereignty and sovereign rights for this.

“Tinuturing nating kaibigan ang China pero ang turing ba nila sa atin kaibigan? Dapat equal footing, hindi one way (We treat China as a friend, but does China treat us that way? Friendship should be on equal footing, not one-way),” he said in an interview on Radyo 5.

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Ping, Pabor sa Pagkakaroon ng Negros Island Region

BACOLOD City – Pabor si Senador Ping Lacson sa pagkakaroon ng Negros Island Region kung mas makabubuti ito sa mga residente rito.

“Kung ma-improve ang lot ng buhay dito, why not? I’m always for the development of local government entities,” ani Lacson na tumatayong standard bearer ng Partido Reporma sa kanyang panayam sa RMN Bacolod (DYHB).

“Whatever it takes to uplift the lives of our people in Negros or anywhere else, why not?” dagdag ng presidential aspirant.

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Lacson Favors Creation of Negros Island Region If It Improves People’s Lot

BACOLOD City – Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson favors the creation of a Negros Island Region, especially if it will improve the lot of the residents in the provinces there.

“Kung ma-improve ang lot ng buhay dito (If it will improve the lot of the people here), why not? I’m always for the development of local government entities,” Lacson, the Partido Reporma standard bearer, said in an interview on RMN Bacolod (DYHB).

“Whatever it takes to uplift the lives of our people in Negros or anywhere else, why not?” he added.

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Ping: Digitalization Ang Sagot sa Pagpupuslit ng Asukal

BACOLOD City – Isinulong ni Senador Ping Lacson nitong Sabado ang digitalization ng mga proseso sa gobyerno para mapigilan ang pagpupuslit ng asukal at iba pang produktong pang-agrikultura.

Ayon kay Lacson, ang full automation lamang sa mga ahensya ng gobyerno ang makakalutas sa pagpupuslit ng mga produkto na siyang talamak sa industriya ng asukal sa probinsya.

“Ang kalaban ng sugar industry, simple lang – smuggling. Yan ang No. 1 na kalaban. Kasama sa program natin ang full digitalization,” giit ni Lacson sa panayam sa DYHB radio.

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Lacson Pushes Digitalization to Curb Sugar Smuggling

BACOLOD City – Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson on Saturday pushed for the digitalization of government processes to curb the smuggling of sugar and other agricultural products.

Lacson said only a full automation of processes in government agencies can address smuggling, one of the most serious plagues of the sugar industry in this province.

“Ang kalaban ng sugar industry, simple lang – smuggling. Yan ang No. 1 na kalaban. Kasama sa program natin ang full digitalization (The sugar industry’s biggest enemy is smuggling. It can be solved with full digitalization of government processes, which is part of our program),” he said in an interview with DYHB radio.

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Ping, Tiwala sa Kakayahan ni Eleazar na Maging Senador

BACOLOD City – Lubos na umaasa si Senador Ping Lacson na malaki ang magiging kontribusyon ni retired Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar kung sakaling manalo siya bilang senador sa 2022.

Sinabi ni Lacson nitong Sabado na gusto pang ipagpatuloy ni Eleazar ang kanyang pagseserbisyo sa publiko pagkatapos ng kanyang retirement bilang PNP Chief bunsod pagsapit ng kanyang ika-56 na kaarawan.

“Mukhang gusto niya. Siya na rin ang nakakaalam. Sa ngayon pagkakaalam ko gusto niya patuloy na pagsilbi sa ibang larangan,” ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa DYHB radio.

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Lacson Has High Expectations for Eleazar in Senate

BACOLOD City – Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson has high expectations for retired Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar if he wins a Senate seat in 2022.

Lacson said Saturday that Eleazar is willing to continue his public service even after his retirement as PNP chief upon reaching his 56th birthday.

“Mukhang gusto niya. Siya na rin ang nakakaalam. Sa ngayon pagkakaalam ko gusto niya patuloy na pagsilbi sa ibang larangan (He wants to continue serving the nation. As far as I know he wants to continue his public service in a different field),” he said in an interview with DYHB radio here.

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Ping: Bigyan ng Laya ang LGUs na Magpatupad ng Sariling Proyekto Alinsunod sa Mandanas Ruling

Kaakibat ng mas malaking kita sa buwis ang mas mabigat ding responsibilidad.

Ipinaglaban ni Senador Ping Lacson nitong Martes ang mas malawak na awtonomiya kasama ang sapat na pananagutan para sa lokal na pamahalaan, na inaasahang tatanggap ng mas malaking bahagi ng buwis simula 2022.

Bilang tagapagsulong ng layunin na mas palakasin ang mga LGU sa pagpapatupad ng kani-kanilang proyekto, ibinahagi ni Lacson na ito ang susi sa decentralization na hindi magbibigay ng puwang para sa mga tiwali na pagsamantalahan ang kaban.

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Lacson: LGUs Should Have Greater Autonomy, Accountability to Implement Mandanas Ruling

With greater tax revenue shares come greater accountability.

On this note, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson batted Tuesday for greater autonomy alongside greater accountability for local government units as they start getting an increased share of government tax revenues starting in 2022.

Lacson, a champion of empowering LGUs in implementing local development projects, said this is the key to true decentralization in the country while minimizing the chances of corruption in the use of the bigger revenues.

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Ping: Hindi Dapat Maging Kampante ang Gobyerno sa Kabila ng Bumababang Kaso ng Covid

Hanggang hindi nauubos ang kaso ng Covid sa bansa, hindi maaaring sabihin ng gobyerno na naging matagumpay ang pagresponde nito sa pandemya, ayon kay Senador Ping Lacson nitong Sabado.

Ayon sa senador, hindi dapat basta maging kampante ang otoridad bunsod ng pagbaba ng kaso ng Covid nitong mga nakaraang linggo.

“Masasabi nating tagumpay na tayo kung zero tayo sa cases. As long as may isa o dalawa, e libo pa tayo, di pwede sabihin, ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa DWIZ radio.

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Lacson Cautions Govt vs Complacency Amid Declining Covid Cases

Until the number of Covid cases drops to zero, the government cannot claim success in its efforts to address the threat, Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson stressed Saturday.

Lacson said the drop in Covid cases in past weeks should not lull authorities into a false sense of security.

“Masasabi nating tagumpay na tayo kung zero tayo sa cases. As long as may isa o dalawa, e libo pa tayo, di pwede sabihin (We can claim success only if we have zero cases. As long as there are new cases, even one or two, we cannot do so. And we are still having new cases by the thousands),” he said in an interview on DWIZ radio.

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Lacson-Sotto, Kinakasa na ang Mga Panukalang Solusyon sa Pandemya

Isang mahusay na estratehiya na nakatuon sa kalusugan at ekonomiya ang hinahanda ngayon nina Senador Ping Lacson at Senate President Tito Sotto bilang pagtugon sa pandemya, sakaling palarin silang manalo sa eleksyon sa Mayo 2022.

Binigyang diin ito ni Lacson nitong Martes kasabay ng kanyang panawagan na unahin ang pagbabakuna sa mas nakakararaming populasyon, dahil hindi lubos na mabubuksan ang ating ekonomiya kung hindi makakamit ang herd immunity.

“Dalawa ang napakalaking problema sa pandemic: Health at economy. Vaccination ang Number 1 solution dahil nakita natin sa ibang bansa pag mataas ang vaccination rate nakabukas sila ng ekonomiya. Yan dapat pag-ukulan natin ng pansin,” ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam nitong umaga sa DZRH.

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Lacson-Sotto Tandem Readies Two-Pronged Solution to Deal With Pandemic

A two-pronged strategy centering on health and the economy will highlight the response of Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson and Senate President Vicente “Tito” C. Sotto III to the Covid pandemic and its lingering effects, should they win in the May 2022 general elections.

Lacson said this on Tuesday even as he stressed vaccination will be the first step to all these, as the efforts to reopen our economy cannot take place without achieving herd immunity first.

“Dalawa ang napakalaking problema sa pandemic: Health at economy. Vaccination ang Number 1 solution dahil nakita natin sa ibang bansa pag mataas ang vaccination rate nakapagbukas sila ng ekonomiya. Yan dapat pag-ukulan natin ng pansin (The pandemic has brought two big problems, to our health and our economy. Vaccination is the Number One solution because in other countries, economies will reopen if the vaccination rate is high. So that is what we need to focus on),” he said in an interview on DZRH radio.

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Ping, Isinusulong ang Emergency Employment, Local Food Terminals Para Matugunan ang Kawalan ng Trabaho

Kailangang gawing prayoridad ng gobyerno ang pagkakaroon ng emergency employment program at mga food terminal sa bawa’t rehyon para matugunan ang kawalan ng trabaho, ani Senador Panfilo “Ping” Lacson nitong Sabado.

Ayon kay Lacson, kasama ito sa mga adjustment na kailangang gawin ng gobyerno para makabangon sa epekto ng pandemya sa ating ekonomiya at kalusugan – habang patuloy itong sumisikap para ma-kontrol ang Covid at masugpo ang korapsyon.

“Kung interim, sa emergency employment, government internship. Or sa mga mas mataas ang qualification, pwedeng kausapin ang private sector na tanggapin sa internship program nila. Gamitin na ring opportunity sa pag-harness ng kanilang skills,” ani Lacson sa kanyang panayam sa DZRH.

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Lacson Pushes Emergency Employment, Local Food Terminals to Help Address Joblessness

The government should prioritize setting up an emergency employment program and food terminals in each region to address the problem of joblessness, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Saturday.

Lacson said these are among the interim adjustments that the government must make to cope with the effects of the pandemic on our health and economy – while continuing to focus on controlling Covid and curbing corruption.

“Kung interim, sa emergency employment, government internship. Or sa mga mas mataas ang qualification, pwedeng kausapin ang private sector na tanggapin sa internship program nila. Gamitin na ring opportunity sa pag-harness ng kanilang skills (In the interim, we can have an emergency employment program where graduates and undergraduates undergo internship in government offices. The government can also tap the private sector to take graduates and undergraduates with higher qualifications. This will also give the public and private agencies the opportunities to harness the graduates and undergraduates’ skills),” he said in an interview on DZRH radio.

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Ping, Isiniwalat ang Pagbabalik ng Kotong sa Kabila ng Pandemya

Pera noon, paninda ngayon: Sa ganitong paraan bumalik ang kotong sa kabila ng pandemya kung saan nagbibigay pa ng listahan ang mga tiwaling pulis sa mga nagtitinda sa Divisoria kung ano ang mga bagay na gusto nilang tirahin.

Ito ang isinawalat ni Senador Ping Lacson nitong Sabado, kung saan ibinahagi niya ang laman kanyang pakikipagusap sa mga tindero at tindera sa Divisoria.

“Ngayon daw iba na. Ang pulis, for some reason, may listahan na bawa’t pondohan sa lugar na pinagtitindahan. Listahan na binibigay. Ito dapat inyong ibigay, gulay, prutas, paninda. Balik na naman tayo. Day-to-day corruption,” ani Lacson, na bumuwag sa kultura ng kotong sa Philippine National Police noong pinamunuan niya ito mula 1999 to 2001, sa kanyang panayam sa DZRH.

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Lacson Bares Return of ‘Kotong’ Amid Pandemic

From cash to a cut of one’s fruits and vegetables: This is how “kotong” has evolved amid the pandemic, with corrupt policemen now giving vendors in Divisoria a list of items they should fork over.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson disclosed this on Saturday, citing a conversation he had with vendors selling wares in Manila’s Divisoria commercial district.

“Ngayon daw iba na. Ang pulis, for some reason, may listahan na bawa’t pondohan sa lugar na pinagtitindahan. Listahan na binibigay. Ito dapat inyong ibigay, gulay, prutas, paninda. Balik na naman tayo. Day-to-day corruption (Kotong is back but in a different form. For some reason, police now present vendors with a list of items they should give them, such as a cut of the fruits, vegetables or whatever they are sending),” Lacson, who had eradicated the kotong culture in the Philippine National Police when he headed it from 1999 to 2001, said in an interview on DZRH radio.

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‘Entrapment’ at Matinding Pagdidisplina Para sa Mga Korap, Asahan sa Ilalim ng Lideratong Lacson-Sotto

Kakaibang uri ng pagdidisiplina sa mga korap na miyembro ng Gabinete ang mararanasan sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Senador Ping Lacson at Senate President Tito Sotto sakaling manalo sila sa pagka-Presidente at pagka-Bise Presidente sa darating na halalan.

“If we become President and Vice President of this country, Filipinos may yet witness the spectacle of a Cabinet member turned rogue being arrested for extortion. This is the kind of discipline that the Lacson-Sotto leadership intends to instill in government officials,” ani Lacson sa kanyang Twitter post nitong Martes.

“It’s about time na ang example ay manggaling sa kataas-taasan. Hindi pwedeng ang sinisibak lamang ay yung maliit at hindi sumusunod kasi nakikita sa taas namamayagpag,” dagdag pa ng senador sa kanyang panayam sa Radyo 5.

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Entrapment, Tight Discipline Await Corrupt Cabinet Members Under Lacson-Sotto Leadership

A different brand of discipline awaits rogue Cabinet officials who dare to extort or engage in other illegal activities under the leadership of Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson and Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III as President and Vice President should they win in next year’s polls.

“If we become President and Vice President of this country, Filipinos may yet witness the spectacle of a Cabinet member turned rogue being arrested for extortion. This is the kind of discipline that the Lacson-Sotto leadership intends to instill in government officials,” Lacson said on his Twitter account Tuesday.

“It’s about time na ang example ay manggaling sa kataas-taasan. Hindi pwedeng ang sinisibak lamang ay yung maliit at hindi sumusunod kasi nakikita sa taas namamayagpag (It’s about time we make example of higher-ranking officials. We cannot fire the small fry just to let the big fish continue to extort),” he added in an interview on Radyo 5.

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Paghukay sa Nakatago Pang Detalye ng Overpriced Medical Supplies, Suportado ni Ping

Muling inahayag ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang kanyang taimtim na suporta sa pagpapatuloy ng imbestigasyon ng Senado sa mga iregularidad sa pagbili ng pamahalaan ng medical supplies para matugunan ang problema ng pandemya ng COVID-19.

Inaasahan din ng mambabatas na hindi sapat ang isang pagdinig na lamang ng Senado sa nabanggit na kontrobersiya, bunga na rin ng mga detalye na kanila pang nabubungkal na may kinalaman sa mga transaksyon.

Nilinaw ni Lacson na hindi ang Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte o ibang personalidad ang puntirya ng imbestigasyon, kundi ang malaman ang buong detalye sa likod ng pagkakalipat ng P42 bilyon ng Department of Health (DOH) patungo sa Department of Budget and Management Procurement Service (PS-DBM).

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Lacson Throws Full Support Behind Continued Probe into Overpriced Medical Supplies

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Saturday reaffirmed his full support behind the Senate continuing its investigation into irregularities in the government’s procurement of medical supplies to address the COVID-19 pandemic – even as he expects one hearing is not enough to complete the probe.

Lacson said the investigation is not targeting President Rodrigo Duterte or any other personality, but aims to get to the bottom of the corruption hounding the P42-billion transfer of funds from the Department of Health to the Department of Budget and Management Procurement Service.

Ang concern namin ay ang issues na lumalabas. Kaya sabi ko basta tungkol sa inquiry, sinusuportahan namin nang lubos ang chairman ng Blue Ribbon Committee (Our concern revolves around the issue of corruption. That is why I said that as far as the inquiry looking into irregularities, we support the chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee),” he said in an interview on DWIZ radio.

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Tanong ni Ping: Halos P12B Kontrata ng Medical Supplies, Paano Nasungkit ng Pharmally?

Paano nangyaring ang Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp., na may kapital na lagpas lang ng bahagya sa P600,000, ay nakopo ang halos P12 bilyong kontrata sa pamahalaan para sa medical supplies sa pagtugon sa pandemya ng Covid-19?

Ito ang nagtatakang tanong ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa pagpapatuloy ng pagdinig ng Senate Blue Ribbon Committee sa nabanggit na kontrobersya, na pumutok matapos lumabas ang ulat ng Commission on Audit (COA).

Ayon kay Lacson, ang nabanggit na halaga ay bahagi ng P42 bilyon na na inilipat ng Department of Health (DOH) sa Department of Budget and Management Procurement Service (PS-DBM) para ibili ng mga kagamitan sa pagtugon sa Covid-19.

Dahil dito, inatasan ng mambabatas si Pharmally chairman Huang Tzu Yen at director na si Linconn Ong na isumite sa komite ang official records na nagsasaad ng mga kontratang nakuha ng kumpanya pati na rin ang mga kaakibat na halaga.

“Just make sure you base your figures on official records,” paalala ni Lacson, matapos na isiwalat ni Ong na batay sa kanilang “records” ay nakakuha ang Pharmally ng P11 bilyon.

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Lacson: How Did Pharmally Corner Almost P12B in Contracts for Medical Supplies?

Despite starting up with a little over P600,000, how did Pharmally Pharmaceuticals Corp. corner nearly P12 billion in contracts from the government for medical supplies to address the COVID-19 pandemic?

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson asked this Monday as he noted the amount is a huge chunk of the P42 billion that the Department of Health transferred to the Department of Budget and Management’s Procurement Service (PS-DBM) to procure the items.

He told Pharmally chairman Huang Tzu Yen and director Linconn Ong to submit to the committee official records showing how many contracts Pharmally bagged, and how much were involved.

“Just make sure you base your figures on official records,” he said, even as Ong cited “records” showing Pharmally may have gotten some P11 billion.

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Ping: PS-DBM, Tumbok sa Malawakang Korapsyon sa Pondo ng Pandemya

Nasesentro sa Department of Budget and Management Procurement Service (PS-DBM) ang malawakang pananamantala sa pondong pantugon sa COVID-19 pandemic na kinasasangkutan ng ilang grupo at personalidad.

Ito ang nakikitang dahilan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson para mas laliman pa ng Senate Blue Ribbon Committee ang ginagawa nitong imbestigasyon sa mga iregularidad ng Department of Health (DOH) at bigyan ng ibayong atensiyon ang papel na ginampanan ng PS-DBM.

“Maliwanag naman may tinutumbok tayo rito na large-scale corruption. What makes it worse, sa gitna ng pandemya, may kumikita,” banggit ni Lacson sa panayam ng DWIZ radio.

“At ang perang ito galing sa utang. Di ba magagalit ka?” dismayadong banggit pa ng mambabatas.

“Hindi natin dapat ito tatantanan!” diin ni Lacson.

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Lacson: Plot Thickens on PS-DBM Role in Large-Scale Corruption amid Pandemic

The plot thickens on the large-scale corruption by some parties exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic – and the Department of Budget and Management Procurement Service (PS-DBM) is turning out to be a major player.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson thus stressed Saturday the need for the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to dig deeper on the role of the PS-DBM as it continues to investigate irregularities at the Department of Health (DOH).

Maliwanag naman may tinutumbok tayo rito na large-scale corruption. What makes it worse, sa gitna ng pandemya, may kumikita (It is clear that we are looking at large-scale corruption here. What makes it worse is that this is happening with some unscrupulous parties making gains for themselves right in the middle of a pandemic),” Lacson said in an interview on DWIZ radio.

At ang perang ito galing sa utang. Di ba magagalit ka (Making matters even worse is that the money involved came from loans. Shouldn’t we taxpayers get angry over this)?” he added.

Hindi natin dapat ito tatantanan (We should continue to pursue this to its logical conclusion)!” Lacson stressed.

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State Auditors, Sinaluduhan ni Ping vs Korapsyon

Personal na sinaluduhan at hinangaan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang mga auditor ng gobyerno sa pagiging listo at maagap ng mga ito sa pagsuri sa kahina-hinalang transaksiyon sa ilang ahensiya na posibleng mauwi sa korapsiyon.

Ayon kay Lacson, kung walang Commission on Audit (COA) na nag-uulat, malayang-malaya ang mga tiwaling opisyal sa pag-abuso at paglustay sa limitado nang pondo mula sa kaban ng bayan.

“Imagine a country without state auditors… kanya kanyang kupit, kanya kanyang kurakot,” banggit ni Lacson sa pamamagitan ng Twitter.

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Lacson Salutes State Auditors for Flagging Potential Corruption

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Thursday saluted state auditors for heading off corruption by flagging irregular transactions by various government agencies.

Lacson said that without the Commission on Audit (COA)’s reporting, corrupt officials would have had free rein to misuse and abuse already-limited resources.

“Imagine a country without state auditors… kanya kanyang kupit, kanya kanyang kurakot,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account.

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Ping Nabahala sa Pagkumpirma ng PNP Chief sa ‘Data-Gathering’

Nakakabahala.

Ito ang naging paglalarawan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa pag-amin ni Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Guillermo Eleazar sa nagaganap na data-gathering activities sa ilang mga barangay sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa.

Bagama’t una na ito pinabulaanan ng PNP, tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang nabanggit na aktibidad, batay sa huling impormasyong nakakarating kay Lacson na namuno sa ahensiya mula 1999 hanggang 2001.

“The Chief PNP’s admission that such data-gathering activities are going on (and still going on, as per latest information received) is alarming. Being their former chief, I cannot allow the PNP to engage in partisan politics and be ‘bastardized’, worse – using public funds,” banggit ni Lacson sa kanyang Twitter account.

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Lacson Alarmed over PNP Chief’s Admission of ‘Data-Gathering’ Activities

Alarming.

This was how Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson described on Tuesday the admission by Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar that there are “data-gathering” activities in several barangays nationwide.

Citing the latest information reaching him, Lacson – who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001 – also said such activities are still ongoing, amid the PNP’s initial denial.

“The Chief PNP’s admission that such data-gathering activities are going on (and still going on, as per latest information received) is alarming. Being their former chief, I cannot allow the PNP to engage in partisan politics and be ‘bastardized’, worse – using public funds,” Lacson said on his Twitter account.

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