Category: Sponsorship Speeches

Sponsorship Speech for Ambassadors Sulpicio Confiado and Akmad Sakkam

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Mr. Chairman… this Representation, as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided over a public hearing yesterday morning to deliberate on the nominations of two Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Related: More photos at the CA’s confirmation hearings

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Sponsorship Speech for Manuel Antonio Teehankee as PH Representative to the WTO

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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 ATTY.  MANUEL ANTONIO JAVIER TEEHANKEE as Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

This committee, after deliberating on his qualifications and fitness during the said public hearing, determined that he is fit and qualified to be in the post where he has been nominated, and therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary his nomination for the consent of this body.

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Sponsorship Speech for the Philippine Identification System (National ID) Bill

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To reward, not to punish; to make life easy, not difficult.

Mr. President, distinguished members of this august chamber, I have the honor to report on the floor Senate Bill No. 1738, entitled “An Act Establishing the Philippine Identification System,” as embodied in Committee Report No. 277.

Related:
At a Glance: The Philippine ID System (National ID)
Ping: Isang ID lang para mabilis ang transaksiyon
Lacson seeks easier transactions, better fight vs crime with National ID bill

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Confirmation Hearing for Senior AFP Officers

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At the Commission on Appointments’ plenary session, Sen. Lacson delivered co-sponsorship speeches for the confirmation of Sen. Lorna Regina Legarda (PAF reserve colonel) and Rep. Roy Loyola (PA reserve colonel).

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Sponsorship Speech for New PH Ambassadors and Foreign Service Officer

The CA Committee on Foreign Affairs, chaired by Sen. Lacson, took up the appointments of:
Grace Relucio Princesa: Ambassador to Holy See with concurrent jurisdiction over Malta
Frank Revil Cimafranca: Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic with concurrent jurisdiction over Cyprus
Marichu Barredo Mauro: Ambassador to Brazil with concurrent jurisdiction over Colombia, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela
Hjayceelyn Mancenido Quintana: Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates
Linglingay Fonacier Lacanlale: Ambassador to Argentina, with concurrent jurisdiction over Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay
Cesar Lee Hiong Wee: Ambassador to Indonesia
Ombra Jainal: Ambassador to the Czech Republic
Rowena F. Mutia: Foreign Service Officer, Class IV

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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 nominations of nine Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs – four of whom are Career Officers of the Department while the other five are political nominees – and one Foreign Service Officer.

Your Committee, after deliberating on their qualifications and fitness during the said public hearing, determined that they are fit and qualified to be in the posts where they are nominated and therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary their nominations for the consent of this body.

To this end, it is my honor and privilege to recommend that the Commission give its consent to the nominations of the following DFA Senior Officers, namely:

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Sponsorship Speech: Committee Report on the Fatal Hazing of Horacio ‘Atio’ Castillo III, and SB 1662 (Anti-Hazing Law of 2018)

Mr. President, sometime in September 2017, Horacio “Atio” Castillo III was offered the promise of mutual support and brotherhood by the Aegis Juris Fraternity not only during his tenure as a law student at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil law, but also during the Bar review and even in his future practice of the legal profession.

Apart from the guarantees made known to him, Atio decided to join the fraternity with a specific goal in mind, to discover his real purpose in life. Little did he know that his search for purpose would cost him his own life.

Related:
At a Glance: Findings and Recommendations on the fatal hazing of Horacio Castillo III
Read: Committee Report 232, Findings/Recommendations on the hazing death of Atio Castillo
Read: Senate Bill 1662, strengthening the Anti-Hazing Law

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Sponsorship Speech for 4 Ambassadors at the Commission on Appointments

The CA’s foreign affairs committee chaired by Sen. Lacson deliberated on the nominations of four ambassadors:
Jocelyn S. Batoon-Garcia: Ambassador to Norway with jurisdiction over Iceland, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.
Denis Yap Lepatan: Ambassador to Switzerland with jurisdiction over Liechtenstein.
Eduardo Jose Atienza de Vega: Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg, Commission of the European Communities and the Council of the European Union.
Demetrio Remedios Tuason: Ambassador to the United Mexican States, with jurisdiction over Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, and Cuba.

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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 nominations of four Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, three of whom are career officers of the Department while one is a political nominee. Your committee, after deliberating on their qualifications and fitness during the public hearing, determined that they are fit and qualified to be in their posts where they are nominated and therefore ruled to recommend to the plenary their appointments for the consent of the body.

It is therefore my honor and privilege to recommend that the Commission give its consent to the nomination of the following DFA Senior Officers, namely:

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Sponsorship Speech: Relocation of the Senate of the Philippines

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Mr. President, distinguished colleagues in this Upper Chamber of the 17th Congress, I have the distinct honor and privilege to report on the Senate floor PS Resolution 293 entitled “RESOLUTION CREATING AN AD HOC COMMITTEE TASKED TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW SENATE BUILDING AND RELOCATION OF THE SENATE THERETO,” filed by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian.

Related: At a Glance: The process of the Senate’s relocation

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Sen. Lacson Sponsors the 2018 Budgets of the CHR and OPAPP

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Sponsorship Speech for Ambassadors Maria Cleofe Rayos Natividad and Joseph del Mar Yap

Mr. Chairman, this Representation, as Chairman of your Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided a public hearing this morning to deliberate on the nominations of two Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, and thereafter ruled to recommend to the plenary their nominations for the consent of the body.

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