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Ping: P71k Na ang Utang ng Bawa’t Pinoy sa Year of the Pig, Lumobo Dahil sa Pork!

Dirty pink pig, Moorea, French Polynesia

Mga nakikinabang lang sa pork barrel ang magiging masaya at mataba sa pagpasok ng taong 2019, na tinaguriang Year of the Pig.

Ito ang nilalaman ng mensahe ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa kanyang Twitter account, matapos unang ibunyag na umaabot na sa P71,000 ang utang ng bawa’t Pinoy.

“2019: Year of the Earth Pig. Brace yourselves for more pork,” saad ni Lacson sa kanyang Twitter post.

Related: Lacson: Filipinos P71,000 in Debt as They Face the Year of the Earth Pig
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Lacson: Filipinos P71,000 in Debt as They Face the Year of the Earth Pig

Dirty pink pig, Moorea, French Polynesia

The coming year may be a happy one only for those who continue to benefit from the pork barrel system – and a burdensome one for the rest of the Filipinos.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said every Filipino, even those born just now, is already saddled with a whopping P71,000 debt, no thanks largely to the corrupt pork barrel system.

“2019: Year of the Earth Pig. Brace yourselves for more pork,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account.

Related: Ping: P71k Na ang Utang ng Bawa’t Pinoy sa Year of the Pig, Lumobo Dahil sa Pork!
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Interview on DZBB | Dec. 9, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘pork’ in the 2019 budget
– acquittal of former Sen. Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr.
– possible extension of martial law in Mindanao

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#PingTweets: On the acquittal of former Sen. Bong Revilla

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Ping: Sobra-sobrang alokasyon dahil sa ‘pagkagalante,’ isauli

FY 2019 Budget Plenary 05 December 2018-24

Burahin o isauli kapag sobra-sobra na.

Ito ang mensaheng ipinaabot ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa mga kongresista ng mga distritong napaglaanan ng tinatayang P4.3 bilyong halaga ng farm-to-market roads mula sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) sa susunod na taon.

“Since Majority Leader Andaya claims that the huge earmarks for his and (Speaker Gloria) Arroyo’s districts are a case of ‘misplaced gesture of generosity,’ maybe they can display a ‘genuine gesture of good faith’ by deleting or reducing those humongous allocations,” pahayag ni Lacson sa kanyang Twitter account.

Related: Lacson: Declining ‘Pork’ is the Answer to ‘Misplaced Generosity’
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Lacson: Declining ‘Pork’ is the Answer to ‘Misplaced Generosity’

FY 2019 Budget Plenary 05 December 2018-24

If the “pork” in Pampanga and Camarines Sur worth some P4.3 billion stemmed from a “misplaced gesture of generosity,” the beneficiaries can show good faith by declining such amounts, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said.

Lacson issued the advice after House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. said the allocations were a show of “misplaced generosity” to public works regional directors seeking funding for road and flood control projects.

“Since Majority Leader Andaya claims that the huge earmarks for his and (Speaker Gloria) Arroyo’s districts are a case of ‘misplaced gesture of generosity,’ maybe they can display a ‘genuine gesture of good faith’ by deleting or reducing those humongous allocations,” Lacson said on his Twitter account.

Related: Ping: Sobra-sobrang alokasyon dahil sa ‘pagkagalante,’ isauli
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Pondong kinaltas sa TESDA, ibabalik

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Hindi sinasadya ang nangyaring mababang antas ng paggasta ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) sa kasalukuyang taon kung kaya’t kailangang ibalik ang tinapyas na pondo ng ahensiya para sa susunod na taon.

Ito ang naging paliwanag ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa kanyang hakbangin na ibalik sa ahensiya ang tinapyas na tinatayang P4.861 bilyon dahil umano sa nabanggit na pangyayari.

Sa pagsasalita sa plenaryo ng Senado sa budget deliberations ng TESDA, ipinaliwanag ni Lacson kung ano ang dahilan ng mababang paggastos ng ahensiya sa kasalukuyang taon.

“In 2018 they received the budget from the Commission on Higher Education in September. So there was little time to obligate. That is the reason why they have a very low obligation rate in 2018, only 58 percent,” paliwanag ni Lacson.

Related: Lacson Seeks Restoration of P4.8B in TESDA’s 2019 Budget
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Lacson Seeks Restoration of P4.8B in TESDA’s 2019 Budget

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Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Thursday sought the restoration of some P4.8 billion to the budget of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), so it can fulfill its functions for the coming year.

Lacson said that while TESDA’s budget was slashed from P14.676 billion to P9.815 billion supposedly due to its low obligation rate, this was not its fault.

“In 2018 they received the budget from the Commission on Higher Education in September. So there was little time to obligate. That is the reason why they have a very low obligation rate in 2018, only 58 percent,” he said at the budget deliberations for the TESDA.

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Sen. Lacson seeks restoration of P4.8B in TESDA’s budget for 2019

During the interpellation of the 2019 national budget at the Senate, Sen. Lacson sought the restoration of P4.8 billion in the budget of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority for 2019.

Interpellation of the 2019 national budget: Possible ‘pork’ in ALGU fund

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In his continuing interpellation of the 2019 budget’s general principles, Sen. Lacson questioned the possible pork in the Assistance to LGUs Fund.

Related: At a Glance: ‘Pork’ in the Assistance to LGUs (ALGU) Fund
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