Category: Statements

Interview on DZBB: Senate Hearing on Chinese Incursions, Revisiting Anti-Graft Laws | Aug. 20, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Senate hearing into Chinese ships’ incursions
– revisiting anti-graft laws

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Ping: Mas Mainam Mag-Donate sa Ahensiya, β€˜wag nang Magregalo sa Tao

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Mas mainam magpakita ng pasasalamat sa tulong na ibinahagi ng tauhan ng pamahalaan kung sa halip na personal na regalo ay magbigay ng opisyal na donasyon sa ahensiyang kanilang pinagtatrabahuan.

Ito ang suhestiyon ni Senador Panfilo Lacson bilang pangunang hakbang para suriin at pinuhin sa mga batas laban sa katiwalian.

“Our laws should take into account Filipino values such as ‘utang na loob,’ as there are Filipinos who may be offended if their gesture of gratitude is declined,” pahayag ni Lacson.

Klinaro ni Lacson na dapat maging malinaw ang mga nilalaman ng batas laban katiwalian ang pagkonsidera sa kulturang kinasanayan na ng mga Pinoy kagaya ng utang na loob kung saan nagbibigay sila ng regalo sa mga nakatulong sa kanila.

“To be clear: Revisiting the law is not about providing excuses for accepting ‘gifts.’ This is about making our laws implementable and more attuned to our Filipino values. What good is a law if it cannot be implemented properly?” dagdag pa ng mambabatas.

Related: Lacson: Time to Revisit, Make Anti-Graft Laws More Implementable
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Lacson: Time to Revisit, Make Anti-Graft Laws More Implementable

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Instead of giving public servants gifts that may be perceived as valuable in appreciation for a job well done, why not make an official donation to the institution they work for?

This could be one of the ways our present anti-graft laws could be revisited or refined so they are more attuned to Filipino culture, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said.

“Our laws should take into account Filipino values such as ‘utang na loob,’ as there are Filipinos who may be offended if their gesture of gratitude is declined,” Lacson said.

“To be clear: Revisiting the law is not about providing excuses for accepting ‘gifts.’ This is about making our laws implementable and more attuned to our Filipino values. What good is a law if it cannot be implemented properly?” he added.

Related: Ping: Mas Mainam Mag-Donate sa Ahensiya, β€˜wag nang Magregalo sa Tao
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From Chinese Embassy Defense Counsel to Spokesman?

Sec. Panelo: “Ambassador Zhao sent me a text. He said, ‘What if we also think that your overseas workers are also spying on us. What can you say about that?'” … PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON OR CHINESE EMBASSY SPOKESMAN?

Has the presidential spokesman switched from Chinese embassy defense counsel to spokesman?

What I was pointing out in my tweet is not on the issue of whether or not there is logic in the Chinese ambassador’s statement.

The thing is, the Chinese embassy has its own spokesman who should speak on their behalf because that’s his job. Why would the country’s presidential spokesperson whose salary and other miscellaneous expenses are being paid out of our taxes take on the embassy spokesman’s job?

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Interview on DZBB: Europe Trip, Reward for Questionable PhilHealth Action? | Aug. 18, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson questioned the trip to Europe of at least one PhilHealth official following the PhilHealth board’s reversal of a decision of the Court of Appeals. Sen. Lacson also answered questions on:
– special audit needed for PhilHealth
– PhilHealth ‘mafia’
– conflict of interest involving DOH Sec Duque and kin

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Interview on DZBB: PhilHealth Mafia, Revisiting Anti-Graft Laws | Aug. 15, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– PhilHealth mafia and related irregularities
– revisiting existing anti-graft laws

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#PingSays: On Proposals to Restore the Anti-Subversion Law | Aug. 13, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on reported proposals to revive the Anti-Subversion Law; as well as on the proposed Anti-Terror Law.

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#PingSays: Divorce Bill; PRRD Meeting with Chinese President Xi; 2020 Budget; Mayor Isko | Aug. 6, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– divorce bill in Congress
– President Duterte to bring up Hague arbitral ruling with Chinese President Xi Jinping
– Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s ‘recommendations’ vs non-performing local officials, cops
– corruption at the DOH and PhilHealth
– 2020 budget and guarding against ‘pork’

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Interview on DWIZ: On Arming Firefighters vs Enemies of the State | Aug. 3, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– arming BFP firefighters to fight enemies of the state
– President Duterte’s ‘reply’ to Sen. Gordon’s statement
– irregularities and corruption at PCSO, DOH, PhilHealth
– Pastor Quiboloy’s reported comments
– allowing Sen. de Lima to take part in legislative work via teleconferencing

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Kapihan sa Senado forum | Aug. 1, 2019

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– dealing with China’s recent actions in the West Philippine Sea
– ‘conflict of interest’ at the DOH involving Sec. Duque, kin; corruption at PhilHealth
– proposals to scrap STL amid corruption row at PCSO
– ‘militarization’ of government with appointment of retired military/police officials

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