In interviews on DZRH and DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– need for strong political will by PRRD to veto pork
– continued blatant violations of the SC ruling vs pork in 2020 budget
– moves to counter pork and other ‘insertions’
– investigation of issues on the 2019 SEA Games organizers
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It is at best, half of the story.
Being bicameral, without the Senate agreeing to amending the Charter via a constituent assembly, no amount of determined efforts by the House members will bring to reality new provisions of the 1987 Constitution, whether economic or political.
In interviews on DZBB and with Senate media, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Pork in the 2020 budget
– Possible Senate probe of issues involving SEA Games organizing committee
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Bad habits are indeed hard to break.
One reason why I did not attend the signing of the bicam report: Last night after our session, my office received from the House of Representatives through the Senate Legislative Budget Research and Monitoring Office (LBRMO) one USB drive containing two files, the “Source” File and the “List” File.
Our preliminary scrutiny of the last-minute insertions made by the House would indicate that the Source File is the list of 1,253 budget items worth P83.219B that was apparently used as the congressmen’s ‘source’ of their ‘list’ of 742 projects worth P16.345B that were inserted in the bicam report that was signed by both panels this morning.
Continue reading “On the Bicameral Report on the 2020 Budget”
Walang katulad na katapangan at di-matatawarang kabayanihan.
Ang mga katagang ito ang pangunahing nilalaman ng pagsasampa ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ng resolusyon sa Senado na naglalayong kilalanin ang di-matatawarang pagganap ni Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno sa tungkulin bilang alagad ng batas.
Si Magno ay ang pulis na nagligtas sa mga inosenteng buhay sa isang paaaralan sa Misamis Oriental sa pamamagitan ng pagtakip gamit ang sariling katawan sa isang granadang itinapon doon.
“Whereas, this selfless act of Police Master Sergeant Jason Magno should be emulated and recognized not only by the Philippine National Police but by the entire country,” saad ni Lacson, na namuno sa Philippine National Police noong 1999 hanggang 2001, sa Senate Resolution 229 na isinampa niya nitong Lunes.
Related: Dapat Tularan! Lacson Resolution Exalts Hero Cop Jason Magno’s Selflessness
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The selflessness showed by the late Police Senior Master Sergeant Jason Magno, who shielded with his own body a grenade in order to save innocent lives in Misamis Oriental, should be emulated not only by the Philippine National Police but by the entire country.
On this note, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson commended and exalted Magno for showing “extraordinary bravery, heroism and instinct” to fulfill his sworn duty “To Serve and Protect,” even at the cost of his own life.
“Whereas, this selfless act of Police Master Sergeant Jason Magno should be emulated and recognized not only by the Philippine National Police but by the entire country,” Lacson, who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001, said in Senate Resolution 229, which was filed on Monday.
Related: Ping: ‘Di Matatawaran ang Kabayanihan ni Magno
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Representatives of the Senate and House met to discuss the passage of the P4.1-trillion 2020 budget. At the meeting, Sen. Lacson manifested for transparency, where the Senate and House will submit to each other the new amendments not yet included in their respective versions.
Sen. Lacson also said he expects the smooth and early passage of the 2020 budget bill, provided there is no move to introduce post-ratification amendments like in the 2019 budget. He also answered questions on issues regarding the SEA Games hosting, and the selection of a new PNP chief.
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Huwag lang matabunan sa bicameral conference committee, mailalabas na sa darating na taon ang umento sa mga government nurses.
Ito ay makaraang naipasok sa Senate version ng P4.1-trilyong 2020 national budget ang ipinaglaban ni Senador Panfilo Lacson na alokasyon para rito.
Sa ilalim ng probisyon sa Senate version ng pambansang badyet na “Increasing the Salary Grade of Government Nurses,” magiging Salary Grade 15 (P30,531) ang buwanang base pay ng government nurses, sang-ayon sa utos ng Korte Suprema.
“The implementation of the salary adjustment shall take effect when the decision of the Supreme Court had become final and executory, but not earlier than the start of Fiscal Year 2020,” saad sa probisyon.
Related: Lacson Move to Raise Gov’t Nurses’ Wages Adopted in Proposed 2020 Budget
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Government nurses’ hope for a much-needed wage increase is one step closer to reality, after the Senate adopted one of Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson’s proposed amendments to the P4.1-trillion national budget bill.
The Senate version of the national budget bill now includes a special provision proposed by Lacson – one of the vice chairpersons of the Senate contingent to the bicameral conference committee tackling the budget bill – to increase the salary grade of government nurses.
Under the new special provision, “Increasing the Salary Grade of Government Nurses,” the base pay of government nurses shall be Salary Grade 15 (P30,531 a month), in compliance with the Supreme Court’s decision (G.R. 215746).
Related: Umento Para sa Gov’t Nurses na Isinulong ni Ping, Pasok sa Senate Version ng 2020 Budget
Continue reading “Lacson Move to Raise Gov’t Nurses’ Wages Adopted in Proposed 2020 Budget”
In an interview on ANC, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– House leaders’ claims that Senate to blame for early hosting woes for SEA Games
– pork in the 2020 budget
– reported proposal to vote for President and VP in tandem
– advice to VP Robredo after her removal as ICAD co-chair
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Continue reading “Interview on ANC: SEA Games Early Hosting Woes; Voting in Tandem; ‘Pork’ in 2020 Budget | Nov. 27, 2019”