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Kapihan sa Senado forum | Nov. 15, 2018

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– return of the Balangiga Bells from the US to PH
– portrayal of PNP leadership in ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’
– suspension of excise tax on fuel products in 2019
– President Duterte’s supposed ‘power nap’ at the ASEAN Summit
– possible arrest of former First Lady Imelda Marcos
– bringing down VAT and cutting the number of exemptions
– possible Senate inquiry into recent killing of local executives
– rogue cops abusing their authority amid a pay raise starting January 2019
– prospective third telco
– DICT leadership change
– legislation transferring training of police recruits from PPSC to PNP
– ‘rampant corruption’ at Customs
– possible extension of martial law in Mindanao

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Ping: DPWH Road Project sa CAR, Kulang sa Plano Kaya Lustay Pondo Na, Buwis Buhay Pa

Kahit sangkaterbang pera na ng pamahalaan ang nagagastos para rito, mananatili pa ring panganib sa buhay ng mga motorista at publiko ang isang kalsadang proyekto ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) sa Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), dahil sa kakulangan ng pagpaplano.

Ito ang isiniwalat ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa pagdinig ng Senado sa panukalang badyet ng ahensiya para sa susunod na taon, na personal na dinaluhan ni Secretary Mark Villar.

Partikular na tinukoy ni Lacson ang Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) Circumferential Road matapos na magsagawa ng malalimang imbestigasyon at pag-aaral ang kanyang tanggapan.

Humigit-kumulang P1.84 bilyon na ang nailaan sa nabanggit na proyekto mula noong 2017, kabilang na rito ang P590 milyon para sa susunod na taon.

Related:
Lacson: Lack of Planning in DPWH Cordillera Road Project Can Waste Funds, Cost Lives
At a Glance: Issues Hounding the DPWH’s Sariaya, BLISTT Projects

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Lacson: Lack of Planning in DPWH Cordillera Road Project Can Waste Funds, Cost Lives

Wasting taxpayers’ money is bad enough, but potentially endangering lives is worse.

Yet, this could be the fate of multibillion-peso infrastructure projects that lack planning – such as the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) Circumferential Road in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said.

“It’s bad enough that we lose money to corruption. It’s worse if we lose more due to lack of planning and preparation – or simply put, incompetence. We should take all possible factors into consideration,” Lacson said at the Senate committee hearing on the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways for 2019.

“While there is no doubt road projects such as the BLISTT are important as they promise shorter travel time and stimulation of economic activity, there should have been planning to address various concerns, such as safety,” he added.

Related:
Ping: DPWH CAR Road Project, Kulang sa Plano Kaya Lustay Pondo Na, Buwis Buhay Pa
At a Glance: Issues Hounding the DPWH’s Sariaya, BLISTT Projects

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At the Hearing on the Budget of the DILG for 2019

At the Senate hearing on the budget of the DILG for 2019, Sen. Lacson called for a stop to the shameful racket involving ‘overpriced’ fire extinguishers. He also said the DILG has a big role to play in ending the pork barrel system and the dole-out mentality.

At a Glance: Issues Hounding the DPWH’s Sariaya, BLISTT Projects

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At the Senate hearing on the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways for 2019, Sen. Lacson pointed out the need to ensure safety measures in implementing major projects such as BLISTT. “It’s bad enough we lose money to corruption. It’s worse if we lose more to lack of planning and preparation, or simply put, incompetence.”

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At the Unveiling of the Portrait of Senate President Tito Sotto

Sen. Lacson witnessed the unveiling of the portrait of Sen. Vicente Sotto III at the Senate Museum on Oct. 10, 2018. Sotto is the 23rd Senate President.

#PingSays: On the President’s health, latest proposed amendments to the Constitution | Oct. 10, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– speculations on the health of President Duterte
– proposed amendments to the Charter by the House
– possibility of suspending fuel taxes

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Speech at the Senate’s Flag-Raising Ceremony

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On my way here this morning, I kept thinking: What if the Senate, let’s say the senators, didn’t have you? No secretariat, no staff, no employee, no rank-and-file, just us 24 senators? You know what, I stopped thinking, because it is simply unthinkable.Β  Continue reading “Speech at the Senate’s Flag-Raising Ceremony”

Sen. Lacson Chairs the 2019 Budget Hearing for the DND

Sen. Lacson chaired the Senate hearing for the 2019 budget of the Department of National Defense and its attached agencies.

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Sponsorship Speech: Committee Report on Senate Bill 2031 (Rank Classification in the PNP)

Mr. President, distinguished colleagues of this august chamber, your Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs has the honor to report back for the consideration and approval of this body, Senate Bill 2031 under Committee Report No. 483, authored by this representation, Sen. Grace Poe, and Sen. Sonny Angara, entitled:

An Act Providing for the Rank Classification in the Philippine National Police, Amending for the Purpose Section 28 of RA 6975, as Amended, Otherwise Known as the Department of Interior and Local Government Act of 1990.

As a brief background, Sec. 28 of RA 6975 or the Department of Interior and Local Government Act of 1990 provides that the rank classification of the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) are as follows: Director General; Deputy Director General; Director; Chief Superintendent; Senior Superintendent; Superintendent; Chief Inspector; Senior Inspector; Inspector; Senior Police Officer 4 or SPO4; SPO3; SPO2 and SPO1; and Police Officer 3 or PO3, PO2, and PO1.

Related:Β Senate Bill 1869, An Act Providing for Rank Classification in the PNP
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