In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– pork in the 2019 budget
– fate of ‘missing-in-action’ mayors in Ompong-hit areas
– Bato dela Rosa’s prospective entry into politics
Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “#PingSays: Senators’ unity vs pork, ‘M-I-A’ mayors, Bato in politics | Sept. 19, 2018”
Sen. Lacson chaired the Senate budget hearings for:
– Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
– Mindanao Development Authority
– Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
– Southern Philippines Development Authority
– National Commission on Muslim Filipinos
Sen. Lacson chaired the Senate budget hearings for the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office and the Commission on Human Rights. At the hearing, he voiced support for the CHR’s efforts to set up 3 regional offices, and to make human rights transformational. “Stay relevant, stay focused and be more objective,” he advised the CHR.
Sen. Lacson chairs the Senate hearing for the 2019 budgets of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Dangerous Drugs Board. Video courtesy: Senate of the Philippines.
Tens of billions of pesos in Filipino taxpayers’ money may have been lost due to the implementation of road projects without first settling issues such as right-of-way and slope protection.
Continue reading “At a Glance: Questions Raised by Sen. Lacson in the DPWH Budget for 2019”
In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– mulitbillion-peso wastage of taxpayers’ money due to RROW issues
– need for government to shift focus to the economy
– possible food crisis
– on Pagcor action on PH offshore gambling operations
– recent bombings
Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “#PingSays: Tens of billions in taxpayers’ money lost to right-of-way mess, ‘food crisis’, bombings | Sept. 3, 2018”
At the Senate hearing on the budget of the DPWH for 2019, Sen. Lacson noted tens of billions of pesos in taxpayers’ money may have been wasted on road projects whose implementation was suspended due to right-of-way issues.
Voting 19-0, the Senate approves Senate Bill 1898 on third reading. SB 1898, sponsored by Sen. Lacson, seeks to transfer to the PNP the authority and responsibility of training police recruits.
Sen. Lacson’s Sponsorship Speech for Senate Bill 1898
At a Glance: SB 1898, Placing the Training of Police Recruits Under the PNP
SB 1898 breezes through the period of interpellation in the Senate
Hindi tamang kondenahin at agad na batikusin ang mga pulis na humuli sa tatlong abogado na naabutan ng mga ito sa loob ng nilusob na bar na pinaghihinalaang ginagawang lugar para sa transaksiyon sa mga ipinagbabawal na gamot sa Makati City.
Ito ang naging mensahe ni Senador at Senate Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs Chairman Panfilo Lacson sa mga nauna nang nagbigay ng kanilang opinyon, bago maglabasan ang ilang video sa naturang pangyayari.
Sa mga video kasi na naglabasan, makikitang natameme ang tatlong abogado na nasa loob ng bar, bagama’t tumangging ibigay ang mga pangalan, nang tanungin ng isa sa mga miyembro ng raiding team kung sino ang ikinakatawan ng mga ito.
Related: Lacson: Don’t judge cops who arrested lawyers in Makati raid without getting their side
Continue reading “Ping: Hinay-hinay muna sa pagbira sa mga pulis na humuli sa mga abogado”