📰 Editorial: Exemplary leadership [People’s Journal]

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From People’s Journal: Lacson practiced leadership by example when he headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001. Under his watch, the PNP became disciplined and efficient. This in turn earned Lacson and the PNP high approval marks from the public. “It is second to none. There is no substitute to it that I know of,” Lacson said of the principle of leadership by example.  Continue reading “📰 Editorial: Exemplary leadership [People’s Journal]”

Ping: Mga Militar sa BOC, Huwag na Sana Matukso

Huwag lang lapitan ng mga mapanukso.

Ito ang naging pahayag ni Senador at dating Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Panfilo Lacson kaugnay sa mistulang pagtatalaga ng mga nasa hanay ng militar sa Bureau of Customs (BOC), makaraan ang eskandalo sa naipuslit na shabu.

Sa kanyang Twitter post, binanggit ni Lacson na noong dekada 1960, dati nang napangasiwaan ng militar ang BOC at naging maayos umano ang operasyon nito dahil hindi umubra ang mga tangkang panunuhol ng mga smugglers.

Nagkaaberya lamang umano ang operasyon ng ahensiya sa naturang dekada matapos na gumamit ng mga naggagandahang mga kababaihan ang mga nakikipagtransaksiyon sa mga ahensiya.

“In the early 60’s, some young, idealistic AFP officers were put in charge of the BOC operations. They learned fast, they couldn’t be bribed or intimidated. The smugglers used equally young, beautiful women to influence them.  The rest is history we don’t want to remember,” pagsisiwalat ni Lacson.

Related: Lacson Cites Three-Pronged Solution vs Corruption at Customs
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Lacson Cites Three-Pronged Solution vs Corruption at Customs

Learn from history, establish a focused counter-intelligence system to curb corruption, and prioritize leadership by example.

These can help the Bureau of Customs curb corruption without having to tap officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Monday.

Lacson, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1971, cited a lesson from the 1960s showing the use of idealistic AFP officers to run the BOC did not work, after the smuggling rings used women to sway them.

“In the early 60’s, some young, idealistic AFP officers were put in charge of the BOC operations. They learned fast, they couldn’t be bribed or intimidated. The smugglers used equally young, beautiful women to influence them. The rest is history we don’t want to remember,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account.

Related: Ping: Mga Militar sa BOC, Huwag na Sana Matukso
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#PingTweets: On the reported plan to tap AFP to stop corruption at BOC

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Ping: PNPA Sex Scandal, Pang-Sampol sa Anti-Hazing Law

May paggagamitan na ang talas ng bagong Anti-Hazing Law o Republic Act 11053 upang malaman ang pagiging epektibo nito.

Ayon kay Senador Panfilo Lacson na dati ring pinuno ng Philippine National Police (PNP), isang kongkretong halimbawa ng kaso na puwedeng paggamitan ng naturang batas ay ang naganap na sex scandal sa Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA).

Ang oral sex bilang parusa sa mga nagkamali o nagkasala na kadete ng PNPA ay malinaw upang paglabag sa naturang batas kung pagbabatayan ang mga nilalaman nito, ayon sa mambabatas.

“In this case, the cadets involved will have the distinction of being the first to be convicted under the new law,” banggit ni Lacson.

Related: Lacson: PNPA Scandal a Test Case for New Anti-Hazing Law
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Lacson: PNPA Scandal a Test Case for New Anti-Hazing Law

The recent scandal that rocked the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) would be a test case for Republic Act 11053, the new Anti-Hazing Act of 2018, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said.

Lacson said the scandal, which reportedly involved cadets forcing freshmen to perform oral sex as a form of punishment, is considered hazing under the new law.

“In this case, the cadets involved may have the distinction of being the first to be convicted under the new law,” he said.

Related: Ping: PNPA Sex Scandal, Pang-Sampol sa Anti-Hazing Law
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Interview on DWIZ | Oct. 27, 2018

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– situation of detained Sen. de Lima
– options for new Customs Commissioner Guerrero
– PNPA sex scandal as a ‘test case’ for the Anti-Hazing Law of 2018
– proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2018
– Sen. Honasan being eyed to head DICT

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DWIZ | Oct. 27, 2018”

Ping: Na-promote at na-demote si Lapeña; Guerrero dapat magpakitang-gilas sa BOC

Promosyon pero demosyon.

Ito ang pagsasalarawan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa pagkakatalaga kay dating Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña bilang pinuno ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), matapos ang kontrobersiyal na pagkakalusot ng tone-toneladang shabu.

Sinabi ni Lacson na bagama’t promosyon mula sa BOC ang bagong posisyon ni Lapeña bilang pinuno ng TESDA na tinuturing na Cabinet post, ito ay demosyon sa ibang aspeto.

“It may well be a promotion in rank and position, but definitely a demotion in trust and confidence,” ani Lacson.

Related: Lacson: Incoming BOC Chief Has Big Boots to Fill
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Lacson: Incoming BOC Chief Has Big Boots to Fill

Newly appointed Bureau of Customs Commissioner Leonardo Rey Guerrero will have big boots to fill as he replaces the newly “promoted” Isidro Lapeña, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Friday.

But Lacson also noted that while Lapeña was promoted in rank and position, his transfer to a new post may well be a demotion in trust and confidence.

“It may well be a promotion in rank and position, but definitely a demotion in trust and confidence. It’s a pity because save for the big shabu shipment that got away, apparently due to collusion between the drug syndicate and some low-level Customs officials, former Commissioner Lapeña was doing a good job proven by consistently exceeding the Bureau’s target collections,” Lacson said.

“Having said that, the President has once again shown zero tolerance as far as his war on drugs is concerned,” he added.

Related: Ping: Na-promote at na-demote si Lapeña; Guerrero dapat magpakitang-gilas sa BOC
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On Speaker Arroyo’s Recommendation of Withdrawal from the Inter-Parliamentary Union

First, Speaker Arroyo’s recommendation is based on the wrong premise. The IPU has yet to act on its Human Rights Committee’s recommendation to the IPU Governing Council. Having said that, it is premature, if at all, to denounce the IPU as a whole, much less withdraw membership from the body.

Second, by withdrawing, it would imply that the Philippine Senate acknowledges the political persecution of opposition senators.

Contrarily, the recent resolution of Sen. Trillanes’ coup d’etat case by the Makati RTC Branch 148 is proof enough that the judicial process works in our country, and that the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary from the executive and legislative is evident and clear.

Third, it is the Senate, not the House of Representatives, that is a member of the IPU, so I’m not sure where Speaker GMA is coming from.

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