On the President’s reported apology to God

I can only thank God for enlightening our president to make that humble apology. It shouldn’t matter much if it was my God or his God he is apologizing to, because there is only one God of the universe anyway.

I know there are firm God believers like me supporting his presidency who can now get over with the dilemma of whether or not to continue supporting his leadership.

We can now move on while praying for his continued enlightenment. It takes courage and character for a man to openly accept his mistake and apologize. This was how I knew the president in the many times that I was dealing with him when he was still mayor of Davao City.

I am glad that at the end of the day, he is still how I’ve known him.

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On the NEDA Chief’s Reported Claim that the Peso’s Weakness is ‘Nothing to Worry About’

We should all worry that the NEDA Director General and the DBM Secretary (as earlier announced) are not worried about the weak peso.

For one, our offshore debt stands at US$73.1 billion. In July 2016, or exactly two years ago, the peso-US dollar rate was PhP47.30 per US$1. Now, it has shrunk to an all-time low at PhP53.40 per US$1.

We don’t need to be rocket scientists to realize that right off, we have to pay an extra PhP445.9 billion with the PhP6.1 difference.

Add to that the fact that the manufacturing sector imports a great portion of their raw materials.

Pray tell me if we shouldn’t be concerned.

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On the Draft Federal Constitution’s Provision for a ‘Transition President’

The proposed draft charter is not about one person, or for those opposing and supporting it. Neither is it about us in this present generation.

Therefore, when it is transmitted to Congress, we must base our decision on what should serve best the interest of future generations of Filipinos.

In fact, that should be our first and only consideration.

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✉ Letter to the Editor: Lacson’s office on Halili’s killing [Inquirer]

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To the Inquirer: This is in connection with the column of Ramon Tulfo on July 7, where he claimed Sen. Panfilo Lacson “was implying that President Digong could have been responsible for [Tanauan City Mayor Antonio] Halili’s assassination because the Chief Executive said the mayor was involved in drugs and that he probably had it coming.”  Continue reading “✉ Letter to the Editor: Lacson’s office on Halili’s killing [Inquirer]”

On the two faces of devaluation

Interview on DWIZ | July 7, 2018

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– COA report that Office of the President’s confidential/intel funds up 350% from 2016
– killing of Mayor Antonio Halili
– peace talks with CPP-NPA-NDF
– proposed amendments to the Constitution

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DWIZ | July 7, 2018”

On high inflation, weak peso

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Kapihan sa Senado forum | July 5, 2018

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Killing of Mayor Halili
– Criminals getting bolder despite anti-crime drive
– Need for PNP to clamp down on loose firearms
– irregularities surrounding PNP acquisition of Mahindra vehicles
– Inflation up to 5.2%
– TRAIN woes
– National ID bill update
– PRRD clarification he never ordered anti-jueteng operations stopped

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Quotes from the interview…
Continue reading “Kapihan sa Senado forum | July 5, 2018”

#PingSays: On addressing loose firearms, anti-jueteng ops, Charter change | July 4, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– need for PNP to be stricter vs loose firearms
– recent killings of local officials
– anti-jueteng operations
– proposed amendments to the Constitution by the consultative committee

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “#PingSays: On addressing loose firearms, anti-jueteng ops, Charter change | July 4, 2018”

Senate Hearing on Increasing the Old-Age Pension of Military Veterans

Sen. Lacson attends a Senate hearing on a bill seeking to increase the old-age pension of military veterans. Present at the hearing were DND and PVAO officials, and representatives of military veterans.

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