๐ŸŽฅ On the police operation in Ozamiz City where Mayor Parojinog was killed | July 31, 2017

“At this point I donโ€™t see any reason kung bakit mag-investigate ang Senate, dahil it was a police operation. Unlike yung sa Albuera case na naroon under detention in a government facility, ito hindi. So unless may mga mag-develop later na may signs na talagang summarily executed, which as of now hindi naman natin nakikita, so parang pangit naman ito na naman Senate nagiimbestiga for every police operation na may namamatay magiimbestiga ang Senado.”

๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ท At the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the reported P6.4-billion shipment of drugs from China | July 31, 2017

Photos shown by Sen. Lacson at Monday’s Senate hearing [below]: A resource person identified the two men in one of the photos as Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and Richard Tan/Chen.

More photos from Monday’s hearing:

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The Blue Ribbon Committee suspended the hearing after holding an executive session. The next hearing is scheduled Aug. 8.

๐Ÿ“ฐ Inquirer: Sotto, Lacson top Senate in attendance


From the Inquirer:ย Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III and Sen. Panfilo Lacson were role models for attendance and punctuality during the first regular session of the 17th Congress, scoring perfect attendance in all 89 session days of the Senate from July 2016 to May this year. ย  Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ Inquirer: Sotto, Lacson top Senate in attendance”

๐ŸŽฅ On the proposed Comprehensive Tax Reform Package | July 26, 2017

“(N)apaka-narrow nga ng tax base. Parang ngayon lalong mababawasan pa kasi napakanipis na nga, marami pang exempted. Ang tax administration is one thing. Kasi kung maging efficient ang tax administration at mapapalapad ang tax base natin mas maraming makolekta.”

๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ“ท Senate hearing on the reinstatement of cops linked to Mayor Espinosa’s killing | July 26, 2017

Highlights of the hearing:
– Preliminary statement for the inquiry in aid of legislation on the reinstatement of Supt. Marcos and other CIDG-8 members involved in the killing of Mayor Espinosa
– Sen. Lacsonย questions from media in an interview after the hearing

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