Lacson Bill Seeks More Representation for Cavite

Citing the under-representation of his home province in the House of Representatives, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson filed a bill dividing Cavite province into seven legislative districts instead of the present three.  Continue reading “Lacson Bill Seeks More Representation for Cavite”

Lacson Bill Clears Confusion Over Pay for Barangay Officials

With barangay officials already saddled with many duties to their constituents, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson has filed a bill raising their compensation while clearing the confusion caused by past directives on the matter.  Continue reading “Lacson Bill Clears Confusion Over Pay for Barangay Officials”

What About Katas ng Kurakot Instead of Katas ng VAT?

Instead of doling out subsidies sourced from the expanded “value-added” hard work of taxpayers then calling it “Katas ng VAT,” the Arroyo administration should try sourcing real subsidies and dub it “Katas ng Kurakot.”  Continue reading “What About Katas ng Kurakot Instead of Katas ng VAT?”

Sen. Lacson’s Sponsorship Speech for Sec. Raul Gonzalez at the Commission on Appointments

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PHOTO: Newly confirmed Justice Secretary Raul M. Gonzalez shakes hands with Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson, who sponsored his confirmation before the Commission on Appointments on June 11.  Continue reading “Sen. Lacson’s Sponsorship Speech for Sec. Raul Gonzalez at the Commission on Appointments”

Lacson: Palace ‘Shopping Ban,’ Dole-Out Subsidies Betray Headless Economic Strategy

By doling out subsidies one week and imposing a “ban” on shopping due to inflation the next, Malacañang has just betrayed its headless economic strategy to cope with rising costs of living, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Monday.  Continue reading “Lacson: Palace ‘Shopping Ban,’ Dole-Out Subsidies Betray Headless Economic Strategy”

Lacson: Farmers Need Support Services More than Extended CARP

More than an extension of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), farmers need adequate support services from the government to make sure they have the means to till their land.  Continue reading “Lacson: Farmers Need Support Services More than Extended CARP”

The Cancer of Corruption

Speech before a public forum sponsored by the Concerned Citizens Movement, Manila Polo Club, Makati City

Let me begin with a short story.

A big acacia tree crashed on a segment of the fence surrounding Malacanang palace. Hence, it needed immediate repairs. Wanting to show “hands-on” leadership, the lady tenant came down to oversee the bidding among competing contractors.

Contractor Nr 1 is from Amsterdam – “Madam, I can fix it for P900,000.”  Continue reading “The Cancer of Corruption”

Lacson to Economic Managers: Let Consumers Feel Tax ‘Windfall’

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Monday urged the country’s economic managers to give consumers at least a taste of the government’s supposed “tax windfall” by imposing a limit on the expanded value-added tax (EVAT) on various items.  Continue reading “Lacson to Economic Managers: Let Consumers Feel Tax ‘Windfall’”

Lacson Stands Pat to Correct Anomaly in Commission on Appointments

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson today stood ground on his position to exercise his one-person veto powers at the Commission on Appointments if the body insists on the confirmation of an Air Force colonel deemed ineligible for promotion to the next higher rank.  Continue reading “Lacson Stands Pat to Correct Anomaly in Commission on Appointments”

Lacson on Palace’s ‘Private Time’: It’s Propriety, Stupid!

“It’s propriety, stupid!”

On this note, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson trashed Friday Malacañang’s latest attempt to shield Mrs. Arroyo from having to explain her meeting with officials of ZTE Corp. during a side trip to China in November 2006.  Continue reading “Lacson on Palace’s ‘Private Time’: It’s Propriety, Stupid!”