Tag: 2019 Elections

#PingSays: Tuloy ang Pagbusisi sa Budget! | Sept. 26, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘ceasefire’ with some House members on 2020 budget
– call from the House to cut the Senate’s budget
– passage of 2020 budget in the Senate in 2-3 weeks

QUOTES and NOTES:
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On the Outcome of the May 13, 2019 Elections

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When the dust has finally settled and all the winners have been officially proclaimed, let us bear in mind that we are all Filipinos who love democracy, no matter the flaws and weaknesses.

What is important is that we respect the voice of the majority but without abandoning our responsibility to continue our vigilance against abuses and wrongdoings of those given the mandate to serve.

Remember, we may not be their masters, but definitely, they are our servants.

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๐ŸŒ Ping Lacson Wants Fake, Thieving Politicians to Lose [Esquiremag.ph]

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From Esquiremag.ph: Ping Lacson, Philippine senator and inadvertent politics critic by way of Twitter, has summed up our feelings over the upcoming elections via a tweet. Lacson wished good candidates good luck and the bad candidates to lose.

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Interview on DZBB: Bikoy Video, Chinese ‘Traders’ | May 5, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– calls for Senate investigation into the ‘Bikoy’ videos
– discernment on Chinese ‘investments’ in PH
– bribery at the Bureau of Immigration?
– May 13, 2019 elections as ‘referendum’ of PRRD leadership

Quotes from the interview…
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Interview on DZRH: Social Media, Gift or Curse? | May 3, 2019

In an interview on DZRH, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– gift or curse of social media
– advice to voters as the May 13 midterm elections draw closer
– Senate Bill 2219, which allows direct people’s participation in preparing the budget
– independence of the Senate in the 18th Congress

Quotes from the interview…
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Interview on DWIZ: Ending the budget impasse | March 23, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
โ€“ย Senate-HOR meeting to end the budget impasse
– complaint filed by former Ombudsman and SFA vs Chinese leader before ICC
โ€“ย measures to prevent future water crises
โ€“ localized peace talks with CPP-NPA

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๐ŸŒ Senator Ping Lacson Has a List of Candidates You Shouldn’t Vote For [Esquiremag.ph]

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From Esquiremag.ph: The tweets have garnered attention for their highly specific allegations of wrongdoings by the candidates, from whispers of corruption to accusations of political โ€œturncoatism.โ€

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Interview on DWIZ | March 2, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– possible delay in the signing of the 2019 budget due to House’s post-ratification pork
– need to revisit RP-US Mutual Defense Treaty amid US State Secretary Pompeo’s assurance

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Lacson Cites Einstein in Advice to Voters for 2019 Polls

Choose between politics of service and politics of interest, and keep in mind what renowned physicist Albert Einstein said.

These were the pieces of advice from Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Wednesday, as the list of candidates running in the May 2019 elections took shape.

“On May 13, 2019, letโ€™s choose between politics of service and politics of interest. Just remember Einsteinโ€™s definition of insanity and we can do it properly this time,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account.

He was referring to a definition of insanity widely attributed to Einstein as “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Wednesday is the last day for the filing of certificates of candidacy by those running for local and national posts in the 2019 elections.

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On Reported Plans to Postpone the May 2019 Polls via ‘People’s Initiative’

Nothing escapes the Senate’s participation. Thus, aside from Sec. 1 under Art XVII which provides for a Constituent Assembly and Constitutional Convention, Sec. 2, particularly Paragraph 2, which allows the direct participation of the people, shall likewise need the Senate to implement the same.

Hence, and I quote to preclude any misinterpretation:

SECTION 2. Amendments to this Constitution may likewise be directly proposed by the people through initiative upon a petition of at least twelve per centum of the total number of registered voters, of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered voters therein. No amendment under this section shall be authorized within five years following the ratification of this Constitution nor oftener than once every five years thereafter.ย The Congress shall provide for the implementation of the exercise of this right.

Nothing could be clearer.

It goes without saying, majority of the senators, even those running for re-election, will fight tooth and nail any attempt to cancel the 2019 midterm elections simply because it is wrong and self-serving.

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