Tag: Accounts Committee

Bagong Senado: Confirmation of the Global Conceptual Design Winner

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Sen. Lacson’s Speech on the Global Conceptual Design Winner for the Senate’s New Home

Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, good afternoon. When we formally started the talks on the relocation of the Senate building, many have had their doubts if we can really translate this vision into reality.

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Senate Accounts Committee Hearing on the Senate Institute on Legislative Studies and Training Center

Sen. Lacson chairs the Senate Accounts Committee hearing on Senate Resolution 287, establishing theย Senate Institute on Legislative Studies and Training Center.

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Sen. Lacson’s preliminary statement at the hearing:

My mother used to tell me during my younger years to value education like no other. In order to remain competitive in this modern world, there is definitely a need to think new and do new. An economist, Ben Bernanke, once stated: โ€œResearch itself provides an important long-run perspective of the issues that we face on a day-to-day basis.โ€

It is for this reason that we are all gathered this morning to deliberate Senate Resolution 287, which seeks to establish the Senate Institute on Legislative Studies and Training Center (SILSTC) – probably pwede natin tawagin for brevity, Senate Institute – filed by no less than our Senate President, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III.

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Read: Senate Resolution 442: Inquiry into Excess Supplies at the Senate

“… In the interest of transparency and accountability it is necessary that an investigation be conducted as to how the funds of the Senate are being utilized so as to prevent wastage and dissipation and check possible acts of graft and corruption.”

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