Tag: Advocacies

#PingSays: ‘Shared’ House Speakership; Death Penalty Bill; Sen. Bato | July 9, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
possible effects of a ‘shared’ House Speakership
– possible ‘pork’ in the budget,ย amending the 1987 Constitution
– Senate’s continued independence even with ‘the President’s men’
– passage of death penalty bill
– Sen dela Rosa’s ‘S*** happens’ statement

Quotes from the interview…
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Interview on DZBB/GMA News TV: WPS Issue a Matter of Nationalism | June 30, 2019

In an interview on DZBB/GMA News TV, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
โ€“ Nationalism amid West Philippine Sea row
โ€“ On possibly bigger graft case at PhilHealth
โ€“ Corruption at the Bureau of Customs

Quotes from the interview…
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Tugon sa Tangkang Pagtatakip ni ‘Atty’ Gonzalo Duque sa Usaping Conflict of Interest

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Abogado pa naman siya. Pakisaksak sa baga niya the following provision of RA 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials), para magkaalaman kung sino ang tanga or nagtatanga-tangahan:

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Sec. 7., Prohibited Acts and Transactions.ย In addition to acts and omissions of public officials and employees now prescribed in the Constitution and existing laws, the following shall constitute prohibited acts and transactions of any public official and employee and are hereby declared to be unlawful:

(a) Financial and material interest. – Public officials and employees shall not, directly or indirectly, have any financial or material interest in any transaction requiring the approval of their office.

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Ayan. Ang sabi ng batas, directly or INDIRECTLY.

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Related: Read: PhilHealth’s Contract to Rent a Building Owned by DOH Sec. Duque’s Family

Read: PhilHealth’s Contract to Rent a Building Owned by DOH Sec. Duque’s Family

The Philippine Insurance Health Corp. (PhilHealth)’s Regional Office 1 in Dagupan City is leasing a building owned by the family of PhilHealth board chairman and Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.

If this is not conflict of interest, I donโ€™t know what is. Building mo, naka-contract of lease ka, and that is a family corporation,” said Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson, who disclosed the contents of the contract, at the Kapihan sa Senado forum on June 19, 2019.

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Interview on DZBB: PhilHealth Row and Universal Health Care | June 16, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on the PhilHealth row, including:
– possible implications on the government’s Universal Health Care program
– how the NBI is handling the case
– how the National ID system can help stop fraudulent health claims
– how the public can help prevent a repeat of the mess

Quotes from the interview…
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Interview on DWIZ: On Chinese Vessel Sinking PH Boat; Sen-elect Bong Go’s Help vs ‘Pork’ | June 15, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
โ€“ sinking of a Philippine fishing boat by a Chinese vessel
โ€“ corruption at PhilHealth
โ€“ Sen-elect Bong Go’s potential help vs pork

Quotes from the interview…
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Frequently Asked Questions about the National ID System

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Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the Philippine ID (National ID) system, which will have its pilot testing in September.

Related:
National ID System Tops Lacsonโ€™s Accomplishment List in 3rd Regular Session
Batas Na! Lacson Expects National ID System to Speed Up Transactions, Deter Crime
Read: RA 11055, An Act Establishing the Philippine Identification System (National ID)
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Lacson: P9 Billion in โ€˜Porkโ€™ Lump Sum Now Available for Urgent Items in 2019 Budget

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At least P9 billion in โ€œporkโ€ lump sums will now be available for โ€œurgentโ€ items in the proposed P3.7-trillion budget for 2019, after Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson moved for this Tuesday evening.

The P9 billion represents the increase in the Assistance to Local Government Unit (ALGU), after the proposed national budget went through the House of Representatives.

โ€œYung P9 billion, baka pwede ma-realign natin to other items in the budget,โ€ Lacson said during his interpellation of the budget of the Department of Interior and Local Government for the coming year.

He pointed out the DILG did not propose the additional P9 billion for the ALGU, nor had a role in evaluating it. Continue reading “Lacson: P9 Billion in โ€˜Porkโ€™ Lump Sum Now Available for Urgent Items in 2019 Budget”

#PingTweets: On the SC decision on the PNP’s purchase of used choppers in 2009: Let ax fall on the ‘mastermind’

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In 2011, Sen. Lacson exposed irregularities in the P105-million purchase of helicopters by the Philippine National Police and initiated a Senate investigation into it.
By intentionally misrepresenting the helicopters they were selling as brand new and likewise, by intentionally accepting the same as such, both MAPTRA and the PNP may have entered into an anomalous contract which not only gave unwarranted benefits or advantage to a party but also one which is manifestly and grossly disadvantageous to the government in violation of Section 3 (E) and (G) of Republic Act 3019, otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

Related:
Arroyos’ used choppers sold to PNP in 2009
Lacson initiates probe on P105-M PNP chopper purchase
SC affirms Ombudsman dismissal of PNP execs in mess (Ombudsman website)

Interview on DZMM | Jan. 29, 2018

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
โ€“ On new corruption modus at the Bureau of Customs
– Gambling lords lording it at PCSO
– Swiss challenge for major infrastructure projects

Related:ย PCSOโ€™s problems with illegal gambling operators

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