Tag: Advocacies

Lacson: P9 Billion in ‘Pork’ Lump Sum Now Available for Urgent Items in 2019 Budget

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At least P9 billion in “pork” lump sums will now be available for “urgent” 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.

“Yung P9 billion, baka pwede ma-realign natin to other items in the budget,” 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 ‘Pork’ 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:
– On new corruption modus at the Bureau of Customs
– Gambling lords lording it at PCSO
– Swiss challenge for major infrastructure projects

Related: PCSO’s problems with illegal gambling operators

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DZMM | Jan. 29, 2018”

#PingTweets: On the firing (and hiring) of corrupt officials

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#PingSays: Committee hearing on alleged misuse of public funds for road right-of-way project in General Santos City | Dec. 11, 2017

“We should bust that syndicate not only outside DPWH but inside as well. Helpless ang sa kabilang side ng sindikato kung walang contact sa loob ng DPWH.” – Sen. Lacson at the Dec. 11 Senate hearing on ROW claims in General Santos City

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Watch: Sen. Lacson at the hearing on alleged anomalies involving ROW projects in General Santos City [2 parts]… Continue reading “#PingSays: Committee hearing on alleged misuse of public funds for road right-of-way project in General Santos City | Dec. 11, 2017”

Interview on DWIZ | Oct. 21, 2017

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Marawi fighting
– Rehab works in Marawi
– Atio Castillo hazing case

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DWIZ | Oct. 21, 2017”

Interview on DZBB | Oct. 20, 2017

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Strengthening penalties vs cover-ups following Atio Castillo’s hazing death
– Possibility of others aside from Balag being detained

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DZBB | Oct. 20, 2017”

#PingTweets: On one whose only defense mechanism is to bark at anybody who crosses his path

Interview on ANC | Oct. 17, 2017

In an interview on ANC, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Pulse Asia survey on the war vs drugs
– PDEA’s lead role in anti-drug war
– On the Senate holding impeachment trials

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on ANC | Oct. 17, 2017”

Interview on DZMM | Oct. 5, 2017

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Corruption in the BOC
– Efforts by the new leadership to effect reforms

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DZMM | Oct. 5, 2017”