Tag: Anti-corruption

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)

#PingBills Update: Bill providing protection, benefits for whistleblowers is pending at the committee level

Senate Bill 258, which increases protection and benefits for whistleblowers, is pending before the Senate Committees on Justice and Human Rights; and Finance.

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Lacson bill offers big rewards for whistleblowers in corruption cases
Hanggang P5M pabuya sa testigo vs korapsyon

Read: Senate Bill 1638, An Act Seeking to Strengthen the Office of the Ombudsman via a Retirement Benefit System

Senate Bill 1638 strengthens the Office of the Ombudsman by establishing a retirement benefit system for the Ombudsman, his/her deputies, the special prosecutor and other officials and employees performing legal, prosecution, investigation and corruption prevention functions. It also seeks to augment employees’ benefits.

Given the indispensable role of the Office of the Ombudsman in the eradication of graft and corruption, it is only but fitting to provide them with a competitive retirement scheme commensurate and comparable to other officials and employees in government performing equally vital functions.”

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On the firing (and hiring) of corrupt officials

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Dalawang daliri lang ang simbolismo upang hindi na magamit ang BOC sa katiwalian gaya ng pagpuslit ng droga.

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Faeldon, Sinampal ni Lacson ng Economic Sabotage sa Ombudsman

Dahil sa pagpapalusot ng mga nakumpiskang ipinuslit na bigas papasok sa loob ng bansa, personal na sinampahan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ng kasong economic sabotage sa Office of the Ombudsman si dating Bureau of Customs (BOC) Chief Nicanor Faeldon.

Ang pagsasampa ng naturang kaso ay bunsod na rin ng mahigit P34 milyon na halaga ng bigas na una nang nasabat sa pantalan ng Cagayan De Oro City ngayong tayon dahil sa kakulangan ng import permits pero mahimalang naipalabas sa ilalim ng pamumuno ni Faeldon sa BOC.

Related:Β First of many cases: Lacson hales Faeldon and company before Ombudsman over rice smuggling

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First of Many Cases: Lacson Hales Faeldon and Company before Ombudsman over Rice Smuggling

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson haled ex-Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and several others before the Office of the Ombudsman Thursday for economic sabotage, in the wake of a rice smuggling case in Cagayan de Oro earlier this year.

Lacson said this is only the first of several complaints to be filed against Faeldon, adding he and his staff are working on similar cases based on documents they had obtained.

Related:Β Faeldon sinampal ni Lacson ng economic sabotage sa Ombudsman

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At a Glance: Sen. Lacson’s Complaint Before the Ombudsman

The complaint stemmed from the entry of rice worth someΒ PHP34.043 million, without the required import permits, earlier this year. It cites violations of:
–Β RA 10845, Sections 3a and 3c (agricultural smuggling)
–Β RA 3019, Sections 3e and 3j (graft and corruption)
–Β Grave Misconduct

Respondents:
– Ex-BOC commissioner Nicanor Faeldon
– NFA Administrator Jason Aquino
– Tomas Alcid, former district collector at Cagayan de Oro port
– Geniefelle Lagmay, Customs liaison officer to NFA of the Office of the BOC Commissioner
– Directors/officers of Cebu Lite Trading Inc., including Filomena Lim, Lucio Roger Lim Jr., Rowena Lim, Joselito Lopez, Josephine Rizalde, and Ambrosio Ursal Jr.

Sen. Lacson also sought the preventive suspension of Aquino, Alcid and Lagmay.

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Sen. Lacson Files Complaint vs ex-BOC Commissioner Faeldon, Others for Graft, Rice Smuggling

“May susunod pa. Mahirap magipon ng lalo sa BOC nawawala ang dokumento at ibang active BOC officials and personnel medyo atubili magbigay ng affidavit. Dito may 2 testigo taga-roon.”

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