Tag: anti-drug war

Interview on DZBB: National Dignity in UN-HRC Resolution and WPS Issues | July 14, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– national dignity factor in UN-HRC resolution on killings
– ‘double standard’ in UN, WPS issues?
– reported claim that VP Robredo’s stand on UN-HRC resolution is a ground for impeachment

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Interview on DZMM: Senate Hearing on Bikoy | May 7, 2019

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson lays down the condition for a possible Senate hearing on the claims made by ‘Bikoy.’

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On the Surfacing of ‘Bikoy’

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First, I certainly hope the Integrated Bar of the Philippines will give the same amount of attention and assistance to anybody seeking legal assistance. Otherwise, they might be misunderstood as engaging in political partisanship, which could punch a hole and deflate their credibility.

By their admission, they haven’t evaluated Bikoy’s accusations, yet they provided him their facility and a forum to air his accusations.

As far as the Senate, we will await his sworn statement and whatever supporting evidence he has, after which we will evaluate and proceed from there. If it merits a Senate inquiry, we definitely will conduct one to hear him and more, if any.

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Interview on CNN Philippines | April 3, 2019

In an interview on CNN Philippines, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– pork in the 2019 budget
– Chinese presence in the West Philippine Sea
– reported plan to publicly name cops involved in the drug trade

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Interview on DWIZ: Budget and Anti-Drug War | March 30, 2019

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– update on the 2019 budget
– the government’s anti-drug war

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Kapihan sa Senado forum | March 28, 2019

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– birthday wish and ‘grade’ for President Duterte
– former police Col. Acierto
– war on drugs and DDB survey
– whether the P3.757-trillion 2019 budget will be pork-free
– Ayalas’ apology amid recent NCR water crisis
– preferences for the May 2019 elections

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Ping: ‘Imported’ Wiretapped Materials, Sesemplang sa Batas ng Pilipinas

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Labag sa batas ng Pilipinas ang inpormasyon o materyal na bunga ng wiretapping activities na “imported” o galing sa ibang bansa, ayon kay Senador Panfilo Lacson.

Ayon kay Lacson, ang naturang impormasyon ay salungat din sa pangunahing obligasyon ng Estado na protektahan ang mga Pilipino laban sa pang-aabuso at banta.

Inilatag ni Lacson, na naging pinuno ng Philippine National Police mula 1999 hanggang 2001, ang isang klarong halimbawa kung ang isang indibiduwal galing sa ibayong dagat at mahulihan ng marijuana paglapag sa paliparan sa bansa ay siguradong agad na sasampahan ng kaso ng paglabag sa mga batas ng Pilipinas laban sa ilegal na droga.

β€œWhat if someone brings into the country marijuana which he/she got or bought from a foreign country where possession and use of the same is legal? Will the person who brought in the marijuana not be violating the Dangerous Drugs Act?” tanong pa ni Lacson.

Related: Lacson: Mere Possession of Foreign Wiretapped Material Violates PH Constitution, Law
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Lacson: Mere Possession of Foreign Wiretapped Material Violates PH Constitution, Law

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Wiretapped information from foreign sources linking Filipinos to crimes such as illegal drugs is a violation of Philippine law and the State’s policy to protect its citizens, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed.

Lacson likened the situation to a person who bought marijuana in a country where it is legal, but will be arrested for violating the Philippine Dangerous Drugs Act once he/she brings it into the Philippines.

β€œWhat if someone brings into the country marijuana which he/she got or bought from a foreign country where possession and use of the same is legal? Will the person who brought in the marijuana not be violating the Dangerous Drugs Act?” said Lacson, who headed the Philippine National Police from 1999 to 2001.

He also contested Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra’s reported pronouncement that if the wiretapped conversation came from a country where wiretapping is not illegal, it “may be passed on to the Philippine government and considered admissible in Philippine courts.”

“Mr. Secretary, possession of wiretapped material is also an offense,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account on Thursday.

Related: Ping: ‘Imported’ Wiretapped Materials, Sesemplang sa Batas ng Pilipinas
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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 to PNP, PDEA: Let street pushers lead to big-time drug suppliers

Instead of killing street pushers, the Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency must exhaust efforts to arrest them, so they can lead to the big-time suppliers of illegal drugs.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson offered this formula to the two agencies so they can deal the drug trade a major blow.

“Don’t kill the street pushers; arrest them. Make them lead you to the big-time suppliers, then finish the job by engaging those suppliers in a shootout. Get another street pusher and continue the cycle,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account on Thursday.Β  Continue reading “Lacson to PNP, PDEA: Let street pushers lead to big-time drug suppliers”