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Interview on DZBB: On the Metrobank Robbery | July 17, 2019

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– updating laws to deal with crimes like the Metrobank robbery
– PH invoking national dignity in UN-HRC resolution on killings

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PingBills | Ping: Mga Sangkot sa Droga, Money Launderers, Nagbabalak Mag-Kudeta, I-Wiretap Na!

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Maaari nang i-wiretap ang komunikasyon ng mga sangkot sa krimen tulad ng droga at money laundering, at sa mga nagnanais patalsikin ang pamahalaan.

Ito ang pangunahing hangad ng muling pagsasampa ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ng panukalang Anti-Wiretapping Law.

Sa pagsasampa ng Senate Bill 22 na naglalayong amyendahan ang 54-taon nang Republic Act 4200, ipinunto ni Lacson na kailangan nang mas palawakin ang kapangyarihan ng mga alagad ng batas sa pagmanman laban sa mga kriminal.

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PingBills | Lacson Bill Updates, Expands Anti-Wiretapping Law

A bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson will give law enforcers more teeth against dangerous crimes like drugs, money-laundering and coups, by allowing wiretaps against those involved in such cases.

Senate Bill 22, which seeks to amend and update the 54-year-old Republic Act 4200, also contains provisions protecting people’s right to privacy.

β€œWith the following exceptions, wiretapping, though limited in its applications, has been an effective tool by our law enforcement agencies against criminal elements who have wreaked havoc, instability and lack of equanimity in our country to the detriment of many of our peace-loving citizens. Unfortunately, there are still certain crimes that are not covered under the said exceptional cases, which put not only the lives and property of our people in paramount danger, but also pose a grave threat to our nation’s security. The peace-and-order situation in the country gives testament to this fact and thus, it is imperative for us to revisit RA 4200 in order to further enhance its effectiveness,” he said.

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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.

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Read: Senate Bill 1210: Expanded Anti-Wire Tapping Act of 2016

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#PingSays: On testimonies of witnesses in recent killings, Anti-Wiretapping Law | Oct. 2, 2017

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Testimonies of witnesses in recent killings
– Anti-Wiretapping Law

Quotes from the interview…

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Interview on DZBB | Sept. 24, 2017

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– the Sept 25 hearing on the fatal hazing of Horacio Castillo III
– what Mark Taguba may reveal at the Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on corruption at the Bureau of Customs
– cashless society to eliminate corruption
– wiretapping of suspected drug personalities

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Sponsorship Speech for SB 1210 (Expanded Anti-Wiretapping Act of 2016)

Mr. President, fellow members of this august chamber, I have the honor to report on the Senate floor Senate Bill No. 1210, entitled β€œAn Act Expanding the Scope and Coverage of Republic Act No. 4200, otherwise known as an Act to Prohibit and Penalize Wire Tapping and other Related Violations of the Privacy of Communication, and for Other Purposes,” as embodied in Committee Report No. 4, in substitution of Senate Bills 21, 48, 871 and 950.

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Lacson Bill Seeks to Allow Wiretaps vs Coups, Money Laundering, Drug Cases

Philippine law enforcers may soon have more teeth against dangerous crimes like drugs, money-laundering and coups, with a bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson allowing wiretaps against those involved in such cases.

Lacson’s Senate Bill 48 seeks to amend Republic Act 4200 to include certain crimes where wiretapping may be deemed lawful under certain circumstances.

β€œ(W)iretapping, though limited in its applications, has been an effective tool by our law enforcement agencies against criminal elements who have wreaked havoc, instability and lack of equanimity in our country to the detriment of many of our peace-loving citizens. Unfortunately, there are still certain crimes that are not covered under the said exceptional cases, which put not only the lives and property of our people in paramount danger, but also pose a grave threat to our nation’s security. The peace-and-order situation in the country gives testament to this fact and thus, it is imperative for us to revisit RA 4200 in order to further enhance its effectiveness,” he said.

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