Tag: barangay

PingBills | Senate Bill 1380, An Act Mandating All Barangays to Create a Registry of Skilled Workers and for Other Purposes

“The registry shall be made readily available to provide information to the different household and/or non-household consumers within the barangay in need of the services of skilled workers.”

PingBills | Senate Bill 252/253, Upgrading Barangay Captains and Tanods’ Benefits

Senate Bill 252: “The State recognizes that the mandated duties of the barangay chairmen are not commensurate to their meager honoraria, allowances and other emoluments. Similarly, barangay chief executives are not entitled with hazard duty pay.”

Senate Bill 253: “Through the years, the plight of these Barangay Tanods are often neglected. Although they are given some benefits for the task they perform, it is a fact that such benefits are not commensurate with the risk they are encountering while they are on duty. Thus, this proposed measure seeks to remedy the sad plight of our Barangay Tanods.”



Intelligence isn’t investigation [Philippine Star]

From Jarius Bondoc’s column in The Philippine Star: “Dumb and cruel,” (Sen. Lacson) calls the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s disclosure of 207 barangay men allegedly using or pushing narcotics.  Continue reading “Intelligence isn’t investigation [Philippine Star]”

Lacson urges DILG to go after local officials taking advantage of closure order on Boracay [Manila Bulletin]


From Manila Bulletin: Lacson said he discovered that some local officials are asking P400,000 from businesses in exchange for IDs to non-local residents who are working in Boracay, now that there is a ‘no ID, no entry’ policy being enforced in the tourist spot.  Continue reading “Lacson urges DILG to go after local officials taking advantage of closure order on Boracay [Manila Bulletin]”

Interview on DZBB | March 11, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Safeguards vs abuse in the law restoring subpoena powers to the CIDG (RA 10973)
– Claim by a UN rights official that President Duterte needs to undergo psychiatric evaluation
– Pursuing legal action vs CPP-NPA ‘terrorists’
– ICC’s principle of complementarity
– PRRD telling PNP not to cooperate with UN probe
– Calls by the DILG not to vote for barangay election candidates involved in drugs

Related: BATAS NA! Measure restoring subpoena powers to PNP-CIDG signed into law

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DZBB | March 11, 2018”

TAGA-SAAN KA? Ano ang mararating ng karagdagang ₱5,000,000 sa barangay mo?

Sa ilalim ng Senate Bill 40 o Budget Reform for Village Empowerment Act of 2016, ang bawa’t lalawigan ay makakatanggap ng mula P500M-P1B; bawa’t lungsod P100-P200M; bawa’t bayan P50-P100M; at bawa’t barangay P3-P5M.


LGU, direktang dadaluyan ng pondo sa panukala ni Ping
Lacson may mala-pederalismo na panukala na walang Cha-Cha

#PingBills Update: Bill upgrading the benefits of barangay tanods pending at the committee level

Senate Bill 255 is pending before the Committees on Local Government and Finance. It upgrades the benefits of tanods who rendered at least one year of service in the barangay government.


Ping: Hindi Porke’t 100 percent ‘Electrified’ ay Ayos Na

Hindi kasiguraduhan na ganap nang tapos ang pagpapailaw ng mga barangay ng Department of Energy, kahit sabihin nito na 100 porsiyento ng mga barangay ang may kuryente na.

Ito ang nabatid ng mga mambabatas na miyembro ng makapangyarihang Commission on Appointments sa pagtatanong ni Sen. Panfilo Lacson kay DOE Sec. Alfonso Cusi na sumalang sa kumpirmasyon.

Tinanong ni Lacson ang kalihim kung ilang porsiyento na ng mga barangay sa bansa ang napapailawan ng DOE, base sa datus na nakuha ng mambabatas na dapat noon pang 2008 ay nakumpleto na ito.

Related: Lacson seeks closer look at rural electrification picture

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Lacson Seeks Closer Look at Rural Electrification Picture

While the Department of Energy claims 100 percent of the country’s barangays now have electricity, it does not automatically mean the agency’s electrification efforts have been completed.

On this note, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson sought a closer look into the government’s rural electrification program, after learning that many sitios – enclaves far from the barangay centers – still do not have power.

“Sitios are a part of barangays. We cannot say barangays are 100 percent powered if a few sitios in those barangays still have no power,” Lacson said at a Commission on Appointments hearing for Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

Related: Ping: Hindi porke’t 100 percent ‘electrified’ ay ayos na

Continue reading “Lacson Seeks Closer Look at Rural Electrification Picture”

Christmas Bonuses and More: Lacson Bill Seeks to Uplift Barangay Tanods’ Lot with Added Benefits

Barangay tanods, the unheralded heroes who risk their lives to keep neighborhoods safe, may finally get much-needed additional benefits in exchange for their efforts, if a bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is passed into law.

Related: Mga tanod, wagi sa Lacson bill Continue reading “Christmas Bonuses and More: Lacson Bill Seeks to Uplift Barangay Tanods’ Lot with Added Benefits”