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]”
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]”
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”
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
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.
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”
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
Continue reading “Ping: Hindi Porke’t 100 percent ‘Electrified’ ay Ayos Na”
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”
Uulanin ng maraming benipisyo ang mga barangay tanod oras na maging batas ang panukalang isinulong ni Senador at dating Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Panfilo Lacson.
Christmas bonuses and more: Lacson bill seeks to uplift barangay tanods’ lot with added benefits
Continue reading “Mga Tanod, Wagi sa Lacson Bill”
Barangay captains who risk their lives as front-liners in ensuring security and rendering basic services to their communities may finally get a much-needed benefit in the form of a higher insurance coverage, if a bill by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson is passed into law.
Senate Bill 254, the “Additional Barangay Captains’ Insurance Act of 2016,” seeks to give barangay captains insurance benefits other than those provided by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) under Republic Act No. 8291.
“In the conduct of these functions, especially during emergencies and calamities, barangay chief executives are the front-liners, putting their lives at risk in the service of their respective constituents,” Lacson said in his bill, adding the added insurance is “in recognition of their contribution to the community and in advancing their welfare as public servants.”
Related: Ping: Dagdag na P200k sa barangay captain na mapapatay sa serbisyo Continue reading “Lacson Bill Boosts Insurance Benefits for Barangay Captains”