In his interpellation of the DILG’s proposed P244.309B budget for 2021, Sen. Lacson sought to restore the Quick Response Funds for the PNP and BFP, whose personnel have been frontliners even at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Lacson also proposed possible amendments to the PNP Law to raise entry-level salaries particularly for its lawyers, doctors and chemists.
“(The PNP, BFP and BJMP) share the common objectives towards maintaining peace and order, protect life, liberty and property, and promote the general welfare essential for the enjoyment by all the people of the blessings of democracy… This measure proposes the rank classification of both BFP and BJMP personnel similar to that of their PNP counterparts with the aim of attaining clarity of command and responsibility among the bureaus’ uniformed personnel, modernizing the same, and maintaining effective and efficient administration, supervision, and control.”
“The prejudice against height is counteractive for the benefit of the nation. Those willing to serve should be given the chance to prove whether they indeed possess the necessary physical prowess, intellect, drive and potential for the said positions.” (co-author with Senators Zubiri and Sotto)
At the Senate hearing on the budget of the DILG for 2019, Sen. Lacson called for a stop to the shameful racket involving ‘overpriced’ fire extinguishers. He also said the DILG has a big role to play in ending the pork barrel system and the dole-out mentality.
Mas klarong tulong ang makakamit ng mga kamag-anak ng mga pulis, bumbero at jail guard na napapatay o napapahamak habang gumaganap sa tungkulin, sa panukalang batas na isinusulong ni Senador at dating Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Panfilo Lacson.
Sa Senate Bill 260, ipinaliwanag ni Lacson na hindi matatawaran ang serbisyo ng mga matinong pulis kung kaya’t dapat lamang umanong mabenipisyuhan nang higit na maayos ang mga kaanak ng mga ito sakaling mamatay o maging imbalido habang tumutupad sa tungkulin.
“It is high time that we provide the much-needed boost to our police personnel by showing our concern amidst the challenging role they play in our present society. One way of showing our concern is by giving support to the educational benefits of qualified dependents of police personnel,” paliwanag ni Lacson sa kanyang panukala.
Families or beneficiaries of police and military personnel, jail officers and firefighters killed or incapacitated in the line of duty may soon avail of special financial assistance from government, through a bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson.
Lacson, who headed the Philippine National Police from 1999 to 2001, said his proposed measure defines the sources of funds for the benefits available to beneficiaries of the uniformed service personnel.
“It is high time that we provide the much-needed boost to our police personnel by showing our concern amidst the challenging role they play in our present society. One way of showing our concern is by giving support to the educational benefits of qualified dependents of police personnel. Certainly, this will help alleviate the economic condition of our personnel. While we are quick to condemn the scalawags in uniform, we must also be fast to reward the deserving,” he said in Senate Bill 260.