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Ping, Gumalaw Na Para Mabusisi Rin ng Publiko ang Pambansang Badyet

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Senate Bill 2219 discourages ‘pork’ insertions by getting the public directly involved in the preparation of the national budget.

Mas maraming mata, mas madaling mabibisto ang tangkang pangungupit ng mga makakapal ang mukhang mambabatas na nais magpakasasa sa kaban ng bayan.

Ito ang pangunahing adhikain ng Senate Bill 2219 na inihain ni Senador Panfilo M. Lacson, na nagpapahintulot sa publiko na makapanood nang personal at makasali sa talakayan ng mga mambabatas sa pambansang badyet.

Layunin ng panukala na magkaroon ng karapatan ang publiko na malaman ang ginagawa ng mambabatas sa badyet mula sa komite ng Senado at Kamara hanggang sa bicameral conference committee.

“Now is the time for Congress to recognize the importance of the direct participation by people’s organizations and non-government organizations in the budget deliberation,” paliwanag ni Lacson sa kanyang panukala.

“We should institutionalize the practice of legislature-civil society collaboration in order to achieve a people-oriented budget as well as establish transparency and accountability in the budget process,” dagdag ng mambabatas.

Related: Stronger Safeguard vs Pork: Lacson Bill Encourages Public to Help Guard Budget Process
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Stronger Safeguard vs Pork: Lacson Bill Encourages Public to Help Guard Budget Process

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Senate Bill 2219 discourages ‘pork’ insertions by getting the public directly involved in the preparation of the national budget.

Taxpayers themselves will soon serve as the biggest safeguard against pork barrel being sneaked into the national budget, with a bill filed by Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson.

Senate Bill 2219 institutionalizes the direct participation of people’s organizations and non-government organizations in the preparation of the spending bill.

“Now is the time for Congress to recognize the importance of the direct participation by people’s organizations and non-government organizations in the budget deliberation,” Lacson said in his bill.

“We should institutionalize the practice of legislature-civil society collaboration in order to achieve a people-oriented budget as well as establish transparency and accountability in the budget process,” he added.

Related: Ping, Gumalaw Na Para Mabusisi Rin ng Publiko ang Pambansang Badyet
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#PingSays: On pork in the 2019 budget | Dec. 3, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– pork in the House version of the 2019 budget
– calls for legalization of marijuana

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Editorial: Efforts continue to weed out โ€˜porkโ€™ from the natโ€™l budget [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin:ย This year, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who has never sought his share of the โ€œpork,โ€ charged that the current budget proposal of P3.7576 trillion includes about P51 billion inserted by lawmakers. He charged that one reason some legislators want the โ€œporkโ€ is they get commissions of 10 percent from the contractors who get to carry out the projects.ย  Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ Editorial: Efforts continue to weed out โ€˜porkโ€™ from the natโ€™l budget [Manila Bulletin]”

Sen. Lacson Chairs the 2019 Budget Hearings for the CHR and PLLO

Sen. Lacson chaired the Senate budget hearings for the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office and the Commission on Human Rights. At the hearing, he voiced support for the CHR’s efforts to set up 3 regional offices, and to make human rights transformational. “Stay relevant, stay focused and be more objective,” he advised the CHR.

Sen. Lacson Chairs the 2019 Budget Hearings for the PDEA and DDB

Sen. Lacson chairs the Senate hearing for the 2019 budgets of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Dangerous Drugs Board.ย  Video courtesy: Senate of the Philippines.

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At a Glance: Questions Raised by Sen. Lacson in the DPWH Budget for 2019

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Tens of billions of pesos in Filipino taxpayers’ money may have been lost due to the implementation of road projects without first settling issues such as right-of-way and slope protection.

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Interview on DZMM | Aug. 17, 2018

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Possible pork in the 2019 budget
– SB 1898, transferring police recruits’ training to PNP

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Ping: Pork runs into hundreds of billions [Inquirer]

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From the Inquirer:ย โ€œIf you think pork has left, no it hasnโ€™t left,โ€ย said the senator, who renounced pork years ago. Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ Ping: Pork runs into hundreds of billions [Inquirer]”

Interview at the #MeetInquirer multimedia forum | Aug. 16, 2018

At the #MeetInquirer multimedia forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– ‘Hybrid’ budget
– National ID
– President Duterte’s reported thinking of stepping down
– Addressing the problems at BOC
– Pork barrel system
– PDEA’s need to refocus anti-drug strategy
– Sen. Tito Sotto as Senate President
– Political scene 2022

* video courtesy Inquirer.net Facebook page

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