From the Manila Bulletin: “Ang unang-unang dapat ayusin doon ay ‘yung corruption, yung connivance between the jail guard, yung BuCor personnel at yung mga preso lalo na yung mga drug lords na napakaraming pera na doon talaga nag-ooperate sa loob.” – Sen. Lacson on the challenge awaiting incoming BuCor chief Ronald dela Rosa. Continue reading “📰 Dela Rosa needs to cut connivance between jail officials and drug lords [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]”
From the Manila Bulletin: Since they are now receiving higher salaries, policemen should give back by being honest, dedicated and efficient in enforcing the law. Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and Senator Panfilo Lacson made the appeal Monday as he reminded that the government has raised the salary of police to an “unprecedented level.” Continue reading “📰 Lacson on higher salaries: Payback time for police [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: “First, the (1987) Constitution provides for a PNP that is civilian in character… That is the reason why the ranks of its personnel are made easily distinguishable from military ranks,” Lacson said. Continue reading “📰 Lacson rejects proposal to give police military ranks [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson revealed that the ‘’bloated’’ right of way (ROW) appropriation amounting to P52 billion and another P86 billion at the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is graft-laden.
Continue reading “📰 ‘Bloated’ ROW appropriation in proposed 2018 DPWH budget is graft-laden – Lacson [Manila Bulletin]”
From Manila Bulletin: Lacson estimated that the daily take from jueteng operations, usually in the Luzon area, reaches P267 million a day or about a potential P96 billion a year.
Continue reading “📰 Lacson says PNP needs the will to end ‘jueteng’ [Manila Bulletin]”
From Manila Bulletin: Senator Lacson never accepted his own allotment – it was P200 million for senators and P70 million for congressman – in the old days of PDAF. Some of his colleagues in Congress today may not be ready to carry on without their pork in its new guise and may insist on the “SOP” devised by DBM. Then they must find, somewhere else in the bowels of the appropriation bill, the P25 billion needed for the new program of free college education.
Continue reading “📰 Editorial: ‘Pork’ issue raised anew in search for SUC funds [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: Three years after supertyphoon Yolanda, the man who was appointed “rehabilitation czar” to help bring “normal” into the lives of people in the Yolanda Corridor, thinks back on work done and turned over. And coming from that experience, he shares some insights that can push government action on disaster preparedness and rehabilitation. Continue reading “📰 Rehab czar shares lessons of ‘Yolanda’ [Manila Bulletin]”