From the Manila Bulletin: “I am enjoying life and want to keep enjoying it,” he said when we sat with him for an afternoon conversation, a series on people who were more than celebrities who suddenly left public space.
From the Manila Bulletin: Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said Tuesday all public health workers (HWs) will receive a Special Risk Allowance on top of their regular hazard pay under Republic Act 7305, the Magna Carta of Health Workers.
From the Manila Bulletin: Once fully implemented, according to Lacson, the Filipino people would appreciate how easy and convenient it is for them to deal with their day-to-day activities.
From the Manila Bulletin: “If PRRD delivers on just these two promises, (1) to cut travel time from Cubao to Makati to 5 minutes within 6 months and; (2) to eliminate flight delays in NAIA within one month, for being superhuman, he deserves to be president for life,” Lacson told reporters in a text message.
From Fr. Rolando dela Rosa’s column in the Manila Bulletin: Senator Lacson is right in deploring the pork barrel system which has become one big, stinking, convoluted mess. But it seems his words fall on deaf ears.
From the Manila Bulletin: This year, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who has never sought his share of the “pork,” 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 “pork” is they get commissions of 10 percent from the contractors who get to carry out the projects. Continue reading “Editorial: Efforts continue to weed out ‘pork’ from the nat’l budget [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: The CA Committee on Foreign Affairs chaired by Senator Panfilo Lacson unanimously moved to confirm the ad interim appointment of the 39 DFA officials in their respective positions. Continue reading “CA confirms PH ambassador to Australia, 38 DFA officials [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: “In line with the continued efforts of the PNP to reform and modernize, we are thankful to Senator Panfilo M. Lacson for filing SB 1898, which when passed into law, shall vest the PNP with full responsibility and accountability in training and honing our new recruits and personnel as they prepare to enter the police service,” said Albayalde in a media briefing. Continue reading “Albayalde thanks Lacson for bill giving PNP full authority in training recruits [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: ‘’If not checked, we will be back to the happy ‘pork barrel’ days of legislators in spite of the Supreme Court ruling outlawing the same,’’ Lacson said. Continue reading “Back to ‘happy pork barrel days’ if proposed P3.757-T GAA not checked — Lacson [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: Senator Panfilo Lacson said the Senate is not adopting any joint resolution that would pave the way for the formation of a Constituent Assembly (Con Ass) made up of members of the current Senate and the 300-member House of Representatives to amend the 31-year-old Charter. Continue reading “Proposals to change 1987 Constitution as good as dead in Senate, Lacson says [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin:”We will assert our role in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, as simple as that. Meaning, we’ll not enter into a joint session or convene into a joint session kung hindi malinaw na voting separately,” Sen. Lacson said. Continue reading “Lacson: ‘We’ll stand as one body, as the Senate’ [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said the President should use his influence to force Congress leaders to adhere to the existing jurisprudence outlawing pork barrel, “which is still evident among selected members of Congress.”
From the Manila Bulletin: Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said authorities, including the Philippine National Police, are duty-bound to enforce the law against illegal gambling, including the multi-billion a year “jueteng (numbers game)” operations. He also warned that even pausing anti-jueteng operations could be “risky and addicting” for police officials who may get offers from “jueteng” operators. Continue reading “Lacson says authorities are duty-bound to enforce law against illegal activities [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senators Aquilino Pimentel III and Panfilo Lacson have set an example to their colleagues in the Upper Chamber for not being absent or late during the second regular session of the 17th Congress. Continue reading “📰 Sotto, Pimentel, Lacson record perfect attendance in 17th Congress’ 2nd regular session [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: The bill, which has been languishing in the legislative for three decades, has been considered a priority legislation of the Duterte administration. The consolidated version of the measure would be transmitted to Malacañang immediately for the President’s signature.
From the Manila Bulletin: Lacson said the best way to counter the high cost of fuel and other petroleum products would be to limit the number of VAT exemptions being granted by the government.
From the Manila Bulletin: The Philippine National Police disclosed it appreciated Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson applauding the current leadership of Director General Oscar Albayalde in dealing with cops accused of extortion. Continue reading “Lacson’s statement a ‘big morale booster’ to PNP — spokesperson [Manila Bulletin]”
From the Manila Bulletin: Sen. Lacson commended the PNP leadership for its action against ‘kotong cops,’ and urged it to sustain its internal cleansing. Continue reading “Lacson commends PNP leadership for action on ‘kotong’ policemen [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: Senator Panfilo Lacson said the Senate may move to its new home in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City by January 2021.
From the Manila Bulletin: Senator Panfilo Lacson is upbeat about the enactment of a national identification system once Congress resumes in May.
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.
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.
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.
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]”