Tag: Charter change

πŸ“° Designated Survivor Pinas style? [Abante]

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From Abante: Sa isang interview, sinabi ni Senator Panfilo Lacson na panahon na para i-consider ng Pilipinas na magkaroon din ng Philippine version ng Designated Survivor.Β  Continue reading “πŸ“° Designated Survivor Pinas style? [Abante]”

Kapihan sa Senado forum | May 3, 2018

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– Ombudsman’s resolution on P6.4B shabu shipment
– PDEA’s releasing of narco list
– Assessment of the government’s anti-drug war
– Charter change and shift to federalism
– CJ Sereno’s impeachment
– PH-Kuwait ties
– Blue Ribbon committee issues
– Senate transfer
– Senate leadership change

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Quotes from the interview…
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At the Hearing on Proposed Changes to the 1987 Constitution

At the Senate’s regional consultative hearing on Charter change in Baguio City, Sen. Lacson stressed the need for empowering LGUs. Even without amending the Charter, he noted this can be done.
In 2016, Lacson filed Senate Bill 40, the Budget Reform for Village Empowerment Act of 2016. The bill seeks to “end the culture of mendicancy and political patronage” while helping Filipinos realize the “elusive inclusive growth.”

Related:
LGU, direktang dadaluyan ng pondo sa panukala ni Ping
Lacson files LGU-empowering budget reform bill to achieve inclusive growth

#PingSays: On PCSO’s STL collections, Charter change, and charges on P6.4B shabu smuggling | Jan. 31, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– questions on PCSO’s STL collection
– Senate discussion of Charter change
– why no one from BOC charged for P6.4B shabu smuggling

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Interview on DZIQ | Jan. 26, 2018

In an interview on DZIQ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Charter change
– PCSO’s STL being used as front
– Atio Castillo hazing death
– Message to the public

Related:
Senators united stance on the issue of Charter change
PCSO’s problems with illegal gambling operators
Sponsorship Speech for Committee Report 232 and Senate Bill 1662

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#PingSays: Will the House’s efforts to force Charter change put the Comelec in trouble? | Jan. 23, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on the House of Representatives’ efforts to go at Charter change alone.

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Lacson, May Mala-Pederalismo na Panukala na Walang Cha-Cha

Hindi man matuloy ang Charter Change, siguradong makakamit pa rin ang mithiin na isinusulong ng Duterte administration sa ilalim ng pederalismo, sa pamamagitan ng panukala ni Senador Panfilo Lacson.

Nakapaloob na kasi sa Senate Bill 40 na tinaguriang Budget Reform Advocacy for Village Empowerment (BRAVE) at isinulong ni Lacson kasabay ng pagbukas ng kasalukuyang Kongreso ang halos lahat ng mithiin ng pederalismo.

πŸ”ˆPakinggan ang paliwanag ni Sen. Lacson sa BRAVE

Pangunahing nilalaman ng BRAVE bill ni Lacson ang direktang pagbibigay ng pondo sa mga lokal na pamahalaan upang mapondohan ng mga ito ang mga proyektong kailangan nila base sa personal na obserbasyon sa mga nasasakupan.

Related:Β Lacson: BRAVE to meet federalism goals without need to amend the Constitution

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On the House Pushing Through with Amending the Constitution Without the Senate

For their own sake, they should not allow themselves to look pathetic and worse, ridiculous. Having said that, they should read the 1987 Constitution in its entirety, or at the very least, Art XVII, Sec. 1 (Amendments or Revisions) in relation to Art VI Sec. 1 (Legislative Department) that explicitly refers to “the Congress” as the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Interpreting β€œthe Congress” under Art XVII to refer to one chamber only is at best, self-serving. They pride themselves as lawyers in good standing but it only takes a layman who knows how to read and understand simple words and literature in order to appreciate what is right and wrong.

As for questioning the House’s move before the Supreme Court, there is need, and we will not. They can propose amendments or revision all they want but at the end of the day, a plebiscite would necessitate an item in the General Appropriations Act to be appropriated for the Commission on Elections to conduct such plebiscite.

Without the Senate, how can such appropriation materialize?

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On those who insist the House of Representatives can do Charter change alone without the Senate

Under Art. VI, Sec. 1 of the 1987 Constitution: “The legislative power shall be vested in the Congress of the Philippines which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives…”

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Related:Β Senators close ranks, won’t attend joint session without authorization

Lacson: BRAVE to Meet Federalism Goals Without Need to Amend the Constitution

The goals of federalism can still be met without the need to spend much time and resources to amend or revise the 1987 Constitution, if Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson’s Budget Reform Advocacy for Village Empowerment (BRAVE) bill is passed into law.

Lacson said the BRAVE bill, which is similar to federalism as it empowers local government units by giving them funding for their development projects, even gained the support of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr.

β€œParang federalism yan dahil ibababa ang karamihan ng pondo o malaking bahagi ng pondo ng national government, ilalatag papunta sa kanayunan sa probinsya nang sa ganoon matuto sila mag-develop on their own,” Lacson said in an interview on DZBB on Sunday.

πŸ”ˆListen to Sen. Lacson’s explanation of BRAVE

“Kung ito halimbawa ma-approve sa House of Representatives at Senado at ma-bicameral, ma-approve ito maging batas, masasabatas ang pagkalat ng pondo sa mga probinsya,” he added.

Related:Β Lacson may mala-pederalismo na panukala na walang Cha-Cha

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