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#PingTweets: On the SC decision on the PNP’s purchase of used choppers in 2009: Let ax fall on the ‘mastermind’

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In 2011, Sen. Lacson exposed irregularities in the P105-million purchase of helicopters by the Philippine National Police and initiated a Senate investigation into it.
By intentionally misrepresenting the helicopters they were selling as brand new and likewise, by intentionally accepting the same as such, both MAPTRA and the PNP may have entered into an anomalous contract which not only gave unwarranted benefits or advantage to a party but also one which is manifestly and grossly disadvantageous to the government in violation of Section 3 (E) and (G) of Republic Act 3019, otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

Related:
Arroyos’ used choppers sold to PNP in 2009
Lacson initiates probe on P105-M PNP chopper purchase
SC affirms Ombudsman dismissal of PNP execs in mess (Ombudsman website)

Senate May File Separate Charges vs Ex-FG and Company over Chopper Mess

Another set of charges may loom over former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo and company over the alleged P105-million “forced” purchase of used helicopters by the Philippine National Police, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Saturday.Β  Continue reading “Senate May File Separate Charges vs Ex-FG and Company over Chopper Mess”

Arroyo Brothers Bungled ‘Another Rescue Job’

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Tuesday rebuffed on several fronts the claim of Negros Rep. Ignacio Arroyo Jr. that the helicopters supposedly sold forcibly to the Philippine National Police were not owned but β€œleased” by LTA Inc., the Arroyos’ family-owned company.Β  Continue reading “Arroyo Brothers Bungled ‘Another Rescue Job’”

Lacson Cautions Robredo, PNP: Don’t Leave Out Bigger Characters in PNP Chopper Acquisitions

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Wednesday cautioned Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo and the Philippine National Police against leaving out the bigger fish in the lopsided P104.9-million purchase of police helicopters in 2009.Β  Continue reading “Lacson Cautions Robredo, PNP: Don’t Leave Out Bigger Characters in PNP Chopper Acquisitions”

Arroyos’ Used Choppers Sold to PNP in 2009

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson disclosed Tuesday that he obtained documents indicating that the Arroyos were the former owners of the helicopters β€œforcibly” sold and priced as brand-new to the Philippine National Police for P105 million in 2009.Β  Continue reading “Arroyos’ Used Choppers Sold to PNP in 2009”

Lacson Initiates Probe on P105-M PNP Chopper Purchase

The Senate is set to look into alleged misrepresentations in the P105-million purchase of light operational helicopters by the Philippine National Police in 2009 for its elite Special Action Force (SAF) unit.Β  Continue reading “Lacson Initiates Probe on P105-M PNP Chopper Purchase”