Tag: committee hearings

#PingSays: On irregularities surrounding the withholding of PNP-SAF personnel’s allowances | May 22, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on possible irregularities involving the withheld allowances for PNP-SAF personnel.

Related:ย Senate Hearing on the Withholding of SAF Personnelโ€™s Allowances

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#PingSays: On Cabinet walkouts and Philippines becoming a province of China | Feb. 20, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– President Duterte’s reported statement he will let Cabinet members walk out of congressional hearings if they feel disrespected
– President Duterte’s reported joke of making Philippines a province of China

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#PingSays: At the hearing on issues surrounding the PCSO | Feb. 12, 2018

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Senate Accounts Committee Hearing on the Senate Institute on Legislative Studies and Training Center

Sen. Lacson chairs the Senate Accounts Committee hearing on Senate Resolution 287, establishing theย Senate Institute on Legislative Studies and Training Center.

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Sen. Lacson’s preliminary statement at the hearing:

My mother used to tell me during my younger years to value education like no other. In order to remain competitive in this modern world, there is definitely a need to think new and do new. An economist, Ben Bernanke, once stated: โ€œResearch itself provides an important long-run perspective of the issues that we face on a day-to-day basis.โ€

It is for this reason that we are all gathered this morning to deliberate Senate Resolution 287, which seeks to establish the Senate Institute on Legislative Studies and Training Center (SILSTC) – probably pwede natin tawagin for brevity, Senate Institute – filed by no less than our Senate President, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III.

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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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Hearing on the National ID System

Sen. Ping Lacson: We intend to pass this bill maybe first quarter of next year because we consider this as a landmark legislation.”

(Video courtesy: Senate’s YouTube feed)

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Excerpts from Sen. Lacson’s Opening Statement:

This is a hearing on several bills pending in the Senate (and) this is the first public hearing. The House of Representatives has approved on third reading the same legislation. So we intend to pass this bill maybe first quarter of next year because we consider this as a landmark legislation.

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Advisory: Senate Hearing on the Fatal Hazing of ‘Atio’ Castillo III Moved to Wednesday, Oct. 18

The hearing on the fatal hazing of law student Horacio ‘Atio’ Castillo III has been moved to Wednesday, Oct. 18. This is due to the suspension of work at the Senate on Monday, Oct. 16 because of a scheduled transport strike. Thank you.

Following is the advisory from the Senate regarding the suspension of work on Monday:

Sa ika-5 ng Setyembre ang susunod na pagdinig sa insidente kung saan napatay si Kian Loyd delos Santos

Pagdinig Tungkol sa Operasyon Laban sa Iligal na Droga, kung saan Napatay si Kian delos Santos

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On Senate Committee Hearings

Once a resolution or bill is referred to more than one committee, there is no such thing as separate committee hearings. The committees always conduct the hearings together, no matter how diverse and opposing the views of the chairs and members of the committees concerned.

Having said that, I don’t know what Sen de Lima is talking about in this regard. The referral says her committee is the lead or primary committee so she will call the shots in this case. I will attend the hearings as called and I hope the members of both the Justice and Human Rights and Public Order and Dangerous Drugs committees will also attend and contribute to whatever logical output as will be contained in the committee report.

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