Tag: Constitution

Lacson: AFP owes allegiance to Filipino people

Amid the laws passed for the benefit of its members, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should maintain its allegiance to the Philippine Constitution and to the Filipino people.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this as he said the measures providing for the AFP’s modernization are the work of the Senate as an institution representing the people.

“More than who authored the bills, the members of the AFP can best show their appreciation by serving the country and the Filipino people,” said Lacson, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1971.

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πŸ“° Proposals to change 1987 Constitution as good as dead in Senate, Lacson says [Manila Bulletin]


From the Manila Bulletin:Β 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.Β  Continue reading “πŸ“° Proposals to change 1987 Constitution as good as dead in Senate, Lacson says [Manila Bulletin]”

On the Draft Federal Constitution’s Provision for a ‘Transition President’

The proposed draft charter is not about one person, or for those opposing and supporting it. Neither is it about us in this present generation.

Therefore, when it is transmitted to Congress, we must base our decision on what should serve best the interest of future generations of Filipinos.

In fact, that should be our first and only consideration.


Interview on DWIZ | July 7, 2018

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– COA report that Office of the President’s confidential/intel funds up 350% from 2016
– killing of Mayor Antonio Halili
– peace talks with CPP-NPA-NDF
– proposed amendments to the Constitution

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Interview on ANC | March 12, 2018

In an interview on ANC, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– safeguards vs possible abuse of subpoenas issued by CIDG
– possible impeachment trial of CJ Sereno
– moves to amend the 1987 Constitution

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#PingTweets: 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…”


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

Interview on DWIZ | Jan. 13, 2018

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– Constituent assembly
– Prospective timetable for amending the Constitution

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On Reported Scenarios Involving Charter Change

The opposition need not invent the best antidote to Charter change. No less than the two leaders of both houses of Congress have started campaigning against it, albeit subliminally.

Floating a no-el and term extension scenario, as recent history would suggest, won’t help their advocacy to shift to a federal form of government, inevitably via an amendment of the Constitution.


Related:Β On floating ‘no-el’ and term extension scenarios

On Ex-Commissioner Faeldon’s Reported Call for a Review of Legislative Immunity

This Faeldon never ceases to amuse me. After displaying ignorance of the provisions of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines imposing zero tariff on cement importation to the Philippines from another ASEAN country under AFTA, he is now calling for a review of the legislative immunity granted to the senators and congressmen, not understanding that it is a constitutional provision which says, “No Member shall be questioned nor be held liable in any other place for any speech or debate in the Congress or in any committee thereof.” (Sec 11, Art VI)