Tag: corruption

πŸ“° Get rid of pork barrel – Lacson [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin:Β Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said the President should use his influence to force Congress leaders to adhere to the existing jurisprudence outlawing pork barrel, β€œwhich is still evident among selected members of Congress.”

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Interview on DZBB | July 1, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– dialogue between President Duterte and Catholic Church leaders
– continued support for President Duterte; adjustments his administration can make in the next 4 years
– more crime prevention, police visibility needed
– need to reassess the economy, including external factors
– consistency and having only one standard in fighting corruption
– continued jueteng operations
– localized peace talks with CPP-NPA-NDF
– fighting terrorist groups
– developments in the West Philippine Sea

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Authorities duty-bound to enforce law vs jueteng, illegal gambling

Authorities, including the Philippine National Police, are duty-bound to enforce the law against illegal gambling, including jueteng.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this Friday as he noted Republic Act 9287 outlaws such illegal activities.

“There is an existing law declaring jueteng, among other forms of gambling as illegal, and it is not exempt from being pursued by law enforcement authorities. It also breeds corruption among law enforcement agencies,” said Lacson, who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001.

Besides, he warned even pausing anti-jueteng operations could be “risky and addicting” for police officials who may get offers from jueteng operators.Β  Continue reading “Authorities duty-bound to enforce law vs jueteng, illegal gambling”

On graft accusations vs former President Aquino

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Dreams and the Right Direction

Speech Before the 39th Collegiate Commencement Exercises
Masbate Colleges

First of all, please allow me to thank you all for inviting me to the 39th Collegiate Commencement Exercises of the Masbate Colleges.Β  Continue reading “Dreams and the Right Direction”

Living Without Pork

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Nasyonalismo at Demokrasyang Pilipino: Paninindigan at Kapangyarihan ng Mamamayan

Ikalawang Kongreso ng Masa, People’s Movement Against Poverty (PMAP)
UP SOLAIR, Diliman, Quezon City

Bago ang lahat, binabati ko ang mga pinuno at kasapi ng PMAP sa matagumpay na pagdaraos ng inyong Ikalawang Kongreso ng Masa ng isang maalab at mapayapang pagbati.Β  Continue reading “Nasyonalismo at Demokrasyang Pilipino: Paninindigan at Kapangyarihan ng Mamamayan”

Public Service, Public Security

Speech Before USA Student Council of Iloilo, Iloilo City

Last October 23, I had the opportunity to address the newly-organized confederation of student leaders from our state colleges and universities. I saw something common to all of them. It was the driving force to lead.Β  Continue reading “Public Service, Public Security”

National Security

Speech Before the Rotary Club of Downtown Batangas

It always feels good to be with my fellow Rotarians. Even though I have not been as active when I was in Cebu, the saying goes perpetual right: Once a Rotarian, always a Rotarian.Β  Continue reading “National Security”