Tag: corruption

๐Ÿ“ฐ Special Report: Wasteful projects traced to kickbacks [Inquirer]

From the Inquirer: According to Sen. Panfilo Lacson, one of the new manifestations of pork in the budget (is) where contractors shortchange taxpayers by using low-grade materials for infrastructure projects, while gifting agency officials and lawmakers with huge commissions in exchange for the contracts.
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๐Ÿ“ฐ Editorial: Exemplary leadership [People’s Journal]

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From People’s Journal: Lacson practiced leadership by example when he headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001. Under his watch, the PNP became disciplined and efficient. This in turn earned Lacson and the PNP high approval marks from the public. “It is second to none. There is no substitute to it that I know of,” Lacson said of the principle of leadership by example.ย  Continue reading “๐Ÿ“ฐ Editorial: Exemplary leadership [People’s Journal]”

Ping: Mga Militar sa BOC, Huwag na Sana Matukso

Huwag lang lapitan ng mga mapanukso.

Ito ang naging pahayag ni Senador at dating Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Panfilo Lacson kaugnay sa mistulang pagtatalaga ng mga nasa hanay ng militar sa Bureau of Customs (BOC), makaraan ang eskandalo sa naipuslit na shabu.

Sa kanyang Twitter post, binanggit ni Lacson na noong dekada 1960, dati nang napangasiwaan ng militar ang BOC at naging maayos umano ang operasyon nito dahil hindi umubra ang mga tangkang panunuhol ng mga smugglers.

Nagkaaberya lamang umano ang operasyon ng ahensiya sa naturang dekada matapos na gumamit ng mga naggagandahang mga kababaihan ang mga nakikipagtransaksiyon sa mga ahensiya.

“In the early 60โ€™s, some young, idealistic AFP officers were put in charge of the BOC operations. They learned fast, they couldnโ€™t be bribed or intimidated. The smugglers used equally young, beautiful women to influence them.ย ย The rest is history we donโ€™t want to remember,” pagsisiwalat ni Lacson.

Related:ย Lacson Cites Three-Pronged Solution vs Corruption at Customs
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Lacson Cites Three-Pronged Solution vs Corruption at Customs

Learn from history, establish a focused counter-intelligence system to curb corruption, and prioritize leadership by example.

These can help the Bureau of Customs curb corruption without having to tap officers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Monday.

Lacson, a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1971, cited a lesson from the 1960s showing the use of idealistic AFP officers to run the BOC did not work, after the smuggling rings used women to sway them.

“In the early 60โ€™s, some young, idealistic AFP officers were put in charge of the BOC operations. They learned fast, they couldnโ€™t be bribed or intimidated. The smugglers used equally young, beautiful women to influence them. The rest is history we donโ€™t want to remember,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account.

Related:ย Ping: Mga Militar sa BOC, Huwag na Sana Matukso
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#PingTweets: On the reported plan to tap AFP to stop corruption at BOC

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#PingTweets: On Philippine crocodiles

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#PingTweets: On the Commission on Audit’s efforts vs corruption

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#PingTweets: On COA reports indicating possible corruption

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๐Ÿ“ฐ Get rid of pork barrel โ€“ Lacson [Manila Bulletin]

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

Related:
On the Duterte administration’s first 2 years

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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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