Tag: Customs

Kapihan sa Senado forum | Nov. 15, 2018

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– return of the Balangiga Bells from the US to PH
– portrayal of PNP leadership in ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’
– suspension of excise tax on fuel products in 2019
– President Duterte’s supposed ‘power nap’ at the ASEAN Summit
– possible arrest of former First Lady Imelda Marcos
– bringing down VAT and cutting the number of exemptions
– possible Senate inquiry into recent killing of local executives
– rogue cops abusing their authority amid a pay raise starting January 2019
– prospective third telco
– DICT leadership change
– legislation transferring training of police recruits from PPSC to PNP
– ‘rampant corruption’ at Customs
– possible extension of martial law in Mindanao

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📰 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.  Continue reading “📰 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 60’s, some young, idealistic AFP officers were put in charge of the BOC operations. They learned fast, they couldn’t be bribed or intimidated. The smugglers used equally young, beautiful women to influence them.  The rest is history we don’t want to remember,” pagsisiwalat ni Lacson.

Related: 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 60’s, some young, idealistic AFP officers were put in charge of the BOC operations. They learned fast, they couldn’t be bribed or intimidated. The smugglers used equally young, beautiful women to influence them. The rest is history we don’t want to remember,” Lacson said in a post on his Twitter account.

Related: 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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Ping: Na-promote at na-demote si Lapeña; Guerrero dapat magpakitang-gilas sa BOC

Promosyon pero demosyon.

Ito ang pagsasalarawan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa pagkakatalaga kay dating Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña bilang pinuno ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), matapos ang kontrobersiyal na pagkakalusot ng tone-toneladang shabu.

Sinabi ni Lacson na bagama’t promosyon mula sa BOC ang bagong posisyon ni Lapeña bilang pinuno ng TESDA na tinuturing na Cabinet post, ito ay demosyon sa ibang aspeto.

“It may well be a promotion in rank and position, but definitely a demotion in trust and confidence,” ani Lacson.

Related: Lacson: Incoming BOC Chief Has Big Boots to Fill
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Lacson: Incoming BOC Chief Has Big Boots to Fill

Newly appointed Bureau of Customs Commissioner Leonardo Rey Guerrero will have big boots to fill as he replaces the newly “promoted” Isidro Lapeña, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Friday.

But Lacson also noted that while Lapeña was promoted in rank and position, his transfer to a new post may well be a demotion in trust and confidence.

“It may well be a promotion in rank and position, but definitely a demotion in trust and confidence. It’s a pity because save for the big shabu shipment that got away, apparently due to collusion between the drug syndicate and some low-level Customs officials, former Commissioner Lapeña was doing a good job proven by consistently exceeding the Bureau’s target collections,” Lacson said.

“Having said that, the President has once again shown zero tolerance as far as his war on drugs is concerned,” he added.

Related: Ping: Na-promote at na-demote si Lapeña; Guerrero dapat magpakitang-gilas sa BOC
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Lacson to PDEA, DDB: Refocus your efforts vs ‘big fish’

With law enforcers proving themselves capable of going after street peddlers, it is high time for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Dangerous Drugs Board to go after the so-called big fish.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson stressed this on Tuesday as he cited the need for stricter coordination at the upper levels against the entry of illegal drugs into the country.

“You have to refocus because the police are now capable of going after street peddlers. You have to concentrate on those at the higher levels,” he said at the Senate hearing on the budgets of the two agencies for 2019.

Related: Ping: Pulis sa pusher, PDEA/DDB sa bigtime drug trader
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Ping: Pulis sa pusher, PDEA/DDB sa bigtime drug trader

Bahala na ang mga pulis sa mga nagtutulak ng droga sa kalye; ang mga malalaking supplier ang atupagin ninyo.

Ito ang naging mensahe ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa mga pinuno ng Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) at Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) sa pagdinig ng Senado sa panukalang gastusin ng dalawang ahensiya para sa susunod na taon.

Si Lacson ang chairman ng sub-committee ng Senate Committee on Finance na nagsagawa ng pagdinig sa panukalang gastusin ng mga naturang ahensiya para sa taong 2019.

Related: Lacson to PDEA, DDB: Refocus your efforts vs ‘big fish’
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#PingTweets: On floods and smuggled shabu

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