Sen. Lacson visited Pag-Asa Island in the West Philippine Sea on Nov. 20, 2021, in his capacity as chairman of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security. He learned firsthand the plight of residents there and the bullying by China.
The Chair welcomes everyone present in the joint public hearing of the Joint Committee to discuss several proposed measures that seek to rationalize and establish reforms in order to create a fair, sustainable and clear mechanism for the pensions of MUP and other related matters.
Distinguished colleagues who are present this morning, and guests convened today physically and virtually to find the need to address critical concerns which if not managed immediately would mean dire consequences in the financial welfare of our country. I speak of the ballooning pension requirements of our MUP which we fear may no longer be sustained by our scarce government resources in the coming years.
Certainly, it is high time we created a standalone special fund so that we may deter the inevitable fiscal disaster of draining the public coffers attributed to the bloating pension requirements of our uniformed retirees which up to this very moment completely rely on the national budget.
In the 18th Congress, Sen. Lacson is chairman of the Senate Committees on:
1. Defense and National Security
He is vice chairman of the following Senate committees:
1. Electoral Reforms
2. Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes
3. Justice and Human Rights
4. Public Order and Dangerous Drugs
5. Games and Amusement
7. Public Services
He is a member of the Senate committees on:
2. Health and Demography
3. Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement
4. Local Government
6. Foreign Relations
7. Basic Education, Arts and Culture
8. Higher and Technical Education
9. Labor, Employment and Human Resource Development
10. Agriculture and Food
11. Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon)
12. Public Information and Mass Media
13. Public Works
14. Ethics and Privileges
15. Climate Change
16. Ways and Means