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Speech Before the Rotary Club of Manila

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A crowd like this always evokes a strong feeling of sentimentality. Like most of you in this hall, I am certainly at the point in my life where I often turn my gaze back over the past and see if those years have really mattered β€” not only for myself, but for the people who have entrusted me a seat in public office, and for my country that has given me so much in my present life.

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In the Spirit of Transparency: Lacson Details Proposed Institutional Amendments in 2020 Budget

Sen. Lacson proposed institutional amendments to the P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020. These include added funding for landmark programs of the administration, such as the PhilSys (National ID) program, the Universal Health Program, and free tuition. He also sought to deduct funding from programs of agencies such as the DPWH and DoTr due to their underutilization of funds, and realign them to more worthwhile projects.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS…Β 
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Patas Dapat! Ping, Isinapubliko ang Institutional Amendments sa 2019 Budget

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Dapat walang itinatago sa publiko at klaro ang mga detalye ng paglalaanan ng pambansang gastusin ng pamahalaan.

Ito ang matapang na panuntunan ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa pagsapubliko ng kanyang institutional amendments sa 2019 national budget, na kasalukuyang tinatalakay ng bicameral conference committee.

“In the spirit of transparency, I instructed my staff to make public all my amendments in the 2019 national budget,” paglalahad ni Lacson sa kanyang Twitter account.

β€œI hope all proponents will do the same to remove all suspicions that the bicameral conference is a venue for sneaky horse trading among legislators,” dagdag ng mambabatas.

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In the Spirit of Transparency: Lacson Details Institutional Amendments to 2019 Budget
List: Institutional Amendments Proposed by Sen. Lacson in the 2019 Budget
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In the Spirit of Transparency: Lacson Details Institutional Amendments to 2019 Budget

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Citing the need for transparency, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson has made public the details of the institutional amendments he proposed in the P3.7-trillion national budget for 2019.

Lacson expressed hope other proponents of amendments to the budget will do the same, to remove speculations that the bicameral conference committee is a venue for “horse trading” and compromises among legislators.

“In the spirit of transparency, I instructed my staff to make public all my amendments in the 2019 national budget. I hope all proponents will do the same to remove all suspicions that the bicameral conference is a venue for sneaky horse trading among legislators,” he said in a post on his Twitter account.

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Patas Dapat! Ping, Isinapubliko ang Institutional Amendments sa 2019 Budget
List: Institutional Amendments Proposed by Sen. Lacson in the 2019 Budget
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At a Glance: Where P50.8 billion in unresolved right-of-way funds in the 2018 budget may be realigned

The Senate approved Sen. Lacson’s proposed realignments stemming from unresolved right-of-way funds in the 2018 budget. These are some of the programs that may be funded by the realignments.

 

Day 5: Senate Deliberations for the Proposed National Budget for 2018

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– with DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, Usec Alain Pascua and Asec Tonisito Umali; PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa; Senate President Koko Pimentel, and Senators Tito Sotto, JV Ejercito, Risa Hontiveros, Bam Aquino, Joel Villanueva, Manny Pacquiao, Richard Gordon, Migz Zubiri (some photos courtesy Henzberg Austria, Mark Jasmin)

Lacson Revives Probe of Error-Riddled Textbooks

No thanks to a haphazard β€œcorrective” measure, the country’s public elementary and high school students are ending up victims of a flawed procurement program that yielded error-riddled textbooks, not once but twice.Β  Continue reading “Lacson Revives Probe of Error-Riddled Textbooks”