Tag: DILG

#PingSays: Senators’ unity vs pork, ‘M-I-A’ mayors, Bato in politics | Sept. 19, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– pork in the 2019 budget
– fate of ‘missing-in-action’ mayors in Ompong-hit areas
– Bato dela Rosa’s prospective entry into politics

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “#PingSays: Senators’ unity vs pork, ‘M-I-A’ mayors, Bato in politics | Sept. 19, 2018”

Sponsorship Speech: Committee Report on Senate Bill 1898 (Transferring Police Recruits’ Training to PNP)

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Mr. President, at the outset, let me state here and now: there is something unique in this piece of legislation. There are two most unlikely people in the world to become one and united in pushing for its immediate passage: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, the principal author; and President Rodrigo Duterte, who personally conveyed through the Senate President, Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and the chairman of the House Committee on Public Order, Rep. Romeo Acop, that I give priority in sponsoring this measure. For a moment Mr. President, I toyed with the idea to have this picture PhotoShopped parang magka-holding hands sila, pero baka pareho sila magalit at mademanda pa ako.

It may be worth mentioning that Congressman Acop agreed to adopt the Senate version once we approve it on third reading.

For these reasons and more, it may be enough to just go through the motion of having this bill approved on second reading the soonest possible time.

Related: At a Glance: Senate Bill 1898, Placing the Training of Police Recruits Under the PNP
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Read: Senate Bill 1869, An Act Providing for the Rank Classification in the PNP

Senate Bill 1869, which amends Section 28 of RA 6975, aims to eliminate public confusion on PNP terminologies and to bring the police force closer to the populace.

Furthermore, this bill seeks to promote interoperability between police officers and equivalent military officers in the field, which in turn could enhance joint PNP-AFP internal security operations, counter-terrorism operation, and operations against threats to national security.

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📰 New ‘Racket’ in Boracay: Local execs exploiting ‘no ID, no entry’ policy? [Panay News]

From Panay News: Sen. Lacson said his information is based on the “spontaneous reaction of a friend who was being told he should cough up P400,000 for IDs that he was requesting for his staff and employees based and housed in Boracay.” Continue reading “📰 New ‘Racket’ in Boracay: Local execs exploiting ‘no ID, no entry’ policy? [Panay News]”

Counter-intelligence at entrapment, tugon sa Boracay ‘raket’

“Trabaho ng DILG yan mag-counter-intelligence sila roon. Kung kinakailangan, magsagawa sila ng entrapment operation.” – Sen. Lacson on the reported ‘racket’ of some barangay officials asking hefty sums for non-residents’ IDs in Boracay

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Related:
Ping exposes scam in Boracay ID issuance
Beautiful Boracay threatened by ‘ugly’ extortion

🌐 Lacson urges DILG to go after local officials taking advantage of closure order on Boracay [Manila Bulletin]

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From Manila Bulletin: Lacson said he discovered that some local officials are asking P400,000 from businesses in exchange for IDs to non-local residents who are working in Boracay, now that there is a ‘no ID, no entry’ policy being enforced in the tourist spot.  Continue reading “🌐 Lacson urges DILG to go after local officials taking advantage of closure order on Boracay [Manila Bulletin]”

Interview on DZBB | April 22, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– challenges facing new PNP chief Albayalde and new BuCor chief dela Rosa
– criticisms vs anti-drug war from the US State Department and EU Parliament
– claims of ‘utang na loob’ and the Blue Ribbon report
– ‘extortion’ racket at Boracay
– update on National ID bill

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🌐 Ping: Duterte will be a hard act to follow [Politiko]

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From Politiko: Whoever succeeds President Rodrigo Duterte may become “boring” – if Duterte’s recent actions are any indication, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Friday.  Continue reading “🌐 Ping: Duterte will be a hard act to follow [Politiko]”

Interview on DZBB | March 11, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Safeguards vs abuse in the law restoring subpoena powers to the CIDG (RA 10973)
– Claim by a UN rights official that President Duterte needs to undergo psychiatric evaluation
– Pursuing legal action vs CPP-NPA ‘terrorists’
– ICC’s principle of complementarity
– PRRD telling PNP not to cooperate with UN probe
– Calls by the DILG not to vote for barangay election candidates involved in drugs

Related: BATAS NA! Measure restoring subpoena powers to PNP-CIDG signed into law

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Congressional Oversight Committee Hearing on the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act

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Sen. Lacson, whose resolution for a review of RA 10121 (Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010) was one of the grounds of the hearing, stressed the need for a separate agency to focus on dealing with disasters.
“This is an opportune time (to review the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act, because) the Philippines is third most risky in terms of disasters. It’s been eight years (since the law was passed). We have not reviewed (the law) as mandated under Republic Act 10121.”
“Even before I left the OPARR, ito ang naiwanan kong recommendation kay then President Aquino noon: It’s about time we created a separate agency even under the Office of the President para talagang may lead agency. Ngayon medyo sabog eh. Mahirap ang council-type na coordinative, tapos naka-integrate lang, puro monitoring ang mangyayari. There must be a separate lead agency who will take care and assume responsibility.”

Related:
Senate Resolution 10: Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act
Lacson pushes review of disaster management law to cope with ‘new normal’
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