Tag: DILG

📰 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

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DZBB | April 22, 2018”

🌐 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

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DZBB | March 11, 2018”

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’
Ping: i-upgrade na ang batas vs kalamidad

Statement on the Passing of DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo

A sad day for Filipinos. I will always remember and be thankful to Sec. Jesse Robredo for personally albeit quietly helping me during my difficult time while in hiding.

Not known to all, he tried his level best to convince DOJ Sec. de Lima to comply with the Court of Appeals decision reversing the Manila Regional Trial Court’s probable cause ruling against me.

He was so real and natural as a person in dealing with people, close friends or not.

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Lacson Pushes for NBI, BI Budget Increase

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson on Wednesday moved to augment the budget of the Bureau of Immigration and the National Bureau of Investigation in an effort to boost its law enforcement assets and capabilities.  Continue reading “Lacson Pushes for NBI, BI Budget Increase”

Lacson to DILG: Account for P568.1-M for Non-Working ‘117’ Call Centers

Bewailing that many of them have been denied the benefits they earned after years of duty, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson made a fresh appeal Tuesday for the release of funds for the pension of retired policemen and firefighters.  Continue reading “Lacson to DILG: Account for P568.1-M for Non-Working ‘117’ Call Centers”