Tag: dole-out

Data is Key: Flattening the Curve, Preventing a Recession, and Aiding the Poor

It is a most difficult decision to strike a balance between flattening the curve of COVID-19 and the looming economic recession due to a wide swath of business inactivity.

Thus, it is better left to those who have almost unlimited access to all the relevant data to decide which is the best course of action to take moving forward.

Having said that, I am sure that if Congress is provided with all those data, we can help in the policy direction.

On the other hand, there is no perfect system of distribution of aid considering the number of families involved in the cash dole-out, further complicated by a less efficient database due to the late implementation of the National ID system.

Just as intelligence information can spell the difference between success and failure in my previous life in intelligence and law enforcement work, data is the key for our policy makers to make the right decisions at this critical time.


Interview on DZBB | Jan. 21, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– BRAVE bill as alternative measure to empower LGUs if Charter change cannot push through
– Senate unity on Charter change issue
– removal of height requirement in the PNP

Lacson files LGU-empowering budget reform bill to achieve inclusive growth
LGU, direktang dadaluyan ng pondo sa panukala ni Ping

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DZBB | Jan. 21, 2018”

Lacson: Palace ‘Shopping Ban,’ Dole-Out Subsidies Betray Headless Economic Strategy

By doling out subsidies one week and imposing a “ban” on shopping due to inflation the next, Malacañang has just betrayed its headless economic strategy to cope with rising costs of living, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Monday.  Continue reading “Lacson: Palace ‘Shopping Ban,’ Dole-Out Subsidies Betray Headless Economic Strategy”