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On the Passing of Senator Aquilino β€˜Nene’ Pimentel, Jr.

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I will always remember Sen. Nene as my first Senate minority leader who called my attention to respond to the massive vitriolic attacks on my honor and dignity as a newly elected senator in 2001.

That was my first baptism of dirty politics as the newly installed administration under then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo unleashed Angelo ‘Ador’ Mawanay and several other peddlers of lies and black propaganda to portray me as the biggest narco-politician, money launderer and criminal offender that ever set foot in the halls of Congress.

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Fake News, Ibasura! Ping: Pinadagdagan Ko ang Pondo Para sa mga Beterano sa 2019 Badyet, Hindi Pinakaltasan

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Fake news ang ipinapakalat na balitang tinapyasan ang pondo para sa pensyon ng beterano sa 2019 budget, kung saan isinulong ni Senador Panfilo Lacson ang P15,000 na karagdagang benepisyo kada beterano.

Ito ay binigyang-diin ni Lacson bilang tugon sa mga kongresistang nagsasabing nahagip ng ginawang pagtapyas ng Senado sa 2019 budget ang pondo para sa pensiyon ng mga beterano.

Una nang natukoy sa mga ulat na binanggit ni House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rolando Andaya Jr. na maraming pondo na ginalaw ang Senado sa 2019 budget at tinamaan umano ang Pension and Gratuity Fund para sa mga beterano.

Dahil dito, nakakatanggap na ng tawag ang tanggapan ni Lacson mula sa mga nagtatanong kung totoong isinulong niya ang pagtapyas sa pondo para sa kanilang pensyon.

Related: Beware of Fake News! Lacson Assures No Cut in Pension
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Beware of Fake News! Lacson Assures No Cut in Pension

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Retired military and uniformed personnel need not worry about alleged cuts in their pension this year, as there is no truth to claims that the Senate has slashed the budget for it.

Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson gave this assurance on Wednesday, noting he even sought an increase in the Pension and Gratuity Fund in the P3.757-trillion proposed budget for 2019.

“Our retired military and uniformed personnel will get the much-deserved increase in their pension retroactively, once President Rodrigo Duterte signs the budget bill into law,” Lacson said.

Related: Fake News, Ibasura! Ping: Pinadagdagan Ko ang Pondo Para sa mga Beterano sa 2019 Badyet, Hindi Pinakaltasan
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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 fromΒ 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…Β  Continue reading “Interview on DZBB | April 22, 2018”

πŸ“° Lacson: I Was a Victim of Fake News 17 Years Ago [Inquirer]

From the Inquirer:Β “I was a victim of fake news for the longest time in the past,” the senator lamented in a recent tweet. “The two original sources have since retracted their statements under oath, even apologized,” he said. “I’m still waiting for those who spread those false information to show decency and some sense of responsibility to the public,” he added.

Related:
On the public apology issued by former ISAFP chief Victor Corpus
On being a victim of fake news
Privilege Speech: In Defense of Dignity (2001)

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On being a victim of fake news

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I have been demonized without notice. I have been sent to hell without trial.” – Sen. Lacson on the fake news spread against him in 2001

The #Usaping Katotohanan section of this website seeks to set the record straight on fake news and other lies against Sen. Lacson. You may access it at:
* #Usaping Katotohanan: Bust the Lies! (English)
* #Usaping Katotohanan: Ituwid ang Mali! (Tagalog)

Her Greatest Enemy: Herself

Speech before the Philippine Councilors League (Region 2)
Cauayan City, Isabela

First of all, let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Differences notwithstanding, we all will celebrate a Merry Christmas the way we used to. Doubts notwithstanding, we all will welcome the New Year of 2003 into our hearts and dreams.Β  Continue reading “Her Greatest Enemy: Herself”

Current Challenges

Speech before the Philippine Councilors League (Bohol Chapter)
Bohol Tropics Resort Hotel, Tagbilaran City

First of all, I would like to thank all of you for your very kind invitation. This is my first time to address your Chapter. I understand you represent all of Bohol’s 47 towns and Tagbilaran City. I am profoundly grateful. Indeed, I really am.Β  Continue reading “Current Challenges”

Peace and Order: The Key to Sustainable Foreign Investments in the Philippines

Speech Before the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City

First of all, I would like to thank all of you – most specially Chair ROSALINDA D. EVANGELISTA – for your very kind invitation. Likewise, let me take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Come hell or high water, we all will celebrate a merry Christmas. We all will welcome with hope the New Year of 2003.Β  Continue reading “Peace and Order: The Key to Sustainable Foreign Investments in the Philippines”

The Lions in Service

Speech Before the Manila Regency Lions Club

Every anniversary is always an occasion for jubilation. When that anniversary means 30 years of service and commitment – such as your anniversary today – then the world must pause and take notice. Let me, then pause and greet the Manila Regency Lions Club a Very Happy 30th Anniversary!Β  Continue reading “The Lions in Service”