At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Killing of Mayor Halili
– Criminals getting bolder despite anti-crime drive
– Need for PNP to clamp down on loose firearms
– irregularities surrounding PNP acquisition of Mahindra vehicles
– Inflation up to 5.2%
– TRAIN woes
– National ID bill update
– PRRD clarification he never ordered anti-jueteng operations stopped
Quotes from the interview…
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From Emil Jurado’s column in the Manila Standard: I join Senator Panfilo Lacson, former chief of the Philippine National Police, in urging the administration to go after loose firearms and the private armies that use them. Continue reading “📰 Loose firearms are a big problem [Manila Standard]”
The killing of priests, prosecutors, and former and incumbent local officials in broad daylight and in full view of the public may be suggestive of the impunity and brazenness of those responsible for such acts.
The Philippine National Police should feel challenged, if not taunted. And they must immediately consider stricter firearms control strategies before similar killings could reach ubiquitous levels.
Senate Bill 1611 fixes the validity period to own/carry firearms. It seeks to amend RA 10591, which was authored by Sen. Lacson and was enacted into law in 2013.
In the wake of recent heinous crimes involving firearms, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Monday sought to do away with the issuance of a Permit to Carry Firearms Outside Residence (PTCFOR) for civilians. Continue reading “Lacson Wants Firearms Restricted to Vaults, for Self-Defense”