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”
From Politiko: Unreasonable remarks, along with signs of prejudgment by Sen. Richard Gordon, have prompted Sen. Panfilo Lacson to not sign the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee “report”on the Dengvaxia scandal. Continue reading “🌐 Lacson not signing Gordon’s Dengvaxia report [Politiko]”
It is the responsibility of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, as well as all law-abiding citizens of this country, to protect former President Aquino and all those placed under the liquidation list of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) who, by any definition, are enemies of the state.
Having said that, there is only one duly constituted authority that can mete out any form of penalty against anybody found violating the laws of the land, and that is a court of law of the Republic of the Philippines. Anybody else is unauthorized and therefore illegal.
Hence, they should be made criminally liable if and when they perform such criminal act.
Considering the enormous problems inherited by President Aquino from Mrs. Arroyo last year, I would be prudent enough to wait for another year to judge him as our country’s leader.
In the meantime, I will remain optimistic mainly because he is one leader who is honest and full of integrity, which to me are good enough as foundation to propel the country towards the direction that we all desire.
I would rather congratulate President Aquino for his efforts to rebuild the country from the crumbs – if any – that Mrs. Arroyo and her band of thieves left when they stepped down from power.
Few have contributed so much for the democratic space Filipinos now possess. Let us all pray for the turnaround of Cory’s condition and her recovery.
Now that the institutions of that democracy have been weakened by continuous and continuing assaults by the powers that be, all the more does the nation need her uncompromising faith in democracy and her unflinching advocacy for good governance.