Tag: former President Gloria Arroyo

Ping, May Buwelta vs Fake Witnesses

SB 28 False Testimony Act

Mas matalas na batas laban sa pagsisinungaling ang susi sa dumarami nang insidente sa korte at lehislatura sa kabila ng pagiging “under oath” ng mga pinagsasalita.

Ito ang nakikitang solusyon ni Senador Panfilo Lacson para matigil na ang pagkakalat ng mali at mapanirang impormasyon gaya ng ginawa nina Atty. Jude Sabio, Peter Joemel “Bikoy” Advincula, Rodney “Ninja Cop” Baloyo IV, Edgar Matobato, Arturo Lascañas, Cezar Mancao II at Mary “Rosebud” Ong.

“Naging tig-singkong duling na lang ang pagsisinungaling under oath sa Pilipinas. That is why there is a compelling need for a stronger perjury law,” banggit ni Lacson.

Related: Lacson Stresses Need for Heavier Penalties vs Lying Witnesses
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Lacson Stresses Need for Heavier Penalties vs Lying Witnesses

What do lawyer Jude Sabio, Peter Joemel “Bikoy” Advincula, Rodney “Ninja Cop” Baloyo IV, Edgar Matobato, Arturo Lascañas, Cezar Mancao II, and Mary “Rosebud” Ong have in common?

They are all reasons for the need for a stronger law that would impose heavier penalties on lying witnesses – including public officials and employees who may be behind them, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Wednesday.

Naging tig-singkong duling na lang ang pagsisinungaling under oath sa Pilipinas. That is why there is a compelling need for a stronger perjury law,” he said, stressing this is “a matter of punishing not personalities but the act of giving false testimony.”

Related: Ping, May Buwelta vs Fake Witnesses
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📰 From top cop to eagle eye [Manila Standard]

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From Lito Banayo’s columns in the Manila Standard: His stint as chief of the PNP was hailed by one and all, resulting in the police organization’s getting an all-time high trust rating. He stopped the everyday “kotong” which preyed on most everybody, from jeepney drivers to taxi drivers, to “viajeros” of food produce.

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On the Passing of Senator Aquilino ‘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’ Binawi ng Philippine Daily Inquirer; Ping Nagpasalamat

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Napatawad ko na kayo, maraming salamat sa pagtutuwid.

Ito ang tugon ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa paghingi ng paumanhin ng pahayagang Philippine Daily Inquirer sa pagsusulat ng maling balita tungkol sa kanya halos 20 taon na ang nakakalipas.

“Time heals, forgives. Thank you, Philippine Daily Inquirer for your humility and courage to admit I am not the person you said I was. Getting back my honor and dignity matters a lot to me. It is with equal humility that I accept your apology,” banggit ni Lacson sa kanyang Twitter account.

Related:
After Nearly 20 Years: Inquirer Apologizes for ‘Fake News’; Lacson Responds
Ex-ISAFP Chief Victor Corpus Apologizes to Sen. Lacson
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After Nearly 20 Years: Inquirer Apologizes for ‘Fake News’; Lacson Responds

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Finally, the truth.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer on Monday published an apology to Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson for several articles in 2001 that accused him of alleged misdeeds.

Lacson accepted the apology, thanking the Inquirer for its “humility and courage,” adding that getting back his honor and dignity means much to him.

“Time heals, forgives. Thank you, Philippine Daily Inquirer for your humility and courage to admit I am not the person you said I was. Getting back my honor and dignity matters a lot to me. It is with equal humility that I accept your apology,” Lacson said in a tweet.

Related:
‘Fake News’ Binawi ng Philippine Daily Inquirer; Ping Nagpasalamat
Ex-ISAFP Chief Victor Corpus Apologizes to Sen. Lacson
Continue reading “After Nearly 20 Years: Inquirer Apologizes for ‘Fake News’; Lacson Responds”

Interview on DZBB | Nov. 25, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– possible pork in the 2019 budget
– agreements signed by the Philippines and China
– confirmation hearing for DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr

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📰 Loathsome pork barrel [Malaya]

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From Malaya: The good senator will definitely be encountering stiff resistance in his efforts not only from House members but also from some pork barrel-loving senators. He will need strong and moral support from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong who is as determined as Lacson to stamp out corruption. Will Digong give it to him?  Continue reading “📰 Loathsome pork barrel [Malaya]”

📰 ‘ALL RIGHT, SIR, ALL RIGHT’: Lacson on making peace with GMA, winning without pork [Inquirer Sunday]

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From the Inquirer: Lacson said he had learned to adapt to his new environment as a civilian but also never wavered from the teachings taught to cadets at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).  Continue reading “📰 ‘ALL RIGHT, SIR, ALL RIGHT’: Lacson on making peace with GMA, winning without pork [Inquirer Sunday]”

#PingTweets: On possible pork for House members

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Related: Arroyo assures: No zero budget for any solon under my watch (ABS-CBN News)