Voting 19-0, the Senate approves Senate Bill 1898 on third reading. SB 1898, sponsored by Sen. Lacson, seeks to transfer to the PNP the authority and responsibility of training police recruits.
Sen. Lacson’s Sponsorship Speech for Senate Bill 1898
At a Glance: SB 1898, Placing the Training of Police Recruits Under the PNP
SB 1898 breezes through the period of interpellation in the Senate
From People’s Tonight: Like other peace-loving and well-meaning Filipinos, we hope members of Congress – senators and congressmen – will cross party lines to ensure the passage of the proposed legislation. Continue reading “📰 Editorial: Reforming the PNP [People’s Tonight]”
In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Possible pork in the 2019 budget
– SB 1898, transferring police recruits’ training to PNP
Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “Interview on DZMM | Aug. 17, 2018”
From the Inquirer: Sen. Lacson advised PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde to “sustain” the police’s internal cleansing program, or else it would go to waste as scalawags will again prevail. Continue reading “📰 Lacson: PNP internal cleansing ‘on the right track’ [Inquirer]”
From the Manila Bulletin: “In line with the continued efforts of the PNP to reform and modernize, we are thankful to Senator Panfilo M. Lacson for filing SB 1898, which when passed into law, shall vest the PNP with full responsibility and accountability in training and honing our new recruits and personnel as they prepare to enter the police service,” said Albayalde in a media briefing. Continue reading “📰 Albayalde thanks Lacson for bill giving PNP full authority in training recruits [Manila Bulletin]”
From Tempo: “To pinpoint responsibility and accountability in the recruitment and training of police officers, the responsibility of training new recruits should go to the PNP,” Lacson said. Continue reading “📰 Lacson wants training of cops back to PNP [Tempo]”
In his media briefing on Aug. 13, 2018, PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde thanked Sen. Lacson for Senate Bill 1898, which gives the PNP full responsibility and accountability for training police recruits. Video courtesy: PNP Facebook page
“In line with the continued efforts of the PNP to reform and modernize, we are thankful to Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson for filing SB 1898, which when passed into law, shall vest the PNP with full responsibility and accountability in training and honing our new recruits and personnel as they prepare to enter the police service.
“The PNP has long been appealing to our legislators for Congress to revisit the law. It is high time the PNP take full responsibility in training our own personnel.
“Each year the PNP is authorized by Napolcom to recruit an average of 10,000 personnel to replenish the ranks of personnel separated due to retirement and attrition.”