Tag: Juan Ponce Enrile

REFORMING THE MUP PENSION SYSTEM: A Position Paper of PMA Class of 1971, Inc.

This position paper is an offshoot of the pronouncement of Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Benjamin Diokno on March 28, 2023 about the Marcos administration’s intent to overhaul the pension system of the military and uniformed personnel (MUP).

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On Former Senate President Enrile’s Inputs on the WPS Issue

I agree with former Senate President Enrile: We should not abandon whatever dealings or negotiations with China are underway or in the pipeline as we speak. Diplomacy should be our first, if not best, option.

But neither should we disregard other options available, not only to finally resolve the West Philippine Sea issue but to provide the balance of power in the Indo-Pacific region.

As I have repeatedly suggested, we should build stronger alliances with other militarily powerful and capable countries who may be willing to help our cause as it would also advance their own national interests if they maintain their presence alongside our naval assets in the vicinity of the WPS.

That said, it bears repeating that the initiative should come from a united Filipino people with a united standnot the continued bickering that only the Chinese government will applaud.


Interview on ANC | March 12, 2018

In an interview on ANC, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– safeguards vs possible abuse of subpoenas issued by CIDG
– possible impeachment trial of CJ Sereno
– moves to amend the 1987 Constitution

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Oust-JPE Move Pure Hogwash

Pure hogwash. This was how Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson on Saturday described alleged moves to oust Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile from the Senate presidency.  Continue reading “Oust-JPE Move Pure Hogwash”