Tag: killings

Kapihan sa Senado forum | Nov. 15, 2018

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– return of the Balangiga Bells from the US to PH
– portrayal of PNP leadership in ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’
– suspension of excise tax on fuel products in 2019
– President Duterte’s supposed ‘power nap’ at the ASEAN Summit
– possible arrest of former First Lady Imelda Marcos
– bringing down VAT and cutting the number of exemptions
– possible Senate inquiry into recent killing of local executives
– rogue cops abusing their authority amid a pay raise starting January 2019
– prospective third telco
– DICT leadership change
– legislation transferring training of police recruits from PPSC to PNP
– ‘rampant corruption’ at Customs
– possible extension of martial law in Mindanao

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#PingTweets: On the two faces of devaluation

Kapihan sa Senado forum | July 5, 2018

At the Kapihan sa Senado forum,Β 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

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#PingSays: On addressing loose firearms, anti-jueteng ops, Charter change | July 4, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– need for PNP to be stricter vs loose firearms
– recent killings of local officials
– anti-jueteng operations
– proposed amendments to the Constitution by the consultative committee

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πŸ“° Loose firearms are a big problem [Manila Standard]

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From Emil Jurado’s column in theΒ Manila Standard:Β 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.Β  Continue reading “πŸ“° Loose firearms are a big problem [Manila Standard]”

On the Killing of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili

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.

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#PingTweets: On the ICC’s preliminary examination of President Duterte’s anti-drug war

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#PingSays: On testimonies of witnesses in recent killings, Anti-Wiretapping Law | Oct. 2, 2017

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Testimonies of witnesses in recent killings
– Anti-Wiretapping Law

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Sen. Lacson Presides over the Hearing on Recent Killings, Including that of Kian delos Santos

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Agenda and Guest List for the Senate Hearing on Killings, Including that of Kian delos Santos

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